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Published on November 4, 2014

Operation Christmas Child moves to Westbury!

Operation Christmas Child moves to Westbury!

  OPERATION Christmas Child which is now under way for another year, has moved its operating centre to a warehouse in Westbury. New organisers hope the town will see 30,000 shoeboxes…

New renewable energy power station planned for Westbury

Plans to build a new 22 megawatt power station in Westbury – big enough to power 10,000 homes – have been unveiled.  Northacre Renewable Energy, part of The Hills Group,…

Wiltshire stonemason to build national memorial

Wiltshire stonemason to build national memorial

STONEMASONS Young Johnson have been commissioned to build a new memorial for the Afghanistan War, to be homed at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. The memorial will be built…

Bratton man nears end of 1,824 mile challenge

Bratton man nears end of 1,824 mile challenge

A BRATTON man is nearing the end of a gym trek challenge to run, cycle and row the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats – and back again. Paul…

Flu jab clinics for ‘at risk’ groups in Westbury

WHITE Horse Health Centre is urging local people – particularly those in vulnerable groups – to get their annual flu jabs in special flu jab clinics this week. No appointment…

New rigorous improvement plan and new management team at Westbury nursing home

WESTBURY Court Nursing Home has introduced a rigorous improvement programme following heavy criticism from former members of staff and a damning report from the Care Quality Commission. The nursing home…

Fourth Westbury Lions 10k set to be a roaring success

WESTBURY Lions’ annual 10k run is taking place this weekend;  the predicted numbers are already exceeding last year’s turnout, and entries are still open! The run, which takes begins at 11am…

Matravers’ headteacher causes controversy with ‘lanyards policy’

A controversial policy by Matravers School to issue students wearing incorrect uniform with lanyards – a sign worn round their neck saying ‘wrong uniform’ – has divided opinion amongst parents…

Lengthy road closures a worry for Westbury businesses

BUSINESS owners in Westbury have raised concerns about the effect next month’s A350 road closures will have on their trading. The stretch of the A350 from the Bitham Park roundabout to…

Westbury care home – more ex staff speak out

Westbury Court  Care Home has come under more fire following a damning report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Now former members of staff have spoken out about the care…