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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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Shop burglaries – sledgehammer used

Two shops were broken into in the early hours of Tuesday, January 15. Significant damage was caused to both premises and the police would like to hear from anyone who can help. At about 2.15am, a burglary was reported at the Nisa shop in Winterslow Road, Salisbury. A...

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Local MEP speaks out

Julie Girling,  MEP for South West England and Gibraltar, has criticised MPs and blamed them for the Westminster chaos. In a statement she said: “The gap between what Brexit promised and what the Government can deliver is finally obvious to everyone. Westminster is in...

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Council works on post-Brexit plan

Wiltshire Council is keeping its options open while preparing for post-Brexit challenges, working with other agencies and services. A Wiltshire Council spokesperson told Valley News: “Where appropriate, managers are planning for their service areas, depending on the...

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Sleeping bags needed urgently

The a cold snap has brought a call for help to support local homeless charities running low on necessary items for rough sleepers. Sleeping bags are among the top needs, and woolly hats, gloves  scarves and thermos flasks, but not warm clothing or coats, as all...

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Whites sign Coventry midfielder

Salisbury FC has signed a loan agreement for 22-year-old Coventry City midfielder/defender Buowe Bosma, and he will be in the team squad visiting Hartley Wintney tomorrow. Bosma joined the Sky Blues from Lewes and has had spells at Eastbourne and Southport. Photo...

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Village halls week

Dorset’s touring arts charity Artsreach is backing a national campaign celebrating village halls to celebrate village halls and the people who work hard to sustain them. From Tuesday, January 22,. Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and the ACRE Network,...

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Step up to Walk for Parkinson’s in the South West

Walkers are being asked to step up and  join their local Walk for Parkinson’s event this year. Parkinson’s UK launched its annual Walk for Parkinson’s fundraiser, and is urging people of all ages and abilities UK to sign-up to step closer to a cure for Parkinson’s....

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Man threatened with knife in Amesbury

A man was threatened with a knife by another man in Amesbury on January 16 in the car park of a distribution centre in Meridian Way at 2am. Police say the 25-year-old was approached by another man who started shouting and swearing. He pulled out a knife out, making...

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30 month driving ban after pursuit in Amesbury

Salisbury man Robert Martin, 33, of Whatcombe Brow, Orcheston, was given a 30 month driving ban and a nine-month prison sentence suspended for 24 months, after pleading guilty to dangerous driving by Salisbury Crown Court on January 10. At 9pm on March 6, 2017, police...

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Independents hold first public meeting.

Dorset’s fledgling grass-roots political independent movement, All for Dorset, is holding its first public meeting at the Colliton Club, Dorchester, on Thursday, January 24 at 7.30pm. The steering group want to gather support to field candidates in the town and...

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‘Slow progress but a welcome move’

Conservative-controlled Wiltshire Council has been given cross-party support for the decision to invest in more house-building in the county. But it was not their idea anyway, according to Labour members on the council. Labour group Leader Ricky Rogers said: “ I...

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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....

read more

Shop burglaries – sledgehammer used

Two shops were broken into in the early hours of Tuesday, January 15. Significant damage was caused to both premises and the police would like to hear from anyone who can help. At about 2.15am, a burglary was reported at the Nisa shop in Winterslow Road, Salisbury. A...

read more

Local MEP speaks out

Julie Girling,  MEP for South West England and Gibraltar, has criticised MPs and blamed them for the Westminster chaos. In a statement she said: “The gap between what Brexit promised and what the Government can deliver is finally obvious to everyone. Westminster is in...

read more

Council works on post-Brexit plan

Wiltshire Council is keeping its options open while preparing for post-Brexit challenges, working with other agencies and services. A Wiltshire Council spokesperson told Valley News: “Where appropriate, managers are planning for their service areas, depending on the...

read more

Sleeping bags needed urgently

The a cold snap has brought a call for help to support local homeless charities running low on necessary items for rough sleepers. Sleeping bags are among the top needs, and woolly hats, gloves  scarves and thermos flasks, but not warm clothing or coats, as all...

read more

Whites sign Coventry midfielder

Salisbury FC has signed a loan agreement for 22-year-old Coventry City midfielder/defender Buowe Bosma, and he will be in the team squad visiting Hartley Wintney tomorrow. Bosma joined the Sky Blues from Lewes and has had spells at Eastbourne and Southport. Photo...

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Events for week of 14 January 2019

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Wednesday Winter Warmers

Wednesday, 16 January @ 12:15 - 13:30

Time of the Month South West

Wednesday, 16 January @ 18:00 - 22:00
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Bristol Wine Tasting Experience Day – ‘World of Wine’

Saturday, 19 January @ 10:30 - 16:00

Care Home Open Day

Saturday, 19 January @ 13:00 - 17:00
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Community 6 a side football leagues

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

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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.

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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

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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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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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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...

read more

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

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