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Sometimes a little change must be embraced

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

I’M saying farewell to the Journal this week, and moving home to Cornwall.

Parents and children rock out to Queen

10:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

WE were spoilt for choice round here last week.

Olivia! at Newton Tony Primary

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CHILDREN at Newton Tony Primary School have been back to Victorian London this week in their own special version of one of the nation’s favourite musicals.

Sainsbury's to raise money for hospice

Salisbury Journal:

1:51pm Monday 21st July 2014

CUSTOMERS at the Sainsbury's store in the Maltings have chosen Salisbury Hospice Charity as the supermarket's charity of the year..

Fun day at Willowcroft

Salisbury Journal:

1:43pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FUN day was held at Willowcroft Care Home in Salisbury on Friday, with entertainment of all kinds, a raffle, ball pool, barbecue and bouncy castle.

Award for battling addiction

Salisbury Journal:

12:02pm Monday 21st July 2014

AN award named after a man who overcame his own problems with addiction before devoting his time to helping others do the same has been presented for the first time.

Back to the '60s at Christ the King

Salisbury Journal:

1:20pm Sunday 20th July 2014

IT was flower power, flares and peace all round at Christ the King School in Amesbury on Friday.

Memorial garden unveiled at Exeter House

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A SPECIAL memorial garden has been opened at Exeter House School in Salisbury.

Defence employees join London Pride

Salisbury Journal:

11:50am Thursday 17th July 2014

A GROUP of workers from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), which is based at Porton Down, took part in the Pride parade in London.

What could go wrong with a family game?

9:57am Thursday 17th July 2014

IT was my son’s eleventh birthday on Saturday.

Prince Harry plays in Rundle Cup

4:53pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

PRINCE Harry helped the Army team to victory against the Royal Navy at the annual Rundle Cup polo match at Tidworth Polo Club on Saturday.

Praise for UTC

2:37pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

SALISBURY’S University Technical College (UTC) has been praised by a Government Minister for its “commitment and energy” before it has even opened.

Military Wives to sing at Albert Hall

2:12pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THREE members of Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir have been chosen to join BBC choirmaster Gareth Malone at a special Prom to be held at the Royal Albert Hall to commemorate the First World War.

Celebrating Winterbourne play equipment

2:05pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

NEW play equipment for children in the Winterbournes is to be celebrated at a family fun event on Sunday.

Woodford Valley poppies remember the fallen

Salisbury Journal:

1:02pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

POPPIES have always been a poignant symbol of the battlefields of the First World War, and at Woodford Valley Primary Academy in Middle Woodford the children have been using images of the flower to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict.

Sutton Veny Flower Show

Salisbury Journal:

11:15am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A PERFECT afternoon of sunshine greeted the more than a thousand people visited the annual Sutton Veny Flower Show on Saturday.

St Francis Church Ball

Salisbury Journal:

10:55am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A BALL was held at St Francis Church in Salisbury to raise money for an extension to the community rooms.

World record broken at fire station

Salisbury Journal:

4:43pm Monday 14th July 2014

A WORLD record was broken at Salisbury Fire Station at the weekend.

Kitten homing day

Salisbury Journal:

11:11am Monday 14th July 2014

PEOPLE interested in rehoming a kitten are being invited to come along to a kitten homing day in Salisbury next weekend.

100th birthday for Louisa

Salisbury Journal:

9:25am Monday 14th July 2014

FAMILY and friends gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of a resident at Wessex Care's Kimberly House Nursing Home, celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday.

Young photographers triumph in competition

Salisbury Journal:

7:20am Sunday 13th July 2014

SALISBURY college students have won top honours in a photography competition to capture a day in the life of a care home.

Crackdown on drink driving

1:24pm Friday 11th July 2014

WILTSHIRE Police have successfully backed a national campaign clamping down on drink and drug driving.

Police name boy, three, who died after falling into a swimming pool

12:14pm Friday 11th July 2014

POLICE have named a three-year-old boy who died after falling into a swimming pool in Upavon on Wednesday.

Joseph is commissioned as officer

Salisbury Journal:

11:10am Saturday 12th July 2014

A MIDSHIPMAN from Salisbury has celebrated his formal commissioning as a Royal Navy Officer on parade at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC).

Police recover scrambler bike

3:03pm Thursday 10th July 2014

POLICE recovered a green Kawasaki scrambler bike whilst carrying out investigations at a property in Coombe Bissett on Wednesday, May 7.

Funding boost for cathedral

Salisbury Journal:

12:09pm Thursday 10th July 2014

SALISBURY Cathedral has been given £485,000 towards repairs.

