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Ladies wot knit – baby blankets

The ladies of Wilton's Friday 'Busy Fingers' craft group and Wilton Mothers' Union joined a new project after a request from the Maternity Unit at Salisbury District Hospital. Although many new mums take in a cot blanket for their new babies, the unit needs a stock...

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Parking talks are positive

Talks are progressing well to resolve the problem of serious abuse of car parking at Wilton Shopping Village. Businesses and their staffs have been unable to use the shopping centre car park at certain times because the area was being taken up by non-users of the...

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Salisbury Council budget: no increase

Salisbury City Council has decided not to increase the 2019-2020 precept, the part of the council tax collected by Wiltshire Council but paid to the city council. The budget includes funding for play area equipment, refurbishing some public toilets, funding the second...

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Ambulance costs soar

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance needs help to meeting soaring costs if it is to continue saving lives. The running costs increased by 15% to £3.75 million due to staffing from the NHS working for the charity, including advanced training and masters degrees in critical care...

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Car park ban could close club

Bowls club members, tennis players and others who enjoy outdoor activity are fuming about the sudden decision by Eagle One, who operate the Wilton Shopping Village, to ban them from parking in its open car parks. For more than 20 years, Wilton Bowls Club members have...

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Whites extend Exeter City loan

Salisbury FC has confirmed they have agreed an extension of Jack Sparkes' loan from Exeter City for the remainder of the season, including potential play-off games. The 18-year-old has impressed manager Steve Claridge who considers Sparkes a valuable addition to the...

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Film director dies after fall from church tower

A well-known television documentary director plunged ‘about 30 feet’ to his death from an ancient village church tower as he was ‘filming the dawn’. The tragedy left Ebbesbourne Wake, near Salisbury, ‘absolutely devastated’. Matthew Pelly, 41, was found by a dog...

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Driver to get road repair bill

A get-tough Highways England is to bill a lorry driver for thousands of pounds for wrecking 170 yards of the central reservation of one of the country’s busiest trunk roads. The agency worked around the clock for three days to repair the horrific damage on the A303 at...

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Olympic stars fete City athletes

Olympic athletics stars Chris Thompson and Jemma Simpson added an extra dimension to a glittering annual awards night celebrated on Saturday by City of Salisbury athletics and running club. Silver medallist behind Mo Farah in the European 10,000m final at Barcelona in...

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Shaftesbury tax relief

Householders in Shaftesbury can feel some relief that Shaftesbury Town Council has set its budget for the coming year with no increase in the council tax precept. The council met on January 8 to set its budget for the coming year and draw up a five-year budget...

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Five arrested in Warminster area

Five arrests and wide range of items were seized after a Police sting operation targeting drug use in West Wiltshire last week (January 17). Class A drugs and related drug paraphernalia, a firearm, a large quantity of cash, mobile phones and suspected stolen bank...

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Show-stopping snowdrops

Someone should tell the snowdrops that the worst may be yet to come. At Kingston Lacy, a National Trust property near Wimborne, one of the best snowdrop displays in Dorset stretches through the 40-acre garden for 1.5 miles and is at its best throughout early February....

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Ladies wot knit – baby blankets

The ladies of Wilton's Friday 'Busy Fingers' craft group and Wilton Mothers' Union joined a new project after a request from the Maternity Unit at Salisbury District Hospital. Although many new mums take in a cot blanket for their new babies, the unit needs a stock...

read more

Parking talks are positive

Talks are progressing well to resolve the problem of serious abuse of car parking at Wilton Shopping Village. Businesses and their staffs have been unable to use the shopping centre car park at certain times because the area was being taken up by non-users of the...

read more

Salisbury Council budget: no increase

Salisbury City Council has decided not to increase the 2019-2020 precept, the part of the council tax collected by Wiltshire Council but paid to the city council. The budget includes funding for play area equipment, refurbishing some public toilets, funding the second...

