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car safety speed

The town council is to write to Dorset Council asking for a potential overhaul of pedestrian safety in Queen Street in Gillingham. Members of the town’s general purposes committee agreed on Monday to …
CCTV camera

A man who was caught stealing money on a camera installed at the Gillinham home of a vulnerable victim he repeatedly targeted has been jailed. Samuel Cooper, aged 35 and of Lodbourne Green, …
George Streatfeild, High Sheriff, Gillingham

Dorset’s High Sheriff George Streatfeild visited Gillingham on Friday 4 September and met some of the community volunteers who helped the town through the Covid crisis. Mr Streatfeild, who was making his first …

Police officers investigating a racially aggravated criminal damage incident in Blandford are issuing a CCTV image of the suspect. At 3.27am on Thursday 3 September 2020 racist wording was sprayed onto a shop …
national crime agency

A barber who returned to the UK from Brazil with £300,000 worth of cocaine hidden in suitcases has been jailed. Jhonatan Martins Kirchhoff, 22, from Commercial Road, Bournemouth, told National Crime Agency investigators …
Roman Business centre Gillingham

Councillors in Gillingham have voted to move ahead with the purchase of the Roman Business Centre in Peacemarsh after the government approved a £345,000 public loan to finance it. The premises, which are …
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 …
Shaftesbury town hall council

Temporary high street measures introduced because of the Covid epidemic are starting to wind down in most of Dorset but will stay in place in Shaftesbury. The X2 bus service will also start …
bere marsh CRT

The long-cherished ‘Dorset Dream’ of pioneering conservation farmer Robin Page this week becomes reality as the Countryside Restoration Trust completes the most significant purchase in its 30 year history of wildlife friendly farming. …