Drama group remembers heroine of First World War

Salisbury Journal:

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

IN June 1915, armed only with a bicycle, her wits and a burning journalistic ambition, a young woman named Dorothy Lawrence set out from England determined to reach the frontline of fighting in northern France.

New reservoir under construction

Salisbury Journal:

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MASSIVE £230million project that will guarantee the water supply for people living in Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset for the next 25 years is reaching a crucial stage.

Cathedral Close traffic experiment comes to an end

Salisbury Journal:

3:23pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE traffic flow experiment through Salisbury’s Cathedral Close ends this weekend with opinion divided on whether it has been a triumph or a flop.

Bike robbery in Tidworth

12:44pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist had his bike stolen near Tidworth at 2.10pm on Sunday.

La Mollina tapas restaurant to close

Salisbury Journal:

12:15pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ANOTHER independent Salisbury business is closing its doors, blaming high rents, business rates and car parking charges.

Violent crime up in Salisbury

Salisbury Journal:

10:52am Wednesday 27th August 2014

VIOLENT crime in Salisbury is up by 4.1 per cent on last year.

Family involved in Longleat crash

Salisbury Journal:

8:37am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A SALISBURY family had a lucky escape after they were involved in a crash at a Wiltshire safari park.

Illegal tobacco on the rise

3:45pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A QUARTER of smokers in Wiltshire use illegal tobacco, one of the highest rates in the south west, according to the director of public health in the county.

Volunteers set for flood response

Salisbury Journal:

3:12pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEXT time large-scale flooding hits the country, Salisbury will be ready thanks to a new voluntary organisation.

International visitors flock to Salisbury

Salisbury Journal:

11:54am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEW figures released by VisitBritain reveal a sharp rise in the number of overseas visitors travelling to Wiltshire for their summer holiday in 2013.

Volunteers needed to help reduce sex crimes

Salisbury Journal:

10:39am Tuesday 26th August 2014

MORE volunteers are needed in Salisbury and across south Wiltshire for a scheme which holds convicted sex offenders to account and, its supporters claim, radically reduces re-offending.

Vintage shop shuts suddenly

Salisbury Journal:

10:06am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE owner of a vintage shop that closed down suddenly is seeking to reassure her clients that their items and money are safe.

Paralympic star appears at charity event

Salisbury Journal:

3:20pm Monday 25th August 2014

TICKETS have gone on sale for an evening with multiple Paralympic gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).

Tidworth is the most "desirable postcode in Britain"

Salisbury Journal:

2:29pm Monday 25th August 2014

THE SP9 postcode – which includes the town of Tidworth and its surrounding villages – has been named the most desir able in England according to Royal Mail.

Wilton housing estate moves forward

1:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

BUYERS are being invited to register their interest in new homes that will be built at a former military base in Wilton.

Field blaze in Durrington

Salisbury Journal:

12:33pm Monday 25th August 2014

A FIRE ripped through a field in Durrington yesterday afternoon coming within 200m of houses, according to eye witnesses.

Retired doctor at forefront of hyperbaric medicine

Salisbury Journal:

9:49am Monday 25th August 2014

A RETIRED doctor has returned from a fact-finding mission to the southern hemisphere to improve our understanding of hyperbaric medicine.

New play equipment for village

9:43am Monday 25th August 2014

WINTERBOURNE Stoke will have a new multi-play area in its park thanks to the Big Lottery Fund.

Drawings of lace on display at musuem

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A NEW exhibition highlighting the intricacies of Downton Lace is opening at Salisbury Museum next month.

Bank holiday car boot sale

10:26am Friday 22nd August 2014

A host of charities will benefit from the Mammoth Car Boot Sale that takes place at the Wilton Estate on Bank Holiday Monday. The sale, which is organised by the Wilton Rotary Club, is from 8am to 1pm, with a £2 entry fee for buyers (£5 before 9am). Seller pitches are between £10 to £25 (no booking is needed). Entrance is from the Netherhampton Road.

Join the Big Drink Debate

1:52pm Friday 22nd August 2014

PEOPLE in Wiltshire are being asked to have their say on the effects of drinking alcohol, by joining in the Big Drink Debate.

Porton Down scientist joins Ebola fight

Salisbury Journal:

12:10pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A SCIENTIST from Porton Down has joined the fight against the Ebola virus in Guinea by working for the EU’s mobile laboratory.

Prize-winning flowers and vegetables in Ebbesbourne Wake

11:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE Ebbesbourne Wake, Fifield Bavant and Alvediston Flower and Vegetable Show took place on Saturday at Ebbesbourne Wake village hall.

All aboard for Imber

10:23am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE Imberbus will run on bank holiday Monday from Warminster to the lost village of Imber and other isolated locations on the Salisbury Plain.

Project will shed new light on heroes

Salisbury Journal:

10:21am Friday 22nd August 2014

A KEEN local historian has taken on a project which promises to shed new light on the First World War heroes from the villages of Quidhampton and Bemerton.

