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Military Wives help bring Christmas to Mere

Warminster Military Wives Choir was at  St Michael's Church, Mere, on Sunday, December 9 for a concert with a Christmas theme. One "sassy Christmas number" was Santa Baby, come on down the chimney tonight. Proceeds went to Cancer Research UK and St Michael's Church....

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New link system ‘makes Salisbury safer’

A new digital radio system in the city centre to help tackle crime and make Salisbury safer. The system gives clear communications, allowing businesses to share information and intelligence accurately, and makes Salisbury a safer place, according to the operators. The...

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Ice rink could slide into profit

Total cost to provide the Christmas  ice rink in Salisbury, including the marquee as weather provision, is £100,000, Wiltshire Council has revealed to Valley News. But costs could be covered by ticket sales after the initial attendance,  pre-bookings and casual...

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Top tech gift guide for Christmas 2018 from the UTC

If you don’t know your RAM from your megapixels, students from the South Wiltshire UTC are on hand with their top Christmas present picks. Salisbury's University Technical College specialises in STEM subjects; science, technology, engineering and maths, so the...

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Rising student boffins show their festive skills

Prospective students who attended the South Wiltshire UTC open evening could make their own Christmas decorations engineered by the Year 10 UTC students using plywood and acrylic. As part of their tour of the Wilton Road college building, the young students showed...

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Museum celebrates 60

Mayor of Gillingham Su Hunt cut the cake at the Gillingham Museum and Library on Wednesday, November 21, to celebrate its 60th anniversary of the opening of the first Gillingham museum at Church Walk. Many members gathered to mark the day and visitors could see the...

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Crash victim named

The woman who died in a road accident on the A30 at Compton Chamberlayne last week was formally identified as Margaret Ann Cryer, known as Ann, 75, from Shaftesbury. The single-vehicle collision happened soon after 9.30am on November 29. Police say they believe a...

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Beauty and the Beast cast celebrate panto partnership

Leave the car at home and go by bus to see Beauty and the Beast.  Salisbury Reds joined the cast of the Salisbury Playhouse pantomime this week to celebrate its support for this year’s performances. As sponsors of the show, the bus company is offering customers a way...

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Market incident witness appeal

A 17-year-old boy from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm but was released under investigation pending further enquiries. A security guard was assaulted after confronting a suspected shoplifter at the Salisbury Christmas...

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CCTV appeal

Do you recognise these men? Police have released CCTV images of a group of men we would like to speak to in connection with the theft of car batteries from a farm near Shrewton. During the evening of  October 1, it is believed the offenders entered the premises via a...

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Mind how you go

Mindful, which works to support people living with memory loss and dementia and their carers and families in North Dorset, held a Christmas Draw at its Gillingham café yesterday. The Christmas hamper was donated by Southern Coop Funeralcare in Shaftesbury. Mindful...

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Blandford vintage fair back in January

Mikaela Boon was disappointed there were no plans for the annual vintage fair event in 2018, so she decided to take it on herself. The fair is on Friday January 11 inside Blandford Corn Exchange and includes up to 30 stalls selling vintage finds sourced by independent...

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Military Wives help bring Christmas to Mere

Warminster Military Wives Choir was at  St Michael's Church, Mere, on Sunday, December 9 for a concert with a Christmas theme. One "sassy Christmas number" was Santa Baby, come on down the chimney tonight. Proceeds went to Cancer Research UK and St Michael's Church....

read more

New link system ‘makes Salisbury safer’

A new digital radio system in the city centre to help tackle crime and make Salisbury safer. The system gives clear communications, allowing businesses to share information and intelligence accurately, and makes Salisbury a safer place, according to the operators. The...

read more

Ice rink could slide into profit

Total cost to provide the Christmas  ice rink in Salisbury, including the marquee as weather provision, is £100,000, Wiltshire Council has revealed to Valley News. But costs could be covered by ticket sales after the initial attendance,  pre-bookings and casual...

read more

Top tech gift guide for Christmas 2018 from the UTC

If you don’t know your RAM from your megapixels, students from the South Wiltshire UTC are on hand with their top Christmas present picks. Salisbury's University Technical College specialises in STEM subjects; science, technology, engineering and maths, so the...

read more

Rising student boffins show their festive skills

Prospective students who attended the South Wiltshire UTC open evening could make their own Christmas decorations engineered by the Year 10 UTC students using plywood and acrylic. As part of their tour of the Wilton Road college building, the young students showed...

read more

Museum celebrates 60

Mayor of Gillingham Su Hunt cut the cake at the Gillingham Museum and Library on Wednesday, November 21, to celebrate its 60th anniversary of the opening of the first Gillingham museum at Church Walk. Many members gathered to mark the day and visitors could see the...

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Events for week of 10 December 2018

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

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

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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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...

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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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