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floods dorset

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has reminded drivers to take care when driving on roads potentially affected by flooding. It says a number of calls have been received today, 22 November, …
otters dorset

Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) says it has been made aware of a rising number of otter deaths in Dorset this autumn. Most deaths have occurred on roads and are thought to be due …
parish poll shaftesbury

People who want to start 2020 with a bit of extra cash in their pocket are being encouraged to support Wiltshire Council at the general election. The council is looking for counters to …
Merck Gillingham

Gillingham’s hopes of attracting new businesses in the future was given a boost on Monday 18 November when one of its leading employers, the leading science and technology company Merck, unveiled its new …
Robbie Cumming.

When Robbie Cumming left his home town of Gillingham for the bright lights of London, he hoped to make a career in television or comedy. ‘I didn’t have any connections, though, so that …
Simon Hoare

In a summary of his views on the climate emergency Simon Hoare, North Dorset’s Conservative MP until the dissolution of Parliament, said the ‘main thrust’ of his answers on combatting the climate emergency …
North Dorset Green Party candidate Ken Huggins.

North Dorset’s newly-selected Green Party candidate Ken Huggins has been giving his views on climate change and the environment ahead of his appearance at a public hustings event on 21 November in Shaftesbury. …
CPRE Dorset

The Dorset branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is calling for local parliamentary election candidates to be quizzed about what they will do to support a ‘thriving countryside and communities’. …
david chadwick

North Dorset’s Liberal Democrat candidate in the December general election has spoken out strongly in support of measures to solve the climate emergency. David Chadwick, 27, who is fighting his first election, joined …