Victoria Cross of 1913 on display

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,...
Unfit to hold public office: resign call ignored

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...
German call for Brexit safeguards

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...
Summer Garden Trends 2017

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...
Boy, 10, racially-abused by ‘slave remark

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...
Bus changes for Dorset start next week

Bus changes for Dorset start next week

A new-look bus network for Dorset stats on Monday, July 24. Dorset County Council has awarded new contracts for public and school transport services to save £1.5m from its public transport budget, as well as £850,000 on school transport. The council is subsidising...
Stick to soft drinks in thirsty weather

Stick to soft drinks in thirsty weather

Wiltshire Police‘s month-long summer drink and drug drive campaign in June to catch those who took the chance on drink- or drug-driving involved just over 400 drivers in the county. They were made to carry out breath tests and 41 were either positive or failed to...
Sheep may safely graze

Sheep may safely graze

The increasing number of attacks by dogs on sheep has led to a ban on dog walkers. Fields with livestock near Durrington Walls and  Stonehenge now have restricted access to create some dog free zones after National Trust discussions with tenant farmers concerned by...
Melbury Abbas residents fear “disastrous accident”

Melbury Abbas residents fear “disastrous accident”

By Fanny Charles DORSET County Council should immediately remove signs directing heavy goods vehicles south from Shaftesbury on the C13 through Melbury Abbas now that  two incidents of on-call ambulances were jammed with HGVs for around 30 minutes. Melbury Abbas and...
Pupils go native

Pupils go native

Years 3 and 4 pupils from St Michael’s Primary School, Salisbury Plain Academies, walked from Woodhenge to Stonehenge, learning about the Stone and Iron Ages. The four-mile walk followed the route the era’s people may have travelled to the monument, past burial mounds...
Fire closes A303

Fire closes A303

A single storey building used as a café and shop was well alight, but the nearby petrol station was unaffected when Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the fire alongside the A303 in Chicklade. The road was closed while fire and rescue carried...
Hundreds join Salisbury Race for Life

Hundreds join Salisbury Race for Life

Nearly 1,000 women took part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Hudson’s field, Salisbury. Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, with Tesco, is a women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, marathon and hiking events raising millions of pounds every year to find...

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