A Fordingbridge 73-year-old has impressed after holding a plank for eight minutes and 37 seconds. Gus Yee won the Downton Leisure Centre April Plank Challenge, holding the position for an "extraordinary" amount of time. He also took part in the London Marathon last year, at the age of 72, and spent a recent birthday abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.
The dog is currently recovering from its injuries The owner of a Labrador dog was handed a £2,500 vets bill after her dog was allegedly attacked by two dogs in a Salisbury park. The incident, which occurred at approximately 8.30pm on Tuesday, May 10, happened at Castle Hill Country Park where a woman in her 50s was walking her Labrador.
It is a rare eerie and powerful experience indeed to visit Imber - open just 18 to 20 days a year The lost village of Imber, tucked within the UK's largest military training ground on Salisbury plain, is opening exclusively to the public in June for the Queen's Bank Holiday Jubilee weekend.
They have not paid or turned up to court Thousands of pounds are owed to Wiltshire Council in unpaid council tax, with several arrest warrants issued to residents who failed to turn up to court. It comes as the tax went up by three per cent this year.
CRUCIBLE lead the way by a single point at the top of the Henley and District Snooker League after the second round of matches were played on Monday evening. The league leaders were in fine form as they defeated Tilehurst BL 8-1. Second placed Salisbury A beat Park Institute K 7-2 while third placed Trinity beat Ivy Leaf 6-3.
Wiltshire Council’s fostering team is touring the county again this week as staff chat with people to help dispel myths around who can foster. As they toured the county last week, the team has already spoken to dozens of people who have dropped by to listen to what it means to be a foster carer for Wiltshire Council.
A SALISBURY taxi company owner is “very much against” Wiltshire Council’s proposed licensing changes. On May 6 Wiltshire Council began seeking feedback on proposed changes to hackney carriage licensing zones. Part of the change would allow taxi drivers to accept fares from any part of the authority area, yet a longstanding taxi company owner thinks “it won’t be beneficial to drivers” to work cross borders.
Salisbury City Council has announced the election of Councillor Mr Tom Corbin as the 761st The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Salisbury. The event on Saturday, May 14 2022, was attended by over 200 Civic Dignitaries including Mayors from neighbouring towns and cities, who witnessed the handover of the Mayoral Chain from Cllr Caroline Corbin to Cllr Tom Corbin.
AN IDEA that originated in Detroit is now creating an opportunity to breathe life into community-based ideas in Salisbury. Salisbury Soup is managed by Quench – an organisation based in Churchfields. Soup is a dinner, competition, and networking opportunity. Quench says it is a democratic seed funding platform and a hub that brings communities together in a safe space.
Last week I had the pleasure of giving a talk at the public library. One of the questions asked concerned how long the present bridge carrying the line across Castle Street has been in existence, in view of the fact that the bridge over the Avon nearby bears a plaque to the effect that it was the bridge that at one time carried the railway.
The Wessex Country Fair is returning this August featuring headline act The Wurzels. Salisbury Hospice Charity announced the event will be taking place on the Wilton House Estate on Saturday, August 6. It says the event is “bigger and better than ever”, and for the first time will include the evening of entertainment.
CAMERA clubbers have been enjoying sunshine, breathtaking landscapes and an array of wildlife this week. Celebrating glimpses of summer weather, Salisbury photographers have been venturing to attractions and scenes like Old Sarum, Stonehenge, and the New Forest. But even the city centre has inspired some beautiful shots too.
A new mayor for Salisbury has been elected in a ceremony today (Saturday, May 14). Councillor Mr Tom Corbin is the 761st The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Salisbury. Today's event saw the city's former mayor, Cllr Caroline Corbin, hand over the mayoral chain to her husband Cllr Tom Corbin, who was the deputy mayor.
Here are the planning applications for development submitted to Wiltshire Council which have been validated in the week ending May 8. PL/2022/02929 - The Field House, Southampton Road, SP5 3AG. Conversion of garage roof space to living accommodation ancillary to the main house, to include the insertion of a dormer on the West elevation.
Postbag: Concerns following Devizes Road resurfacing works Letter from Adrian Kirkup, Salisbury DEVIZES Road’s southern end needed resurfacing, desperately, and the only real answer is to close it. I understand that. So, the exit from St Paul’s roundabout is blocked to all but residential and business traffic, and heading south-west along Devizes Road, traffic is diverted south along Queen Alexander Road, and is completely stopped and forced to explain itself or divert down Roman Road, both roads joining on to the Wilton Road.
Salisbury’s 761st mayor will be welcomed with a special ceremony. The mayor making ceremony will take place today (Saturday, May 14), when the current mayor, Cllr Caroline Corbin, will hand over the mayoral chain to Cllr Tom Corbin, who is the deputy mayor at present.
A range of events and activities are taking place in and around Salisbury this weekend. 1. Fabulous Family Fun Day The Fabulous Family Fun Day is back in Salisbury for its 8th year. The event is held in memory of Lyn Futcher who died from breast cancer and raises money for Salisbury Hospice Charity.
THERE will be fun for all ages as the Fabulous Family Fun Day is back in Salisbury. The event, which will be in its eighth year, is held in memory of Lyn Futcher who died from breast cancer and raises money for Salisbury Hospice Charity. It takes place today (Saturday, May 14) from 12noon to 10pm at Salisbury Rugby Club.
Costa Coffee has announced the opening date for its new Salisbury coffee shop. The national chain revealed last month that it would be taking over the old Starbucks unit in the Dolphin Retail Estate, off Southampton Road, an internal fit out in Next. Work is currently underway to transform the premises for the new coffee shop.