FLOWERS and art crammed every corner of Ellingham Parish Church near Ringwood at the weekend as the church celebrated its 850th anniversary with a festival.
IN this column, I try to address the principal concerns that people have written to me about, so this week I write, yet again, about same-sex marriage.
I COULD have been watching England in the Euros instead of writing this, but it’s too stressful for me. While I always wish our national team well, family life with three Spurs fans has confirmed my suspicion that the best way to avoid ultimate…
SOLDIERS are relearning their urban warfare skills in a new course at Copehill Down.
A FREE holiday play scheme in Ringwood is back again this year.
THE 2012 Pain on the Plain cycling event will take place at Tedworth House over the weekend of July 7 and 8 and promises to be a memorable day, with more than 500 riders expected.
WITH recent reports of phosphorus bombs and Second World War hand grenades being found locally, I decided to visit the local bomb disposal unit to find out more about their work.
BREAMORE School pupils took part in a Local Food and Sustainability Week.
THE question of Salisbury parking charges continues to be raised often with the view that councillors don’t care about them.
HOW refreshing to read so many letters in last week’s postbag from people who enjoyed the Jubilee celebrations. And what a contrast to the catalogue of moans and groans from your other correspondents.
REFERENCE your article about hospital staff pay cuts (Journal, June 14) - if you haven’t got your health, then life’s a different ball game.
I, TOO, feel devastated over the closure of the Salisbury Pet Stores.
A WOMAN died in a collision with a car travelling in the opposite direction in Holmsley.
THANK you to the very generous public who supported South Wilts Mencap on a sunny Saturday in May.
EVERY day, more than 1,500 people die as a result of armed violence and conflict. That’s more than one person a minute.
IN the last few years the use of farrowing crates has been banned, the veal calf pens have also been banned. This year, the use of battery cages has also been banned.
ON behalf of Salisbury Sea Cadet Unit I would like to express my sincere thanks to Tesco (Southampton Road), for giving us permission to do a sponsored row, bag-packing and a collection at their store on Saturday last.
ON behalf of the fete committee, I would like to thank everyone who made the Whiteparish All Saints’ Church and School fete a huge success.
HISTORIC firm Wilton Carpets has invested in the latest technology to market its products.
THE Olympic Games are expected to bring increased demand for all things sporty this summer.
A COUPLE who run a fish and chip shop in Ludgershall have been recognised for their support of Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service.
INDEPENDENT businesses are asking Salisbury shoppers to spend at least £10 with them as plans for a forthcoing Independents’ Week move forward.
A WHITEPARISH company which received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise has met with business minister Mark Prisk as he begins the search for new firms worthy of the prestigious award.
THE Beckford Arms at Tisbury has been honoured with an Alastair Sawday’s pub award.
A THREE-bedroom house is the prize in a charity competition being run by housebuilder Persimmon Homes to celebrate its 40th birthday.
GOSPEL singers from Northern Ireland, Solid Ground, will be performing at Poulner Baptist Church, near Ringwood on Friday at 7.30pm.
SALISBURY amateur dramatic company Studio Theatre will be treading the boards in Stratfordupon- Avon this summer after winning the final of the first ever Open Stages National Shakespeare competition.
FOLLOWING the success of the inaugural 2011 event, the Ashley Wood Festival 2012 takes place from June 29 to July 1 at the unusual location of Ashley Wood Farm on the outskirts of Tisbury.
DAVID Halls, Salisbury Cathedral’s director of music, performs a recital of music with links to the cathedral, its history or surroundings on a new DVD, The Grand Organ of Salisbury Cathedral.
YOUNG film-makers from the Salisbury area are set to be part of a documentary film crew recording an archaeological dig on Salisbury Plain.
FOR Salisbury Musical Society’s summer concert on Saturday, the choir will sing Haydn’s ‘Nelson’ Mass and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem.
THE Cloisters at Salisbury Cathedral have been transformed into an Avenue of Champions with Ben Dearnley’s bronze and marble sculptures of Olympians and Paralympians.
COMEDY, epic drama, world premieres, pantomime, musical comedy, theatre for young people and visits by theatre companies from across the south west all feature in Salisbury Playhouse’s autumn season announced on Friday by the theatre’s artistic…
A MOUNTAIN bike worth £700 was stolen from a Ringwood pub car park.
HELLO everyone and welcome to the Journal Gang.
SHOPKEEPER Dave Tree was bemused when he arrived to open up last Wednesday and found the entrance to his toy store sealed off by a health and safety-conscious glazier.
DESPITE this constituency being by no means one of the furthest flung from Westminster, there are weeks when I feel I am clocking up more than my share of miles.
BUZZARDS on shooting estates could be taken into captivity and their nests destroyed as part of government proposals to control escalating numbers of birds of prey in England.
THE Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) introduced newregulations in May to put the Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) scheme on a more predictable and sustainable footing for householders, businesses and the solar industry.
THE June meeting was a do-it-yourself afternoon as there was no speaker.
MEMBERS had a treat on June 12 when Anthea Streeter took them through the history of London from Roman days to the 21st century with the help of pictures.
THE annual garden party held on June 11 at Sue Bourne’s was a little different this year owing to the monsoon–like weather.
LOCAL councillor and recently-appointed Sarum Counselling trustee Jo Broom spoke to an audience at Sarum Counselling’s annual meeting about the varied and valuable service offered by Salisbury Walk-in Health Clinic to people in the city.
A CONCERT by the Dun Valley Singers was held in Pitton Village Hall to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
IN the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year the village hall, bedecked with union flags and bunting, was the setting for Winterslow Singers and friends to celebrate all things British.
IN June, the group welcomed John Clark as the speaker.
DUE to a spell of unseasonably cool and unreliable weather, the group’s annual garden meeting was held indoors in Dinton Village Hall on Wednesday, June 13.
WITH All The World’s A Stage as its theme, the group, on June 12, was treated to a tour of Salisbury's historic entertainment sites.
SWAN Advocacy has launched a new website.
THE jury at the trial of three people charged with the murder of Semley man Lennie Adams has been hearing evidence from a forensics expert.