Salisbury announced as one of the top ten cities to visit in the world

Salisbury Journal:

5:07pm Monday 20th October 2014

SALISBURY has been announced as one of the top cities to visit in the world by the guidebook Lonely Planet in its Best in Travel 2015.

Woman and teenager charged after knifepoint robbery

Salisbury Journal: Wiltshire police investigating serious sexual assault

6:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WOMAN and a teenage boy were charged yesterday following a knifepoint robbery at the Spar in Tidworth last week.

Is eighth century poem about Stonehenge?

Salisbury Journal:

1:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN ancient poem believed to have been written about Bath could in fact be the earliest writing ever discovered about Stonehenge, according to an academic expert.

Painting masterpieces by art forger to go under hammer

Salisbury Journal:

12:56pm Monday 20th October 2014

A NEW auction house in Wilton is selling a collection of paintings by the master forger Eric Hebborn – who spent nearly 15 years deceiving art experts around the world before being uncovered.

Head chef at Salisbury restaurant works on Scorsese film

Salisbury Journal:

10:20am Monday 20th October 2014

THE head chef of Cactus Jacks swapped his day job at the restaurant for a role as food designer on Martin Scorsese’s new film Tomorrow, which is being produced by Salisbury native Dean Woodford.

Thousands of pounds raised for breast cancer unit campaign

Salisbury Journal:

12:08pm Monday 20th October 2014

PEOPLE across Salisbury and south Wiltshire are getting behind the Journal-backed campaign to raise £750,000 for a dedicated breast unit at Salisbury District Hospital.

Symbolic coins tell story of Belgian war refugees

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

LYING in the dust and muck on the floor of a barn in Farley, eagle-eyed Chris Walker spotted two tiny coins.

Fifth birthday for Salisbury Child Contact Centre

Salisbury Journal:

4:58pm Monday 20th October 2014

VOLUNTEERS at the Salisbury Child Contact Centre celebrated the centre’s fifth anniversary at the weekend.

Charter fair returns to city

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

SALISBURY’S annual Charter Fair returns to the city this evening (Sunday), with the official opening at 7pm. 

Rosie the star attraction in Amesbury

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6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

ROSIE the spaniel was the centre of attention at Amesbury Archer School during a visit from the Dogs Trust.

Bishopstone to host From Here to Absurdity

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

THE quick-fire satirical sketch show From Here to Absurdity is about to start the southern leg of its operation, and will perform at Bishopstone Village Hall next Sunday (October 26) as part of its current UK tour.

Dinosaurs in Salisbury proving a big hit

Salisbury Journal:

11:50am Saturday 18th October 2014

GIANT dinosaurs have taken up residence at a Salisbury DIY store, ready to entrance young visitors.

Invictus participants recognised at Local Hero Awards

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

COMPETITORS from the Armed Forces who took part in the maiden Invictus Games were presented with a special Local Heroes award.

Thieves steal off-road motorbike

Salisbury Journal:

12:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

POLICE are appealing information after thieves stole an off-road motorbike from a garage in Tidworth.

Medical person award: Family doctor is just ‘unique’

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

BETHAN Whitworth won the Medical Person category after helping a man recover from a serious accident six years ago.

Foster carer award won by couple who have looked after children for 20 years

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

JANE and Colin Smith won the Foster Carers of the Year category after fostering children of all ages for more than 20 years.

Plans for major solar park get rejected

Salisbury Journal:

5:28pm Friday 17th October 2014

PLANS for a 40-hectare solar park near Coombe Bissett have been rejected by the Southern Area Planning Committee, to the relief of campaigners.

Casanova in Love at Bowerchalke Village Hall

Salisbury Journal: Pip Utton as Churchill

3:52pm Friday 17th October 2014

PIP Utton will be performing his new, highly acclaimed show Casanova in Love at Bowerchalke Village Hall tomorrow.

Gas mask-wearing robber holds up shop at knife point

Salisbury Journal:

11:21am Friday 17th October 2014

A ROBBER wearing a gas mask ran off with cash and cigarettes after threatening a shop assistant in Tidworth with a knife.

Sinister element to funfair vandal attack

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A FUNFAIR in Wilton was attacked by vandals on Friday night, with power cables cut and signs posted saying: “Please don’t come back”.

Wiltshire Council set to broadcast meetings

Salisbury Journal: Wiltshire Council leader  Jane Scott has now defended the big rise in councillors’ allowances which were approved in November

2:47pm Friday 17th October 2014

WILTSHIRE Council will make history on Tuesday by broadcasting a full council meeting live on the web for the first time.

Good neighbour award: Gong for ‘driving force’ Janet

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A FOUNDER member and “the driving force” behind Martin village shop won the Good Neighbour Award.

Schizophrenics ‘badly let down’

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

SUCCESSFUL Salisburybased artist Ingrid Walker, 33, is due to exhibit her work in London.

David Ferris wins Carer of the Year

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

DAVID Ferris has won the Carer of the Year category for his work helping children with autism.

