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Spanning three generations, five members of one family have had their heads shaved to raise money for the Douglas Macmillan Oncology unit at Yeovil Hospital in Somerset and to remember Ian White, who …
Gillingham get together

Gillingham’s Town Meadow filled with people for the inaugural Great Get Together Picnic on the last Sunday of June. Hampers were unpacked to reveal sandwiches, sausage rolls and cold drinks, rugs were spread …
Neighbourhood plan Gillingham

The residents of Gillingham have overwhelmingly backed the town’s Neighbourhood Plan. The ‘Yes’ vote by 90 percent of local people in the referendum on Thursday 12 July means the document can now play …
parish poll shaftesbury

A parish poll calling for a judicial review of the sale of Dorset’s last cattle market site is likely to be held in Shaftesbury on Thursday 9 August. Meanwhile Shaftesbury Town Council has …
A 303 mere fire

A fire on a lorry carrying straw on the A 303 today near Mere caused traffic chaos today. Five fire engines were called to deal with the blaze which occurred between the turnings …
voting referendum Gillingham

Today Thursday 12 July is voting day in Gillingham on the referendum on whether to back the town’s Neighbourhood Plan. Registered voters can vote as usual at the polling stations indicated on their …
Shaftesbury parish poll cattle market

A standing-room only public protest meeting in Shaftesbury on Tuesday 10 July demanded Shaftesbury Town Council launch a judicial review to prevent North Dorset District Council selling Dorset’s last remaining cattle market site …
Justice for Shaftesbury

A new pressure group set up to fight North Dorset District Council’s decision to sell the cattle market site in Shaftesbury has won a last-minute battle to hold a public meeting in the …
Melbury Cann lorries

Melbury Abbas & Cann parish council has admitted defeat in its attempt to force Dorset County Council to stop directing heavy goods lorries through the narrow C13 Shaftesbury to Blandford road. The council …