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Lidl shaftesbury

Lidl says it plans to build ‘a sustainable store with 1,261m² sales area’ and facilities on its new site on the former cattle market in Shaftesbury, one that will include ‘an instore bakery, customer …
cattle market shaftesbury

North Dorset District Council today confirmed the sale of Dorset’s last cattle market site in Shaftesbury to Lidl has been completed. Final confirmation of the sale, completed yesterday afternoon, came at just after …
Beacon of Light Castle Hill

There was an impressive turnout in Gillingham on Sunday 11 November as local groups and residents marked the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. Under a blue sky, a …
Dorset County Council

Dorset County Council has confirmed that plans to demolish the iconic red brick St Martin’s House in Gillingham to make way for extra care housing for the elderly have been put on hold. …
new homes Mere

A total of 90 new homes in Gillingham have been given approval by councillors at North Dorset District Council’s Planning Committee. The development, on Land to the East of Lodden Lakes, was given …
St Martin's House

The housing association aiming to build 59 units for older people on the old St Martins site in Queen Street, Gillingham, has put in its planning application. And in its planning statement housing …
Matt Prosser

The first appointment has now been agreed for the new unitary authority in Dorset. Earlier this month, the shadow senior appointments committee had recommended Matt Prosser be appointed as the first chief executive …
A 303 mere fire

A fire on a lorry carrying straw on the A 303 today near Mere caused traffic chaos today. Five fire engines were called to deal with the blaze which occurred between the turnings …
Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police and partners have declared a major incident after it is suspected that two people might have been exposed to an unknown substance in Amesbury. Emergency services were called to an address …