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Weather no problem for riders

By Andy Datson Poor summer weather did not mar the 41st Wilton Horse Trials last  month in the grounds of Wilton House. Throughout the field of outstanding riders, success came for some notable names: Sir Mark Todd came first in the Intermediate Section J on his horse... read more

Chance to join town team

Shaftesbury Town Council has  two full-time vacancies in its office team. The council wants to appoint a business manager, a new role to the team, and an office administrator. The manager will work closely with the Town Clerk, Mayor and councillors promoting and... read more

Human trafficking allegation in small village

Two terrified ‘slaves’ ended up in hospital after escaping from a car wash in the tiny village of Firsdown, near Salisbury, over the weekend, where it is alleged someone was stabbed. The pair fled across a footpath and raised the alarm in a nearby cul de sac in the... read more

U-turn driver’s hit and run

Police are appealing for witnesses to hit and run collision on the A303 at about 6.15pm on August 13. A blue Vauxhall Corsa travelling westbound on the A303 at Wylye was hit by a white Citroen travelling eastbound which had stopped in the gap between the central... read more

Rail improvements study starts

Wiltshire Council’s feasibility work will look at possible rail improvements in the Salisbury and Wilton area. The work, by Atkins, will focus on assessing options to improve Salisbury Station, with increased car parking and better access for buses, pedestrians and... read more

Three men jailed for cannabis bunker

Growing cannabis in a large-scale factory in a nuclear bunker has not paid off for three men caught at the site. The trio were sentenced at Salisbury Crown Court today. Martin Fillery, 45, of Pedwell Hill, Ashcott, Bridgwater, was sentenced to eight years for... read more

MP in shock resignations 

South West Wiltshire’s MP and former minister Dr Andrew Murrison has resigned as an ex officio member of Bath University Court over the excessive pay of its Vice Chancellor, recently revealed as the country’s highest paid university head. In... read more

Don’t risk a tumble dryer fire

Tumble dryers are in the spotlight so Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued some timely advice on how to avoid the risk of fire. Station Manager Graham Kewley said: “Tumble dryers contain powerful motors with fast moving parts that get very hot. If... read more

A303 roadworks

Highways England is carrying out bridge refurbishment A303 Thruxton and Andover, Hampshire for the coming weeks. Work to improve journeys by refurbishing the bridges that carry the A303 over local roads near Thruxton and at Picket Twenty continues this week, with... read more

Town to re-live its history

By Rebecca Lyons The first-ever Wilton History Festival from Saturday, September 16 to Friday 22, is a week-long programme of events celebrating the ancient market town’s rich history, once the ancient capital of Wessex. But it also looks forward to the town’s future... read more

City’s eyes are switched on

Some cameras have been switched on as work on a state-of-the-art CCTV system in Salisbury gets underway. The system is funded by Wiltshire Council and part of the assets transferred to Salisbury City Council in April. Operated by Citywatch paid staff and volunteers... read more

Bella has a ball with jackpot win

Mere resident Bella Guy is looking forward to owning her own home after winning the jackpot of £25,000 playing Mere School Lottery. Bella matched all six of the numbers drawn last month and won the big prize. Bella bought the tickets to support Mere Primary School,... read more

Events for week of 14 August 2017

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Mon 14th

The Brutalist Playground

Saturday, 15 July @ 10:00 - Saturday, 9 September @ 16:00

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams on 17-22 July at Studio Theatre

Monday, 17 July @ 19:30 - Monday, 21 August @ 19:30
Tue 15th

The Brutalist Playground

Saturday, 15 July @ 10:00 - Saturday, 9 September @ 16:00

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams on 17-22 July at Studio Theatre

Monday, 17 July @ 19:30 - Monday, 21 August @ 19:30
Wed 16th

The Brutalist Playground

Saturday, 15 July @ 10:00 - Saturday, 9 September @ 16:00

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams on 17-22 July at Studio Theatre

Monday, 17 July @ 19:30 - Monday, 21 August @ 19:30
Thu 17th

The Brutalist Playground

Saturday, 15 July @ 10:00 - Saturday, 9 September @ 16:00

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams on 17-22 July at Studio Theatre

