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Schoolchildren to launch 2018 Marlborough LitFest with pop-up fairy tales in the High Street

25-09-2018

To launch this year’s ninth Marlborough LitFest (September 27-30), three local primary schools will be performing their own version of a fairy tale in a ten minute pop-up tableau drama on the High Street at 11am on Thursday, (September 27).

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Dispensary Receptionist - Ramsbury & Wanborough Surgery

25-09-2018

GP Surgery seeks:   Dispensary Receptionist   35 hours per week   We are looking for a receptionist to join the Dispensary Team.    Excellent customer service, communication, organisational and accuracy skills are required.  The successful applicant will be expected to be friendly, approachable and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times.   For an application pack please...

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Theatre Director - Marlborough Players

25-09-2018

  Calling all would-be Directors!     The Marlborough Players are looking for Directors for our 2019 Season, performances to take place in Marlborough Town Hall during the weeksMarch 16th – 23rd and November 11th – 16th 2019Would you be interested in directing a play for us, for either of these dates?  If so,...

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Marlborough Rugby: Marlborough's perfect start continues with victory over Banbury and the weather

25-09-2018 Mike Banfield

Marlborough 21 - 12 Banbury    Marlborough made it four wins from four to start their first ever season at level 6 and in terrible wet and windy conditions.  As most people know the weather can be bad on the Common and this was certainly one of those occasions.  The team like...

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School Business Manager - Ramsbury Primary School

25-09-2018

  School Business Manager     We have been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted and have recently been appointed as a National Support School.  In these exciting times for our school, we are looking for a tenacious, proactive and highly organised School Business Manager to join our dedicated team.  This role is integral to...

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TA and Assistant Cook - Ramsbury Primary School

25-09-2018

  TA and Assistant Cook      Ramsbury Primary School is looking for a TA to work in Year 3 in the morning and as an Assistant Cook at lunchtime.We have been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted and have recently been appointed as a National Support School.  In these exciting times for our school, we...

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Marlborough care provider rated 'Good' by regulator

24-09-2018

After an inspection by the Care Quality Commission, the Marlborough based care provider Innovations Wiltshire Limited have been rated overall as providing a 'Good' service.

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Temporary Finance Officer - Marlborough St Mary's Primary School

24-09-2018

  Temporary Finance Officer   Marlborough St Mary's Primary School     The Governors of Marlborough St Mary’s are seeking to appointa highly motivated and capable, temporary Finance Officer to join the team in our happy, successful school.  You will be responsible for maintaining the school budget and contracts as well as day to day running...

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Hockey: Gold medal player Laura Unsworth's visit to inspire Marlborough Hockey Club's teeming teams of juniors

23-09-2018

Marlborough Hockey Club's juniors turn out for their Sunday training sessions - by the score and, quite obviously, whatever the weather.  This Sunday (September 23) was special - it was the Club's Open Day and they were welcoming a very VIP visitor.

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Pewsey Parish Council's campaign to lessen use of plastics

21-09-2018

On Saturday (September 22) Pewsey Parish Council is launching a campaign to encourage people in their area to use less plastics.

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Marlborough Rugby: Marlborough's perfect start continues with victory over Banbury and the weather


Captain Jamie Pittams leaps high to secure line-out ballCaptain Jamie Pittams leaps high to secure line-out ball

Marlborough 21 - 12 Banbury 

 

Marlborough made it four wins from four to start their first ever season at level 6 and in terrible wet and windy conditions.  As most people know the weather can be bad on the Common and this was certainly one of those occasions.  The team like a fast and open running game, but this certainly was not what was faced on Saturday.  However, this season the team has certainly meant business and are excited and ready to meet all the challenges.

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Not just going for gold, but gaining platinum - Ramsbury Primary wins two sports awards

Ramsbury School sports teams with Steve Boocock, CEO of Wiltshire and Swindon sportRamsbury School sports teams with Steve Boocock, CEO of Wiltshire and Swindon sportRamsbury Primary received the title of top performing school in sport in Wiltshire and Swindon at the end of the 2018 summer term.  They were presented with a trophy by Steve Boocock, CEO of Wiltshire and Swindon sport.  This was swiftly followed by the accolade of gaining the National School Games Platinum Award.

