Health & Beauty

Hospital chief appointed  Honorary Colonel

Hospital chief appointed Honorary Colonel

The Queen has appointed Chief Executive of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Cara Charles-Barks as Honorary Colonel for 243 (the Wessex) Field Hospital, part of the Army Reserve Medical Services. More than 183 healthcare professionals from all clinical specialities and...

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Make a spectacle of yourself

Make a spectacle of yourself

By Katrina ffiske Buying a new pair of spectacles is an important decision, and with so many choices, it can be confusing what style to select. At Mark Jones Eye Care, they actually ask you to book an hour appointment for a fitting. That sounded luxury, as I am used...

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Tinnitus support group gets expert advice

Tinnitus support group gets expert advice

An expert from the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is at the next meeting of Salisbury tinnitus support group from 1.30pm to 3.30pm Wednesday, June 5, at Salisbury Medical Practice, Fisherton House, Fountain Way, Salisbury, SP2 7FD. The group, led by local...

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Local free fertility information evening

Local free fertility information evening

Complete Fertility, a local IVF and fertility treatment provider, has opened a new satellite clinic in Bournemouth providing fertility treatment closer to home for Dorset patients. To support the opening, people trying for a baby are invited  to a local free fertility...

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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...

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New all-inclusive craft experience

New all-inclusive craft experience

A new all-inclusive craft experience for the elderly and adults with learning and physical disabilities has been launched. Karen Shearing from Salisbury is a franchisee for ‘Creative Mojo’ which offers fun, rewarding, enjoyable and cost-effective craft workshops in...

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Caring couple launch caring business

Caring couple launch caring business

A new service specialising in caring for older people in their own homes,  based in Salisbury, hopes to create 50 new jobs. The office of Home Instead Senior Care is on New Street and will serve clients in Salisbury, Romsey, Wilton, Downton, The Winterslows, The...

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Connect and relax with baby massage

Connect and relax with baby massage

Mothers and babies can enjoy quality quiet-time, relaxing while experiencing the the gentle interaction of baby massage together. Sunflower Baby Massage classes start in Arch Clinic, Fordingbridge, on Monday, May 13. The connection through positive nurturing touch is...

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Care homes open house events welcome visitors

Care homes open house events welcome visitors

Latest in the line-up of care homes anxious to show the public what they do, Milford House Care Home, Salisbury welcomed visitors on an open day to meet the team and look round. During the open day on April 6, visitors could questions about care, share a cup of tea...

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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...

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Dorset care homes ‘Open House’ month

Dorset care homes ‘Open House’ month

With a month-long ‘Open House’, three Dorset care homes are inviting the community to find out more about residential and nursing care The homes are in the Healthcare Homes Group. Throughout April, local residents can pop in to The Old Vicarage in Sherborne or The...

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Home start hopes for friends

Home start hopes for friends

Children’s charity Home-Start North Dorset (HSND), has a new FRIENDS For FAMILIES initiative launches on April 1 to attract new supporters. HSND needs £70,000 every year to train and fund volunteer parents to provide hands-on assistance to families in the area with...

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New day for Dawn

New day for Dawn

Dawn Conrad is a mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend to many, a fun-loving person who enjoyed life in the outdoors, and was a senior director in the NHS and still is a keystone of family life. But six years ago, Dawn became severely unwell and spent five months...

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Big award to help rebuild relationships

Big award to help rebuild relationships

An award of £200,000 has been made to Dorchester-based charity Relate Dorset and South Wiltshire.  The funding will support Relate Dorset’s Choose2Change intervention for low and medium risk male domestic violence. The programme aims to increase the safety of victims...

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New workshops tackle anxiety in children

New workshops tackle anxiety in children

Workshops are being run in schools to teach confidence and self-esteem, while resolving anxiety, using a blend of neurolinguistic coaching and play based therapy. Recognising a record increase in anxiety in children (42% in the past five years, source NHS) prompted...

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New grants for health and wellbeing projects

New grants for health and wellbeing projects

A small grants scheme for projects that improve the health and wellbeing of local people has been launched by Healthwatch Wiltshire. The Community Cash Fund enables groups to apply for up to £2,000 to start projects in their communities. The scheme will also help...

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Biggest and best yet Clarendon Walk

Biggest and best yet Clarendon Walk

The Clarendon Way Walk in June this year could be the biggest and best yet. Walkers can expect "beautiful scenery, great comradeship and fabulous weather alongside unrivalled support and organisation,” according to the organisers. “We hope the event will raise enough...

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Living with an addict? Help is now at hand

Living with an addict? Help is now at hand

Living with somebody using alcohol or other drugs can impact you and your family in many ways. Valley News learnt how it can become isolating and consuming living with an addict. People focus on keeping the addict, and the family surrounding them, from falling apart....

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Winter is an enduring, yet beautiful season

Winter is an enduring, yet beautiful season

[Sponsored content] The winter is well and truly here. The last leaves are falling from the trees, the temperature has dropped, and the days are at their shortest. It’s dark and dreary outside, and it can be tough to stay happy and healthy. Winter can start to feel...

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Yoga for free

Yoga for free

Free yoga sessions during the summer months started on August 4 in the Rose Garden, Park Walk, Shaftesbury. Local resident, Kirsty Elliot, an experienced yoga instructor, has been passionate about Yoga for eight years. She thought it would be great to continue to hold...

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Fruit and Veg natural beauty enhancers

Fruit and Veg natural beauty enhancers

By Luzia Barclay Will we have had some rain by the time the August edition of the Valley News reaches your doorstep? I very much hope so. Ideally at night to fill up the rain water butts. What about our skin? Plenty of sun, dry air and lack of water will take their...

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Keep cool for health’s sake

Keep cool for health’s sake

PHE has issued a health warning for the South West. For the first time, Level 3 was reached this year and the advice is to look after friends, family and vulnerable people. The Met Office issued the Level 3 heatwave action heat health alert for the South West and...

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Unique facial injects instant glow

Unique facial injects instant glow

By Vaida Tamkiene Your skin constantly suffers from air pollution and other environmental factors, and each season brings different challenges. Wintry winds and drying central heating can have an extremely harsh effect on your complexion. Now is the time to have a...

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