Thousands have a great summer festival in Fordingbridge

Salisbury Journal:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

NEARLY 3,000 people are estimated to have descended upon the rec in Fordingbridge for a fabulous sixth summer festival.

Field fire near Shrewton

5:28pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a field fire in Rollestone, near Shrewton this afternoon.

Father of two, 49, killed himself after break-up

1:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FATHER of two from Fordingbridge killed himself after he failed to get back together with his ex-fiancée, an inquest heard.

Calls for culling or contraception to reduce pigeon problem

10:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

CONTROLS on Salisbury’s feral pigeon population to limit the damage they cause are being investigated.

Fears over 'dangerous' road signs

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A BUSINESSMAN says he is fed up with Wiltshire Council failing to do its job.

Lucky escape as bus hits scaffolding

Salisbury Journal:

4:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A BUILDER had a lucky escape when the scaffolding he was working on was hit by a double decker bus and dragged 12 feet along the road.

Boy,6, left at wrong bus stop

Salisbury Journal:

9:29am Thursday 24th July 2014

A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy left at the wrong stop by a bus driver walked a mile down a busy road by himself while his frantic family searched for him.

New sites for Gypsies and travellers being discussed

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

POTENTIAL new sites for Gypsies and travellers in Wiltshire are being discussed behind closed doors by councillors today.

Action on people making off without paying for taxis

Salisbury Journal:

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

TAXI drivers and police officers in Amesbury are working together to tackle the number of people making off without paying for their fares.

Warning over e-cig and mobile chargers after explosion at family home

Salisbury Journal:

2:25pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are warning of the dangers of electrical chargers after an e-cigarette caused a devastating blaze in Ringwood – within an hour of it being plugged in.

Fun day in Fordingbridge for homeless charity

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORDINGBRIDGE pub is hosting a fun day in aid of homeless people next month.

Flying spectacular set for take-off in South Gorley

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FLYING spectacular that has raised more than £200,000 for charity is set for take-off on August 2 and 3.

Salsa weekend

Salisbury Journal:

9:16am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SALSA fans got their dancing shoes on for a weekend of workshops and dance parties.

Larmer Tree raises £3,000 for foodbanks

9:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Larmer Tree Festival has raised more than £3,000 for Salisbury-based charity the Trussell Trust.

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.

Skydive for Andrew

Salisbury Journal:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SIXTEEN-year-old boy fulfilled his lifelong ambition when he completed a skydive for charity.

Manor house once owned by Sir Walter Raleigh up for sale

Salisbury Journal: n In November 1992 Michael White dressed up as Sir Walter Raleigh, the man credited with bringing tobacco back from the New World, in protest against moves by National Express to ban smoking from their coaches

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SIR Walter Raleigh's old country home in Downton, which Queen Elizabeth once stayed in, has been put on the market for £1.35 million.

Free bags for dog owners

4:46pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PET shop in Salisbury is offering free biodegradable bags to help councils encourage more dog owners to pick up their pets’ mess.

Man released without charge after suspected Paulton's Park incident

Salisbury Journal: Days Out...Paulton's Park

2:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A 37-YEAR-OLD Poole man arrested on suspicion of assaulting a child at Paulton’s Park has been released from custody.

Meeting over fire service consultation

3:48pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CALL for Wiltshire councillors to support the proposed merger of the county’s fire service with Dorset’s will be made on Tuesday.

Fire strikes end but action continues

1:56pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have ended their eight-day programme of short strikes over changes to their pensions, but will continue other industrial action.

Children's workshops in Tisbury

1:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ST John’s Church in Tisbury is hosting an activity workshop for children aged five to 11 during the summer holidays.

New chairman for UTC

Salisbury Journal:

1:34pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE deputy chief executive of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Dr Pete Thompson, has been chosen to chair the governing body of the new South Wiltshire University Technical College (UTC). T

Join Girls Love Fit for charity event

1:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

GIRLS Love Fit is calling all yummy mummies to get involved in a Bliss Buggy Push.

Seeing the city from a new perspective

1:28pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PEOPLE in Salisbury are being invited to see the city from a new perspective.

