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North Dorset District Council

The High Court has backed the process carried out by North Dorset District Council to sell Shaftesbury cattle market. An application for permission to apply for Judicial Review was lodged by ‘Justice for …
St Martins House

The housing association aiming to build 59 units for older people on the old St Martins site in Queen Street, Gillingham, has put in its planning application. And in its planning statement housing …
schools, education

Parents across Dorset are being reminded that there are only a few weeks left to apply for their child’s secondary or upper school place for September 2019. The deadline is 31 October 2018. …
Dorset police

A man is due to appear in court in connection with a burglary near Gillingham. Officers were called at 3.15pm on Saturday 6 October 2018 to reports that an unknown man was inside …
Gillingham bloom

Gillingham has struck gold in the South West in Bloom awards. The town won gold in the pennant entry, which is one step down from the full South West in Bloom competition. Other …
Viv Potter of Autotechnics Audi

A team from Gillingham-based Autotechnics Audi & VW garage are off to Spain this weekend for a car rally to raise money for charity. They have dressed up a 20-year-old Mercedes E320 as …
James Wall

A man has been sentenced to eight years in prison following a stabbing in Gillingham. James Ryan Harry Wall, aged 24 and of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on …
Matt Prosser

The first appointment has now been agreed for the new unitary authority in Dorset. Earlier this month, the shadow senior appointments committee had recommended Matt Prosser be appointed as the first chief executive …
Hovis loaf gold hill

The well-known Hovis loaf money box has been restored and put back in its rightful place at the top of Shaftesbury’s iconic Gold Hill. The collection box, which was built nearly 40 years …