News and events

Election Results Revealed for Wiltshire Constituencies

18 December 2019

December 2019 election results for: Chippenham | Devizes | North Swindon | North Wiltshire | Salisbury | South Swindon | South West Wiltshire

Take a bite or get plucked at Marlborough’s newest burger and chicken fusion restaurant

18 December 2019

Bite Me Burger Co and its side chick, Get Plucked, are launching their juicy lovechild on No.7 Kingsbury Street, Marlborough. Swinging open the doors to their fusion space, customers can roll in for their tasty mini-burgers and chicken cones.

Charlotte Howard speaks of her mother Judith, a well-liked and hugely respected scholar, dealer and collector

18 December 2019

​“My mother caught the antiques bug early. When she was about six, an antiques dealer saw she was enthusiastic and said if she could guess what factory a cup was she could keep it; she cleverly spotted it as Caughley.” In this vignette, Charlotte Howard captures perfectly the precocious talent of her mother Judith, a well-liked and hugely respected scholar, dealer and collector, who sadly died after a long illness in January 2019, aged 73.

Celebrate voice with Christmas Nights at the Opera

08 December 2019

Preparations are in full swing for our delectable Christmas Nights at the Opera, on Thursday & Friday 12th and 13th December at 7.30pm. There are just a few tickets left. The Medieval Hall is festooned with festive greenery and fairy lights, the choir is rehearsing, the soloists are packing their sparkliest Christmas jumpers and are on their way to Salisbury!

A Celebration of Christmas at Marlborough College with Viscountess Emma Weymouth, Chris Tarrant and more

06 December 2019

​The committee of ‘A Celebration of Christmas’ are delighted to announce the celebrity readers taking part Marlborough’s inaugural carol service in aid of the Stroke Association, on 19th December in Marlborough College Chapel.

Winners of the VisitWiltshire photography competition revealed

27 November 2019

The winner and runners-up of this year’s VisitWiltshire photography competition in partnership with Newsquest and sponsored by Castle Cameras, have been revealed. The winner was presented with a £200 gift voucher on Saturday, 16 November, with runners-up receiving a £50 voucher each.

VisitWiltshire wins best UK tourist board website at national travel awards

26 November 2019

VisitWiltshire’s website has been named the Best UK Tourist Board Website in the TravelMole UK Awards, which also recognises its channel website, Visit Salisbury.

Paint the planet green this Christmas with Leighton’s

20 November 2019

Wiltshire residents will have the chance to plant trees every time they have their eyes or ears tested at Leighton’s 33 Wood St, Swindon. Leighton’s Opticians and Hearing Care are dreaming of a green Christmas. The family run group has teamed up with The Woodland Trust in a bid to help them plant a million trees by the end of 2019 as part of The Big Climate Fightback.

A long way home: an illustrated talk by Charlie Walker

14 November 2019

​Charlie Walker will present an illustrated talk at Broad Chalke Village Hall on Saturday, 23rd November at 7.30pm titled, A Long Walk Home. In 2010, Charlie set off from the Chalke Valley by bicycle and returned 4.5 years later with 43,000 miles behind him.

Children in Need: Stuff the Bustard

11 November 2019

BBC Wiltshire staff will be attempting to pull a giant Great Bustard bird around five Wiltshire towns and cities - Trowbridge, Swindon, Chippenham, Malmesbury and Salisbury – in the run up to the 2019 appeal.