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Turf is cut at new airbase

Work has started on the new airbase for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. At a ceremony on the site of the new airbase at Outmarsh Farm, Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, and High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Lady Marland, joined Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s... read more

Sam’s set on super show

By Fanny Charles Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show secretary Sam Braddick has set his sights high for the 2017 event on Wednesday, August 16. He hopes to improve on last year’s record-breaker. “The show broke many records, with the big crowd, glorious sunshine and the... read more

Summer bike and hike treks planned

Warminster Community Hub Summer programme has added cycle rides to a guided walks programme. Colin French has organised the Warminster Wobble, the town’s successful two day cycle festival, for the past nine years. He leads four rides on the Saturdays leading up to the... read more

Angus gets a deserved double honour

Teenager Angus Corrie-Deane, from Teffont, has learned he is to be part of Team GB at this year’s Nations Cup Team in Dressage. British Dressage announced the four-rider team for this year’s Dressage Nations Cup held in Saumur, France, at the end of April.... read more

Bridge re-opens with warm welcome

By Will Bradley Rural pub-restaurant The Bridge Inn, Upper Woodford, is under new management. The Woodford Valley village pub on the picturesque River Avon, will serve fresh local produce, local ales and fine wines, in a relaxed atmosphere. The family-run business has... read more

History sweeps into Mere

A new state-of-the art educational visitor centre opened on April 10 at Hillbrush, Mere, just off the A303. The family-run business, now exporting wordwide, launched the new visitor destination ‘with a difference’ which has an artisan coffee bar, restaurant and museum... read more

Drunken Downton man disqualified

A 28-year-old man was disqualified from driving for 16 months after being charged with failing to provide a breath specimen. Dane Hutley, of Commodore Close, Brooklands, Milton Keynes, appeared at Salisbury Magistrates Court on April 28. At approximately 5.30pm on... read more

Man found hanged

A man was found hanging in his exclusive home in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close. Today the huge house was deserted – but it is up for sale. Christopher Miesner, 41, was found by a relative at the house, and a stunned neighbour said: ”It is pretty horrible. That is all I... read more

New menu to celebrate a year in business

Nadder Valley Pizzas, a pizza takeaway delivery service based in Dinton, is celebrating its first year in business. The service delivers from Hindon to Wilton, Wylye to Tisbury, Broad Chalke, and everywhere in between. “After a year of making many, many pizzas,... read more

Events for week of 22 May 2017

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Tue 23rd

Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition 2017

Saturday, 20 May @ 10:30 - Saturday, 15 July @ 17:00

Summer Courtyard Cinema Club : Stranger Than Fiction

Tuesday, 23 May @ 20:00 - 00:00
Wed 24th

Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition 2017

Saturday, 20 May @ 10:30 - Saturday, 15 July @ 17:00
Thu 25th
Sat 27th

Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition 2017

Saturday, 20 May @ 10:30 - Saturday, 15 July @ 17:00

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival

Friday, 26 May - Saturday, 10 June
Sun 28th

Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition 2017

Saturday, 20 May @ 10:30 - Saturday, 15 July @ 17:00

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival

Friday, 26 May - Saturday, 10 June

International Market

Sunday, 28 May @ 10:00 - Monday, 29 May @ 18:00



Dishwasher. Bosch. 2 years old. Excellent condition. Selling as new house has built-in dishwasher. £95. 01794 884979.


Little used Wessex UBGT 53, 5′ x 3′ unbraked 14″ sides. Price: £275. 01722 790508


Spotlight. Powerful, adjustable on tripod. Suitable for hall. £110. 01722 742902.


Churchill – Roy Jenkins and Churchill – a life. Two books. £9. 01722 742902.

Carrying basket

Carrying basket, bed, litter box; would suit medium-sized animal. £40. 01722 742902.

Toyota Celica

Toyota Celica VVTL-i 192BHP JDM Semi-automatic, great condition, £1,300. Questions and test drives welcome. Salisbury SP1, 07789 997885.

