A sneak peek into St Mary’s Shaftesbury as it transforms into Centre of Excellence for Dorset with £10m SEND School

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It’s the sense of calm that is most striking at St Mary’s Shaftesbury. The dinner bell is silent and poignant displays of artwork lie abandoned by pupils and staff who always expected to return to their much loved school. An old newspaper dated 4 March 2020 gives a sense of time stood still. But behind […]

14yr old Stalbridge girl, Ruby ‘The Pocket Rocket’ Else-White, named one of ‘Europe’s top boxing prospects’.

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Ruby Else-White has been recognised as one of Europe’s top talents at just 14-years-old. “It was mad!” Ruby said of the competition in Sweden early last year. Now aged 14, Ruby was just 12 when she won “I’d competed all weekend, and won all my bouts to get the gold for my weight. It was […]

The Swanage Railway – keeping the days of steam alive.

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Featuring assigned and socially distanced seating, Covid-safe steam trains have resumed between Norden, Corfe Castle and Swanage – after the lifting of Government restrictions. Southern Railway 1940s Battle of Britain class Bulleid Pacific No. 34072 ‘257 Squadron’ haul the first steam train out of Swanage since Tuesday, 29 December, 2020. Swanage Railway trustee and passenger […]