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Matravers’ head oversees first ‘Good’ Ofsted report

Matravers’ head oversees first ‘Good’ Ofsted report

MATRAVERS School recently received a ‘Good’ Ofsted score for the first time, following an inspection earlier this year, in which the hard work of the headteacher, staff, pupils, and…

Plans for Westbury renewable energy plant delayed

PLANS to build a renewable energy centre in Westbury have stalled following a demand from Wiltshire Council for further investigation of the plant’s effect on the surrounding area.…

Calls for changes into young driver safety on the day inquest into Westbury crash is heard

ROAD safety campaigners are calling on the Government to take urgent action to prevent the number of deaths and serious accidents to young drivers – and the campaign…

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Fairfield Farm College: An inspiring place for young people

FAIRFIELD Farm College (FFC) in Dilton Marsh  provides its students with opportunities to learn new…

Governor wanted for Matravers School

MATRAVERS currently has a vacancy for someone to serve on the Board of Governors, in…

‘Move with Peppa’ is coming to Leighton Recreation centre

A Peppa Pig themed physical activity programme will be running again for pre-school at Leighton…

‘Make a difference’ as Big Pledge returns in Wiltshire

People across the county are being asked to ‘make a difference’ as Wiltshire’s Big Pledge…

MP re-elected with huge majority

LOCAL MP Andrew Murrison was re-elected to represent South West Wiltshire in the House of…

Date change for eco house’s starring role

THE Westbury Leigh couple who feature in More4’s ‘Building the Dream’ will be coming to…

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Sport

Purton CC bt Westbury & District CC 1st XI by 63 runs, Sat 16th May

WESTBURY entertained Purton in the latest West of England League Wiltshire Division 2015 season, hoping to put last week’s defeat against Devizes behind them. Westbury made two changes…

Corsley Tennis Club is welcoming new members

Corsley Tennis Club is looking to add to their numbers.  They are an LTA affiliated club, with members from Corsley, Warminsters, Frome, Westbury and surrounding villages. They have…

Devizes CC 1st XI bt Westbury & District CC by 56 runs, Saturday 9th May

Westbury and District Cricket Club suffered a surprising loss in their latest league game. Westbury travelled to play Devizes in the latest Wiltshire Division League match, hoping to…

Westbury Rugby Club presentation evening

Westbury Rugby Club held their Annual Dinner and Presentation evening on Saturday 9th May in the clubhouse at Knott Field. Although the season had been a disappointing one…

He’s got the power! Westbury powerlifter is British champ

A WESTBURY man become British powerlifting champion, taking two gold medals at a competition in Alexandria, Scotland. Matt Doughty, a site manager at John of Gaunt School, has…

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

Mead Nursery break annual fundraising record

The Mead Nursery (www.themeadnursery.co.uk) based in Brokerswood near Rudge, hosted their annual Charity Day on Sunday 26th April, and are thrilled to announce they raised an incredible…

Rotary Club collects for Nepal

The Rotary Club of Westbury have collected £630 for survivors of the Nepal disaster. “On Friday the 1st May we collected outside Morrison Supermarket for the disaster…

“Communi-Tea” Party raises hundreds for charity

Customers and colleagues at Morrisons Westbury raised £445.99 for Sue Ryder after over 100 guests attended the store’s first-ever Communi-Tea Party. The Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party,…

Education

Election Day at Bitham Brook

Children in oak unit at Bitham Brook Primary School held their own elections on Thursday 7th May. They organised parties and campaigns and produced their own campaign…

Biscuits and ballots for Dilton Marsh young voters

BEING too young to vote didn’t stop pupils at Dilton Marsh Primary School getting into the spirit of the general election this month, as they held a biscuit…

New Bratton headteacher praises “vibrant” community

BRATTON Primary School’s new headteacher is pleased with the welcome he has received since arriving, and is excited to help the school improve. Ian Bolton started at the…

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

Westbury woman’s role in saving Warminster pub

A WESTBURY landlady hopes to be the driving force behind a successful relaunch of one of Warminster’s oldest pubs. Jacquie Young, who runs the Ludlow Arms,  will be…

For she’s a jolly good fellow! … & so say the Royal College of Chiropractors

The Maristow Chiropractic Clinic is delighted to announce that Dr. Kay Pearce, clinic director, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Chiropractors. Fellows are…

Care company treats clients to a luxury tea party

Eric and Anne Pelling, founders of care company Butterfly, recently welcomed clients from Wiltshire and Bath to a spring tea party. Each year, the couple, who live…

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