Local News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Exclusive: James may become a publican

  By Beth Doherty Twitter:@bethdmedia / @new_valleynews Instagram: @bethdohertymedia / @newvalleynews James May talks to New Valley News about his pub venture. The Royal Oak, Swallowcliffe, has a new investor in former Top Gear... more

Wiltshire’s silicon valley chalks up signal success

By Beth Doherty Twitter:@bethdmedia / @new_valleynews Instagram: @bethdohertymedia / @newvalleynews   Stretching from Salisbury to Shaftesbury, and scattered with little rural villages, the Chalke Valley is an unlikely leader in technology. But it will... more

‘This really is the Udder alternative!’

Fitness by Design and the ladies toning suite have now teamed up with the Udder Farm Shop on the A30 at East Stour, leasing an area above the main shop.... more

The jewel in the city’s crown shines at 30

By Katrina Ffiske  There are many independent shops and restaurants in Salisbury, but the Shah Jahan, opened in 1989, won the award for being the longest-serving when they celebrated their... more

Young couple renovate their dream cottage

By Beth Doherty Twitter:@bethdmedia / @new_valleynews Instagram: @bethdohertymedia / @newvalleynews As I arrive at Laura and Sam Penny’s pink cottage, Combe Bissett, Salisbury, I am greeted by two friendly dogs bounding out of the... more

New local food awards for Dorset

The Cossins family, fifth- generation farmers known for their farm shop, butchery and Langton Arms pub, is using their passion for local food to host the Dorset Love Local Trust... more

Opportunity knocks

By John Glen   With lockdown restrictions easing, it is encouraging to see more people gradually returning to Salisbury, and retailers reporting that footfall is starting to move in the... more

Yoga with horses

Wilton Riding for the Disabled (RDA) had an immediate success for those participating in ‘yoga with horses’, now a novel fund-raising activity. Emma Bull, who runs equine assisted learning at... more

Beth braves the new normal

By Beth Doherty Twitter:@bethdmedia / @new_valleynews Instagram: @bethdohertymedia / @newvalleynews   New Valley News has been sampling Salisbury’s entertainment scene.  With the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme running throughout August, I took full... more

Tavern’s new management ‘on the right track’

By Beth Doherty Twitter:@bethdmedia / @new_valleynews Instagram: @bethdohertymedia / @newvalleynews   Craig Barkham arrived at his new pub, The Railway Tavern in Salisbury, just before the pub restrictions were lifted.   The Railway Tavern is... more

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