Essential daily news, conversation and information for Shaftesbury and the villages of the Cranborne Chase and Blackmore Vale areas of North Dorset and South Wiltshire.
The Alfred Daily – 7th May 2021
On today’s Alfred Daily: The return of Shaftesbury’s swifts celebrated | Maltings roads will be adopted soon | Fibre internet for Melbury and Guys Marsh this year | Busy Shaftesbury-area road to close | Belle Street plan winery gig | Shaftesbury what’s ons | School academy trustee wanted | Soundscapes -a woodpecker and sheep at Rushmore Woods
The Alfred Daily – 6th May 2021
On today’s Alfred Daily: Action needed over Maltings rats | Shaftesbury’s war memorials | Italian trials alfresco dining | Shaftesbury artist Eric Bailey | Cartoons to keep kids safe | Laura Langley on Aquafit | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Sunset on Park Walk
The Alfred Daily – 5th May 2021
On today’s Alfred Daily: Dorset Council cultural strategy | Shaftesbury mayor re-elected | Green Party Dorset PCC candidate | Free kit for Shaftesbury litter pickers | Meet Mary Myers’ new ducklings | May in North Dorset farming | Dawn chorus on Coppice Street
The Alfred Daily – 4th May 2021
On today’s Alfred Daily: St John’s Hill HGV ban eligibility test | Shaftesbury’s documentary maker Mark Kidel | Celebration of Shaftesbury button-making | Wildlife friendly gardener Dirty Nails | Dorset’s Labour Police Commissioner candidate | Breach Common birdsong
The Alfred Daily – 3rd May 2021
On today’s Alfred Daily: Appeal for witnesses to fatal accident | Shaftesbury woman’s TV judge debut | Reduced town centre speed limit fails | Staycationing Brits want to see Gold Hill | Shaftesbury fire crew rescue cat | Emma Vallender’s free book exchange | A goldfinch on Umbers Hill
The Alfred Daily – 2nd May 2021
On today’s Alfred Daily: Latest Shaftesbury COVID-19 rates | Shaftesbury’s cast iron grave markers | Collisions close A350 and B3081 | Seeing red over St James yellow lines | Kate and Karren discuss 1938 cookbook | Barkley Johnson’s story ‘A Series of Unrelated Events’ | Nightfall at Duncliffe Woods
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Listening to This is Alfred Daily keeps me connected to what is happening locally. Now part of my morning routine which I thoroughly enjoy.