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Woman lay dead ‘for months’

Police stressed they had ruled out crime after a local lady lay dead in her home in a quiet village. She may have been there for months, but Wiltshire Police yesterday said: ”We are not treating this as suspicious.” ‘Recluse’ 68-year-old Maureen Womersley was rarely... read more

Co-op robbed

Wiltshire Police are calling for witnesses after a robbery at the Co-op, Kelsey Road, Salisbury on Tuesday evening, April 18. At about 9.45pm two males wearing hooded tops walked into the shop and demanded money from the till. The counter assistant was assaulted and... read more

Rubicon for breakfast

By Will Bradley Sarah Roberts from Team Rubicon was guest speaker at the Wilton and District Business breakfast on April 11 at the Swan@Stoford. The disaster relief organisation, based in Chilmark, matches modern ex-military professionals with the chaos of disaster... read more

Man drank himself to death

A Polish man found dead in a car park in Salisbury died from drinking too much alcohol, an inquest in Salisbury, was told. An investigation was ordered into how 40-year-old Eugeniusz Niedziolko died. He was identified by fingerprints. He was found at 8am in the Lush... read more

Police move into community hub

Wiltshire Police are moving to the new Nadder Health and Wellbeing Centre, Tisbury. The West Wiltshire Community Policing Team (CPT), based in Warminster, will use the centre as a base  for the Tisbury area. No details were given about the use of the old dedicated... read more

New warehouse store open in Wilton

The Alabaré Wilton Emporium officially opened on Warminster Road, Wilton, on April 8. Rev John Proctor OBE, Alabaré founder, and Mayor of Wilton Cllr Trevor Batchelder held a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “Many – items on display have been refurbished by the Alabaré... read more

Wilton death – man cleared of murder

A man has been cleared of killing a Polish woman who was found dead in a flat in Wilton. Murder squad detectives led by Detective Chief Inspector Jeremy Carter investigated for three months how 35- year-old Aneta Jarosz died. An inquest was told the preliminary cause... read more

Entries invited for Mere LitFest poetry competition

Fanny Charles Mere Literary Festival, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, in inviting entries for its popular biennial poetry competition, organised by Pennybank Writers of Mere. Poems can be on any subject and of no more than 40 lines.  The closing date... read more

New educational partnership opens

After almost two years of planning and preparation, Magna Learning Partnership opened as a Multi Academy Trust on April 1. Formed by three secondary schools in Salisbury and the surrounding area, the Trust opened with about 1,700 students in the three partner schools,... read more

Events for week of 24 April 2017

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History through a Lens: Iconic Photographs from the Incite Project

Tuesday, 4 April @ 12:30 - Tuesday, 9 May @ 17:00

Salisbury Big Business Event

Tuesday, 25 April - Thursday, 27 April
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History through a Lens: Iconic Photographs from the Incite Project

Tuesday, 4 April @ 12:30 - Tuesday, 9 May @ 17:00

Salisbury Big Business Event

Tuesday, 25 April - Thursday, 27 April

Wedding Fair

Thursday, 27 April @ 18:00 - 21:00


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Pocket spring mattress

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Piano stool

Adjustable height single piano stool. Wood, well built, VGC. £45.00. 07787394602


Tumble dryer

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Dishwasher. Bosch. 2 years old. Excellent condition. Selling as new house has built-in dishwasher. £95. 01794 884979.


Little used Wessex UBGT 53, 5′ x 3′ unbraked 14″ sides. Price: £275. 01722 790508


Spotlight. Powerful, adjustable on tripod. Suitable for hall. £110. 01722 742902.


Churchill – Roy Jenkins and Churchill – a life. Two books. £9. 01722 742902.

Carrying basket

Carrying basket, bed, litter box; would suit medium-sized animal. £40. 01722 742902.

Jobs For You

Sales & Marketing Administrator

MJ Abbott Ltd requires a full time Sales & Marketing Administrator to join our Sales Team.  Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm.  A full job description is available.  Deadline for applications is Friday April 28 2017. Email:... read more

Workshop Administrator

MJ Abbott Ltd requires a full time Workshop Administrator. Please contact Jules Simmons jules.simmons@mjabbott.co.uk for an application pack and job description. Closing date April 10 2017 read more

Holiday Lodge Change-over

Help needed with holiday lodge change over days. Cleaning, bed linen etc.. On average 6 hours a week. Based in Teffont. Please call Mary on 07799 768887 for more details. Salary: £10/hour Name: Mary Corrie Email: mary@corrie-deane.com Tel: 07799... read more

Stores Assistant

LWS Irrigation Ltd require a stores assistant to work with their small, friendly team in Dinton. No experience necessary, training will be given. Hours – Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm. Please send CV by email. Salary: Negotiable Name: Mick Regan Email:... read more

Full-time Garden and Landscape staff

JCB Garden/Landscape require additional staff to join a friendly team to maintain quality gardens in the South. The applicants will hold a full, clean driving licence. Duties will include total grounds maintenance to include grass cutting (tractor and pedestrian),... read more

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Nick Andrew and Wylye Valley Art Trail

By Fanny Charles Nick Andrew, who was one of the founders of Wylye Valley Art Trail, will be opening his studio at Bull Mill, Crockerton, for this year’s trail from May 27 to June 4. But Nick is also looking for a London gallery to show the paintings he has been... read more

A car you buy with your emotion

Pictures and words copyright Dominic Parkes 2017 I think the Fiat media co-ordinator was on the verge of changing her number and email address such was my dogged pursuit of reviewing the Fiat Spider. Almost weekly, I could be heard whining and pleading to secure the... read more

Racecourse gallops to success

By Will Bradley Significant investment for another premier season at the popular track is giving Salisbury Racecourse a good run into the new season. The racecourse team are gearing up for another successful summer of 16 flat-race meetings and live-music events at the... read more

New play’s true tale

A play by agricultural story editor of The Archers Graham Harvey and AJ Kroon, former producer of The Archers, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero, a West Country Land Army girl in an enduring romance. No Finer Life is set in the Oxfordshire... read more

New campus traffic warning

No objection was raised by Warminster Town council members to plans for a new hotel resort, water park, business conference facility and an immersive animal experience at Longleat. But members warned Wiltshire Council of ‘the potential for serious traffic congestion... read more

Fresh and very stylish Toyota

Pictures and words copyright Dominic Parkes ‘Inspired by the multifaceted precision of a diamond with a sculptured look and powerfully expressive lines’ reads the hyperbole in the sales brochure. For a moment, I thought I was reading one of those stuttering, confused... read more

Salisbury duo bring Salisbury Plain to centre stage

By Will Bradley Echo’s End, set on Salisbury Plain in 1915 and written by local playwright Barney Norris, runs in Salisbury Playhouse main theatre from March 29 to April 15. Barney and director Alice Hamilton grew up in Salisbury and met through Salisbury Playhouse’s... read more

Community radio on air for the city

By Will Bradley A radio revolution in Salisbury comes with the launch of a new community station based in the heart of the city, now broadcasting live in the surrounding area. Sarum Radio was launched on February 5 and is based in the Old Fire Station Enterprise... read more

Bell Inn rings in the changes

By Will Bradley South Newton’s Bell Inn has rung in the changes and been completely refurbished. New owners David and Nicky are welcoming back visitors to the 300-year-old rural pub on the A36 not far from Wilton. The couple took over the premises in July last year... read more

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