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Open garden and RSPB fundraising

Avon Cottage, Lower Woodford, Salisbury, is open on Sunday June 9, from 2pm to 5pm to raise funds for the local RSPB branch. Entry is £4 adults, children free, and assistance dogs only. Avon Cottage, partly 16th century, is in two acres of informal gardens overlooking...

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Pupils take great grannies antique medal to roadshow

Lily and Jessica (Pictured with Antiques Roadshow Valuer Adam Schoon) from Salisbury Cathedral School, took a precious 'School Attendance Medal' which belonged to their Great Grandma to the Antiques Road Show, today, May 14. The medal was awarded for 100% school...

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Shoelace skill neglected

Tying shoelaces seems to be a knotty problem for some children and three in 10 can't tie their shoe laces by primary school leaving age, according to a survey by OSGO to coincide with National Feet Week, May 13 to 20. Of 500 parents surveyed, 46% thought being able to...

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Salisbury Museum brings rare automotive history home

An historic 100-year-old Scout car takes pride of place outside Salisbury Museum on Tuesday. The car, first built in Salisbury in the early 1900s, has been kept in the museum's offsite store for several years, but is unveiled to celebrate the BBC Antiques Roadshow...

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Camels visit Bishop’s fete

Camels can be found in the garden of the Bishop of Salisbury’s home on Sunday June 2. Lady Chichester's two humped Bactrian camels are the star attraction at the Bishop’s Summer Fête in aid of the Sudan Medical Link. Visitors can have their photo taken in a luxurious...

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Attempted robbery in Harnham

A 37-year-old local woman walking on the footpath between St George's Church towards Netherhampton Road was approached by a man holding a small knife who demanded money. She got away unharmed and the attacker ran off towards Town Path empty-handed. Police are...

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South Wilts trump Basingstoke & North Hants

By Roy Honeybone South Wilts CC beat Basingstoke & North Hants at home turf on Saturday, May 11. South Wilts won the toss and put Basingstoke & NH in to bat. This was a good decision as Luke Evans ( 10-2-30-4) regained his best form and took out four top order...

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Cheesy event pays homage to fromage

In celebration of Eurovision, said to be the cheesiest event in the world, SpareRoom is launching a unique free pizza topped with 41 different cheeses from the 41 nations competing in this year’s song contest. The ‘Quarantuno Formaggi’ is topped with a cheese sourced...

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Free family travel for half-term

Two free train tickets are on offer when children are travelling with adults who buy a promotional Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak ticket. South Western Railway (SWR) offers free children’s travel to any destination on its network during Off-Peak hours in its...

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MP back in government

South West Wiltshire MP Dr Andrew Murrison has been appointed Minister of State at the Foreign Office and at the Department for International Development. Dr Murrison also joins the Privy Council. He will have special ministerial responsibility for Middle East and...

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Ancient landscape given new life

A grant of £1.68 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund has been awarded to Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). A largely forgotten, ancient landscape will be brought back to life thanks to the grant for the Cranborne Chase and Chalke...

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Villagers demand speed camera to be switched back on

Locals in a picture postcard village have demanded that a prolific 20-year-old speed camera is switched on again as soon as possible. Although it was turned on again last year, it had been dormant for five years because it was covered by an overgrown hedge. But now...

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All eyes on tower nest for egg hatch

As the time for hatching approaches, eyes are skinned for the appearance of a chick or two in the tower nest. This year, a dramatic tussle over Salisbury Cathedral tower’s peregrine nest resulted in resident peregrine Sally being ousted and another pair moving in....

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South Newton care home closes

Glenside Manor Hospital, a purpose-built large care home in South Newton is closing and all the staff, reportedly, are being made redundant. Staff have told their union they are devastated and regret the loss of faith in the healthcare system causing the situation to...

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Free tickets for Armed Forces Day

Free tickets for the three-day Armed Forces spectacular in Salisbury can be booked online. Tickets for the event at Hudson's Field can be booked for single days or all three at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/salisbury-afd but limited to a maximum of six per person. Saturday 29...

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Thursday, 16 May @ 18:30 - 19:30

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Thursday, 16 May @ 20:30 - 21:30
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WANTED: UNDER COUNTER FRIDGE

Under counter fridge in good working condition wanted by local bowls club. Please contact Susie on 07747607454

Touring Caravan Roof Cover

Good quality/condition waterproof top cover for medium size touring caravan. Light weight, easy to fit, cuts cleaning time. £50 ono Ken. 07702230758.

