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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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The Veteran’s Dream – A ‘Young Persons’ Opera

The Veteran’s Dream – A ‘Young Persons’ Opera. Two of our dedicated young soloists, Eden and David, will be joining other members of the community who will be taking part in the opera on Saturday, 13th October at 2.30 p.m. … Read More

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St Mary the Virgin School

The children in our Outstanding Early Years Unit have had an exciting start to the summer term. Both our Reception Class and Shooting Stars Nursery have had visits from 8 day old lambs kindly brought in by in by a … Read More

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Jane Stokes – “Mere Mortal”

Local musician, Jane Stokes, has achieved a long-held ambition of recording her first album of Harp music. Jane, who lives in Child Okeford, plays fourteen tracks of varied music from the repertoire for Celtic harp. Much of the music Jane … Read More

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MermaidsUK takes part in brand new ITV series

MermaidsUK took part in a brand new ITV series, Give It A Year Episode 5 on ITV Monday 14th May 2018, 8pm. MermaidsUK took part in Give It A Year, a brand new ITV series. The company is run by Mother and Daughter … Read More

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Shaftesbury’s Unsung Heroes will be recognised through new annual awards

  Shaftesbury Civic Society will salute the town’s most community-minded resident, club or organisation with a new, annual prize. The winner of the first of the annual Rachel Caldwell awards will be announced during the society’s Civic Day event on … Read More

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Shaftesbury Fringe to feature award winning short films

Shaftesbury Fringe is adding independent movies to this summer’s event, in a new partnership with the Purbeck Film Festival. Three up-and-coming directors from the region will attend a screening of their works, each lasting approximately 12 minutes, at Shaftesbury Arts … Read More

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