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Solar Panels

‘Visually intrusive’ giant solar farm approved despite huge opposition

Plans for a giant solar farm in the middle of a cherished rural Blackmore Vale landscape have been given the green light by Dorset...
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...
SHE’S A KEEPER: Rachel Sprake, who runs the Christmas market and the A Keeper’s Wife hampers and preserves

Festive market is back, and just in time for Christmas

A go-to place for Christmas gifts, where rural makers come together to offer a feast of wonderful items, is back in 3D this year,...
INVESTING: Andrew Robbins, managing director; Simon West, commercial director; Nigel Hunt, production director with the new Komori GL40 print press

Print firm in £1.5m ‘green’ investment

Shaftesbury-based and award-winning Blackmore, printers of the New Blackmore Vale, has invested £1.5m on the latest, greenest, technology as it acquires a state-of-the-art print...
GO-AHEAD: Sturminster Newton Town Council Ground Team with the replica signal

Trailway work is receiving all the right signals

North Dorset Railway (NDR) are getting all the right signals from Sturminster Newton Town Council on its environmental improvement scheme at the entrance of...
WELL DONE EVERYONE: Organisers of the Berwick Bash present the proceeds to representatives of the Stars Appeal  Pictures: Russell Emm

An amazing day: Bash nets £31k for Stars Appeal

A ‘colossal’ £31,000 was raised in just one day for the Stars Appeal at the Berwick Bash in September thanks to thousands of generous...
LEAD ROLE: Bobbie the Jack Russell at Shaftesbury Primary School

Bobbie’s a star at school

At Shaftesbury Primary School, the staff work as a team to help everyone at the school be the best that they can be. One very...
DEAL: Show president Chris Cox and the Drake family

Cancer trust marks boost to fundraising

Ducks and Drakes Cancer Trust has announced a fundraising partnership with agricultural firm CJ Cox – with £100 from every tractor going to the...
WINNERS: Dancers from the Caron Parry School of Dance in Shaftesbury with their trophies

Dancers take steps to pick up national prizes

A troupe of dancers from a Shaftesbury dance school have returned with a clutch of awards from a national competition. Dancers aged 11 to 65...
The work of Elizabeth Highwood - Left, and Pauline Dawkins - Right

Stunning art on show at charity exhibition this weekend

A stunning art exhibition this weekend is the culmination of a creative collaboration of acclaimed artists to raise money for The Trussell Trust and...