Former-mayor’s life saved by his own initiative

Former-mayor’s life saved by his own initiative

By Viktor Berg Former-Wilton mayor and current councillor Trevor Batchelder has made a remarkable recovery after a heart attack – saved by the very defibrillator he raised funds for through his mayoral appeal last year. Yesterday, Monday, September 3, he was up and...
Panda is positive about meditation

Panda is positive about meditation

Teacher Shaula Maitland from Mere, inspires children to meditate with her new book, Positive Panda. Panda introduces children to meditation with a rhyming story, helping them to relax with breathing exercises and visualisations, before sharing 12 inspiring and...
Blackberries: foraging  for nutrition

Blackberries: foraging for nutrition

By Luzia Barclay “We were walking along the Avon and we noticed the abundance of blackberries ripening at the speed of light. As the days go by they become sweeter.” “Blackberries are high in vitamin C, which makes important proteins,...
Wave goodbye to IBS

Wave goodbye to IBS

The brain and gut are so intimately connected your emotional frame of mind is reflected by the state of your digestive system. When you are relaxed, your gut works steadily and efficiently, digesting and moving food through your body, but when stressed there can be...
Plants That Will Help You Sleep Better

Plants That Will Help You Sleep Better

Plants are a wonderful addition to any room. Beyond turning your bedroom into a zen oasis, certain plants can help you sleep better. Plants purify air and replenish oxygen. Some of the earliest studies conducted on the benefits of houseplants was conducted by NASA in...
Awards to GPs going “above and beyond”

Awards to GPs going “above and beyond”

Local GP practices going ‘above and beyond’ for unpaid carers were given awards on July 17 at Devizes Town Hall. The awards were presented by Tim Burns, Commissioning Manager and Dr Richard Sandford-Hill, chair, both of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Carer...
New pharmacy dispensing robot revealed

New pharmacy dispensing robot revealed

A new purpose-built pharmacy dispensing robot started work on July 29 at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. The 10m by 3m purpose-built Rowa Vmax robot automatically stores and locates more than 25,000 medicines and can dispense up to three items within 12 seconds. Added...
The Evolution of Functional Medicine in Today’s Family

The Evolution of Functional Medicine in Today’s Family

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News) Today’s society is focused on forward thinking ideals and healthy alternatives. We want to be in control of our destiny through the use of natural wellness options in the food we eat,...
The Hidden Mystery Behind CBD Isolate 

The Hidden Mystery Behind CBD Isolate 

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News) The world is currently leaning towards a better alternative for their health and wellness options in their lives. People are understanding that many everyday things they use and eat...
Mindful of the noise

Mindful of the noise

Local charity Mindful ‘s memory café on Tuesday, July 16, involved ‘Drumming with Rhiannon’ aimed at supporting those living with dementia and mental health problems. There was lots of noise, singing and  the session ended with some calming meditation. Based in...
Care home hosts annual Summer Fayre

Care home hosts annual Summer Fayre

Friends, families and the local community are invite to the annual Summer Fete on Saturday, July 20, from 2pm to 4pm, at St Martins Grange care home, Fern Brook Lane, Off Shaftesbury Road, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4QD. Visitors can browse a range of stalls and try...
Hospital shares new funding

Hospital shares new funding

A new organisation – ARC Wessex- has been awarded £9 million pounds from the National Institute for Health Research, also known as the research arm of the NHS. Cara Charles-Barks, CEO of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, said: ‘It is excellent news that £9 million...

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