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vandalism Gillingham slabs

Gillingham Town Council has called for witnesses to come forward after acts of vandalism were carried out in broad daylight to parts of the town centre, including to a display to mark the …
Jubilee

Gillingham will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style this week, including during the four-day bank holiday from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. The events mark Elizabeth II’s 70 years …
Sharon Cullingford mayor

Gillingham is open to welcoming new development, new infrastructure and new business, Councillor Sharon Cullingford said as she was formally inducted as the town’s mayor at a ceremony on Wednesday. Addressing fellow councillors, …
Alex More

Shaftesbury teacher Alex More is in line to become UK teacher of the year after winning the Pearson Silver Award for digital innovator, part of the national Teacher of the Year awards, reports …
Climate change Dorset

Shaftesbury School teacher Alex More could be named UK teacher of the year this week for his pioneering education work in schools focussed on climate change, writes Richard Thomas. He is one on …
Sharon Cullingford mayor Gillingham

Councillor Sharon Cullingford has been formally elected as the new mayor of Gillingham. Councillor Cullingford, a well-known local businesswoman, had previously been deputy mayor of the town. Fellow councillors voted unanimously for her …
Dorset police

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a selection of power tools were stolen from a garage in Gillingham. The burglary is believed to have taken place sometime between Sunday 1 …
Dorset Police

​ Police officers investigating a vehicle fire near Gillingham are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report at around 2.30pm on Saturday 30 April 2022 …
Coombe House Shaftesbury

Coombe House School, Shaftesbury will open for children with special educational needs on Monday 16 May. This follows notification of formal registration by the Department for Education after a successful Ofsted visit in …