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Tanks for the inspiration

About 2,000 school pupils from all over Dorset invaded the Tank Museum for a ‘Big Bang’ science and engineering event. Organised by the county council, the youngsters took part in interactive workshops, theatre shows and chatted to businesses represented at the event....

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Mere is open!

The road works in and around Mere have brought the community together. After a meeting with residents, merchants and council members, an action plan was devised to let people know that, despite the disruption from the road works, MERE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Flyers...

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Bus satisfaction levels surveyed

Customer satisfaction with Salisbury Reds is 92%, an independent survey has found, according to national watchdog, Transport Focus. Customers were questioned in Autumn 2018 for the annual survey. They gave scores and views on various aspects of the firm’s...

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Tanzanian disabled children helped by local charity

Downton-based charity EdUKaid has been awarded a £50,000 grant by the government to provide an inclusive education project in rural Tanzania giving disabled children the chance of a better future. The grant from the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF), is from the...

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WEST STOUR VILLAGE PLANT SALE

Visit West Stour Plant Sale from 10am to noon on May 4 at Church House in the centre of the village. Usual extensive selection of bedding plants and perennials is on offer. The Village Hall is open for refreshments, cake sales, and a raffle. Parking is in a nearby...

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South West PCCs tackle reoffending

Police and Crime Commissioners - from Gloucestershire, Martin Surl, Wiltshire and Swindon’s Angus Macpherson, Devon and Cornwall’s Alison Hernandez, Dorset’s Martyn Underhill and Sue Mountstevens from Avon and Somerset - met criminal justice, health and voluntary...

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New council sheds senior officers at a cost of £750,000

Local Government reorganisation in Dorset will result in redundancies among senior officers. On March 21, the Appointments & Dismissals Committee of the Shadow Dorset Council meet to discuss redundancy proposals for nine senior officers from the county, district...

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Two men caught fishing illegally

Two men were fined more than £300 for fishing illegally in the River Ebble, near Salisbury. Noel Delvin, 26, of Whitfield Road, Biddlesden, Buckinghamshire, and Johnny Cash, 32, of Dudmoor Farm Road, Christchurch, were caught in July last year fishing without a...

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Smoke-free zones cleared

National No Smoking Day, March 13, also marks Wiltshire Council’s three main hubs becoming smoke-free. Public and council staff are barred from smoking on the grounds or associated car parks of Bourne Hill, Salisbury, County Hall, Trowbridge, and Monkton Park,...

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Renewed appeal for road crash witnesses

Police have reissued an appeal for witnesses to a serious car crash on Friday, March 8, At about 6.45pm an American-style RV and a black Vauxhall Corsa collided on the A338 between West Gomeldon and Porton, Salisbury. A 19-year old woman passenger in the Corsa, and a...

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City projects awarded grants

More than £30,000 has been awarded by Salisbury City Council to local clubs and groups in grants over the past 12 months. The grants cover a range of issues  and community-based initiatives that improve the quality of life for residents in the Salisbury City area,...

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Garden of peace is improved

Salisbury’s crematorium is to undergo works in the grounds and Garden of Remembrance, and on its trees. More than 1,400 cremations in the past 12 months reflect the growing trend at about 75% of funerals. Many families opt for a pre-paid arrangement of which Salisbury...

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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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Man reported driving with child with no seatbelt

Police stopped a vehicle in Amesbury yesterday afternoon (March 14) after being flagged down by a person with concerns about a car with an unrestrained child sitting in the back. The Toyota Avensis was spotted on Pointers Way and stopped by officers. It had five...

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Trees helped figure it out

Salisbury’s Leehurst Swan School Year 3 pupils used  Nature to help them with their maths. With help from JB Tree Services, Miss Tyrrell produced sections of ash and willow trees for pupils to work out the age of trees which had been felled. Pupils were fascinated by...

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Attempted burglary in Amesbury

Police want information about an attempted burglary and theft from Harlee’s Chip Shop, Bence Court, Amesbury. Just after 7pm on  January 28, a man went into the staff area of the shop and tried to open the safe. He returned about an hour later with another man through...

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Council flushed after toilet upgrade

Improvements to the public toilet facilities in Shaftesbury have been finished. The Bell Street building renovation by  Shaftesbury Town Council involved the STC grounds team headed by Andy Dodd working in partnership with Nikki Dodds from ‘Build Love’ social...

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Pleas to protect ancient bridge are ignored

A group of Salisbury  residents feel they are banging their heads against a stone  parapet by pleading for protection to an ancient bridge, part of the old city wall. They say the medieval Milford Mill Bridge is a Grade 1 Listed structure dating from the late 15th...

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18/02 – Open plan desk

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Garden Shed – Brand New

10 x 8 ft and 7 ft at apex. £100 to buy, dismantle and take away. Excellent bargain in an Amesbury new build property - 01980 624620

WANTED. Cleaner.

