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Dorset police

Dorset Police are appealing for the public’s help after burglaries at two WHSmith stores in the county, in Shaftesbury and Wimborne. The most recent incident occurred just before midnight on Monday 9 April …
courts, dorster scales of justice

A man who provided false medical documents to the courts as he faced legal proceedings has been jailed for three years. John George Berry, aged 53 of Fontmell Magna, was sentenced at Bournemouth …
Shaftesbury Primary School

Shaftesbury Primary School has received a highly critical ‘could do better’ end-of-term report following a two-day visit to the school by Ofsted inspectors in February. The government’s inspectors have judged the academy school …
Melbury Abbas Cann

Melbury Abbas & Cann’s High Court action against Dorset County Council is to go ahead after the village’s fundraising efforts shot to more than £1,000 above its crowdfunding target of £5,000 with a …
Dorset police

Dorset Police has been alerted to reports of individuals being contacted and told that a loved one has been involved in an accident and is in need of surgery, for which they have …
North Dorset District Council

North Dorset District Council is on the hunt for heroes. The council is urging local residents in the area to nominate people for its Community Hero Awards. Council chair Councillor Val Pothecary says: …
traffic lights Gillingham SSEN

The electricity supplier Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has apologised to local residents and drivers over delays in completing roadworks in Gillingham. Many motorists have been unhappy at the delays caused by …
snow Gillingham Dorset

Some schools have announced they will close this Monday following the snow over the weekend and overnight ice. These include: Shaftesbury school, Shaftesbury primary school, St Mary the Virgin primary school in Gillingham, Motcombe …
caravans, Blakmore Vale Leisure, Dorset, holiday parks

Local firm Blackmore Vale Leisure has been voted the number one dealer in the UK for customer satisfaction when it comes to new caravans. Not only did Blackmore Vale Leisure win, they also …