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Hospital campaigner is Westbury’s Person of the Year 2015

Hospital campaigner is Westbury’s Person of the Year 2015

WESTBURY’S Person of the Year 2015 award has been won by hospital campaigner Erica Watson. Hundreds of votes were received in the competition, which was organised by White…

Anti-fracking group starts up in Westbury

A GROUP has been set up in Westbury to oppose fracking after it was revealed that  licences have been granted to explore for gas in the area. The group…

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‘Hopper’ bus axed

THE Connect2 RUH bus service – aka the ‘Hopper’ – will be terminated in May this…

Westbury town council joins fight against hospital homes

WESTBURY Town Council has submitted a lengthy objection to plans to build a housing estate on…

The Duke wins commended at FreeFrom Eating Out Awards

THE Duke in Bratton was commended at the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards 2015 in the…

New council proposed for Westbury Leigh

WESTBURY Leigh could have its own parish council if one town councillor’s idea to separate the…

Mayor of Westbury to host civic service

THE Mayor of Westbury, councillor David Bradshaw, will be hosting a civic service in Westbury this…

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Sport

Westbury United 2-3 Keynsham Town 3 – Toolstation League Division One, Sat. 19th Dec.

Westbury couldn’t quite force a late equaliser as they had in the return fixture a few months ago, but in all honesty Keynsham should have won more comfortably. …

Westbury Utd 0-3 Almonsbury UWE – Toolstation Division One, Sat. 5th December

Almondsbury got the better of Westbury at the howling gale at windswept Meadow Lane to record their 3rd victory of the season over United.  This was a disappointing…

Ashton & Backwell Utd 5-0 Westbury – Toolstation Division 1, Weds. 2nd December

There only seemed likely to be one winner when Westbury’s Joe Cavalla, Jordon Matthews, Shav Allen and Dan Moore were running their hosts ragged in the opening 20…

Westbury 1-3 Almondsbury UWE – Les Phillips Cup Round 1, Saturday 14th Nov. –

Despite conceding twice in the opening 10 minutes, United had only themselves to blame for not forcing extra time as they wasted a number of chances at a…

Two firsts for runners at Bristol + Bath marathon

MEMBERS of Westbury Running Club last month completed their first ever marathon at the brand new Bristol + Bath Marathon The five runners, who met at the club…

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

Inner Wheel Club of Westbury presents cheque to Wiltshire Air Ambulance

A cheque for £750 was recently presented to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance by representatives from Westbury Inner Wheel.  This money was the result of a fashion show…

Man cycles height of Everest to fund African charity trip

A LOCAL man cycled the entire height of Mount Everest last weekend to raise money for his upcoming charity work in Ghana. Bratton man Chris Joyce cycled almost nine…

Wiltshire Mind needs you!

Wiltshire Mind is a local mental health charity based in Melksham, working to improve the lives of those with mental health issues. Carolyn Beale of Wiltshire Mind…

Education

White Horse Children’s Centre will stay open

THE White Horse Children’s Centre in Westbury will not be affected by Wiltshire Council’s cut to children’s centres. Following a public consultation, Wiltshire Council  has approved the…

A day in the life of a Victorian school

YEAR 2 of Westbury Leigh Primary School kicked off their ‘Victorians and the Industrial Revolution’ topic with a Victorian Day  on Friday  8th January. Both the children…

Westbury Junior School’s action packed residential trip

All of the year 6 children at Westbury Junior School recently went on their annual residential trip to Hooke Court in Dorset. Over 50 children and eight…

Transport

Village to tackle speeding problem following accident

Chapmanslade Parish Council has said it will be cracking down on traffic problems after a schoolgirl was involved in a minor accident earlier this month. A group…

Railway improvements will see new weekday services for Westbury

WESTBURY will have four additional daily train services as of next week, with extra journeys to Salisbury, Yeovil Pen Mill, and London Waterloo. The extra services come…

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…

Business

It’s for you – telecoms firm re-locates to Westbury

A firm specialising in communications has taken space at a business centre in an industrial area of Westbury. Property consultancy Myddelton & Major has successfully negotiated the…

West Country Jewellers opens on Warminster Road

A NEW shop has opened on Warminster Road, selling  jewellery and women’s clothes.  West Country Jewellers is owned by Mary Bryant who also runs a jewellers shop in Melksham.…

Restaurant shortlisted for national award

ZIA Pizza in Leigh Park Westbury has been shortlisted in the prestigious Independent Pizza Restaurant Award at the 2015 PAPA Awards.  Run by the Pizza, Pasta and…

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