The Alfred Daily – 24th April 2020

The Alfred Daily is a new, daily, 30-minute radio programme. It is being broadcast 7 days-a-week. On The Alfred Daily today:

  • Dorset’s crime figures reveal the Shaftesbury area as one of England’s safest places. We speak to the Deputy Chief Constable.
  • Grosvenor Arms staff hope to reopen days after the lockdown is lifted. Until then, they want to loan their rooms or kitchens to good causes.
  • A three-year-old girl is flown to hospital after a collision in North Dorset – police seek witnesses.
  • The multimillion-pound monthly cost of coronavirus – revealed by Dorset Council.
  • How community spirit is helping Donhead St Marys tackle the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Staff of a Shaftesbury butchers are driving new ways for their business to work.
  • Amber Harrison’s ‘Where in Shaftesbury?’
  • National Trust ranger Clive Whitborn says being furloughed has introduced his family to new nature experiences.
  • Medical herbalist Julie Wood shares the potent properties of an everyday plant.
  • A white-tipped bumblebee on bluebells at Duncliffe Wood – recorded by Nick Crump.