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Adrienne Howell BEM

A number of local people have been recognized in the New Year Honours List for 2019. They include Adrienne Howell (pictured) who gets the British Empire Medal or BEM for her services to …
lorry

Work will start in the New Year to improve a HGV pinch point on the C13 through Melbury Abbas.   As part of Dorset Highways’ A350/C13 route management scheme, a new pull-in and …

A day that started with such promise, with dry weather and thronged streets of people enjoying some 100 stalls of local food, drink, crafts, gifts and other products, turned soggy in the afternoon …
Gillingham Town Council

Councillors in Gillingham have voted ‘in principle’ for a rise in the local precept of 4.85 percent for the financial year 2019/2020. The move came at a meeting of the town council’s policy …
Gillingham Tandoori

One of the figures behind the popular Gillingham Tandoori restaurant in The Square has apologised to customers after it unexpectedly closed its door last week, with its windows and doors shuttered up. In …
Budges Marks & Spencer Shaftesbury

Councillor in Shaftesbury have voted unanimously to make a bid for the former Budgens supermarket building in Bell Street. The decision was taken at a full meeting of Shaftesbury Town Council  held on …
St Martin's House

UPDATE: Dorset County Council has confirmed it is planning to demolish St Martin’s House as soon as possible in the New Year – see below  The tenants at St Martin’s House in Gillingham …
Budges Marks & Spencer Shaftesbury

A decision by Shaftesbury Town Council on buying two significant properties in the town, unexpectedly delayed at a special meeting of the council on 27 November after councillors raised a number of concerns …
phone scams North Dorset HMRC

The police in North Dorset have warned people to be on their guard about an ongoing ‘HMRC’ telephone scam, with more than 150 reports of the fraud having been reported so far in …