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Published on August 14, 2018

Dilton Marsh Flower and Handicraft Show

Dilton Marsh Flower and Handicraft Show, held last weekend, was a great success with more entries than previous years and more viewings of exhibits. Liz Lee reports, “Fruit, vegetables, flowers,…

Racing brothers looking to conquer Silverstone

BROTHERS Jay and Sean Able have been selected to take part in the British Talent Cup at Silverstone this month. If they go through to the next stage, the brothers…

Tribute to well-known Westbury man

OWNER of Page Electrical, Tim Page, tragically died recently of a sudden heart attack, aged 59. Tim had run Page Electrical in Westbury for over 30 years, doing anything from…

Air ambulance returns to the skies

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance’s helicopter is now able to resume flying operations. Following rigorous testing of the Bell 429 helicopter on the ground and in flight, it was released back to…

Pub owners celebrate first anniversary

PUB owners, Sue and Julian Ashford, who took over The Railway Inn, are celebrating their first anniversary with a celebration party, where all are welcome. Sue Ashford left a career…

Woman left burnt after white powder found in package

FEAR spread across Westbury last weekend as a woman received emergency attention from response vehicles after opening an Amazon package that was covered in a small amount of white powder,…

Koala breeding programme will bring Australian favourites to Longleat

Longleat is spearheading an international breeding and awareness-building programme for Australia’s iconic and increasingly threatened koala. Later this year the Wiltshire estate, which opened the world’s first drive-through safari outside…

Brokerswood holiday park owners nominated for national award

Haulfryn Group Ltd, owner of Brokerswood Holiday Park near Westbury, has been nominated for the Best UK Family Holiday/Holiday Park Operator in the prestigious 2018 British Travel Awards (BTAs). The…

New shop owner keeps sweet tradition alive in Westbury

THE sweet shop on Maristow Street has been transformed into ‘Dollies & Bears Sweet Shop’ where owner, Simon Dolbear, hopes to bring a blast from the past and keep a…

Disappointment as Wiltshire Council votes against planting more trees

Wiltshire Councilhas voted against backing a Lib Dem proposal to advocate a minimum of a 25% canopy of trees to be planted in any new housing estate. Despite gaining cross-party…