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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…

Pub’s shop is needed more than ever

Almost a decade ago, Stourpaine lost its village shop and post office. Its inhabitants were facing a journey to…

Owls’ home saved in £30k roof project

Carpenters, tilers and scaffolders have swooped to the rescue of the beloved but endangered barn owls of Bere Marsh…

Musical therapy for people with dementia moves online

A north Dorset charity has switched its music sessions for people with dementia online to try and help lift…

School’s poppy day tribute to the fallen

North Cadbury Primary School commemorated Remembrance Day 2020 with a Garden of Remembrance.

Scout fundraiser axed due to costs

A paper recycling scheme that raised money for St Mary Gillingham Scout Group has been scrapped after more than…

‘Bravest village’ crown rekindles war memories

A public spat over siting a Tommy statue at Shillingstone war memorial has resurfaced a fascinating story of the…

Illuminated start to festive season

Christmas is coming, and in Blandford it came early in the first week of November with the promised illumination…