Clock turned back for dotty plot

Clock turned back for dotty plot

By Fanny Charles Enter Salisbury Playhouse’s main auditorium and you are greeted by a two-story crumbling house, overshadowed by railway signals. As the lights drop and the set slowly revolves, a pitch-perfect dowdily 1950s house is revealed – dainty knick-knacks,...
Valley News Visit Wilton feature 2017

Valley News Visit Wilton feature 2017

For November 2017, Valley News has created a ‘Visit Wilton’ feature, which includes a wide variety of the brilliant shops and services that Wilton has to offer. The feature can be viewed here. Inside the feature are adverts and editorials from: Monty and...
From the Editor – October 2017

From the Editor – October 2017

By David Parker Government pressure on local authorities to build more houses seems to be imposing planning regulations and over-riding planning law. Housing estates are being imposed on areas but the numbers of houses to be built cannot match local facilities and...
Valley News Wedding Feature 2017

Valley News Wedding Feature 2017

Valley News’ November edition is now out, and inside you’ll find our four-page Weddings Feature – filled to the brim with all the best local companies who will make your big day better than you can ever have imagined. Click here to download the...
First Time Hill Climb

First Time Hill Climb

By Geoff Ballett If you have hung up your motorcycle leathers and don’t fancy riding on the road any more then try Hill Climbing. Its a great way to have fun at speed without all the road traffic. After many years of riding on the road I gave this sport a go. I...
From the editor – September

From the editor – September

By David Parker In the Valley News office, we are often asked about alleged money-wasting or services not provided, and about how Wiltshire council came up with the slogan ‘Where everybody matters’. To be sure, whoever dreamed up the slogan must have meant...
Monty and Mabel’s after dark

Monty and Mabel’s after dark

Monty and Mabel’s, the dog-friendly café in Wilton which opened in April 2017, has launched a gin and cocktail bar, open every Friday and Saturday evening. Owner Corinne Roberts had the idea for a new evening destination early in 2017 and applied for a permit to sell...
Hospital beds to stay?

Hospital beds to stay?

Shaftesbury’s Westminster Memorial Hospital beds will be saved from closure, if  the governing board of the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) agree the proposals on September 20. The recommendation that in-patient’s beds would be removed were revised due...
A303 eastbound closed this weekend

A303 eastbound closed this weekend

The eastbound A303 near Thruxton, from the A338 Parkhouse Cross junction to the A343 Hundred Acre junction will be fully closed all weekend, from 9pm on Friday, September 15, to 6am on Monday, September 18. Essential maintenance is needed on the bridge over Thruxton...
Visit Tisbury 2017

Visit Tisbury 2017

Recently on a Times list of the top 10 best places to live in the UK, Tisbury is home to a number of brilliant services and shops, many of which feature in our 2017 Visit Tisbury Feature. In March 2017, Tisbury featured in a Sunday Times list as one of the UK’s best...
Focus on Education 2017

Focus on Education 2017

Find the dates of local schools’ open days, latest news stories and personalised editorials in the September edition of Valley News. Click here to read or download the full four-page education feature Featured: Chafyn Grove School(Pictured above) Moyles Court School...
Excellence comes of age at The Sharp Practice

Excellence comes of age at The Sharp Practice

18 Years ago, Becky Faithfull and Matt Cook opened The Sharp Practice on Winchester Street in Salisbury. Soon after, they outgrew the Winchester Street shop and moved to Catherine Street, where they remain to this day. In the early days, Matt was in charge of...

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