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Four arrested after city fracas

Police want to hear from witnesses to an assault in the area of New Canal, Salisbury, between 3.45am and 4am on Sunday, October 15, involving a 27-year-old man and a group of men. He had facial injuries and was taken to Salisbury District Hospital for treatment. Four...

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Martin Luther study day

To mark the 500th anniversary of that Martin Luther’s rebellion, when he pinned his 95 theses or complaints against the Church on the door of the castle chapel in Wittenberg, Salisbury Cathedral is hosting a study day looking at the impact and repercussions in Britain...

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Care home manager’s tragic death

The manager of a Salisbury care home for young adults has died on October 4 at Salisbury District Hospital. David Ferris was dedicated to helping young people with autism and in 2014 won a local hero award. He was also managing director of a fitness centre. A...

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Fire station open night starts Carnival

Warminster residents can look around their fire station and meet their local firefighters on an open night, Monday, October 23 – from 7pm. The invite is a long-standing tradition as part of Carnival Week, and usually attracts more than 100 visitors. Watch Manager...

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Police want the public’s help to locate a missing man

Shaun Foskett, aged 27, from Pembroke Road, Salisbury, has not been seen since yesterday, Monday, lunch time and we have concerns about his welfare. Shaun is described as white, approximately 6ft 2ins tall, with short light blonde hair, last seen wearing a dark grey...

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Town council wants public views on its budget

Shaftesbury Town Council wants public input on its strategic plan, and suggestions on how it spends its budget. At  meetings every Tuesday evening throughout October, the committees discuss their budgets, but public comments will be considered. The council prides...

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Dog-gone ‘disgusting’

A councillor is barking mad and fizzing after colleagues banned his pet dog Tizer from council meetings. Furious David Downie was given no explanation why Tizer must not attend meetings of Ludgershall Town Council, possibly because another councillor had an ‘allergy’...

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Search for Amesbury man renewed

Police have renewed the appeal for help to locate a man in connection with a number of offences. William George Thomas Smith, 36, last known address Boscombe Down Road, Amesbury, failed to appear at court on September 15. Police want to speak to him about several...

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Could you be a firefighter?

A ‘have a go’ event at Salisbury fire station this Sunday, October 22, is aimed at  encouraging women and other under-represented members of the community to try becoming a firefighter. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is running six events from 10am to...

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The Dream Factory

‘The Dream Factory’ at Salisbury Arts Centre on Wednesday, October 25, follows the magical story of a young girl who has lost her ability to dream. Children aged four to nine are invited to join this puppet theatre adventure to find out where dreams are made, what...

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How can anti-social behaviour be cut in Salisbury?

Salisbury area residents’ views are wanted on a revised proposed plan to reduce anti-social behaviour. Wiltshire Council, working with Wiltshire Police and Salisbury City Council, seeks Public Spaces Protection Order in Salisbury to help deal with some anti-social...

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Four arrested after city fracas

Police want to hear from witnesses to an assault in the area of New Canal, Salisbury, between 3.45am and 4am on Sunday, October 15, involving a 27-year-old man and a group of men. He had facial injuries and was taken to Salisbury District Hospital for treatment. Four...

read more

Martin Luther study day

To mark the 500th anniversary of that Martin Luther’s rebellion, when he pinned his 95 theses or complaints against the Church on the door of the castle chapel in Wittenberg, Salisbury Cathedral is hosting a study day looking at the impact and repercussions in Britain...

read more

Care home manager’s tragic death

The manager of a Salisbury care home for young adults has died on October 4 at Salisbury District Hospital. David Ferris was dedicated to helping young people with autism and in 2014 won a local hero award. He was also managing director of a fitness centre. A...

read more

Fire station open night starts Carnival

Warminster residents can look around their fire station and meet their local firefighters on an open night, Monday, October 23 – from 7pm. The invite is a long-standing tradition as part of Carnival Week, and usually attracts more than 100 visitors. Watch Manager...

read more

Police want the public’s help to locate a missing man

Shaun Foskett, aged 27, from Pembroke Road, Salisbury, has not been seen since yesterday, Monday, lunch time and we have concerns about his welfare. Shaun is described as white, approximately 6ft 2ins tall, with short light blonde hair, last seen wearing a dark grey...

read more

Town council wants public views on its budget

Shaftesbury Town Council wants public input on its strategic plan, and suggestions on how it spends its budget. At  meetings every Tuesday evening throughout October, the committees discuss their budgets, but public comments will be considered. The council prides...

read more

Events for week of 16 October 2017

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Mon 16th

Writing for Stage

Wednesday, 20 September @ 07:00 - Wednesday, 29 November @ 21:00

Charter Fair Salisbury

Sunday, 15 October - Wednesday, 18 October
Tue 17th

Writing for Stage

Wednesday, 20 September @ 07:00 - Wednesday, 29 November @ 21:00

Charter Fair Salisbury

Sunday, 15 October - Wednesday, 18 October
Wed 18th

Writing for Stage

Wednesday, 20 September @ 07:00 - Wednesday, 29 November @ 21:00

Charter Fair Salisbury

Sunday, 15 October - Wednesday, 18 October
Thu 19th

Writing for Stage

Wednesday, 20 September @ 07:00 - Wednesday, 29 November @ 21:00

GameTale Showcase

Tuesday, 17 October @ 12:00 - Friday, 20 October @ 18:00
Fri 20th

Writing for Stage

Wednesday, 20 September @ 07:00 - Wednesday, 29 November @ 21:00

GameTale Showcase

Tuesday, 17 October @ 12:00 - Friday, 20 October @ 18:00
Sat 21st

Writing for Stage

Wednesday, 20 September @ 07:00 - Wednesday, 29 November @ 21:00

Book Sale at Warminster Library

Thursday, 19 October @ 10:00 - Saturday, 28 October @ 17:00
Sun 22nd

Writing for Stage

Wednesday, 20 September @ 07:00 - Wednesday, 29 November @ 21:00

Book Sale at Warminster Library

Thursday, 19 October @ 10:00 - Saturday, 28 October @ 17:00

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Wednesday, 20 September @ 07:00 - Wednesday, 29 November @ 21:00
Tue 17th

