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Glastonbury stone helicopters RNAS Yeovilton

On Wednesday 18 October a flight crew and a Merlin helicopter from the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) provided assistance to the National Trust South West in moving underslung loads of aggregate at Glastonbury …
Dorset police Julie Fielding

Dorset Police’s new Assistant Chief Constable Julie Fielding says she is looking forward to the challenges the role will bring. Julie started in her new role this week and is delighted to become …
North Dorset District Council

Shaftesbury town councillors reacted angrily last night after North Dorset District Council’s planning committee on October 10 turned down a controversial application by another Shaftesbury town councillor for 20 luxury houses outside the …
beauty spot Okeford Fitzpaine

A landowner has pleaded guilty to using land, intended exclusively for agricultural purposes,  to construct unauthorised buildings and structures and store vehicles and waste materials. Joseph Clancy, of Hazel Farm, Okeford Fitzpaine, Blandford …
Harwood Retail Centre

Councillors have voted unanimously to recommend rejection of planes for ‘phase two’ of the Harwood Retail Centre off Station Road in the centre of Gillingham involving a mixed development of shows, takeaway food …
Dorset Police

A Dorset Police officer has been dismissed without notice from the Force after a special case hearing. The allegation was that the officer, who cannot be named for legal and safeguarding reasons, conducted …
Dorset Police

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal collision near Blandford which claimed the lives of a husband and wife. At around 3.40pm on Sunday 2 April 2017 a collision occurred …
Stonehenge tunnel A303

The government has announced that the long-awaited plan to upgrade the A 303 past Stonehenge will use a tunnel past the historic monument. The new 8-mile dual-carriageway route, between Amesbury and Berwick Down …
Dorset Wiltshire fire service business safety

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) is offering businesses fire safety advice as part of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) UK Business Safety Week 2017. The week runs from 11 …