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Police raid Marlborough address and seize a number of vintage firearms

20-06-2018

  Police last night (Tuesday 19 June) raided an address just off Kingsbury Street and siezed a number of vintage firearms.   No arrests were made and no-one was injured.  

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MantonFest to be 'Walking on Sunshine' on Saturday next week

20-06-2018

MantonFest will be here again on Saturday next week (30 June).  Great bill of national/local favourites - Katrina of the Waves will be Walking on Sunshine, Quo, or more precisely John Coghlan's Quo will be reminding us (of a certain age) why we spent so many hours 'Rockin' all over...

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Volunteer Drivers - Kennet Community Transport

20-06-2018

Kennet Community Transport   Volunteer Drivers reqiuired       Kennet Community Transport is a charity, and run on a shoestring.  It takes old people to the Jubilee Centre and on outings, and has one employee - Roly the driver.We need volunteer drivers to cover when Roly is sick or on holiday.  And we need a...

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FROTH being brewed up in Burbage over the change of use application for the Three Horseshoes

19-06-2018

Although Burbage's 'Three Horseshoes' at Stibb Green has closed and ceased to trade as a public house, a group of Burbage residents who used to regard the pub as their local and an important cornerstone of the village community are banding together to oppose the change of use application submitted...

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Ogbourne Maizey Fly-Tipper caught after witness’s tip off

19-06-2018

  A fly-tipper was issued a fixed penalty notice of £400 after a vigilant citizen tipped off Wiltshire Council when he saw the culprit dumping a van-load of rubbish in a country lane.The quick-thinking witness watched the man unload cardboard boxes and carpet on a verge off Rockley Road, Ogbourne Maizey,...

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“A seamless educational journey” for Burbage children as Burbage Preschool joins Excalibur Academies Trust

19-06-2018 Sue Round

There is cause for a double celebration at Burbage Preschool. Judged good in all areas by Ofsted in May, the Preschool joined the Excalibur Academies Trust at the beginning of June.

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Councillor defends the right of Marlborough residents to become obese in 'discussion' over kebab van street trader application at Leisure…

19-06-2018

A request for the Town Council to comment on an application for Street Trading Consent to site a unit in the car park of the Marlborough Leisure Centre to sell 'Kebabs, Burgers, Chips and hot and cold soft drinks' achieved its goal and did attract plenty of comment - mainly...

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Burglary at a Marlborough Salon - Police appeal for information

19-06-2018

  Yesterday, Monday 18 June Police were called to report a burglary at Goldsworthy salon in Hughenden Yard, Marlborough.  Various expensive hair straighteners, hair dryers and curling tongs were stolen. The items stolen were:5 x GHD straighteners worth approximately £100 each.1 x GHD white limited edition straighteners worth £135.2 x GHD travel hairdryers...

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Volunteer Groundscare Position - Crofton Beam Engines

19-06-2018

  Volunteer Groundscare Position     Crofton Beam Engines, part of the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust, invites expressions of interest for a new volunteer role in Groundscare who will play an important leadership and coordination role in the grounds presentation, conservation, interpretation, development and maintenance of a nationally and internationally significant heritage site...

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Yet another traditional village pub bites the dust and falls into the hands of developers - now the Three Horseshoes…

18-06-2018 Gary Rawlinson

  Sirs,As you may well have read on marlborough.news recently another village pub, this time the 'Three Horseshoes' on Stibbs Green in Burbage has fallen into the hands of developers who wish apply for change of use and turn this traditional and popular old pub into an extensive four bed residential home.A...

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MantonFest to be 'Walking on Sunshine' on Saturday next week

Katrina of the Waves         -           pic Sara L PettyKatrina of the Waves - pic Sara L PettyMantonFest will be here again on Saturday next week (30 June).  Great bill of national/local favourites - Katrina of the Waves will be Walking on Sunshine, Quo, or more precisely John Coghlan's Quo will be reminding us (of a certain age) why we spent so many hours 'Rockin' all over the World'.  And Marlborough talent such as rising star Ed Witcomb will be showing us what's next.  And the weather forecast is..... good (at this stage, anyway).

