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Blue Plaque / red faces as Marlborough’s blue plaque celebrates the wrong Eglantyne Jebb as the founder of Save the…

21-01-2019 Sue Round

Save the Children Fund celebrates its one hundred year anniversary on May 19 2019 and research by marlborough.news has uncovered evidence that the charity’s remarkable co-founder Eglantyne Jebb, who taught at St Peter’s School, Marlborough from 1899 to 1900 is not the Eglantyne Mary Jebb celebrated in the blue plaque...

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Area crime update - 14 - 20 January

21-01-2019

  Below are details of the latest crimes committed in Marlborough and surrounding villages.  If anyone has any information as to these offences please contact the Police on 101,  or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111   Area:   MarlboroughType:    Burglary Business and CommunityTime/Date:   14/01/2019   09:46Details:      Marlborough, High Street  -  Unknown suspect(s) have caused...

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Our MPs: do they have a clue?

21-01-2019 Nick Maurice

  Sirs,   If one lined up all MPs and asked them the question “Would you agree with the statement “I am an MP and in politics to do the best for my constituents and the best for my country” ”, is it likely that anyone would disagree?In which case, why was it...

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Breakfast and banter… new breakfast club for armed forces and veterans to open in Marlborough

21-01-2019 Sue Round

A weekly breakfast club for members of the armed forces and veterans will be opening on Saturday February 2 at 9.30 am in The White Harte, the former Conservative Club in Marlborough. 

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An end to plastic packaging - zero waste shop coming to Marlborough

21-01-2019 Sue Round

“Start saving your containers now,” Hayley Lambert, owner of a soon-to-open new zero waste shop told marlborough.news.  'Packaging NOT Included' will be opening at 7 Hughenden Yard, next to Café Thirty8 towards the end of February.  As well as offering customers a range of local organic foods and personal care...

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New 'Boutique Hotel' in the Parade welcomed by Councillors

19-01-2019

  At last Monday's (14 January) Planning Committee meeting at the Town Hall plans were submitted for scrutiny for a redevelopment of The Crown public house in The Parade.If successful the former pub would be converted into a nine bedroom 'boutique hotel'.  Vacant and becoming derelict for the past year, the...

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Maths monkey mischief gets term off to a swinging start at Kennet Valley School

18-01-2019 Sue Round

Kennet Valley School pupils are getting excited about Maths with the help of seven mischievous Maths Monkeys. They are designed to enthuse and motivate children about Maths both inside and outside the classroom.

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Hockey: Entering 2019 in style - Marlborough mens' victory over top of the league side Swansea

18-01-2019 Hamish Fyfe & Nyah Brooks

Hamish Fyfe reports:  The home game (January 12) started evenly until Marlborough won a short corner, from which Matt Osbourne skilfully put away a good ball from the top of the circle, scoring the first goal of the game. 

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Quality Assurance Team Leader - Kennet & Avon Medical Practice

18-01-2019

  Quality Assurance Team Leader       Hours:   Full Time position - weekly hours to be agreed, plus additional hours to cover sick leave and holiday leaveSalary:   £12.00 - £15.75 depending on qualifications and experienceThe The Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership (KAMP), was formed on 1 April 2017 from the Marlborough Medical Practice...

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Pewsey Vale School art students' exhibition at the Houses of Parliament

17-01-2019

At the invitation of Claire Perry MP, six Year 11 GCSE art students at Pewsey Vale School have held a week-long exhibition this month in the Upper Waiting Hall of the Houses of Parliament.  The school won in a ballot for use of the exhibition space.

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Blue Plaque / red faces as Marlborough’s blue plaque celebrates the wrong Eglantyne Jebb as the founder of Save the Children Fund

The Eglantyne Mary Jebb on the wall of Marlborough's libraryThe Eglantyne Mary Jebb on the wall of Marlborough's librarySave the Children Fund celebrates its one hundred year anniversary on May 19 2019 and research by marlborough.news has uncovered evidence that the charity’s remarkable co-founder Eglantyne Jebb, who taught at St Peter’s School, Marlborough from 1899 to 1900 is not the Eglantyne Mary Jebb celebrated in the blue plaque on the wall of the town's Library.

