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Austin Raishbrook Netflix

A Los Angeles-based TV documentary starring a former Gillingham School pupil is to be broadcast on Netflix from Friday 17 November. Journalist Austin Raishbrook, now 41, works as a freelance television stringer in …
Gaia Pope Dorset

Officers searching for missing Dorset teenager Gaia Pope are renewing their appeal for information, with an updated description of what she was wearing when she was last seen. Gaia, 19, who lives in …
North Dorset District Council

The way in which Dorset is run looks set to change with the news that the government is ‘minded’ to back plans to replace the existing system of nine councils with two unitary …
Gillingham Foodbank

UPDATE 10am November 7 We have been contacted by Gillingham Foodbank who say there is a mistake in the figures that they released to the media and that the story below should be …
Dorset County Council

A Dorset man has been ordered to pay £12,000 to Dorset County Council after a court found he falsely claimed he was injured by tripping in a pothole. Kevin Richer, a self-employed bathroom …
Police Tape Dorset

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Shaftesbury have made two arrests. On Tuesday 17 October 2017 the ambulance service was called to an address in Lane Side following reports that a …
Momentum Shaftesbury Gillingham

A further meeting has taken place towards establishing a Momentum group for the Gillingham and Shaftesbury area. The movement, which sprang out of Jeremy Corbyn’s successful bid to be Labour Party leader, says …
Wessex Water

The local conservation action group Mere Rivers is calling on the Environment Agency to take urgent action after the upper reaches of two local chalk streams dried out through water abstraction. In a …
Gillingham & Shaftesbury News

As of today we have changed our name from Gillingham News to Gillingham & Shaftesbury News. Why the addition of Shaftesbury? For us it seems a logical – and final – step. Traditionally …