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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 …

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 …