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Dorset Council

Dorset Council has brought together its new Climate Change Executive Advisory Panel for the first time. The panel was established following the declaration of a climate change emergency at Dorset Council back in …
Wessex Water

A Wessex Water scheme to make Mere and Gillingham homes more water efficient has helped to save one million litres.  Since its launch in September 2016, the Home Check programme has seen customers throughout the Wessex Water region benefit from free water saving devices and advice.   …
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Voting stations are open across the area today as local voters take part in the European Elections – the elections that few people thought would take place. Gillingham and Shaftesbury are in the …
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 …
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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 …
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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 …