Town Council’s youngest Mayor elected.

Town Council’s youngest Mayor elected.

At just 23, Piers Brown  is Shaftesbury Town Council’s youngest-ever Chairman of the Council and Town Mayor. He was elected unanimously at the council’s annual meeting on May 1. Cllr Brown as been a town councillor for 2 ½ years and has chaired the Planning and...
Catering assistant fired for frothy cup

Catering assistant fired for frothy cup

A young catering assistant at Stonehenge has been fired for undercharging for a frothy cup of coffee at the £27 million visitor centre run by English Heritage. Dan Thomas, from Amesbury, noticed a cup of coffee he was about to sell to a customer ‘was half-full of...
Man arrested after indecent exposure

Man arrested after indecent exposure

A man has been arrested in connection with an incident at a car park off Friary Lane, Salisbury, at about 3pm on Tuesday, March 27. He was allegedly seen indecently exposing himself sitting in a blue/purple Vauxhall Astra convertible. A 28-year-old man from the...
Salisbury saluted

Salisbury saluted

I visited Salisbury today with my two sons and mum. We were watching the Easter parade as my son wanted to listen to the music (he has CP and is on the autism spectrum). He had a major meltdown resulting in a lot of crying and screaming, biting and punching. The...
Fisherton Street welcomes Retro warehouse

Fisherton Street welcomes Retro warehouse

Joe Henry is the founder of Fisherton Warehouse which recently opened its’ doors to customers three months ago. Fisherton Warehouse offers one off, eclectic pieces and timeless classics including; 50’s vintage garments, retro technology, records and many more...
Tallest living Christmas tree lights up Wilton

Tallest living Christmas tree lights up Wilton

Wilton welcomed the festive season with the annual Christmas light switch-on which took place in the market square. Cllr Peter Edge had the important job of switching on the lights, followed by the childrens nativity play and Christmas carols by Wilton Christian...
New chapter for Wilton’s historic almshouses

New chapter for Wilton’s historic almshouses

Almshouses belonging to a medieval hospital charity dating back to the 1400s have been transferred to one of the biggest almshouse charities in the country. The Hospital of St Mary Magdalene, Wilton, existed in 1420 with close links to Wilton Abbey, as an education...
Police target drink and drug drivers

Police target drink and drug drivers

Dorset Police is running the annual Christmas drink and drug driving campaign from today, Friday, December 1 to Monday, January 1. Roads Policing and No Excuse teams are holding a launch event today, Friday, December 1, on Poole High Street between 10am and 2pm, with...
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...

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