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phone scams North Dorset HMRC

The police in North Dorset have warned people to be on their guard about an ongoing ‘HMRC’ telephone scam, with more than 150 reports of the fraud having been reported so far in …
St Martin's House

The planning committee of Gillingham Town Council has voted against plans by housing association Magna Housing to build 59 extra care homes for the elderly on the site occupied by St martin’s House …
Dorset Police

Dorset Police have warned that they might only be able to provide ‘the most basic services to the most vulnerable sectors of our community’ as they say they face fresh cuts as a …
safe passage dorset

Organisers in Dorset of the campaign to allow three child refugees a year to settle in this county and all other local authorities have welcomed backing from county councillors. Dorset county councillors voted …
Beacon of Light Castle Hill

There was an impressive turnout in Gillingham on Sunday 11 November as local groups and residents marked the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. Under a blue sky, a …
CCTV assault Shaftesbury

Police officers investigating an assault at a pizza takeaway in Shaftesbury are issuing CCTV images of two people they would like to speak to in connection with the incident. The incident occurred at …
Dorset County Council

Dorset County Council has confirmed that plans to demolish the iconic red brick St Martin’s House in Gillingham to make way for extra care housing for the elderly have been put on hold. …
new homes Mere

A total of 90 new homes in Gillingham have been given approval by councillors at North Dorset District Council’s Planning Committee. The development, on Land to the East of Lodden Lakes, was given …
St Martin's House

Gillingham’s St Martin’s House has been saved from the prospect of demolition – for now at least – after Dorset County Council dropped plans to demolish it in order for a housing association …