A pub in Salisbury, which became the centre of the nerve agent investigation over a year ago, has reopened on Friday, signalling the town's return to normality.

The Bishop Mill on Bridge Street was of the place where former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, visited when they were found poisoned with Novichok on a nearby bench.

The Government's Defra department carried out decontamination work at the venue and was declared safe back in August.

It had been hoped The Bishop Mill would welcome customers back before Christmas but was delayed after the owners, Greene King, decided to carry out a major refurbishment on the Grade II listed building which required consent from Wiltshire County Council.

It’s brilliant to be back open again and I can’t wait to welcome everyone in Salisbury back through the doors.

Emma Dodge, General Manager at The Bishop Mill

The Mayor of Salisbury, Cllr Mike Osment, said he's sure locals will be looking forward to visiting the pub...

Cllr Mike Osment, Mayor of Salisbury