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ALDI Gillingham

The supermarket chain ALDI fears its application for a new store in Gillingham is set to be turned down after planning officials decided to rule on it themselves rather than refer it to …
Gillingham Town Council emergency plans

Funding received from an electricity network provider has enabled Gillingham Town Council to purchase equipment which will help protect people’s welfare and improve communications during a local emergency. Southern Electric Power Distribution established …
ALDI Gillingham

The supermarket chain ALDI say they are forging ahead with their plans to build a store in the south of Gillingham and point to public support for the project, despite local councillors voting …
Dorset Police

Gillingham councillor Roger Monksummers has described the delays on 101 calls in Dorset as ‘pathetic’ and ‘appalling’ after he spent lengthy periods trying to report crimes. The town councillor and retired prison governor …
Hannah Gibbons Gillingham Co-op

The old Co-op store on Gillingham’s High Street which was partially destroyed by fire nearly five years ago is finally to open its doors again – this time as a community charity centre. …
Mark Powell

Officers are appealing for the public’s help to find a man who has gone missing from North Dorset. Mark Powell, 53 and of Dorchester, went missing from an address in West End in …
Wessex Water

Wessex Water has apologized after its staff carried out repair work late into the evening on a street in Gillingham. Work started on the job at Weatherbury Road in Peacemarsh in the early …
Gillingham motorcycle

Police are appealing for information after a unique motorcycle frame was stolen during a garage burglary in Gillingham. The incident happened overnight between Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 June 2017 at an address …
Austin Raishbrook

A former Gillingham man who now lives in the United States has described the dramatic moments when he saved a man’s life by pulling him from a burning car. Journalist Austin Raishbrook, 41, …