Man accused of rape and sexual assault in Westbury bailed

Wiltshire Times: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

9:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A man accused of rape and sexual assault over a two-year period has been released on bail by a judge.

Delays expected during £400k of work on A350 in Westbury

Wiltshire Times: webpix cone accident roads road traffic roadworks

4:45pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Motorists and residents are being warned to expect delays when a major road maintenance scheme starts on the A350 in Westbury late this month.

Police warn of delays as abnormal load takes to Wiltshire roads

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

1:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Wiltshire Police are warning motorists to be aware of an abnormal load that will be passing through the county this weekend.

Trial for Westbury man facing 22 farm machinery fraud charges

Wiltshire Times: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

10:04am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A man who is accused of 22 counts of frauds in relation to farm machinery and plant is to face trial by judge and jury.

Open day at Westbury fire station raises £1k

Wiltshire Times:

9:47am Tuesday 9th September 2014

An open day at Westbury fire station on Saturday has been hailed a huge success, with more than £1,000 being raised for the Fire Fighters Charity.

Getting mucky in Bratton in aid of four top charities

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

The Duke at Bratton set the scene for a fun day enjoyed by all to support charities: the Poppy Appeal, Dorothy House, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Help For Heroes.

Help needed in Westbury for a blooming good project

Wiltshire Times:

10:30am Sunday 7th September 2014

Whole families will be helped to bloom thanks to a charity project to create an allotment in Westbury.

Parents condemn school’s tough line on uniform

Wiltshire Times:

1:12pm Friday 12th September 2014

Matravers School in Westbury this week defended its policy of issuing ID lanyards to pupils wearing incorrect uniform this week, after receiving several complaints from parents.

Bins set ablaze in Westbury night after night

Wiltshire Times: Wheelie bin fires can put lives at risk

8:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Three wheelie bins have been destroyed in fires behind shops in Westbury High Street this week, with a fourth bin blaze in Edward Street.

See what firefighters do at Westbury open day

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Westbury Fire Station has an open day to encourage new retained firefighters and show what they do.

Sci-fi characters are centre stage at first two-day Melksham Comic Con

Wiltshire Times:

5:31pm Monday 1st September 2014

Spiderman, Superman and a steampunk Dalek were among those made an appearance at Melksham Comic Con at the weekend.

Morrisons staff in global bike challenge raise £1.2k

Wiltshire Times:

4:01pm Monday 1st September 2014

Staff at Morrisons in Westbury have raised £1,277 for charity by taking part in the Round the World Cycle Challenge.

Do you know man caught on CCTV after indecent exposure on train?

Wiltshire Times:

3:45pm Monday 1st September 2014

British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify and speak to after reports of indecent exposure on a train between Trowbridge and Westbury railway stations.

Atlantic crossing gigs to put Westbury festival on map

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Sunday 31st 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.

Disabled Westbury woman knocked over by would-be thief

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

8:58am Friday 29th August 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted burglary in Westbury in which a disabled woman was knocked over.

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.

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.


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