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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 …

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 …