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New Matravers row after pupil banned from wearing Poppy Appeal and Help for Heroes wristbands

A row has erupted at Matravers School after the school told a pupil to remove Poppy Appeal and Help for Heroes wristbands. The pupil’s parent – an ex-…

World War I records to be rebuilt by history society

WESTBURY’S Family History Society has started to rebuild service records for all the local people who served in the First World War, and are calling on residents to…

New Matravers row after pupil banned from wearing Poppy Appeal and Help for Heroes wristbands

WESTBURY United Football Club is on the lookout for a new home ground, bringing an end to over 70 years at Meadow Lane. The club is in search of…

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Local musician backs Westbury hospital campaign

INTERNATIONAL musician and resident of Westbury, Julian Bahula, has urged that the  community hospital is…

Recycle Week in Westbury

This year’s Recycle Week  took place from 22nd to 28th June, when Westbury residents were…

Solar park planned for local farm

WESTBURY’S newest town councillor has confessed a case of cycling fever in the run up…

‘People power’ secures RUH Hopper for another year

A CAMPAIGN to save the RUH Hopper service  made a breakthrough last month, when Wiltshire Council announced…

Young carer proudly takes on solo challenge

The annual Big Orange Stomp awareness-raising and fundraising event by the national children’s charity, Spurgeons,…

Lights out for Westbury

PARTS of Westbury could be plunged into darkness this month as street lights are being…

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Sport

Winning ways at Westbury Golf Club

WESTBURY Golf Club Ladies’ Section have been busy recently with their Captain’s Competition, midweek medal and Greensomes Competition. The Captain’s Competition at Rushmore Golf Club on Wednesday 10th June…

Oakley leads Westbury to another win with career-best figures

Marshfield vs Westbury at Marshfield on Saturday 23rd June Westbury travelled to play Marshfield in the latest West of England League Wiltshire Division hoping to continue their winning…

MacDonald’s brilliant hundred ensures winning streak continues

Westbury versus Great Bedwyn at Westbury on Saturday 27th June Westbury entertained Great Bedwyn in the latest West of England Wiltshire Division 2015 season, hoping to continue their…

Local powerlifter takes gold at European Championships

LOCAL man Matthew Doughty has become European Champion in three titles after competing at the European Powerlifting  Championships in Aldershot.  Matthew was awarded three gold statues of the…

Continued sponsorship for Westbury RFC

Westbury RFC is proud to announce a continued sponsorship with local company Hills for the 2015/16 season. Luke Hames,  head of communications for the club said, “It’s great…

Features

White Horse News Six of the Best Restaurants Feature 2014

White Horse News Six of the Best Restaurants Feature 2014

Looking for a place to eat for you and your family? You will find an array of fine dining establishments in…

White Horse News Spring Gardening Feature 2014

White Horse News Spring Gardening Feature 2014

Spring has finally sprung! So let the White Horse News introduce you to a useful selection of local businesses who may…

White Horse News Wedding Feature 2014

White Horse News Wedding Feature 2014

YOUR wedding day should be a day to remember, with happy memories to treasure for life.It can also be a very…

Fundraising

All fun & games at Suave Ladies’ Day

SUAVE Wine Bar and Coffee House raised over £500 for Dorothy House at their Ladies’ Day last month. Owner Shelley Sperring said, “Suave Ladies’ Day was a…

Morrisons ‘Mates’ in Race for Life

A team of eight ‘Morrisons Mates’ all completed the Bath Race For Life 5k challenge on Sunday 14th June, raising over £750 for Cancer Research.  The team…

Karate club raise over £1,000 in ‘kata’ marathon

ZEN Shotokan Karate Club hosted a charity event at Leigh Park Community Centre on Saturday 20th June and raised £1,035 for the Disability Karate Federation. Throughout the…

Education

Westbury Junior School visit Hampton Court Palace

Year 6 staff and children from Westbury Junior School  recently  spent a fun day at Hampton Court Palace.  After studying the Tudors and Henry VIII for the…

School welcomes ‘Buddy Benches’

Westbury Leigh Primary School Council has been successfully running the ‘Playtime Buddy Project’, aiming to provide all children at school with safe and happy play opportunities.  The…

Rotary treat kids to a special day out

The Rotary Club of Westbury took children from Westbury Infants and Junior school for a day out at Longleat on Wednesday 10th June. The aim is to…

Transport

Bus pass amnesty ahead of arrival of new system

An amnesty is being held for people to hand in concessionary bus passes that should no longer be in use ahead of a new ticketing system arriving…

Bus shelter near Aldi gets the green light

People using the bus service on Warminster Road will soon have a new bus shelter thanks to funding from the Westbury Area Board. A bus shelter costing…

Footpath Lighting plans for Westbury

Lighting is to be installed on a footpath used as a shortcut to Westbury Railway Station.  The path between Avebury Close and Station Road has recently been…

Business

Big thank you to greenfingered volunteer

Greengates Care Home in Westbury would like to express their appreciation of the hard work put in by their volunteer gardener, Jean Bowers. Kath Caldwell, activities co-ordinator…

‘Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!’ Care home open day is a great success

Residents and care staff at Westbury Court care home held a beach-themed event for family and friends as well as other visitors from the local community to…

Stepping Stones special nursery celebrates 40 years

Stepping Stones, the local opportunity group for children with special needs living in West Wiltshire, is celebrating 40 years of service.   Over that time, hundreds of…

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