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A crash has closed the A303 between Sparkford and Wincanton

Crash closes A303 between Sparkford and Wincanton

A CRASH has seen traffic held on the A303 near Sparkford. The incident, on the westbound carriageway, happened before the South Cadbury turn off at...
Offcamber, in Salisbury Street, Blandford, was targeted on Tuesday morning. Picture: Google

Window and door smashed at Blandford bike shop in attempted break-in

A WINDOW and door glass were smashed at a Blandford bike shop during an attempted burglary. The damage happened at Offcamber, in Salisbury Street, at...

WIN Family Tickets with Jay Miller’s Circus

Win Family Circus Tickets The circus is coming to town! Jay Miller’s Circus to be exact, one of the UK’s premier touring productions and you...
Newell House in Sherborne

LETTER: ‘Find ways to revitalise historic building’

MAY I as a comparatively recent resident of Sherborne add my plea for action to save Newell House from further deterioration. Sherborne is blessed with...
North Dorset MP Simon Hoare is claimed to have claimed four times for £80 charges

Simon Hoare ‘claimed four times for £80 driving charges’: Report

NORTH Dorset MP Simon Hoare claimed four times for £80 motoring fines, according to a new report. Conservative Mr Hoare, who is chair of the...

£200k funding for Dorset to tackle drug use in young people

DORSET has been handed £200,000 of funding to investigate and reduce demand for drugs among young people. The cash has been allocated as part of...
Pollution has hit the headlines in recent months

LETTER: ‘MP’s column provokes a sigh with each paragraph…’

CHRIS Loder’s column – New Blackmore Vale, April 14 – provokes a sigh with each paragraph. Dorset to pilot ‘instant justice’. What could possibly go...
The event raised much-needed funds for the DCCF

Health firm’s coffee morning raises cash for Dorset cancer charity

A COFFEE morning held by a firm that helps people recover from injury and illness gave a county cancer charity a boost. Oxygen Wellbeing, based...

LETTER: ‘Government has exploited fact nurses are reluctant to strike’

I WOULD like to make some comments about Canon Woods’ article in the May 12 edition of the New Blackmore Vale. Evacuation of British citizens...
Gryphon School students at Buckingham Palace

Sherborne school pupils enjoy Buckingham Palace visit

STUDENTS got royal approval during a visit to Buckingham Palace to receive certificates. More than 60 young people from The Gryphon School in Sherborne visited...