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The Alfred Daily – 29th April 2020

The Alfred Daily is a 30-minute radio programme for Shaftesbury and the surrounding area, being broadcast 7 days-a-week. On The Alfred Daily today:

  • Shaftesbury honours frontline health workers killed by the coronavirus.
  • Dorset Council offers phone support for parents concerned that their kids aren’t coping with the lockdown.
  • Shaftesbury’s health workers will get new scrubs following yesterday’s fabric donation.
  • Reduced traffic could boost North Dorset’s birdlife, says Dorset Wildlife Trust. We’ll hear about their nature challenge.
  • Amber Harrison asks, ‘Where in Shaftesbury?’
  • The Shaftesbury photo project inspired by a St James schoolboy. Professional photographer Mel Aldridge is ‘Chasing Rainbows’.
  • Reeves the Baker to open daily in Shaftesbury after pop-up shop success.
  • Shaftesbury poet Bill Sheriff offers his tribute to Cranborne Chases’ highest hill.
  • More wildlife-friendly gardening tips with Dirty Nails.
  • Nick Crump’s charming recording of a female blackbird bathing.