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Lidl shaftesbury

Lidl says it plans to build ‘a sustainable store with 1,261m² sales area’ and facilities on its new site on the former cattle market in Shaftesbury, one that will include ‘an instore bakery, customer …
cattle market shaftesbury

North Dorset District Council today confirmed the sale of Dorset’s last cattle market site in Shaftesbury to Lidl has been completed. Final confirmation of the sale, completed yesterday afternoon, came at just after …

The supermarket chain ALDI has won its appeal against North Dorset District Council’s decision to refuse its application to build a store on the outskirts of Gillingham. The company lodged an appeal after …
hands tied togetjer driver Gillingham james hayter

A man who drove with his hands tied together for a ‘laugh’ has been banned from the road. James John Hayter, also known as James Manuel, 22 and of Claremont Avenue in Gillingham, …
Dorset Police

Police officers searching for a man who has gone missing from North Dorset have said he has been located.  Roger Sitch, 59, went missing from Buckhorn Weston near Gillingham on the evening of …
cattle market Shaftesbury

AT 3.15pm exactly on Thursday 10 January 2019 auctioneer Iain Soutar’s hammer came down at £1,445 on the sale of Colin Mitchell’s magnificent Angus steer to Sherborne farmer Mike Dibble, reports Richard Thomas …
schools, education

Parents of children starting primary school in Dorset this year have just one week left to apply for their child’s reception place. The deadline is Tuesday 15 January. The deadline is for children …
Shaftesbury High Street

Shaftesbury Town Council’s council tax will break through the £0.5 million barrier for the first time this year.The council last night agreed to set its precept, or council tax, for Shaftesbury for 2019-20 …
Dorset police

DORSET residents are asked to give their views on paying £2 a month to fund police – with a roadshow being held throughout the county during January. Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn …