News and events

Linking the army with countryside

17 January 2020

A recent BBC Points West report features a former Wiltshire army officer, who is helping ex-military staff to find new career opportunities in the countryside.

National Trust launches Stourhead dog-walking club

16 January 2020

​On 21st January, National Trust Stourhead ⁦‪@ntstourhead‬⁩ launches a monthly dog-walking club for dogs and their two-legged friends. Led by volunteers, the social club runs on the third Tuesday of every month from 9.30am.

The Societies 2020 Convention: Terry Donnelly’s Wiltshire Air Ambulance exhibition to be showcased

07 January 2020

The Societies 2020 Convention is set to exhibit stunning photographs of Wiltshire Air Ambulance taken by award-winning Sony Europe imaging ambassador Terry Donnelly FSWPP. The photographs are to be exhibited in the trade show section of the convention from 23-35th January.

Mark Allen Group to acquire Farmers Weekly

06 January 2020

Mark Allen Group (MAG) has announced its intention to acquire one of the prized jewels in publishing, the 85-year old weekly Farmers Weekly.

Wiltshire Life announces title sponsorship of Wilton Horse trials 2020

06 January 2020

Anthony Ffooks, organiser of Wilton Horse Trials, which take place in Wilton Park, near Salisbury, Wiltshire on Saturday July 25th and Sunday 26th 2020, is delighted to announce Wiltshire Life as the event’s new title sponsors.

Enjoy conversation and connect to the past at The Salisbury Museum’s new Conversation Club

18 December 2019

This new initiative is for anyone who wants to join an informal group, where they can learn and have friendly conversation in the welcoming environment of Salisbury Museum. Designed for anyone looking for a fun, social group, but with a connection to the vast collections of the Salisbury Museum, this is ideal if would like to visit the museum but would struggle to get aroundhe 13th century building. Conversation Club brings the museum collections to you in an accessible space on the ground floor.

Two new priests appointed to key Salisbury Cathedral roles

18 December 2019

In Spring next year, Canon Nigel Davies The Revd Pete Atkinson​ will be joining Salisbury Cathedral as Vicar of the Close and as newly created Minor Canon for Young People respectively.

Waste and recycling changes over the Christmas period

18 December 2019

Waste and recycling collection dates will change over Christmas and New Year. There will be no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day but there will be catch-up collections on Saturday 28th December, 4th and 11th January. Garden waste collections will stop for two weeks over this period. The last collections will take place on Friday 20th December and they will restart on Tuesday 7th January. Collections will be one day later than normal during this week.

Woolley Grange in Wiltshire Awarded Fido’s Family Favourite in the PetsPyjamas 2019 Dog-Friendly Travel Awards

18 December 2019

Woolley Grange in Woolley Green, Wiltshire, has been awarded the title of Fido’s Family Favourite in PetsPyjamas 2019 Dog-Friendly Travel Awards. This is part of the UK’s leading dog-friendly travel company’s reveal of the extra special properties, who lead the pack in their own unique way to please the nation’s dogs and their owners. Woolley Grange is one of 15 hotspots awarded for their own unique style of hos-paw-tality.

Keepers Overwhelmed by Response to Chipmunks’ Christmas Socks Appeal

18 December 2019

An appeal for odd socks to help keep a family of chipmunks warm over Christmas has left keepers at Longleat overwhelmed by people’s generosity. Keepers at the Wiltshire wildlife attraction had issued a request for old socks for their chipmunks who use them as sleeping quarters and places to store their food. However they weren’t prepared for the extraordinary public response with literally hundreds of socks being sent in from as far afield at New Zealand.