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Westbury schools make the grade

SCHOOLS in the Westbury area have been praised recently for the improvements made in recent years, which have seen four schools recover from Ofsted monitoring measures. This year…

Tributes paid to car crash victims

TRIBUTES have been paid to a man and woman from the Westbury area who were two of four people killed in crashes on the Warminster bypass in just ten…

Citizens Advice Bureau withdraws Westbury drop-in

CITIZENS Advice Bureau (CAB) has this month ceased its Wednesday drop-in service at the Laverton, and is encouraging people to contact advisers via phone and internet instead. The…

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Dilton Marsh School head teacher retires after 26 years

IT has been an emotional few weeks for Dilton Marsh Primary School as staff and…

All systems go for STOP

STOP hospital campaign group continue to meet regularly working towards their aims of retaining part…

Westbury Court still requires improvement

WESTBURY Court Care Home in Station Road has received an overall rating of ‘requires improvement’,…

Council could jump ship on £150m contract

THE future of road maintenance in the county has been called into question amid claims…

Pensioners pack hall for cake and advice

Grassacres Hall in Westbury was the packed venue for an information session with a difference…

Community grant boost for The Laverton

Visitor experience has been improved at the Laverton following a community grant which has been…

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Sport

United looking forward to new season

WESTBURY United have started preparations for the new season  with a presentation evening on Saturday 18th July and two pre-season games. Chairman Matt Bright and manager Shaun Gardiner…

Westbury Netball team look forward to the upcoming season

Westbury Netball Club is looking forward to the new season and welcoming back existing players. They also are inviting new players to join the team. Registration will take…

Westbury & District CC, Wilts – 1st XI Vs Calne CC – 1st XI Calne won by 9 wickets, Saturday 25th July

Westbury went down to a nine wicket defeat in the West of England Premier League on Saturday. Westbury scored 175 all out with Jared Mcdonald top scoring on…

Familiar faces back at Westbury United

Westbury United manager Shaun Gardiner has been busy signing new players ahead of the new season.  Several names will be familiar to locals having played for Westbury United…

Chloe competes in inter-schools show jumping event

MATRAVERS student, Chloe Little, who has recently joined the school’s equestrian team, had her first outing last month in the Inter Schools Show Jumping competition which was held…

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

Morrisons staff reach for the moon

Colleagues at Morrisons Westbury are preparing to blast off for their next fundraising challenge – which they hope will take them all the way to the moon.…

Dorothy House receives Suave charity money

A cheque for £528 that was raised from Suave wine bar’s Ladies Day last month, has been presented to Dorothy House Hospice.  Helena King, who is a…

Rotary donate to hall repair fund

ROTARY Club of Westbury recently made a donation to Welfare of the Elderly towards the repair of Grass Acres Hall. Rotary member and local councillor Sue Ezra…

Education

FOWLS Summer Barbecue a great success

Pupils, parents and staff came out in force to support Westbury Leigh Church of England Primary School on Friday 3rd July for the annual FOWLS Summer Barbecue.…

Fairfield Farm College Summer Ball

Fairfield Farm College said farewell to the 2015 leavers on Friday 24th July in style with an Egyptian themed Summer Ball. “An amazing time was had by…

Matravers commended at Education Business Awards

MATRAVERS School recently came runner-up at the Education Business Awards in the ‘Outstanding Progress – Secondary School’ category. The award is presented to the UK Secondary School…

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

The Enterprise Network – helping you work from home

Juggling work and childcare in the school holidays can be a real challenge, but if you run your business from home, it can be even more difficult. …

Local solicitors’ firm recruits specialist team

FDC Law, Solicitors, welcomes three new recruits to its Frome office to help provide specialist legal services to the local community.  Private client solicitor, Jane Healey, specialises…

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…

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