Reliable domestic cleaner for one hour one day a week. References required. No agencies please. Bishopdown area. Telephone 01722 330411

18/02 – Child’s snooker table

Childs snooker table, cue, rest triangle and balls. Baize is good, some repair to leg and cushion required. Buyer collect from near Wilton. £20. Contact 07733110892

18/02 – Open plan desk

A modern open plan desk with built in shelving, pale laminate wood effect and chrome. £25. Contact. 07733110892

De-humidifier

De-humidifier compact unused 240v or 12v plug into your car/caravan economical returns warm dry air £70 delivery poss 01722 743681

Doors/windows/frames

Doors/windows/frames upvc white build conservatory/summerhouse etc phone for sizes donation to your favorite charity delivery poss 01722 743681

Doggy basket

Doggy basket spacious easy clean cutaway front comfy blanket liner included unused donation your favorite charity delivery poss 01722 743681

Jobs For You

Experienced Part Time Receptionist

Part time Receptionist to job share 2 days per week, Thursday & Friday, 8am until 5pm. Flexible & willing to provide full time holiday cover, based at our offices in Dinton. Excellent telephone manner & good communications skills Confident in dealing with...

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Care assistant for 95 yr old – Verwood

Very disabled man needing more help to stay in own home - need 1/2 people to provide 7 day cover early morning (8.00-9.00) & evening (7.45-8.45) - some flexibility. Duties to include help with dressing/undressing, getting breakfast, general personal care. Other...

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Hospitality Assistant – Gracewell of Salisbury

About the role Reporting to the Head Chef, the Hospitality Assistant links the kitchen team to the care team by delivering a professional dining experience to our residents As a Hospitality Assistant, you’ll be making every day special to our Gracewell residents, and...

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Care assistant for 95 yr old – Verwood

Very disabled man needing more help to stay in own home - need 1/2 people to provide 7 day cover early morning (8.00-9.00) & evening (7.45-8.45) - some flexibility. Duties to include help with dressing/undressing, getting breakfast, general personal care. Other...

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Hospitality Assistant – Gracewell of Salisbury

About the role Reporting to the Head Chef, the Hospitality Assistant links the kitchen team to the care team by delivering a professional dining experience to our residents As a Hospitality Assistant, you’ll be making every day special to our Gracewell residents, and...

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Youth Adventure Trust – Volunteer Mentor

Could you offer 2 hours a fortnight of your time? The Youth Adventure Trust is a youth development charity supporting vulnerable 11-16yr olds in Wiltshire and Swindon through outdoor education. We are recruiting volunteer mentors from the local area to provide one to...

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Residential Support (Childcare) Worker

We are looking for Residential Support Workers to come and join our family at one of our homes in the heart of Salisbury, here you will assist the children/young person in understanding their own emotions and articulating their feelings, building a culture of mutual...

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Valley Features

Everything from Business to Sport and Food & Drink to Health & Beauty

Hats off to open top motoring

By Maurice Hardy It may be cold outside but that’s exactly the right reason to be thinking of buying a convertible car. After all, driving with the roof down is all about warm and balmy summer days, although you may have seen some barmy, hardy (not me!) types driving...

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Snowdrops show signs of Spring

The snowdrop is the first flower of the year to show its nice white blooms. Often the snowdrop blossoming is a sign that Winter is transforming to Springtime. Therefore the snowdrop symbolizes hope, the hope that this Winter will finish too, that new warmth will enter...

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An absolute beauty

By Fanny Charles Salisbury has had an awful year, no question – you don’t need reminding. What you DO need is a dose of unabashed, gloriously colourful, warm-hearted, hilarious, touching and just plain wonderful pantomime. Oh yes, you do! Believe me! When Salisbury...

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In history: fire at the Cattle Market

On July 22, 1911, the Salisbury & Winchester Journal reported a fire in Station Road, Gillingham, which had occurred in the early hours of Sunday, July 16 at Messrs. Senior and Godwin’s Repository. The enclosed cattle ring in the centre of the market was burned to...

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Spinning gold from old stories

By Fanny Charles There’s no clutching at straws in Bumblefly’s 2018 Christmas show for children. The three-strong company spins pure gold (as well as puns) from the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, which opened at Greyfriars at Ringwood and will be touring, Dorset, Wiltshire...

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What Katie did in Mere

Mere Amateur Dramatic Society (MADS) presented Katie's Party from Thursday, November 22 until Saturday 24. The poignant village tale by local author Adrienne Howell linked two World Wars. Katie, whose son in law has a Bentley, turns up at a local country pub for her...

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Rod gave a real performance

By Sue Anslow At the Salisbury City Hall concert ‘Some Guys Have All The Luck  - The Rod Stewart Story’, on February 8, we were pleasantly surprised. We had great seats near the front so had a clear view. First impressions were that the band was beautifully dressed in...

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Great story properly told

By Fanny Charles Robert Louis Stevenson understood the timeless appeal of a great adventure and his most popular book, Treasure Island, continues to delight and excite audiences of all ages. Salisbury Studio Theatre’s youth theatre staged a swashbuckling production,...

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