News and events

Join Alabaré for Namibia: The ultimate adventure trek!

01 November 2019

South-West based charity Alabaré have launched their latest fundraising event – a once in a lifetime trip to the south-western African country of Namibia!

Salisbury Playhouse premieres new Beatrix Potter family musical

01 November 2019

Casting has been announced for a new musical adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s The Tailor of Gloucester, premiering in The Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse this Christmas (9th - 28th December).

British breeding celebration ball to be held at Grittleton House

01 November 2019

British Breeding, the organisation representing breeders of British Sport Horses, have chosen local venue, Grittleton House in Wiltshire, as the venue for their inaugural celebration ball. The black-tie event on Saturday 9th November will recognise the achievements of top-scoring participants in the 2019 British Breeding Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity series, which took place between July and September. Awards will be presented by Baileys to the top scoring foal, yearling, two-year-old and three-year-old within the dressage, endurance, eventing and showjumping discipline categories from the entire series.

The Unknown Soldier at Swindon Arts Centre, on Friday, 8th November

01 November 2019

​Grist to the Mill presents The Unknown Soldier at Swindon Arts Centre, on Friday, 8th November. In Tribute to Remembrance Week, Edfringe Sell-out five-Star WW1 play will visit Swindon.

Video: 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.

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.

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.

£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.

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.

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.