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With the London Marathon coming up this weekend, Hardy Lodge apartment owner Geoff Wakeford gave a talk to other owners about his life as a marathon runner: 20 years of ‘running with Geoff’. …
digital advice dorset

More people in Dorset can now access free technical advice thanks to the expansion of Dorset Council’s volunteer digital champion service. Since Covid restrictions were lifted, the council’s volunteer digital champions have gradually …
Bill Sweeney North Dorset RFU

North Dorset Rugby Club welcomed Bill Sweeney, England Rugby’s  Chief Executive Officer, to their clubhouse and grounds in Gillingham on Tuesday 21 September. Bill saw Year 10 secondary school students from Gillingham School …
Kingsmere Open Space Mere

A bid to rewild part of a popular beauty spot in Mere has been turned down by the local council after what have been called ‘alarmist’ objections from nearby residents. Retired journalist Simon …
Scott Chilton

Making Dorset a hostile place for criminals and offenders is one of the aims of Dorset’s new Chief Constable Scott Chilton. Chief Constable Chilton began his role last week following the retirement of …
solar farm

Shaftesbury has joined Gillingham in objecting to the huge new £20 million solar farm developers Low Carbon want to put in the fields behind Orchard Park on the south side of the town, …
Mad Hatter's Tea Party Fern Brook Lodge

Residents and staff at Care South’s Fern Brook Lodge care home in Gillingham have hosted a phenomenal Mad Hatter-themed tea party to raise awareness of Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, which provides care to patients …

The pandemic put the kibosh on larger celebrations to mark his centenary last year, so the big party was postponed until the former sailor’s 101st birthday. Now Gillingham-based Horace Erridge was presented with …
WAGS golf charity Yeovil hospital

Golfers from a charity based in Gillingham have raised £1,400 towards a hospital breast cancer unit. The players from the Wyke Amateur Golf Society or WAGS play matches throughout the year at various …