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Gillingham Community Christmas Day meal at the Methodist Hall

For anyone who would like company and a Christmas Day meal, a warm welcome awaits guests living in Gillingham or any of the surrounding towns and villages – singles, couples or families. Please contact gillinghamchristmasmeal@gmail.com or 01747 823699

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Lads and Dad Week by Rik Lonsdale

It sounded like a good idea. A week away with my two sons, ten and twelve, all blokes together, give Abigail a break. It would also drag the two of them away from the obsession that’s occupied most of their … Read More

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Next Steps Evening at Gillingham School

On Thursday 1st November, from 6pm to 8pm, Gillingham School is thrilled to be staging its Next Steps Careers Fair for students of years 9 to 13, their parents and those of neighbouring schools. This is our fifth year of … Read More

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Mental Health Support Group in Shaftesbury

GROUP FOR ANYONE WITH MENTAL HEALTH DIFFICULTIES MEETS 1ST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH 2PM – 4PM, DROP IN £2 PER PERSON INCLUDING REFRESHMENTS TRICURO, TRINITY CENTRE, BIMPORT, SHAFTESBURY SP7 8BW PLEASE CONTACT AMANDA FOR MORE INFORMATION ON 07749 062 327 … Read More

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New CCTV in Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Town Council has commissioned local company Partnership Security to install a replacement CCTV system in Shaftesbury. Preparation for this regeneration began in 2013 and the Council is pleased to say that the project is nearing completion. Partnership Security are … Read More

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Shirley Allum Fashion Show

London, Paris, New York and now Shaftesbury has its own very special Fashion Show. On Wednesday 19 September Shirley Allum Fashions and Lingerie from the High Street will host a Charitable show at Shaftesbury Arts Centre.   In aid of ‘Brain … Read More

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Terry Lucas Photography

I’m a professional, full-time photographer with a passion for providing my customers with great value for money. I have a reputation for being approachable and good humoured. I’m based in Gillingham, Dorset and mainly work in the Southwest, but I also … Read More

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‘Opposites Attract’ by Rik Lonsdale

We have so much in common. We like the same music, movies, everything. But mostly we both love food. Eating is our great pleasure. We have adventurous tastes. Thai, Japanese, Turkish, Mongolian, we try them all. I ask her to … Read More

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Glitter Run

On a hot sunny Sunday afternoon in May three trainers from The Toning Suite in Gillingham,  Dorset took part in The Glitter Run at Wincanton Racecourse. The event was in aid of St Margarets Hospice which is based in Somerset. … Read More

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Dextra 40th Anniversary Football Tournament

With the prospects of another predictable FA cup final and a Royal wedding on the same day, we thought it would be a good idea to offer a distraction. Mindful that the FIFA World cup is around the corner and … Read More

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