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DJ to host fun fundraiser

Radio presenter Johnnie Walker and his wife Tiggy, joint patrons of Carers UK since 2015, are hosting a second Call My Bluff fundraiser for Carers UK at The Grosvenor Arms, Shaftesbury on February 22, from 6pm to 9pm. Last year, their sell-out Pop Quiz at the hotel...

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New greener shuttle buses at Stonehenge

The Stonehenge visitors were greeted by a new shuttle bus fleet today. English Heritage have a new fleet of cleaner, greener buses to transport visitors from the visitor centre to the stone circle. The partnership between English Heritage and local Salisbury business,...

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Blood donors at fire stations

NHS Blood and Transplant wants more free venues in Dorset and Wiltshire and needs people to make donating blood their New Year's resolution. Salisbury and Weymouth fire stations are being used regularly, saving the NHS significant amounts of money, said Dorset &...

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MP meets local authorities about roads

On Tuesday,  South West Wilts MP Dr Andrew Murrison meets a delegation from Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset, and Dorset councils to discuss proposals for better road connectivity across the South. The local authorities, with the Local Enterprise Partnerships...

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Planned roadworks this week

Road improvements in Wiltshire during the coming week include: M4 junction 16: Swindon Council roundabout reconstruction. Narrow lanes with 40mph speed restrictions on eastbound and westbound exit slip roads until February. A36 Great Wishford: resurfacing. Eastbound...

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Running track dispute

As the dispute that has closed Salisbury’s only all-weather track to the city’s athletes and the wider community enters its third month, the running club called an extraordinary general meeting to update members on its deadlock with track owners South Wilts Grammar...

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Police chief moves on

Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Mike Veale has been chosen as the preferred candidate for Chief Constable for Cleveland Police. ‘The date that he quits is ‘still subject to discussion. at this stage,’ according to an official announcement by Wiltshire Police.

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Appeal to find wanted man

Detectives want the public’s help to find a man from Shaftesbury who failed to appear at Crown Court. John Berry, 53, and of Fontmell Magna, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and attended Bournemouth Crown Court on  December 15, for sentencing. But he...

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Roadworks alert

Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week include: M3 junctions 2 (M25) to 4a Farnborough, Hampshire: smart motorway improvement. M3 junction 6 Basingstoke, Hampshire: bridge strengthening. M4 junctions 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire to 15 Swindon,...

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Body found badly decomposed

A man was found dead in his home in Salisbury but his body was so badly decomposed he had to be identified by photographic evidence. Journalist Mark Long, 64, was discovered lying on his sofa by police who had gone to his home after concerns had been expressed by...

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Christmas drink-driving campaign shame

Dorset Police’s annual Christmas drink and drug drive campaign recorded 95 arrests from 413 breath tests by officers, compared with 554 during the same period the previous year. Of 53 people charged with drink driving related offences, 45 were men and eight were...

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Arrest after assault in city centre

Police are calling for witnesses to an assault in Salisbury last night, January 16. Just after 9pm, a 22-year-old man was assaulted near the Cheese Market and suffered cuts and bruises to his head and face. The suspect ran off when a van driver attempted to intervene....

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Would you pay £1 a month more for Police?

A proposal to increase the policing part of council tax for 2018-19 by £1 a month for the average band D household is still under public scrutiny. Currently, average band D household contribution is £14.19 a month for local policing, but if taxpayers back the...

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SW MEP leads EU vote against shock fishing 

South West and Gibraltar MEP Julie Girling has won a vote in the European Parliament to ban so-called pulse fishing. Mrs Girling linked up with colleagues in the Parliament's Green, Liberal, Left and Socialist groups to vote to end the practice, blamed for creating...

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Drivers warned of wintry weather

Highways England has warned drivers to be prepared for strong gales and wintry showers in the South West during the next 48 hours. The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ alert for snow and ice in parts of the South West, and Highways England wants drivers to...

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Dorset Police Chief to retire

Dorset’s Chief Constable Debbie Simpson is to retire this year.  She took up her position five years ago and was Deputy Chief Constable at Devon & Cornwall Police. Debbie leaves the force on April 6. Chief Constable Simpson said: “After almost 35 years in policing, I...

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Children saved by pet dog

A pet dog saved the lives of a couple and their two children after a laptop burst into flames in the middle of the night in their home in Tidworth. It took 10 fire fighters to douse the blaze. The dog barked frantically until it had awakened the four people just...

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Roof Box For Sale

Roof Box and bars. Thule Karrite contour

165x90x40 load 50KGS

Hinged with keys

Used twice

Cost: £70

Please call: 01722 414894

FOR SALE

Massage table/bed/couch

For professional use (eg. aroma therapy)

White 3 way adjustable carrying case

Price: £60

For more information please Call: 01722 414894

FOR SALE

Cooke Lewis slim line dishwasher

From B&Q

£50

Please contact for more information: 01722 501962

FOR SALE

Lec Freezer

3 draws

2 years old

In Good condition

£50

Collection Only

For more details please call: 01722 501962

FOR SALE

Double mattress

Good touch memory Foam – medium firm white

£30 to collect from Salisbury area

For more details please call: 07963942964

 

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Most wanted finalists again

Wilton-based hair and beauty salon group JASHAIR are finalists in the national hairdressing competition, the Most Wanted Awards, in the category ‘Best UK Local Salon’. Having beaten off nationwide competition, JASHAIR has proved to be one of the best salons in the UK...

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All steamed up

An unusual event at Salisbury museum on Tuesday, June 20, brings in a group of steam cars when The Steam Car Club of Great Britain stops at the museum for a few hours., The 13 stunning vintage and veteran cars can be investigated at close quarters, driven by members...

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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

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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?

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