Would you pay £1 a month more for Police?

Would you pay £1 a month more for Police?

A proposal to increase the policing part of council tax for 2018-19 by £1 a month for the average band D household is still under public scrutiny. Currently, average band D household contribution is £14.19 a month for local policing, but if taxpayers back the...
SW MEP leads EU vote against shock fishing 

SW MEP leads EU vote against shock fishing 

South West and Gibraltar MEP Julie Girling has won a vote in the European Parliament to ban so-called pulse fishing. Mrs Girling linked up with colleagues in the Parliament’s Green, Liberal, Left and Socialist groups to vote to end the practice, blamed for...
Children saved by pet dog

Children saved by pet dog

A pet dog saved the lives of a couple and their two children after a laptop burst into flames in the middle of the night in their home in Tidworth. It took 10 fire fighters to douse the blaze. The dog barked frantically until it had awakened the four people just...
Lycetts boosts regional presence with new West Country office

Lycetts boosts regional presence with new West Country office

Leading rural insurance broker Lycetts has opened a new office near Tisbury, bolstering its presence in the South West. The company earmarked the Fonthill Estate, just outside the South Wiltshire town, as an ideal location for the office, which will offer specialist...
Blood donors at fire stations

Blood donors at fire stations

NHS Blood and Transplant wants more free venues in Dorset and Wiltshire and needs people to make donating blood their New Year’s resolution. Salisbury and Weymouth fire stations are being used regularly, saving the NHS significant amounts of money, said Dorset...
Former defence minister voices concerns for Forces families

Former defence minister voices concerns for Forces families

Dr Andrew Murrison MP, who represents the garrison town of Warminster, today asked the new Defence Secretary about the collapse of facilities management firm Carillion given that its joint venture CarillionAmey manages 50,000 married quarters and takes 1,500 calls...
Body found badly decomposed

Body found badly decomposed

A man was found dead in his home in Salisbury but his body was so badly decomposed he had to be identified by photographic evidence. Journalist Mark Long, 64, was discovered lying on his sofa by police who had gone to his home after concerns had been expressed by...
Lover Launches Valentine Card Competition

Lover Launches Valentine Card Competition

The Village of Lover Launches Valentine Card Competition ahead of 2018 Lover Valentine Post Campaign. One year after the re-launch of the Lover Valentine Post the village of Lover is reaching out to surrounding villages and towns to enter a Valentine card competition,...
Pensioner chokes on turkey snack

Pensioner chokes on turkey snack

An inquest at Salisbury was told that a  74-year-old pensioner choked to death on Boxing Day after preparing a turkey snack in her kitchen. Retired shop assistant Joyce Barr, who lived in the city, was found slumped in the toilet by her partner Michael Miller....
Appeal for witnesses after Salisbury burglary

Appeal for witnesses after Salisbury burglary

During a burglary last night, January 6, at the Co-op on Wilton Road, Salisbury, at about 8.30pm, two people, their faces covered, entered the store and assaulted a staff member and tried to break into the store’s safe. The store assistant was shaken up but  not...
Mountain Bike Stolen

Mountain Bike Stolen

Police are appealing for information after a distinctive mountain bike was stolen during a burglary near Salisbury. The break-in was at Broadfields Road, Gomeldon, during the early hours of Saturday, January 6, when the rear patio door was smashed while the homeowner...
Youngsters capture animal magic

Youngsters capture animal magic

A lucky moment captured in his back garden led to nine-year-old Joshua Kneale meeting Springwatch presenter Chris Packham. Joshua from Pewsey, was runner-up in the under 12s in this year’s RSPCA Wildlife photography competition for his image of a Five-Spot Burnet...

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