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Vaccine joy as jabs start

Here is Dr Madeleine Ford administering the jab to the first two Blandford residents receiving their vaccinations at Whitecliff…

St Mary’s to become a special school

St Mary’s School near Shaftesbury is to remain in use as a teaching establishment, serving Dorset children with special…

Urgent appeal to help children with tech for online lessons

An urgent Laptop Appeal has been launched by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles to give disadvantaged primary school…

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…

New £23m Octagon theatre planned

Councillors were set to debate a potential £23 million investment for arts and entertainment in South Somerset – including…

Recruitment starts for 32 new roles

A family dairy in Shaftesbury which has been selling cream and cheese since the 1930s is starting the search…

£354k invested in creative learning

Dorset’s Arts University is set to offer students – particularly those in rural areas – vastly improved resources in…

A walk around… Charlton Marshall

This is an undulating walk of about seven miles, giving wide views over the Vale and visiting interesting features. Start…

Welcome to ‘a ray of sunshine’ in a new world of shopping

As you sit at position 3,094 in your online supermarket queue or stand in position 23 outside the supermarket…

New community food shop in the battle to feed hungry children

A different and dignified community food shop in Sturminster Newton has fed some 470 hungry people, of which 225…