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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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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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Building society pledge

A building society has pledged to stay on high streets but wants businesses to back it. Nationwide Building Society, which has a branches in Salisbury, Amesbury, Fordingbridge, Warminster and Ringwood, has promised that every town and city with a branch will still...

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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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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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School Healing Garden grant-aided

A grant application to Gillingham Town Council by Gillingham School Council Gardening Section requested help to finance a 'healing garden' at Gillingham School to provide a quiet space for pupils away from noise, phones and academic life. The garden will be created by...

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Fibre promises healthy future

Businesses that largely operate online or are frequently required to send large files digitally should no longer have to think twice before they consider opening shop in Salisbury. The city could attract new companies as Openreach could make full fibre broadband...

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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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Events for week of 25 March 2019

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FitSteps exercise classes

Monday, 25 March @ 09:00 - 10:00

Are You Sleepless In Salisbury?

Monday, 25 March @ 18:00 - 19:00
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Salisbury Vintage Market

Friday, 29 March @ 10:00 - 16:00
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Codford Artisan Market

Saturday, 30 March @ 09:00 - 15:00

Taste of France in Tisbury

Saturday, 30 March @ 09:00 - 16:00
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Community 6 a side football leagues

Sunday, 31 March @ 19:00 - 21:00

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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

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

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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

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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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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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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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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