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Free car parking after 3pm in Salisbury and Amesbury to continue until Easter

Shoppers and visitors can enjoy the unique shops and attractions that Salisbury and Amesbury have to offer throughout early 2019, as free parking after 3pm and free park and ride have been extended until Easter 2019. Wiltshire Council-operated car parks in Salisbury city centre and Amesbury town centre will be free after 3pm Monday to […]

Gravity Industries Jet Suit flight at Salisbury Cathedral

Richard Browning, Founder and Chief Test Pilot of Gravity Industries, demonstrated the Gravity Jet Suit against the stunning backdrop of Salisbury’s 13th century Cathedral. The display was part of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) event set up by Wessex Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMeche) with Bishop Wordsworth School. Around 250 children from Salisbury […]

A monumental collaboration

On 13 November a permanent war memorial marking the centenary of the end of World War 1 was unveiled at HMP Erlestoke. The memorial, which was designed by prisoners and carved by Salisbury Cathedral’s stonemasons, sits on a lawn within the visitors’ area of the prison. The four-foot high memorial, a four-sided pyramid-shape, was dedicated […]

Community update meeting in Amesbury and Salisbury

Two more community meetings have been arranged in Salisbury and Amesbury to provide an update on the ongoing incident. Representatives from local and national agencies will be in attendance to provide people with the latest information on the incident and answer any questions they may have. The meetings will take place on: Tuesday 24 July […]

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Salisbury to support its recovery

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Salisbury on Friday 22 June to support the recovery programme underway in the city following the nerve agent attack earlier in the year. Their Royal Highnesses will meet local businesses and people in the city centre before joining a reception in the Guildhall to […]

Salisbury shortlisted to host National Armed Forces Day in 2019

Following the nerve agent attack almost two months ago, the city of Salisbury has been shortlisted as a potential host of the Armed Forces Day National Event 2019. A bid was submitted by Wiltshire Council and Salisbury City Council as a fitting event to thank the military personnel and emergency services that have supported the […]

Salisbury nerve agent attack and Amesbury poisonings

On 4 March 2018, Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia (who was visiting from Moscow) were found unconscious on a public bench in Salisbury, poisoned by a nerve agent from the Novichok family. Novichok means ‘newcomer’ in Russian. Three people were admitted to hospital and a further person treated as an out patient. The police […]

Exclusive Terry Pratchett exhibition at The Salisbury Museum

  Although this exhibit is now over, on Twitter @terryandrob said: “Now that #HisWorld @PaulKidby has closed its doors for the last time we’ll answer a few of your questions; 1. We couldn’t extend our stay @SalisburyMuseum as a new exhibition is already moving in. 2. No. We won’t be touring. 3. Yes. We have […]

Salisbury peregrine is spotted in the Midlands

One of the two peregrine chicks that hatched on Salisbury Cathedral Tower last year has been spotted 81 miles (as the crow flies) away from home. The female peregrine, named Aveline by Cathedral staff, was caught on camera in Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve, Old Wolverton near Milton Keynes, by wildlife photographer and blogger Ashley Beolens, […]

A new star has risen over the Cathedral Spire Crossing

Salisbury Cathedral has launched its new Christmas art installation, Star of Bethlehem, created by coding artist Jayson Haebich. The Star, made by projecting light onto a transparent screen, appears as a morphing geometrical shape, moving slowly and gracefully above the Cathedral’s Spire crossing. Viewers can interact with it, changing its shape and colour via an […]