Community

The well-known DJ Johnnie Walker and his wife Tiggy last week received a cheque in Shaftesbury for £1,584.17 to go towards the Carers UK charity of which they are joint patrons. The cheque …
North Dorset District Council

The way in which Dorset is run looks set to change with the news that the government is ‘minded’ to back plans to replace the existing system of nine councils with two unitary …
Gillingham Foodbank

UPDATE 10am November 7 We have been contacted by Gillingham Foodbank who say there is a mistake in the figures that they released to the media and that the story below should be …
Trick or Treat Wiltshire Halloween police

Halloween is just around the corner and Wiltshire Police are encouraging young people to be safe and respect others if they are out and about in local communities trick or treating. The force …
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 …