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Barnaby Mead

Revised plans to build 50 new homes east of Barnaby Mead in the middle of Gillingham have been formally and unanimously opposed by town councillors. The new plans, which include a small block …
lidl Shaftesbury

Discount supermarket Lidl say they are hoping for a decision soon on their application to build a new store on the site of the old cattle market in Christy’s Lane, Shaftesbury. It is …
101 calls police

Dorset Police says that the technical difficulty with the 101 non-emergency telephone number has now been fixed. Engineers were looking into the fault, which was reported on Monday 30 December 2019, and worked …
Iceland car Gillingham

A customer at the Iceland store in Gillingham had a lucky escape on Saturday 28 December when their car drove part way through the wall separating the car park from Le Neubourg Way. …
Dorset police

Police officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a report that a motorist was seen acting suspiciously in Blandford. At approximately 3.30pm on Thursday 19 December 2019 an 11-year-old boy was …
homeless Dorset

The number of people sleeping rough in Dorset has halved – thanks to work by Dorset Council and other agencies, says the council. Latest figures show that there are currently 18 people rough …
vote poll referendum Bourton

Conservative Simon Hoare said he was ‘thrilled’ after being re-elected at the Memeber of Parliament for North Dorset in yesterday’s general election. Writing on Twitter he said: ‘Thrilled and honoured to be re-elected …
countryfile

Dorset Council’s county farms estate will be in the spotlight on BBC1’s Countryfile on Sunday, 15 December. The council has worked alongside the BBC to create the piece, which highlights how its 6000-acre …
Gillingham Town Council

Members of Gillingham Town’s Council have unanimously voted to oppose plans to turn a disused shop on the High Street into three new homes. Councillors pointed out that not only is the site …