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Petitioners fight for city’s alternative family venue

I'm writing to support Louella Adamson, who created @home, an amazing community space, a social place that brings everyone together to exchange skills, with people from all backgrounds who wish to learn and experience something new and different. At the festival in...

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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...

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BESTSELLING AUTHOR Shares HER STORY

Just hours after the release of her story sharing her turbulent childhood which pushed her to be the businesswoman she is today, ‘She Who Rises’ became a bestseller on Amazon book charts. From Salisbury, Rebecca Cross, 39, is a Business Success and Motivational...

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Over 75s lose free TV

After the BBC’s policy announcement on the future of over-75s TV licence fee, TV Licensing is advising customers currently receiving a free licence that they need not take any immediate action and that they will be supported through the changes when the current...

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Music in the Park returns

Acts to suit a variety of ages and tastes over four Sunday afternoons in July and August and hosted by Salisbury City Council, make up the Music in the Park this summer in Queen Elizabeth Gardens, Salisbury. The concerts are FREE to attend and run from 2pm until 4pm....

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Choir in concert

The Farrant Singers’ next concert is in St. Mary’s Church Wilton on Saturday, June 15, at 7.30pm. Main feature is Palestrina’s ‘Missa Assumpta est Maria’. Each of its six movements are interspersed with favourite classics, including Allegri’s ‘Miserere mei’, Arvo...

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Bee Day buzzes at Mompesson House

On Saturday, June 15, annual ‘Bee Day’, the National Trust team at Mompesson House in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close is welcoming Salisbury and District Beekeepers Association, a group of hobbyist beekeepers who meet regularly. “Bee Day is a great opportunity for...

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Fete is out of this world

Organisers are promising visitors an experience that is out of this world at Winterslow Village Fete on Saturday, June 15. The traditional fete and community event has a space theme with rocket ships, astronauts and aliens in a procession from the village hall to...

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Cathedral family prepares for guests

After their appearance on Springwatch, the Salisbury ‘Cathedral tower family', Sally, Fiona, Bruce and their peregrine chicks, are preparing for visitors. After Sally’s nest invasion on May 10, when the eggs looked to be under threat, four chicks were hatched to be...

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Nine celebrate 10th anniversary with live tour

Nine-piece band The South, with members from The Beautiful South, celebrate their 10th anniversary and 30 years since the latter released ‘Song For Whoever’ and comes to Devizes as part of their UK tour. The South, which includes singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax...

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Actors unveils garden secrets

Chapterhouse Theatre Company comes to Arundells, Salisbury, this summer as part of its 20th Anniversary Open-Air Tour. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is on Thursday, July 11 and Cranford, by Elizabeth Gaskell, is on Tuesday, August 27. In The secret...

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30th anniversary duck race raises £900

The 30th Anniversary annual Duck Race raised in excess of £900 for Chalke Valley Playschool, boosted by the race winner who donated the prize back. The grateful organisers thanked everyone who supported the event, staff, committee and all who made it happen; Lady...

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‘Tis a summer fete

Tisbury – summer fete is on SATURDAY, JUNE 22 from 12.30 to 4.30pm. Enjoy a burger from the BBQ, sip a drink at the pop-up bar, listen to St John’s Swingers, enjoy the Morris Dancers, indulge in a cream tea, have a go at some games, try your luck in The Great Duck...

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Festival of love

George Jeans, Mere Richard Pester former Station Officer at Mere Fire Station, now is a town councillor, lost his wife Anne last year. Richard, his family and others, helped stage a Loving Arms (music) Festival on Saturday, June, 1, with proceeds to Salisbury Hospice...

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Families go bats

The first batty event, Bats in the Park in Warminster Town Park, started with a talk and cakes at the Pavilion Café on Saturday, June 1, hosted by Sustainable Warminster. The event was aimed at educating and inspiring families to better protect local bat populations...

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Rushing bubbles raises more than £22k

About 750 bubblers took part in the third Bubble Rush on June 1 on Hudson’s field. Participants were covered head to toe by 10,000 litres of bright foamy bubbles along the 5k course around Hudson’s Field. The Bubble Village activities included giant bubbles, Bubble...

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Gillingham Town Meadow Fete

A free pitch to raise money for any group and to recruit new members is being offered for the Town Meadow Fete on Saturday, July 6. The offer from the Town Meadow committee is for all youth groups, PTAs, village hall groups, or sports clubs who would like to run a fun...

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Relapsing into Restoration fun

By Fanny Charles If you think we live in morally challenging times, you should try the Restoration – the release of the English from the misery and oppression of Cromwell’s Puritan Commonwealth, with its suppression of fun in any form caused an unprecedented explosion...

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GMC pays tribute to Notre Dame

At Gillingham Methodist Church’s biggest event of the year, their old friend and maestro David Briggs returns to present a stunning choral and organ concert to celebrate the marvellous music associated with the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The concert will consist...

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Join the Race for Life at half price

People in Salisbury are offered a 50% discount on the entry fee to Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, but get in quick as the offer only lasts for one week. Anyone who joins between 9am on Monday, June 3 and Monday, June 10 should use the discount code SUMMER50 when...

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Concert to celebrate city’s emergency services

A concert to acknowledge and celebrate the 'outstanding work of the emergency services in the aftermath of last year's nerve agent attack' takes place in the City Hall on Sunday, June 16, at 2.30pm. Organised by the Salisbury Rotary Club it will feature the Wiltshire...

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Six metre giant puppet comes to Amesbury Carnival

This year’s Amesbury Carnival procession promises to be one of the most spectacular in recent years, featuring entries from many local organisations and schools. Heading up the procession will be the ever-popular and entertaining Bournemouth Carnival Band, dressed as...

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New-look pool opens with a splash

Renovation of Shaftesbury’s Oasis Pool is complete and the season has officially opened. Shaftesbury Town Council worked on the project in partnership with Nikki Dodds from ‘Build Love’ social enterprise, representatives from Guy’s Marsh, and Weston College....

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