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Show-stopping snowdrops

Someone should tell the snowdrops that the worst may be yet to come. At Kingston Lacy, a National Trust property near Wimborne, one of the best snowdrop displays in Dorset stretches through the 40-acre garden for 1.5 miles and is at its best throughout early February....

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Shop burglaries – sledgehammer used

Two shops were broken into in the early hours of Tuesday, January 15. Significant damage was caused to both premises and the police would like to hear from anyone who can help. At about 2.15am, a burglary was reported at the Nisa shop in Winterslow Road, Salisbury. A...

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Local MEP speaks out

Julie Girling,  MEP for South West England and Gibraltar, has criticised MPs and blamed them for the Westminster chaos. In a statement she said: “The gap between what Brexit promised and what the Government can deliver is finally obvious to everyone. Westminster is in...

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Council works on post-Brexit plan

Wiltshire Council is keeping its options open while preparing for post-Brexit challenges, working with other agencies and services. A Wiltshire Council spokesperson told Valley News: “Where appropriate, managers are planning for their service areas, depending on the...

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Sleeping bags needed urgently

The a cold snap has brought a call for help to support local homeless charities running low on necessary items for rough sleepers. Sleeping bags are among the top needs, and woolly hats, gloves  scarves and thermos flasks, but not warm clothing or coats, as all...

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Whites sign Coventry midfielder

Salisbury FC has signed a loan agreement for 22-year-old Coventry City midfielder/defender Buowe Bosma, and he will be in the team squad visiting Hartley Wintney tomorrow. Bosma joined the Sky Blues from Lewes and has had spells at Eastbourne and Southport. Photo...

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Village halls week

Dorset’s touring arts charity Artsreach is backing a national campaign celebrating village halls to celebrate village halls and the people who work hard to sustain them. From Tuesday, January 22,. Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and the ACRE Network,...

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Step up to Walk for Parkinson’s in the South West

Walkers are being asked to step up and  join their local Walk for Parkinson’s event this year. Parkinson’s UK launched its annual Walk for Parkinson’s fundraiser, and is urging people of all ages and abilities UK to sign-up to step closer to a cure for Parkinson’s....

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Man threatened with knife in Amesbury

A man was threatened with a knife by another man in Amesbury on January 16 in the car park of a distribution centre in Meridian Way at 2am. Police say the 25-year-old was approached by another man who started shouting and swearing. He pulled out a knife out, making...

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30 month driving ban after pursuit in Amesbury

Salisbury man Robert Martin, 33, of Whatcombe Brow, Orcheston, was given a 30 month driving ban and a nine-month prison sentence suspended for 24 months, after pleading guilty to dangerous driving by Salisbury Crown Court on January 10. At 9pm on March 6, 2017, police...

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Independents hold first public meeting.

Dorset’s fledgling grass-roots political independent movement, All for Dorset, is holding its first public meeting at the Colliton Club, Dorchester, on Thursday, January 24 at 7.30pm. The steering group want to gather support to field candidates in the town and...

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‘Slow progress but a welcome move’

Conservative-controlled Wiltshire Council has been given cross-party support for the decision to invest in more house-building in the county. But it was not their idea anyway, according to Labour members on the council. Labour group Leader Ricky Rogers said: “ I...

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Whites extend Exeter City loan

Salisbury FC has confirmed they have agreed an extension of Jack Sparkes' loan from Exeter City for the remainder of the season, including potential play-off games. The 18-year-old has impressed manager Steve Claridge who considers Sparkes a valuable addition to the...

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Film director dies after fall from church tower

A well-known television documentary director plunged ‘about 30 feet’ to his death from an ancient village church tower as he was ‘filming the dawn’. The tragedy left Ebbesbourne Wake, near Salisbury, ‘absolutely devastated’. Matthew Pelly, 41, was found by a dog...

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Driver to get road repair bill

A get-tough Highways England is to bill a lorry driver for thousands of pounds for wrecking 170 yards of the central reservation of one of the country’s busiest trunk roads. The agency worked around the clock for three days to repair the horrific damage on the A303 at...

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Olympic stars fete City athletes

Olympic athletics stars Chris Thompson and Jemma Simpson added an extra dimension to a glittering annual awards night celebrated on Saturday by City of Salisbury athletics and running club. Silver medallist behind Mo Farah in the European 10,000m final at Barcelona in...

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Shaftesbury tax relief

Householders in Shaftesbury can feel some relief that Shaftesbury Town Council has set its budget for the coming year with no increase in the council tax precept. The council met on January 8 to set its budget for the coming year and draw up a five-year budget...

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Five arrested in Warminster area

Five arrests and wide range of items were seized after a Police sting operation targeting drug use in West Wiltshire last week (January 17). Class A drugs and related drug paraphernalia, a firearm, a large quantity of cash, mobile phones and suspected stolen bank...

