Folk fans gather for fabulous Pump festival

Wiltshire Times:

4:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

As the tents went up and the music started at the Village Pump Folk Festival this week, director John Alderslade was confident the weekend would go well.

Police plea for witnesses after Westbury man, 49, hit by car at Caen Hill, Devizes

Wiltshire Times: Police are investigating a collision that injured two people yesterday

1:47pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after an accident in Devizes last night in which a Westbury man was seriously hurt.

Air ambulance flies Westbury woman to hospital for emergency treatment

Wiltshire Times: Wiltshire's air ambulance

3:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

A woman in her 40s from Westbury was airlifted to the Royal United Hospital, Bath, by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance at 8.30pm on Sunday, after suffering from what is described as a neurological emergency.

Artist to put First World War heroes in frame

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Westbury artist Helen Chester has appealed for families to send her their photographs of family members who fought in the First World War so she can paint their portraits.

Big buzz at Westbury school’s super summer fete

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Pupils at Westbury Junior School enjoyed glorious sunshine for their recent summer fete.

Campaigners angry as 35-acre Hawkeridge business park gets go-ahead

Wiltshire Times: Residents from Hawkeridge near Westbury have formed the Hawkeridge Action Group to stop development of a 35-acre business park on green fields surrounding the village                  			   (40344)

4:02pm Friday 18th July 2014

Plans for a 35-acre business park near Hawkeridge have been approved, despite furious opposition from local residents.

Schools on alert after bid to kidnap boy, 12, in Westbury

Wiltshire Times: British Transport police badge

1:33pm Friday 18th July 2014

Schools have been put on alert after two men attempted to kidnap a 12-year-old boy at Westbury rail station on Sunday afternoon.

Sun and games in Westbury to celebrate summer

Wiltshire Times:

8:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Westbury held its Summer Celebration event on Saturday, with a whole host of stalls, children’s attractions and bands playing in the evening until midnight.

Boy left shaken but uninjured after Westbury kidnap bid

Wiltshire Times: British Transport Police appeal for ‘Good Samaritan’ following assault at Wirral train station

10:37am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A 12-year-old boy was left shaken after two men in a white van attempted to kidnap him at Westbury rail station on Sunday afternoon.

Decision time over controversial 35-acre Hawkeridge business park

Wiltshire Times: Residents from Hawkeridge near Westbury have formed the Hawkeridge Action Group to stop development of a 35-acre business park on green fields surrounding the village                  			   (40344)

10:35am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Wiltshire Council’s Strategic Planning Committee will decide this morning whether to give the go-ahead to controversial plans for a 35-acre business park in Hawkeridge which could create 1,400 jobs.

Joy for family as missing Conker the Beagle turns up, safe and well

Wiltshire Times:

8:59am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A family is delighted after their tan, black and white male Beagle dog Conker was found safe and well.

Police issue warning after attempted kidnapping in Westbury of 12-year-old boy

Wiltshire Times: British Transport Police appeal for ‘Good Samaritan’ following assault at Wirral train station

8:42am Wednesday 16th July 2014

British Transport Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping of a 12-year-old boy on Sunday at Westbury railway station.

Westbury football stalwart honoured by PM

Wiltshire Times:

1:41pm Friday 11th July 2014

A volunteer groundsman who has prepped Westbury’s football pitches for 50 years is the latest winner of a new Point of Light award, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

Family's appeal after pet dog Conker flees Westbury garden

Wiltshire Times:

11:55am Monday 7th July 2014

A family is upset after their tan, black and white male Beagle dog, who answers to the name Conker, went missing yesterday at about 2.30pm.

‘Baby’-minding homework for Beckington pupils

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

As part of their Human Reproduction and Relationships Science strand, the Year 6 class from Springmead School in Beckington have been taking part in a Flour Babies project.

Westbury firm shows bags of care

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

The Westbury-based Paper Bag Company has gained Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, pledging its commitment and responsibility to the environment and to stand against reckless deforestation.

Westbury firm’s right on track with F1 team order

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

Specialist firm Spectra, based on the West Wilts Trading Estate in Westbury, has built a new mobile HQ for the Williams Martini Racing F1 team ahead of this Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Escaped corn snake is startling sight in Westbury

Wiltshire Times:

11:05am Friday 4th July 2014

A metre-long white snake with red eyes was spotted on the front drive of a house in Chalford, Westbury, by retired headteacher Anthony Sadler.

