New mayor of Shaftesbury                       

New mayor of Shaftesbury                       

New Mayor of Shaftesbury Cllr Tim Cook accepted the role at a Civic Ceremony on  June 7. Civic dignitaries from Gillingham, Blandford and Sherborne attended with councillors and invited guests and the public was also welcomed. The Mayor’s wife, Mrs Margaret Cook is...
Train Delays expected due to strikes

Train Delays expected due to strikes

Train passengers are strongly advised to plan their travel in advance as services are likely to be busier than usual because of the strike action next week A South Western Railway spokesperson said: “Despite having dates in the diary for what we hoped would be...
Father’s Day Ford treat

Father’s Day Ford treat

Famous hot rod Coffee Grinder is at Beaulieu’s Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day on  Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16. The super-smooth 1930 Ford Model A roadster, customised in America in the late 1950s, imported to England by celebrated pop-artist Gerald Laing, was...
5 Reasons You Should Get Your Boiler Serviced

5 Reasons You Should Get Your Boiler Serviced

When was the last time you had your boiler serviced? If you can’t remember, don’t worry, you’re not alone. When your boiler is working correctly, calling out an engineer to service your boiler is probably the last thing on your mind. It’s only when things go wrong...
What’s Next For Salisbury Walking Football?

What’s Next For Salisbury Walking Football?

For many, the love for football often goes beyond watching it on television as several people per year are joining football teams up and down the country. But what about those that are over 50? Well, the Salisbury walking football team brings the 5 a-side game to...
Fame for Framer

Fame for Framer

Salisbury picture framer Jules Wright of Fisherton Framing has won an award at the Fine Art Trade Guild’s annual Art and Framing Industry Awards 2019 in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The studio in Fisherton Mill entered the Computer Mount Cutter category.  Each entrant had the...
Wiltshire FA and Crimestoppers charity join in campaign

Wiltshire FA and Crimestoppers charity join in campaign

Wiltshire FA and Crimestoppers charity are joining forces to promote active and safe communities to ensure people feel safe wherever they live. Wiltshire FA says it is driven by the principles to educate, develop and support the community by offering professional...
Ship-sails as Pub of the Year

Ship-sails as Pub of the Year

Pub of The Year 2019 is the Ship Inn, Shaftesbury. Against, as always, excellent competition. The Heart of Wessex Branch of CAMRA named the pub as their star, chosen from around 90 pubs in the branch area. The pub is now competing in the Wessex Regional Championship...
Sunday dinner on the street

Sunday dinner on the street

Street Food Sunday promises an alternative to roast Sunday dinner. Aromas will float around Salisbury Market Place on Sunday, July 28, from 11am until 4pm, when street food specialists display their menus. Food demonstrations are free as well as exciting workshops...
Share offer to support schools and hospitals

Share offer to support schools and hospitals

Dorset Community Energy (DCE) is seeking new members to raise £445,000 by the end of July to install 700kWp of rooftop solar panels on 10 schools and hospitals in Dorset. It already has 420kWp of solar panels operating, and targets paying interest at 5.5% over 20...
Dinton bowls them over

Dinton bowls them over

Dinton Short Mat Bowls Club tasted success in the Wiltshire Winter League, winning the Southern Division with 52 points, five points ahead of Market Lavington. Both teams progressed to the Stevens Cup League play-offs at the end of April against winners and runners-up...
Rural eye in the sky drones on

Rural eye in the sky drones on

Wiltshire Police’s Rural Crime team launched its new drone today. The Mavic 2 drone will be used to tackle rural crime around the county’s farms and villages, funded by the National Farmers Union and Historic England. As 80% of Wiltshire’s land is farmed and away from...

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