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Morrisons Daily Comes To Shaftesbury

Morrisons Daily Comes To Shaftesbury

The former Somerfield and Budgens supermarket store on Bell Street, Shaftesbury, will re-open as a Morrisons Daily on Thursday 13thJanuary 2022, and will be...
Ye Olde Two Brewers Inn

Landlords hail ‘fair’ licence conditions

The landlords of a Shaftesbury pub has thanked supporters after they helped win a ‘fair and balanced outcome’ at a council licence review. Chris and...
Sturminster Newton county councillor Carole Jones at The Vale Pantry

New community food shop in the battle to feed hungry children

A different and dignified community food shop in Sturminster Newton has fed some 470 hungry people, of which 225 are children in North Dorset...

Foodbank feeding nearly 2,000 people

A hunger-free future is the ambition of the Trussell Trust, which provides emergency food and dignified support from its 1,200 food bank centres to...
The Blackmore Vale, Antelope Inn

The Antelope Inn in Hazelbury Bryan

Welcome to The Antelope Inn. I recently had the opportunity to chat to its owner Alasdair Warren, whose family have lived in Dorset for...
CHOC A BLOC: Netty Oakley-Prior with her certificates from the Great Taste Awards. Inset below: Cacao beans

You’ve got Great Taste, and here’s a prize to prove it

By Miranda Robertson newsdesk@blackmorevale.net Several Blackmore Vale producers have triumphed in the Great Taste Awards – including a prized three stars for a Somerton chocolatier. Craft...
The Lovington Bakery, Wincanton - The Blackmore Vale Magazine

NEW: Undercover Restaurant Reviewer

When it comes to restaurant or food recommendations, Wincanton rarely pops up with a suggestion. But now I can reveal not one, but two...
MUCH ADO ABOUT THIS: The award-winning Shakespeare Cheese from The Book & Bucket Company

To brie or not to brie: Shakespeare Cheese is a winner

My cheese board this Christmas is guaranteed to give my guests the wow factor as the delicious Shakespeare Cheese from Cranborne will be the...

Foodbank donations appeal

Care homes in North Dorset are taking in foodbank donations after a surge in demand. Colten Care has joined forces with Dorset foodbanks to...
Paul Buttling with his champion sausages and his trophy

Paul crowned champion of sausages

Q: What happened when Ludlow butcher Paul Buttling won an award that recognised his sausages as the best in the country? A: He sold...

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