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Chris Oswald

A businessman who recently returned to Britain from the United States after selling his manufacturing company is setting up his own publishing firm. Chris Oswald, 57, has written and published his first thriller, …
recycling Dorset

Shaftesbury’s household recycling centre (HRC) at Wincombe Business Park will be closed to the public on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 January as it undergoes deep clean treatment. It will re-open for use …
Tracey Ford Gillingham School dinner lady

Tracey Ford from Gillingham School has become the South West School Chef of the Year 2018. Tracey, who also entered last year, scooped the award after beat off the challenge of nine other …
blood donors Shaftesbury

The NHS has made an appeal for new blood donors to come forward to ensure stocks are maintained, especially after the festive period when blood stock levels tend to fall. NHS Blood and …
Welbeck land Southern Extension Gillingham

The first outline planning application has been made for the large-scale Southern Extension housing development in Gillingham. Developers Welbeck Land have put in an application for outline permission to build 961 houses on …
Dorset Police

Dorset Police has announced that Chief Constable Debbie Simpson is to retire this year. The Chief Constable took up her current position five years ago, after working as Deputy Chief Constable for the …
Dorset police

Detectives are appealing for the public’s help to find a man from Shaftesbury who is wanted after failing to appear at crown court. John Berry, 53 and of Fontmell Magna, pleaded guilty to …
Dorset Police

Two people have been arrested in connection with an alleged robbery at a store near Sherborne. At around 12.30pm on Tuesday 9 January 2018 Dorset Police received a report of an armed robbery …
ASDA Gillingham theft

Officers investigating the theft of cash from a supermarket in Gillingham are issuing CCTV images of the suspect. Dorset Police received a report at around 1.30pm on Saturday 23 December 2017 from a …