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Dorset police

Dorset Police say they have arrested a man in Gillingham after what is reported to have been the attempted robbery of three children with an offensive weapon – possibly an imitation firearm. A …
Wiltshire Police

Two people are currently in custody after being arrested on suspicion of theft from a farm at Mere. Wiltshire Police say they were called to a farm in Mere at approximately 3.45pm on …
vote election ballot box Gillingham

Gillingham could have a Neighbourhood Plan if residents give it the go ahead. Councillors agreed at North Dorset District Council’s Cabinet meeting on 29 May to go ahead with the referendum on the …
Dorset police

Officers investigating an assault on a hunt supporter in North Dorset are issuing an image of the suspect. The incident occurred at around 3pm on Saturday 24 March 2018 in the area of …
cattle market lester taylor

Shaftesbury town council is instructing a barrister to explore the possibility of legal action to stop the sale of Dorset’s last cattle market following a bad-tempered public meeting in Shaftesbury last night, Tuesday …
Robert Tizzard Shaftesbury

A second attempt to build 55 houses on a greenfield site on the southern edge of Shaftesbury has been controversially lodged with North Dorset District Council by the same investment company who applied …
Su Hunt Barry Von Clemens

The new mayor of Gillingham, Councillor Su Hunt, was  sworn in at the annual meeting of the Gillingham Town Council held on Tuesday 29 may. Councillor Hunt, who took over from Councillor Belinda …
westminster memorial hospital shaftesbury

A surprise attempt by Shaftesbury Town Council to protect Westminster Memorial Hospital from sale or redevelopment by getting it put on the register of ‘assets of community value’ unexpectedly stalled last night, 29 …
Cheetah cub Longleat Xena abandoned

An abandoned cheetah cub is being hand reared by her keeper at Longleat. The female cub, which has been nicknamed Xena after the warrior princess to mark her battling qualities, spent the first …