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Dorset Police

Detectives have launched an investigation following a fire on the roof of a building within HMP Guys Marsh near Shaftesbury on Friday evening. Superintendent Caroline Naughton, of Dorset Police, said: ‘As it is …
Guys Marsh prison Shaftesbury

A total of 64 prisoners had to be evacuated from a section of HMP Guys Marsh near Shaftesbury after a fire broke out on a roof at the prison on Friday night. According …
Wessex Water

 Engineers worked through the night to restore water supplies to homes in Gillingham and Mere after a problem with the network on Thursday night. Wessex Water blamed an ‘issue in our supply network’ …
Westminster Memorial Hospital

Groups campaigning against plans to axe the 15 medical beds at Westminster Memorial Hospital in Shaftesbury have handed in thousands of responses from the general public. Julian Pritchard of the Save Our Beds …
AVA cat food Pets at Home Gillingham

The Gillingham branch of Pets at Home and other company stores have recalled a number of dry cat food products after they were found to have caused ‘sudden collapse, fitting, widespread twitching and …
Dorset County Council

Gillingham has secured £3.45m from the Government for roads infrastructure to support new homes and jobs. The money will help pay for improved roads and junctions that are needed for 1,800 planned new homes …
Gillingham News page 1

Gillingham News is a free monthly paper delivered to homes in Gillingham and Mere and available at many outlets in the area too, from Bourton and Zeals down to East Stour and Marnhull. …
Gillingham Town Council

Work on building 1,800 homes under Gillingham’s so-called ‘Southern Extension’ will not begin before the summer of next year at the earliest, councillors have been told. Planning officer Robert Lennis also revealed that …

The organiser of the popular Party at the Rec community event says he will try to revive it for 2018 after cancelling it this year. Michael Fox says a decision by Gillingham Town …