A man has gone on trial accused of attempting to steal one of the oldest surviving versions of the Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral.Read the full story ›
Mark Royden is accused of using a hammer to smash the glass box surrounding the ancient manuscript in Salisbury Cathedral in October 2018.Read the full story ›
A 45-year-old man has been released on police bail after he was arrested on suspicion of trying to steal the 1215 Magna Carta.Read the full story ›
A 45-year-old man remains in custody on suspicion of trying to steal the Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral.Read the full story ›
Salisbury Cathedral’s Father Wills Organ will be making its ‘Big Screen’ debut this year.Read the full story ›
On the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, a major new exhibition has opened at Salisbury Cathedral. The charter is often seen as laying the foundations for the justice system we have today. So, the Cathedral has used a grant of £415,000 - to tell its story. Andrew Pate has more.
The first peregrine chicks born at Salisbury Cathedral in 61 years are now three weeks old and were recently ringed with a unique colour-ring and identification number by Ed Drewitt, well known ornithologist and wildlife presenter.
The process took 5-7 minutes for each of the three chicks. Pip, Peter and Paula were weighed, measured and ringed and the information will be passed onto the British Trust for Ornithology.
The chicks were removed from the nest on the south balcony at the top of the cathedral tower and taken inside the tower for the process. A human ‘spotter’ remained out on the balcony to prevent the parent birds from returning to an empty nest.
For the first time in sixty one years - Salisbury Cathedral has had Peregrine chicks hatch. Three have arrived in a nesting box on the Spire. The birds have long been nesting there but, before now, now chicks have hatched.
Clerk of Works Gary Price said "It's amazingly exciting news that after 61 years we have three live baby peregrine chicks. Mother and chicks are doing well and were today visited by the RSPB who checked that the chicks are all healthy and that Mum's feeding them OK."
The chicks will be ringed by the RSPB when they are three weeks old and 3-4 weeks after that they will fledge and start to fly off the tower.
Salisbury cathedral is a place of peace and spiritually - and that's why it was chosen as the perfect location for a new art installation called 'Sanctuary'. It is a series of stones that have been placed inside and outside the cathedral.
Local artist John Maine hopes his exhibition of rocks, some of which can be touched, sat on and even climbed on, will help visitors feel a sense of calm. Martin Dowse went to find out more.
We're about to get a sneak preview of a new exhibition opening at Salisbury Cathedral. A number of stone installations will stand on the close with other granite carvings in the cloisters all by the sculptor John Maine. It will be open to everyone from Saturday.