Red alert for ambulance delays

Red alert for ambulance delays

Yet another ambulance was delayed with lights flashing in Melbury Abbas today (Friday) at about 2pm on a stretch of road villagers have dubbed ‘the village of the jammed’. Parish Council chairman William Kenealy reported: “Two farm tractors traveling in convoy from...
Fred gets told off for making citizen’s arrest

Fred gets told off for making citizen’s arrest

A stunned 69-year-old pensioner has been ‘ticked off’ by the police for taking the law into his own hands after he performed a citizen’s arrest Fred Winter detained a couple in their 40s who were fleeing from a shop with several bottles of alcohol in Mere. Motorist...
Shopping trip horror

Shopping trip horror

A woman returned from shopping to find her husband hanging in their garage, but cause of death was not given at the inquest into his death at Salisbury. Commercial analyst Ben Daniel Wakeham, 37, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, was confirmed dead at the scene on 4 August....
Kitchen fire in village

Kitchen fire in village

Ten fire fighters raced to a tiny close in an idyllic village late last night (July 18) to tackle a kitchen blaze. They were called to a house in Collyer’s Rise, Fontmell Magna, on the Wiltshire-Dorset border, just before 8pm. It took more than 30 minutes to get the...
World War Two soldier chokes to death

World War Two soldier chokes to death

A 93-year-old soldier who escaped from Arnhem in a boat on his 21st birthday in the Second World War has died from choking. When he escaped from Arnhem, Neville was reported to have said: “Today, I am going to die.” Neville – known as Bill – got out on a...
Mere Railway Modellers extend their base

Mere Railway Modellers extend their base

A model railway exhibition by Mere & District Modellers at  Blackmore Vale Revival Classic Vehicle and Vintage Show, Henstridge Airfield, included aircraft flying over. A scheduled Lancaster Fly By, from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight plus many other...
Hundreds join Salisbury Race for Life

Hundreds join Salisbury Race for Life

Nearly 1,000 women took part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Hudson’s field, Salisbury. Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, with Tesco, is a women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, marathon and hiking events raising millions of pounds every year to find...
Dame Mary Peters opens Olivier Place, Wilton

Dame Mary Peters opens Olivier Place, Wilton

Dame Mary Peters – Mary P – travelled from her home in Belfast on her 78th birthday to open Olivier Place, a new McCarthy and Stone independent retirement living development on the former Erskine Barracks, Wilton. Olympic Gold Medallist at the 1972 Munich Games in the...
Rotary turn

Rotary turn

Rotary Club of Salisbury’s new President Andy Williams has been a member since 2008. He has taken over from Bob Dunster. He told club members: “It is an honour to be the 97th President of the Rotary Club of Salisbury. Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and...
No-one ducked out

No-one ducked out

Chalke Valley Duck Race, in aid of Chalke Valley Playschool on July 7 raised £500 for Chalke Valley Playschool.  Winners were Orly Eastmond 1st, Evie Goodier in 2nd, and George Welch 3rd. Thanks went to all who sold ducks, especially Chalke Valley Stores, Bowerchalke...
Group arrested after fracas, robbery and assault in city centre

Group arrested after fracas, robbery and assault in city centre

A 20-year-old man was assaulted outside Debenhams in Salisbury city centre at about 6.45pm on Tuesday, July 4. Wiltshire Police received a 999 call that the man had been assaulted and his wallet stolen. Three males who had allegedly robbed the victim were detained and...
Salisbury suffers from petty crime spree

Salisbury suffers from petty crime spree

Salisbury police have had to deal with a spate of petty crime in the past few days, ranging from break-ins to a shed and a van, a caravan and bike stolen, and criminal damage. On July 4, in  the city’s Priory Square a shed was  forced on at rear of business premises...

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