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City to host Armed Forces Day

The countdown to the 2019 National Armed Forces Day National Event officially started today as soldiers, councillors and singers gathered in the Guildhall Square. The Royal British Legion Band and Sticky Toffee Jazz provided entertainment on Friday, November 16, when...

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Two-wheel safety campaign launched

Road Safety Week, November 19 to 25, focuses on the two wheelers and encourages riders to be ‘Bike Smart’. Cyclists and motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users in the UK, with more than 100 riders injured every day in needless, preventable crashes,...

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MP digs in

South West Wiltshire MP Dr Andrew Murrison dug himself out of the Brexit debate for a couple of hours to dig into tree planting. Andrew  join 508 other MPs to plant trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark...

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Mayor of Wilton Peter Edge met local writer Chris Matthews to mark the publication of her new book 'A Small Town in the Great War', an exclusive extract from which appeared in 'Valley News'. Standing at Wilton's War Memorial to the servicemen of WWI, Chris, who lives...

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Riversmeet free-for-all

Riversmeet Leisure Centre Open Day has activities for young and old on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. British Downhill Urban Mountain Bike champion Ben Moore will be there with his bike as the guest of honour. Ben shows his skills and entertains children and adults with...

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Mexican makeover for craft bar

On Friday Salisbury residents and visitors can enjoy an authentic Mexican experience in the heart of the city at the newly-refurbished independent restaurant Tinga. Formerly known as Danny’s Craft Bar & Kitchen the restaurant has been transformed from an American...

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Play paradise plan

A new Junior Multiplay Unit Victoria Park is planned. The new junior unit, for older children, replaces an old wooden unit and includes a climbing wall, hoop bridge, rope climb and drag ramp. Transfer decks and side entry/exit slides enable access for children with...

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Going to the dogs?

Santa Paws arrives ahead of the annual Christmas fair on Sunday, November 25, to join in the festive fun. Dogs Trust Salisbury’s Rehoming Centre in Newton Tony is open from 11am to 2pm, and promises to be a great day out for all the family, with four-legged friends...

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Village remembers and goes festive

On Sunday, November 18, a Wylye Valley village is unearthing its past. Bygone Sutton book launch is from 10am to 4pm in the village hall with a display of village history. The NSPCC Christmas Fair is on Thursday, November 29 from  10am to 3pm in Codford Village Hall....

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Train service on big match day

Rugby fans attending the England Quilter International rugby match against Japan on November 17 are advised to plan travel in advance and allow extra time for journeys as services will be busier than usual. SWR advises customers travelling to Twickenham from Reading...

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Village traffic focus

South West Wiltshire Area Board‘s next meeting on Wednesday, November 21, at 6.30pm, Nadder Centre, Tisbury, will focus on traffic in villages. Presentations from local groups look at what has and hasn’t worked in the parishes, including 20mph schemes and Community...

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Air ambulance is flying high

Wiltshire Air Ambulance won two prestigious awards at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence, run by the Association of Air Ambulances, at a ceremony in London on Monday, November 12. Colin Smith, of Chippenham, Wiltshire, was crowned Charity Volunteer of the Year and...

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Council U-turn on Sunday parking charges

Wiltshire Council's Cabinet has finally seen sense and dropped Sunday parking charges, according to Wiltshire Liberal Democrats, reacting to the council's last minute U-turn on car parking charges due to start on Sunday. Leader of the Opposition and Lib Dem Group...

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Get a grant and get ahead

Salisbury City Council wants charities, community and voluntary groups to apply for a grant to support their projects. The project must be completed within a year and benefit the local Salisbury city area community. Maximum amount under the General Grant scheme is...

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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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MP digs in Motcombe

North Dorset MP Simon Hoare digs the first piece of turf to mark start of a new villager hall for Motcombe, the thriving village in North Dorset with a population of 1,600 with a strong community spirit. The current memorial hall, opened 90 years ago, has 28 regular...

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Burglary in Whiteparish – appeal for information

A house in Moor Lane, Whiteparish, was broken into last week, Between 4.55pm and 5.25pm on November 12, and many valuable items stolen. They include A 32" Sharp television, 13" Macbook, Nikon D750 camera, Nikon D7000 camera, GoPro camera, HP laptop, Jewellery, Stihl...

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Black Friday bargains at your leisure centre

Wiltshire Council offers cost-cutting of health and fitness at their sports and leisure centres. From November 23 to 25, a deal on charges includes 12 months for the price of nine on annual Life Zone, Fitness Zone and Swim Zone memberships: No admin fee and...

