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Council votes to refuse plan for St Martin’s

Gillingham town council's planning committee lost four members when it came to discussing the application to demolish St Martin's House and build a retirement home. At the meeting on November 12, with two other councillors absent and 11 residents present, Cllr Von...

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Another botched burglary attempt

An attempted burglary in Shrewton is yet another incident of a break-in and the offender fleeing without stealing. The victims of the latest attempt, a couple in their 60s, were at home in Nett Road at about 6am today, Tuesday, November 13, when they saw a man in...

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Widower found hanging

An 89-year-old widower was found hanging in the garage of his home, an inquest in Salisbury was told. Johannes Benjamin Frankfort from Downton was discovered by neighbour John Beever on November 4. The alarm had been raised after the widower’s son had been unable to...

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Wilton Rotary Club offers free trip to panto

Rotary Club of Wilton is inviting all elderly people living in Wilton to be part of the Cinderella panto audience at Coombe Bissett village hall on Tuesday, December 4. Buses leave the Michael Herbert Hall in South Street at 7pm. Register your place for the free...

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High street lows could become highs again

Last month, Valley News revealed John Glen MP’s dream of a cultural explosion in Salisbury city centre: now Wiltshire's Cabinet Member for Development and South Wiltshire Recovery Pauline Church spoke of ‘culture, perception and growth’ to revive Salisbury's high...

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Poppies sold like hot cakes

Reeve the Baker supported the British Legion Poppy Appeal this year by baking and selling poppy cupcakes and giving the profits to the charity. “Armistice Day is such an important date in the calendar, even more so this year, marking 100 years since the end of WW1,”...

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No luck for would-be burglar

A break-in at a property in Pickernell Road, Tidworth at about 1pm, Thursday, November 8, yielded nothing. The suspect carried out a search of the ground floor of the address, before being disturbed by the homeowner and fleeing the scene and nothing was stolen. Police...

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Rivers trust lands a new office

The Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust (WCSRT) Trust has moved into an office for the first time. The office, in Stratford sub Castle just a stone’s throw away from the River Avon, is opened by the Chairman of WCSRT, George Seligman, on Friday, November 16. The...

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Mum learns to read

Local mum Sarah could not read stories to her twin daughters. Three years ago she started to learn to read with Read Easy, the charity dedicated to helping adults learn to read. In 2017, Sarah took part in Project Literacy and talked about her journey into literacy on...

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College celebrates war centenary

An armistice parade on Monday, November 12 on its historical estate marked the centenary of the end of the First World War for Kingston Maurward College. Led from the Elizabethan Manor by Military Preparation students with horses and dogs adorned in poppies, the...

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Time to give back, say lottery winners

Lottery millionaires Nick and Zoe Hoare delivered a gold lottery playstation to the shop where they bought their £1 million winning ticket 18 months ago. The former owners of The White Horse, Quidhampton, unveiled the limited edition playstation at Waitrose &...

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Children in Need Sparathon by local Taekwon-Do students

Children and adults from Amesbury-based Stonehenge Taekwon-Do School raised money for Children in Need on Remembrance Sunday. (November 11). White Belts, as young as 5, and senior Black Belts joined for a one-hour sparathon in which they swapped sparring partners...

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Council votes to refuse plan for St Martin’s

Gillingham town council's planning committee lost four members when it came to discussing the application to demolish St Martin's House and build a retirement home. At the meeting on November 12, with two other councillors absent and 11 residents present, Cllr Von...

read more

Another botched burglary attempt

An attempted burglary in Shrewton is yet another incident of a break-in and the offender fleeing without stealing. The victims of the latest attempt, a couple in their 60s, were at home in Nett Road at about 6am today, Tuesday, November 13, when they saw a man in...

read more

Widower found hanging

An 89-year-old widower was found hanging in the garage of his home, an inquest in Salisbury was told. Johannes Benjamin Frankfort from Downton was discovered by neighbour John Beever on November 4. The alarm had been raised after the widower’s son had been unable to...

read more

Wilton Rotary Club offers free trip to panto

Rotary Club of Wilton is inviting all elderly people living in Wilton to be part of the Cinderella panto audience at Coombe Bissett village hall on Tuesday, December 4. Buses leave the Michael Herbert Hall in South Street at 7pm. Register your place for the free...

read more

High street lows could become highs again

Last month, Valley News revealed John Glen MP’s dream of a cultural explosion in Salisbury city centre: now Wiltshire's Cabinet Member for Development and South Wiltshire Recovery Pauline Church spoke of ‘culture, perception and growth’ to revive Salisbury's high...

read more

Poppies sold like hot cakes

Reeve the Baker supported the British Legion Poppy Appeal this year by baking and selling poppy cupcakes and giving the profits to the charity. “Armistice Day is such an important date in the calendar, even more so this year, marking 100 years since the end of WW1,”...

read more

Events for week of 12 November 2018

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Tue 13th

GANG public meeting

Tuesday, 13 November @ 08:00 - 17:00
Wed 14th

Wednesday Winter Warmers

Wednesday, 14 November @ 12:15 - 13:30
Thu 15th

Relaxed Christmas Light Switch On

Thursday, 15 November @ 16:00 - 17:30

Salisbury Christmas Lights Switch On

Thursday, 15 November @ 18:00 - 20:00
Fri 16th
No Events Today
Sat 17th

Moonrakers Craft Fayres, Tisbury

Saturday, 17 November @ 10:00 - 15:00

A Diamond Centenary – The Farrant Singers

Saturday, 17 November @ 19:30 - 21:30
Sun 18th

Community 6 a side football leagues

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

Dancing with the stars

Sunday, 18 November @ 19:30 - 22:30

Events for week of 12 November 2018

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Mon 12th
No Events Today
Tue 13th

GANG public meeting

Tuesday, 13 November @ 08:00 - 17:00
Wed 14th

Wednesday Winter Warmers

Wednesday, 14 November @ 12:15 - 13:30
Thu 15th
Fri 16th
No Events Today
Sat 17th
Sun 18th

Community 6 a side football leagues

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

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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,...

Ski boots

Ski boots size 9, VGC. complete with carrying rack £30 ONO. Salisbury, call evening hours on 01722 323066.

Apple iPhone X Max 256GB

We have here a brand new apple iphone x max 256gb for sale on a very reduced rate. £1,200 +442033224614 kindly contact me if interested

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, sturdy, weather proof or suitable for indoor use, 20” x 20” x 5” lockable with 2 keys.

Delivery possible call 01722 742681

Ski boots

Ski boots size 9, VGC. complete with carrying rack £30 ONO.

Salisbury, call evening hours on 01722 323066.

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Valley Features

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

Habit of Art

A multi-layered evening at the Playhouse By Katrina ffiske Habit of Art was an enormous success when it was first produced at The National Theatre in 2009. Thanks to Wiltshire Creative, Salisbury is hosting a revival of this play-within-a-play, telling of a fictional...

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New community concept café planned

A full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu for the 60 residents of the new Evergreen Court retirement complex can enjoy a new community café opening  in the heart of Amesbury soon. Evergreen Café, Kingsgate, Amesbury, next to Amesbury Archer Primary School, opens on...

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Salisbury saluted

I visited Salisbury today with my two sons and mum. We were watching the Easter parade as my son wanted to listen to the music (he has CP and is on the autism spectrum). He had a major meltdown resulting in a lot of crying and screaming, biting and punching. The...

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