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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 …
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 …
Lidl shaftesbury

Lidl UK has today announced its public consultation day on its plans for a new supermarket at the former cattle market on Christy’s Lane in Shaftesbury will take place on 11 April.Coincidentally, Shaftesbury …
Football Gillingham

Gillingham School is today, Friday 29 March, putting on memorial match in memory of English teacher Ian Murray who sadly passed away last November. The match, hosted by Gillingham Town FC at their …
North Dorset district council last meeting 2019

FORMER Gillingham councillor David Milsted was among five new  honorary aldermen created today at North Dorset District Council’s final meeting before its abolition on 31 March, writes Richard Thomas. Others were Councillors Bill …
Road Closed

Shows and other businesses in Mere have issued a plea to customers to come and support them as the town undergoes a series of major roadworks in the coming weeks which some fear …