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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 …
Roman villa dorset

An ancient roman villa has been re-discovered on a Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) nature reserve in west Dorset near Frampton. The results of the dig will be shown on the Digging for Britain …
floods dorset

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has reminded drivers to take care when driving on roads potentially affected by flooding. It says a number of calls have been received today, 22 November, …
otters dorset

Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) says it has been made aware of a rising number of otter deaths in Dorset this autumn. Most deaths have occurred on roads and are thought to be due …
parish poll shaftesbury

People who want to start 2020 with a bit of extra cash in their pocket are being encouraged to support Wiltshire Council at the general election. The council is looking for counters to …
Merck Gillingham

Gillingham’s hopes of attracting new businesses in the future was given a boost on Monday 18 November when one of its leading employers, the leading science and technology company Merck, unveiled its new …