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Hockey: two victories and a good draw for Marlborough ladies with the first's win judged as 'magnificent'

25-11-2017 Vicky Moxham

  Gillingham         0       Marlborough     2   The squad set off at the crack of dawn for an early push back away in Dorset. Not having met Gillingham before and teams level on points in the league, the scene was set for a competitive match neither side wanted to lose.

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Wiltshire charity named UK’s best dementia care team

24-11-2017

A Wiltshire charity is celebrating after being told it has the best dementia care team in the United Kingdom.  The Support at Home team run by Alzheimer’s Support has won the Best Team category at the prestigious Dementia Care Awards 2017.

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Head of Gardens - Marlborough College

24-11-2017

  Head of Gardens     An excellent opportunity has arisen for someone who is passionate about gardening with excellent horticulture skills to manage the gardens team at Marlborough College, which is set in beautiful historic surroundings in some 200 acres of College campus. An experienced, positive and enthusiastic gardener and staff manager, with...

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Youth Worker - Aldbourne Youth Council

24-11-2017

  Youth Worker     A thriving, award winning charity has a vacancy for a part time youth worker in Aldbourne.   Hourly rate on a zero hours contract negotiable dependent on experience, hours to suit but will include evenings and Saturdays.   The right candidate will be lively, inspiring and enjoy working with young people.   The...

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Room Leader - Baby Room - Sunflowers at Grafton Nursery

24-11-2017

Room Leader - Baby Room   Sunflowers at Grafton Nursery   Sunflowers at Grafton has been shaping the hearts and minds of little ones since 2011.  Our children have easy access to outdoor play and adventures every day, whatever the weather, in our beautiful natural surroundings in East Grafton.  We are a registered charity...

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Nursery Nurse - Baby Room - Sunflowers at Grafton Nursery

24-11-2017

Nursery Nurse - Baby Room   Sunflowers at Grafton Nursery   Sunflowers at Grafton has been shaping the hearts and minds of little ones since 2011.  Our children have easy access to outdoor play and adventures every day, whatever the weather, in our beautiful natural surroundings in East Grafton.  We are a registered charity run...

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Naming of names

23-11-2017 David Sherratt

Sirs, Marlborough's Town Mayor is right in advising his fellow councillors to reconsider their well-intentioned suggestion that roads on the new Redrow development off Salisbury Road should carry the family names of those Marlborough men who returned home at the end of the First World War after serving with British forces.In...

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What is the real price of a parking space? A share of £25,000?

23-11-2017

With all the discussion in Marlborough about parking - its availability and especially its cost - and Wiltshire Council’s consultation on its intention to raise parking charges,  it was to say the least interesting to spot this estate agent's board in North Street Pewsey.  

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St John’s is Alive with the Sound of Music!

23-11-2017 Sue Round

Over 150 students from Years 7-13 have been busy rehearsing to perform at St John’s Autumn Concert, Theatre on the Hill on Thursday 23 November.  Open to family and friends, the programme is an eclectic mix of classical, jazz, folk and popular music, from Beethoven to Bernstein and Handel to...

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Hockey: a hat-trick of wins for Marlborough men - with two teams finding four goals

23-11-2017 Matt Way

Marlborough Men   4     Bristol & West     1Marlborough needed a win against Bristol and West if they were to maintain their position in the table and keep in contention for promotion - especially after two defeats without any goals scored.

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St John’s is Alive with the Sound of Music!

Holly Kenvin, Head of Music, rehearses Beethoven with St John's OrchestraHolly Kenvin, Head of Music, rehearses Beethoven with St John's OrchestraOver 150 students from Years 7-13 have been busy rehearsing to perform at St John’s Autumn Concert, Theatre on the Hill on Thursday 23 November.  Open to family and friends, the programme is an eclectic mix of classical, jazz, folk and popular music, from Beethoven to Bernstein and Handel to Take That!

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A New Career as a Teacher? Excalibur Teaching School Alliance’s first Cohort of trainees are in the classroom!

l to r:  Oscar Hird, Emma Playfair, James Allen, Julie Gordon, Lauren Sankey, Elena Ramos, Justine Holmes (Professional Tutor), Francis Klememcicl to r: Oscar Hird, Emma Playfair, James Allen, Julie Gordon, Lauren Sankey, Elena Ramos, Justine Holmes (Professional Tutor), Francis KlememcicThe one year graduate School Direct scheme run by the Excalibur Teaching School Alliance (TSA) is off to a flying start.  Based at St John’s, Marlborough (a National Teaching School) and Bath Spa University, the course offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as the possibility of gaining 60 credits towards a Masters.

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From Little Acorns Great Oaks Grow

Niki Jones Headteacher of St Katharine's in the reception classNiki Jones Headteacher of St Katharine's in the reception classSt Katharine’s C of E(VC) Primary School, situated in the Savernake Forest next to St Katharine’s Church, is looking for some ‘little acorns’ to join its reception class in September 2018.

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With the Big Give Christmas Challenge donations to local charity Action Through Enterprise can be doubled

Action Through Enterprise (ATE) is a small Ramsbury-based charity fighting poverty in Upper West Ghana.  From next Tuesday (November 26) and for the following week, donations ATE needs to help these children and to help their parents start enterprises to earn money, can attract match-funding that doubles their value.

 

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BREXIT: there are issues specific to people in our area that will have to be addressed - and that process does need watching

Marlborough.news has steered clear of the Brexit debate - a largely national and for now, some would say, even a Westminster and Whitehall matter.   We are not going to make a habit of reporting on Brexit pros and process or cons and constraints.

But we will keep a watch out for some of the less visible Brexit issues that may affect people in our area.  Here, in brief, are three: Honda's future in Swindon, the free movement of horses and policies towards the disabled...

 

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Huge increase in threats to England’s celebrated landscapes from major housing developments

Local residents' campaign at Harwell to stop the proposed 1,000 house development within the North Wessex Downs AONBLocal residents' campaign at Harwell to stop the proposed 1,000 house development within the North Wessex Downs AONBNew independent research [see below*] shows there has been an 82 per cent  increase in new housing units given planning permission in England’s 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the past five years, despite the fact that national planning policy gives them 'the highest status of protection' from damaging development.

 

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