General News

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 …
Merck Simon Hoare Gillingham

Leading science and technology company Merck has today announced plans to expand its Gillingham, UK distribution centre. The €9 million investment will boost distribution capabilities for the business. Anticipated to open in early …
Cheetah cub Longleat Xena abandoned

An abandoned cheetah cub is being hand reared by her keeper at Longleat. The female cub, which has been nicknamed Xena after the warrior princess to mark her battling qualities, spent the first …