WHITE HORSE News reporter Sam Tarling is leaving the paper to work abroad in Lebanon.
Sam has secured a month’s internship at the Daily Star in Beirut, the leading English language newspaper in the Middle East. Following this, he will either return to the UK to study politics at Queen Mary University in London or, preferably, secure employment with the Daily Star and remain in Beirut.
Sam said, “I’ve had a great two years with the White Horse News and certainly learned a lot. I’ve enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life, including many of Westbury’s brightest characters; hopefully I’ve done their stories as much justice as possible.”
Sam said that highlights of his time at the paper included covering Glastonbury Festival with the added bonus of “posh camping and showers,” taking pictures in the middle of one of the heaviest rainstorms seen in recent years at the 2007 Christmas lights switch-on, spending an evening on patrol with PC Nick Holt, and travelling to London for a special report on the G20 protests.
White Horse News owners Ian and Susan Drew said, “Sam has been an asset to our team of reporters and he has built up a good rapport with the people of Westbury, which is something we always encourage in our local newspapers.
“We would like to thank Sam for his efforts and wish him all the best with his future endeavours.”
Pictured: Sam Tarling interviews a Westbury resident during a public demonstration about the closure of Westbury’s Minor Injuries unit.