News and events

The Bell at Ramsbury

21 October 2019

We last visited The Bell around a year ago and wouldn’t normally return to review the food after such a short time but there has been a complete change of staff in the kitchen and, therefore, Tom (Wiltshire Life’s photographer) and I found ourselves once again heading to Ramsbury.

Wiltshire has 31 restaurants in the AA Restaurant Guide 2020

16 October 2019

​The AA has unveiled The Restaurant Guide 2020, the food lover’s guide to the best cuisine in Britain, containing over 2,000 restaurants currently awarded Rosettes for culinary excellence by the AA’s professional inspectors.

Music Connect CIC is crowdfunding to support additional demand for music tuition and instrument hire for Wiltshire pupils

16 October 2019

Many people know that music is a ‘good thing’. Research proves again and again that it is so important to children and young people’s lives and futures. Why? Because music education increases confidence and self-esteem, improves cognition, literacy and numeracy, provides important life and social skills and many more.

Julia’s House visited by Salisbury City Councillors

15 October 2019

Mayor of Salisbury City Council, cllr John Walsh, mayoress Carrie Walsh, leader of the council cllr Jeremy Nettle and his wife Sue Nettle visited Julia’s House on Friday 4th October.

White Lodge staff gives resident Swindon Town FC surprise

15 October 2019

Kim Barrett, a resident at Barchester Healthcare's White Lodge in Swindon had always wanted to go back and see his favourite football team, Swindon Town FC, and so staff at the home made his wish a reality.

£75 million Chippenham ring road scheme under discussion

15 October 2019

The Gazette and Herald has reported that proposals for a £75 million ring road around Chippenham have been discussed at a top level Wiltshire Council meeting, with councillors responding to queries from members of the public. The proposals have met with some backlash, however, with the Council having declared an climate emergency and plans to go carbon neutral by 2030.

Artists, musicians, writers and actors have contributed Cartes Postales to help raise funds for The Friends of Erlestoke Prison and The Salisbury Museum

04 October 2019

​In an innovative partnership The Friends of Erlestoke Prison and The Salisbury Museum are collaborating to raise money for two important projects. The fundraising initiative is titled cARTes postales - art on postcards.

Appointment of three new deputy lieutenants

04 October 2019

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs. Sarah Rose Troughton, has appointed three new Deputy Lieutenants to serve the County of Wiltshire

Spooky ghost tours in The Guildhall, Salisbury

02 October 2019

This Halloween sees the return of free ghost tours in The Guildhall, Salisbury, from Sunday, 27th October until Thursday, 31st October.

The Pound, Corsham plays host to folk duo The Drystones on 12th October

01 October 2019

The Drystones are set to take their impressive multi-instrumental live show on tour this autumn, bringing their new album APPARITIONS to life for audiences at The Pound, Corsham on Saturday, 12 October. Known for their fiddle, guitar and whistle music and songs, and with two music degrees between them, Alex Garden and Ford Collier play an array of musical instruments on their third album, which they will bring to the live shows this October.