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Gillingham weather

It has become as predictable as a soggy British summer. Mere is there on occasions, so too is Sturminster Newton, Sherborne frequently gets a look in, and once in a while Shaftesbury gets …
Polling Station

Voters in the Gillingham area have been urged to check their poll cards to make sure they go to the correct polling station for the local elections on Thursday 4 May. For reasons …

  The kitchen at the Phoenix Inn may not be large or particularly glamorous but for Gino Gibbs (left) it is a place from where he can rebuild his life – and grab …
bees

 Gillingham Town Council has adopted a bold action plan to boost the population of bees and other key pollinating insects in a move which marks it out as one of the most forward-looking …
Sajid Javid Gillingham

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, has come to Gillingham to view at first hand plans for a major new housing development in the town. Mr Javid visited …
Waitrose Gillingham Simon Hoare MP

 Waitrose Gillingham has now donated a total of £100,000 to local good causes in the Gillingham area since its Community Matters scheme began in 2008. Under the scheme each Waitrose store agrees to donate £1,000 …
Gillingham Town Council

 Gillingham Town Council has defended its decision to raise its annual precept – which forms part of residents’ council tax – to £764,594.13. This represents an increase of 17.88% based on a band …
Paul Nicolson Gillingham new headteacher

The governors at Gillingham School have announced that the new headteacher to replace Lorna Lyons when she leaves this summer will be Paul Nicholson. Mr Nicholson, who will take over his duties at …
Angus Campbell Lord-Lieutenant

The Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset has paid a visit to North Dorset rugby club in Gillingham to see for himself how it operates. Angus Campbell, a former leader of Dorset County Council who has …