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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 …
bike theft Shaftesbury

Police officers investigating the theft of four bicycles in Shaftesbury are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. On Monday 10 September 2018, Dorset Police received a report of a …
Gillingham School RiversMeet

RiversMeet leisure centre has teamed up with Gillingham School to offer free use of the gym and swimming pool to those pupils who want to push their sports skills on to another level. …
ALDI Gillingham

The appeal by supermarket chain ALDI against refusal of its application to build a store on the outskirts of Gillingham will go to a public inquiry on 13 November. The company lodged an …
Network Rail

Local councillors have reacted angrily to reports that land next to Gillingham’s railway station could be sold off – preventing the station from extending its overcrowded car park. Train operator South Western Railway …
artists, Morganne Cannon-Langford, Phillip Olney,

Two talented young artists have set up a pop-up exhibition for a week in an empty shop on the High Street in Shaftesbury. Morganne Cannon-Langford, 19, who went to Gillingham School, and Phillip …
Shaftesbury High Street

Shaftesbury Town Council has rejected Thursday’s parish poll – calling on it to ‘fund and support’ a judicial review against North Dorset District Council for wanting to sell the cattle market site to …

Campaigners against the sale of the cattle market site to a supermarket have won an overwhelming victory in a parish poll demanding the town council ‘fund and support’ a judicial review into the …
cracks Gillingham

Gillingham Town Council has issued a warning about the risks to the public posed by large cracks caused by the unusually dry weather. Councillor Barry Von Clemens told the town’s general purposes committee …