Local News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Robbery victim knocked unconscious

A robbery near the entrance to The Brambles, London Road, Salisbury, on September 18, is being investigated by Police. Between midnight and 1am on  September 18, a 39-year-old local man, was approached by a male riding a bike. The cyclist, described as white, early...

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They’ll drink to that

Langford Beer, Gin and Cider Festival 2018 on Steeple Langford Cricket Ground on September 14 and 15 was a roaring success. Blessed with perfect weather, the campers arrived, and by opening, the crowd filled the marquees. The Underdogs got people dancing with a great...

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Science park opens

A multi-million pound science park for businesses specialising in health and life sciences was opened on September 21. The Beech-Allen Building, a state-of the-art facility and the first phase of Porton Science Park, supports new jobs and businesses linked to the...

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Umbrellas, like city, showed strength in the storm

High winds may have battered Salisbury on Thursday night but they did little to dent the impact of the flying umbrellas adding colour and spectacle to the city’s streets. The ‘brolly good’ spectacular ends on Sunday when the temporary art installation of 90 umbrellas...

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Mobile phones stolen

Police have released CCTV images of two men after the theft of three mobile phones from an Amesbury shop. At 9.15pm on Monday, September 17, two men entered the Tesco supermarket in London Road and walked to the in-store phone shop, which was closed at the time. Three...

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Workshop explores forest world

Gillingham Library has several cultural activities as part of its new cultural hubs programme with the Arts Council. On Saturday, September 22, artist in residence Julian Stocks is leading a session based on the techniques of Mono-printing, using objects forages from...

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Vision Van visits Salisbury

A mobile eye testing unit is at Guildhall Square, Salisbury, on Thursday, September 27, between 11am and 5pm, offering free eye tests to passers-by and raising awareness of the importance of maintaining eye health during #EyeWeek. Several health conditions can be...

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Early Early Christmas Fair

The Early, Early Christmas Fair 2018, In aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, is at Tedworth Park, Tidworth, on September from 2pm to 6pm. An Evening Reception is from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. On Wednesday 26th September 26, the fair runs from 9.30am to 4pm. Tickets for the ...

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Singing is a breath of fresh air

Building on the success of the Salisbury Singing for Lung Health group, singing leader and Music for Wellbeing Director, Liv McLennan, is launching short, introductory courses for people with lung health conditions in south Wiltshire. The first course is in Amesbury...

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Knife time to prevent crime

Police have launched a knives amnesty and knife crime prevention fortnight, starting on Monday, September 17. Op Sceptre is a national knife crime prevention initiative in which police forces co-ordinate ways to tackle knife crime and give people the chance to hand in...

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Laverstock ladies see off Swindon

6:0 Laverstock Ladies v Swindon Supermarine Laverstock ladies started the game well against Swindon Super Marine and were rewarded in the tenth minute when with some good link play left the keeper with no chance of saving. Laverstock enjoyed long spells of possession...

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Older people in for treats

Free events for older people in Salisbury’s help  celebrate International Older people’s Day, Sunday October 1, but there will be more than 20 events at different venues around the City between September 25 and October 8. Irene Kohler, Salisbury’s Older People’s...

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Free bus travel marks World Car Free Day

World Car Free Day on Saturday, September 22 is marked by Salisbury Reds offering free travel for youngsters. Under 19s travelling with a fare-paying adult can travel without tickets as the bus operator encourages more people to use sustainable transport. World Car...

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Drug users warned

Local drug users could be at risk after concerns about Fentanyl recently located in the county. Police issued a warning and said Fentanyl is a toxic opioid that mimics the effects of morphine in the human body, but has a potency 50 to 100 times that of morphine. It is...

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Suffragettes march IN SALISBURY

A suffragette procession on Thursday, September 13 publicised Her Naked Skin recreated scenes from Salisbury Playhouse theatre’s suffragette drama. Wiltshire Creative women, and members of the cast and community company of Women from Wiltshire Creative made a textile...

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School presented with Silver Award

Commitment to the highest standards in teaching and learning at Harrow Way Community School, Andover, has been recognised by the Teacher Development Trust Network (TDNT).   The school received high praise from the auditors and was awarded their prestigious Silver...

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Thugs target car

Police want information about an incident of criminal damage in Salisbury. All four tyres and a window were smashed on a car parked in Rambridge Crescent at 11.40pm on Tuesday, September 11. PC Caroline Ralph from the Salisbury Community Policing Team, said: “Four...

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Full steam ahead for carnival

An illuminated procession will be the highlight of Salisbury Carnival on Friday, October 19,  from 7.30pm until 9pm, which promises to be a fantastic evening for the whole family, according to the organisers Salisbury City Council. The carnival has entries from the...

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Louise’s beers sparkle in new latest guide

Salisbury and South Wiltshire has 15 pubs in latest edition of the Good Beer Guide published by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). Votes were cast by Local CAMRA members with personal experience of pubs in the South Wiltshire area. Included is the Radnor Arms, Nunton,...

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French and Vintage Markets tease the taste buds

The French and Vintage Markets are in Salisbury Market Place on Friday, September 28, from 10am to 4pm. Food stalls at the French Market sell crêpes, cheeses, French burgers, olives, patisserie, and much more, to be eaten on-the-go or to stock up the food cupboard....

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Wall art work welcomed

The Queen’s Wall in Tidworth, opened by The Queen in 1993, for young people to play football and basketball, has been given a facelift. Tidworth Area Board has provided £2,800 to kick start the street art project. The local community responded positively to  the...

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MP backs British food

Decisions made in Parliament over the coming months are critical to the future of British food production, according to South West Wiltshire MP Dr Andrew Murrison. "As one of the sectors most affected by Britain’s departure from the EU, it is important we politicians...

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First Car Fest success

Visitors of all ages had the spectacle of more than 50 motor vehicles, including sports cars, rally cars and super cars at Salisbury City Council‘s first Car Fest. The event was staged in conjunction with XDR Motors on Sunday, September 9, in Salisbury’s Market Place...

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Young pupils raise £1,100 

Seven-year-old Salisbury Cathedral School pupils, twins Robert and William Wallace, completed a 20-mile bike ride. They visited 15 different churches in Wiltshire as part of 'Ride and Stride' - a sponsored bike ride or walk. Supporters all over England walked or...

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