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New offices for publisher

Dinton-based the Mark Allen Group have refurbished their Wiltshire offices, at a cost of £60,000, with the support of the Wilton Estate. The offices were opened on April 15, with speeches from Mark Allen, Lord Pembroke, and South West Wiltshire MP Andrew Murrison. Mr... read more

Salisbury Racecourse gallops to more success

By Will Bradley Another packed summer of quality horse-racing and entertainment is on the cards at the local Netherhampton track. Jeremy Martin, Clerk of the Course and Executive Director at Salisbury Racecourse, is looking forward to welcoming even more racegoers and... read more

World darts champion in action at The Wyndham

The Wyndham, Dinton hosted a night of exhibition darts with Scotty Dog Mitchell BDO Darts World Champion on April 14. The event was ticket only, and was a sell-out success with more than 85 sold. Paul and Mary, proprietors at The Wyndham for the past five years,... read more

Are Wilton woollies sales under threat?

Speculation is growing that Wilton’s century’s-old prized Sheep Fair Field is to be built on. After a flood control meeting in the town, council clerk Catherine Purves said: “Both Cllr Batchelder and I were present at the meeting, and as far as... read more

Warminster on air for 20 years

Community radio station celebrates double decade Warminster Community Radio celebrated its 20th birthday on April 1 with a buffet reception for presenters, past and present, and local dignitaries. The station, which has had 159 volunteers over the two decades, also... read more

Land trains on last stop

The costly short-lived specially-built land trains will never return to Stonehenge, after problems with design and suitability. Valley News originally reported exclusively in October, 2015, the £1.2million buses had been discovered in a former farmyard far west of... read more

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4 Villages Spring Fete – 15/05/2016 13.00 – 16.30

Location: Remembrance Field – Charlton – Donhead St Mary.

Shaftesbury Town Silver Band will entertain us whilst visiting the usual stalls and attractions.  Highlight for 2016 – Silent Auction, Classic Cars, Circus Skills, Bouncy Castles and much more.  Hot food, tea and cakes.  Free entry. Raising money for the community.

Big Country – 20/05/2016 19:30 – 22:30

Location: SWX Bristol, 15 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2JY, United Kingdom


Timeless anthems for a very Big Country…a body of work that sweeps away the test of time (Lancashire Evening Post)

, BIG COUNTRY perform classic hits and live favourites including Harvest Home – Fields of Fire – In A Big Country – Chance – Wonderland – Look Away – The Teacher

Plus many more…

Steeped in a stunning catalogue of proud and stirring hit songs such as ‘Fields of Fire’, ‘Chance’, ‘In A Big Country’ (which sold 2 million), ‘East Of Eden’ and their biggest UK hit ‘Look Away’, along with massive albums such ‘The Seer’, ‘Steeltown’, ‘Peace In Our Time’ and the triple Grammy –nominated, ‘The Crossing’, BIG COUNTRY continue to look beyond the next horizon.

The band – BRUCE WATSON (guitars/vocals); MARK BRZEZICKI (drums, vocals); JAMIE WATSON (guitars/vocals) will be augmented on stage by singer/guitarist SIMON HOUGH and bassist SCOTT WHITLEY

Big Country inject a welcome blast of post-punk adrenaline… after more than three decades, their yodelling war cries and jagged New Wave power chords still strike a stirring post-Punk nerve. (Giants Of Rock review, Classic Rock magazine, Feb. 2016 )

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Event Tel: 0117 945 0325

Feel Good Factor Event – 21/05/2016 10:00

Location: Bishopstone Village hall, Butt Lane, Bishopstone, Salisbury.  SP5 4AA

come and uplift your spirits by indulging in a variety of therapies and treats.  Stalls include: Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Jewellery, Vintage Clothes, Flowers and more.

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Bath Mat Air Cushion

Bath Mat Air Cushion for help getting in and out of a bath. No installation require, fits most baths. Cost £300 new, will accept £100 ono. 01722 239307

Chef/2nd Chef

An experienced Chef/2nd Chef is required at the Fox and Goose in Coombe Bissett.

Own transport is essential.

Salary: Negotiable

Name: Keith Smith


Tel: 01722 718437

Jobs For You

Kitchen Assistant

We’re looking for a part time Kitchen Assistant, involving shifts on weekday lunchtimes (Mon – Fri) and occasional evening and weekend cover, working a minimum of 16 hours per week.

Extra hours may be required at busy times, special events, business demands and seasonal variations.

You must have a cheerful disposition, be willing to undertake a variety of hospitality based tasks including all aspects of food prep, maintaining a clean hygienic working environment, clearing and washing crockery and equipment.

You must also be personable and be able to make clients feel welcome and their custom valued.

