Salisbury to be first UK city with full fibre broadband

Salisbury to be first UK city with full fibre broadband

Salisbury could become the first city to have access to  new, future-proof Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology, and the fastest city-wide network in the UK. Openreach‘s ‘Fibre First’ programme in Salisbury could be completed within a year, with fibre...
Building society pledge

Building society pledge

A building society has pledged to stay on high streets but wants businesses to back it. Nationwide Building Society, which has a branches in Salisbury, Amesbury, Fordingbridge, Warminster and Ringwood, has promised that every town and city with a branch will still...
Countdown for councils

Countdown for councils

Dorset Council goes live on April 1, replacing district and borough councils, East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland, and Dorset County Council. This reorganisation includes the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council,...
Witness appeal after robbery in Wilton

Witness appeal after robbery in Wilton

A robbery in Wilton in the early hours of Saturday, March 1, is being investigated by Police. The victim, a taxi driver, was flagged down in St Andrews Close at the junction of Bulbridge Road by a woman at about 1 am. The woman distracted the driver and a man...
Witness appeal after assault in city centre

Witness appeal after assault in city centre

An incident in Salisbury City Centre on Saturday, March 16, has led to the Police asking for help from witnesses. A man was assaulted outside of Debenhams, Blue Boar Row, at about 10.30 pm by two men. The man ran to the entrance of Tesco, Castle Street, but the...
Youth rebels demand meeting with Minister

Youth rebels demand meeting with Minister

Leaders of  Extinction Rebellion Youth have delivered a letter to Devizes MP Claire Perry, Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, asking her to rethink her decision last week not to meet and discuss the government’s response to the Climate and...
Knife-point robbery at Warminster garage

Knife-point robbery at Warminster garage

A knife-point robbery at a garage in Warminster at about 8.30pm on Sunday March 17, is being investigated by police. A man went into the Esso garage in East Street wielding a knife and demanded money from the cashier who refused. The cashier’s shirt was grabbed...
Karate course on anti-bullying comes to Tisbury

Karate course on anti-bullying comes to Tisbury

Children and young people on a karate course will be given advice and guidance on anti-bullying techniques and knowledge, and adults will get a more technical and practical combat approach. Joe Ellis, Chairman of the National Association of Karate and Martial Art...
Man reported driving with child with no seatbelt

Man reported driving with child with no seatbelt

Police stopped a vehicle in Amesbury yesterday afternoon (March 14) after being flagged down by a person with concerns about a car with an unrestrained child sitting in the back. The Toyota Avensis was spotted on Pointers Way and stopped by officers. It had five...
Trees helped figure it out

Trees helped figure it out

Salisbury’s Leehurst Swan School Year 3 pupils used  Nature to help them with their maths. With help from JB Tree Services, Miss Tyrrell produced sections of ash and willow trees for pupils to work out the age of trees which had been felled. Pupils were fascinated by...
Attempted burglary in Amesbury

Attempted burglary in Amesbury

Police want information about an attempted burglary and theft from Harlee’s Chip Shop, Bence Court, Amesbury. Just after 7pm on  January 28, a man went into the staff area of the shop and tried to open the safe. He returned about an hour later with another man through...
Council flushed after toilet upgrade

Council flushed after toilet upgrade

Improvements to the public toilet facilities in Shaftesbury have been finished. The Bell Street building renovation by  Shaftesbury Town Council involved the STC grounds team headed by Andy Dodd working in partnership with Nikki Dodds from ‘Build Love’ social...

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