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Events for week of 21 January 2019

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Wednesday Winter Warmers

Wednesday, 23 January @ 12:15 - 13:30
Thu 24th

Living Wage in Wiltshire

Thursday, 24 January @ 16:00 - 17:30

The Three Musketeers at Nadder Centre

Thursday, 24 January @ 19:30 - 22:00
Fri 25th

Quiz night at The Pelican

Friday, 25 January @ 19:30 - 22:00

The Three Musketeers at Nadder Centre

Friday, 25 January @ 19:30 - 22:00
Sat 26th

The Three Musketeers at Nadder Centre

Saturday, 26 January @ 14:30 - 17:00

Salisbury charity presents: Let it be Beatles

Saturday, 26 January @ 19:00 - 22:30
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Community 6 a side football leagues

Sunday, 27 January @ 18:00 - 20:00

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Koodi pop up Bassinette

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Silvercross Ventura car seat

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Glass TV stand

Black glass television stand, very good condition, £40 o n o.

01722 76485

Washing machine

Panasonic washing machine in excellent condition. White, 8kg wash/load, £150.

01722 329989
07788 143029

Koodi pop up Bassinette

Koodi pop up travel Bassinette. 0-6 months. Ideal for holidays, garden, beach, used 2 weeks, vgc, £20. 01722 412699

Silvercross Ventura car seat

Silvercross Ventura car seat. 0-12 mts, rearward facing, seatbelt fit, navy, newborn support, cosytoes, sunshade, no accidents, £45. 01722 412699

Jobs For You

Residential Support (Childcare) Worker

We are looking for Residential Support Workers to come and join our family at one of our homes in the heart of Salisbury, here you will assist the children/young person in understanding their own emotions and articulating their feelings, building a culture of mutual...

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Weekend Chef – Shaftesbury

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a reliable, creative and effective Weekend Chef in a local school. Working Term Saturdays and Sundays 08:00 - 20:00, we are looking for an individual who will be able to cover Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for up to 90...

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Weekend Chef – Shaftesbury

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a reliable, creative and effective Weekend Chef in a local school. Working Term Saturdays and Sundays 08:00 - 20:00, we are looking for an individual who will be able to cover Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for up to 90...

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Host Familes Needed

Would you like to earn extra money by hosting our international students? We are currently looking for hosts in Salisbury for our group students visiting all year round starting early in 2019. Our host families can be families with children at home, families where...

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Valley Features

Everything from Business to Sport and Food & Drink to Health & Beauty

Breakfast with Giant Peach

By Katrina ffiske What better way to get the creative and business brain cells going than attending one of Giant Peach's Higher Growth Collective breakfasts? At Bird and Carter, Wilton a group of diverse companies gathered over bacon sandwiches, croissant and coffee....

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Habit of Art

A multi-layered evening at the Playhouse By Katrina ffiske Habit of Art was an enormous success when it was first produced at The National Theatre in 2009. Thanks to Wiltshire Creative, Salisbury is hosting a revival of this play-within-a-play, telling of a fictional...

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New community concept café planned

A full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu for the 60 residents of the new Evergreen Court retirement complex can enjoy a new community café opening  in the heart of Amesbury soon. Evergreen Café, Kingsgate, Amesbury, next to Amesbury Archer Primary School, opens on...

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Salisbury saluted

I visited Salisbury today with my two sons and mum. We were watching the Easter parade as my son wanted to listen to the music (he has CP and is on the autism spectrum). He had a major meltdown resulting in a lot of crying and screaming, biting and punching. The...

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In history: fire at the Cattle Market

On July 22, 1911, the Salisbury & Winchester Journal reported a fire in Station Road, Gillingham, which had occurred in the early hours of Sunday, July 16 at Messrs. Senior and Godwin’s Repository. The enclosed cattle ring in the centre of the market was burned to...

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Spinning gold from old stories

By Fanny Charles There’s no clutching at straws in Bumblefly’s 2018 Christmas show for children. The three-strong company spins pure gold (as well as puns) from the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, which opened at Greyfriars at Ringwood and will be touring, Dorset, Wiltshire...

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What Katie did in Mere

Mere Amateur Dramatic Society (MADS) presented Katie's Party from Thursday, November 22 until Saturday 24. The poignant village tale by local author Adrienne Howell linked two World Wars. Katie, whose son in law has a Bentley, turns up at a local country pub for her...

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Service to the community awarded

Muzib Rahman, owner and manager of Agra, the Indian restaurant in Warminster, was awarded the 2018 Civic Award on Saturday, October 20, for his services to Warminster community. He took over the restaurant on East Street in 1984, he has raised thousands of pounds for...

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