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sherbourne map

A huge and beautifully illustrated map of Sherborne dating from 1834 has been gifted by legal firm Porter Dodson to Dorset History Centre where it will be accessible to the public. The parchment …
Stonehenge traffic

National Highways’ plans to tackle a longstanding bottleneck on the A303 at Stonehenge were today given the go-ahead. The Government has given the formal green light by granting a Development Consent Order for …
Wessex Water

Wessex Water has been described as a company that ‘requires improvement’ for the second year running, according to a report by the Environment Agency. The water utility’s performance has failed to improve its …
police car

​Police officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward after four burglaries in North Dorset. Between 12pm and 3.50pm on Monday 3 July 2023 a property in Higher Clatcombe …
Gillingham Town Council

The arrival of a Home Bargains store in Gillingham has moved one step closer after town councillors backed revised plans for a new retail unit. Home Bargains, which sells home and garden goods, …
water treatement Gillingham

Protection of the precious environment in the Gillingham area is being significantly stepped up courtesy of a £3 million investment to help safeguard the River Stour, says water utility Wessex Water. An eight-month …
banger rally

Gillingham town councillor Donna Toye and her husband Greg Vann are heading off on a summer break with a difference – a 2,000-mile road trip across Europe in an old ‘banger’ to raise …
st Martin's

Magna Housing and its partners have celebrated ‘topping out’ its new extra care housing development in the heart of Gillingham. St Martin’s will offer 55 one- and two-bedroom rented apartments for people who …
botel CCTV

Police officers investigating a burglary at a hotel in Shaftesbury are issuing CCTV images of a man they would like to identify. The incident happened at around 5am on Friday 2 June 2023 …