Joseph with Jeremy Kyle at New Forest Primary

Salisbury Journal:

1:19pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

JOSEPH and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat combined with The Jeremy Kyle Show for New Forest Primary School’s latest production.

New Forest pupils design Minecraft village

Salisbury Journal:

1:26pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THREE students from New Forest Primary School won a national competition to design the Commonwealth Games athletes' village on computer game Minecraft.

Show telling stories of WWI soldiers to play Ringwood gig

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SHOW commemorating the First World War is to be staged at Ringwood’s Meeting House on August 2, after playing to a packed hall in Alderholt last month.

Theft at golf club

1:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a golf course.

People urged to pull up Himalayan balsam and burn it

Salisbury Journal: The Himalayan balsam

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DORSET Wildlife Trust (DWT) is urging people to pull up a common invasive plant if they see it lining rivers.

Sporting fun for Avon Valley College

Salisbury Journal:

10:17am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FROM fencing to freestyle football and wheelchair basketball to ballroom dancing, pupils at Avon Valley College got the chance to try out some new sports at a participation day.

Cyclist hit by car showing signs of improvement

Salisbury Journal:

9:13am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TEENAGER who suffered serious head injuries and has been in hospital since he was knocked off his bike by a car in Salisbury a year ago is showing signs of improvement.

Shortage of social workers 'presents serious risk'

4:03pm Monday 21st July 2014

A SHORTAGE of social workers in Wiltshire means there is a risk to vulnerable children and adults, councillors have been told.

Relief lollipop ladies and gents needed in Dorset

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

PEOPLE are being asked to help support lollipop patrols and put themselves forward for relief duties.

Sad ending in search for missing Fly

Salisbury Journal: Much-loved dog missing from the New Forest

3:23pm Monday 21st July 2014

A SPRINGER cross that sparked a three-week hunt after he went missing has been found dead.

All the fun of the fete in Plaitford

Salisbury Journal:

3:18pm Monday 21st July 2014

THIS year’s Plaitford Village Fete was bigger and better than ever.

Reunion event celebrates St Joseph's anniversary

Salisbury Journal:

2:27pm Monday 21st July 2014

ST Joseph’s School in Salisbury held a reunion event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its opening.

Boundary row over Laverstock

2:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WAR of words has broken out over whether Salisbury’s boundaries should be extended to take in the parish of Laverstock and Ford.

Sarum pupils hold a plant sale

Salisbury Journal:

2:02pm Monday 21st July 2014

PUPILS from Old Sarum Primary School were selling their home-grown produce outside Waitrose last Wednesday.

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..

Appeal for witnesses after man attacks toddler

Salisbury Journal: Paulton's Park

1:15pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are appealing for anyone who witnessed an attack on a toddler at Paulton’s Park on Sunday.

Driving course for Dorset people aged 70-plus

1:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

DORSET County Council is offering drivers aged 70 and over a chance to take part in a discussion about driving issues and take an observed practical refresher drive in their own car at a later date.

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.

Suspected paedophiles arrested

11:39am Monday 21st July 2014

TWO men in south Wiltshire were arrested as part of a national operation to target online child abuse.

£100,000 more for grass cutting after council admits verges unacceptable

Salisbury Journal: Cllr Spencer Flower

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

DORSET County Council is reviewing its verge cutting after being caught out with a wet winter and mild spring – telling residents the state they have been left in recently is “unacceptable”.

A303 traffic survey to be carried out

11:13am Monday 21st July 2014

A TRAFFIC survey monitoring vehicle movements on the A303 and through the surrounding villages is being carried out in early August.

Drug and sex crimes rise, but overall crime is down

9:40am Monday 21st July 2014

DRUG crime in Wiltshire has risen by 15.6 per cent in Wiltshire over the last year, according to the latest information released by the Office for National Statistics.

New service from Ringwood to Hythe on the cards

Salisbury Journal:

6:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A NEW weekend and seasonal shuttle bus between Ringwood and Hythe Ferry is on the cards after environmentally-friendly transport around the New Forest was awarded just over £2million from the Department for Transport.

Police in Unity Tour

4:30pm Sunday 20th July 2014

FIVE Wiltshire police officers will be taking part in the 2014 UK Police Unity Tour.








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