TV star lights up city streets

TV star lights up city streets

By Lucy Spittle The annual Christmas lights switch-on returned to Salisbury Market Place, following last years’ success. Coronation Street star Antony Cotton was special guest at this years’ festive antics and said he was thrilled to have the honour of switching on...
Athletes ‘locked out’ from home track

Athletes ‘locked out’ from home track

Salisbury’s main  running club claiming to be ‘at the heart of the cities athletic activities,’ has been locked out of the running track where it has built its success for the past 25 years. South Wilts Grammar School for Girls is in dispute over new fees it intends...
Two poppy collection boxes stolen

Two poppy collection boxes stolen

Two women, allegedly of ‘Muslim appearance’, stole a charity box containing about £100 from poppy sales in a Spar shop in the famous garrison town of Ludgershall. The thoughtless thieves took the box after the Remembrance Day Service in Ludgershall, just 500 yards...
Wiltshire remembrance 2017

Wiltshire remembrance 2017

Durrington School’s remembrance by the town’s war memorial. The people of Mere were out in force to celebrate remembrance day. Wilton held a special service at St Mary and St Nicholas...
Wilton lights up

Wilton lights up

Lighting of the Wilton Christmas Tree this year starts at 12 noon on Monday, December 4. The Market Square will have Christmas and crafts stalls, fairground rides, food and drink, a bar, mulled wine, teas and mince pies, BBQ, candy floss, hot chestnuts and seasonal...
Residents have a say on housing

Residents have a say on housing

“Help shape Wiltshire’s housing and development plans up to 2036,” council pleads. Residents are being encouraged to help shape Wiltshire’s housing and development needs up to 2036 in a new consultation. Wiltshire Council has to maintain up-to-date plans to support...
College is proud of poppy display

College is proud of poppy display

By Andy Datson About 3,000 paper poppies for remembrance displays at each campus were created by students and staff at the four Wiltshire College campuses. The largest display (pictured) is at the Salisbury campus, which has at least 1,500 poppies. Jane Davison, Head...
It’s a family affair

It’s a family affair

Family relationships aren’t unusual in the fire and rescue service – especially at on-call stations, where crews are drawn from the one community, according to Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. For many years, Wilton fire station has been manned by...
Fireworks bungle to be investigated

Fireworks bungle to be investigated

Emergency treatment was necessary for 14 people when fireworks hurtled into a terrified crowd at a display in the grounds of a 400-year-old hotel. Now a top level probe has started into how the incident occurred at the Antrobus Hotel in Amesbury, on Saturday evening....
What’s on this weekend?

What’s on this weekend?

Saturday Fisherton Warehouse official launch party Fisherton Warehouse on Fisherton Street holds its opening for its new retail site on Saturday, November 4 at 11:45am. There are over 40 traders at the new site, and special guests at the opening are A Capella group...
Visitors asked to check their own health first

Visitors asked to check their own health first

Staff at Salisbury District Hospital would like visitors and relative- as a precautionary measure – not to go into the hospital if they have had ‘flu like’ symptoms, diarrhoea or vomiting during the few days before an intended visit. Fiona McCarthy, senior nurse...
What’s on this weekend

What’s on this weekend

Bemerton Poetry Slam Sarah Hirsch, current UK Slam Poetry Champion, hosts an evening of poetry at Bemerton Heath Community Centre at 7:30pm on Friday, October 27. Sarah will run a workshop earlier in the day, followed by performances from workshop goers alongside...

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