Para-Olympian prospect displays talent

Para-Olympian prospect displays talent

A display of dressage to music by local rider Tom Dyer, 20, (pictured) is on Sunday, September 15 at Wilton branch of Riding for the Disabled, at 1pm. Tom, who was born and brought up in Bowerchalke, is currently training for the National Dressage Para Team. He has...
Fight the flea enemy

Fight the flea enemy

At this time of year, it is important to keep up with flea treatments for your cats. The ideal temperature for fleas is 70-85 F, 21-29 C, as they can breed faster in warm and humid weather. It is much harder to treat a flea infestation, which can take weeks or months...
Summer time – cats get itchy!

Summer time – cats get itchy!

By Peter Coleshaw It’s harvest mite time again. For those who have not come across these before they are salmon-pink beasties (pictured) that jump onto your cat en-mass, taking residence in very specific places such as ear folds, between toes and on the face....
Market makes it to 100

Market makes it to 100

A special market for loyal customers marked the 100th anniversary of Country Markets on July 19. In Wilton’s buzzing community centre, visitors were treated to free coffee, tea and cake, with the usual wide range of fresh produce and home baked goods, arts and crafts....
Charity shop hit by high street failures

Charity shop hit by high street failures

Charity shops are the next retail chains to be hit by the current downward trend of UK high streets. In Wilton, the 50-year-old Burnbake Trust’s two retail outlets in West Street, and North Street, have had to resort to sale notices to stimulate sales of donated...
10 Favourite Low Maintenance Perennials for Your Garden

10 Favourite Low Maintenance Perennials for Your Garden

By Dimo Koev Perennial plants are a perfect fit for every garden. They add colour and spirit to the garden from April to November, so you can enjoy them as long as possible. Moreover, they are very easy to grow, maintain and are versatile in the ways you can grow...
Church funds fraudster ‘is forgiven’

Church funds fraudster ‘is forgiven’

Churchgoers in the Chalke Valley were told that a two-year-long fraud investigation into thousands of pounds of misappropriated church funds has ended if the perpetrator repays the money. Between 2008 and 2017, the former Britford Church and Chalke Valley Team Council...
Missing cat found after 12 years of heartache

Missing cat found after 12 years of heartache

Finally a good news story. Valley News has heard from an owner who has been reunited with her cat which went missing 12 years ago. Dominique, from Stratford Tony, had a cat, Lily, who went missing when being given to a friend. “Sadly, we had to rehome Lily and her...
Seeing is believing

Seeing is believing

By Ed Esdon  Invisible architecture sounds ridiculous, but in fact it is far from it, and it one of the hottest trends for this year. The purpose of invisible architecture is to make a structure disappear into its surroundings, or rather to mirror the environment...
Make a spectacle of yourself

Make a spectacle of yourself

By Katrina ffiske Buying a new pair of spectacles is an important decision, and with so many choices, it can be confusing what style to select. At Mark Jones Eye Care, they actually ask you to book an hour appointment for a fitting. That sounded luxury, as I am used...
“Get knitting” says Ingrid

“Get knitting” says Ingrid

By Katrina ffiske Ingrid Walker has a passion for creativity, art and design. At the moment, she is channeling this creative energy into knitting beautiful bespoke knitwear and accessories using high quality British wool and cotton. Ingrid’s Gallery Boutique is in the...
Road ride aids air ambulance

Road ride aids air ambulance

Each year, Salisbury Motorcycle & Light Car Club hosts various events to raise funds for a chosen charity. Last year, members’ and friends’ ride outs cashed in about £1,500 for Salisbury Women’s Refuge. This time, the events will raise funds for Wiltshire Air...

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