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Vote for local charities to share £3 million

It’s the last few days for online public voting to decide which local charities in Dorset will receive up to £25,000 as part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations. Polls close on July 31, and so far well over 100,000 people have voted across England and... read more

Petty crime persists

Petty crime kept Police busy this week. Since Monday, July 24, some of the local crime reports include theft in the Cheesemarket, Salisbury, when a bag stolen, and a witness appeal lodged on July 27. The theft of a blue denim handbag between 11am and 12noon was  from... read more

Victoria Cross of 1913 on display

Sarum College is displaying a rare and valuable Victoria Cross – one of only 1,358 awarded since its inception in 1856 . Revd William Addison became an army chaplain in WW1 after he trained for the priesthood at Salisbury Theological College. On August 19,... read more

Mower went out to mow

Mower man Chris Riley is scything the western section of Shreen Meadows, Warminster, raking off cut grass to benefit wild flowers and is inviting residents to ‘have a go’, watch, or do a bit of raking up. “I am an experienced scythe instructor and... read more

Unfit to hold public office: resign call ignored

Tory councillor Mary Douglas was criticised for implying transgender people are mentally ill when she was involved in a controversial decision to refuse a grant to tackle homophobic bullying among teenagers. Wiltshire Councillor Mrs Douglas is chair of the Salisbury... read more

German call for Brexit safeguards

By Paula Tegerdine While Brexit negotiations continue, a packed audience at the White Hart Hotel, Salisbury, had the benefit of one of Germany’s most experienced foreign policy thinkers who spoke of the intense negotiations that gave rise to the European Community in... read more

Town flies green flag

Public open spaces at Jubilee Fields, Rolls Bridge, King Edmund Green and Hawthorne Avenue, Gillingham, are among UK parks and green spaces given a prestigious Green Flag Award. Gillingham Mayor, Cllr Mrs Belinda Ridout said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a... read more

Summer Garden Trends 2017

The UK is experiencing its hottest summer in decades. In fact, when the season officially began last month, reports from ITV specified that the peak temperature recorded was almost 34deg. C. All throughout the summer, the UK is expected to have much warmer... read more

Police call for witnesses following assault

Police would like to find witnesses to an assault and theft in Queen Elizabeth Gardens, Salisbury, around 12.30pm on Monday, July 17.  A man and a woman were talking and the woman was assaulted by the man who then took the dog she had with her. The... read more

Young man charged with assault

A 21-year-old Salisbury man was charged with grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm after an assault on two men at a city centre pub last Friday night, Friday,  July 21. Charlie Guyatt from Hawks Ridge , Salisbury, was also charged with possessing of cannabis. He... read more

Wiltshire Council gives green light for Longleat hotel

WILTSHIRE Council has granted planning permission to Longleat for a 240-room hotel with a water park, and business conference facilities for up to 200 delegates, on the edge of the estate near Warminster. The development is expected to generate 300 new jobs as well as... read more

Boy, 10, racially-abused by ‘slave remark

Police launched a probe after a terrified 10-year-old boy was subjected to a ‘hate crime’ when he was racially-abused by three teenagers in Ludgershall. Furious members of the public then rang the police. The boy’s outraged Dad, Dale Walker, 39 – who has lived in the... read more

Events for week of 24 July 2017

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Mon 24th

The Brutalist Playground

Saturday, 15 July @ 10:00 - Saturday, 9 September @ 16:00

Bridget McCrum Exhibition

Saturday, 15 July @ 11:00 - Sunday, 6 August @ 17:00
Tue 25th

The Brutalist Playground

Saturday, 15 July @ 10:00 - Saturday, 9 September @ 16:00

Bridget McCrum Exhibition

Saturday, 15 July @ 11:00 - Sunday, 6 August @ 17:00
Wed 26th

The Brutalist Playground

Saturday, 15 July @ 10:00 - Saturday, 9 September @ 16:00

Bridget McCrum Exhibition

Saturday, 15 July @ 11:00 - Sunday, 6 August @ 17:00
Thu 27th

The Brutalist Playground

Saturday, 15 July @ 10:00 - Saturday, 9 September @ 16:00

Bridget McCrum Exhibition

Saturday, 15 July @ 11:00 - Sunday, 6 August @ 17:00
Fri 28th

The Brutalist Playground

Saturday, 15 July @ 10:00 - Saturday, 9 September @ 16:00

Bridget McCrum Exhibition

Saturday, 15 July @ 11:00 - Sunday, 6 August @ 17:00
Sat 29th

The Brutalist Playground

Saturday, 15 July @ 10:00 - Saturday, 9 September @ 16:00

Bridget McCrum Exhibition

Saturday, 15 July @ 11:00 - Sunday, 6 August @ 17:00
Sun 30th

The Brutalist Playground

Saturday, 15 July @ 10:00 - Saturday, 9 September @ 16:00

Bridget McCrum Exhibition

Saturday, 15 July @ 11:00 - Sunday, 6 August @ 17:00

Classifieds

Adult Wheelchair

Can be self-wheeled or pushed, used only once. £60 ono. 01747 631 261.

Music Stand

For sheet music and music books. £15. 01722 410 932.

Swimming pool/pond equipment

2 seasons used. Top quality pump 240V. Filter heat exchanger. Diverter box. modern condensing gas boiler. Large diameter UPVC pipe plus electrics.

£260 ono.

01722 743 681

Fans

240V, 2 sizes, white, blades in safety cages, used for 2 seasons. Donation to favourite charity accepted as payment. Delivery Possible.

01722 743 681.

Jobs For You

Part-time companion for wonderful older Lady

Do you a few hours per week to spare ? Shaftesbury: A lovely older lady with a colourful history requires someone to share her hobbies and interests with. Are you compassionate and a good listener? If so, please get in touch – you could make a positive... read more

Advert title: Repair / customer services /sales person

Repair / customer services /sales person required for new sales/service centre in Blandford Forum Great Full time or Part time opportunity for local employment We are offering an excellent position for Full time/Part Time employment with full benefits for an... read more

Wilton House – Part Time House Guide – Seasonal

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, arts based candidate who enjoys working in the public sector to join our team of hard-working, knowledgeable guides. Previous experience would be an advantage (as would be an additional language), but training will be... read more

Holiday Lodge Change-over

Help needed with holiday lodge change over days. Cleaning, bed linen etc.. On average 6 hours a week. Based in Teffont. Please call Mary on 07799 768887 for more details. Salary: £10/hour Name: Mary Corrie Email: mary@corrie-deane.com Tel: 07799... read more

Stores Assistant

LWS Irrigation Ltd require a stores assistant to work with their small, friendly team in Dinton. No experience necessary, training will be given. Hours – Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm. Please send CV by email. Salary: Negotiable Name: Mick Regan Email:... read more

Valley Features

Everything from Business to Sport and Food & Drink to Health & Beauty

Most wanted finalists again

Wilton-based hair and beauty salon group JASHAIR are finalists in the national hairdressing competition, the Most Wanted Awards, in the category ‘Best UK Local Salon’. Having beaten off nationwide competition, JASHAIR has proved to be one of the best salons in the UK... read more

All steamed up

An unusual event at Salisbury museum on Tuesday, June 20, brings in a group of steam cars when The Steam Car Club of Great Britain stops at the museum for a few hours., The 13 stunning vintage and veteran cars can be investigated at close quarters, driven by members... read more
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