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Stalbridge dig reveals past of Dorset’s fifth largest house-2

Stalbridge dig reveals past of Dorset’s fifth largest house

  When the Dorset Diggers Community Archaeology Group was formed six years ago the first meeting determined that this was not to be a hobby...

Gillingham talks facts, myths and climate change

  Gillingham Town Council is inviting everyone to an online presentation by Dr Haydon Mort, a geochemist, science communicator and founder of Geologize Limited, on...
Cowboy and lasso added to the cattle sign on the A30 outside East Stour-2

Cracking highway code to reveal ID of Banksy tribute

  A year has passed but the identity of the elusive Dorset Banksy remains unknown. Since last autumn, seven road signs on or close to...

Recycling wizard Alison’s charity collection

  How many crisp packets are there in 22 kilos of them? A Shaftesbury woman can tell you, after collecting the mammoth amount in a...
Bikers gathered on the Milldown car park for their third annual Halloween ride through Blandford

Bikers all revved up with the spirit of Halloween ride-out

  Bikers gathered on the Milldown car park in the darkness on Saturday, but then the lights were switched on to reveal the ghoulish masks...

Anger over car parking charge plan

  An announcement by Dorset Council that car park charges are to be imposed from 8am to 8pm each day including Sundays has been greeted...

County councillors oppose move to charge for parking

  Both Blandford’s county councillors have opposed the move, saying they will be questioning officers and voicing their objections to the portfolio holder and leader...
HERE FOR YOU: Neil MacBean is the new manager at Gillingham Foodbank

New manager for town’s foodbank

  Gillingham Foodbank has a new manager. Hannah ‘Han’ Gibbons has decided to step back from managing the foodbank in order to focus on heading...
MO-GNIFICENT: Ben Jones as he may look come November 30

Handlebars are wunderbar at law firm

  Solicitors in Blandford are tackling a particularly hair- raising case in tribute to a much-loved colleague.
 Staff at Blanchards Bailey are taking part in Movember...
Sergeant Instructor TKQ Raratabu, on the right, at Blandford Cemetery with his colleagues

Signals soldiers help out with gravestone tidy-up

  REMEMBRANCE activities will sadly be restricted this year with covid restrictions making the usual gatherings and parade impossible. But work recently carried out in...