Environment

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Hector Gibson Fleming, CEO of Wessex Internet

Wessex Internet shortlisted for rural Oscar

A DORSET internet firm has been nominated for a rural Oscar. Wessex Internet has been revealed as a finalist in…

Award-winning lineup for adults and kids at Shaftesbury Book Festival

AWARD-winning writers will appear at the Shaftesbury Book Festival. The theme for this year’s event, taking place between March 15…

From left to right; Immediate Past GCA Chairman, Tammy Woodhouse, Mike Burks, managing director of The Gardens Group, and William Blake, GCA chair. Picture: Garden Centre Association

NBV gardening expert picks up honour for work in the industry

GARDENING expert – and New Blackmore Vale columnist – Mike Burks has received an honorary award. Mike Burks, managing director…

Blandford Bridge was closed for several hours while a stuck fallen tree was removed

Emergency work to remove tree trapped under Blandford Bridge

EMERGENCY work had to be carried out in Blandford to remove a fallen tree that was trapped under the…

New engagement ranger at Ham Hill, Jasmine Ely. Picture: Somerset Council

New ranger aims to boost Somerset attraction Ham Hill

A NEW ranger aims to bring the story of Ham Hill to the public in a new role. Jasmine Ely…

Eco’s Bryony Hammond, centre, with, from left, Laura Maidment and Charlie Squires (Julia’s House), Nicki Cluley (Lewis-Manning) and Fran Potton (Diverse Abilities). Picture: Andy Diprose/Eco Sustainable Solutions

Christmas tree collections raise £57,000 for Dorset charities

A DORSET recycling company helped raise a record £57,000 for county charities over Christmas. Eco Sustainable Solutions received collected

Th homes could be built on land south of Lower Road, Stalbridge. Picture: Google

Developer submits plans for 25 new homes in Stalbridge

NEW homes could be built on land in Stalbridge if planning permission is granted. Barratt David Wilson Homes has applied…

The use of waste water overflows has provoked a national outcry

Villages facing three months of road closures to stop wastewater overflows in Somerset

A £450,000 scheme of works is set to reduce the amount of wastewater being released into waterways in Somerset…

Photo: Peter Shallcross.

Wiltshire farmer takes the ‘elm in fight against deadly disease

A WILTSHIRE farmer is fighting back against a deadly epidemic. Dutch elm disease (DED) has killed almost all mature elms…

Schools and other groups can take part in Plant Your Pants. Picture: The Countryside Trust

Plant Your Pants this spring – to see what’s going on ‘down there’!

PEOPLE in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire are being urged to plant their pants – yes, pants – this spring,…