Traders make a stand over ‘unjust’ city tax

Salisbury Journal:

6:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

BUSINESSES in Salisbury who voted against the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) are challenging the payments of hundreds of pounds they have to make in contributions to the project.

Revealed – where grammar schools’ students come from

Salisbury Journal:

6:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

SALISBURY’S prestigious grammar schools have released figures revealing which primary schools their Year 7 intake came from, following a Freedom of Information Act request by the Journal.

Castledown radio are looking for recruits

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

ANYONE who has ever fancied working in radio can find out more at Castledown Radio’s recruitment open evening on Tuesday, September 30 from 7pm to 9pm.

Civic honour for market trader Sid Lewis

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A MARKET trader who has earned the slogan “what a fair man” is celebrating 60 years in business.

Connecting Wiltshire website celebrates first birthday

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

WILTSHIRE Council’s travel information service Connecting Wiltshire is celebrating its first birthday.

Residents’ planning views ‘not being aired’

Salisbury Journal:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

SALISBURY City Council’s planning committee members have only spoken at five of the last 19 southern area planning meetings, the Journal has discovered.

What BID has done so far for Salisbury

Salisbury Journal:

6:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

After recent outrage by some traders in Salisbury, due to what they see as the excessive cost of the BID, the Journal takes a look at the work they have done for the city. Since they launched in April they have:

Inspection raises serious concerns about Mental Health Partnership

Salisbury Journal: Care Quality Commission

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

MENTAL health patients are being put at risk in Wiltshire, says the chief inspector of hospitals.

Brave police dog starts retirement

Salisbury Journal:

11:13am Thursday 18th September 2014

HE has sniffed out criminals and followed up plenty of leads.

Campaigners' fear over new homes plan

Salisbury Journal:

12:47pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WORRIED campaigners say they fear plans for 175 new homes won’t be looked at by the Secretary of State before being built, leading to flooding and traffic congestion.

Call for unused footwear

Salisbury Journal:

12:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

UNWANTED footwear is needed to help a Hampshire charity save lives.

Martin Music Festival hits the right notes

Salisbury Journal:

12:22pm Thursday 18th September 2014

TOE-TAPPING music lovers attended the Martin Music Festival on Saturday for 12 hours of back-to-back live performances.

Face paint fundraiser in aid of dog charity

Salisbury Journal:

12:17pm Thursday 18th September 2014

SPECSAVERS in Ringwood is getting into the carnival spirit and will be raising money for Happy Dogs Rescue on Saturday, September 20.

Green houses set to open their doors to the public

Salisbury Journal:

12:09pm Thursday 18th September 2014

GROUPS can attend an East Dorset Community Lunch at Potterne Park in Verwood on Tuesday, October 7 from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

Group to mark 75th anniversary of war

Salisbury Journal:

12:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Friends of the New Forest Airfields are set to mark the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War this month.

Taking in the sights on twinning cycle ride

Salisbury Journal:

11:54am Thursday 18th September 2014

FORDINGBRIDGE Twinning Association member Peter Adams undertook the annual twinning cycle ride, organised by Michel Geslin, president of the Vimoutiers Twinning Committee.

Cyclist’s church fundraiser

Salisbury Journal:

11:51am Thursday 18th September 2014

A FAMILIAR face in the forest has raised funds for an African church from pedal power and the generosity of her supporters.

Artist claims top award

Salisbury Journal:

12:03pm Thursday 18th September 2014

RINGWOOD artist Lindsey Cole has been awarded Wildlife Artist of the Year 2014 by the Society of all Artists for ‘Camera Shy’.

New headteacher arrives

Salisbury Journal:

11:54am Thursday 18th September 2014

INDEPENDENT school Moyles Court is welcoming a new headteacher.

Midwife’s farewell

Salisbury Journal:

11:48am Thursday 18th September 2014

A NURSE who has cared for thousands of babies in the 40 years she has been working in Dorset has retired.

Town gets ready for extravaganza

Salisbury Journal:

11:59am Thursday 18th September 2014

RINGWOOD is gearing up to host one of the biggest volunteer-run carnivals in the country on Saturday.

New defibrillator can be a lifesaver

Salisbury Journal:

11:58am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE first community-access defibrillator has been installed in Bransgore.

Consultation over sites for travellers

Salisbury Journal:

11:52am Thursday 18th September 2014

THREE Dorset councils were set to consult on proposed Gypsy and traveller sites on Monday, September 15.

Brass band seeks aid to cover costs

Salisbury Journal:

11:46am Thursday 18th September 2014

A SUCCESSFUL brass band is appealing for sponsors to help with the costs of attending several prestigious events.

Walk in aid of poorly animals

Salisbury Journal:

11:32am Thursday 18th September 2014

A POPULAR annual fundraiser for starving and poorly hounds takes place this weekend.

Food education programme

Salisbury Journal: Profits at Morrisons supermarket dived by more than half after the supermarket chain's sales were savaged in the industry's ongoing price war.

11:27am Thursday 18th September 2014

MORRISONS is launching the Academy of Food in Verwood, a free education programme designed to help children understand where good food comes from.

