Historic day as new councils born

Historic day as new councils born

Dorset residents will be served by two new unitary councils from April, 2019 – Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council, and Dorset Council.  The county’s nine current councils will cease to exist on March 31, 2019. The Leaders of the eight councils who have...
Race for Life needs you!

Race for Life needs you!

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 5k and 10k events at Hudson’s Field, Castle Road are on Sunday, June 10. The organisers want people from all walks of life to sign up as helpers at raceforlife.org Volunteers are needed to manage the information marquee, cheer...
Paws for a doggy fun day

Paws for a doggy fun day

Dogs Trust Salisbury wants volunteers aged 18 years and over, and donations, to help stage annual Summer Fun Day at the Rehoming Centre on Sunday, June 10. It’s a fun dog show, tombola, raffle, family games and activities, and dog displays, with stalls, tombola,...
Quad Kids photo wins award

Quad Kids photo wins award

A photo of junior athletes from the City of Salisbury Athletics & Running Club (CoSARC) in a Quad Kids Fun Day in September 2017, won Wilton photographer Shane Wilkinson (51), two awards at the prestigious annual Event Photography Awards 2018 (EPA). Shane won the...
Surprise visit by Duke

Surprise visit by Duke

The Duke of Kent paid a surprise visit to Wilton Carpet Factory yesterday (May 3) and was given a guided tour of the bustling factory floor by production director Rob Load. Earlier in the day, the Duke had attended an unveiling ceremony of a new chalk badge and plaque...
Pupils go down to Dyson Farm

Pupils go down to Dyson Farm

Year One children from Mere Primary school had an exciting day of outside learning on one of Sir James Dyson’s farms for their new topic ‘Food and Farming.. Sir James is renowned for his inventions for the home, but not many people know he has built Beeswax Dyson...
Happy birthday for safe buying scheme

Happy birthday for safe buying scheme

A project to give consumers more peace of mind while spending their money in Wiltshire is celebrating its sixth birthday. Buy With Confidence is backed by trading standards offices across the country. It recognises traders who display a commitment to fair customer...
The town with something for everyone

The town with something for everyone

Shaftesbury is probably best known for Gold Hill. The iconic cobbled street was made famous more than 40 years ago when Ridley Scott directed the Hovis advert. If you watch it on YouTube, the accent is pure West Country and not Yorkshire! The town has much more to...
Walton House Antiques celebrates 6 years in business

Walton House Antiques celebrates 6 years in business

On an April Saturday, lovers of fine things de-scended, once again, in Mere where Walton House Antiques held their bi-annual event. The event is intended to thank customers past, present and future, for their continued support, and for that support, they were royally...
From The Editor: Police are trying to live within their means

From The Editor: Police are trying to live within their means

Police numbers have fallen rapidly, crimes are not being reported apparently because it would seem to be a waste of time. The police helicopter had been deployed several items for ‘minor’ offences in just a few days, and street crime in Salisbury is...
England hockey captain launches new health food brand

England hockey captain launches new health food brand

Alex Danson, Ladies England hockey star and team captain, visited Salisbury for the launch of Merchant Gourmet’s supermarket partnership with Waitrose on Friday April 27. The health food company is to sponsor England and Great Britain hockey for three years, working...
New college plan gets go-ahead

New college plan gets go-ahead

A huge re-development plan for Wiltshire College’s Salisbury campus was approved by Wiltshire Council plans on April 19. The £15 million redevelopment includes a new building with reception area, classrooms, restaurant, specialist catering kitchens, gym, and lecture...

Pin It on Pinterest