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Glastonbury stone helicopters RNAS Yeovilton

On Wednesday 18 October a flight crew and a Merlin helicopter from the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) provided assistance to the National Trust South West in moving underslung loads of aggregate at Glastonbury …
Dorset police Julie Fielding

Dorset Police’s new Assistant Chief Constable Julie Fielding says she is looking forward to the challenges the role will bring. Julie started in her new role this week and is delighted to become …
Read Easy Gillingham Shaftesbury

When Karen Hobden left school at 14 years of age, she couldn’t read or write, not even her name or address. This continued for the next 35 years and the impact of being …
North Dorset District Council

Shaftesbury town councillors reacted angrily last night after North Dorset District Council’s planning committee on October 10 turned down a controversial application by another Shaftesbury town councillor for 20 luxury houses outside the …

A man who admitted a burglary offence in North Dorset has been jailed for two years and seven months. Thomas Harold Coker, aged 25 and of Devizes Road in Salisbury, was sentenced at …
mental health day

Gillingham councillor Barry Von Clemens has called on businesses in the area to sign up to the Time to Change employer pledge on mental health issues. Speaking on World Mental Health day on …
beauty spot Okeford Fitzpaine

A landowner has pleaded guilty to using land, intended exclusively for agricultural purposes,  to construct unauthorised buildings and structures and store vehicles and waste materials. Joseph Clancy, of Hazel Farm, Okeford Fitzpaine, Blandford …
fly-tipping rural crime Dorset

Representatives from partner organisations and the rural community have joined Dorset Police’s Rural Crime Team to launch a new partnership designed to combat rural crime. Partners include farmers, gamekeepers, countryside rangers, National Farmers …
South Western Railway

The new franchise holder for the Exeter to Waterloo rail services is holding a consultation on planned timetable changes it will be introducing in December. Many of the changes do not directly affect …