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Council supports 32 local causes

Community grants totalling more than £26,000 have been awarded by Shaftesbury Town Council to 32 community organisations benefiting the town. It is providing another 19 organisations with support in kind valued at  £7,000. Councillors made recommendations to the...

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We’re going to the zoo

About 1,500 Girl Guides, Rainbows, Brownies, and Rangers from South West England took over Chessington World of Adventures for a fun-filled thrilling day at the theme park. In true Girlguiding fashion, despite the rain, the girls conquered fears on rollercoasters,...

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Wildlife Trust in wildlife protection rally

After Wiltshire and Salisbury city councils declaration of a climate emergency, about 50 supporters from the county will lobby MPs at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday, June 26, to call on politicians to do more to protect wildlife and ‘end the UK’s contribution...

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Councils declare climate emergency

Wiltshire Council has been joined by Salisbury City Council in tackling the growing concerns about climate change. Salisbury Council declared a climate emergency at its meeting on June 17 in The Guildhall. The council “acknowledged Wiltshire Council’s declaration of...

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Sharon tribute

Chalke Valley Stores and Hub in Broad Chalke said a final goodbye to their manager Sharon since September 2015 to manage the increasingly busy Coffee Shop. As well as forming the friendly and welcoming social heart of the HUB for the local community, the Coffee Shop...

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First bottle re-fill station is on-stream

The first bottle re-fill station in Salisbury is to be turned on with high ceremony, and the station is said to be already used widely in the Market Place. Salisbury City Council’s ceremonial switch-on includes a plaque unveiling, in partnership with Wessex Water. The...

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Woman assaulted in city centre

A 25-year-old woman was assaulted in Salisbury and her attacker used a glass bottle causing small scratches and cuts to the right side of her face. The assault was between 11pm and 11.30pm on Thursday, June 13, between Greggs and the entrance to The Maltings car park...

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Free VIP afternoon cream tea for veterans

Armed Forces veterans are invited to a VIP afternoon cream tea as part of the celebrations for Armed Forces Day National Event in Salisbury. The city-based bakery firm Nicholas & Harris are providing the teas in the SSAFA VIP marquee on Hudson’s Field, Salisbury,...

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Minister turns down MP’s gas plant request

South West Wilts MP Andrew Murrison has been told by Minister Kit Malthouse that his request to call in an application for the proposed Westbury gasification plant has been turned down but the MP is pressing Wiltshire planners to try to get the plan turned down. Dr...

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Small businesses sidelined by MoD, says FSB

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is side-lining small businesses by underusing them according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Urgent action is needed or it would fail to meet its required SME spend target, a report claims. Central Government should create a...

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Openreach trials help upgrade connections

Openreach is conducting two trials – in Salisbury and Mildenhall – to prepare the UK for the nationwide upgrade to full fibre and ‘All-IP’ technologies. The move is part of its ongoing work with providers to withdraw ageing telephone and broadband infrastructure and...

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Burglary in Durrington

Police report a vehicle was stolen in Durrington and a man is in custody on suspicion of burglary. Yesterday morning, June 17, at about 6.40am a caller reported a burglary at a house in Bulford Hill. Keys to the victim’s vehicle were taken and a vehicle was missing....

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Computer addict aged 71 found dead

The body of a ‘one legged’ pensioner ‘addicted’ to his computer was found very badly decomposed in his home. An inquest in Salisbury, Wiltshire, was told Edwin Brooks, aged 71, was found in a very badly decomposed state in his home on June 5. He had to be identified...

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South Wilts miss out on top spot

By Roy Honeybone South Wilts having had two games cancelled because of the weather found themselves playing ‘catch-up’ if they were to regain leadership of the Southern Premier Cricket league. Sadly, things didn’t go according to plan. Having lost the toss and been...

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Unitary by-elections test Tory faithful

Residents in the electoral divisions of Westbury North and Trowbridge Drynham get the chance to test Tory popularity when two Wiltshire Council unitary by-elections are held in July. The by-election for Trowbridge Drynham is on July 4, and in Westbury North on July...

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Murder investigation after A303 collision

Police launched a murder investigation aftera collision on the A303 on Friday afternoon, July 21. A car collided with a man on the A303 Eastbound near Solstice Park at about 4.50pm and the vehicle involved failed to stop. The injured man, aged 63, was taken to...

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Pupils meet police dogs

More than 20 pupils from Morgan's Vale and Woodfalls Church of England Primary School went to Police HQ in Devizes on June 12 to meet some police dogs and Wiltshire’s retiring Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson. Last year, when studying heroes, a pupil...

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Jobs For You

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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Weekend Chef – Shaftesbury

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a reliable, creative and effective Weekend Chef in a local school. Working Term Saturdays and Sundays 08:00 - 20:00, we are looking for an individual who will be able to cover Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for up to 90...

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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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Weekend Chef – Shaftesbury

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a reliable, creative and effective Weekend Chef in a local school. Working Term Saturdays and Sundays 08:00 - 20:00, we are looking for an individual who will be able to cover Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for up to 90...

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Valley Features

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

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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Service to the community awarded

Muzib Rahman, owner and manager of Agra, the Indian restaurant in Warminster, was awarded the 2018 Civic Award on Saturday, October 20, for his services to Warminster community. He took over the restaurant on East Street in 1984, he has raised thousands of pounds for...

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Breakfast with Giant Peach

By Katrina ffiske What better way to get the creative and business brain cells going than attending one of Giant Peach's Higher Growth Collective breakfasts? At Bird and Carter, Wilton a group of diverse companies gathered over bacon sandwiches, croissant and coffee....

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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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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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