Today marks Trusted News Day and here at the Journal we would like to mark the occasion by sharing some of the best stories we have covered over the past few months.

Despite this year being one of the most disruptive in a generation, the work of journalists has continued uninterrupted to keep readers informed and entertained throughout these challenging times.

To celebrate the achievements of our industry, here are five stories showing the best of local reporting.

1. 'Fight for the future of our city' - Petition launched opposing People Friendly Salisbury

Salisbury Journal:

Since the People Friendly Street project was unveiled, the Journal has been reporting on the plans and the difference they will make to the city but also the criticism and praise they have attracted from both residents and councillors. The scheme is due to be introduced on October 21.

2. The Salisbury venues extending Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Salisbury Journal:

As the hospitality industry reopened trying to make the most of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, the Journal helped promote the establishments that continued the scheme off their own back.

3. Christmas is cancelled: 'Certain councillors ineptitude' means Fayre will not be held

Salisbury Journal:

What's happening this Christmas? Our report on a subject many feel strongly about...

4. The Salisbury businesses which were started during lockdown

Salisbury Journal:

As most businesses were forced to close their doors at the start of the pandemic, three women in Salisbury took the plunge and decided to set up their own start-ups.

5. Hospital doctor looks back at how team coped through peak of pandemic

Salisbury Journal:

Looking back at the amazing work of medical staff at our local hospital during the peak of the pandemic.