MP John Glen: ‘Library is not being closed or downgraded’

MP John Glen: ‘Library is not being closed or downgraded’

View from the constituency by John Glen MP and City Minister (February 26, 2019) THE ANNIVERSARY of the Novichock attack in Salisbury is looming. Many people’s minds are on how to appropriately mark the occasion, doing justice to the suffering caused to the victims...
Opinion: Building on apprentices

Opinion: Building on apprentices

I LIKED your editorial on Apprenticeships! I would though like to see the age for apprenticeships rise. Many who took education to Sixth Form are still not picking up better jobs! Government calls for more recruits for building apprenticeships have missed the boat. To...
Cllr Mike Gould: Why I resigned as Conservative councillor

Cllr Mike Gould: Why I resigned as Conservative councillor

WHY, as a North Dorset District Councillor, have I resigned from the Conservative party. I grew up in post-war Germany, and have vivid memories of visiting camps housing stateless and displaced people from all over Europe, with my Dad. He told me they were there as a...
Opinion: Modern needs of modern nursing

Opinion: Modern needs of modern nursing

I REALLY DESPAIR. What is it about nursing that leads people to look back decades and decide nursing was so much better then? How about training the police as they did pre-1960? All they would have to do is learn to blow a whistle loudly and get some guidance on what...
Where to eat out for Veganuary #veganreccomendations

Where to eat out for Veganuary #veganreccomendations

We are heading out of Veganuary into the rest of the year. But why stop eating vegan now? Thankfully, these days, restaurants and pubs have many more vegan choices to choose from. In Salisbury the Old Ale and Coffee House is an atmospheric gastropub, where Tom, the...
Opinion: Bring back the student nurses

Opinion: Bring back the student nurses

The announcement that the NHS is to spend money teaching patients who have health problems is a gigantic task and will always be a problem! A number of young people smoke and from a much earlier date than when I smoked. The indulgent ones who eat the wrong things are...
From the Editor: Local life goes on – EU or no EU

From the Editor: Local life goes on – EU or no EU

Being a monthly newspaper, Valley News has to judge what is relevant to readers at the time of publication and distribution. It’s important to keep up with community news and national events such as Brexit. But, locally, life must go on and the future is now, so...
From the Editor: Learn all about it

From the Editor: Learn all about it

2018 was notable for the amount of news on education locally and nationally, about the plight of students, loans and other costs, and their qualification grades being altered, how many lectures they get. The best way to qualify for any job is to actually do it, learn...
From the Editor: Not fit for service

From the Editor: Not fit for service

As we Brexit morning, noon and night, soon we will Brenter a brave new world. Did we get what we need, or want? Did the UKIP Farage forage into politics succeed for all, or any, of us? Salisbury Valley News reader Jerry Wraith wrote: “About 45 or so years ago,...
From the Editor: Councils become community-minded

From the Editor: Councils become community-minded

By David Parker, Editor. Residents in Amesbury, Durrington, Mere, Salisbury, Shaftesbury, Gillingham and Warminster should be thankful their respective town councils get involved with their respective communities. The councils all co-operate with local business owners...

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