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Photos of the Countess of Wessex at Alabare



Rural businessess get funding opportunity

New businesses across Wiltshire and Swindon will have the chance to bid for funding through a rural grants scheme. The rural economy grants scheme, run by Wiltshire Council, is open for applications and runs until December 2014. The scheme aims to support people starting-up a business, and will also help existing micro-businesses (businesses with fewer […]



Dementia adviser service launched

A new dementia adviser service is being launched in Wiltshire to coincide with dementia awareness week (May 19 – 25). Funded by Wiltshire Council and the Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group, the service will be available to people with dementia and their carers. It will provide personalised information and guidance, and give people a named adviser to support […]



Mental Health Awareness Week

Wiltshire people are being encouraged to boost their mental health by keeping fit as part of a national campaign for Mental Health Awareness Week next week (May 13-19) Wiltshire Council is distributing information and posters to its leisure centres and GP surgeries showing how adopting a healthy lifestyle can be good for the mind. This […]



New innovative drug and alcohol service in Wiltshire

Lord Victor Adebowale, chief executive of Turning Point, a leading health and social care provider, was welcomed to Wiltshire this month. Turning Point has a long history of working with people with substance misuse issues and has recently been commissioned by Wiltshire Council to provide Wiltshire Substance Misuse Service, a countywide integrated drug and alcohol service. Lord […]



Defying the long winter, Bowood’s Rhododendron Walks will open on 26th April

The resilience of Bowood’s 60 acre Rhododendron Walks means that, despite the inconsiderate prolonged winter, the annual six week season is still set to begin on Friday 26 April. “Nature has the most extraordinary ability to adapt  and catch up,” comments the 9th Marquis of Lansdowne, a passionate gardener whose rhododendrons are his pride and […]



Bowood House and Gardens open for 2013 with new attractions

Re-opened on Wednesday 20 March for the 2013 season, Bowood House & Gardens’ new attractions for 2013 include ‘Tractor Ted’s Little Farm at Bowood’ and the addition of a four-acre garden for the highly-acclaimed Rhododendron Walks. There’s a clear meeting of minds between Bowood and Tractor Ted. Just as Bowood whole-heartedly encourages children to indulge […]



Deadly Adventure coming to Longleat

BBC Worldwide and Longleat Safari & Adventure Park are joining forces to create a spectacular new series of Deadly-themed features at the world famous Wiltshire attraction The four year plan will see areas of the park transformed in the style of the BBC’s wildly successful Deadly branded programmes which include Deadly 60; Deadly Top 10s; […]



First female Archdeacon of Wiltshire appointed

The first female Archdeacon of Wiltshire was appointed at a ceremony at St John’s in Devizes on 28th January. The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam led the service. Previously, the Revd Ruth Worsley held the post of Parish Development Officer for the Diocese of Southwark and she was also chaplain to HM The Queen. Ordained […]



Neolithic Avebury named second best heritage site in the world

The three Neolithic stone circles of Avebury near Calne have been named the second best World Heritage site for visitors by Which? Travel magazine. The experts at Which? voted the henge better than more famous tourist attractions such as the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India and Herculaneum  in Italy. […]