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Events for week of 19 November 2018

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Shrubs/plants large/small good selection 50 plus items Butleigh, Spirea, viburnums, acanthus etc some potted £50 for the lot re-arranging garden, livery possible. Preserving jars 2lbs unused up to 10 re-usable seals keep fruit etc sterile until wanted efficient...

Mamas and Papas high chair, toys and spin zebra

Mamas and Papas Prima Pappa High Chair - £55. Adjustable height and backrest. Sturdy and freestanding when folded. VGC. ELC Happyland bus with sounds - £10. Driver, conductor, passengers and stop sign. ELC Happyland fire station - £15. Fire engine, fire engine, fire...

Solid wood nest of tables and Superglide mobility scooter

Solid wood nest of tables with four circular tables, with drop leafs - £25. Table is 620mm x 420mm x 560 mm high. Superglide CX Mobility Scooter - £500 Blue, road legal, lights, indicators, seat belt, used only twice. £800 new, will accept £500 including neeo...

Ski boots

Ski boots size 9, VGC. complete with carrying rack £30 ONO.

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Apple iPhone X Max 256GB

We have here a brand new apple iphone x max 256gb for sale on a very reduced rate.

£1,200
+442033224614

kindly contact me if interested

Wanted for O.A.P

Comfortable settie or lounge suite.

Large TV, can collect.

4×4 can MOT or repair.

0774 0378644

 

Golfing equipment for sale

Set Mizuno clubs 3-SW.

Various other clubs, drivers etc.

Power caddy trolley (no battery) with battery charger.

Trolley bag.

01980 676242

Jobs For You

Support Worker (BANK/Casual) – Salisbury

Bank one to one Support Worker for a 25 year old man with autism and complex needs. Supported living set up in Salisbury, Wiltshire. This job is very challenging as the autistic person can sometimes display challenging behaviours when anxious. This is a unique job...

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Care Assistants Required

Gracewell of Salisbury is a CQC Good Rated luxury nursing home located just 10 minutes walk from Salisbury train station with on site staff parking. As a Care Assistant at a Gracewell community, you will be working with a dedicated, skilled team of specially trained...

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Catering Manager

An exciting opportunity to run our new Coffee Shop at Salisbury 6th Form College. Working 27.5 hours a week, Term Time Only, the successful applicant will be hands-on, providing an excellent service to Students and Staff alike. As a new facility there is the...

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HGV Class 2 DRIVER

RV Maidment Ltd are looking for a HGV Class 2 Driver for skip work. Full time position, Monday to Friday 0800 -1700hrs. Please call 01722 714867

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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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Support Worker (BANK/Casual) – Salisbury

Bank one to one Support Worker for a 25 year old man with autism and complex needs. Supported living set up in Salisbury, Wiltshire. This job is very challenging as the autistic person can sometimes display challenging behaviours when anxious. This is a unique job...

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Care Assistants Required

Gracewell of Salisbury is a CQC Good Rated luxury nursing home located just 10 minutes walk from Salisbury train station with on site staff parking. As a Care Assistant at a Gracewell community, you will be working with a dedicated, skilled team of specially trained...

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Catering Manager

An exciting opportunity to run our new Coffee Shop at Salisbury 6th Form College. Working 27.5 hours a week, Term Time Only, the successful applicant will be hands-on, providing an excellent service to Students and Staff alike. As a new facility there is the...

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Valley Features

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From the Editor – October 2017

By David Parker Government pressure on local authorities to build more houses seems to be imposing planning regulations and over-riding planning law. Housing estates are being imposed on areas but the numbers of houses to be built cannot match local facilities and...

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Valley News Wedding Feature 2017

Valley News' November edition is now out, and inside you'll find our four-page Weddings Feature - filled to the brim with all the best local companies who will make your big day better than you can ever have imagined. Click here to download the feature. You'll find...

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First Time Hill Climb

By Geoff Ballett If you have hung up your motorcycle leathers and don't fancy riding on the road any more then try Hill Climbing. Its a great way to have fun at speed without all the road traffic. After many years of riding on the road I gave this sport a go. I...

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Monty and Mabel’s after dark

Monty and Mabel’s, the dog-friendly café in Wilton which opened in April 2017, has launched a gin and cocktail bar, open every Friday and Saturday evening. Owner Corinne Roberts had the idea for a new evening destination early in 2017 and applied for a permit to sell...

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Hospital beds to stay?

Shaftesbury's Westminster Memorial Hospital beds will be saved from closure, if  the governing board of the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) agree the proposals on September 20. The recommendation that in-patient’s beds would be removed were revised due to...

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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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