read more

Ambulance costs soar

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance needs help to meeting soaring costs if it is to continue saving lives. The running costs increased by 15% to £3.75 million due to staffing from the NHS working for the charity, including advanced training and masters degrees in critical care...

read more

Car park ban could close club

Bowls club members, tennis players and others who enjoy outdoor activity are fuming about the sudden decision by Eagle One, who operate the Wilton Shopping Village, to ban them from parking in its open car parks. For more than 20 years, Wilton Bowls Club members have...

read more

Whites extend Exeter City loan

Salisbury FC has confirmed they have agreed an extension of Jack Sparkes' loan from Exeter City for the remainder of the season, including potential play-off games. The 18-year-old has impressed manager Steve Claridge who considers Sparkes a valuable addition to the...

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Events for week of 21 January 2019

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Wednesday Winter Warmers

Wednesday, 23 January @ 12:15 - 13:30
Thu 24th

Living Wage in Wiltshire

Thursday, 24 January @ 16:00 - 17:30

The Three Musketeers at Nadder Centre

Thursday, 24 January @ 19:30 - 22:00
Fri 25th

Quiz night at The Pelican

Friday, 25 January @ 19:30 - 22:00

The Three Musketeers at Nadder Centre

Friday, 25 January @ 19:30 - 22:00
Sat 26th

The Three Musketeers at Nadder Centre

Saturday, 26 January @ 14:30 - 17:00

Salisbury charity presents: Let it be Beatles

Saturday, 26 January @ 19:00 - 22:30
Sun 27th

Community 6 a side football leagues

Sunday, 27 January @ 18:00 - 20:00

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VINYL RECORDS WANTED

VINYL RECORDS WANTED LP's & 45's !!CASH PAID!! 1950's-90's Any Quantity Private Collector Fair Prices Paid. Call Graham 01425 291271 - 07825 742802

Light Oak Display Cabinet

Excellent condition, 83 inch tall, 60 inches wide, 21 inches depth, with matching cabinet. £300.00. Please ring Phil 01722 337880

BMW E36

BMW E36 1998 318ti compact, minor MOT repairs needed, rare model, 140 B.H.P. Low miles, BMW alloys, looks good , Boston Green colour. £300, 07733 285655.

Teak dining table

Teak dining table with fold down sides. Width when closed one foot. One or both sides can be raised to fit two or six people comfortably, vgc. £25, 01722 742914

New bathroom tallboy

New bathroom tallboy stainless steel cabinet with full length mirror and six internal shelves 1300x300x180mm £45, 01722 742914

VINYL RECORDS WANTED

VINYL RECORDS WANTED LP’s & 45’s !!CASH PAID!! 1950’s-90’s Any Quantity Private Collector Fair Prices Paid. Call Graham 01425 291271 – 07825 742802

Light Oak Display Cabinet

Excellent condition, 83 inch tall, 60 inches wide, 21 inches depth, with matching cabinet. £300.00. Please ring Phil 01722 337880

BMW E36

BMW E36 1998 318ti compact, minor MOT repairs needed, rare model, 140 B.H.P.

Low miles, BMW alloys, looks good , Boston Green colour.

£300, 07733 285655.

Teak dining table

Teak dining table with fold down sides. Width when closed one foot. One or both sides can be raised to fit two or six people comfortably, vgc.

£25, 01722 742914

Jobs For You

Care assistant for 95 yr old – Verwood

Very disabled man needing more help to stay in own home - need 1/2 people to provide 7 day cover early morning (8.00-9.00) & evening (7.45-8.45) - some flexibility. Duties to include help with dressing/undressing, getting breakfast, general personal care. Other...

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Hospitality Assistant – Gracewell of Salisbury

About the role Reporting to the Head Chef, the Hospitality Assistant links the kitchen team to the care team by delivering a professional dining experience to our residents As a Hospitality Assistant, you’ll be making every day special to our Gracewell residents, and...

