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Sturminster Newton

The Dorset Coroner is seeking the assistance of the public to find the next of kin of a man who died at his home address in Sturminster Newton. Simon Ellison, who was 72 …
old Co-op Cahntry Mews Gillingham Hopkins

The former Co-op site off the High Street in Gillingham is to be developed into a residential area of 42 homes, mostly flats, under plans unveiled by the landowners. Hopkins Estates has drawn …
shaftesbury Town Council

Shaftesbury Town Council yesterday announced the resignation of town clerk Claire Commons amid claims by two councillors she had quit because of persistent ‘bullying’ by a fellow councillor, reports Richard Thomas. But other …
Gillingham Town Council

Councillors have backed plans for a 4.16 percent increase in the Gillingham town precept, the local tax that forms a small part of residents’ council tax bill. The vote in principle for the …
lidl tesco shaftesbury

A local row between supermarket giants Tesco and Lidl has gone all the way to the top this week after Tesco barricaded a pedestrian access to Lidl’s new Shaftesbury store from its car …
Dorset police

A pedestrian has died from his injuries sustained during a road traffic collision in North Dorset last month. At 3.29pm on Wednesday 20 October 2021 officers were called to Hazelbury Bryan Primary School …
beech trees lidl shaftesbury

A public showdown with senior Dorset Council officials has been demanded by Shaftesbury councillors after a series of recent alleged planning and highways failures has caused anger among both town councillors and local …
Morrisons Daily Shaftesbury

The opening  of the new Morrisons Daily store in Shaftesbury is now due in January after delays apparently caused by ‘supplier problems’. The store – the former Budgens – was originally hoping to …
remembrance sunday Gillingham 2021

Remembrance Sunday took place as usual this year in Gillingham  after last year’s reduced event because of Covid restrictions. Military veterans and members of the local Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows …