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UKIP Steve Unwin North Dorset

The UKIP parliamentary candidate for North Dorset at the 2015 general election has decided not to stand in the election on 8 June. Steve Unwin, who picked up 9,109 votes in 2015 and …

Plans for an ALDI supermarket in Gillingham have moved one step closer after the company lodged a formal planning application earlier this week to build the store. The proposal to build the 1,254 …
Guy's Marsh prison

A man is due to appear in court in connection with a fire on the roof of a building within HMP Guys Marsh near Shaftesbury. Emergency services were called to the incident at …
Dorset Police

Officers investigating reports of a robbery in Shaftesbury are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. The incident happened at around 2pm on Wednesday 3 May 2017 in the Angel …
Dorset Police

A paraglider who was reported to have been out of control in Gillingham has contacted officers to say he is safe and well. At 9.48pm on Sunday 7 May 2017 Dorset Police received …
paragliding Gillingham

Officers are searching in Gillingham after a report of a powered paraglider being out of control and coming down and are asking anyone with information to come forward. At 9.48pm on Sunday 7 …
Polling Station

The Conservatives have won both seats in the new two-seat Gillingham electoral division in the county council elections. Town councillor and former Gillingham mayor David Walsh came top with 2,675 votes, while the …
Gillingham weather

It has become as predictable as a soggy British summer. Mere is there on occasions, so too is Sturminster Newton, Sherborne frequently gets a look in, and once in a while Shaftesbury gets …
Polling Station

Voters in the Gillingham area have been urged to check their poll cards to make sure they go to the correct polling station for the local elections on Thursday 4 May. For reasons …