More Stones bypass consultations

More Stones bypass consultations

Three changes are proposed to the Stonehenge/A303, Amesbury and Berwick Down scheme, and Highways England wants public views on them. The plan is to remove the link between Byways 11 and 12 in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site; to widen the green bridge near the...
Town council challenges district council

Town council challenges district council

Shaftesbury Town Council is challenging the district council over the sale of Shaftesbury Cattle Market site. The town council held an extraordinary meeting on  July 11 to response to a letter from Shaftesbury Civic Society and the Parish Meeting called by six...
Strength in Salisbury pull-out and keep feature

Strength in Salisbury pull-out and keep feature

This special pull-out souvenir edition captures Salisbury’s resilient attitude towards a tricky four months and its positive outlook with moving forward and enhancing Salisbury’s reputation as a wonderful city to visit, stay and enjoy! The feature is now...
The (House of)  Lord’s prayer

The (House of) Lord’s prayer

By David Parker- Editor of Valley News In answer to an email from me about a petition signed by more than 150,000 people nationwide, South West Wilts MP Dr Andrew Murrison replied: “I voted for a fully elected Lords but an elected second chamber will be more...
NHS funding has two paths to tread

NHS funding has two paths to tread

View from the constituency By John Glen,MP At the time of writing, I was looking forward to one of my regular catch-up meetings with the leadership of Salisbury District Hospital. This is a chance to raise questions and casework issues that individual constituents...
Sitting is believing

Sitting is believing

Car Tested: RXL 450h Luxury Price as tested £54,095 CO2 136g CO2/km 3.5 Litre petrol hybrid Copyright Dominic Parkes 2018 With Thanks to: Lexus Poole, West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1JF. 01202 974044. By Dominic Parkes Are you sitting comfortably? No, I am not about to...
The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Produced by Split Second productions and directed by Jaq Bessell and Bryan Hodgson. A well-to-do and quintessentially British play, written by Oscar Wilde and performed by a cast of two young gentlemen, you can expect a performance like no other. The impressive...

Super Sunday festival

On behalf of Shaftesbury Town Council, I thank all of the organisers of last Sunday’s Food and Drink festival. It was a fantastic success, there must have been thousands of people in the town centre enjoying Dorset’s best home-grown products, with the variety of...
Paper doves bring community spirit

Paper doves bring community spirit

I went to the installation in the cathedral on Saturday – paper doves flying down the aisle – linked in with other cities, and lots of shops have doves hanging in windows. People being asked to fold their own doves, celebrating the end of WW1. Katrina...
How to grow old but disgracefully

How to grow old but disgracefully

An all-star line-up performs in the theatrical comedy ‘Quartet’ by Ronald Harwood. By Lucy Spittle The red curtains are drawn back and the audience finds itself transported back to the late 20th century in a country house in Kent. The curtains reveal a...
Unique facial injects instant glow

Unique facial injects instant glow

By Vaida Tamkiene Your skin constantly suffers from air pollution and other environmental factors, and each season brings different challenges. Wintry winds and drying central heating can have an extremely harsh effect on your complexion. Now is the time to have a...

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