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...
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...

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