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Wednesday, 20 September @ 07:00 - Wednesday, 29 November @ 21:00
Wed 18th

Writing for Stage

Wednesday, 20 September @ 07:00 - Wednesday, 29 November @ 21:00
Thu 19th

Writing for Stage

Wednesday, 20 September @ 07:00 - Wednesday, 29 November @ 21:00
Fri 20th

Writing for Stage

Wednesday, 20 September @ 07:00 - Wednesday, 29 November @ 21:00
Sat 21st

Writing for Stage

Wednesday, 20 September @ 07:00 - Wednesday, 29 November @ 21:00
Sun 22nd

Writing for Stage

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Items for sale

Items surplus to requirements after house move. New rotary washing line (still wrapped). £10. Stainless steel single bowl and drainer (unused). £10. New 3 section undersink waste unit £8. New Bristan monotap £10. Enquiries to 01722 741634 Wilton Hill

Woodturning Lathe for sale

Perform CCBL Lathe , 1 HP motor, Axminster chuck + loads accessories & tools.
Robin 01747 826782 or rlilley769@btinternet.com for details & price,

Recorder

Aulos Descant Recorder. Perfect for school.Brown/cream.Good condition with yellow drawstring bag. £5.

Telephone: 07796660034

Recorder

Schott Treble Recorder Perfect for school. Brown/cream. Good condition with button down case. £10

Telephone: 07796660034

Display Unit

Elegant classic style, glass double door dsiplay with shelving, bookcase, drawers and four cupboards. £135.

07923 046 655

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Durrington All Saints C of E Infant School is seeking to appoint a Play Leader to join our outstanding team as we develop our wrap around care provision. We are looking for an enthusiastic and fun individual to lead our new after-school care service based at the...

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Durrington All Saints C of E Infant School is seeking to appoint a Play Assistant to join our outstanding team as we develop our wrap around care provision. We are looking for an enthusiastic and fun individual for our out-of-hours care service based at the school....

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Durrington All Saints C of E Infant School is seeking to appoint a Play Leader to join our outstanding team as we develop our wrap around care provision. We are looking for an enthusiastic and fun individual to lead our new after-school care service based at the...

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After School Club Assistant

Durrington All Saints C of E Infant School is seeking to appoint a Play Assistant to join our outstanding team as we develop our wrap around care provision. We are looking for an enthusiastic and fun individual for our out-of-hours care service based at the school....

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Calling Violinists and Violists

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From the Editor – October 2017

By David Parker Government pressure on local authorities to build more houses seems to be imposing planning regulations and over-riding planning law. Housing estates are being imposed on areas but the numbers of houses to be built cannot match local facilities and...

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Valley News Wedding Feature 2017

Valley News' October edition is now out, and inside you'll find our four-page Weddings Feature - filled to the brim with all the best local companies who will make your big day better than you can ever have imagined. Click here to download the feature. You'll find...

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First Time Hill Climb

By Geoff Ballett If you have hung up your motorcycle leathers and don't fancy riding on the road any more then try Hill Climbing. Its a great way to have fun at speed without all the road traffic. After many years of riding on the road I gave this sport a go. I...

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Monty and Mabel’s after dark

Monty and Mabel’s, the dog-friendly café in Wilton which opened in April 2017, has launched a gin and cocktail bar, open every Friday and Saturday evening. Owner Corinne Roberts had the idea for a new evening destination early in 2017 and applied for a permit to sell...

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Hospital beds to stay?

Shaftesbury's Westminster Memorial Hospital beds will be saved from closure, if  the governing board of the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) agree the proposals on September 20. The recommendation that in-patient’s beds would be removed were revised due to...

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Visit Tisbury 2017

Recently on a Times list of the top 10 best places to live in the UK, Tisbury is home to a number of brilliant services and shops, many of which feature in our 2017 Visit Tisbury Feature. In March 2017, Tisbury featured in a Sunday Times list as one of the UK’s best...

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Focus on Education 2017

Find the dates of local schools’ open days, latest news stories and personalised editorials in the September edition of Valley News. Click here to read or download the full four-page education feature Featured: Chafyn Grove School(Pictured above) Moyles Court School...

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From the Editor – October 2017

By David Parker Government pressure on local authorities to build more houses seems to be imposing planning regulations and over-riding planning law. Housing estates are being imposed on areas but the numbers of houses to be built cannot match local facilities and...

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Valley News Wedding Feature 2017

Valley News' October edition is now out, and inside you'll find our four-page Weddings Feature - filled to the brim with all the best local companies who will make your big day better than you can ever have imagined. Click here to download the feature. You'll find...

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First Time Hill Climb

By Geoff Ballett If you have hung up your motorcycle leathers and don't fancy riding on the road any more then try Hill Climbing. Its a great way to have fun at speed without all the road traffic. After many years of riding on the road I gave this sport a go. I...

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Monty and Mabel’s after dark

Monty and Mabel’s, the dog-friendly café in Wilton which opened in April 2017, has launched a gin and cocktail bar, open every Friday and Saturday evening. Owner Corinne Roberts had the idea for a new evening destination early in 2017 and applied for a permit to sell...

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Hospital beds to stay?

Shaftesbury's Westminster Memorial Hospital beds will be saved from closure, if  the governing board of the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) agree the proposals on September 20. The recommendation that in-patient’s beds would be removed were revised due to...

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