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Building society pledge

A building society has pledged to stay on high streets but wants businesses to back it. Nationwide Building Society, which has a branches in Salisbury, Amesbury, Fordingbridge, Warminster and Ringwood, has promised that every town and city with a branch will still...

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Countdown for councils

Dorset Council goes live on April 1, replacing district and borough councils, East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland, and Dorset County Council. This reorganisation includes the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council,...

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Witness appeal after robbery in Wilton

A robbery in Wilton in the early hours of Saturday, March 1, is being investigated by Police. The victim, a taxi driver, was flagged down in St Andrews Close at the junction of Bulbridge Road by a woman at about 1 am. The woman distracted the driver and a man...

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Witness appeal after assault in city centre

An incident in Salisbury City Centre on Saturday, March 16, has led to the Police asking for help from witnesses. A man was assaulted outside of Debenhams, Blue Boar Row, at about 10.30 pm by two men. The man ran to the entrance of Tesco, Castle Street, but the...

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Youth rebels demand meeting with Minister

Leaders of  Extinction Rebellion Youth have delivered a letter to Devizes MP Claire Perry, Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, asking her to rethink her decision last week not to meet and discuss the government’s response to the Climate and...

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Knife-point robbery at Warminster garage

A knife-point robbery at a garage in Warminster at about 8.30pm on Sunday March 17, is being investigated by police. A man went into the Esso garage in East Street wielding a knife and demanded money from the cashier who refused. The cashier's shirt was grabbed to try...

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Karate course on anti-bullying comes to Tisbury

Children and young people on a karate course will be given advice and guidance on anti-bullying techniques and knowledge, and adults will get a more technical and practical combat approach. Joe Ellis, Chairman of the National Association of Karate and Martial Art...

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Man reported driving with child with no seatbelt

Police stopped a vehicle in Amesbury yesterday afternoon (March 14) after being flagged down by a person with concerns about a car with an unrestrained child sitting in the back. The Toyota Avensis was spotted on Pointers Way and stopped by officers. It had five...

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Trees helped figure it out

Salisbury’s Leehurst Swan School Year 3 pupils used  Nature to help them with their maths. With help from JB Tree Services, Miss Tyrrell produced sections of ash and willow trees for pupils to work out the age of trees which had been felled. Pupils were fascinated by...

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Attempted burglary in Amesbury

Police want information about an attempted burglary and theft from Harlee’s Chip Shop, Bence Court, Amesbury. Just after 7pm on  January 28, a man went into the staff area of the shop and tried to open the safe. He returned about an hour later with another man through...

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Council flushed after toilet upgrade

Improvements to the public toilet facilities in Shaftesbury have been finished. The Bell Street building renovation by  Shaftesbury Town Council involved the STC grounds team headed by Andy Dodd working in partnership with Nikki Dodds from ‘Build Love’ social...

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Pleas to protect ancient bridge are ignored

A group of Salisbury  residents feel they are banging their heads against a stone  parapet by pleading for protection to an ancient bridge, part of the old city wall. They say the medieval Milford Mill Bridge is a Grade 1 Listed structure dating from the late 15th...

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Building society pledge

A building society has pledged to stay on high streets but wants businesses to back it. Nationwide Building Society, which has a branches in Salisbury, Amesbury, Fordingbridge, Warminster and Ringwood, has promised that every town and city with a branch will still...

read more

Countdown for councils

Dorset Council goes live on April 1, replacing district and borough councils, East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland, and Dorset County Council. This reorganisation includes the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council,...

read more

Witness appeal after robbery in Wilton

A robbery in Wilton in the early hours of Saturday, March 1, is being investigated by Police. The victim, a taxi driver, was flagged down in St Andrews Close at the junction of Bulbridge Road by a woman at about 1 am. The woman distracted the driver and a man...

read more

Witness appeal after assault in city centre

An incident in Salisbury City Centre on Saturday, March 16, has led to the Police asking for help from witnesses. A man was assaulted outside of Debenhams, Blue Boar Row, at about 10.30 pm by two men. The man ran to the entrance of Tesco, Castle Street, but the...

read more

Youth rebels demand meeting with Minister

Leaders of  Extinction Rebellion Youth have delivered a letter to Devizes MP Claire Perry, Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, asking her to rethink her decision last week not to meet and discuss the government’s response to the Climate and...

read more

Knife-point robbery at Warminster garage

A knife-point robbery at a garage in Warminster at about 8.30pm on Sunday March 17, is being investigated by police. A man went into the Esso garage in East Street wielding a knife and demanded money from the cashier who refused. The cashier's shirt was grabbed to try...

