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flood rain Gillingham

Gillingham has been placed on flood alert overnight and on Tuesday morning, councillors were told this evening. Town clerk Julie Hawkins told members of the general purposes committee that the town’s flood wardens …
Westminster memorial hospital new road

Another step towards safeguarding the future of Westminster Memorial Hospital in Shaftesbury for local people was taken last week with the opening of a new one-way access road, writes Richard Thomas. The project, …
Dorset police

Police officers investigating a series of commercial burglaries in the Shaftesbury and Gillingham area are appealing for anyone with information to come forward and issuing advice to local businesses. Officers are currently investigating …

With the London Marathon coming up this weekend, Hardy Lodge apartment owner Geoff Wakeford gave a talk to other owners about his life as a marathon runner: 20 years of ‘running with Geoff’. …
digital advice dorset

More people in Dorset can now access free technical advice thanks to the expansion of Dorset Council’s volunteer digital champion service. Since Covid restrictions were lifted, the council’s volunteer digital champions have gradually …
Gillingham Town Council

Councillors on the Town Council’s planning committee have voted to recommend refusing permission for a further 20 new homes in the centre of the town between Barnaby Mead and Bay Lane. The PG …
Bill Sweeney North Dorset RFU

North Dorset Rugby Club welcomed Bill Sweeney, England Rugby’s  Chief Executive Officer, to their clubhouse and grounds in Gillingham on Tuesday 21 September. Bill saw Year 10 secondary school students from Gillingham School …

Dorset communities are being reminded that there is no fuel shortage in the county and no need to panic buy. Concerns about a shortage of fuel has led to an increase in the …
pearls before poppies Anne Kings Nicky

Late last year an appeal was launched via Gillingham News asking for people to send in their loose pearls in memory of someone, so these could be used to make them in to …