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Blues go green

Blues go green

Local residents could join a litter-pick in Salisbury this weekend as part of a regional clean-up campaign. The Big Clean, organised by South West Conservatives, brings out MPs, councillors and volunteers on Friday, September 20, Saturday 21, and Sunday 22. Nabil...

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Suspicious incident in Amesbury

Suspicious incident in Amesbury

Police are investigating after a suspicious incident in Holders Road, Amesbury, last night. Officers expressed concern that unofficial photographs of vehicles have been circulated on local social media pages. At about 9pm on Monday, September 16, a 14-year-old boy was...

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An artist’s view of 19th century Britain

An artist’s view of 19th century Britain

A fascinating presentation on 19th century artists was given by Felicity Herring BA MA (Fine Art Valuation) (pictured) and is a well-known specialist on the subject. During her talk to the English Speaking Union (ESU) annual meeting on September 16 at the White Hart...

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Super skatepark opens

Super skatepark opens

The eagerly anticipated new skatepark  – said to be one of the best in the region - opens the Lake Pleasure Grounds, on Saturday, October 5 with a party from 12noon to 4pm. The state-of-the-art skatepark is expected to attract enthusiasts from far and wide. Mayor Cllr...

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Half-price bus travel on offer

Half-price bus travel on offer

For World Car Free Day on Sunday, September 22, Salisbury Reds bus company is offering half-price travel in-and-around the city for passengers using mobile ticketing apps. Salisbury Reds is offering 50% off an adult Dayrider ticket, bought via the operator’s mobile...

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Bypass plan back in sight

Bypass plan back in sight

A new simple survey, backed by the Department for Transport, asks a few questions to assist in fact-gathering for Wiltshire Council and John Glen, Salisbury MP to assist with bids for RIS Futures. Many Salisbury business owners are likely to support the initiative....

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Rock around the clock

Rock around the clock

Mere funfair's grand evening procession was on a Summer-like evening. The fair started in its new "old" venue of Angel Lane. Being central to the town, it was well received. Crowds gathered by the Town Clock to watch Mere Amateur Dramatic Society (MADS) in action with...

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Have your say on Shaftesbury’s Neighbourhood Plan

Have your say on Shaftesbury’s Neighbourhood Plan

The final day for the Shaftesbury community to have their say is the formal consultation for the Shaftesbury Neighbourhood plan is Thursday, September 26. More than 500 members of the Shaftesbury community have visited the pop-up-shop, 37 High Street and information...

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Firefighters hold charity car wash

Firefighters hold charity car wash

A charity car wash is being held in Wilton this Saturday (September 21) in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity and local fundraiser Love For Louis. The event, organised by firefighters at the fire station off Minster Street, by the shopping village, runs run between 10am...

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Suspicious incident in Amesbury

Man arrested after incident in West Winterslow

Police are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage to assist with investigations into an incident in West Winterslow at about 9.45pm on Wednesday, September 11. A group of men in a BMW were been seen driving down The Street causing damage to a Ford Transit. It is...

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Swimming pool reopens

Swimming pool reopens

Durrington Swimming Pool is re-opening on Monday, September 16, after extensive refurbishment works costing £230,000, with improvements to the fitness suite, swimming pool and boiler room. Complete re-lining of the swimming pool, surround tiling replaced with modern...

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Blues go green

Blues go green

Local residents could join a litter-pick in Salisbury this weekend as part of a regional clean-up campaign. The Big Clean, organised by South West Conservatives, brings out MPs, councillors and volunteers on Friday, September 20, Saturday 21, and Sunday 22. Nabil...

read more
Suspicious incident in Amesbury

Suspicious incident in Amesbury

Police are investigating after a suspicious incident in Holders Road, Amesbury, last night. Officers expressed concern that unofficial photographs of vehicles have been circulated on local social media pages. At about 9pm on Monday, September 16, a 14-year-old boy was...

read more
An artist’s view of 19th century Britain

An artist’s view of 19th century Britain

A fascinating presentation on 19th century artists was given by Felicity Herring BA MA (Fine Art Valuation) (pictured) and is a well-known specialist on the subject. During her talk to the English Speaking Union (ESU) annual meeting on September 16 at the White Hart...

read more
Super skatepark opens

Super skatepark opens

The eagerly anticipated new skatepark  – said to be one of the best in the region - opens the Lake Pleasure Grounds, on Saturday, October 5 with a party from 12noon to 4pm. The state-of-the-art skatepark is expected to attract enthusiasts from far and wide. Mayor Cllr...

read more
Half-price bus travel on offer

Half-price bus travel on offer

For World Car Free Day on Sunday, September 22, Salisbury Reds bus company is offering half-price travel in-and-around the city for passengers using mobile ticketing apps. Salisbury Reds is offering 50% off an adult Dayrider ticket, bought via the operator’s mobile...

read more
Bypass plan back in sight

Bypass plan back in sight

A new simple survey, backed by the Department for Transport, asks a few questions to assist in fact-gathering for Wiltshire Council and John Glen, Salisbury MP to assist with bids for RIS Futures. Many Salisbury business owners are likely to support the initiative....

