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Weldmar branching out with tree collection

Weldmar Hospicecare will be collecting and recycling real Christmas trees from across Dorset in early January. For a suggested…

Solar farms plans under discussion

The possibility of two large solar farms within eight kilometres of each other in the Blackmore Vale has been…

Story writers are club’s virtual winners

Blandford Rotary Club’s annual Short Story competition in its sixth year took a very different form when it was…

Councils oppose caravan site

A proposed residential gypsy caravan site has met with strong opposition from both Gillingham and Mere town councils. The site…

Plans for 600 homes formally opposed

The chairman’s casting vote clinched a formal objection to 600 new homes for Blandford. The town council met to…

Fears for future of closed injury unit at hospital

The charity arm of The Yeatman Hospital in Sherborne fear the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) could become a “convenient…

The show goes on… After all these years, town’s arts in the right place

Shaftesbury’s thriving arts centre is housed in the old covered market in the centre of the Saxon hilltop town….

Charity shop open during new lockdown

Norddis (North Dorset Disability Information Service), a charity supporting the elderly, the disabled and their carers in Gillingham, is…

Remains to be seen after village dig

Elizabeth’s story of the unearthing of around 22,500 early fourth century Roman coins in a field next to her…

Dedicated to followers of fashion

How did Lucy Locket lose her pocket?
The answer may lie in the newly acquired early Georgian provincial lady’s gown…