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...
Perfect pooch pinches top prize

Perfect pooch pinches top prize

On June 25, Dogwise Training School, Mere, held its annual dog show to help raise funds for Battersea Dogs Home and Happy Landings animal shelter, based in Shepton Mallet. The owner of Dogwise Training School, Tina Hazzard, was delighted to announce that this year’s...
Most wanted finalists again

Most wanted finalists again

Wilton-based hair and beauty salon group JASHAIR are finalists in the national hairdressing competition, the Most Wanted Awards, in the category ‘Best UK Local Salon’. Having beaten off nationwide competition, JASHAIR has proved to be one of the best salons in the UK...
All steamed up

All steamed up

An unusual event at Salisbury museum on Tuesday, June 20, brings in a group of steam cars when The Steam Car Club of Great Britain stops at the museum for a few hours., The 13 stunning vintage and veteran cars can be investigated at close quarters, driven by members...
One comfortable win for the Tories, but one giant leap for Labour

One comfortable win for the Tories, but one giant leap for Labour

By Andy Datson Once again Wiltshire and North Dorset proved to be a Tory stronghold, but the Labour candidates had their own share of success in the snap election. John Glen held onto his Salisbury seat with a 17,333 vote majority over second place Labour candidate...
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....
Humble beginnings to heady heights

Humble beginnings to heady heights

By Dominic Parkes From humble beginnings manufacturing bicycle parts, Kia reached the heady heights of selling nearly three million units a year, and the South Korean brand seems to be powering ever forward. The 2017 Rio model is in the Clio and Polo super-mini pool...
Nick Andrew and Wylye Valley Art Trail

Nick Andrew and Wylye Valley Art Trail

By Fanny Charles Nick Andrew, who was one of the founders of Wylye Valley Art Trail, will be opening his studio at Bull Mill, Crockerton, for this year’s trail from May 27 to June 4. But Nick is also looking for a London gallery to show the paintings he has been...
A car you buy with your emotion

A car you buy with your emotion

Pictures and words copyright Dominic Parkes 2017 I think the Fiat media co-ordinator was on the verge of changing her number and email address such was my dogged pursuit of reviewing the Fiat Spider. Almost weekly, I could be heard whining and pleading to secure the...
Racecourse gallops to success

Racecourse gallops to success

By Will Bradley Significant investment for another premier season at the popular track is giving Salisbury Racecourse a good run into the new season. The racecourse team are gearing up for another successful summer of 16 flat-race meetings and live-music events at the...
New play’s true tale

New play’s true tale

A play by agricultural story editor of The Archers Graham Harvey and AJ Kroon, former producer of The Archers, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero, a West Country Land Army girl in an enduring romance. No Finer Life is set in the Oxfordshire...
New campus traffic warning

New campus traffic warning

No objection was raised by Warminster Town council members to plans for a new hotel resort, water park, business conference facility and an immersive animal experience at Longleat. But members warned Wiltshire Council of ‘the potential for serious traffic congestion...

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