Local News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Lockdown inspiration

By Katrina ffiske Salisbury-based artist, Simon Howden, spoke to New Valley News about how he has found inspiration in lockdown. “As both a graphic designer and fine artist, lockdowns for... more

Charity big sleep is being laid on

The Big Sleep is back for 2021 with a difference. This year, Alabaré’s flagship event will be different. On Friday, March 5, the Alabaré team wants fans to hold their... more

Show plans spectacular return

Organisers of Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show plan to re-unite the rural community safely over two days in August. Last year’s one-day show was cancelled because of the COVID-19 restrictions. The... more

Swimming for Mind raises £1.4k

Swimmers from Fordingbridge, Salisbury and the local area are swimming their way through the pandemic. The group has raised an incredible £1,440 for Mind, far exceeding expectations, thanks to the... more

Paradise saved! Time is running out!

Sustainable Warminster claims that Warminster will soon lose another important area of green space if Wiltshire Council allow 28 houses to be built at a site next to Damask Way.... more

The other side of the front line

  By Beth Doherty Twitter:@bethdmedia / @new_valleynews Instagram: @bethdohertymedia / @newvalleynews Nurses, doctors, and healthcare professionals are all the obvious workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic. But what about the people... more

Wiltshire Makers keep making

  By Beth Doherty Twitter:@bethdmedia / @new_valleynews Instagram: @bethdohertymedia / @newvalleynews The pandemic hasn’t stopped local artisans from creating. Wiltshire Makers, a new online shop, showcases small businesses working from their homes, kitchens, and... more

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