Atlantic crossing gig to put Westbury on the map

Wiltshire Times:

9:28am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Singer Leander Morales aims to put Westbury Music and Arts Festival on the map by playing a gig in a America and England in the same day.

Do you know woman caught on CCTV after Morrisons phone theft?

Wiltshire Times:

1:43pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Police want to speak to a woman filmed on CCTV after a £400 mobile phone was taken from the Morrisons store in Westbury.

Westbury store staff get on bikes for round world challenge

Wiltshire Times:

9:36am Monday 25th August 2014

Morrisons in Westbury is one of 112 south west Morrisons stores getting in a spin for the Round the World Cycle Challenge this weekend.

Overgrown Westbury Leigh footpaths blamed on council redundancies

Wiltshire Times:

9:24am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A retired couple who have been walking the same footpaths around their Westbury Leigh home for 29 years are frustrated at not being able to use them because they are overgrown.

Wiltshire men fined for drunken goldfish cocktail stunt

Wiltshire Times:

5:46pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Sick pranksters Terry Gallop and Jason Williams have been banned from keeping fish for two years after one of them drank two goldfish as part of a drunken birthday dare.

GCSE results: Matravers School, Westbury

Wiltshire Times:

11:29am Thursday 21st August 2014

Headteacher Simon Riding is delighted with Matravers School's GCSE results.

Westbury's restored war memorial is rededicated

Wiltshire Times:

8:37am Wednesday 20th August 2014

The rededication of Westbury’s war memorial at All Saints Church took place on Sunday.

Westbury master glove maker retires after half century of service

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Half a century of carefully cutting leather is over now for glovemaker Dennis Smith.

Westbury filming begins for First World War commemoration project

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Parts of Westbury went back in time this week, as filming began for the town’s First World War community commemoration, All Quiet on the Westbury Front.

A-level results: Matravers School, Westbury

Wiltshire Times:

4:56pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Friends Jake Kneller and Rob Morris both secured places at Southampton University because of their A-level grades after studying at Matravers School, Westbury.

Westbury boy bags three medals at the transplant games

Wiltshire Times:

8:22am Thursday 14th August 2014

Heart transplant boy Tyler Wood returned from a weekend of sporting challenges with three medals around his neck.

Westbury rail fete fun boosts Macmillan Cancer Support

Wiltshire Times:

12:37pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Westbury train crew depot and station’s first summer fair on Saturday not only brought First Great Western staff together, but also raised £1,700 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Well kitted out to start the new season’s games at Chapmanslade

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

Chapmanslade Primary School will be able to play their football matches in style this autumn, as the children have chosen a new kit kindly sponsored by S J Vezey Agricultural Services.

Brave-hearted Westbury boy

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Westbury boy Tyler Wood, who two years ago underwent a heart transplant but is now glowing with health, will take part in the British Transplant Games today.

A chance to toast Edington brewery

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Members of Parliament will get the chance to toast the beer from Edington’s Three Daggers Brewery after five casks of Daggers Ale were delivered to the House of Commons last week.

Summer fete fun at Westbury to aid Macmillan

Wiltshire Times: Buses have been running between Westbury rail station and Trowbridge after the line was closed following the incident

2:08pm Thursday 7th August 2014

First Great Western staff from Westbury Traincrew Depot and the Station will be holding an summer fair on Saturday to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Do you know men who targeted vulnerable girl during train journey from Westbury?

Wiltshire Times:

10:19am Tuesday 29th July 2014

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for the public’s help after a vulnerable girl was subjected to inappropriate sexual comments during a train journey.

Folk festival can keep building on its success - Steve Knightley

Wiltshire Times:

1:32pm Monday 28th July 2014

Singer Steve Knightley says this year’s Village Pump Folk Festival was a resounding success - and can still get bigger and better.

Trowbridge bishop killed in bike smash

Wiltshire Times:

6:20am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE Christian community and neighbours are mourning Trowbridge bishop Tony Palmer, who was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday.

Alliance launches new petition against Westbury bypass

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

The White Horse Alliance has  launched a petition calling on Westbury MP Dr Andrew Murrison, and Wiltshire Council to support its campaign to stop an eastern bypass, which it says would ruin the landscape..  

Hear soldiers’ war stories in Westbury

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

SOLDIERS in a replica First World War trench will be at Soisy Gardens, Westbury, from 10am on August 2 as part of the town’s centenary events.

Warminster festival for all the family

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

LOCAL bands will be displaying their talent for the free Inspire Music Festival in Warminster Park from 2-8pm on Sunday.

Pedals turn a mile for every fallen soldier

Wiltshire Times:

6:10am Saturday 26th July 2014

SOLDIER Alexander Laird hopes to raise £3,000 by cycling from Whitby to Brighton on the charity Family Activity Breaks’ annual cycle ride, starting on Saturday.

Future Westbury boffins in robot wars

Wiltshire Times:

11:43am Friday 25th July 2014

STUDENTS from Year 9 at Maltravers School, Westbury, spent a day designing aeroplanes, code breaking and building robots to get them thinking about a career in engineering.

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.

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