Health & Beauty

Most wanted finalists again

Wilton-based hair and beauty salon group JASHAIR are finalists in the national hairdressing competition, the Most Wanted Awards, in the category ‘Best UK Local Salon’. Having beaten off nationwide competition, JASHAIR has proved to be one of the best salons in the UK...

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Hospital defies ban

Salisbury’s showpiece hospital is defying a call to ban patients and staff smoking on its premises. The 455-bed District Hospital has ruled that ‘people can still smoke in six dedicated areas’. But Public Health England has requested all of its buildings and grounds...

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Re-leaf for green fingered gardeners

By Fanny Charles Staff at Orchard Park Garden Centre, Gillingham, started a 24 hour Plantathon at lunchtime on Thursday March 16 – planting out baskets, containers and planters with foliage plants and spring flowers. The marathon planting session is raising funds for...

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Cancer trust opens to assist whole community

By Will Bradley A new Wessex Cancer Trust drop-in centre opened at Beckett House, Bridge Street, Salisbury, on February 7. “Our vision is to provide effective, local support and information for all people affected by cancer,” Jackie Newman, Support Centre Manager told...

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Council invest in health and wellbeing

By Will Bradley The official opening of the new £8m Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury was marked with an open day on February 9. Baroness Scott of Bybrook, OBE, Leader of Wiltshire Council, officially opened the centre with Centre Manager Paul...

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From Charge Nurse to Chief Executive

By Will Bradley and David Parker Peter Hill leaves his post as Chief Executive of Salisbury District Hospital on a high on February 3, despite disappointment from having to postpone plans to transform the entrance to the hospital. After deciding to ‘put patient care...

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Good hair day

Three team members of award-winning JAS Hair Group have become accredited with the coveted recognition of Schwarzkopf Professional Colour Masters. The Schwarzkopf Master Class represents a gold standard in colour education with eight days training dedicated to all...

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MP slams smoking

One of Wiltshire’s MPs has hit out against smoking and calls for more restrictions. South West Wilts MP Dr Andrew Murrison, a former medical consultant, met the pressure group ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) at Westminster to discuss cutting smoking rates. "The...

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Jas in Wilton 10 years on

By Will Bradley Multi-award winning salon JAS Hair Group celebrated 10 years in Wilton on November 15. Wilton is the head office of the popular hair salon brand which, 10 years ago, successfully converted an old antique shop to a bustling hair and beauty salon in the...

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Help ENT in the cold season

This month, Marie-Ange (pictured) has chosen a topic that affects us all in the cold season: common colds, flu, and infections affecting our ears, nose and throat. Increased exposure to the cold and damp conditions during winter makes us more susceptible to viral and...

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Preservatives in eye drops can be irritating

Preservatives were popular in the 1950s as an addition to ophthalmic products to prevent bacterial contamination. Decades later, reports showed the damage the preservatives can cause to the cornea, the conjunctiva and tear film. Single dose units seemed to be the most...

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Hindon surgery is given top rating

The village surgery in Hindon was rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, after an inspection in August as part of the Commission’s national programme to grade all health care providers. The surgery is one of only 206 GP practices, of the 16,000 inspected...

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MP condemns health move

MP for South West Wiltshire Dr Andrew Murrison has condemned plans by Dorset health planners to remove the beds from the Westminster Community Hospital in Shaftesbury which serves many of his South Wiltshire constituents. At a packed meeting at Shaftesbury School, the...

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Total foot care in City

By Will Bradley A husband and wife duo, based in Salisbury, aim to solve foot, ankle and mobility problems for their patients. They offer services from nail and skin care to specialist insole prescription and foot surgery. Award-winning Total Foot Health in Brown...

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Military veterans to help improve mental health service

NHS England wants armed forces veterans to share their experience of mental health services by responding to a national survey. By taking part in the survey, veterans can share their experiences and views of existing mental health services and help NHS England...

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New centre ready for post-Christmas fitness fanatics

The £8million renovation of Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre is now open for fitness fanatics. “This gives Salisbury a modern, state of the art health and well-being centre. Already it’s proving to be incredibly popular. It will increase fitness awareness and...

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Selfie coin winner claims her Indie prize

By Annabel Mountford Flora Rivers, winner of the Indies Week Selfie Coin Competition claimed her prize at Jas Hair, Wilton, receiving a free haircut and goodie bag. Flora, 15, from Salisbury, participated in the Indies Week competition in July by taking a selfie with...

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Bee a friend of the Queen Mother’s Garden

A small group of volunteers, who include the bee campaigner Brigit Strawbridge, has taken responsibility for the planting and upkeep of the Queen Mother’s Garden at Shaftesbury. Brigit, well known from the television series It's Not Easy Being Green, said: "Our aim is...

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National Care Home open day

Many Caring Homes Group private care homes will open their doors to their local community this Friday, June 19, in support of National Care Home Open Day. The day is a UK-wide initiative for care homes to open their doors to the local community and welcoming visitors,...

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New to Mio Interiors – Foxxytweed and Mio Medispa

Mio Interiors enters its 4th Year on West Street Wilton having established a strong High Street presence where we offer a design led-luxury shopping experience. Our showroom and shop create an inviting and inspirational space to view our extensive collection of Fabric...

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Care company warned about service failures

The Care Quality Commission has slapped a Warning Notice on a company responsible for the care and welfare of 700 people in their own homes. Wiltshire Council, responsible for providing care to the elderly and others in need, claims 'all necessary actions are being...

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Pedal power gets boost

Electric-powered bikes are zooming out of the family-owned Hayball Cyclesport, on Winchester Street, Salisbury.   The family-run business has been trading on two-wheels since 1925 and is now in its fourth generation.   The large premises holds a selection of ‘Freego...

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