Antiques fun at Roadshow

Antiques fun at Roadshow

By John Wigglesworth Yesterday I was up at 6.30am to take two paintings that have baffled me for some time, and an old mahogany medicine chest to Salisbury Cathedral for the Antiques Road Show! Knowing I would not be able to park in there, I left my car in the huge...
Shutting Salisbury ‘without public consultation’ is criticised

Shutting Salisbury ‘without public consultation’ is criticised

Vociferous Salisbury resident Eric Hart has joined voices criticising the decision to close the city centre for an Armed Forces Day military parade In an open letter to constituency John Glen MP, he points out that, with no public consultation, the decision was ‘a...
Our Guide To The Perfect Summer Hair Care Routine

Our Guide To The Perfect Summer Hair Care Routine

Hair care is something that is individual to everyone, not only can heredity hair loss present a need for procedures such as hair transplant Turkey, but it can also have an effect on the way you enjoy your summer because of a deep-rooted insecurity. Here, we are going...
What Fragrances to Buy for Spring?

What Fragrances to Buy for Spring?

It looks like spring has finally arrived in the UK. The sun is out (sometimes), the air feels warmer and the flowers are making an appearance. All of this is making people reach for their floaty tea-dresses and shorts, and make the most of the beautiful weather while...
John Glen MP: Roll out the broadband

John Glen MP: Roll out the broadband

The announcement that Openreach has chosen Salisbury to be the first entire city in the UK to receive ultrafast full fibre broadband is a huge boost. I have been lobbying for this for a long time and I am hopeful we will receive a significant economic fillip as a...
Opinion: ‘Keep politics out of councils’

Opinion: ‘Keep politics out of councils’

I was shocked to see party politics had delivered yet another body blow to the residents of North Dorset – soon to become ‘Dorset North’. With some obvious glee, Dorset party politicians write to tell readers “we have agreed to raise your rates by £2 a...
Opinion: Nurses need a better deal

Opinion: Nurses need a better deal

I would first like to thank Valley News for publishing the most enlightening letters from readers! I wish, though, that it came out weekly so replies like I am making stay fresh in the mind. Ms Veronica Burton naming me not once, but four times, for mentioning how...
Opinion: No true benefit

Opinion: No true benefit

I agree, totally, with your feelings, so well voiced in your short editorial of March 2019. We should be negotiating the break from the EU (I hate the pathetic, made-up by morons, word – Brexit) from strength. Our Country has been and always will be, a World...
Opinion: Rough Justice

Opinion: Rough Justice

My heart went out to the Sixpenny Handley woman vilified after her dog attacked a flock of sheep, after all she wasn’t expecting to find sheep (unless holding golf clubs) in fields formerly used as a golf course. Many farmers are fast enough to sell off land for...
Opinion: A Second  Referendum

Opinion: A Second Referendum

Can those who call themselves democrats by supporting a call for a second referendum really be democrats? By disregarding the majority vote in the 2016 referendum because 17.4 million people were apparently either too thick or naïve because they voted the wrong way,...
Opinion: Let’s stay in

Opinion: Let’s stay in

I profoundly disagree with Valley News Editor’s take on the EU and our current and future relationship with it. Leave was a brilliantly-managed PR campaign, selling lies, half-truths and misinformation to a British population keen to find a scapegoat for our current...
Fiddling with  figures won’t cut council costs

Fiddling with figures won’t cut council costs

Here we go again; fiddling the figures to convince council taxpayers it’s the way to cut costs. Local Government Reorganisation led to a reduction in Hampshire’s size; in 1974, the towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch were transferred to Dorset. Since...

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