Shops in Sherborne closed for an hour this lunchtime in protest at plans for a Tesco supermarket. Traders fear the superstore could take business away from the town centre.
Tesco is asking residents for their views. It wants to knock down a hotel on the outskirts of town to make way for the development.
A separate campaign is also underway in favour of the plan. A consultation session is being held at the moment in Digby Hall.
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It will be a bright and warm evening but clouds will arrive as midnight approaches.
After a fine end to the day, skies will turn cloudier overnight with the chance of a few showers, possibly heavy.
Skripal delivered a statement in Russian before providing further written comments in both Russian and English.