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Burglary at the Old Mill, Harnham

Police are appealing for information about a burglary at the Old Mill, Town Path, Harnham. Between 5.30 and 6.30am on Tuesday, November 29. A man broke into the pub and stole two tills containing a small amount of cash. PC Caroline Ralph, investigating the offence,... read more

Nationwide success for Laverstock’s little stars

By Will Bradley A tiny theatre group in Laverstock will visit Wembley Stadium after beating thousands of entries to win a nationwide competition Disney on Ice – Fit to Dance. “I can’t believe we have won a nationwide competition,” a delighted Cat Ray-Stevens... read more

Coffee hub has new barista

Lindsay Hudson and Russell Hudson are the new owners of Coffee Darling, Wilton and took over the premises on November 16. “We are taking on a good existing business, but will be making slight changes,” Lindsay explained to Valley News. “The opening week has been... read more

Neptune sails into Wilton

By Will Bradley Neptune by Wilton Kitchens on Silver Street, Wilton, officially opened on November 24 after a six-month refurbishment. The impressive new showroom served champagne and visitors had a chance to win £1,000 of Neptune vouchers. Owner Austin Harragin has... read more

MP questions PM

South West Wilts MP Dr Andrew Murrison used a rare opportunity at Prime Minister’s Questions on Thursday to raise with Prime Minister Theresa May the importance of community hospitals the escalating level of acute hospital bed blocking causing misery to... read more

Town’s trust gets a huge festive boost

Our Wilton Trust was awarded £2million towards building the UK’s first Veterans Enterprise Hub in Wilton. The award, in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, will  provide training and employment opportunities at the frrmer UKLF site where Redrow is building 300... read more

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Kate Rusby – 08/12/16 19:30

Location: City Hall, Salisbury

Forever proud to call herself a folk singer, Kate Rusby’s expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotion of a song to her audience. Famously down to earth, Kate’s engaging personality and sharp Yorkshire wit endears her concert goers everywhere.

Event URL: www.cityhallsalisbury.co.uk

Event email: tickets@wiltshire.gov.uk

Event Tel: 01722 434434

SALISBURY JAZZ CLUB – 09/12/16 20.00

Location: Stockman’s Lounge, The Auction Centre, Netherhampton Road (A3094), Salisbury, SP2 8RH

SALISBURY JAZZ CLUB has been keeping jazz alive in the Salisbury area since 1979 and continues to present good quality jazz of the New Orleans/Traditional style.

On 9th December we welcome back the very popular and fun-loving The Sussex Jazz Kings who will be playing for our Christmas Party.

Admission by TICKET only.  £10

Join in the dancing or just sit back and listen – the choice is entirely yours.

Doors open 7pm.  Music 8-11pm.

Large car park – bar – tea/coffee – excellent dance floor – raffle.

Hot food available – order before 20.00

If you would like more information or to put your name on our mailing list please contact:

Wendy 01672 564241 email lawrence@jazz4us.fsnet.co.uk or

Joe 02380 869720 email joecroll@sky.com

Further details about events can be found on our website.

We look forward to seeing you. Why not bring along a friend or two, they are sure to enjoy themselves.

Event URL: http://www.southwilts.com/site/salisbury-jazz-club

Event email: lawrence@jazz4us.fsnet.co.uk

Event Tel: 01672 564241

Swing N Tingz 14: Birthday Extravaganza w/ Electric Swing Circus – 09/12/16 9:00 pm – 3:00 am

Location: The Lanes, 22 Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2LE, United Kingdom

Ladies and Gentlemen, friends and family…

Category: Nightlife | Nightclub.

Artists / Speakers: Electric Swing Circus, C@ In The H@, DJ Chris Tofu, Extra Medium, Offbeat.


Early Bird: GBP 5,

Tier 1: GBP 7,

Tier 2: GBP 9.

Event URL: https://go.evvnt.com/74925-0

Event email: info@thelanesbowling.com

Event Tel: 0117 325 1979

High Focus Records Christmas Party – December 16, 2016 22:00 – 06:00

Location: Lakota, 6 Upper York Street, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS2 8QN, United Kingdom.

High Focus Records Christmas Party,

Friday 16th December,

Lakota, Bristol,

10pm – 6am.

Room 1:




(‘Patterns Of Escapism’ album launch).




(King Kashmere & Zygote).


(Split Prophets).

& More.

Event URL: https://go.evvnt.com/74384-0

Event email: notarealname@gmail.com

Event Tel: 07768695153


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.


Five Wasgij? 1,000 piece puzzles. £7.50. 01747 823945.

Jobs For You

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


F/T Chef

Equality Care Limited: Longbridge Deverill, Warminster. F/T Chef. New post to assist Head Chef, also kitchen assistant.

See website for full details: www.equalitycare.co.uk or phone 01985 211511.


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Burnbake Trust

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Landlady, The Benett Arms, Semley, Dorset

Kingsway housing estate advert, we have sold the majority of our flats through your magazine. Thanks!

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Spectrum Housing Group

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Preservatives in eye drops can be irritating

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Education, education…

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Remember, remember…

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Sterling falls and inflation returns

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Are you prepared?

By Derek Gibbens I sometimes go back to the basics in my monthly article, and this month I talk about Protection, and specifically, life insurance and critical illness. As a boy, I was a Scout and recall the Scout’s motto ‘Be prepared.’ Are you? Death can clearly have... read more

Flouting the law could cost up to £20,000

By Jan Sargent Many businesses could get caught out by ‘working time’ and the minimum wage. A current UK care worker court case highlights complications around paying the minimum wage with the definition of ‘working time’ being a key point for employers to understand.... read more

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