Vintage Croxley Fountain Pen by Dickinson

Beautiful fountain pen in blue marble with gold trim and nib. In original box with guarantee No BX 128891. 125 mm long. Lever filler.  Used but in superb condition. Price: £45. Tel: 01980 610790


Helicopter. Two channel R/C  9061. Not suitable for anyone under age 14. In original box unopened, unwanted gift. £25. 01747 870926.

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Holiday Lodge Change-over

Help needed with holiday lodge change over days. Cleaning, bed linen etc.. On average 6 hours a week. Based in Teffont. Please call Mary on 07799 768887 for more details. Salary: £10/hour Name: Mary Corrie Email: mary@corrie-deane.com Tel: 07799... read more

Stores Assistant

LWS Irrigation Ltd require a stores assistant to work with their small, friendly team in Dinton. No experience necessary, training will be given. Hours – Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm. Please send CV by email. Salary: Negotiable Name: Mick Regan Email:... read more

Full-time Garden and Landscape staff

JCB Garden/Landscape require additional staff to join a friendly team to maintain quality gardens in the South. The applicants will hold a full, clean driving licence. Duties will include total grounds maintenance to include grass cutting (tractor and pedestrian),... read more

Part Time Rural Assistant Postmaster

The award-winning Chalke Valley Community Hub in Broad Chalke which includes a village shop, sub post office, coffee shop and meeting room, is looking for a part-time assistant to run the post office counter on Friday mornings from 9am to 1pm, with a view to taking... read more

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Bell Inn rings in the changes

By Will Bradley South Newton’s Bell Inn has rung in the changes and been completely refurbished. New owners David and Nicky are welcoming back visitors to the 300-year-old rural pub on the A36 not far from Wilton. The couple took over the premises in July last year... read more

More floor space for extended stock

By David Parker Brexit may be bothering some businesses, but one local specialist retailer is doing so well, its display space and stock range has been expanded to cope with growing demand. A mezzanine floor has been added to the existing upstairs area of Nadder... read more

Equipment and styling refreshed

By Dominic Parkes If you live up a rutted country lane and occasionally need the traction of a four-wheel drive but don’t wish to face the opprobrium of owning a Chelsea Tractor, maybe the Peugeot 2008 is for you. The recent facelift of the Peugeot 2008 is just that.... read more

A lot can change in nine months

By Dominic Parkes Such was my eagerness to review another Kia product I forgot it had only been about nine months since I’d previously caressed a Kia steering wheel. A lot can change in nine months, as we all know. But not here. Another chance to witness the enormous... read more

New Den for Molly in Salisbury

Troves of vintage and antique treasures are now in Salisbury at a new Molly’s Den and a Mini Molly’s Den and toasted café open in Winchester. Full to the brim with furniture, clothing, accessories, collectables, homeware and much more, there is something for everyone... read more

Young carer: ‘I wish I’d known…’

By Vaida Tamkiene Hundreds of thousands children and teenagers struggle in one way or another, faced with a need to care for a disabled or chronically ill family member, forced to grow up early and miss out on childhood opportunities. But the experience, mostly... read more

Banish memories of previous incarnation

By Dominic Parkes I have to admit that I was kind of hoping that Westover Fiat would have had to do some major work to the review Fiat Tipo, and have no option but to replace it with the Fiat Spider instead. But no such luck. The two-seater sports car was not coming... read more

Festive focus on Fisherton Street

Long-known for its diverse range of independent shops and retailers, Fisherton Street has continued to expand in 2016, providing an exciting alternative to the chains that dominate our high streets, and a broad range of gift ideas for all the family this Christmas.... read more

Your guide to a super special Christmas

Don’t you just love Christmas? One of the best things about this magical time of year is gift-giving, but it doesn’t come without its stresses – and that’s why we’ve eased up the load with a special guide. So get your Christmas all wrapped up with the Valley News... read more

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