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sewing virus scrubs Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Town Council is calling on local volunteers to join a new ‘Scrub Hub’ it has set up to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to local health and social workers, writes Richard Thomas. …
Shaftesbury town hall council

Shaftesbury town councillor Julian Prichard has resigned following an acrimonious town council meeting that resulted in personal insults being exchanged between members, writes Richard Thomas. Councillor Prichard, best known for leading the Save …
Dorset mentors

The support provided by volunteer business mentors through Dorset Business Mentors is proving ‘invaluable’ in the fight against business closures in Dorse during the coronavirus lockdown, the service says. Charlotte Bowater, the service’s …

Shaftesbury Town Council has given town clerk Claire Commons permission to spend up to £20,000 to buy personal protection equipment (PPE) for care and social workers in the town to help them in …

Dorset Police have issued a warning to people to stay away from the county during the Easter weekend. Worried that the promised warm weather might bring visitors to Dorset despite the coronavirus restrictions, …
Dorset police

A man has been charged over allegedly contaminating goods at a supermarket in Dorset. At around 2pm on Friday 3 April 2020 a man entered Lidl on St Andrews Road in Bridport wearing …
virus face mask

Businesses across Wiltshire are being asked to help support the local efforts in tackling COVID-19. With high demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Police are appealing for support from …

Public sector staff across Dorset have urged the public to stay home despite the temptation of a warmer, sunnier weekend. Officials are worried that with the rising temperatures forecast this weekend and into …
Dorset police

Officers investigating an alleged assault on a Police Community Support Officer in Shaftesbury are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At around 2.15pm on Monday 30 March 2020 the …