read more

Events for week of 16 September 2019

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Tue 17th
Wed 18th

CREATIVE WRITING STAGE 1 with author Jayne Woodhouse

Wednesday, 18 September @ 10:30 - Thursday, 19 September @ 12:30

Wednesday Winter Warmers

Wednesday, 18 September @ 13:15 - 14:30
Thu 19th
Fri 20th

Starlit Trail

Friday, 20 September @ 19:30 - 22:00
Sat 21st

Country Comes to the City

Saturday, 21 September @ 10:00 - 16:00

Free Guided Tours

Saturday, 21 September @ 11:00 - Sunday, 22 September @ 15:30
Sun 22nd

Free Guided Tours

Saturday, 21 September @ 11:00 - Sunday, 22 September @ 15:30

Events for week of 16 September 2019

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Tue 17th
Wed 18th

CREATIVE WRITING STAGE 1 with author Jayne Woodhouse

Wednesday, 18 September @ 10:30 - Thursday, 19 September @ 12:30
Thu 19th

CREATIVE WRITING STAGE 1 with author Jayne Woodhouse

Wednesday, 18 September @ 10:30 - Thursday, 19 September @ 12:30
Fri 20th

Starlit Trail

Friday, 20 September @ 19:30 - 22:00
Sat 21st

Country Comes to the City

Saturday, 21 September @ 10:00 - 16:00
Sun 22nd

Free Guided Tours

Saturday, 21 September @ 11:00 - Sunday, 22 September @ 15:30

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SAW BENCH

Saw Bench pulley driven by John Farris and Sons Ltd, Shaftesbury. Model 'Junior'. Restoration project. Collect only. Details Tel: 01747 840473

Bunk Beds

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Rally Bike

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SAW BENCH

Saw Bench pulley driven by John Farris and Sons Ltd, Shaftesbury. Model ‘Junior’.
Restoration project. Collect only. Details Tel: 01747 840473

Bunk Beds

Wooden bunk beds For Sale. Good condition. £65 Text 07731 126338 for details.

Jobs For You

Casual Funeral Operatives in Salisbury

Chris White Funeral Directors If you would like to apply for the role advertised please send CV and a covering letter to holly.johnson@funeralpartners.co.uk or call 01189 406900 Benefits and training included

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Vet Nurse Required

Full or possibly part-time, usual nurse duties including reception in our unique and exclusive cat practice. Alternative would be competent, trained receptionist who wishes to learn nursing. Independent practice, lovely workplace, competitive salary. Please phone...

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Garden Help Wanted

for 3 hours a week for cotage garden in Wilton. Ideal for a pensioner, flexible times and days. Call Geoff 07778 053740

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MJ Abbott Ltd – Agricultural / Plant Mechanic

Experience of repair and maintenance of plant, agricultural and construction equipment. Willing to respond to emergency breakdowns, travel, stay away and make on site repairs. Good communication and organisational skills, be conscientious and have a willingness to...

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Casual Funeral Operatives in Salisbury

Chris White Funeral Directors If you would like to apply for the role advertised please send CV and a covering letter to holly.johnson@funeralpartners.co.uk or call 01189 406900 Benefits and training included

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Vet Nurse Required

Full or possibly part-time, usual nurse duties including reception in our unique and exclusive cat practice. Alternative would be competent, trained receptionist who wishes to learn nursing. Independent practice, lovely workplace, competitive salary. Please phone...

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Garden Help Wanted

for 3 hours a week for cotage garden in Wilton. Ideal for a pensioner, flexible times and days. Call Geoff 07778 053740

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MJ Abbott Ltd – Agricultural / Plant Mechanic

Experience of repair and maintenance of plant, agricultural and construction equipment. Willing to respond to emergency breakdowns, travel, stay away and make on site repairs. Good communication and organisational skills, be conscientious and have a willingness to...

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Valley Features

Everything from Business to Sport and Food & Drink to Health & Beauty
The man behind the lens

The man behind the lens

By Viktor Berg Roy Honeybone is a pensioner with a passion who snaps anything between 1,000 to 1,500 photographs on a “normal day’s cricket”. As an avid follower of Wiltshire cricket, he voluntarily writes detailed reports to share with local media. The reason for the...

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Autumn brings richer colours

Autumn brings richer colours

By Mark Hoskins As we enter September the bright colours of summer begin to fade, but our gardens needn’t be devoid of colour, as a richer, autumnal palette takes over. Dahlias come into their own at this time of year, their deep colours glow in the mellow autumn...

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Watch out, hedgehogs are about!

Watch out, hedgehogs are about!

By Jeni Bell Hedgehogs are in crisis. With the UK’s hedgehog population falling by around 30% in as little as 10 years, less than a million of these compelling characters are left in the wild. Going up against heavy traffic, a range of garden pesticides, habitat and...

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Hooked on curtains and cushions

Hooked on curtains and cushions

There is nothing like new curtains, roman blinds or cushions to brighten your mood and the home. It is one thing knowing you want a new look in your home but quite another making decisions on what fabrics to use and how much to buy. Valley News discovered that Joanne...

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Watch: Van man branches out

By Martha Humphreys Expanding van sales and hire business, We Do Vans has moved into a new prominent premises in central Gillingham to cope with demand and continue its growth. They now have space to...

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Watch: Oak grows a great atmosphere

What makes a great pub? Steve, the owner of The Royal Oak in Great Wishford has the answer. The village pub is a splendid meeting place in the Langford Valley and near Grovely Wood. To coin Steve’s words...

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Watch: Pupils’ project is aspiring

Pupils at Wilton CE Primary School spent a week being inspired. "What a great week we have had! A massive thank you to all parents who came in and talked to the children about their job or aspiration....

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