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Nursery school’s charity work in Africa

Founders and owners of Farley Nursery School, Gary and Sue Palmer, were invited to Kensington Palace. There, they were thanked for their support for Street Child the charity dedicated to funding education for vulnerable children in Africa and Asia. The school helps...

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Free lunch after festive frenzy

A lunch for the community organised by the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Gillingham, and St. Mary the Virgin Primary School is in the New Year. A Community Café on Thursday, January 3 is at at St. Mary the Virgin Primary School on Pheasant Way, Shaftesbury...

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Walkers stride into Christmas

More than 140 Get Wiltshire Walking registered walkers from across the county took to the countryside around Salisbury on Friday, December 7 to celebrate the festive season and another fantastic year for Get Wiltshire Walking. They started at  Salisbury Rugby Club on...

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Cut-price keep-fit offer

Students aged 16-plus and in full time education can buy a leisure centre membership for £29.99 from Wiltshire Council. It entitles them to unlimited access to the fitness suite, public swimming sessions, group exercise classes, health suites (where available) and...

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Whites move on to cup semis

Salisbury FC were up against Chippenham Town in the quarter final of the Wiltshire Senior Cup. The North Wiltshire team is currently 11th in the Vanarama National League South. With their 1-0 victory, the Whites secured their spot in the semi-finals and they also...

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Marathon’s last milestone

The Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon has had its last run. Wiltshire Wildlife Trust said the mass participation event in the Trust's calendar, held every year in May for the past 30 years, attracted  walkers and runners, and latterly cyclists and dog walkers, to...

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Waste and recycling changes over the Christmas period

Waste and recycling collection dates over Christmas and new year: No collections on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Catch-up collections on Saturday, December 29, January 5 and January 12. Garden waste collections stop from Monday, December 24, for two weeks and...

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Relate hopes all have a really happy Christmas

An argument-free Christmas and not a January divorce statistic: that’s the wish from Relate Dorset & South Wiltshire.  Last January, they received a 42% increase in calls compared to an average month. The charity, which offers relationship counselling for couples...

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Wiltshire Council sees the light

The lights won’t be going out all over Wiltshire if the council achieves its ambition to make savings of more than £1 million a year by investing in low-energy street lighting. The council has about 45,000 lights on its highways, but with stinging energy costs rising...

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Town Council in Wilderness bid

Shaftesbury Town Council plans to go into The Wilderness when it makes a bid at an auction in Sherborne on Friday (December 14). Shaftesbury residents are keen to see the land used for continued public benefit. As an old quarry, the area is a significant landscape...

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City prepares for big summer event

Hotels, B&Bs and campsites in and around Salisbury are expected to be fully-booked during the three-day Armed Forces event in Salisbury in June. But 250,000 visitors are expected, and demand for accommodation already exceeds supply in the Salisbury area. Valley...

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Lib Dems claim another victory

Wiltshire’s Liberal Democrat councillors are celebrating what appears to be another U-turn by the ruling Conservatives at County Hall. After reversing a decision to end free parking, the Conservative cabinet has now proposed a way to keep open the outdoor education...

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Nursery school’s charity work in Africa

Founders and owners of Farley Nursery School, Gary and Sue Palmer, were invited to Kensington Palace. There, they were thanked for their support for Street Child the charity dedicated to funding education for vulnerable children in Africa and Asia. The school helps...

read more

Free lunch after festive frenzy

A lunch for the community organised by the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Gillingham, and St. Mary the Virgin Primary School is in the New Year. A Community Café on Thursday, January 3 is at at St. Mary the Virgin Primary School on Pheasant Way, Shaftesbury...

read more

Walkers stride into Christmas

More than 140 Get Wiltshire Walking registered walkers from across the county took to the countryside around Salisbury on Friday, December 7 to celebrate the festive season and another fantastic year for Get Wiltshire Walking. They started at  Salisbury Rugby Club on...

read more

Cut-price keep-fit offer

Students aged 16-plus and in full time education can buy a leisure centre membership for £29.99 from Wiltshire Council. It entitles them to unlimited access to the fitness suite, public swimming sessions, group exercise classes, health suites (where available) and...

read more

Whites move on to cup semis

Salisbury FC were up against Chippenham Town in the quarter final of the Wiltshire Senior Cup. The North Wiltshire team is currently 11th in the Vanarama National League South. With their 1-0 victory, the Whites secured their spot in the semi-finals and they also...

read more

Marathon’s last milestone

The Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon has had its last run. Wiltshire Wildlife Trust said the mass participation event in the Trust's calendar, held every year in May for the past 30 years, attracted  walkers and runners, and latterly cyclists and dog walkers, to...

