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White Horse News is out again on January 2nd – See you all in the New Year!

White Horse News is out again on January 2nd – See you all in the New Year!…

Another blow for Westbury as Police Station is closed

WESTURY will be left without a police station following Wiltshire Police’s plan to formally close the station. Local councillors have hit out at the news saying they were…

You don’t have to be lonely this Christmas

CHRISTMAS can be a hard time of year for a lot of people, however services and groups in Westbury are on hand to ease you through the season…

Trowbridge birthing unit to be axed? Decision to be made in January

A DECISION about the closure of Trowbridge Hospital’s birthing unit is expected to be made in January. If the proposal gets the go-ahead, Trowbridge’s midwifery unit will only provide…

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Vintage cinema comes to Westbury in the new year

THE Laverton will be hosting a vintage cinema  in the new year following the success…

The end of Westbury’s phoneboxes?

BT is intending to remove the last two working payphones from Westbury’s streets  they say…

Health centre staff get set for charity Christmas shopping spree

White Horse Health Centre staff are collecting cash donations to be used for a Christmas…

Village fundraise for defibrillator

HEYWOOD villagers are crowdfunding to install a defibrillator in the recently-adopted phone box on Church…

Bringing back a ‘young voice’ to Westbury

WESTBURY community engagement manager, Graeme Morrison, is hoping to bring a ‘youth voice’ back to…

Area board community grants

WESTBURY Area Board has granted funding for a number of projects totalling £8,723. Both Edington…

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Sport

Sights set on national racing for young brothers

AN AWARD winning family racing team  of teenage brothers, Jay and Sean Able, are asking for help ahead of an important 2020 season of racing. Jay, aged 14…

Heads held high despite depleted side

Sun. 1st December. South West North 1 Topsham Ladies 80 Westbury Ladies 5 Westbury Ladies had a long coach trip to visit the Topsham Ladies for the first…

Swindon Town put on a show for the home fans

Wed. 4th Dec. Wiltshire Shield Quarter-final Westbury United 0 Swindon Town 7 A minute’s silence was impeccably observed prior to kick off in memory of former player Aaron…

Missed chances costly again for United

Sat. 7th December. Toolstation Prem Div. Westbury 0 Cadbury Heath 2 This was a disappointing third consecutive league defeat for Westbury. As with several recent matches, they missed…

Festive Fixtures

Wed 11th Dec Roman Glass St George (H), lge, 7.30pm. Sat 14th Dec Cribbs (H), lge, 3pm. Wed 18th Dec Plymouth Parkway (A), lge, 7.30pm. Thurs 26th Dec…

Features

Get out and about this Easter

IT’S time to take a break this Easter and immerse yourself in all that our beautiful county has to offer by…

Spring Gardening

Top tips for starting early Whether you have a large garden, small garden or just a window box, spring is an…

Spring Gardening Feature

Spring Gardening Feature

It’s springtime again in the garden, the weather is starting to improve and the plants are beginning to grow. Find out…

Fundraising

Dementia doesn’t stop retired policeman

A diagnosis of vascular dementia hasn’t stopped Duncan Baxter of Westbury from enjoying life.  The retired policeman is a keen bowler and fundraiser and has donated £210…

Summer fun day totals £850

THE total raised for the Guide Dogs for the Blind by Westbury Rotary Club and Inner Wheel Westbury has reached £850. The money was raised from a…

Big Quiz Night success

West End Baptist Church would like to thank all those who came along and supported ‘The Big Quiz Nite’ held on behalf of tearfund in November.  Organisers…

Education

Campaign continues to keep special schools open

CAMPAIGNERS who fought to stop Wiltshire Council from closing three special schools, have said that their work still continues. Members of the group ‘Keep Special Schools Local’ say…

School logo inspires new art project

WESTBURY Leigh Primary School children have been working with artist Lise McDermot to create the school’s logo, which represents their core values. The school said, “At Westbury…

Funding for new Bratton pre-school

A NEW pre-school in Bratton may be open as early as January, thanks to a £4,000 boost from Westbury Area Board. In September, Bratton Pre-school closed, resulting…

Business

New developments for Westbury security company

Westbury-based Prosec Consultancy who have been training since 2010,  have been developing the training further over the past year, saying that it is an exciting time for…

New family-run fishing business opens in town centre

Westbury local, Phil Chester, is opening Westbury Tackle, a shop for all your fishing needs, on Maristow Street on Saturday 9th November.  It will be a family-run…

Village pub is rising again!

FAMILIAR faces have re-opened The Rising Sun in North Bradley, and promise to bring back to life a traditional village pub. Andy and Lynette Hobbs are no…

Clubs & Organisations

Model Railway Show – a steaming success

The West Wiltshire Gauge 0 Group held their popular annual railway show, attracting a big crowd to the Paragon Hall, Westbury, on Saturday 16th November. Group organiser,…

Boxing clever at Westbury

OVER 20,000 shoeboxes of gifts for disadvantaged children at Christmas will be dispatched from a warehouse in Westbury. Every year, Operation Christmas Child, run by relief charity Samaritan’s Purse,…

The Special Gift This Christmas

I love Christmas just like a little child.  I love all the fun, the tree and the decorations, gifts, feasting on special foods especially chocolates.   It…

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