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£8 million to support local towns

The 12-month programme of improvements to local highway maintenance includes repairing potholes, improving white-lining, weed removal, improving kerbs and pavements, verges and road signage. Wiltshire Council will use £8 million of new Government funding and some of...

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Special event to mark new day for trees

A special event in Dorset wood marks a new national day for trees. Hundreds of activities and events in the UK, –including here in Dorset - mark the first national day dedicated to trees and people. Saturday, November 24 is the new Charter for Trees, Woods and People,...

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Council sounds out Project Belle

Project Belle is out for public consultation – but hurry. Shaftesbury Town Council may want to buy the former Budgens store. Do you agree with the proposal? As part of the feasibility process, the council want to hear from the community. At this stage of the process...

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Santa’s in first South West special

The Santa South West Christmas Village is open from December 1 to December 16, as Santa and his full entourage move into the Royal Bath and West Showground. A first for the South West, the event has AUTISM friendly slots, now on sale. Show organisers Kimberly and...

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Elephant statues stolen from Broadchalke garden

Two unique large bronze elephant statues were been stolen from a garden on Knighton Road, Broadchalke on November 16. Now police want help in hunting the whereabouts. PC Graham Briant said: "The elephants are of great sentimental value and have been in the owner's...

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Appeal about wanted man Darren Jones

Police are appealing for information about a Salisbury man wanted for a number of offences. Darren Jones, 33, from Salisbury, is wanted in connection with common assault, burglary and recall to prison. Police believe he may be staying in the Bournemouth area, but have...

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Council U-turn on Sunday parking charges

Wiltshire Council's Cabinet has finally seen sense and dropped Sunday parking charges, according to Wiltshire Liberal Democrats, reacting to the council's last minute U-turn on car parking charges due to start on Sunday. Leader of the Opposition and Lib Dem Group...

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Get a grant and get ahead

Salisbury City Council wants charities, community and voluntary groups to apply for a grant to support their projects. The project must be completed within a year and benefit the local Salisbury city area community. Maximum amount under the General Grant scheme is...

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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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MP digs in Motcombe

North Dorset MP Simon Hoare digs the first piece of turf to mark start of a new villager hall for Motcombe, the thriving village in North Dorset with a population of 1,600 with a strong community spirit. The current memorial hall, opened 90 years ago, has 28 regular...

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Burglary in Whiteparish – appeal for information

A house in Moor Lane, Whiteparish, was broken into last week, Between 4.55pm and 5.25pm on November 12, and many valuable items stolen. They include A 32" Sharp television, 13" Macbook, Nikon D750 camera, Nikon D7000 camera, GoPro camera, HP laptop, Jewellery, Stihl...

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Black Friday bargains at your leisure centre

Wiltshire Council offers cost-cutting of health and fitness at their sports and leisure centres. From November 23 to 25, a deal on charges includes 12 months for the price of nine on annual Life Zone, Fitness Zone and Swim Zone memberships: No admin fee and...

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£8 million to support local towns

The 12-month programme of improvements to local highway maintenance includes repairing potholes, improving white-lining, weed removal, improving kerbs and pavements, verges and road signage. Wiltshire Council will use £8 million of new Government funding and some of...

read more

Special event to mark new day for trees

A special event in Dorset wood marks a new national day for trees. Hundreds of activities and events in the UK, –including here in Dorset - mark the first national day dedicated to trees and people. Saturday, November 24 is the new Charter for Trees, Woods and People,...

read more

Council sounds out Project Belle

Project Belle is out for public consultation – but hurry. Shaftesbury Town Council may want to buy the former Budgens store. Do you agree with the proposal? As part of the feasibility process, the council want to hear from the community. At this stage of the process...

read more

Santa’s in first South West special

The Santa South West Christmas Village is open from December 1 to December 16, as Santa and his full entourage move into the Royal Bath and West Showground. A first for the South West, the event has AUTISM friendly slots, now on sale. Show organisers Kimberly and...

read more

Elephant statues stolen from Broadchalke garden

Two unique large bronze elephant statues were been stolen from a garden on Knighton Road, Broadchalke on November 16. Now police want help in hunting the whereabouts. PC Graham Briant said: "The elephants are of great sentimental value and have been in the owner's...

read more

Appeal about wanted man Darren Jones

Police are appealing for information about a Salisbury man wanted for a number of offences. Darren Jones, 33, from Salisbury, is wanted in connection with common assault, burglary and recall to prison. Police believe he may be staying in the Bournemouth area, but have...

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Events for week of 19 November 2018

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Memory Box

Monday, 19 November @ 14:00 - 15:30
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Stonehenge uncovered in museum

Tuesday, 20 November @ 18:30 - 22:30

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20 November 2018 @ 19:00 - 6 January 2019 @ 22:00
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20 November 2018 @ 19:00 - 6 January 2019 @ 14:00
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Memory Box

Monday, 19 November @ 14:00 - 15:30
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20 November 2018 @ 19:00 - 6 January 2019 @ 22:00
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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,...

Ski boots

Ski boots size 9, VGC. complete with carrying rack £30 ONO. Salisbury, call evening hours on 01722 323066.

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, sturdy, weather proof or suitable for indoor use, 20” x 20” x 5” lockable with 2 keys.

Delivery possible call 01722 742681

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

Habit of Art

A multi-layered evening at the Playhouse By Katrina ffiske Habit of Art was an enormous success when it was first produced at The National Theatre in 2009. Thanks to Wiltshire Creative, Salisbury is hosting a revival of this play-within-a-play, telling of a fictional...

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New community concept café planned

A full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu for the 60 residents of the new Evergreen Court retirement complex can enjoy a new community café opening  in the heart of Amesbury soon. Evergreen Café, Kingsgate, Amesbury, next to Amesbury Archer Primary School, opens on...

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Salisbury saluted

I visited Salisbury today with my two sons and mum. We were watching the Easter parade as my son wanted to listen to the music (he has CP and is on the autism spectrum). He had a major meltdown resulting in a lot of crying and screaming, biting and punching. The...

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Advertising on Valley News Work – Join the Success Story

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Just to let you know that, by the recruitment deadline, we have had two applications. I’m pleased to say that one of them was inspired by your promotion in the Valley News. Thank you very much indeed.

Lesley

Great magazine – Will give the competition a run for their money!

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Fox Grant

I now get a lot more calls through Valley News with all similar businesses grouped together rather than spread through out the magazine! So nice one!

John Wallis

Wallis Fencing and Landscapes

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

Rita Maple

Burnbake Trust

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

Rita Maple

Burnbake Trust

Valley News is the best read and most popular magazine we have here, people seem to read it from cover to cover.

Landlord

The Pelican Stapleford

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