Monday, 17 July @ 19:30 - Monday, 21 August @ 19:30
Fri 18th

The Brutalist Playground

Saturday, 15 July @ 10:00 - Saturday, 9 September @ 16:00

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams on 17-22 July at Studio Theatre

Monday, 17 July @ 19:30 - Monday, 21 August @ 19:30
Sat 19th

The Brutalist Playground

Saturday, 15 July @ 10:00 - Saturday, 9 September @ 16:00

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams on 17-22 July at Studio Theatre

Monday, 17 July @ 19:30 - Monday, 21 August @ 19:30
Sun 20th

The Brutalist Playground

Saturday, 15 July @ 10:00 - Saturday, 9 September @ 16:00

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams on 17-22 July at Studio Theatre

Monday, 17 July @ 19:30 - Monday, 21 August @ 19:30

Classifieds

Twin burner gas barbecue

VGC twin burner 8.4kw gas barbecue complete with a full 15kg gas bottle. Hardly used and kept inside. Ready to use. £65
Tel 07999450348

Swimming pool/pond equipment

2 seasons used. Top quality pump 240V. Filter heat exchanger. Diverter box. modern condensing gas boiler. Large diameter UPVC pipe plus electrics.

£260 ono.

01722 743 681

Fans

240V, 2 sizes, white, blades in safety cages, used for 2 seasons. Donation to favourite charity accepted as payment. Delivery Possible.

01722 743 681.

Electric Strimmer

RYOBI electric strimmer hardly used with all attachments cost £100 accept £50 Betty 07762775778

Ercol Furniture

Dining room table with four chairs. Very good condition. Genuine furniture. £300.

07920105542

Ercol Furniture

Colonial display unit. Very good condition. £200.

07920105542

Garden Furniture

Wooden patio set. Round table ( 117 cm ), 4 chairs, 8 green cushions included. Good condition. £25. Call 01202 715098 to arrange viewing.

Display Unit

Elegant classic style display unti. Comprising double glass display cabinet with shelving and book case. 4 drawers and 4 cupboards. 197cm W x 211cm H x 49cm D. £135.

Call: 07392 046 655

Display Cabinet

Shelving and sliding glass doors, with double door cupboard under. 98cm W x 155cm H x 55cm D. £65.

Call: 07392 046 655

Display Cabinet

Shelving and sliding glass doors. 150cm W x 57cm H x 35cm D. “Ideals for collectibles. £55.

Call: 07392 046 655

Boys wedding suits.

Next Brand. White shirt, light blue jacket. Trousers, waistcoat and braces. Age 10 – £15. Age 15 – £20. 01722413649.

Jobs For You

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

Experienced Beauty Therapist

Beauty Matters ( in Warminster ) are looking for an experienced therapist to join our friendly team. If you’re looking for a new challenge in 2017 then please get in touch. Salary: Dependant on experience Email: kirstylgilmour@hotmail.com. Tel: 01985846373... read more

Part Time Early Years Practitioner

Minimum level 3 with at least 2 years’ experience working in nursery setting.  Must be confident in planning and implementing  the curriculum for 2 – 4 year olds.  Term time only. Dinton Pre-school SP3 5RR. Contact Alison at... read more

Wilton House assistant

A part-time Gift Shop Assistant is required for the 2017 tourist season. The position is expected to last approximately five months, three days a week – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays. For more information and application form: www.wiltonhouse.co.uk/vacancies/... read more

Groom/farm worker

Groom/farm worker for full or part-time work to join small family team in Teffont. General duties with the horses, two brood mares and young-stock. Also general duties around farm, help feeding chickens, sheep and paddock care. For more details please call Mary on... read more

F/T Chef

Experienced chef required for busy learning and conference centre serving varied, freshly cooked food to hotel standard. Good working environment. Salary: £17,675. Richard Amey Email: ramey@sarum.ac.uk Tel: 01722 424809... read more

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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
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