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Drivers advised to plan for A303 disruption

Drivers advised to plan for A303 disruption

Drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys ahead of the next phase of investigation work for the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme around Countess roundabout. After geotechnical surveys around the World Heritage Site since June, and drainage and...

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Housing plan public meeting

Housing plan public meeting

Warminster Town Council is being consulted on the planning application for the Folly Farm site new housing. Access to the new housing would be from the existing Redrow development site. Town Councillors met Redrow’s agents to discuss the plans, and councillors have...

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Burglary in Upavon

Burglary in Upavon

Police are investigating a burglary in Upavon yesterday, October 29, and want to speak urgently to anyone with information. Between 9.45am and 12.45pm, a house in Pewsey Road was broken into via a glass window in the back door, which was smashed, and offenders carried...

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Mystery death

Mystery death

The horrific death of a Slovakian who died in an isolated field from severe blood loss to an arm is shrouded in mystery. The body of Michal Roman, 28, from Liverpool, was discovered by a dog walker near Stonehenge, alongside the A303 trunk road. He was found at 1.15pm...

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Free cooking event at Chapters in Salisbury

Free cooking event at Chapters in Salisbury

Retirement living specialist Platinum Skies is offering the chance to sit back and relax with a free cookery demonstration and tasting event. The cooking event is from 10am to 2pm tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29 at Chapters on Wilton Rd, Salisbury. Visitors can enjoy...

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Have your say in town survey!

Have your say in town survey!

A survey billed as the 'most important in a generation' is due to be launched in Wilton on Friday, November 1. Wilton Neighbourhood Plan Group say the results will shape the future development of the town for the next 10 years or more. Sara Morley, chair of the WNP...

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Nigel Slater’s Toast, Salisbury Playhouse

Nigel Slater’s Toast, Salisbury Playhouse

by Katrina ffiske Following its world premiere at The Lowry, Salford in May, and sell out performances at the Edinburgh Fringe, and London, the play Toast, based on Nigel Slater’s award-winning novel, is coming to Salisbury Playhouse from November 4-9. Valley News had...

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Two arrested after break-in

Two arrested after break-in

Police were called to Superdrug, in Old George Mall, at about 1am this morning, Friday, and arrested two people on suspicion of burglary. Perfume worth more than £1,000 taken. A CCTV operator saw the shop's glass doors had been smashed and two people were inside...

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Criminal damage at sweet shop

Criminal damage at sweet shop

Police on patrol in Salisbury city centre discovered a shop in Blue Boar Row had been targeted by vandals in the early hours of yesterday morning, October 24. They found the door of Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe had been damaged and officers found a 15-year-old nearby...

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Man prevented lawful burial

Man prevented lawful burial

A man who pleaded guilty to preventing lawful burial of a woman from Amesbury, appeared at Salisbury Crown Court for sentencing yesterday October 24 and was jailed for 10 months. Stan Lee Marvel, 36, of no fixed address had previously pleaded guilty to one charge of...

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Vintage Tea Party success

Vintage Tea Party success

Salisbury City Council’s Vintage Tea Party on Sunday, October 13, celebrated the end of this year’s Silver Salisbury at the city’s Guildhall. The celebration involved more than 80 of Salisbury’s older residents. Organisers Salisbury City Council received funding from...

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Ex-Army Paralympian boosted by custom-built wheelchair

Ex-Army Paralympian boosted by custom-built wheelchair

A former Army officer from Salisbury who chose to have her leg amputated has had her bid for Paralympic gold boosted after being presented with a new custom-built sports wheelchair. Professional wheelchair tennis player Cornelia Oosthuizen was presented with the RGK...

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Bridge across the channel strengthened

Bridge across the channel strengthened

The annual “Musical Soiree” on Saturday, November 2, organised by the Fordingbridge Twinning Association featured “Blue Tides” led by Stephen Godsall. The annual event is always a sell-out and is two weeks after the Fete de la Pomme (Apple Festival) in...

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Man assaulted in Durrington – Appeal for Information

Man assaulted in Durrington – Appeal for Information

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Durrington at about 5.30am on Monday, October 28. A 28-year-old man was out for a run when he was assaulted by a group of four youths at the recreation ground off Recreation Road. The man had minor injuries,...

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Standup for Godshill

Standup for Godshill

Derek Ayling, (pictured), from Godshill, performs his stand-up comedy show at Godshill Village Hall, opposite the Fighting Cocks public house, at 7.30 pm, on Friday, November 22. The show features local group, the “Flamin’ Ukes”, “Geoff Langton of Gozo”, a local folk...

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City trip includes a seat in cabinet office

City trip includes a seat in cabinet office

A trip to London each year for the Wiltshire Freemason's is a special occasion as they can visit places to which the public do not generally get access. The trip is arranged by Freeman of The City of London and Salisbury businessman Sebastian Salt. “The idea behind...

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Gator stolen and set on fire

Gator stolen and set on fire

Police want anyone with dash-cam footage who may be able to assist with their enquiries to get in touch about the theft of a vehicle in the early hours of October 31. A Gator (small four-wheel quad-type vehicle) was stolen from a property in Holloway Lane, East...

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Lane closures at Countess roundabout

Lane closures at Countess roundabout

Motorist are warned by Highways England to expect delays and slow-moving traffic for the next phase of ground investigation work,  Lane closures at Countess roundabout and its approaches over a six-week start from the evening of next Sunday, November 3. To minimise...

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Hooked on curtains and cushions

Hooked on curtains and cushions

There is nothing like new curtains, roman blinds or cushions to brighten your mood and the home. It is one thing knowing you want a new look in your home but quite another making decisions on what fabrics to use and how much to buy. Valley News discovered that Joanne...

