City deeply affected by poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter is recovering trade and tourism

For many weeks, the staff at B&R Textiles in Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury looked out on a bleak scene: soldiers and detectives in protective clothing working at the spot where Sergei and Yulia Skripal collapsed after being poisoned with a nerve agent.

On Friday, it was very different. In brilliant sunshine, shoppers were out in force, children played in the park and the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall strolled past.

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