Whites move on in FA Cup after nail-biting finish

Whites move on in FA Cup after nail-biting finish

Salisbury edged out Thatcham Town to move on the next round in the FA Cup after a nail-biting finish. The Whites were overall the better team, but a slip-up and a wonder goal made things interesting. They were off to a flying start however as they were rewarded a...
Battle of Britain recalled

Battle of Britain recalled

Armed forces and residents gather to mark Battle of Britain Sunday in St Mary’s Church, Fordingbridge on Sunday, September 15. The service commemorates the historic in the summer of 1940, and the bravery of those who fought in it. Members of the British Legion, RAFA...
Baker rises to the top

Baker rises to the top

Wilton-based fresh food specialists Reeve the Baker were crowned best UK Craft Bakery 2019 at the Baking Industry Awards yesterday, Wednesday, September 4 in London. Reeve the baker were finalist in two categories; The Craft Bakery Business Award & Speciality...
Smashing cup brings out club’s best

Smashing cup brings out club’s best

Worthy winners were crowned at Riverside Tennis Club’s annual tournament where young and old were served plenty of action. On September 1, the club championships ranged from Mini Reds for 8-year-olds and under up to Senior Vets for those aged 65 and over. Ben Cooke...
Brexit: have you say

Brexit: have you say

Valley News readers have responded rapidly to the historic vote in the House of Commons last night, Tuesday, September 3. Jeremy Wraith is the most expressive so far. He wrote: “The vast majority complaining about Johnson proroguing parliament and losing 3/4 days of...
Ocean film festival makes a splash in Salisbury

Ocean film festival makes a splash in Salisbury

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour has a night of captivating ocean films showing in Salisbury this autumn, at City Hall on September 24. From wild Arctic waters to Mexico’s spectacular sinkholes, this collection of new ocean-themed films will take audiences on a...
County call-ups for Dinton bowlers

County call-ups for Dinton bowlers

Four Dinton bowlers have been called up to represent their counties in a national competition after being crowned champions of the 2018/19 Wiltshire Short Mat Bowls League. Bowlers Sue Hamilton and Dave Slater have been selected to represent Wiltshire in the upcoming...
Frustrating FA Vase exit for Bemmy

Frustrating FA Vase exit for Bemmy

Bemerton Heath Harlequins took Premier Division leaders Alresford Town to extra time, but the home side ultimately fell short in the first qualifying round of the Buildbase FA Vase. Although Bemerton could have, and probably should have found the net to seal the...
Review: Barnetts Barn, Bowerchalke

Review: Barnetts Barn, Bowerchalke

By Dominic Parkes Food miles and the drive to reduce the gap between source and plate seem to be the hot topic of conversation at the moment and few can beat the newly-opened Barnetts Barn in Bowerchalke. Owner Max has the ‘aim to provide excellent food to customers...
Artwork eyes up style

Artwork eyes up style

Two pieces of artwork by an optician are on display in the Wiltshire Creative Summer Open Exhibition. Martin Memory, from Memory Opticians in Amesbury and Salisbury, created the pieces displayed in Salisbury Arts Centre. The principle piece of artwork, based on his...
Camera club clicks on to new season

Camera club clicks on to new season

Shaftesbury Camera Club starts its new year with a programme of talks, competitions, workshops and outings to meet members’ favourite venues. and welcomes new members at any stage of photography. The 2019-2020 programme features top class guest photographers and...
John Glen MP: Planning – the great divider

John Glen MP: Planning – the great divider

Planning is a hugely contentious issue and one on which my input is frequently sought. Of course, MPs are deliberately excluded from arbitrating on individual planning applications. The process is fully devolved to local government and we possess neither the right to...

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