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Hovis loaf gold hill

The well-known Hovis loaf money box has been restored and put back in its rightful place at the top of Shaftesbury’s iconic Gold Hill. The collection box, which was built nearly 40 years …
ALDI Gillingham

The appeal by supermarket chain ALDI against refusal of its application to build a store on the outskirts of Gillingham will go to a public inquiry on 13 November. The company lodged an …
artists, Morganne Cannon-Langford, Phillip Olney,

Two talented young artists have set up a pop-up exhibition for a week in an empty shop on the High Street in Shaftesbury. Morganne Cannon-Langford, 19, who went to Gillingham School, and Phillip …
Shaftesbury High Street

Shaftesbury Town Council has rejected Thursday’s parish poll – calling on it to ‘fund and support’ a judicial review against North Dorset District Council for wanting to sell the cattle market site to …

Campaigners against the sale of the cattle market site to a supermarket have won an overwhelming victory in a parish poll demanding the town council ‘fund and support’ a judicial review into the …
cracks Gillingham

Gillingham Town Council has issued a warning about the risks to the public posed by large cracks caused by the unusually dry weather. Councillor Barry Von Clemens told the town’s general purposes committee …
Justice for Shaftesbury

The Justice for Shaftesbury campaign group has leafletted 4,000 homes in Shaftesbury in an attempt to counter what the group claims is the ‘biased propaganda’ put out by Shaftesbury Town Council about the …
Compton Abbas Airfield Princess Alexandra

Princess Alexandra made two visits by helicopter to Compton Abbas Airfield near Shaftesbury on Tuesday 31 July. The Princess was on her way to and from several engagements in Cornwall including visiting the …
Gillingham in Bloom

The floral displays, planting and general tidiness of Gillingham were under the microscope on Friday as a judge from South West in Bloom came to town. Judge Graham Price was shown around a …