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Dorset police

Police officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision in North Dorset are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At 12.22pm today, Friday 15 February 2019, Dorset Police received a …
Dorset County Council

A Shaftesbury farmer has been fined for illegally moving cattle to and from his farm while under a movement restriction and for falsifying records relating to the identity of calves. Identification of cattle and …
drone water Wessex Water

Drones are helping Wessex Water step up the search for leaking pipes in Dorset during the current cold snap. A fleet of 10 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), fitted with leak-spotting thermal imaging cameras, …
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 …