Local News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Horses for courses

Planning permission from Wiltshire Council to demolish a semi-derelict barn and build a new brewery store and bottle store at Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, has caused a stir over a footpath right of way.... more

Why did Grandma die? (Part 3)

From a special correspondent There are people that the media almost never get to talk with: ambulance crews.   Are the crews ever glad about that? No time wasted, no bosses... more

Police appoint new Assistant Chief Constable

Wiltshire Police’s new Assistant Chief Constable, Detective Superintendent Deb Smith, has been in the Force for 21 years. She replaces one of the current ACCs, Maggie Blyth, who is leaving... more

Could you be the World Watercress Eating Champion?

Be the world watercress eating champion - Glenn Walsh, reigning World Watercress Eating Champion won’t let postponement to September of Alresford Watercress Festival  stand in the way of defending his title. He and... more

Market to open

Salisbury Charter Market is to open from 8am until 3pm as a trial this Saturday, May 16 in Salisbury Market Place for food and other essential items but very different... more

Covid-19 influences what UK home buyers and sellers want:- new Savills survey

Home buyer and seller priorities in the prime housing market will change after Covid-19 and the extended lockdown, with moving intentions, budget, size of property and location all impacted, a... more

Why did Grandma die?  

(Part 2) By New Valley News special correspondent Government turned its attention to sporting events and injected confusion. These events were going to be held in the open air, as... more


Wiltshire Creative launched a new programme to entertain and inspire during the current COVID-19 pandemic, as it is unable to offer live entertainment in its venues. WILTSHIRE CREATIVE CONNECTS is... more

Local NHS trusts debts are wiped out

The government has listed NHS trusts who will benefit from more than £825million of debt written off across 13 NHS trusts in the South West. North Bristol NHS Trust, £172,171,000... more

From the editor, a new world awaits

'The major trend in post war life in Britain has been an accelerating discontinuation with the past', according to historian Edward Boyle. Post Brexit and Covid-19 will continue this chapter... more

Covid 19 – briefing note

Openreach provides the biggest telephone and broadband network in the UK, available to more than 31.8 million premises, and used by hundreds of service providers such as BT, Sky and... more

Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show update

JAMES Cox, Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show secretary, has sent out a reminder that the closing date to book trading stands is  April 1. He says: “At this time plans continue... more

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