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Dorset Police

Police officers searching for a man who has gone missing from North Dorset have said he has been located.  Roger Sitch, 59, went missing from Buckhorn Weston near Gillingham on the evening of …
cattle market Shaftesbury

AT 3.15pm exactly on Thursday 10 January 2019 auctioneer Iain Soutar’s hammer came down at £1,445 on the sale of Colin Mitchell’s magnificent Angus steer to Sherborne farmer Mike Dibble, reports Richard Thomas …
schools, education

Parents of children starting primary school in Dorset this year have just one week left to apply for their child’s reception place. The deadline is Tuesday 15 January. The deadline is for children …
Shaftesbury High Street

Shaftesbury Town Council’s council tax will break through the £0.5 million barrier for the first time this year.The council last night agreed to set its precept, or council tax, for Shaftesbury for 2019-20 …
Dorset police

DORSET residents are asked to give their views on paying £2 a month to fund police – with a roadshow being held throughout the county during January. Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn …
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 …