The Christmas lights in Shaftesbury will be turned on by a local celebrity tonight. Carl Barlow played the baker's boy who pushed his bike up Gold Hill in the iconic Hovis advert 40 years ago. For the first time ever, the hill will be lit up as part of the celebrations.
The Dorset house made famous in the Hovis advert has been sold at auction for considerably more than expected
The estate agent described the single storey home on Shaftesbury's Gold Hill as needing some attention but this afternoon it sold for £317,000
A tiny rundown cottage on Shaftesbury's famous Gold Hill is expected to fetch £250,000 at auction this afternoon. The single storey home is said by estate agents to have scope for improvement.
It's sited on the hill made famous by a television advert for bread.
It's one of the most recognisable streets in the country - made famous by the Hovis TV ad. Gold Hill in Shaftesbury draws thousands of tourists with its chocolate box setting.
Now it's drawing house hunters too. One of the properties on the steep incline is up for auction tomorrow. We sent Martin Dowse through the keyhole!
A Dorset cottage immortalised in a television advert for Hovis bread is up for sale. It shows a bakery boy struggling with his bike up the steep and cobbled Gold Hill in Shaftesbury.
The famous location is thought to have helped pushed the price of the bungalow to in excess of £200,000.
A new £30,000 war memorial in the Dorset town of Shaftesbury is to be removed and placed into temporary storage.
English Heritage had threatened to prosecute the town council for building it too close to the 9th-century abbey.
The memorial is to remember old regiments including the 'Devon and Dorsets' and the people who served in them.
The council is now looking into potential new sites.
A Town Council in Dorset has been told it's broken the law by putting up a new war memorial.
A ceremony to dedicate the memorial in the town of Shaftesbury has now been cancelled.
Our Dorset correspondent, Duncan Sleightholme, has more.
A West Country council has been told it's broken the law by putting up a new war memorial.
A ceremony to dedicate the memorial in the town of Shaftesbury has now been cancelled. Our Dorset correspondent, Duncan Sleightholme, has more.