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Gillingham bloom

Gillingham has struck gold in the South West in Bloom awards. The town won gold in the pennant entry, which is one step down from the full South West in Bloom competition. Other …
Viv Potter of Autotechnics Audi

A team from Gillingham-based Autotechnics Audi & VW garage are off to Spain this weekend for a car rally to raise money for charity. They have dressed up a 20-year-old Mercedes E320 as …
James Wall

A man has been sentenced to eight years in prison following a stabbing in Gillingham. James Ryan Harry Wall, aged 24 and of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on …
Matt Prosser

The first appointment has now been agreed for the new unitary authority in Dorset. Earlier this month, the shadow senior appointments committee had recommended Matt Prosser be appointed as the first chief executive …
Hovis loaf gold hill

The well-known Hovis loaf money box has been restored and put back in its rightful place at the top of Shaftesbury’s iconic Gold Hill. The collection box, which was built nearly 40 years …
bike theft Shaftesbury

Police officers investigating the theft of four bicycles in Shaftesbury are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. On Monday 10 September 2018, Dorset Police received a report of a …
Gillingham School RiversMeet

RiversMeet leisure centre has teamed up with Gillingham School to offer free use of the gym and swimming pool to those pupils who want to push their sports skills on to another level. …
ALDI Gillingham

The appeal by supermarket chain ALDI against refusal of its application to build a store on the outskirts of Gillingham will go to a public inquiry on 13 November. The company lodged an …
Network Rail

Local councillors have reacted angrily to reports that land next to Gillingham’s railway station could be sold off – preventing the station from extending its overcrowded car park. Train operator South Western Railway …