Alzheimer café to celebrate fifth birthday

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

9:52am Friday 4th July 2014

The Alzheimer café run by Alzheimer’s Support will celebrate its fifth birthday on Thursday, July 10, with live music by seven-piece folk band Raggle Taggle and a barbecue.

Westbury cadets need land to take to the sky

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

4:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

Westbury's Air Training Corps has appealed for permission to use some open land locally so cadets can learn how to fly model aircraft, after safety concerns meant they are not able to take to the air themselves.

A traditional get-together at Matravers's year 13 prom

Wiltshire Times: A traditional get-together at Matravers's year 13 prom

8:30pm Friday 27th June 2014

Students in both Years 12 and 13 from Matravers School, Westbury, got together for a party at the Leigh Park Hotel, Bradford on Avon, on Wednesday evening to say goodbye to the senior sixth formers.

Matravers School Year 11 Prom

Wiltshire Times: This party arrived in a limousine

8:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

Students at Matravers School, Westbury, celebrated the end of their GCSE exams by putting on the glitz and enjoying their end of Year 11 prom at Cumberwell Park Golf Club, Bradford on Avon.

Westbury cadets need land to take to the sky

Wiltshire Times: Model aircraft enthusiasts Eddie Barker, right, and Melvin Jordan Picture Ref: 200387

5:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

Westbury's Air Training Corps has appealed for permission to use some open land locally so cadets can learn how to fly model aircraft, after safety concerns meant they are not able to take to the air themselves.

Firefighters at scene of shed blaze

Wiltshire Times: .

1:41pm Friday 27th June 2014

Firefighters are tackling a blaze in a shed in Hawkeridge.

Dog mess crackdown only possible with joint dog warden, say Westbury and Warminster councillors

Wiltshire Times: Last year Wiltshire Council only issued two fixed penalty notices for dog fouling, says Cllr Russell Hawker

8:41am Thursday 26th June 2014

Westbury and Warminster town councils are looking at setting up a joint dog warden service to crack down on owners who fail to clean up after their pets.

Westbury teenagers bailed over railway trespass charge

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

7:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

Two Westbury teenagers appeared at Swindon Youth Court accused of trespassing near the railway in Yarnbrook last week.

Handbag is stolen from Edington house

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

6:00pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A handbag was stolen from a house in Westbury Road, Edington, on Monday, June 9, between 9.30am and 11.45am.

Citroen Picasso vandalised in Westbury

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

2:13pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A mauve Citroen Picasso was scratched along the passenger side on Brembridge Road, Westbury, between 4.30pm on Sunday, June 8, and 5.30pm on Monday, June 9.

Dilton Marsh pupils pick up environmental award from Duchess

Wiltshire Times: Dilton Marsh pupils

10:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

Pupils from Dilton Marsh CofE Primary School have been presented with the Environmental Youth Award by the Duchess of Cornwall.

Wonderful weather for Westbury's weekend of walking

Wiltshire Times: Westbury Walkers

10:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

Westbury Walkers spent a pleasant weekend staying in Simonsbath, in the heart of Exmoor.

Party time as Westbury Leigh primary celebrates

Wiltshire Times: Headteacher Debbie Grimsey, centre, with former deputy headteacher Susan Martin and Sophie Annetts, right, the widow of school governor John Annetts, with the commemorative photograph montage made in his honour

11:00am Friday 20th June 2014

Westbury Leigh School celebrated its 10th anniversary in its new building, on Sandalwood Road, with a garden party on Friday.

Cyclist flown to hospital by Wiltshire Air Ambulance after Westbury accident

Wiltshire Times: New trustees for air ambulance

4:43pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Wiltshire Air Ambulance flew a male cyclist to the Royal United Hospital, Bath, today after he was involved in an accident with a red Peugeot car in Westbury.

Dilton Marsh postie’s special 280-mile ride

Wiltshire Times: Allen Marsh is in training for the testing overnight cycling fundraiser

3:30pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Dilton Marsh postman, Allen Laker, will be giving his all for charity Scope when he undertakes an extreme endurance event, the London to Paris 2-hour cycle challenge, on Saturday, July 5.

All hands to the pumps for folk at Westbury

Wiltshire Times: Steve Knightley and John Alderslade at the festival site

12:00pm Sunday 15th June 2014

Organisers of the annual Village Pump Folk Festival need volunteers to help out as stewards for the event, which takes place at White Horse Country Park from July 25-27.

