Sprinklers save flat on fire

Sprinklers save flat on fire

The importance of installing automatic fire sprinklers in residential properties was highlighted by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. A fire in a flat at Avon Reach in Middleton Road, Salisbury at 10.59am yesterday (August 15) was extinguished when the...
MP calls for end to negativity

MP calls for end to negativity

John Glen, MP for Salisbury, and City Minister, is determined to turn the tide on the negative messages about the city’s safety. “Instead of talking about ‘low risk’, it’s time to explain what this means so people know how safe they are...
Horsebox Safety Week advice

Horsebox Safety Week advice

Horsebox Safety Week from is from August 20 to 26 to coincide with The Pony Club Championships and Blair Castle International Horse Trials. Insurers NFU Mutual launched the campaign with The Pony Club and National Pony Society Scotland to spread the safety message...
Council in cattle market concern

Council in cattle market concern

The Shaftesbury Town Poll, on August 9, called at a parish meeting on July 10, attracted a turnout of only 15.67%. Residents were asked::“Do you want Shaftesbury Town Council to fund and support a Judicial Review of the sale by North Dorset District Council of the...
City bids for Great British High Street award

City bids for Great British High Street award

Salisbury is bidding for a British title by entering a national competition to be crowned England’s best ‘rising star’ high street. The city’s application has been submitted by Salisbury Business Improvement District (BID), to get  the high street  recognised for its...
Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

An original musical show ‘Stand and Deliver’ before a full house at Shaftesbury School ended Shaftesbury’s Stagecoach Performing Arts School’s annual Summer School on August 10. The performance was specially written and produced by Diana Waterman, principal of...
Students compete against best athletes

Students compete against best athletes

Two students from Harrow Way Community School, Andover, have put the town  on the map at the English Schools’ Athletics Association (ESAA) Championships. At the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, Year 9 student Adam Robinson took Silver in the high jump, leaping 1.84m,...
Where can you cruise to from Southampton?

Where can you cruise to from Southampton?

If you’re planning to go on a cruise from the UK, there’s a good chance you’ll be leaving from Southampton. With more than 400 ships and millions of passengers passing through the port every year, it’s Britain’s biggest and most popular cruising hub. If you want to...
‘Contaminated’ clothes collected at last

‘Contaminated’ clothes collected at last

Five months after the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, 12 people have finally had ‘contaminated’ clothes removed from their homes. The 12 were wearing ‘dry cleaning clothes’ when they visited The Mill pub or Zizzi restaurant in the city, between...
Fire station open day

Fire station open day

Tisbury Fire Station is open to the public between 12pm and 4pm on Saturday, August 18, and any money raised will be donated to the Fire Fighters Charity. Activities include learning about the dangers of cooking, with a chip pan fire demonstration, and a look round...
Pavement parking under scrutiny

Pavement parking under scrutiny

The Department for Transport is gathering evidence on the effectiveness of current laws on pavement parking to address safety issues concerning cyclists, pedestrians, and other vulnerable road users. This comes as good news for little Louie Dunn, whose family is...
Bath death was drug-related

Bath death was drug-related

A pretty 22-year-old receptionist took ‘ecstasy’ before dying in a bath of water at her home, an inquest in Salisbury was told. The extraordinary cause of her death only came to light as a result of toxicology tests more than three months after unmarried Charlotte...

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