An historic day for Wilton

An historic day for Wilton

It was not only a ground-breaking occasion but also an historic day for the ancient capital of Wilton. Many local community leaders gathered to watch a digger cut the first ground for a new unique project. Work has started on the  former Erskine Barracks site to build...
Taste of Istanbul in heart of the city

Taste of Istanbul in heart of the city

By Will Bradley Malik Ozbelek is welcoming customers to a new Istanbul mezze bar in Rollestone Street, Salisbury. “Visitors love the food and love the place, but they don’t know we are open,” Malik told Valley News. The large Turkish restaurant has room for 50 covers...
Headliners return to Southampton Common

Headliners return to Southampton Common

Common People the ultimate bank holiday bonanza is back on Southampton Common May 27 and 28. DJ legend Pete Tong will top the bill on Saturday and king of the dancehall, Sean Paul will headline The Common Stage on Sunday night bringing Common People 2017 to a close....
Book sales boost for Community

Book sales boost for Community

Dorset Community Foundation received a £10,000 donation from proceeds of the sale of ‘Deepest Dorset’, a book commissioned by Lord Rothermere and written by local authors Fanny Charles and Gay Pirrie-Weir. Jon Yates, foundation chief executive accepted the...
Insulin overdose

Insulin overdose

A patient was given an overdose of insulin at Salisbury District Hospital. The horrific mistake occurred because an ‘incorrect device’ was used. Yesterday the hospital stressed the patient did not die. “The patient has been informed. The matter is under review,” said...
City hit by string of burglaries

City hit by string of burglaries

Salisbury has been hit by a string of burglaries this week. On May 17, a theft in Harnham Road resulted 19 laurel plants being stolen from a front garden. The next day, during a burglary overnight  at Cactus Jack, Water Lane, a fire door was forced and cash stolen....
Inn landlords scoop £1million jackpot

Inn landlords scoop £1million jackpot

By Will Bradley Nick and Zoe Hoare, landlords of The White Horse Inn in Quidhampton scooped the EuroMillions Millionaire Maker top prize on May 9. They received the £1million prize on May 19 in the gardens of the traditional village pub with a huge morning gathering...
Villagers ‘slap in the face’

Villagers ‘slap in the face’

By Fanny Charles Villagers joined a protest to improve traffic on the main road through the community. Local people have dubbed Melbury Abbas the “Village of the Jammed” and they took their protests to town, with a demonstration beside the electric sign by the Tesco...
Four candidates contest Dorset North

Four candidates contest Dorset North

Four candidates contest the Dorset North seat in the General Election on June 8. Simon Hoare became the division’s MP at the 2015 election – but there will be no candidate for the UK Independence party, runner-up in 2015. The list, when nominations closed on May 11,...
My horse for a kingdom

My horse for a kingdom

The second Art in Motion artists and experts talk at Messums Wiltshire is on June 14. ‘Looking at Horses’ is an evening in conversation with a trainer, a painter and a sculptor. International sculptor Mark Coreth leads a master class for all ages. Join eight...
Drug danger warning to teenagers

Drug danger warning to teenagers

A 15-year-old local boy has been arrested on suspicion of the supply of Class C Drugs (Xanax). He was taken to Melksham Police Station for interview but released under investigation. The police have repeated their warning of the dangers of taking prescription drugs...
Turf is cut at new airbase

Turf is cut at new airbase

Work has started on the new airbase for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. At a ceremony on the site of the new airbase at Outmarsh Farm, Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, and High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Lady Marland, joined Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s...

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