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parish poll shaftesbury

It was a tale of two towns in yesterday’s first Dorset Council elections for Gillingham and Shaftesbury. In Gillingham all three Conservative candidates were elected to the town’s three seats on the new …
Polling Station

This Thursday voters in Gillingham, Shaftesbury and elsewhere in Dorset go to the pools new elect the first councillors to represent them on the newly -formed Dorset Council, which last month replaced Dorset …
Dorset police

A teenage boy who caused a serious injury collision by driving at almost double the speed limit has been handed a six-year driving ban. Carter Victor Light, 19 and of Mere in Wiltshire, …
school applications Dorset

Today parents across the county find out which primary, first, middle or junior school their child will go to in September. In Dorset, 95 percent of parents are receiving the good news that …
Lidl shaftesbury

Lidl UK has today announced its public consultation day on its plans for a new supermarket at the former cattle market on Christy’s Lane in Shaftesbury will take place on 11 April.Coincidentally, Shaftesbury …
Football Gillingham

Gillingham School is today, Friday 29 March, putting on memorial match in memory of English teacher Ian Murray who sadly passed away last November. The match, hosted by Gillingham Town FC at their …
Dorset police

UPDATE: 18 MarchA man from Gillingham wanted for breaching the condition of his licence has been arrested. An appeal was issued by police officers searching for Phillip Torrance, aged 36, who was wanted …
Dorset police

A man from Mere is due to appear in court in connection with a serious injury road traffic collision at Milton on Stour in North Dorset. Shortly before 12 noon on Saturday 28 …
North Dorset district council last meeting 2019

FORMER Gillingham councillor David Milsted was among five new  honorary aldermen created today at North Dorset District Council’s final meeting before its abolition on 31 March, writes Richard Thomas. Others were Councillors Bill …