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Youth Adventure Trust – Volunteer Mentor

Could you offer 2 hours a fortnight of your time? The Youth Adventure Trust is a youth development charity supporting vulnerable 11-16yr olds in Wiltshire and Swindon through outdoor education. We are recruiting volunteer mentors from the local area to provide one to...

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Care assistant for 95 yr old – Verwood

Very disabled man needing more help to stay in own home - need 1/2 people to provide 7 day cover early morning (8.00-9.00) & evening (7.45-8.45) - some flexibility. Duties to include help with dressing/undressing, getting breakfast, general personal care. Other...

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Hospitality Assistant – Gracewell of Salisbury

About the role Reporting to the Head Chef, the Hospitality Assistant links the kitchen team to the care team by delivering a professional dining experience to our residents As a Hospitality Assistant, you’ll be making every day special to our Gracewell residents, and...

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Youth Adventure Trust – Volunteer Mentor

Could you offer 2 hours a fortnight of your time? The Youth Adventure Trust is a youth development charity supporting vulnerable 11-16yr olds in Wiltshire and Swindon through outdoor education. We are recruiting volunteer mentors from the local area to provide one to...

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Residential Support (Childcare) Worker

We are looking for Residential Support Workers to come and join our family at one of our homes in the heart of Salisbury, here you will assist the children/young person in understanding their own emotions and articulating their feelings, building a culture of mutual...

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Valley Features

Everything from Business to Sport and Food & Drink to Health & Beauty

Snowdrops show signs of Spring

The snowdrop is the first flower of the year to show its nice white blooms. Often the snowdrop blossoming is a sign that Winter is transforming to Springtime. Therefore the snowdrop symbolizes hope, the hope that this Winter will finish too, that new warmth will enter...

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An absolute beauty

By Fanny Charles Salisbury has had an awful year, no question – you don’t need reminding. What you DO need is a dose of unabashed, gloriously colourful, warm-hearted, hilarious, touching and just plain wonderful pantomime. Oh yes, you do! Believe me! When Salisbury...

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In history: fire at the Cattle Market

On July 22, 1911, the Salisbury & Winchester Journal reported a fire in Station Road, Gillingham, which had occurred in the early hours of Sunday, July 16 at Messrs. Senior and Godwin’s Repository. The enclosed cattle ring in the centre of the market was burned to...

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Spinning gold from old stories

By Fanny Charles There’s no clutching at straws in Bumblefly’s 2018 Christmas show for children. The three-strong company spins pure gold (as well as puns) from the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, which opened at Greyfriars at Ringwood and will be touring, Dorset, Wiltshire...

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What Katie did in Mere

Mere Amateur Dramatic Society (MADS) presented Katie's Party from Thursday, November 22 until Saturday 24. The poignant village tale by local author Adrienne Howell linked two World Wars. Katie, whose son in law has a Bentley, turns up at a local country pub for her...

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Service to the community awarded

Muzib Rahman, owner and manager of Agra, the Indian restaurant in Warminster, was awarded the 2018 Civic Award on Saturday, October 20, for his services to Warminster community. He took over the restaurant on East Street in 1984, he has raised thousands of pounds for...

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Snowdrops show signs of Spring

The snowdrop is the first flower of the year to show its nice white blooms. Often the snowdrop blossoming is a sign that Winter is transforming to Springtime. Therefore the snowdrop symbolizes hope, the hope that this Winter will finish too, that new warmth will enter...

read more

An absolute beauty

By Fanny Charles Salisbury has had an awful year, no question – you don’t need reminding. What you DO need is a dose of unabashed, gloriously colourful, warm-hearted, hilarious, touching and just plain wonderful pantomime. Oh yes, you do! Believe me! When Salisbury...

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Recruitment for Counsellors, Guys Marsh Prison

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The advert has worked wonders, and lots of people have actually mentioned seeing it in the Valley News.

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Burnbake Trust

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Durrington Village Hall Group

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Burnbake Trust

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