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Lloyd Armishaw - Blackmore Vale Publisher

Why I decided to relaunch the Blackmore Vale

The Idea Let me tell you a short story about the new Blackmore Vale Magazine.I was at a small socially distanced gathering on September 1...
Compton Castle

Village unrest over castle owner’s plan

The multi-millionaire owner of Compton Castle in south Somerset has caused disquiet in the village with plans to build a garage.
 Bill Hopkins, 72, made...
Brad Jones, British Superbike Rider

Superbike ace Brad is fighting back after crash horror at Brands Hatch

Stalbridge superbiker Brad Jones is gradually being eased out of an induced coma following his terrifying crash in a race at Brand’s Hatch. Brad,...
Vicky Brunton, Farmer Tom and Vicky’s children Emilia and Arthur

Loved children’s character filmed in Vale

The loveable green animated tractor, fondly known as Ted, farmer Tom and Midge the dog have been busy filming Tractor Ted from the heart...
: North Dorset Railway

Classic cars and vintage vehicles in show

North Dorset Railway is holding a Classic Car & Vintage Vehicles show for the bank holiday weekend, August, 28-30. Along with the show is...
TiCKETY BOO: David Taylor

Shaftesbury TiC in the running for annual tourism award

The community-run tourist information centre in Shaftesbury is one of several Blackmore Vale enterprises that are contenders in the Dorset Tourism Awards. The Shaftesbury...
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‘LIKE AN OPEN PRISON’: Covid-hit Gypsies say ambulance was unable to access their camp...

By Karen Bate newsdesk@blackmorevale.net   A covid outbreak at Piddlehinton Gypsy and Traveller site has highlighted worrying difficulties for its residents. Health issues, poverty and isolation are...
Christmas Trail 2021 at Kingston Lacy in the Blackmore Vale

Spectacular Kingston Lacy Christmas Lights

While many of us are still waiting for summer to put in a late appearance (“And just what time do you call this..?!?”), and...
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...
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...