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...
Powerful adaptation of Booker masterpiece

Powerful adaptation of Booker masterpiece

KAZUO Ishiguro’s Booker Prize-winning 1989 novel, The Remains of the Day, is a masterpiece intensely exploring the lasting effects of emotional repression.
By Fanny Charles

Snow melts hearts with history

Snow melts hearts with history

Everyone who knows me understands why I love to enter competitions. So I was over the moon to win two tickets to see Dan Snow’s history show in the Valley News Facebook competition. On the night, we rushed to the City Hall, and the ladies at the box office were...
How will Brexit affect employment law?

How will Brexit affect employment law?

By David Coward I am hesitant about writing this article on the effect of Brexit on employment law as, in these turbulent times, the likely Brexit outcome seems to change on a daily basis: however, here goes! The impact of Brexit on employment is, on the face of it,...
Mini jubilee joins Cuckoo Fair’s celebrations

Mini jubilee joins Cuckoo Fair’s celebrations

By Viktor Berg This year’s Downton Engineering Works Classic Car Show celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Mini, first introduced in 1959 and is sure to water the mouths of car enthusiasts. The show, at The Brian Whitehead Sports Ground, Downton, coincides with the...
Shoe shop specialist steps out

Shoe shop specialist steps out

By Katrina ffiske It is a sad time for Wilton. Martin Coombes has decided to step down and retire, ending 104 years of shoes being sold in the town.  Many families have bought their footwear at a Coombes shop for more than a century. The story of the Coombes shop goes...
Choral delights at Messums Wiltshire

Choral delights at Messums Wiltshire

By Fanny Charles TISBURY’s “rural cathedral”, the 700 year old thatched tithe barn which is home to Messums Wiltshire gallery and arts venue, was the perfect setting for a concert of exciting, exquisite and spiritual music by the Monteverdi Apprentices, conducted by...
Atten-shun! Forward march to the Studio Theatre

Atten-shun! Forward march to the Studio Theatre

By Fanny Charles IN the annals of television comedy, there are few shows to compare for longevity and popularity with Dad’s Army, Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s affectionate tribute to the Home Guard. You can still see re-runs on some of today’s many...

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