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Abandoned vehicle

Wiltshire Council say they are taking a tougher approach with the owners of cars that are abandoned on the highway. The initiative came as a Tidworth woman was issued with a £200 fixed …
St Martins extra care homes Gillingham

Councillors in Gillingham voted on Monday night to support plans for a 59-flat ‘extra care’ complex to replace St Martins House on Queen Street. Despite misgivings from some councillors that the plans resembled …
hospital operator switchboard

UPDATE: Salisbury District Hospital’s switchboard, 01722 336262, is now working as normal, says the hospital ‘thanks to the hard work of our Facilities, Estates and IT teams to fix the fault. The hospital …
Andrew Murrison MP

Dr Andrew Murrison, the Conservative MP for South West Wiltshire and Foreign Office minister has criticised former Chancellor Philip Hammond’s comments over the current state of the Conservative Party as ‘unalloyed nonsense’. Mr …
bowls Mere

Don Butchers and Richard Coombs from Mere Bowls Club won the county Secretaries Treasurers competition for the second time in three years at the Wiltshire county finals in Devizes on Sunday 8 September. …
litter CPRE Dorset

The countryside charity CPRE  is coming to Dorset throughout September and is looking for volunteers to help with its annual Green Clean Litter left in our countryside, streets, parks and rivers isn’t just …
Stower Provost bike ride

Pupils at Stower Provost Primary School voted last term at the school council last term to organize a sponsored bike ride – completing laps of the school playing field. It proved a major …

A sell-out Late Summer Cream Tea Party was hosted by the North Dorset Liberal Democrats on  Saturday 31 August in Marnhull. NDLD Spokesperson Ros Eveleigh said, ‘The organisers were hoping to see between …
Sajid Javid Gillingham

Dorset Council has welcomed the Chancellor’s spending round announcement to increase funding for council-run services. However, it still warned of a ‘challenging budget position’ because of ‘growing demand’ for children’s services and adult …