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Antiques fun at Roadshow

By John Wigglesworth Yesterday I was up at 6.30am to take two paintings that have baffled me for some time, and an old mahogany medicine chest to Salisbury Cathedral for the Antiques Road Show! Knowing I would not be able to park in there, I left my car in the huge...

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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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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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John Glen MP: Roll out the broadband

The announcement that Openreach has chosen Salisbury to be the first entire city in the UK to receive ultrafast full fibre broadband is a huge boost. I have been lobbying for this for a long time and I am hopeful we will receive a significant economic fillip as a...

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Opinion: ‘Keep politics out of councils’

I was shocked to see party politics had delivered yet another body blow to the residents of North Dorset - soon to become ‘Dorset North’. With some obvious glee, Dorset party politicians write to tell readers “we have agreed to raise your rates by £2 a year" when the...

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Opinion: Nurses need a better deal

I would first like to thank Valley News for publishing the most enlightening letters from readers! I wish, though, that it came out weekly so replies like I am making stay fresh in the mind. Ms Veronica Burton naming me not once, but four times, for mentioning how...

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Opinion: No true benefit

I agree, totally, with your feelings, so well voiced in your short editorial of March 2019. We should be negotiating the break from the EU (I hate the pathetic, made-up by morons, word - Brexit) from strength. Our Country has been and always will be, a World Leader,...

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Opinion: Rough Justice

My heart went out to the Sixpenny Handley woman vilified after her dog attacked a flock of sheep, after all she wasn’t expecting to find sheep (unless holding golf clubs) in fields formerly used as a golf course. Many farmers are fast enough to sell off land for...

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Opinion: A Second Referendum

Can those who call themselves democrats by supporting a call for a second referendum really be democrats? By disregarding the majority vote in the 2016 referendum because 17.4 million people were apparently either too thick or naïve because they voted the wrong way,...

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Opinion: Let’s stay in

I profoundly disagree with Valley News Editor’s take on the EU and our current and future relationship with it. Leave was a brilliantly-managed PR campaign, selling lies, half-truths and misinformation to a British population keen to find a scapegoat for our current...

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Fiddling with figures won’t cut council costs

Here we go again; fiddling the figures to convince council taxpayers it's the way to cut costs. Local Government Reorganisation led to a reduction in Hampshire's size; in 1974, the towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch were transferred to Dorset. Since 1997, the town...

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Housing unsustainable

Dictionary meaning of ‘sustainable’: carry weight of, hold up, keep from falling or sinking for prolonged periods. The new housing already built around Amesbury, Boscombe Down, Salisbury and Wilton is beyond sustainable. Our infrastructure is now falling, sinking...

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MP John Glen: ‘Library is not being closed or downgraded’

View from the constituency by John Glen MP and City Minister (February 26, 2019) THE ANNIVERSARY of the Novichock attack in Salisbury is looming. Many people’s minds are on how to appropriately mark the occasion, doing justice to the suffering caused to the victims...

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Opinion: Building on apprentices

I LIKED your editorial on Apprenticeships! I would though like to see the age for apprenticeships rise. Many who took education to Sixth Form are still not picking up better jobs! Government calls for more recruits for building apprenticeships have missed the boat. To...

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Cllr Mike Gould: Why I resigned as Conservative councillor

WHY, as a North Dorset District Councillor, have I resigned from the Conservative party. I grew up in post-war Germany, and have vivid memories of visiting camps housing stateless and displaced people from all over Europe, with my Dad. He told me they were there as a...

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Opinion: Modern needs of modern nursing

I REALLY DESPAIR. What is it about nursing that leads people to look back decades and decide nursing was so much better then? How about training the police as they did pre-1960? All they would have to do is learn to blow a whistle loudly and get some guidance on what...

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Where to eat out for Veganuary #veganreccomendations

We are heading out of Veganuary into the rest of the year. But why stop eating vegan now? Thankfully, these days, restaurants and pubs have many more vegan choices to choose from. In Salisbury the Old Ale and Coffee House is an atmospheric gastropub, where Tom, the...

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Opinion: Bring back the student nurses

The announcement that the NHS is to spend money teaching patients who have health problems is a gigantic task and will always be a problem! A number of young people smoke and from a much earlier date than when I smoked. The indulgent ones who eat the wrong things are...

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From the Editor: Local life goes on – EU or no EU

Being a monthly newspaper, Valley News has to judge what is relevant to readers at the time of publication and distribution. It's important to keep up with community news and national events such as Brexit. But, locally, life must go on and the future is now, so...

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From the Editor: Learn all about it

2018 was notable for the amount of news on education locally and nationally, about the plight of students, loans and other costs, and their qualification grades being altered, how many lectures they get. The best way to qualify for any job is to actually do it, learn...

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From the Editor: Not fit for service

As we Brexit morning, noon and night, soon we will Brenter a brave new world. Did we get what we need, or want? Did the UKIP Farage forage into politics succeed for all, or any, of us? Salisbury Valley News reader Jerry Wraith wrote: "About 45 or so years ago, Ted...

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