Tisbury Carnival appeal for more entries

11:21am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE organisers of Tisbury Carnival are appealing from more entries. The carnival royals crowning ceremony was held in the village on Saturday.

Codford badge gets a clean

Salisbury Journal:

11:16am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE Australian Badge carved into the hillside at Lamb Down in Codford was spruced up with its annual clean on Saturday.

Traders' kindness boosts Durrington school fete

Salisbury Journal:

11:13am Thursday 10th July 2014

KIND hearted shop workers from Salisbury helped a school summer fete go with a swing on Friday.

Vote of confidence as arts festival gets funding

11:08am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival has been confirmed as part of the Arts Council England’s prestigious national portfolio of arts organisations for three years from 2015.

Takeaway plan for Market Place

11:07am Thursday 10th July 2014

CHINESE takeaway chain Hotcha has announced it hopes to open a new takeaway in Salisbury as part of its national expansion programme.

An unlikely candidate for next top chef

Salisbury Journal: Christopher Biggins with Playhouse stalwarts Alison Pascalidis, Alan Corkill, Jane Ware, Peter Brown, Arthur Millie, Sonia Woolley and Sebastian Warrick.

11:03am Thursday 10th July 2014

I’M ashamed to say I let out a little squeak of glee at the start of the latest series of Celebrity Masterchef.

Private fostering is subject to checks

2:20pm Thursday 10th July 2014

EVERYBODY has a role in keeping children safe is the message from Wiltshire Council in Private Foster Week.

Lessons are learned from Milford history

Salisbury Journal:

10:55am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE Milford Street project is an innovative community drive to record first person histories of the city, using recordings of people’s memories to preserve them for the future.

Cops and robbers carnival in Pitton

Salisbury Journal:

11:46am Tuesday 8th July 2014

ROBBERS roamed Pitton at the weekend – but there was no need to worry as the cops weren’t far behind.

Civic Society award scheme to recognise renovation

1:31pm Monday 7th July 2014

THIS year’s Salisbury Civic Society Awards scheme will recognise outstanding work to existing buildings in south Wiltshire.

Community rallies to support hospice nurses

Salisbury Journal:

12:10pm Monday 7th July 2014

NURSES from Julia’s House hospice have been thrilled by the response they have received from Wiltshire residents and businesses after appealing for a ‘hot desk’ to work from in central Salisbury.

Burglary at Alderbury Post Office

Salisbury Journal:

11:54am Monday 7th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Alderbury.

New gallery set to open

3:11pm Friday 4th July 2014

ANTHROPOLOGIST and BBC TV Coast and Origins of Us presenter Dr Alice Robertswill open Salisbury Museum’s new £2.4m Wessex Gallery on Saturday.

Emily, six, inspires skipathon

Salisbury Journal:

12:18pm Friday 4th July 2014

A SIX-year-old with a heart condition inspired her friends to hold a fundraising skipathon.

Fun evening at Wellington Academy

11:49am Friday 4th July 2014

A FUN evening of food and drink is on offer at Wellington Academy next Thursday.

Cream Tea Sunday at community farm

4:26pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THERE will be fun for all the family at an event at River Bourne Community Farm in Laverstock at the weekend.

IB accolade for Trafalgar

Salisbury Journal:

2:15pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

TRAFALGAR School at Downton is the only state comprehensive in the country to have been awarded the accolade of International Baccalaureate World School for its Middle Years Programme.

A fond farewell to Peter

Salisbury Journal:

12:56pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

STAFF from across Salisbury District Hospital bid farewell to Peter Wells who has retired as decontamination and sterile services manager after 31 years of service to the NHS in Salisbury.

Chalke Valley History Festival takes visitors back in time

Salisbury Journal:

11:35am Thursday 3rd July 2014

SPITFIRES and Mustangs flew overhead, musketeers, soldiers and archers roamed around in the sunshine and historians, authors and politicians from far and wide entertained listeners with a wide range of talks at the Chalke Valley History Festival.

It seems history is the secret key to happiness

10:16am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE Chalke Valley History Festival always provides fun times, whether history’s your thing or not.

Sports activities over school holidays

4:16pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

YOUNG sports fans can take part in athletics camps being run in Salisbury and Tidworth over the summer.

Autism awareness tour

9:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

AN awareness tour with a difference begins this week as people are being encouraged to share their experiences of autism by sitting on a sofa in the middle of the High Street.

Funding for sports clubs

2:49pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

SPORTS clubs in Wiltshire have been awarded £3,000 to help them encourage more people into sport.

Marking Armed Forces Day

Salisbury Journal:

11:57am Tuesday 1st July 2014

PEOPLE paid tribute to past, present and future personnel in Salisbury’s Market Place on Sunday as part of this year’s Armed Forces Day.

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