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Councillor defends the right of Marlborough residents to become obese in 'discussion' over kebab van street trader application at Leisure Centre car park

Marlborough Leisure Centre and car park - where to buy the Kebabs and Burgers?Marlborough Leisure Centre and car park - where to buy the Kebabs and Burgers?A request for the Town Council to comment on an application for Street Trading Consent to site a unit in the car park of the Marlborough Leisure Centre to sell 'Kebabs, Burgers, Chips and hot and cold soft drinks' achieved its goal and did attract plenty of comment - mainly in the form of significant opposition from Councillors and local residents.  However, opinion was not quite universal.

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FROTH being brewed up in Burbage over the change of use application for the Three Horseshoes

Three Horseshoes sign taking a walkThree Horseshoes sign taking a walkAlthough Burbage's 'Three Horseshoes' at Stibb Green has closed and ceased to trade as a public house, a group of Burbage residents who used to regard the pub as their local and an important cornerstone of the village community are banding together to oppose the change of use application submitted recently.

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St John's student Annabel Hitchmough to represent UK in the 420 Sailing World Championships in the USA

Annabel Hitchmough out on the trapeze with crew Maisie Harkess in the 420 National Championships at Helensburgh, where they finished second in the ladies open classAnnabel Hitchmough out on the trapeze with crew Maisie Harkess in the 420 National Championships at Helensburgh, where they finished second in the ladies open classSixteen year old St John’s School student Annabel Hitchmough will be heading for the USA this summer to represent the UK in the 420 Sailing World Championships.

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The wheels on the bus go round and round with a helping hand from St. John’s Year 7’s

St John’s Year 7 students with the cheque they presented to Kennet Community Transport in front of the KCT minibus which now has the St John’s logo. Adults on left - left to right Roger Hegarty, Alexander Kirk Wilson, Roland Lockey (driver)St John’s Year 7 students with the cheque they presented to Kennet Community Transport in front of the KCT minibus which now has the St John’s logo. Adults on left - left to right Roger Hegarty, Alexander Kirk Wilson, Roland Lockey (driver)St. John’s Year 7 students have raised a whopping £1066 for Kennet Community Transport (KCT).  Accepting the cheque, Alexander Kirk Wilson, Chairman of KCT said, “It’s lovely, we’re so enormously appreciative.”

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Growing old gracefully and in luxury, but maybe in lonely isolation

Some of the increasing number of exclusive retirement complexes in Marlborough.  Some of the increasing number of exclusive retirement complexes in Marlborough. Appearances, as the old saying goes, can be very deceptive.  More of us, especially those from the upper age groups are now living on our own and irrespective of the qualities of life that we enjoy, the gradual erosion of the connection with family, friends, work colleagues and neighbours can give rise to a real sense of loneliness.

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Mark Wickham paintings and Louise Wickham ceramics at the White Horse Gallery

Mark Wickham paintings and Louise Wickham ceramicsMark Wickham paintings and Louise Wickham ceramicsI think it’s true to say that many, if not most people, would deem a painter of pictures to be a good artist by her or his ability to render things ‘realistically’.  A portrait of “Uncle Fred” should look “just like uncle Fred”; a vase of forsythia should be instantly recognisable as such … and so on.

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St Mary's in Great Bedwyn to host Summer Concert by world famous Cambridge choir to raise funds for restoration

Choir of Gonville & Caius College, CambridgeChoir of Gonville & Caius College, CambridgeOn Tuesday 3 July Great Bedwyn's Grade I listed church, St Mary's, will be hosting the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge who will be presenting ‘Music on a Summer’s Evening’ with all proceeds going to the Friends of Great Bedwyn Church’s appeal for the funding of structural repairs to the roof and church fabric.

 

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