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Andrew Nicholson draws a huge crowd to raise money for the Prospect Hospice

21-01-2018

Pewsey's Bouverie Hall was full to overflowing on Thursday evening (January 18) for 'An Evening with Andrew Nicholson' - the New Zealand eventer who is based in Lockeridge.  It was organised to raise money for the Prospect Hospice. 

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Royal opening for Marlborough St Mary's - Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to perform the ceremony

19-01-2018 Sue Round

On Tuesday January 30th Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Marlborough St Mary’s CEVC Primary School to officially open the new school.

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Marlborough launch for new Wiltshire based charity aiming to help young people

18-01-2018 Sue Round

An enthusiastic audience of well over a hundred attended the launch of the new Wiltshire charity Thriving Through Venture (TTV) at Marlborough Town Hall (January 17). The charity has been set up amid concerns that we have in our society an increasing number of young people who lack self-confidence, self...

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Looking at Welfare: Receiving and Giving

18-01-2018 Andrew Studdert-Kennedy

  Perhaps it’s the time of year, perhaps it’s the outbreak of flu but the news in the opening days of 2018 has been reminiscent of Private Fraser’s catchphrase from Dad’s Army, ‘We’re doomed’.  Queues in hospital corridors, a crisis in social care provision and the prospect of huge black holes...

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Livestock Manager (Fixed Term) - Sheepdrove Organic Farm

18-01-2018

  Livestock Manager (Fixed Term)   Sheepdrove Organic Farm     The Livestock Manager will take responsibility for the 110 suckler cows and followers and 500 ewe flock.You will also be responsible for managing the Farm Team on a day to day basis, record keeping, medicine administration and livestock recording.  You will ensure that all legal requirements...

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Campaign revived for safer A4 west of the College and more cycle-ways

16-01-2018

Accusations of people driving at excessive speed - sometimes with the result shown above - and evidence of poor safety provision for pedestrians along the Bath Road/A4 west of the College, were discussed by the Town Council's Planning Committee of Monday (January 15).  

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Nursery Administrator - Little Saints Nursery, St Francis School

16-01-2018

  Nursery Administrator   Part Time (15hrs per week), Annual (52 week) contractRequired February 2018   Little Saints Nursery, at St Francis School, is currently recruiting a Nursery Administrator to join our caring, passionate and professional team.  The successful candidate will work with the Nursery Manager, taking responsibility for the financial and administration aspects of...

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Hockey: Marlborough men's first team back on form - a clean sheet & eight goals

16-01-2018 Matt Way

Marlborough started the second half of the season - with their home game against Bristol UWE (January 13) - knowing they needed to get back into the rhythm that saw them win their six opening games.   And reassuringly that was exactly what happened. 

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Town Council's plea to Wiltshire Council as decision on sale of Rabley Wood View open space nears

16-01-2018

The controversy over the sale for a housing development of the well-used and safe open space and amenity land off Rabley Wood View, is about to move to County Hall, Trowbridge.  The deadline is approaching for the final decision by Wiltshire Council's cabinet on their plan to sell the land.

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Vale of Pewsey archaeology: six thousand year old decoration on chalk blocks from the Cat's Brain dig

 

These two blocks of chalk (photo above) were found buried in a very, very old posthole near Marden, in the Vale of Pewsey.  But wait - these are really amazing blocks of chalk.  They are decorated.   They give us a privileged - if somewhat tantalising - glimpse into the lives of our ancestors of long ago - six thousand years ago. 

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Marlborough launch for new Wiltshire based charity aiming to help young people

Caro Strover & Colin Heber-Percy listen as Dr Maurice welcomes people to the launchCaro Strover & Colin Heber-Percy listen as Dr Maurice welcomes people to the launchAn enthusiastic audience of well over a hundred attended the launch of the new Wiltshire charity Thriving Through Venture (TTV) at Marlborough Town Hall (January 17). The charity has been set up amid concerns that we have in our society an increasing number of young people who lack self-confidence, self esteem and a sense of purpose.

 

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Two local bands to play for free - supporting Home-Start Kennet's thirtieth birthday party

Stu and Martin from Barrelhouse at recent MantonFestStu and Martin from Barrelhouse at recent MantonFestTwo local bands - Skedaddle and Barrelhouse will be centre stage at Home-Start Kennet's thirtieth anniversary party on Saturday, January 20 in the Town Hall - and they will be playing for free to support this local charity.  Both bands will be known to many as popular regulars at the Marlborough Jazz Festival and at MantonFest.

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Campaign revived for safer A4 west of the College and more cycle-ways

Car on its roof following a recent incident on the A4, between Downs Lane and the Manton turning  (pic - Peter Morgan)Car on its roof following a recent incident on the A4, between Downs Lane and the Manton turning (pic - Peter Morgan)Accusations of people driving at excessive speed - sometimes with the result shown above - and evidence of poor safety provision for pedestrians along the Bath Road/A4 west of the College, were discussed by the Town Council's Planning Committee of Monday (January 15).  

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Great Bedwyn St Mary's historic church organ to be restored following Heritage Lottery Fund award

From where the resonant sounds emerge - the pipes of the St Mary's Church OrganFrom where the resonant sounds emerge - the pipes of the St Mary's Church OrganSt Mary's in Great Bedwyn will soon resound again to the glorious sound of a fully restored hostoric Grade II* pipe organ thanks to the fund raising efforts of the team at St Mary's which has been topped off by the award of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £23,200.

 

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Marlborough Tesco customers make generous donations to foodbank

The Marlborough Tesco just off Salisbury Rd on the Business ParkThe Marlborough Tesco just off Salisbury Rd on the Business ParkA whopping 5,190 meals were donated to Devizes and Kennet Foodbank by generous customers at Marlborough’s Tesco store.  Shoppers visiting the store were asked to donate long-life items to the Food Collection point in the store as part of their usual shop. Tesco then topped up the value of the customer donations by 20%. The 20% top–up donation provided by Tesco helps the charities in their work, by providing funding to run the foodbanks and distribute the food to those in need.

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