Award-winning children’s author Lauren Child visiting a school who applied for free Woodland Trust trees

Thousands of free trees planted in the Vale – how to get yours

TREES form a major part of the UK’s journey towards net zero. And schools, sports clubs and community groups are…

Wiltshire tree wardens got some top advice from experts at Stourhead. Pictures: Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire tree wardens get expert tips during Stourhead visit

WILTSHIRE tree wardens got an insight into how some of the country’s most important trees are cared during a…

The e-bikes are expected to arrive later this summer Picture: Beryl

E-bike scheme is coming to Dorchester

A NEW electric bike scheme is being rolled out in Dorchester, Portland and Weymouth later this summer. 

Three men are in court following the incident in December 2023

Three men in court following Pulham hunting incident

THREE men have appeared in court in connection with a hunting incident in North Dorset. Dorset Police received a report…

Sue Adams, chairman of Stalbridge Town Council Katie Garland and cllr Pauline Batstone from Sturminster Newton Town Council - complete with hitchhiker’s towel Picture: Pauline Batstone

Book on life of one of Stalbridge’s “most famous sons”, Douglas Adams, gifted to council

A BOOK detailing the life of one of Stalbridge’s “most famous sons”, the popular author Douglas Adams, was gifted…

Cllr Nick Ireland, inset, put forward the nature emergency motion. Pictures: Dorset Council

‘Nature emergency’ declaration in Dorset backed by leaders

DORSET is in a “nature emergency”. The declaration came at a meeting of Dorset Council on Thursday (July 18), when…

Teacher Fran Ellis, with the school's Eco Committee Picture: Sherborne Primary School

Sherborne school’s eco-heroes get special award

SHERBORNE Primary School was awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag…

Employees are hoping to raise more than £12,000 for charity Picture: McCarthy Stone

Jurassic Coast walk on track to raise vital funds for older people support charity

95 WALKERS will make their way along Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast path later this month to raise money to…

The mattress was dumped in a layby in Zeals. Picture: Wiltshire Council

£1,000 fine for Zeals resident who dumped a mattress in a village layby

DUMPING a mattress in a village layby resulted in a £1,000 fine for one Zeals resident. Wiltshire Council issued a…

The crash happened on the A30 near Sherborne. Picture: Google

Crash on A30 Yeovil Road near Sherborne leaves person injured

A PERSON was treated by paramedics after a crash on the A30 between Yeovil and Sherborne this morning. The incident…

Man ordered to pay £4,000 compensation over Dorchester graffiti

A 20-YEAR-old man has been ordered to pay more than £4,000 in compensation after admitting 10 counts of criminal…

Villagers packed Motcombe Village Hall for the meeting. Picture: Google

Residents quiz developer over rumours of new homes in Motcombe

A PACKED meeting saw residents raise concerns over potential development of a site in Motcombe. Representatives from developer CG Fry…

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How the new Wincanton development could look. Picture: Origin3/LVA

Anger over plan for 650 homes, care home, shops and more in Wincanton

PLANS for up to 650 homes, shops and more on a 66-hectare site in west Wincanton have been submitted…

Castle Gardens praised for innovation at regional awards

Castle Gardens praised for innovation at regional awards

CASTLE Gardens in Sherborne, Dorset took first place in The Barton Grange Trophy for Commercial Innovation and Creativity at…

James Beattie, father of Matty Hull Richard Hull, and Dave Hughes Picture: George Jeans

Ex-Saints stars David Hughes and James Beattie pay tribute at Matty Hull Memorial Match

TWO ex Southampton FC players visited Wiltshire on Saturday (July 13) to take part in a memorial football tournament. Midfielder…

The current car wash at the Morrisons filling station in Wincanton would be demolished. Pictures: Google/MFG/Somerset Council

Morrisons petrol filling station shop in Wincanton set for major makeover

THE Morrisons filling station in Wincanton could be extended – and the car wash demolished – if new plans…

People can step back in time to places like Maiden Newton and Dorchester via the new videos. Pictures: GWR

Train station QR codes take Vale passengers back in time

PEOPLE of a certain age, while standing on a station platform waiting for a train, may well cast their…

Pupils at Sherborne Abbey Primary School were praised in the SIAMS report

“Polite, courteous and thoughtful” Sherborne pupils praised after school inspection

“THIS is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it”. So runs the basis…

The school celebrating being an Outstandingly Happy School Picture: Hazelbury Bryan Primary School 

Dorset primary school is double award winner

HAZELBURY Bryan Primary School was recognised with two awards for its efforts to uplift pupils and to create a…

Carpetright in Salisbury - which will stay open for now. Picture: Google

1,800 jobs at risk as Carpetright set for administration

MORE than 1,800 jobs are at risk after Carpetright announced it was set to appoint administrators. The firm, which has…

It is understood people are being evicted to accommodate servicepeople in Wincanton. Pictures: NBV/Ethan Wilkinson/Unsplash

Dozens of Wincanton households being evicted by MoD: Claim

THE rental market in Wincanton could be set for a shock as dozens of households face eviction from properties…