Health

Bird flu Gillingham avian

An outbreak of avian flu has been discovered among poultry in Gillingham. The government said in a statement that all the birds concerned will be destroyed and a 3km protection zone has been …
Covid Dorset

Today the government in London  has announced that the Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council areas will be remaining in tier two for Covid restrictions. Several factors are considered when looking …
covid Gillingham

Gillingham, along with the rest of Dorset, is to be placed under Tier 2 Covid restrictions that will come into force from December 2 when the national lockdown ends. This is despite the …
Covid Dorset

Gillingham-based North Dorset rugby club and Gillingham School have both had cases of people testing positive for Covid-19. In all, the latest figures show that there were five positive tests in the Gillingham …
Seasons of Stories: Autumn

A limited edition book that helps people to engage with nature, indoors or out, is being offered for free by the Stepping into Nature project. The book, ‘Seasons of Stories: Autumn’, is a …
Fitness by Design, Udder Farm Shop

The Fitness by Design gym and The Toning Suite in Gillingham are both moving to a new location at the Udder Farm Shop in East Stour. The popular fitness club and toning tables …

Victim Support in Dorset say they have seen seen a rise in some types of crime during the pandemic, in particular domestic abuse and fraud. ‘Domestic abuse victims who might ordinarily be able …
child parents Dorset

As families across Dorset come to terms with all the uncertainties of a ‘new normal’ during lockdown, Action for Children, the country’s leading children’s charity, is seeking to give parents and children somewhere …
children study home school

A new helpline has been launched to support parents and carers who are worried about how their child is coping during the Coronavirus pandemic. Dorset Council’s Educational Psychology Service has set-up the helpline …