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Sophie leaps for Scope

By Will Bradley TV personality and animal rights campaigner Sophie Newton, 24, is doing a charity skydive on February 25 to raise £500 for the charity Scope. “Scope is an amazing charity that has aided my family,” Sophie said. “My brother Harry has Cerebral Palsy and... read more

Lenny – Dog of the month

Meet Lenny, Salisbury Dogs Trusts’ Dog of the month. Lenny is a sweet eight-year-old Jack Russell who loves toys and enjoys a good tasty treat. He can take a little while to get to know people, but once he’s settled into a new environment he will bond closely... read more

It’s a sign – not!

Wiltshire Council has rejected an application for 24 signs to advertise a new McDonald’s drive-through and restaurant on the outskirts of Salisbury. Council said the controversial signs in Salisbury created an ‘unco-ordinated cluttered visual appearance’. The signs... read more

Charity shop burglary

In a burglary at the Sue Ryder Charity shop in The Maltings, Salisbury, overnight on Sunday, January 15, offender(s) forced entry to the rear of the store and attempted to remove a safe. Nothing was stolen as no money is left in the store overnight. Enquiries are... read more

Salisbury Women FC needs extra funding

By Will Bradley Dan Jones, manager of Salisbury Women FC, is appealing to the community for more funding to help the newly-formed club. Dan has launched a fundraising campaign and hopes to raise £5,000 to help finance the club’s activities. “The new side is part of... read more

Town elections due

Vacancies for three town councillors are to be advertised in Shaftesbury after the mass resignations of Mayor, Richard Tippins, Jo Francis, Deputy Mayor, and Neighbourhood Plan Group member Karen Tippins. It’s business as usual for the remaining nine councillors. If... read more

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Swedish Massage – 21/01/2017 09:00- 16:00

Location: Wiltshire College Warminster, The Avenue, Warminster, BA12 9AA

  • Learn basic massage techniques for the whole body, including face and scalp
  • Apply these skills to hands on practice
  • Learn the background anatomy, physiology, health and safety of Swedish massage
  • By the end you will gain a Level 3 certificate in Swedish Body Massage with VTCT!

Come along to the Swedish Massage part-time course at Wiltshire College and learn all these new skills, in a fun and friendly atmosphere!

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Latin for Beginners – 28/01/2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: The Roman Baths, Stall Street, Bath BA1 1LZ, United Kingdom

Meet the classical authors, discover the Latin words behind many English ones, see how the language works… and hear the Latin of poets and others, all in a day.

Next time you visit the Roman Baths Museum, you will look with fresh eyes at the Latin inscriptions you see around you on tombstones and altars.

This one-day adult session is taught by George Sharpley from Latin Qvarter. All course materials are provided. Please call 01225 477773 to book. £45.00 per person, £10.00 discount to Discovery Card holders and concessions.

Category: Classes / Courses | Language.

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Carrying basket

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

Toyota Celica

Toyota Celica VVTL-i 192BHP JDM Semi-automatic, great condition, £1,300. Questions and test drives welcome. Salisbury SP1, 07789 997885.

Vintage Croxley Fountain Pen by Dickinson

Beautiful fountain pen in blue marble with gold trim and nib. In original box with guarantee No BX 128891. 125 mm long. Lever filler.  Used but in superb condition. Price: £45. Tel: 01980 610790


Helicopter. Two channel R/C  9061. Not suitable for anyone under age 14. In original box unopened, unwanted gift. £25. 01747 870926.

Roof tiles

Small selection of roof tiles. Offers. 01722 330453 / 07762 775 779.

Jobs For You

Wilton House assistant

A part-time Gift Shop Assistant is required for the 2017 tourist season.

The position is expected to last approximately five months, three days a week – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.

For more information and application form: www.wiltonhouse.co.uk/vacancies/ or telephone 01722 746728.


Groom/farm worker

Groom/farm worker for full or part-time work to join small family team in Teffont. General duties with the horses, two brood mares and young-stock. Also general duties around farm, help feeding chickens, sheep and paddock care. For more details please call Mary on 07799 768887.

F/T Chef

Experienced chef required for busy learning and conference centre serving varied, freshly cooked food to hotel standard. Good working environment.

Salary: £17,675.

Richard Amey

Email: ramey@sarum.ac.uk

Tel: 01722 424809



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Valley Features

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

Tunnel vision

By David Parker Local residents and regular users of the traffic-blighted A303 are accusing the government and Highways England of suffering from tunnel vision. They believe the tunnel is the government’s vision and that no alternative is being considered,... read more

Decision delights

Many Wilton residents will celebrate the refusal of planning permission for the felt mills site in the centre of the town. At the end of a late night sitting, Wiltshire Council’s Southern Area Planning Committee turned down the application from E V Naish, on... read more

A lot can change in nine months

By Dominic Parkes Such was my eagerness to review another Kia product I forgot it had only been about nine months since I’d previously caressed a Kia steering wheel. A lot can change in nine months, as we all know. But not here. Another chance to witness the enormous... read more

Assault and robbery victim appeal

Cash was stolen in a robbery in the Swan Close area of Salisbury, between 10.30pm and 11pm on Friday, December 9, when a 29-year-old man, walking home, was attacked. He was assaulted and his bag was stolen, which had about £80 cash in it. The victim sustained cuts to... read more

New Den for Molly in Salisbury

Troves of vintage and antique treasures are now in Salisbury at a new Molly’s Den and a Mini Molly’s Den and toasted café open in Winchester. Full to the brim with furniture, clothing, accessories, collectables, homeware and much more, there is something for everyone... read more

Young carer: ‘I wish I’d known…’

By Vaida Tamkiene Hundreds of thousands children and teenagers struggle in one way or another, faced with a need to care for a disabled or chronically ill family member, forced to grow up early and miss out on childhood opportunities. But the experience, mostly... read more

Banish memories of previous incarnation

By Dominic Parkes I have to admit that I was kind of hoping that Westover Fiat would have had to do some major work to the review Fiat Tipo, and have no option but to replace it with the Fiat Spider instead. But no such luck. The two-seater sports car was not coming... read more

Festive focus on Fisherton Street

Long-known for its diverse range of independent shops and retailers, Fisherton Street has continued to expand in 2016, providing an exciting alternative to the chains that dominate our high streets, and a broad range of gift ideas for all the family this Christmas.... read more

Your guide to a super special Christmas

Don’t you just love Christmas? One of the best things about this magical time of year is gift-giving, but it doesn’t come without its stresses – and that’s why we’ve eased up the load with a special guide. So get your Christmas all wrapped up with the Valley News... read more

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