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Three main issues can affect sheep feet – scald, foot rot and codd (contagious digital dermatitis).

Lambs are growing at a speedy rate

The Zwartbles are back at the field and enjoying an abundance of grass. This is clearly providing rich milk to the ewes as the...
Tortoises have a long lifespan, so you will need to consider who will look after it when you are no longer able to. PHOTO: Pixabay/ u_ohk82lu4

Should I get a reptile as a pet?

Reptiles are beautiful and varied animals and fascinating to observe and learn about. As pets in the UK they are entirely dependent on us...
Union Flags

Her Majesty The Queen – in it for the long game

As we enter this season of celebration for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations I want to celebrate all that is good and...
Ipomea Sally

Celebrate with climbers

Planning a party in the garden? Order the champagne, pick bowls of flowers and invite your neighbours around for the festivities. Lemon Verbena scented candles...
1965 Morris Mini Cooper estimated at £18,000-20,000.

Classic Coopers coming to Charterhouse

Two classic Mini Coopers are coming to the Charterhouse classic car auction at The Haynes International Motor Museum next month. Richard Bromell said: “With more...
Coombe House School

Gold standard school opens for SEND pupils

Coombe House School in Donhead St Mary, Shaftesbury, threw open its doors to the first intake of 50 pupils and parents on 16 May,...

How to economise as the cost of living grows

We find ourselves in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis. In March, inflation reached its highest recorded level since 1992, driven by rising consumer...
Sherborne Primary’s eco committee jumps for joy in celebration of their plastic-free status

Sherborne Primary School goes plastic free

Sherborne Primary School is now officially a plastic-free school after achieving accreditation from Surfers Against Sewage. Plastic Free Schools is a pupil-led initiative designed...
Tarrant Rushton airfield memorial Royal School of Signals Andrew PM Wright

War memorial restored to glory

Soldiers from The Royal School of Signals at Blandford Forum have helped to improve a Dorset memorial at the nearby former Tarrant Rushton airfield,...
Gillingham-based glove maker Chester Jefferies is closing its doors in early June after nearly 90 years in business.

Gillingham glove maker to the Queen closes its doors

Gillingham-based glove maker Chester Jefferies is closing its doors in early June after nearly 90 years in business. The company has enjoyed a worldwide...