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New play’s true tale

A play by agricultural story editor of The Archers Graham Harvey and AJ Kroon, former producer of The Archers, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero, a West Country Land Army girl in an enduring romance. No Finer Life is set in the Oxfordshire... read more

New campus traffic warning

No objection was raised by Warminster Town council members to plans for a new hotel resort, water park, business conference facility and an immersive animal experience at Longleat. But members warned Wiltshire Council of ‘the potential for serious traffic congestion... read more

Auction of promises to aid popular riding camp

By Will Bradley Wylye Valley Disabled Children’s Charity, is holding an auction of promises on April 29 at Codford Village Hall and is calling for donations of pledges. The charity established in 1970, has the objective of supporting disabled, ill or disadvantaged... read more

Police prepare to close Heath investigation

Wiltshire Police expect to end their investigation into Operation Conifer child abuse later this year. A statement reads: “As this remains a live ongoing investigation, unless there are operational reasons to do so. we will not be commenting any further on the... read more

Brewery supports Salisbury Live

Local beermakers Hop Back Brewery is sponsoring Salisbury Live during the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival fortnight. Salisbury Live is three weekends of four nights of free gigs in pubs and other venues in the city, and live music in the Market Square on... read more

Volunteer cadets achievements recognised

The group of 18 cadets, aged 13 to 18, from the new Wiltshire Police Volunteer Cadets group in Salisbury have been recognised for achievements. The unit received certificates of attestation after each cadet had completed the basic level training to swear their oath... read more

Re-leaf for green fingered gardeners

By Fanny Charles Staff at Orchard Park Garden Centre, Gillingham, started a 24 hour Plantathon at lunchtime on Thursday March 16 – planting out baskets, containers and planters with foliage plants and spring flowers. The marathon planting session is raising funds for... read more

Apprentice winner offers advice

Students are helped to ‘Make the Wright Choice’ at an event at Wellington Academy, Tidworth later this month. The presentation is led by Mark Wright, the winner of The Apprentice in 2014. “I’m joining Be Wiser Insurance again in 2017. The company provides a range of... read more

Town’s pipe down

The half-pipe in Warminster’s skatepark is being pulled down. It will take up to two weeks to dismantle and is currently surrounded by safety fencing. The town council said users will be disappointed to lose the pipe but it had tried to preserve it for as long as... read more

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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.

Roof tiles

Small selection of roof tiles. Offers. 01722 330453 / 07762 775 779.


Five Wasgij? 1,000 piece puzzles. £7.50. 01747 823945.

Jobs For You

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 07799 768887.

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


F/T Chef

Equality Care Limited: Longbridge Deverill, Warminster. F/T Chef. New post to assist Head Chef, also kitchen assistant.

See website for full details: www.equalitycare.co.uk or phone 01985 211511.


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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

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

Unique experience supports a good cause

A local branch of Barnardo’s, the UK’s largest charity caring for vulnerable children and young people, is looking for volunteers who could make a regular commitment and would enjoy working with children and parents at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Guys Marsh,... read more

City curry house is hot on winner’s tail

By Vaida Tamkiene Local Indian street food restaurant Cafe Diwali beat many other entries and was ‘highly commended for the casual dining restaurant of the year’ at the annual Gala Dinner and Asian Curry Awards 2016 on October 23. Opened only in March, Cafe Diwali was... read more

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