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St Mary's school shaftesbury

Dorset Council has unveiled ambitious ideas to transform the St Mary’s school site near Shaftesbury, potentially providing better educational opportunities for Dorset children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). …
Dorset Council

The owner of PlantWorld garden centre in Milton-on-Stour has stated that his site is ‘not for sale’ after the draft Local Plan for Dorset proposed it as an ‘allocated’ site for up to …
care home vaccination Gillingham

The ‘vast majority’ of residents and staff in the town’s care homes were vaccinated has week, the Gillingham Medical Practice has revealed. ‘Evidence shows that every 20 care home vaccinations administered saves one …
Openreach full fibre broadband Gillingham

The mystery of the numerous Openreach vans and teams working around Gillingham has been solved – and it is good news. The company says the work currently being carried out is bringing ‘full …
Fairfax, common mead lane, Robert Cockell housing

Worried residents have set up a protest group to fight the ‘threat’ posed by plans to build 85 new homes in a field off Common Mead Lane in Gillingham. The ‘Save Our Fields’ …
Dorset Police

A cycle was taken from an address in Wavering Lane, Gillingham, between 8pm 11 January and 3.30am 12  January, say Dorset Police. ‘The cycle was secured but the offender had used an item …
Dave Wathen

Councillors in Gillingham are hoping that a new street can be named after one of the town’s best-known couples, the late David and Brenda Wathen. Dave Wathen was the town crier for many …
salisbury hospital Covid

Salisbury District Hospital is to postpone some routine operations because of the pressures it is facing from the Covid epidemic. In an open letter, Stacey Hunter, chief executive of the Salisbury NHS Foundation …
will fenton chris pearce gillingham vaccine

More than a thousand local patients and NHS workers received their Covid-19 vaccination on Saturday 9 January at Sturminster Newton Medical Centre. Approximately 300 patients aged 80-plus from Gillingham Medical Practice were amongst …