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Hockey: Gold medal player Laura Unsworth's visit to inspire Marlborough Hockey Club's teeming teams of juniors

Laura with some MHC juniors...there are many more in the photo belowLaura with some MHC juniors...there are many more in the photo belowMarlborough Hockey Club's juniors turn out for their Sunday training sessions - by the score and, quite obviously, whatever the weather.  This Sunday (September 23) was special - it was the Club's Open Day and they were welcoming a very VIP visitor.

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'Englisches Frühstück' in Westphalia, courtesy of Marlborough's Sumblers butchers

Steve Frost of Sumblers handing over to Uli Offermann a taster of what he's going to take back to GermanySteve Frost of Sumblers handing over to Uli Offermann a taster of what he's going to take back to GermanyLike carrying coals to Newcastle, taking british sausages back to Germany, the land of the Wurst is an unlikely concept.  But this is exactly what Uli Offerman from Westphalia is now doing since he discovered the delights of the sausages and bacon created by longstanding Marlborough family butchers, Sumblers.

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Why leave the bus diesel engine idling when stopped at a main bus stop for a long time? Turning off is easy

Protesters at the Transition Marlborough 'FlashMob' protest outside Lloyds BankProtesters at the Transition Marlborough 'FlashMob' protest outside Lloyds BankDiesel engines, especially the large ones that power the buses around here do emit plenty of noxious emissions including particulates and nitrogen dioxide, and when left running in a confined location those toxic emissions build up and become a health risk.  Transition Marlborough have been campaigning for the past two years for a 'No Idling' sign to be erected outside Lloyds Bank in the High Street and on Monday, 17 September, held a 'No Idling flash-mob' action to highlight this problem.

 

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Modern Slavery: Two arrested in a High Street Nail Bar following proactive patrols by Police

 

Two people were arrested in Marlborough yesterday following patrols relating to modern slavery.  Officers have been conducting patrols of the High Street over the past day looking out for signs of exploitation.  At 5pm yesterday, 18 September, they attended a nail bar on the High Street and located a 17-year-old male acting suspiciously at the premises.  Further checks were conducted by officers and it was found that the male was in the country illegally. 

He was arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally and a 34-year-old woman at the premises was also arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.  Both were taken to Melksham custody where they remain for questioning. 

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Marlborough Rugby: Three out of three for impressive Marlborough away at Wimborne


Mitieli Vulikijapani breaks through the Wimborne defence supported by Jake Williams and Ben FultonMitieli Vulikijapani breaks through the Wimborne defence supported by Jake Williams and Ben Fulton

Wimborne 21 - 51 Marlborough

 

Marlborough continued their good start to the season with an impressive performance away to Wimborne.  The visitors showed no effects from the long travel to the South coast and started the game well.  They were soon on the attack and winning some good ruck ball, a powerful run by Avenai Cakaunitavuki set up another ruck near the Wimborne line, the ball was quickly moved wide by prop Lemeki Moala for Joe Visei to go over in the left hand corner; the conversion was missed.  

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Have motorcycle - will travel - & write about it : after her ride around Iran, Lois Pryce comes to Marlborough LitFest

If someone left an anonymous note suggesting you went off to Iran on your motorcycle, would you go?  Adventurer Lois Pryce did.  And the result is her widely admired travel book Revolutionary Ride - on the road in search of the real Iran, which she will be talking about at the Marlborough LitFest (September 27-30.)

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Rowdeford closure proposal: Marlborough Councillors express unanimous support for parents of children at the threatened school

Rowdeford SchoolRowdeford School

 

Councillors expressed genuine concern and unanimous support for the parents of Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) children who currently attend Rowdeford School just outside Devizes and who would have to travel an extra hour every day were the proposed plans to close Rowdeford (along with two other schools in the County) and replace with one new 'super school' in Trowbridge. See Marlborough meeting discusses Wiltshire Council's options for special schools

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