• Breamore Primary pupils explore art

    WIRE, ink and papier mache were used to make some beautiful, contrasting artwork as part of a special week of activities at Breamore Primary School. The school holds enrichment weeks with various themes at the end of each half term and last week the

  • Special constables needed

    SPECIAL people are being sought to support the police in Hampshire. The force is looking for more volunteers who can spare four hours a week serving their community by becoming a special constable. Special constables have been undertaking a wide range

  • Brassed off? Not us!

    DOWNTON Band is a long way from being "brassed off", with two very exciting dates in the diary. Continuing its long history of serving the community, the band has been invited to take part in the stage version of the popular film, Brassed Off, by Salisbury

  • Opus by Schoenberg will offer a nacht to remember

    INSPIRED by Richard Dehmel's expressionist poem, Transfigured Night, Schoenberg wrote his tone poem, Verklaerte Nacht, considered by many to be an icon of German late romantic music. The strings of Sarum Orchestra, pictured, will perform this sublime

  • Time and tide washes up a forgotten Priestley classic

    J B Priestley's play, People at Sea, gets a rare outing next week, courtesy of Salisbury Playhouse's new artistic director, Philip Wilson. The playwright is better known for An Inspector Calls, I Have Been Here Before and Time and the Conways. Written

  • When did you last wear that?

    THE linen skirt had looked so tempting hanging on the sales rail - lightweight, flatteringly cut and a bargain price as the shop cleared its summer stock out to make way for winter woollies. Come the warmer weather, it will, I am sure be taken out and

  • I couldn't live without...

    Sarah Hardingham, a partner in Dingham's the cookware shop in the centre of Salisbury, tells us about why she loves her KitchenAid CoffeeMaker. RATHER unromantically, Sarah Hardingham claims she and her husband only got married so that they could become

  • Parking charge hike is ill-conceived and unjust

    ONE must wonder whether all the promises for council tax can come from the modest rise proposed or are there other resources to be plundered? With but a short time to the inevitable demise of district control, is every resource to be squeezed dry before

  • Dean's comments show her to be 'out of touch'

    I WAS dismayed to read that the Dean of Salisbury Cathedral, the Very Reverend June Osborne had publicly supported Dr Rowan Williams over his speech calling for parts of Sharia law to be incorporated into British Law. Rev Osborne says Dr Williams may

  • Making music

    Hi Gang. I hope you're all having a fantastic half term holiday and have been keeping busy. I know there has been plenty going on this week and the fun isn't over yet. Here is a picture of some children at Newton Tony primary school who have been bringing

  • Get up close and personal with owls

    VISITORS to the Hamptworth Estate near Salisbury have the chance to get up close and personal with owls and to have a go at flying them. Both daytime and evening owl experiences with six different species of owls are on offer at the estate in addition

  • Ceremony rewards best in the business

    ANY fears of a downturn in the economy were put to one side on Friday night, as nearly 200 people gathered in the City Hall in Salisbury to honour the cream of the south Wiltshire business community. The Business Excellence Awards, organised by Salisbury

  • Outstanding Business of the Year

    A NURSERY school that was founded in 2006 with just five children has become so successful it is now a recognised model copied by others across the country. Farley Nursery School continued this success by being named Outstanding Business of the Year,

  • Tourism and Hospitality

    CUSTOMER service of the highest quality and excellent teamwork are vital in the hospitality industry. That's the view of Bob Fanton, general manager of the Milford Hall Hotel in Salisbury, which has 45 staff and was the winner of the Tourism and Hospitality

  • Marketing Excellence

    A TALENTED team is what has made Giant Peach a success, says its boss. James Read, who founded the website design company nearly four years ago, said winning the Marketing Excellence award was "brilliant news". "It's all down to the team," said Mr Read

  • Green Business award

    A BUSINESS that would not normally be associated with doing its bit for the environment was the winner of the Green Business award. Accident repair centre Autocrash, of Harnham, aims to ensure that everything it does creates as little impact as possible

  • Commitment to the Community

    WINNING the Commitment to the Community award ensured that building company R Moulding & Co's centenary celebrations got off to a cracking start. The South Newton company, which has 70 staff, has demonstrated that commitment by sponsoring a host of sports

  • Sales and Customer Service

    CUSTOMERS of Netheravon business Less Bounce keep coming back time and time again. Their positive comments about the sports bra company helped it scoop the Sales and Customer Service award. Boss Selaine Messem couldn't be at the ceremony, so two of

  • President's award

    CHAMBER president Ian Hudson singled out a Salisbury company that "has stood head and shoulders above the rest" for its commitment to the chamber. SMS office Equipment and Computers dotcom, of Churchfields Industrial Estate, is a gold patron of the chamber

  • Apprentice of the Year

    HELPFUL colleagues are the key to learning a trade, according to Ben Hackett, who was named Apprentice/Trainee of the Year. Eighteen-year-old Ben, who lives in Wilton, is an apprentice joiner at Domoney Woodwork, of Dinton, and has been studying at Wiltshire

  • Take action to avoid a massive CGT bill

    FAMILY business owners thinking of selling up and retiring need to take advice now to ensure they are not landed with an unnecessarily massive capital gains tax bill. The warning comes from Salisbury solicitors Batt Broadbent who say if action is not

  • Half a century milestone reached

    ESTATE agents Goadsby are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and are planning a number of events to mark the milestone and to raise money for air ambulances. The company was founded in Bournemouth on July 1 1958 by Aubrey Goadsby and Tony Harding

  • Alcohol problem costs lives

    PEOPLE with alcohol problems are dying before they can get help because of a desperate shortage of services in Salisbury, say experts in the field. Despite soaring levels of alcoholism, Wiltshire only has one in-patient bed with a six-month waiting

  • Chernobyl children need our help

    CHILDREN born in the aftermath of the worst nuclear accident the world has ever seen are still feeling the effects over 20 years after it happened and future generations will not be able to escape its legacy. Youngsters in Belarus breathe in infected

  • Future of Fordingbridge Show hangs in the balance

    FORDINGBRIDGE Show has been cancelled for the second year running and organisers of the 87-year-old event say its future hangs in the balance unless local people rally round to support it. The two-day show is hugely popular but has suffered from problems