Local News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Tory Minister no confidence vote not allowed

A North Wilts Tory MP (Devizes) Claire Perry, who voted to remain in the EU, has survived a dramatic ‘motion of no confidence. The bombshell came at the end of a tense and heated annual meeting of Devizes Conservative Association reportedly attended by about 175...

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Death was drugs-related

An inquest has to be opened after toxicology tests revealed a Salisbury man’s death was drugs related. The inquest in Salisbury was told Guy Acton, 54, died at his home on November 12 or 13. He was identified by Richard Hammond. An investigation was launched by the...

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Motorcyclist dies in fatal collision

A motorcyclist died in a collision on Sunday afternoon on a stretch of the B3089 Salisbury Road, between Chilmark and Fonthill Bishop, at 3.50pm. The rider of the orange Honda motorcycle, a man in his 60s, was declared dead at the scene. His family have been informed...

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Bid for funds for investment in city

The government’s Future High Streets Fund is being tapped to boost regeneration in Salisbury. The fund allows bids of up to £25 million to support high streets meeting the needs and expectations of communities now and in the future. Wiltshire Council today, Friday,...

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Special treat of free travel on Mother’s Day

Bus company Salisbury Reds is marking Mother’s Day with the offer to youngsters to take their mums on the bus for free. It will provide complimentary travel for mothers on Sunday, March 31 if they are accompanied by a child buying a dayrider ticket. “Mother’s Day is...

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Women’s institute is growing

Members of the Young Women’s Institute Salisbury (YWIS) are “over the moon” with the membership increase in the first two months of the year. With an improved activities and events programme, and a ramped up baking competition, the group has been able to attract more...

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Great British Spring Clean 2019

Shaftesbury Town Council is supporting communities to clean up as part of the country’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign This year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, runs from March 22 to April 23, with up to half a...

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Conservation conversations at Open Meeting

At Shaftesbury Civic Society's Open Meeting on April 2, Executive Director of the national Civic Voice movement Ian Harvey will be the guest speaker. This comes at the right time as Shaftersbury is grappling with significant growth and change. Ian will be speaking on...

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City joins people’s vote protest

Four coachloads of protestors from Salisbury will join the People’s Vote March in London, claimed to be more than 200 people, and a similar number are expected to be travelling by train, more than double the number attending the October March, the organisers claim....

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Man in custody assaults police staff

Ryan William Mills, aged 23, of Churchill Estate, Tisbury, appeared at Salisbury Magistrates Court today, March 20, charged with causing actual bodily harm, assaulting an emergency worker and criminal damage. He pleaded guilty to assaulting officers and staff,...

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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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Up, Up and away

Passengers at Southampton Airport shared a special cake on March 19 to celebrate 25,000 flights to Amsterdam with Flybe. To mark the day, the airport operators and Flybe presented a travel voucher to lucky passenger, Natalie Barton, who was the 25th person to book the...

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A303 Stonehenge upgrade meeting called

The Planning Inspectorate is holding a preliminary meeting on Tuesday, April 2, as the start of a six-month formal examination period leading to commencement of work on the A303  Stonehenge road improvement project. The meeting is at Salisbury Racecourse. A statement...

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Home in on The Range

A new home, leisure and gardens retailer, The Range, opens its store in Salisbury on March 29. The new store is on the Southampton Road retail park in the former Homebase store, opened at 9am by Mayor of Salisbury, Cllr Mike Osment. Special opening offers for the...

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5 Tips to Choose a No Credit Check Loan

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Salisbury to be first UK city with full fibre broadband

Salisbury could become the first city to have access to  new, future-proof Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology, and the fastest city-wide network in the UK. Openreach‘s ‘Fibre First’ programme in Salisbury could be completed within a year, with fibre...

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Teenage Market returns

Salisbury Teenage Market is at the Guildhall Square on Saturday, April 13 from 10am until 3pm alongside the usual Charter Market. Salisbury City Council’s Teenage Market supports young, creative talent in Salisbury with a free platform for trendsetters under 25 to...

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Countdown for councils

Dorset Council goes live on April 1, replacing district and borough councils, East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland, and Dorset County Council. This reorganisation includes the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council,...

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Witness appeal after robbery in Wilton

A robbery in Wilton in the early hours of Saturday, March 1, is being investigated by Police. The victim, a taxi driver, was flagged down in St Andrews Close at the junction of Bulbridge Road by a woman at about 1 am. The woman distracted the driver and a man...

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Track back in club use

Salisbury’s only running track has been put under a new 10-year agreement, ending a long-running dispute over its use by local runners. Wiltshire Council, South Wilts Grammar School, City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club and Salisbury City Council have agreed...

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Witness appeal after assault in city centre

An incident in Salisbury City Centre on Saturday, March 16, has led to the Police asking for help from witnesses. A man was assaulted outside of Debenhams, Blue Boar Row, at about 10.30 pm by two men. The man ran to the entrance of Tesco, Castle Street, but the...

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Youth rebels demand meeting with Minister

Leaders of  Extinction Rebellion Youth have delivered a letter to Devizes MP Claire Perry, Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, asking her to rethink her decision last week not to meet and discuss the government’s response to the Climate and...

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Knife-point robbery at Warminster garage

A knife-point robbery at a garage in Warminster at about 8.30pm on Sunday March 17, is being investigated by police. A man went into the Esso garage in East Street wielding a knife and demanded money from the cashier who refused. The cashier's shirt was grabbed to try...

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Karate course on anti-bullying comes to Tisbury

Children and young people on a karate course will be given advice and guidance on anti-bullying techniques and knowledge, and adults will get a more technical and practical combat approach. Joe Ellis, Chairman of the National Association of Karate and Martial Art...

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