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Read Easy Gillingham Shaftesbury

When Karen Hobden left school at 14 years of age, she couldn’t read or write, not even her name or address. This continued for the next 35 years and the impact of being …
Gillingham Carnival

People turned out in large numbers today to watch the children’s parade at the Gillingham Carnival as the rain mercifully stayed away. Here are some of the pictorial highlights: Princesses…. Road signs…. Lego …

Councillors on North Dorset District Council have voted unanimously to designate a part of Gillingham made famous by Constable as an an official conservation area. Colesbrook’s Parham’s Mill, now usually known as Purns …
Twitter Gillingham News

At Gillingham News we now have our own Twitter feed to help deliver breaking news about the local area. Please follow us at @GandSNews for developing news stories, sport, events and local lifestyle …
St Mary's Gillingham SGN

Pupils at St Mary’s Primary School in Gillingham are returning to a newly spruced-up playground and classrooms this week thanks to gas network company SGN. In May this year, almost 200 customers in …

Saved from closure by volunteers, Bones Youth Club is now looking for more help to expand its activities for Gillingham’s teenagers. Rachel Loos reports It is a Thursday night and as 6.30pm approaches, …
Mere carnival queen 2017

Charlotte Stone, pictured right, has been crowned as Queen for Mere Carnival. She was one of a number of carnival royals who were duly anointed at the Walnut Inn in Mere on Monday …

Mere school parent Bella Guy has won the jackpot prize of £25,000 on the Mere School Lottery. Bella matched all six of the numbers drawn on 29 July, 2017,  to win the big …
RiversMeet swimming for the Brain Gillingham

First Gillingham laid on Singing for the Brain, a musical gathering for local people living with dementia, their family or carers. Now the town is set to provide another free activity – Swimming …