read more

Events for week of 10 December 2018

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Wednesday, 12 December @ 12:15 - 13:30
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Santa South West Christmas Village

Thursday, 13 December @ 10:00 - Sunday, 16 December @ 20:00

Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn’t Sleep

Thursday, 13 December @ 14:00 - Sunday, 30 December @ 14:30
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Santa South West Christmas Village

Thursday, 13 December @ 10:00 - Sunday, 16 December @ 20:00

Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn’t Sleep

Thursday, 13 December @ 14:00 - Sunday, 30 December @ 14:30
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Santa South West Christmas Village

Thursday, 13 December @ 10:00 - Sunday, 16 December @ 20:00

Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn’t Sleep

Thursday, 13 December @ 14:00 - Sunday, 30 December @ 14:30
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Santa South West Christmas Village

Thursday, 13 December @ 10:00 - Sunday, 16 December @ 20:00

Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn’t Sleep

Thursday, 13 December @ 14:00 - Sunday, 30 December @ 14:30

Events for week of 10 December 2018

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Mon 10th
Tue 11th
No Events Today
Wed 12th

Wednesday Winter Warmers

Wednesday, 12 December @ 12:15 - 13:30
Thu 13th

Santa South West Christmas Village

Thursday, 13 December @ 10:00 - Sunday, 16 December @ 20:00
Fri 14th

Santa South West Christmas Village

Thursday, 13 December @ 10:00 - Sunday, 16 December @ 20:00
Sat 15th

Santa South West Christmas Village

Thursday, 13 December @ 10:00 - Sunday, 16 December @ 20:00
Sun 16th

Santa South West Christmas Village

Thursday, 13 December @ 10:00 - Sunday, 16 December @ 20:00

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ONE BOTTLE OF BACARDI

ONE BOTTLE OF BACARDI WHITE RUM ONE LITRE UNWANTED GIFT 6.00 CALL AFTER 6 SIMONF4@BTINTERNET.COM WIILL DELIVER LOCALLY

RECORDS WANTED

RECORDS WANTED Vinly LP's BOWIE,DYLAN,STONES, FLOYD,ZEPPELIN KINKS,WHO. ROCK Artists good Cash prices paid. Collector Call Graham

2012 (62) Hyundai i20 active

One lady owner/driver, full main dealer service history, 60000 miles, £30 a year tax, carefully looked after, new mot £4295 tel 07741482899

Genuine slate small quantities

Landscapes! Small quantities of genuine slate for collection, Motcombe. Kenwood breadmaker unused £40 ono, 01747 850080.

Motor cycle jacket, Golf pullover and metal letter box

1960’s Motor Cycle jacket “Lewis Leathers” Brando style lined, double breasted, black bull-hide, medium/ perfect collectors item £90. New Golf pullover with St Andrews logo, dark green, Scottish made highland wool, Medium. New metal letter box newspapers etc, black,...

ONE BOTTLE OF BACARDI

ONE BOTTLE OF BACARDI WHITE RUM ONE LITRE UNWANTED GIFT 6.00 CALL AFTER 6 SIMONF4@BTINTERNET.COM WIILL DELIVER LOCALLY

RECORDS WANTED

RECORDS WANTED Vinly LP’s BOWIE,DYLAN,STONES, FLOYD,ZEPPELIN
KINKS,WHO. ROCK Artists good Cash prices paid. Collector Call Graham

2012 (62) Hyundai i20 active

One lady owner/driver, full main dealer service history, 60000 miles, £30 a year tax, carefully looked after, new mot £4295 tel 07741482899

Genuine slate small quantities

Landscapes! Small quantities of genuine slate for collection, Motcombe.

Kenwood breadmaker unused £40 ono, 01747 850080.

Jobs For You

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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Weekend Chef – Shaftesbury

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a reliable, creative and effective Weekend Chef in a local school. Working Term Saturdays and Sundays 08:00 - 20:00, we are looking for an individual who will be able to cover Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for up to 90...

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Host Familes Needed

Would you like to earn extra money by hosting our international students? We are currently looking for hosts in Salisbury for our group students visiting all year round starting early in 2019. Our host families can be families with children at home, families where...

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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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Weekend Chef – Shaftesbury

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a reliable, creative and effective Weekend Chef in a local school. Working Term Saturdays and Sundays 08:00 - 20:00, we are looking for an individual who will be able to cover Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for up to 90...

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Valley Features

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

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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Breakfast with Giant Peach

By Katrina ffiske What better way to get the creative and business brain cells going than attending one of Giant Peach's Higher Growth Collective breakfasts? At Bird and Carter, Wilton a group of diverse companies gathered over bacon sandwiches, croissant and coffee....

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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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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