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Local travel advice Andante Travels

Local travel advice Andante Travels

One of the best things about living in this part of the country is our proximity to sprawling forests, rolling countryside and wonderful coastlines. Not only do these landscapes provide fantastic walking trails, they also lend themselves to amazing local produce,...

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Incorporating Gardening And Plants Into Your Home Environment

Incorporating Gardening And Plants Into Your Home Environment

Plants and gardening can be appropriate throughout your home, and add a sense of calm and nature while enhancing your health. Plants can help you clear the air indoors, give you a physical activity to do, and even offer fresh food to eat. How Plants Help At Home...

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5 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing Your First Car

5 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing Your First Car

Choosing your first car can be an exciting yet stressful experience. For new drivers, it’s important to choose a car that’s safe and reliable, but it should also be easy to drive and provide you with all the features that you need and want from your new wheels. The...

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Letter: Rap on politics

Letter: Rap on politics

THE GOVERNMENT This is a tale of a Conservative Government, also known as Tory, Sorry but I have to tell you it's a very, very sad story. The Brexit talks are going on and on Whatever the Government proposes, Junker and Macron say "non". Now Boris is going to give it...

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Letter: OH WHAT A MESS

Letter: OH WHAT A MESS

Some say Boris is a rogue It was unlawful for Parliament to prorogue, We now have the biggest political crisis we’ve seen, It’s because it’s alleged he lied to the Queen. Will he have to resign and leave by the exit? Perhaps someone else can sort out the mess that is...

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Opinion: ‘disgusted by the complaints’

Opinion: ‘disgusted by the complaints’

I am disgusted by the complaints published in the August issue concerning publication of articles about the disastrous effects of our membership of the EU. Salisbury is exceedingly lucky in having a newspaper like the Valley News which publishes both sides of the...

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Personalised Christmas Gifts for Mum

Personalised Christmas Gifts for Mum

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for mum, personalised shows that you have gone the extra mile. And nothing brings tears to a mum’s eyes more than a gift that has been carefully thought about. Even if they secretly hate it, any mum will forgive poor taste if...

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A Simple Ways to Break Through the Weight Loss Wall

A Simple Ways to Break Through the Weight Loss Wall

Have you hit a wall when you have been trying to lose weight? This problem is more common than you might think and a lot of people discover that losing weight isn’t as easy as they hoped. This could be due to lengthy periods of yo-yo dieting or it could be a physical...

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A day in the life of a Wiltshire Councillor

A day in the life of a Wiltshire Councillor

By George Jeans (pictured left) The Local Boundary Review outcome will be known on October 1. We will know if Maiden Bradley will become part of the Mere Division, and if West Knoyle will be taken away from Mere. I am informed both villages have protested regarding...

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Opinion: Library betrayal

Opinion: Library betrayal

A week ago, I had some friends visiting from the continent. I proudly took them to the Guildhall, Market Place and adjacent library, with the magnificent facade, taking them in and around the building. With total disbelief, they heard that this purpose-built library...

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From the Editor: Creaking at the seams

From the Editor: Creaking at the seams

Life goes on yet, in the background, the world news is not good and the United Kingdom is not exactly the most stable place as we are all bewildered by the mixed messages from businesses and politicians. Brexit is only a start, of course, and it is a great opportunity...

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Opinion: I doff my cap to John Glen

Opinion: I doff my cap to John Glen

To Ye Valley News, Estimable Sir, I, the Vicar of Bray, do doff my cap to John Glen, Esquire, who seems to be following my renown'd example of changing his views as the political winds do blow. Did I not hear in a local tavern my familiar tune set to other words,...

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How to Relieve Pre Menstrual Cramping

How to Relieve Pre Menstrual Cramping

It’s that time of the month again and your toes want to curl up because you suffer from severe cramping. It’s the way of the woman and unfortunately there aren’t any quick fixes aside from having your ovaries removed. But if you embrace this side of being a woman and...

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6 Tips to Successfully Participating in an Online Charity Lotto

6 Tips to Successfully Participating in an Online Charity Lotto

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News)  Most people want to participate in a charitable cause but lack the means and motivation. A charity lottery aims at reaching this group of people by offering a juicy incentive. What...

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Best Pet-Friendly US Vacation Destinations (FEATURE)

Best Pet-Friendly US Vacation Destinations (FEATURE)

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News)  Though you can learn how to play blackjack in just a couple of minutes, you shouldn’t really sit down and play for money until you’ve mastered basic strategy. But what exactly is...

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Brexit: have you say

Brexit: have you say

Valley News readers have responded rapidly to the historic vote in the House of Commons last night, Tuesday, September 3. Jeremy Wraith is the most expressive so far. He wrote: “The vast majority complaining about Johnson proroguing parliament and losing 3/4 days of...

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Coppicing is well and thriving in Dorset

Coppicing is well and thriving in Dorset

The report of our talk to Durrington WI was good to see but a couple of errors seem to have crept in and the headline was rather misleading. We would not want the public to get the wrong end of the stick (so to speak!). Coppicing is well and thriving in Dorset (and...

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PCC candidate: Clear duty to protect young

PCC candidate: Clear duty to protect young

A major news story was the report of the Home Affairs Committee on the violence strategy. The headline calls for dedicated police for violent schools. In my view, this is misleading and portrays schools and the solution in a simplistic way. Let’s be clear – schools...

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Politically-biased?

Politically-biased?

Is the Valley News changing its name to the Brexit Party News after you wrote the article on the front page with the bold print title: 'EU gravy train exposed'? The person who has become an MEP talks about us 'giving up independence', this is not questioned, nor is...

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Mixed message

Mixed message

Harnham and Netherhampton Parish Council put up a credible defence for not building 700 houses on the linking road. To all our amazement someone noticed an article in the Independent (August 3) from the South West planning inspectors. They are asking how building...

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Uninformed

Uninformed

I was surprised to read a piece under "news" which was an unashamed propaganda piece from a Brexit MEP, full, as usual, of lies and misrepresentations that party, and its predecessor UKIP, always employ to enrage the under-informed. In highlighting MEP benefits she...

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Maltings still in the melting pot

Maltings still in the melting pot

City Talk ...City desk diary by Insider Planning, August 12, Guildhall We’re in the banqueting hall and it’s crowded. It’s not just the usual planning committee here, either. Several other councillors, as well as residents, have turned up to have their say. What’s...

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