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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 …
Dorset Police

A woman who admitted causing a fatal road traffic collision near Blandford that claimed the life of her three-year-old daughter has been jailed for six years and four months. Alanda Jane Pike, aged …
Trick or Treat Wiltshire Halloween police

Halloween is just around the corner and Wiltshire Police are encouraging young people to be safe and respect others if they are out and about in local communities trick or treating. The force …
Glastonbury stone helicopters RNAS Yeovilton

On Wednesday 18 October a flight crew and a Merlin helicopter from the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) provided assistance to the National Trust South West in moving underslung loads of aggregate at Glastonbury …
Dorset police Julie Fielding

Dorset Police’s new Assistant Chief Constable Julie Fielding says she is looking forward to the challenges the role will bring. Julie started in her new role this week and is delighted to become …
Read Easy Gillingham Shaftesbury

When Karen Hobden left school at 14 years of age, she couldn’t read or write, not even her name or address. This continued for the next 35 years and the impact of being …
North Dorset District Council

Shaftesbury town councillors reacted angrily last night after North Dorset District Council’s planning committee on October 10 turned down a controversial application by another Shaftesbury town councillor for 20 luxury houses outside the …
Dorset police

A man who admitted a burglary offence in North Dorset has been jailed for two years and seven months. Thomas Harold Coker, aged 25 and of Devizes Road in Salisbury, was sentenced at …