Diamond day for the Roadnights

Salisbury Journal:

4:20pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A DIAMOND couple from Amesbury who met at a friend’s birthday party are celebrating 60 years together today.

A shadow over the success of community garden

Salisbury Journal:

3:53pm Thursday 21st August 2014

IT’S Thursday afternoon, and a group of teenagers under the supervision of youth worker Rose Salmi are toiling away behind Wilton community centre.

Parking consultation planned

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A PRE-CONSULTATION on car parking charges and policies in Salisbury has been completed ahead of a full public consultation that begins in October.

Students collect GCSE results

Salisbury Journal:

11:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

STUDENTS from across the county picked up their GCSE results on Thursday.

Ferrets and falconry at the Wessex Country Fair

Salisbury Journal:

9:54am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE Wessex Country Fair has raised over £18,000 for Salisbury Hospice with a day of activities and entertainment at Wilton House on Saturday.

Fined mother says school holiday policy is "pathetic"

Salisbury Journal:

9:34am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MOTHER of four who was fined for taking her children out of school in the last week of term has described it as “pathetic” that parents can be fined for taking their children on holiday in term time.

Call for action on accident blackspot

Salisbury Journal:

9:21am Thursday 21st August 2014

AN ACTION group is calling for changes to be made to an accident blackspot after four road crashes happened in four weeks.

Stonehenge coaches parking dangerously

Salisbury Journal:

9:14am Thursday 21st August 2014

A PRE-booking system for visitors to Stonehenge may be causing coach drivers to park dangerously on the roadside.

Dognapping prompts warnings for owners

Salisbury Journal: Two dogs getting into the spirit of the Pershore Plum Festival.

11:27am Thursday 21st August 2014

DOG owners are being warned to be on their guard after Hampshire and the New Forest was identified as a hotspot for canine thefts.

Signs on A31

Salisbury Journal:

11:39am Thursday 21st August 2014

ROAD safety campaigners have praised plans they hope will help cut the death rate on a notorious stretch of the A31 by installing scores of new signs.

A class act - A-level results

Salisbury Journal:

11:31am Thursday 21st August 2014

THERE were mass celebrations in schools and colleges as pupils received their A level results.

Flower show’s in bloom

Salisbury Journal:

11:44am Thursday 21st August 2014

BREAMORE Horticulture Society started its birthday celebrations last week by hosting a flower show for everyone to enter.

Touch of magic at village festival

Salisbury Journal:

11:36am Thursday 21st August 2014

IT is a village in the heart of the New Forest that is awash with all things mythical and mystical.

£2m bike plan is turned down

Salisbury Journal: Can you help police reunite these bicycles with their owners?

11:26am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MOVE to abandon £2m plans for a ‘Boris bike’-style scheme in the New Forest is ‘disappointing’, says the company set to run it.

A marathon a month for Mandy

Salisbury Journal:

11:17am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SALISBURY woman has been running a marathon a month for charity as she gears up for one of the toughest challenges in the world - the Marathon des Sables.

Charity helps children with drink and drugs problems

10:33am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NEW provider has been appointed to help children and young people affected by substance misuse.

Police officer resigned after Facebook comment

10:27am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MEMBER of the Wiltshire police force resigned after they made an inappropriate post on the constabulary’s official Facebook site.

Wiltshire officers swoop in London raids

2:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

DETECTIVES from Wiltshire swooped to make dawn arrests in London on Monday as part of an investigation into a £1m courier fraud investigation.

Man 'drank' fish in Neknomination stunt

Salisbury Journal:

2:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

TWO men who “drank” fish in a drunken internet stunt known as Neknomination have been fined by Salisbury Magistrates.

Passengers turfed off bus by "over hours" driver

11:01am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A BUS driver told passengers travelling from Salisbury to Marlborough to get off and wait an hour for the next bus as he had “gone over his hours”.

What an unusual insect

Salisbury Journal:

11:05am Tuesday 19th August 2014

IS it a wasp? Is it a spider? Journal reader Chloe Duncan wasn’t sure either when she discovered this unusual looking insect in her garden. A quick bit of research revealed it is a wasp spider from northern Asia and although they do bite, it is not dangerous and more like a bee or wasp sting.

Teenager assaulted in lay-by

9:51am Tuesday 19th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a teenager was assaulted near Solstice Park on Sunday.

Bird of prey found

Salisbury Journal:

3:41pm Monday 18th August 2014

A BIRD of prey which went missing in Wilton at the weekend has been found safe and well.

New bin delays cause anger

5:28pm Monday 18th August 2014

“WHY are we waiting?” is the cry from some residents in Wiltshire who are wondering why their clapped-out bins have not been replaced.

New challenge for commuters

2:58pm Monday 18th August 2014

CONNECTING Wiltshire has launched a new challenge with sustainable transport charity Sustrans aimed at getting commuters to work in a more environmentally friendly way.


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