Local News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Seventeen-year-old arrested after crashing vehicle

A 17-year-old from Hampshire was arrested in Salisbury yesterday, July 18, after a vehicle failed to stop for police on the A30. At about 1.35pm, officers attempted to stop a Land Rover Discovery just outside the city. The driver failed to stop and drove on through...

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All park and no ride

A Wiltshire council spokesperson has confirmed that the travellers who parked on the Wilton park and ride site yesterday, July 18, have moved on ahead of an enforcement notice served on them to vacate the site by next Tuesday.

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Arrest follows reports of suspicious activity

An 18-year-old man was arrested this morning, July 19, after a report of a suspected burglary in progress. At about 3.15am, Police received a number of calls reporting suspicious activity in the Bouverie Avenue area of Salisbury. A man was seen acting suspiciously...

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All park and no ride

A large group of travellers descended on the Wilton Park and Ride site this morning, July 18, allegedly en route to Southampton. Wiltshire council enforcement officer Steve McDonald said there was no problem adding “All is under control.”

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Mindful of the noise

Local charity Mindful ‘s memory café on Tuesday, July 16, involved ‘Drumming with Rhiannon’ aimed at supporting those living with dementia and mental health problems. There was lots of noise, singing and  the session ended with some calming meditation. Based in...

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Shaftesbury Estate Agent wins award

Shaftesbury estate agents Boatwrights have been shortlisted for a number of national  awards to be announced later this year. The British Property Awards provide UK agents with an opportunity to compare the service they provide with the local, regional and national...

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Wright: crossing point isn’t ‘right’

Durrington and Larkhill councillor Graham Wright has raised growing concerns about pedestrian road safety. He wants the army re-basing programme to be suspended until a road crossing is improved near Stonehenge Roundabout. “Army re-basing is starting to create...

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Care home hosts annual Summer Fayre

Friends, families and the local community are invite to the annual Summer Fete on Saturday, July 20, from 2pm to 4pm, at St Martins Grange care home, Fern Brook Lane, Off Shaftesbury Road, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4QD. Visitors can browse a range of stalls and try...

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Call to cakemakers

Homemade cakes are an important part of the food range sold in the Coffee Shop at Chalke Valley Stores and they are currently short of suppliers. Anyone able to provide three or four cakes a week would be warmly welcomed. The shop is open weekdays, 8.30am to 6pm (4pm...

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UTC to close next year

South Wiltshire UTC is to close in August next year because of continued low demand for student places making it no longer financially viable, according to a Board of Governors statement and the Department for Education. The  focus now is on ensuring the students...

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Pyledriver makes his move on ladies day

Salisbury Racecourse hosted its hugely popular ‘Ladies’ Evening’ last Saturday, with live music after racing from the We Love Little Mix tribute band. 50/1 outsider Pyledriver caused an upset on debut in the opening T&M Glass British EBF Novice for Lambourn...

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Authors get-together

An authors Evening in Lower Woodford in August is a chance for local authors to network to help them with self-publishing. “Many of the authors who we have worked with and other experts in the business are available to chat with. We’re setting up a marquee outside our...

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National firearms surrender starts

Unwanted guns can be handed in to police during a two-week surrender of firearms and ammunition, starting on Saturday, July 20. According to Police, many firearms are held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality or are overlooked and forgotten in people’s...

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Pauper’s funeral for wheelchair victim

Divorced Dennis Dennehy, 52, who became wheelchair bound after he ‘fell off a bridge many years ago’ was found dead by the police. He was slumped in his wheelchair at his home in Salisbury, where has lived for more than 10 years He was given a pauper’s funeral, paid...

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Smoke alarm saves house

Working smoke alarms saved a Salisbury family who escaped without injury from a fire at their home on the evening of evening July 15. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to an address in Attwood Road after a fire in the garage was reported at...

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Tunnel one step nearer?

The Government has given Highways England the nod to start looking for potential contractors to build the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down (Stonehenge) scheme. A contract notice in the Official Union of the European Union (OJEU) was placed to begin the 18-month process...

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What do we mean by an online tutor?

Nowadays, it is of great importance that students stay focused on studying and do not waste their time playing all day long. When they are at their schools, being in a classroom, does not give them a proper chance to understand the concept that their teacher is trying...

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Expert talks Israel/Palestine

Palestinian Christian, Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh addresses Sarum Concern for Israel/Palestine at a meeting at Sarum College at 7.30pm on July 31, during his speaking tour of the UK. Mazin Qumsiyeh calls himself ‘a Bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at home’. He is a...

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Record entries for show

Record entries are listed in four sections of New Forest and Hampshire County Show for 2019. The Sheep, Poultry, Flower Arranging and Bake and Cake sections have received more entries than ever before since the first New Forest Show in 1920. Visitors can admire the...

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Children’s Space Chase is on

Children can sign up to read six books this summer as part of the Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Children up to age 11 joining the Space Chase can borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is...

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Guy’s wine cellar needs council approval

Film producer Guy Ritchie has applied for planning permission for a special large ‘air conditioned’ 600-bottle wine cellar in his Ashcombe House mansion, near Salisbury. He wants to convert a nearby existing underground brick water storage vessel which used to supply...

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Loving festival raises £7,000

The first ever Loving Arms Festival in memory of Anne Pester on June 1 organised by the Pester family from Mere attracted more than 500 people for live music, hog roast, BBQ, bar, raffle and an auction. Richard Pester said: “Anne was transferred to Salisbury Hospice...

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