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Stories in depth

Mary Myer’s Smallholding Diary – It’s Sheep Shearing Time

It’s sheep shearing time and Mary Myers reports from her smallholding at Wardour, where she chats with another sheep owner.

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Town Centre Flats Proposed For Supermarket Top Floor

The new owners of the Bell Street supermarket want to create five flats on the first floor of the building. The top storey had previously been used for supermarket offices.

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Soundscapes – Bumblebees In A Hollow Beech Trunk

Listen to the sounds of two species of bumblebees in a hollow beech trunk at Gutch Woods.

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Flooding Response Brings Out The Best Of Shaftesbury Spirit

The torrential rain yesterday afternoon disrupted parts of Shaftesbury. But it also brought out the best of the town’s community spirit.

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Future Shaftesbury Wildflower Verges Will Focus On Climate Emergency Rather Than Colour

Shaftesbury’s wildflower verge trial has changed Cllr Piers Brown’s opinion.

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Shaftesbury Town Councillors Are Costing Ratepayers Money With FOI Requests To Their Own Council

Staff at Shaftesbury Town Council are dealing with frequent Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from town councillors.

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You’re Never Too Old – Shaftesbury Potter Clare Copeley-Williams Starts Commercial Sales At 83

Shaftesbury potter and ceramist Clare Copeley-Williams has made a big decision – to sell her own work.

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Shaftesbury Sixth Former Gives Feedback To Young Person Consultation Plans

Earlier this summer, Alfred’s Dave Toulson spoke with Shaftesbury sixth-former Ellie Norman.

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St James’s Wildlife-Friendly Gardener Dirty Nails On Potato Blight

Wildlife-friendly gardener Dirty Nails offers tips and advice from his St James’s allotment.

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‘Years Of Uncertainty’ For Villagers Because Dorset Council ‘Offered’ The A50 For Dualling Study

Dorset Council will create ‘four years of uncertainty’ for anybody buying or selling a home along the A350 since they ‘offered up’ the route to the Highways Agency, so the...

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Shaftesbury Students Host Impressive Broadway Show Inside Big Top

At the weekend, students from Shaftesbury’s TLW Dance put on their tenth anniversary show. The event was delayed from 2020 because of last year’s covid restrictions.

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Shaftesbury Couple Thank Brain Injury Charity With Rowing Machine Fundraiser

There is a good reason why Luke Hicks wants to raise money for brain injury charity Headway.

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North Dorset Nature

North Dorset Nature – Episode 17

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages, presented by Dee Abbott. 

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North Dorset Nature – Episode 16

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages, presented by Dee Abbott. 

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North Dorset Nature – Episode 15

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages.  On this week’s show:

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Hilltop History

Hilltop History – Episode 8

Listen to episode 8 of Alfred’s weekly ‘Hilltop History’ show, presented by Elaine Barratt.

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Hilltop History – Episode 7

Listen to episode 7 of Alfred’s weekly ‘Hilltop History’ show, presented by Ann Taylor.

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Hilltop History – Episode 6

Listen to episode 6 of Alfred’s weekly ‘Hilltop History’ show, presented by Elaine Barratt.

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ALFRED RADIO IS COMING TO SHAFTESBURY!

Ofcom has awarded Alfred an FM radio broadcast licence for Shaftesbury and the surrounding villages. 

Click the button below to find out more and how you can get involved.

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Why not subscribe to the Alfred Podcast? It’s free!

When you subscribe, the latest episodes will automatically download to your computer, smartphone or tablet. You will be able to listen to each show as soon as it is ready. And you can listen to Alfred anywhere that you take your device.

If you are using an iPhone, iPad or iPod click here:

If you’re using a Windows or Android device, click here:

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