Community

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 …
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 …
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 …
Adrienne Howell BEM

A number of local people have been recognized in the New Year Honours List for 2019. They include Adrienne Howell (pictured) who gets the British Empire Medal or BEM for her services to …
lorry

Work will start in the New Year to improve a HGV pinch point on the C13 through Melbury Abbas.   As part of Dorset Highways’ A350/C13 route management scheme, a new pull-in and …

A day that started with such promise, with dry weather and thronged streets of people enjoying some 100 stalls of local food, drink, crafts, gifts and other products, turned soggy in the afternoon …
Gillingham Town Council

Councillors in Gillingham have voted ‘in principle’ for a rise in the local precept of 4.85 percent for the financial year 2019/2020. The move came at a meeting of the town council’s policy …
Gillingham Tandoori

One of the figures behind the popular Gillingham Tandoori restaurant in The Square has apologised to customers after it unexpectedly closed its door last week, with its windows and doors shuttered up. In …