Recipe of the week: roast lamb with a twist

Recipe of the week: roast lamb with a twist

By Becky Dowst and Rachel Muse Talk Eat Laugh Roast lamb has been the traditional meal of Easter Sunday since before Christ was around, let alone crucified. The roast lamb meal has its roots in early Passover observances before the birth of Christianity. When Egypt...
First bank holiday Beltane Banger

First bank holiday Beltane Banger

May bank holiday weekend marks the inaugural Wessex Beltane Banger at Martha’s Down, off the A303 near Hindon, on Friday May 3 to Sunday May 6. The event is determined to show Britain that Salisbury is one of the best places to come to a festival. The new festival has...
Community Cash Fund winners

Community Cash Fund winners

Five projects aiming to boost health and wellbeing in Wiltshire were awarded a grant from Healthwatch Wiltshire’s Community Cash Fund. The scheme, launched in early March, attracted 41 applications for funds of up to £2,000. The five successful projects...
Summer season of tea parties

Summer season of tea parties

Join Joanna Lumley and Horatio’s Garden this summer by taking up teapots, baking favourite cakes and putting on Fabulous Summer Tea Parties.

Uncle Bulgaria “Wombles” with the Great Spring Clean-Up

Uncle Bulgaria “Wombles” with the Great Spring Clean-Up

Wilton Womblers had a very special visit from a proper Womble to help with  its first spring “Womble”. Uncle Bulgaria, supported by Wilton Town Council and Mayor Cllr Peter Edge, joined the town team for the spring clean-up, a national event. The group was...
The Remains of the Day, adapted by Barney Norris, comes to Salisbury Playhouse

The Remains of the Day, adapted by Barney Norris, comes to Salisbury Playhouse

Barney Norris, acclaimed playwright and novelist, sets much of his work in and around Salisbury. His first novel, ‘Five Rivers met on a Wooden Plain’, paints vivid portraits of five characters shattered by a car crash on Winchester Street, while his play ‘Echo’s End’ is focused on the edge of Salisbury Plain.

Easter egg news

Easter egg news

A third egg was followed by a fourth in the tower eyrie, now the peregrine’s paradise, at Salisbury Cathedral. Hopes are high for the parents and a full hatch in  due course. Meanwhile the feathered pair were joined by a hatch of a dozen ducklings, seen wandering in...
Museum has its own history dig

Museum has its own history dig

Salisbury Museum is digging into its own past on May 6, Bank Holiday Monday. Dr Phil Harding and Lorraine Mepham of Wessex Archaeology, are planning a live dig at the museum. Phil and Lorraine, better known as key members of television’s ‘Time Team,’ have been adding...
Families win primary school preferences

Families win primary school preferences

Most of Wiltshire families – 98.4% –  were offered one of their three primary school preferences for September, 93% had their first preference on offer. According to Wiltshire council, most parents apply for places online – 95% of the 5,144...
Betty and Rudi join the force

Betty and Rudi join the force

Two new police dogs Betty and Rudi have joined Wiltshire Police. The German Shepherds passed a 13-week training course, and were presented with their licences by Superintendent Mark Sellers at police headquarters with their handlers PC Cindy Hargreave and PC Tracy...
Wanted: Queen, Princesses and Prince

Wanted: Queen, Princesses and Prince

Tisbury Carnival chooses the Carnival Royals in May but this year is special as it marks the 100th anniversary of Tisbury Carnival. The first carnival in September, 1919, was called Tisbury Peace Parade, to mark the end of the First World War. The current organisers...
Cat burglars stealing more cats

Cat burglars stealing more cats

Cat thefts revealed a sharp increase of 114% recorded by police from 2015 to 2018. Richard Jordan of Pet Theft Awareness said: “Cat theft is a crime which seems to be on the up.  We are campaigning for cat theft reform so that when a cat disappears, the assumption...

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