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Dorset County Council

Protestors have staged a demonstration in Shaftesbury over the way that heavy lorries are being ‘instructed’ to go through nearby Melbury Abbas – dubbed the ‘Valley of the Jammed’ because of its traffic …
Employ My Ability Gillingham Thorngrove

The organisation buying the Thorngrove garden centre in Gillingham will use it as a centre for vocational training for young people with special education needs and a hub for new local businesses. In …
salt water pool RiversMeet Gillingham

They are all the rage across the United States. And now swimmers in Gillingham are about to get their first taste of a salt water pool. On 16 May RiversMeet leisure centre will …
UKIP Steve Unwin North Dorset

The UKIP parliamentary candidate for North Dorset at the 2015 general election has decided not to stand in the election on 8 June. Steve Unwin, who picked up 9,109 votes in 2015 and …

Plans for an ALDI supermarket in Gillingham have moved one step closer after the company lodged a formal planning application earlier this week to build the store. The proposal to build the 1,254 …
buying a car Gillingham

By Jason Crew I think we all know that most people seem to be aware of the usual things to look out for: tyres, lights, the vehicle’s general condition, any unusual engine noise, …
Guy's Marsh prison

A man is due to appear in court in connection with a fire on the roof of a building within HMP Guys Marsh near Shaftesbury. Emergency services were called to the incident at …
Dorset Police

Officers investigating reports of a robbery in Shaftesbury are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. The incident happened at around 2pm on Wednesday 3 May 2017 in the Angel …
Dorset Police

A paraglider who was reported to have been out of control in Gillingham has contacted officers to say he is safe and well. At 9.48pm on Sunday 7 May 2017 Dorset Police received …