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Riding School’s Memorial Show

Riding School’s Memorial Show

Grovely Riding School’s Memorial Show on August 12 raised funds for Salisbury Hospice and Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal. The annual show, staged in memory of Gemma's horse Teddy, has taken on greater significance after the deaths of friends and horses...

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Campaign to encourage landlords to allow pets

Campaign to encourage landlords to allow pets

By Ali Theobald Cats Protection launched a major new campaign called Purrfect Landlords to help more people living in rented housing own a pet. The aim is to transform renting so that responsible cat ownership benefits landlords and tenants – therefore happy...

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Panda is positive about meditation

Panda is positive about meditation

Teacher Shaula Maitland from Mere, inspires children to meditate with her new book, Positive Panda. Panda introduces children to meditation with a rhyming story, helping them to relax with breathing exercises and visualisations, before sharing 12 inspiring and...

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Blackberries: foraging  for nutrition

Blackberries: foraging for nutrition

By Luzia Barclay "We were walking along the Avon and we noticed the abundance of blackberries ripening at the speed of light. As the days go by they become sweeter." "Blackberries are high in vitamin C, which makes important proteins, neurotransmitters and improves...

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Revealed, after centuries hidden away

Revealed, after centuries hidden away

By Katrina ffiske The Father Willis organ has been removed piece by piece by Harrison & Harrison for restoration. The removal has meant that Emily Naish, the Archivist at the Cathedral, and the organist John Challenger have been able to dig into corners of the...

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Obituary: Lifetime achiever

Obituary: Lifetime achiever

Frank Coombes sadly passed away on Tuesday, August 13, with his loving family by his side – Liz, Matt and Ben – after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He lived in Barford St Martin, and from diagnosis, he managed an amazing 13 months. He saw his son Matthew...

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Gunner Molly made her mark

Gunner Molly made her mark

By Viktor Berg “Well, I had to do something,” Molly Clarke said about why she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1941 to play her part in World War 2. At 98 years old, she is still full of energy, lives completely independently and only stopped driving (!)...

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Ian saved a King

Ian saved a King

'Work hard and play hard' - an autobiography By Ian Harris 'Work hard and Play Hard' vividly describes the life and work of Ian Harris. Born in Aylesford in Kent, he moved to East Africa in the late 1950s to become a general commodity broker. He was present during the...

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Para-Olympian prospect displays talent

Para-Olympian prospect displays talent

A display of dressage to music by local rider Tom Dyer, 20, (pictured) is on Sunday, September 15 at Wilton branch of Riding for the Disabled, at 1pm. Tom, who was born and brought up in Bowerchalke, is currently training for the National Dressage Para Team. He has...

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Fight the flea enemy

Fight the flea enemy

At this time of year, it is important to keep up with flea treatments for your cats. The ideal temperature for fleas is 70-85 F, 21-29 C, as they can breed faster in warm and humid weather. It is much harder to treat a flea infestation, which can take weeks or months...

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Summer time – cats get itchy!

Summer time – cats get itchy!

By Peter Coleshaw It's harvest mite time again. For those who have not come across these before they are salmon-pink beasties (pictured) that jump onto your cat en-mass, taking residence in very specific places such as ear folds, between toes and on the face. Cats...

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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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Obituary – Robin Rhind-Tutt, 1941-2019

Obituary – Robin Rhind-Tutt, 1941-2019

Robin Rhind-Tutt 1941-2019 - a South Wiltshire man who became a legend in sidecarcross worldwide. Charles Norman Rhind-Tutt (known as Rob or Robin) was born to Charles and Maggie (Petty) at Berwick St James in March 1941. He was their only child as his father...

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Chamber hears John Glen’s views on connecting business

Chamber hears John Glen’s views on connecting business

A large gathering of business leaders at a networking breakfast in Churchfields Industrial Estate discussed the topic of “Connecting Churchfields”. Minister and Salisbury MP John Glen gave a presentation and Salisbury Chamber of Commerce president Andy Rhind-Tutt took...

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Review: Relatively speaking, uplifting

Review: Relatively speaking, uplifting

By Katrina ffiske Salisbury Playhouse opened its Autumn season with a true theatrical bang. Relatively Speaking, is a fast-paced, beautifully-crafted comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Done badly, it can be a disaster: done well, it is a joy to watch, and this excellent...

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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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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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Video: UTC Students join the Army for a day

Salisbury’s UTC invited the British Army’s professional communicators to engage students in various STEM-related activities to develop ‘employability skills’. On Wednesday, January 16, the Royal Signals worked with...

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Video: Fresh air education centre opens

A newly-opened private nursery in Crockerton, near Warminster, has taken outdoor learning to another level by letting the children interact with animals. The Learning Meadow for children aged two to five years old,...

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Video: Yobs destroy festive spirit in Salisbury

Police in Salisbury are urging parents to ensure they take responsibility for their children after incidents involving a small group of youths in the city during the festive period.  Two youths were caught on camera hanging on to the back...

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Video: Christmas celebrations raise £1,700

It was a night of festivities in St. John’s Place, Lower Bemerton, on Friday, December 7, at the Salisbury Committee for Cancer Research’s annual Christmas Celebrations.To raise money for cancer research , the...

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Family day raises more than £14k

This year’s Fabulous Family Fun Day at Salisbury Rugby Club on Saturday, May 11 was again a major success as it raised more than £14,000 for Salisbury Hospice. The sixth annual event had live bands on stage, a 16-team...

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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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