Westbury school turns back clock with Victorian day

Wiltshire Times: Westbury Juniors in their Victorian outfits learn how to sit still and quiet, hands clasped

10:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

The Year 5 staff and children at Westbury Junior School brought the Victorians to life with a Victorian Day where both staff and children experienced a school day from the 1800s.

Scary Poppins and pals hit Edington trail for charity

Wiltshire Times: Paul Fox and son Daniel on the trail

3:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Edington village held a Walt Disney-themed scarecrow walk to raise funds for Dorothy House Hospice Care and to upgrade facilities at the village hall.

Hoax 999 calls warning by police follows arrest of Westbury teenager

Wiltshire Times: Swindon Superintendent Gavin Williams

2:44pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

Wiltshire Police have warned of the consequences of making hoax 999 calls after a teenage girl was arrested.

Chapmanslade children create Noah’s art

Wiltshire Times: Children create Noah’s art

10:30am Sunday 8th June 2014

Children at Chapmanslade Primary School spent a day learning about Noah. The Open the Book group led a drama in church depicting the story from the Old Testament.

Westbury brothers raise cash for abandoned pooches

Wiltshire Times: Alfie and Charlie Waker, with Mouse, Morris and Fizz, raised £370 for Alaskan Malamutes with a raffle and cake sale

10:00am Sunday 8th June 2014

Brothers Alfie and Charlie Waker have raised £370 to help their favourite breed of dogs, the Alaskan Malamute.

Westbury ex-Legion man placed on sex register

Wiltshire Times: Alan Williams at Yeovil Magistrates’ Court on Friday

11:30am Saturday 7th June 2014

The former standard bearer for Westbury Royal British Legion, Alan Williams, has been given a 12-month supervision order after he admitted touching a vulnerable man in a sexual manner.

Edington's Disney-themed scarecrow trail for charity

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

This year’s Edington Scarecrow Trail will be themed around Disney characters, with money raised going towards the upkeep of the parish hall and Dorothy House Hospice Care.

Westbury writer’s second spooky novel

Wiltshire Times: Rachel Janice Rodwell

8:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Westbury writer Rachel Janice Rodwell is celebrating the release of her second novel, Vampire Cove, The Red Cliffs.

Morris enthusiast celebrates 80th birthday with rally for classic car fans

Wiltshire Times: Tony Hale with his 1936 Morris Eight before yesterday’s motor tour for vintage Morris vehicles. Photo: Trevor Porter (48869)

5:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Motor enthusiast Tony Hale celebrated his 80th birthday by organising his final motor tour for vintage Morris cars.

New Westbury brewery provides beer with a local twist

Wiltshire Times: Andrew Murray and brewer Jon Piling at the new Twisted Brewery Co in Westbury

1:10pm Sunday 1st June 2014

Westbury's new micro-brewery wants to establish its traditional hand-crafted ales as first choice for local pub-goers.

League gives Hope a boost

Wiltshire Times: Hermione Sonnet, four, helps her grandmother Erica Watson, vice chairman of Westbury League of Friends, to present a cheque for £574 to Rosa Woodley, fundraiser for Hope for Tomorrow

3:00pm Saturday 31st May 2014

THE Westbury League of Friends have presented a cheque for £574 to the charity Hope for Tomorrow.

Sun will shine on second farm

Wiltshire Times: Madgwick and Frans van de Noort, the UK Solar director and the  European Solar director, at Sevor Farm Solar

3:00pm Sunday 25th May 2014

A second solar farm in Broughton Gifford has been given planning permission, after councillors visited the land on Wednesday.

Extra 300 homes near Westbury White Horse

Wiltshire Times: David Jenkins

1:00pm Sunday 25th May 2014

Another 300 homes could be added to an estate planned on the edge of Westbury, under the gaze of the town’s iconic White Horse.

Cancer support through bare-faced cheek at Westbury

Wiltshire Times: The Royal United Hospital

7:00pm Friday 23rd May 2014

Scantily-clad butlers will be the main attraction at the Prestbury Sports Bar, Westbury, when it holds its ladies night on Sunday in aid of breast cancer charities.

Westbury family run for brother’s sake

Wiltshire Times: Sarah Amey with James Waugh top; right, Ian Waugh

7:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

Westbury runner James Waugh and his family are taking part in the Great North Run on September 7, in aid of his terminally-ill brother.

Westbury man killed in building site accident

Wiltshire Times: The scene at Maidenhead after the death of Westbury man Benjamin Hugh Wylie

5:49pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

A construction worker killed at a building site in Berkshire last week has been named locally as Westbury man Benjamin Wylie.

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