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Voting stations are open across the area today as local voters take part in the European Elections – the elections that few people thought would take place. Gillingham and Shaftesbury are in the …
Dorset police

Police officers searching for a woman who went missing with her young son in Gillingham say they have both now been located. Augustina Elliot-Smith, 35, was reported missing after leaving her home some …
Mayor Gillingham

Gillingham and Shaftesbury have elected their mayors for the coming years. As a special mayor-making ceremony in the town hall on Wednesday 15 May, Councillor Barry Von Clemens was unanimously voted in as …
tractor Gillingham

Police officers investigating a fail-to-stop collision in Gillingham have issued a photo of the vehicle involved. At around 11.30am on Friday 12 April 2019 a woman was driving her silver Kia Sportage near …
stolen quad bike

The owner of a quad bike stolen from a secure barn at Milton-on-Stour near Gillingham has made an appeal for information over the theft and the whereabouts of the vehicle. Richard Kemmis Betty …
Dorset Police

A Gillingham man has been handed a criminal behaviour order following repeated domestic abuse incidents and complaints about anti-social behaviour. Phillip Robert Torrance, aged 36, was made subject to the order when he …
parish poll shaftesbury

It was a tale of two towns in yesterday’s first Dorset Council elections for Gillingham and Shaftesbury. In Gillingham all three Conservative candidates were elected to the town’s three seats on the new …
Polling Station

This Thursday voters in Gillingham, Shaftesbury and elsewhere in Dorset go to the pools new elect the first councillors to represent them on the newly -formed Dorset Council, which last month replaced Dorset …
Dorset police

A teenage boy who caused a serious injury collision by driving at almost double the speed limit has been handed a six-year driving ban. Carter Victor Light, 19 and of Mere in Wiltshire, …