Alzheimer’s Society seeks volunteers

Alzheimer’s Society seeks volunteers

Alzheimer’s Society is looking for volunteers to take up a fun, friendly, super-flexible volunteering opportunity, with their Side by Side service in Tisbury, Amesbury and Salisbury. Volunteers will be paired with someone with dementia, so they can help them keep on...
Review: Nothing amateur about this bunch

Review: Nothing amateur about this bunch

By Fanny Charles Salisbury’s Studio Theatre company is one amateur dramatic society you never think of as “amateur” – its standards are as high as members’ ambitions. The choice of plays is always varied and interesting, and audiences know they will have a great...
Amesbury man recognised for his brave actions

Amesbury man recognised for his brave actions

Luke Ridley was presented with a Chief Fire Officer’s Commendation at this year’s Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service awards ceremony in May by Chief Fire Officer Ben Ansell in recognition of his bravery. In September it was announced that Luke has also...
The Brilliant Burneys: Stars of the 18th Century

The Brilliant Burneys: Stars of the 18th Century

Shaftesbury resident Dr Deborah Jones is Secretary of the Burney Society UK and definitely a fan. The best known of the family, Frances (Fanny) Burney, was a writer of novels, plays and a revelatory diary in an age when women weren’t encouraged to write or publish....
Stamp show won’t be licked

Stamp show won’t be licked

Millions of stamps and postcards from all over the world worth anything from pennies to thousands of pounds were on display at this year’s Salisbury Stamp and Postcard Show. Enthusiasts of the oldest hobby in the world – started in Great Britain in 1840 with the...
Gritters get ready for Winter

Gritters get ready for Winter

Wiltshire traffic will be kept moving this Winter by 24 new gritters. Wiltshire Council has leased the fleet to tackle extreme weather systems. With up-to-date technology, the new fleet also has the latest in low emission engines and will be stationed across the...
Magic tales come to light

Magic tales come to light

The UK’s original and largest lantern festival brings myths and legends to life this winter. From Saturday, November 9 to Sunday, January 5, Longleat presents ‘Festival of Light – Myths and Legends’, which takes visitors on a thrilling odyssey...
Street market is set to break all records

Street market is set to break all records

Shaftesbury’s Christmas late night spectacular on Monday, December 2, will kick off the festive season with something for all the family. The High Street is closed from 4pm and at 6pm the town’s silver band starts playing. Santa finds his way to his grotto in the Town...
AONB becomes an International Dark Sky Reserve

AONB becomes an International Dark Sky Reserve

International recognition for its dark skies has been bestowed on Cranborne chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is the 14th reserve in the world to join the exclusive club of International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Protected Areas. “Some...
Time to deliver on broadband promises, says FSB

Time to deliver on broadband promises, says FSB

With more than half (52%) of business owners revealing they want to adopt full fibre when it becomes available in their area, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ambitious promise of nationwide full fibre or gigabit capable broadband by 2025 must be kept, according to the...

Watch: Fundraising campaign launched to build Spitfire memorial

The Secret Spitfires Memorial fundraising campaign was launched today (October 15) to raise £100,000 to build a full-size, 30ft high, Spitfire replica at Salisbury Rugby Club. The replica will serve as a lasting tribute to the hundreds of young girls, women, boys,...
Pupils visit Highclere Castle

Pupils visit Highclere Castle

Salisbury’s Leehurst Swan School Year 3 pupils had an exciting day at Highclere Castle, home of the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. The trip provided an extraordinary insight into the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. The pupils discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb,...

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