Julia’s House seeks participants for 2019 challenge events

Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire children’s hospice charity, is inviting people to sign up to one of their Challenge fundraising events for 2019. The five events offer an exciting opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and achieve something truly amazing, whilst raising funds to help children living with life-limiting conditions. Choose from a […]

Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis Organ dismantled

The time has finally come to remove Salisbury Cathedral’s Father Willis organ for restoration. The last time such a comprehensive restoration was undertaken was 50 years ago. The Father Willis organ was put into the Cathedral in the 19th Century at cost of £3500, a sum gifted by Miss Chafyn Grove. The organ case cost […]

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 […]

Photos of Longleat Festival of Lights 2018

Body-worn cameras for council enforcement staff

Wiltshire Council traffic officers are now patrolling the streets wearing body-worn cameras in a drive to protect their safety. The cameras are to deter aggressive behaviour and verbal and physical abuse toward civil enforcement officers. Footage can be used to support police investigations. Cabinet member for highways, Bridget Wayman, said: “The benefits of body-worn video […]

Longleat’s festive fantastic voyage

Longleat’s hugely popular Festival of Light returns this month with a magical journey through time and space. Running until January 6, ‘A Fantastic Voyage’ is the Wiltshire attraction’s most ambitious ever Christmas event. View photo gallery Featuring more than 1,000 different illuminated lanterns, the brand new storyline took a team of highly-skilled Chinese artists more […]

Cheetah cubs venture outside for the first time

A quartet of cheetah cubs has ventured outside for the first time at Longleat Safari Park. The quartet, which were born in August, initially stuck close to mum Wilma as they explored the great outdoors at the Wiltshire wildlife attraction. However it wasn’t long before they started venturing further afield and even tested out their […]

Wiltshire Council commits £8 million to support local towns and communities

Wiltshire Council has committed £8 million to support towns and communities across the county. A 12-month programme to deliver improvements to local highway maintenance including repair of potholes, improve white lining, weed removal, kerb and pavement improvements, verges and improved road signage will be implemented. The council will use new funding allocated from Government this […]

2019 Armed Forces Day National Event

The countdown to the 2019 National Armed Forces Day National Event weekend officially began today in Salisbury. The Armed Forces Day National Event 2019 will be a huge event for Wiltshire and will provide a major boost to the local economy. It is hoped that Royal Family members will be in attendance, along with senior […]