Two local businesses come together for a special photo shoot

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

TWO very different local businesses have collaborated on a unique photo shoot to help promote both firms.

Call for new centre during World Mental Health Day

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Amesbury Mental Health Support Group held an event at Antrobus House to mark World Mental Health Day on Friday.

Transplant gives hero Jess a second chance

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A TEENAGER who was only expected to live until Christmas is doing “miraculously” well after a lung transplant gave her a second chance.

A338 reopens after four vehicle crash

Salisbury Journal:

9:28am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE A338 has reopened following a four vehicle accident that took place near Charlton-All-Saints.

Posthumous fundraiser award for hero Jess

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A FUNDRAISER who died in a motorbike accident was recognised for his charity work at the Local Hero Awards.

Five councillors and clerk quit suddenly

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE sudden resignation of several councillors, the chairman and the clerk from Idmiston Parish Council is believed to be linked to a bitter row over a new housing development.

Charlotte Robertson secures second place at Miss Pole Dance UK

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A SALISBURY woman has earned a trip of a lifetime to China to compete in the World Pole Dancing Championship next spring.

Wheelchair world record finally set one year after being denied by technical problems

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A FUNDRAISER from Salisbury has broken the Guinness World Record for pushing an occupied wheelchair 100 miles after being denied recognition for completing the same 24-hour challenge last year.

Foresters Day Centre win Community Group Award

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

FORESTERS Day Centre in Salisbury was the winner of the Community Group Award.

Annual Charter Fair set to return to the city on Sunday

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

SALISBURY’S annual Charter Fair will return to the city from Sunday (October 19) to Wednesday (October 22).

A decade of listening in Salisbury

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE Listening Place is marking ten years of letting people talk freely.

Family at the heart of Playhouse half-term festival

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

SALISBURY Playhouse has a wide range of shows and activities for all ages this half term as part of the 2014 Family Arts Festival.

Officers resort to food voucher use

Salisbury Journal:

11:02am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE chief of Hampshire’s rank and file officers has revealed pay reforms are forcing more police officers to resort to using food vouchers to feed their families.

Fire service could lose £1m

Salisbury Journal: A fire engine arrives at the National Access Dinghy Championships

11:14am Thursday 16th October 2014

DORSET'S fire service could lose £1million in planned savings if proposals for a merger with Wiltshire and Swindon do not go ahead on time.

Storage warning made to all firearms owners

Salisbury Journal:

10:57am Thursday 16th October 2014

DORSET Police are warning all firearms owners in the county they must ensure their guns are being stored securely.

Drivers warned to beware of deer

Salisbury Journal: No extra seer culls in Forest

10:42am Thursday 16th October 2014

DRIVERS are being warned to take extra care after the New Forest and parts of Hampshire were named as one of the worst areas for accidents involving deer.

Fisherman’s new book ready to hook readers

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A FISHERMAN from Ringwood is hoping to reel in thousands of readers after penning a second book – A Keepnet Full of Dreams.

She was a real doll

Salisbury Journal:

11:09am Thursday 16th October 2014

Tribute to Daphne Gordon

Alliance criticises cost of cycle hire proposal

Salisbury Journal:

10:39am Thursday 16th October 2014

PUBLIC spending watchdogs say £84,000 of taxpayers’ money was “frittered away” by the New Forest National Park Authority (NPA) on devising the plans for a Boris Bikes-style scheme in Hampshire.

Getting ready for Exercise Wessex Storm

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

SAPPERS from 33 Armoured Engineer Squadron, 26 Engineer Regiment, based at Perham Down, have been out on the Salisbury Plain Training Area rehearsing the use of air transportation of bridging equipment to gain maximum effect in minimum time.

Brigade raises its flag at HQ

Salisbury Journal:

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

1st ARTILLERY Brigade, which takes over the regional responsibilities for the South West from 43 (Wessex) Brigade next January, raised its flag at the Home of the Royal Artillery in Larkhill in a ceremony recently.

Superheroes to the rescue!

Salisbury Journal:

11:07am Thursday 16th October 2014

PUPILS at St James First School in Alderholt became caped crusaders for the day as everyone celebrated their favourite superheroes.

Bike events work in tandem

Salisbury Journal:

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

THOUSANDS of riders cruised through the New Forest as two mass cycling events operated successfully in tandem at the weekend.

Pick up some tasty produce

Salisbury Journal:

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

HAMPSHIRE Farmers’ Markets’ next monthly market at The Furlong in Ringwood is this Saturday.

Birthday tree planting

Salisbury Journal:

10:55am Thursday 16th October 2014

TINY Jack Corlett celebrated his first birthday at Fordingbridge Day Nursery by helping the town’s Mayor Malcolm Connolly plant an apple tree, pictured right, and say a huge “Thank You” to everyone who worked hard to open the new nursery.

Scouts’ campaign to fix leaking roof

Salisbury Journal:

10:41am Thursday 16th October 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been launched by 1st Fordingbridge Scouts to replace their leaking roof before the rain sets in.






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