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Published on January 2, 2014

Local charity providing an “oasis” for families affected by cancer

AN “oasis in the week” was how one client described the counselling she received from local charity Positive Action on Cancer (PAC), following her diagnosis of cancer. This special service…

Westbury Mayor – Christmas greetings to a fantastic community

WESTBURY mayor, cllr David Windess, says Westbury has shown a ‘fantastic community spirit’ throughout 2013, as he delivers his Christmas message to readers of the White Horse News.  Cllr Windess…

Campus and carols at this week’s area board meeting

Campus and carol singing will be top of the agenda when the Westbury Area Board meets on Thursday 12th December. Pupils from Westbury Junior School will be adding a seasonal…

Shop in Westbury this Christmas

WESTBURY traders are reminding residents that there are plenty of last minute gifts and festive items you can pick up in town.  Local traders point out that with everything from…

New rail service will cut journey times for Westbury passengers

AN improved rail service, increasing the number of trains from Westbury to Swindon (via Trowbridge, Melksham, and Chippenham) will start this month.  First Great Western’s draft timetable has an additional…

New programme to help Westbury students fulfil their potential

Matravers School has launched its new ‘Able, Gifted and Talented’ programme across the school.  This programme is aimed at ensuring that every student, regardless of ability, is fully challenged to…

Westbury’s Christmas countdown 2013

Day of festivities will lead to Christmas lights switch on  ‘Christmas in Westbury’ kicks off in style on Saturday 23rd November with an exciting day of festive events culminating with…

Last chance to comment in Westbury campus consultation

TIME is running out to have your say in the campus consultation, which closes on the 29th November.  A community campus in Westbury will shape the way council services and…

Wiltshire Council – all in this together?

CRITICISM continues to be levelled at Wiltshire councillors who last week voted to increase their allowances.  Just weeks after making 252 council staff redundant, the leader of the council, Jane…

Improved Trans Wilts rail service is on track

AN improved train service between Westbury and Swindon, with additional trains running through Trowbridge, Melksham and Chippenham, could be operating by Christmas. Council leaders gave the go-ahead on 22nd October…