Vote for local charities to share £3 million

Vote for local charities to share £3 million

It’s the last few days for online public voting to decide which local charities in Dorset will receive up to £25,000 as part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations. Polls close on July 31, and so far well over 100,000 people have voted across England and...
Petty crime persists

Petty crime persists

Petty crime kept Police busy this week. Since Monday, July 24, some of the local crime reports include theft in the Cheesemarket, Salisbury, when a bag stolen, and a witness appeal lodged on July 27. The theft of a blue denim handbag between 11am and 12noon was  from...
Victoria Cross of 1913 on display

Victoria Cross of 1913 on display

Sarum College is displaying a rare and valuable Victoria Cross – one of only 1,358 awarded since its inception in 1856 . Revd William Addison became an army chaplain in WW1 after he trained for the priesthood at Salisbury Theological College. On August 19,...
Mower went out to mow

Mower went out to mow

Mower man Chris Riley is scything the western section of Shreen Meadows, Warminster, raking off cut grass to benefit wild flowers and is inviting residents to ‘have a go’, watch, or do a bit of raking up. “I am an experienced scythe instructor and...
Unfit to hold public office: resign call ignored

Unfit to hold public office: resign call ignored

Tory councillor Mary Douglas was criticised for implying transgender people are mentally ill when she was involved in a controversial decision to refuse a grant to tackle homophobic bullying among teenagers. Wiltshire Councillor Mrs Douglas is chair of the Salisbury...
German call for Brexit safeguards

German call for Brexit safeguards

By Paula Tegerdine While Brexit negotiations continue, a packed audience at the White Hart Hotel, Salisbury, had the benefit of one of Germany’s most experienced foreign policy thinkers who spoke of the intense negotiations that gave rise to the European Community in...
Town flies green flag

Town flies green flag

Public open spaces at Jubilee Fields, Rolls Bridge, King Edmund Green and Hawthorne Avenue, Gillingham, are among UK parks and green spaces given a prestigious Green Flag Award. Gillingham Mayor, Cllr Mrs Belinda Ridout said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a...
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...
Police call for witnesses following assault

Police call for witnesses following assault

Police would like to find witnesses to an assault and theft in Queen Elizabeth Gardens, Salisbury, around 12.30pm on Monday, July 17.  A man and a woman were talking and the woman was assaulted by the man who then took the dog she had with her. The...
Young man charged with assault

Young man charged with assault

A 21-year-old Salisbury man was charged with grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm after an assault on two men at a city centre pub last Friday night, Friday,  July 21. Charlie Guyatt from Hawks Ridge , Salisbury, was also charged with possessing of cannabis. He...
Wiltshire Council gives green light for Longleat hotel

Wiltshire Council gives green light for Longleat hotel

WILTSHIRE Council has granted planning permission to Longleat for a 240-room hotel with a water park, and business conference facilities for up to 200 delegates, on the edge of the estate near Warminster. The development is expected to generate 300 new jobs as well as...
Boy, 10, racially-abused by ‘slave remark

Boy, 10, racially-abused by ‘slave remark

Police launched a probe after a terrified 10-year-old boy was subjected to a ‘hate crime’ when he was racially-abused by three teenagers in Ludgershall. Furious members of the public then rang the police. The boy’s outraged Dad, Dale Walker, 39 – who has lived in the...

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