Applications may be made be either emailing a CV to, or by downloading an application form from our website

Salary: Variable – based on skills and experience

Name: White Horse, Quidhampton


Tel: 01722 744448

Junior Stores Assistant – Temporary

Junior Stores Assistant required with immediate start in Dinton. The role is temporary until the end of October with the possibility of a permanent role. Hours 8.00 to 5.00 Monday to Friday working with a small team picking irrigation products for dispatch. Email your CV to

Salary: TBA

Try a bus drive event

Salisbury Reds bus company is offering a try-it-and-see event for those who might like a new career as a bus driver. The local operator is hosting a special bus driving event at the city’s Livestock Market on the Netherhampton Road on Saturday, March 12.

Experienced instructors and managers, who were once drivers, will guide would-be drivers to prove just how easy it is to manoeuvre the vehicles across a specially laid-out course.

“Many people think that buses are difficult to handle – but we want to show them they’re no more tricky than driving a car once you get the hang of them,” said Salisbury Reds operations manager, Alex Chutter.

“We want to give them a chance to see if they have the aptitude, and we’re hoping many of those who attend will apply to work with us in the future.

“Across the UK, women are vastly under-represented in this industry and it would be great to see more of them consider working in our business as drivers. There is no need to book. To take part, call into the Livestock Market site between 10am and 3pm on the day.”

For more information about joining Salisbury Reds, please visit


Graphic Designer

Junior Graphic Designer required for a local media company.

An excellent opportunity has arisen within a dynamic independent publishing company based in Dinton, near Salisbury, to join a highly motivated team within its design studio.

The role will vary from magazine design through to working in conjunction with the teams and clients on a variety of design-based projects.

The applicant will be educated to degree level or hold a HND in Graphic Design or equivalent and be proficient in the use of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.  Some knowledge in web/multimedia would also be an advantage.

We are seeking a self-motivated and creative person with strong organisational and communication skills, flexible attitude and an eye for detail with the ability to work using his/her initiative.

This is a full-time vacancy, not a freelance position. The group is at an exciting period of development and expansion and offers excellent future prospects.  Friendly workplace with offices situated nine miles west of Salisbury.  Would suit candidates residing in Wiltshire with own means of transport.

Email Richard Hamshere: 

PR & Communications Junior Account Executive

Busy boutique PR agency in Tisbury (nr Salisbury), Wiltshire, is offering a junior PR account executive training for a versatile PR / journalism graduate with excellent project management, writing and communication skills. We’re looking for a fun, proactive, highly organised and meticulous person who will enjoy working as part of a team of five. This role includes writing news releases and features; general copywriting; organising photography; general research; press contact, story sell-ins and follow-up; client meetings and general team support.

Salary: £15,000

Name: Candice Bealing


Tel: 01747 871752

Therapy Room To Rent

Therapy room to rent in Shaftesbury: Massage/Chiropractic/Osteopathy/Nutrition etc. 07941031427

Agricultural stores person wanted

Agricultural stores person wanted: required by Drews of Dinton Ltd, a long established & expanding dealership near Salisbury. Fendt, Valtra, Challenger & Manitou franchises held.

Competitive salary for the right candidate. Contact Caroline on 01722 716 377 for full job description or email

Farmer Giles

Cleaning: We are looking for some part time help with the feeding and cleaning of the horses, chickens and 2 pigs at Farmer Giles as well as general yard work. 3 hours/day (mornings). Longer hours available if desired!

No age limit (up or down!) – the work would suit a retired, or semi-retired person. The main thing we are looking for is someone who enjoys working outside in a small team, is patient around animals and doesn’t mind the routine of chores that
accompanies animal care.

Please call Mary or Tony on 716981.

Bar manager/Waiting staff and Kitchen staff /Chef

We have several positions available, full time and part time these are permanent position’s , we are looking for hard working people to join our team, if you are interested in any of the position’s please call us on 01722742242 and speak to Vince or Karen. Own transport needed due to location of The Barford Inn.

Salary: fantastic rates of pay to be discussed at interview

Name: Karen and Vince kernick


Tel: 01722742242


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Burnbake Trust

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Thank you for your excellent article about us. It brought in a lot of new customers – and some who had not been here for years!

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Landlady, The Benett Arms, Semley, Dorset

Kingsway housing estate advert, we have sold the majority of our flats through your magazine. Thanks!

Nicola Gearey

Spectrum Housing Group

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Photographic project ‘Faces of Salisbury’

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Wiltshire Council leader visits unique veterans’ project

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Spitting feathers are spitting blood

Sutton Veny and Longbridge Deverill residents have formed a group called Spitting Feathers and it is spitting blood over a company’s plan for a 179,000 bird chicken factory. Residents in the two villages created Spitting Feathers to campaign against a planning... read more
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