Saddle & various accessories bundle

Equestrian bundle Includes: Black Saddle, made by The Saddle Company Bridle Indoor and outdoor rug Pessoa & Lunging Reign Body Protector Helmet Call for prices. 01722412628

For sale

CHAIRS 2 dining/office chairs . Faux leather seats and backs , in good polished condition . £15 the pair . R Taylor 01747825243

Polished table

Solid , heavy , polished table . 140cm x 90cm . Suitable for dining , office , or occasional use . £40 . Also 2 chairs . R. Taylor 01747825243

For sale

Lifestyle radiant butane gas fire. Exellent condition with two butane gas bottles. Price £30. Ring M.Hunt. 01980 630287.

LADDER

Alloy 3.4m, extends to approximately 6m with ladder stay. VGC, hardly used. £65.00 ono. Buyer collects. Tony Barnes, 01722 331983.

Log Burner

Single door log / coal burner used two seasons only £110 phone Vernon 01258863526

Wooden Double Bed

4’6″ wooden double bed and mattress. Both as new. Only £50. 01985-850517

WANTED: ROTARY MOWER

Petrol rotary mower in good working condition wanted by local bowls club. Please contact Susie on 07747607454

WANTED: UNDER COUNTER FRIDGE

Under counter fridge in good working condition wanted by local bowls club. Please contact Susie on 07747607454

Touring Caravan Roof Cover

Good quality/condition waterproof top cover for medium size touring caravan. Light weight, easy to fit, cuts cleaning time. £50 ono Ken. 07702230758.

Jobs For You

MJ Abbott Ltd – Apprenticeship Opportunities

MJ Abbott Ltd would be interested to hear from 17-18 years old 2019 school leavers wanting apprenticeship opportunities. Apprentice Agricultural Plant Mechanic, Apprentice Electrician & Apprentice Water Engineer. You must be prepared to attend external training...

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Cleaning Operative (20 hours) (mar)

We are looking for an experienced commercial cleaner to join our team. This position is MON - FRI 4 hours per day (flexible starting times between 8am-4pm) 20 hours per week £8.21 p/h (monthly pay) The successful candidate will be comfortable working around our client...

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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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MJ Abbott Ltd – Apprenticeship Opportunities

MJ Abbott Ltd would be interested to hear from 17-18 years old 2019 school leavers wanting apprenticeship opportunities. Apprentice Agricultural Plant Mechanic, Apprentice Electrician & Apprentice Water Engineer. You must be prepared to attend external training...

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Cleaning Operative (20 hours) (mar)

We are looking for an experienced commercial cleaner to join our team. This position is MON - FRI 4 hours per day (flexible starting times between 8am-4pm) 20 hours per week £8.21 p/h (monthly pay) The successful candidate will be comfortable working around our client...

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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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Valley Features

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

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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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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The new electric LEAF is stunning

THE TWO new versions of the LEAF electric car offer improved infotainment, with the e+ Limited Edition providing a boost in power and extended range. Both feature an 8-ins touchscreen infotainment system, the e-pedal function with regenerative braking and the ProPILOT...

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Best mates sail the seven seas

By Viktor Berg Gillingham resident Tom Dymond-Andrews met James Haggett in Year7 at Sexeys School, Bruton. Now the two 27-year-olds have sailed the Atlantic, crossed the Pacific and currently are navigating the Indian Ocean on their way to the infamous Red Sea. Since...

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Forty years on the cuckoo clock

More than 20,000 visitors from far and wide came to Downton on May 4 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Cuckoo Fair, the biggest free event in Wiltshire. Endless rows of arts, craft and food stalls from all over the...

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Watch: The Bishop’s Mill in Salisbury re-opens

The Bishops Mill pub in Salisbury city centre has re-opened after an extensive refurbishment. The pub, owned by brewer and pub company Greene King, had been closed since the nerve agent attack in the city on March 4, 2018....

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Video: @home boost for Salisbury’s nightlife

Entrepreneur Louella Adamson is determined to diversify the city’s nightlife to keep people on the High Street. “This is a place you can come to any time of the evening and there will be something going on,” said...

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