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Quantity of Old Masonry Stone

Formerly part of 2 coach house walls 4.5m x 3m each. £125 ono Buyer to collect from Green Lane Codford BA12 0NY Mike 07974 932732 or Ed 01962 736511

Wrist watches wanted

Heuer/Rolex/Omega/Universal watches wanted: Working or broken any condition considered. Top prices paid. Please call 01980 629362

18/02 – Child’s snooker table

Childs snooker table, cue, rest triangle and balls. Baize is good, some repair to leg and cushion required. Buyer collect from near Wilton. £20. Contact 07733110892

Quantity of Old Masonry Stone

Formerly part of 2 coach house walls 4.5m x 3m each. £125 ono
Buyer to collect from Green Lane Codford BA12 0NY
Mike 07974 932732 or Ed 01962 736511

Wrist watches wanted

Heuer/Rolex/Omega/Universal watches wanted: Working or broken any condition considered. Top prices paid. Please call 01980 629362

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Electrical Pump Engineer

MJ Abbott Ltd requires an Electrical Pump Engineer based at our Head Office in Dinton but must be prepared to travel if required. Hands on & experienced with pumps & motor & basic control panels. Ideally qualified to IEE 17th Edition, experienced &...

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MJ Abbott Ltd – Apprenticeship Opportunities

MJ Abbott Ltd would be interested to hear from 17-18 years old 2019 school leavers wanting apprenticeship opportunities. Apprentice Agricultural Plant Mechanic, Apprentice Electrician & Apprentice Water Engineer. You must be prepared to attend external training...

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Cleaning Operative (20 hours) (mar)

We are looking for an experienced commercial cleaner to join our team. This position is MON - FRI 4 hours per day (flexible starting times between 8am-4pm) 20 hours per week £8.21 p/h (monthly pay) The successful candidate will be comfortable working around our client...

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Electrical Pump Engineer

MJ Abbott Ltd requires an Electrical Pump Engineer based at our Head Office in Dinton but must be prepared to travel if required. Hands on & experienced with pumps & motor & basic control panels. Ideally qualified to IEE 17th Edition, experienced &...

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MJ Abbott Ltd – Apprenticeship Opportunities

MJ Abbott Ltd would be interested to hear from 17-18 years old 2019 school leavers wanting apprenticeship opportunities. Apprentice Agricultural Plant Mechanic, Apprentice Electrician & Apprentice Water Engineer. You must be prepared to attend external training...

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Cleaning Operative (20 hours) (mar)

We are looking for an experienced commercial cleaner to join our team. This position is MON - FRI 4 hours per day (flexible starting times between 8am-4pm) 20 hours per week £8.21 p/h (monthly pay) The successful candidate will be comfortable working around our client...

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Experienced Part Time Receptionist

Part time Receptionist to job share 2 days per week, Thursday & Friday, 8am until 5pm. Flexible & willing to provide full time holiday cover, based at our offices in Dinton. Excellent telephone manner & good communications skills Confident in dealing with...

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Valley Features

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The new electric LEAF is stunning

THE TWO new versions of the LEAF electric car offer improved infotainment, with the e+ Limited Edition providing a boost in power and extended range. Both feature an 8-ins touchscreen infotainment system, the e-pedal function with regenerative braking and the ProPILOT...

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Best mates sail the seven seas

By Viktor Berg Gillingham resident Tom Dymond-Andrews met James Haggett in Year7 at Sexeys School, Bruton. Now the two 27-year-olds have sailed the Atlantic, crossed the Pacific and currently are navigating the Indian Ocean on their way to the infamous Red Sea. Since...

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Rod gave a real performance

By Sue Anslow At the Salisbury City Hall concert ‘Some Guys Have All The Luck  - The Rod Stewart Story’, on February 8, we were pleasantly surprised. We had great seats near the front so had a clear view. First impressions were that the band was beautifully dressed in...

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Great story properly told

By Fanny Charles Robert Louis Stevenson understood the timeless appeal of a great adventure and his most popular book, Treasure Island, continues to delight and excite audiences of all ages. Salisbury Studio Theatre’s youth theatre staged a swashbuckling production,...

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The new electric LEAF is stunning

THE TWO new versions of the LEAF electric car offer improved infotainment, with the e+ Limited Edition providing a boost in power and extended range. Both feature an 8-ins touchscreen infotainment system, the e-pedal function with regenerative braking and the ProPILOT...

read more

Best mates sail the seven seas

By Viktor Berg Gillingham resident Tom Dymond-Andrews met James Haggett in Year7 at Sexeys School, Bruton. Now the two 27-year-olds have sailed the Atlantic, crossed the Pacific and currently are navigating the Indian Ocean on their way to the infamous Red Sea. Since...

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Recruitment for Counsellors, Guys Marsh Prison

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Andy Mercer

Agricultural & Environmental Services

Great magazine – Will give the competition a run for their money!

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Fox Grant

Our advert and editorial created a really positive response – I’m really pleased. I’ve had several enquiries and made a few appointments already as a result of the campaign! The Valley News so far has been a triumph. Thank you.

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Hearing Care

The advert has worked wonders, and lots of people have actually mentioned seeing it in the Valley News.

Rita Maple

Burnbake Trust

Dear editor I just wanted to pass on my thanks to your lovely account manager Susan who was so friendly and professional when placing my advertorial. And what a result. I’ve welcomed 5 new members to my Wednesday evening Durrington Group and the phones calls are still coming. I’ll be recommending your newspaper to my colleagues for our next campaign too. Best wishes.

Bex Rossall

Durrington Village Hall Group

The advert has worked wonders, and lots of people have actually mentioned seeing it in the Valley News.

Rita Maple

Burnbake Trust

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