Local News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Witness appeal after suspicious incident

Police are appealing for the Good Samaritan who went to the aid of a victim after a suspicious incident in Gillingham. At about 5am on Friday, February 16, a woman was walking along High Street when one or two men approached her. She felt someone touch her shoulders...

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Avebury henge and circles closed

Badly waterlogged ground has forced the National Trust, for the first time in 17 years to temporarily close much of Avebury henge, stone circles and West Kennet Avenue. The trust says the monument is not only becoming unsightly, and possibly dangerous for visitors,...

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Golf club break-in

A burglary at about 11.30pm on February 19 left Hamptworth Golf Club with extensive damage to a building. Police say they received a call from an alarm company reporting an intruder and officers responded. The greenkeeper’s compound had been broken into, and a vehicle...

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Gruffalo comes to country park

A special visit to Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Dorset, from The Gruffalo this weekend, February 24 and 25, marks the park’s 30th birthday, with new family attractions and special events. The 30th anniversary celebrations started with two new attractions. The...

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Council promises continued investment

Budget proposals for providing vital frontline services and investing in key areas were agreed by councillors on February 20. The council planned to continue capital investment with more than £310 million during the next four years to provide ‘strong and sustainable...

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Salisbury BID appoints new manager

Salisbury Business Improvement District (BID)’s first marketing and communications manager is Kara Rogers. Kara will manage BID’s marketing strategy as the. business-led organisation, dedicated to boosting the city’s economy and business environment, enters its fifth...

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Are you game?

ITV2 have a new Celebrity game show and is looking for players. The fun and energetic comedy entertainment show has teams of five friends playing against a team of five celebrities in hilarious games based around skills and abilities the celebrities believe they...

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Fiver extra tax for North Dorset

North Dorset District Council hopes to balance its budget against savings of £968,000 but with a ‘modest increase’ in council tax of £5 a year for a Band D property, or £126.96 in total. The council is forecasting a balanced budget for 2018/19, despite continuing...

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Stolen JCB located – two arrested

A man and a woman were arrested on Sunday after a JCB was stolen from Green Park Camping and Caravan Park, Landford. The vehicle, worth about £13,500, was stolen overnight on February 11-12 and was found at a farm in Lyndhurst. A 51-year-old man from West Wales and a...

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Celebrating Age Salisbury

Celebrating Age, a new project to connect older people with quality cultural activities, starts on February 27 at 2pm in Salisbury Methodist Church. The Arts Council-funded project planned for the last Tuesday of every month, covers arts, culture and heritage...

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Wheelchair stolen from Salisbury church

Police want information about a wheelchair stolen from a Salisbury church on January 20. At about 4.05pm, four boys, aged 16 to 18 years old, wearing hoodies and jeans, were seen walking past St Martin's Church, St Martin's Church Street from the Centre building,...

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Painting Dulux on Clarendon Business Centre

The new Dulux branch on Clarendon Business Centre, Southampton Road, Salisbury, opened to the public on February 15. Guests met the iconic Old English Dulux sheepdog and had their photographs taken with him. Dulux UK and Ireland store director, John Henderson said he...

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Women in Engineering

More than 270 pupils are expected at an event to inspire the next generation of female engineers. Women in Engineering is at Wiltshire College’s Chippenham campus on Friday, February 23 double the numbers attending last year. Year 10 pupils from Wiltshire including...

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Suspicious incident in Wilton

Police have been made aware of an incident in Wilton yesterday afternoon, February 14 and are calling for more information. Police told Valley News that, between 4.30pm and 5pm, a man knocked on the door of a resident in her 70s in The Avenue and said work was needed...

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Get a grant and get ahead

Salisbury City Council is calling for organisers of projects that will benefit city residents to apply for a grant from the Community Development Fund. Local community groups get a General Grant of up to £500. for funding, but applicants should demonstrate their...

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Aerial skier Lloyd soars to Winter Olympics high

Aerial skier Lloyd Wallace, from Shaftesbury, has already enjoyed one of the biggest wins of his career just by appearing at the Winter Olympic Games. The University of Bath graduate was placed in an induced coma after suffering a severe head injury while training in...

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Sundays get the boots

Car Boot Sundays, Artisan, Foodie, and Vintage Markets are back in Salisbury this Spring. Salisbury City Council is running the events from March until October in the Market Place and Guildhall Square. The first car is on Sunday, February 18, and they will run on the...

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Running track dispute goes to council

The future of Salisbury ‘s only purpose-built running track could be raised at Wiltshire Council’s meeting on February 20 Two of Labour’s Wiltshire Councillors, Ricky Rogers and John Walsh, have put forward a motion asking for the council to: “endorse the Salisbury...

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Seeing the light

Richard Mclester was this month’s guest speaker at Wilton and District Business Chamber’s breakfast meeting at Bird and Carter, South Newton. Richard, as a hobby, has set up a non-profit-making community project called 'The Light', involving local schools, businesses...

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Church clock chimes out of time

Locals at Ludgershall are bemused by their 147-year-old listed church clock chiming ’10 minutes too early’ every hour for the past six weeks. The member of the congregation who looks after the clock is very ill, but now the 900 year old grade one listed Church of St...

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Scholarship joy for young singers

Five boys including Jack Maltby from Pitton Primary, Salisbury, Rory Law from Sutton Veny Primary School, Warminster and two pupils from the Cathedral School, Theo Price and Kavan Sathish, start singing with the Salisbury Cathedral Choir in September as Probationer...

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Shaftesbury to have a plan

Shaftesbury residents are keen to join the Shaftesbury Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Committee. After a public meeting on January 19 and 22 surgeries, the council met on  February 6 and decided to support the recommendation to appoint 12 members of the public to the...

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Rugby club tries for £200k

Salisbury Rugby Club is urging local people to join in a public vote to help the club win £200,000. The highly-successful club is a regional finalist for a Persimmon Homes South Coast award, and is through to the final of the housebuilder’s Healthy Communities scheme....

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