Business crime strategy help

Salisbury Journal: L-R: Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council leader Cllr Clive Sanders, Chief Constable Andy Marsh and Chief Inspector Simon Dodds

11:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

BUSINESSES in Hampshire are being asked for their input for a new business crime strategy.

A31 roadworks to be extended

Salisbury Journal: Traffic backs up on the Wessex Way at Springbourne after a crash northbound on the Spur Road between the Cooper Dean and Blackwater junctions. Picture: Richard Crease.

11:19am Thursday 18th September 2014

OVERNIGHT work on a notorious stretch on the A31 around Ringwood has been extended into this week due to delays.

Teens’ skate ramp project

Salisbury Journal: Rodney Clarke will launch series of skateboarding masterclasses at Pioneer

12:02pm Thursday 18th September 2014

TEENAGE skaters and BMX cyclists in Ringwood are campaigning to replace “hazardous” skate ramps at their park.

School looking back over four decades

Salisbury Journal:

11:25am Thursday 18th September 2014

FORDINGBRIDGE Junior School is marking 40 years since it moved into its current building.

Councils claim planning grant

Salisbury Journal: Cllr Ian Monks

11:23am Thursday 18th September 2014

CHRISTCHURCH and East Dorset councils have been awarded a £160,000 grant towards a joint planning system.

Vicar’s war tribute

Salisbury Journal:

11:14am Thursday 18th September 2014

A FORDINGBRIDGE vicar is paying tribute to each man from the town who died in the First World War, on the 100th anniversary of their deaths.

Band’s stirring concert

Salisbury Journal:

11:36am Thursday 18th September 2014

FORDINGBRIDGE-based Hyde Band, right, will be joined by guest soprano soloist Elizabeth Ferrie for an evening of traditional proms music, flag waving and audience participation.

Council chairman launches prize draw

Salisbury Journal:

11:17am Thursday 18th September 2014

A PRIZE draw to win a silk artwork has been launched by Robin Cook, chairman of East Dorset District Council, to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society and The Friends of Victoria Hospital, Wimborne.

Show to go out on tour

Salisbury Journal: DRAMATIC NEWS: Forest Forge Theatre’s The Phoenix and the Carpet

11:34am Thursday 18th September 2014

THESPIANS from Forest Forge in Ringwood will be touring their new production from today (Thursday).

Tributes to Frank Rixon a man who always put others first

Salisbury Journal:

3:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

FAMILY members and charity groups have paid tribute to a prolific fundraiser who spent many years raising money for Guide Dogs for the Blind and the War Veterans’ Association.

PCC will not suspend Chief Constable whilst investigation is on-going

Salisbury Journal:

1:12pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire Angus Macpherson has decided not to suspend Chief Constable Patrick Geenty whilst the investigation by the IPCC is ongoing.

Man jailed for exposing himself in Cathedral Close

Salisbury Journal:

2:55pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

HORRIFIED onlookers watched as a man exposed his buttocks and “parted them in a talking motion” in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close, a court heard.

Earl opens garden haven at hospital

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NEW garden has been opened at Salisbury District Hospital to benefit stroke patients and those awaiting cancer treatment.

Trike gift will help pool victim Jayden’s mobility

Salisbury Journal:

10:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SALISBURY firefighters and Rotarians have helped to fund a £2,700 special bike for an eight-year-old boy who was left severely brain damaged in a swimming pool accident.

Selfless journey of a family struck by tragic loss of son

Salisbury Journal:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WHEN tragedy hit the Burns family with the death of their son, Charlie, it left them utterly devastated. Charlie was only tenyears- old when he died from what is now recognised as Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

New canons announced

Salisbury Journal:

2:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

FOUR new canons are to be installed at Salisbury Cathedral next month.

Godolphin school launch new award

Salisbury Journal:

12:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NEW award scheme has been launched to A-level students at Godolphin School.

Fovant villagers’ DIY flood prevention

Salisbury Journal:

11:05am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE first of many monthly working groups started work to reduce the threat of flooding in Fovant on Saturday.

Celebrities drafted in to get silver surfers using the web

Salisbury Journal:

10:50am Wednesday 17th September 2014

ELDERLY residents of Salisbury are being invited to learn about the web and Skype in a session hosted by two celebrities on Friday.

Pets at Home raise money for Salisbury and District Cats Protection

Salisbury Journal:

10:33am Wednesday 17th September 2014

STAFF at a pets’ store wore fancy dress to raise funds for the Support Adoption for Pets summer campaign.

Invictus Games prove to be success

Salisbury Journal:

3:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

I spent two days at the Invictus Games watching disabled servicemen and women from 14 countries competing is a variety of sports and defeating the life-changing injuries that they have suffered.

Building work under way at Wyvern College

Salisbury Journal:

5:43pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE first weeks of any new school term are always busy but for Wyvern College, in Laverstock, the start of 2014/15 academic year has brought added excitement.

Chief Constable "shocked" by allegations

Salisbury Journal:

5:13pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE Chief Inspector of Wiltshire Police has issued a statement defending himself against the accusations that he withheld information relating to a sexual abuse allegation in 2009.

Life expectancy continues to rise

Salisbury Journal:

4:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

LIFE expectancy for Wiltshire men has risen again as people live longer in the county compared to the rest of the country.







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