Elite Football programme to attract young players

Elite Football programme to attract young players

Milton Abbey School is working with the Champion Sports Group to offer an Elite Football Programme to talented young footballers from Dorset, the UK and throughout the world. The scheme is believed to be the first of its kind. Milton Abbey is an independent school in...
Hats off to open top motoring

Hats off to open top motoring

By Maurice Hardy It may be cold outside but that’s exactly the right reason to be thinking of buying a convertible car. After all, driving with the roof down is all about warm and balmy summer days, although you may have seen some barmy, hardy (not me!) types driving...
Video: UTC Students join the Army for a day

Video: UTC Students join the Army for a day

Salisbury’s UTC invited the British Army’s professional communicators to engage students in various STEM-related activities to develop ‘employability skills’. On Wednesday, January 16, the Royal Signals worked with students on team-building, critical thinking, code...
Video: Fresh air education centre opens

Video: Fresh air education centre opens

A newly-opened private nursery in Crockerton, near Warminster, has taken outdoor learning to another level by letting the children interact with animals. The Learning Meadow for children aged two to five years old, is promoting a ‘learning by doing’ approach for them...
Wiltshire nostalgia festival returns

Wiltshire nostalgia festival returns

Thousands of vintage enthusiasts and classic car owners are expected to attend this year’s Vintage Nostalgia Festival at Stockton Park, May 31 to June 2. The festival is a weekend filled with live music, dance, vintage and antique shopping, classic cars, automobilia,...
Gillingham’s Station Garage back in the family

Gillingham’s Station Garage back in the family

After a nine-year absence, Station Road Garage, Gillingham is back in family hands, now trading as Station Road Garage 1912 Ltd under Nick and Valerie Baker. They bought back the Service Workshop and Tyre Bay and named it to link back to when Nick’s grandfather Percy...
Snowdrops show signs of Spring

Snowdrops show signs of Spring

The snowdrop is the first flower of the year to show its nice white blooms. Often the snowdrop blossoming is a sign that Winter is transforming to Springtime. Therefore the snowdrop symbolizes hope, the hope that this Winter will finish too, that new warmth will enter...
New St. Michael’s ready for army rebasing challenges

New St. Michael’s ready for army rebasing challenges

The new St Michael’s CE Primary School has wrestled with adversities since it welcomed pupils to Larkhill in September, but it is now ready for new challenges. The move to the historic location proved to be well worth it as the new facilities are top-notch and allowed...
An absolute beauty

An absolute beauty

By Fanny Charles Salisbury has had an awful year, no question – you don’t need reminding. What you DO need is a dose of unabashed, gloriously colourful, warm-hearted, hilarious, touching and just plain wonderful pantomime. Oh yes, you do! Believe me! When Salisbury...
In history: fire at the Cattle Market

In history: fire at the Cattle Market

On July 22, 1911, the Salisbury & Winchester Journal reported a fire in Station Road, Gillingham, which had occurred in the early hours of Sunday, July 16 at Messrs. Senior and Godwin’s Repository. The enclosed cattle ring in the centre of the market was burned to...
Spinning gold from old stories

Spinning gold from old stories

By Fanny Charles There’s no clutching at straws in Bumblefly’s 2018 Christmas show for children. The three-strong company spins pure gold (as well as puns) from the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, which opened at Greyfriars at Ringwood and will be touring, Dorset, Wiltshire...
What Katie did in Mere

What Katie did in Mere

Mere Amateur Dramatic Society (MADS) presented Katie’s Party from Thursday, November 22 until Saturday 24. The poignant village tale by local author Adrienne Howell linked two World Wars. Katie, whose son in law has a Bentley, turns up at a local country pub for...

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