New community concept café planned

New community concept café planned

A full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu for the 60 residents of the new Evergreen Court retirement complex can enjoy a new community café opening  in the heart of Amesbury soon. Evergreen Café, Kingsgate, Amesbury, next to Amesbury Archer Primary School, opens on...
Rural hotel bathes in new light

Rural hotel bathes in new light

The Bath Arms at Longleat is bathing in new light after substantial refurbishments and a total transformation. The country pub with accommodation on the Longleat Estate had a two-month revamp with complete refurbishment of its 18 rooms and modernisation of all its...
Lloyds bank explains reasons for closures

Lloyds bank explains reasons for closures

Bank closes 80 branches as profits hit £3.1 billion Lloyds’ pre-tax profits hit £3.1 billion in the first half of 2018, amid plans to close more than 80 bank branches, according to Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry. The Wilton branch...
Hot weather heats up tempers

Hot weather heats up tempers

Young teenagers can enjoy the run of hot weather and swim in a local river despite some neighbours getting hot under the collar about them. A meeting of Gillingham Town Council on  July 2, considered complaints from residents about youths swimming in the River Shreen....
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...

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