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Lloyd Armishaw - Blackmore Vale Publisher

Why I decided to relaunch the Blackmore Vale

The Idea Let me tell you a short story about the new Blackmore Vale Magazine.I was at a small socially distanced gathering on September 1...
Brad Jones, British Superbike Rider

Superbike ace Brad is fighting back after crash horror at Brands Hatch

Stalbridge superbiker Brad Jones is gradually being eased out of an induced coma following his terrifying crash in a race at Brand’s Hatch. Brad,...
Compton Castle

Village unrest over castle owner’s plan

The multi-millionaire owner of Compton Castle in south Somerset has caused disquiet in the village with plans to build a garage.
 Bill Hopkins, 72, made...
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‘LIKE AN OPEN PRISON’: Covid-hit Gypsies say ambulance was unable to access their camp...

By Karen Bate newsdesk@blackmorevale.net   A covid outbreak at Piddlehinton Gypsy and Traveller site has highlighted worrying difficulties for its residents. Health issues, poverty and isolation are...
Boss it with elderflower posset!

Boss it with elderflower posset!

Every year around this time I consider planting an Elder in the garden. It flowers now and the intoxicating smell is heaven scent! I make...
Open Fridge officially open and it’s giving away food

Open Fridge officially open and it’s giving away food and cutting waste

Shaftesbury is heralding a novel way to cut food waste while giving townsfolk easy access to fresh, nutritious food after the Open Fridge was...
Blackmore Vale, Londoner outbids shepherd for rotten old hut

Come Buy, Londoner outbids shepherd for rotten old hut

I wanted it for my wife: Sheep farmer outbid in battle for £16k shepherd’s hut By Steve Keenan newsdesk@blackmorevale.net The sheep farmer who finally lost a £16k...
St Mary’s School near Shaftesbury

Rumours over potential buyer for school

An £8m deal is close to being signed for the sale of St Mary’s School near Shaftesbury. The school went bust this summer and a...
Electric car charge points to be installed in the Vale

At last! Electric car charge points to be installed in the Vale

A network of new charge points for electric vehicles is due to go live across North Dorset next month.
 A total of 44 chargers will...
‘UNDERUSED’: Sturminster Marshall Golf Course

County Local Plan draft under attack

The draft Dorset Local Plan, which is out to public consultation until March 15, has been criticised by Blandford town councillors for grouping the...