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Dorset County Council

A Shaftesbury farmer has been fined for illegally moving cattle to and from his farm while under a movement restriction and for falsifying records relating to the identity of calves. Identification of cattle and …
Dorset police

A driver who fled the scene of a road traffic collision that left a young man with life-threatening injuries has been jailed. Adam Christopher Whitticks, 21 and of Coppice Street in Shaftesbury, appeared …
snow A 303

The snow that arrived in Dorset on Thursday evening has led to the closures of schools in the area, as councils announced that school bus services would not run because of the weather. …
drone water Wessex Water

Drones are helping Wessex Water step up the search for leaking pipes in Dorset during the current cold snap. A fleet of 10 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), fitted with leak-spotting thermal imaging cameras, …
Dorset police

A man who admitted a burglary at a home in Gillingham has been jailed. Gavin Thomas Disson, aged 40 and of Court Street Close, Tisbury in Wiltshire, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court …
Lidl shaftesbury

Lidl says it plans to build ‘a sustainable store with 1,261m² sales area’ and facilities on its new site on the former cattle market in Shaftesbury, one that will include ‘an instore bakery, customer …
cattle market shaftesbury

North Dorset District Council today confirmed the sale of Dorset’s last cattle market site in Shaftesbury to Lidl has been completed. Final confirmation of the sale, completed yesterday afternoon, came at just after …

The supermarket chain ALDI has won its appeal against North Dorset District Council’s decision to refuse its application to build a store on the outskirts of Gillingham. The company lodged an appeal after …
hands tied togetjer driver Gillingham james hayter

A man who drove with his hands tied together for a ‘laugh’ has been banned from the road. James John Hayter, also known as James Manuel, 22 and of Claremont Avenue in Gillingham, …