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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...
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,...
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...
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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...
: 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...

Parish pledges to preserve atmosphere

Motcombe Parish Council has issued its response during the consultation period of the Dorset Council Local Plan, which sets out its vision for the...

Developer launches appeal in plan for 135 homes & school

An appeal has been lodged by Persimmon Homes (South Coast) against Dorset Council’s failure to determine its proposals of land south of the A30...
NEW OWNER: Richard Whittemore

Empty retail site makes £656k at auction

The value of commercial property may be falling but it was not evident last week, when a vital shopping retail site in Shaftesbury sold...
IT’S IN THE BAG: Marnhull Pickers in action

Litter pickers on the verge of tidiness

Enjoying the restorative powers of nature is more important than ever and hundreds of villagers are taking an hour or two out of their...
Electric car charge points to be installed in the Vale

At last! Electric car charge points to be installed in the Vale

A network of new charge points for electric vehicles is due to go live across North Dorset next month.
 A total of 44 chargers will...