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Road Closed

Road closures in Mere area The following temporary road closure notices have been received by Mere Town Council Notice of Temporary Road Closure to enable Tarmac to carry out carriageway reconstruction and associated …
oven compton abbas

Police officers are appealing for information following the theft of a rare oven near Shaftesbury. The incident happened sometime between Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February 2019 from a caravan in Compton Abbas. …
Dorset police

Police officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision in North Dorset are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At 12.22pm today, Friday 15 February 2019, Dorset Police received a …
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 …