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An end to plastic packaging - zero waste shop coming to Marlborough

Hayley Lambert outside her Zero Waste Shop in Hughenden YardHayley Lambert outside her Zero Waste Shop in Hughenden Yard“Start saving your containers now,” Hayley Lambert, owner of a soon-to-open new zero waste shop told marlborough.news.  'Packaging NOT Included' will be opening at 7 Hughenden Yard, next to Café Thirty8 towards the end of February.  As well as offering customers a range of local organic foods and personal care items, customers will be encouraged to bring their own storage containers to be filled with items in the shop.

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Wiltshire’s air ambulance flies out of problems

The MD 902 helicopter that's now flying for Wiltshire Air Ambulance The MD 902 helicopter that's now flying for Wiltshire Air Ambulance It’s been a bumpy start to 2019 for Wiltshire’s air ambulance. On January 2 it was grounded due to a technical fault and a day later the firm Heli Charter who have operated the charity's Bell 429 helicopter since 2014, went into voluntary liquidation.

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Kitchen Sisters to pop up with their gourmet burgers at No 7 Kingsbury Street

No7 Kingsbury StreetNo7 Kingsbury StreetA pop-up gourmet burger restaurant will be opening on Monday, January 14 at No7 Kingsbury Street (previously known as Godots).  The Kitchen Sisters, who have built up a reputation serving their handmade burgers at The Bruce Arms in Easton Royal, are taking over No 7’s restaurant from the manager and previous owner Lesley Powell, who will be starting a new Events business 'Franklins Food' very soon.

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Yellow line proposals supported by the Town Council for Frees Avenue and The Green

Frees Avenue - proposed site for double yellow lines between Hyde Lane and the Cemetery entranceFrees Avenue - proposed site for double yellow lines between Hyde Lane and the Cemetery entranceWhilst Red Lines may be dominating current discussions in the House of Commons as it struggles with the debate over Brexit, the colour of the lines that dominated discussion at last night's (14 January) Planning Committee meeting of the Town Council were of an altogether different hue - Yellow.

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Review: from Marlborough Rising, Kaleido Bay headline at The Vic

Kaleido Bay - from their Facebook pages - l to r: Ben Kay, Jake Gribben & Harry GraceKaleido Bay - from their Facebook pages - l to r: Ben Kay, Jake Gribben & Harry GraceAfter their impressive set at the Marlborough Rising Talent event that we reported last September, marlborough.news followed up-and-coming indie rock band, Kaleido Bay, to Swindon - their home town - for their first headline gig last week (January 4) at the popular music venue The Victoria - known to all as 'The Vic'.

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Money raised by Marlborough Rotary at November's Armistice Beacon presented to Marlborough's British Legion

Marlborough Rotary Chairman Stewart Dailly presents Marlborough British Legion Chairman Alek Sagar with the cheque for £155, collected at last November's Beacon Armistice commemoration on the Common.  Also present are (l-r) Gerry Hooper (a past Rotary president), Peter Mansfield (a past Rotary president), Martin Luxford (a past Rotary president and also current president elect), Edward Ferguson, Marian Hannaford Dobson (BL Branch Treasurer) and Stewart Dobson (BL Branch Secretary)Marlborough Rotary Chairman Stewart Dailly presents Marlborough British Legion Chairman Alek Sagar with the cheque for £155, collected at last November's Beacon Armistice commemoration on the Common. Also present are (l-r) Gerry Hooper (a past Rotary president), Peter Mansfield (a past Rotary president), Martin Luxford (a past Rotary president and also current president elect), Edward Ferguson, Marian Hannaford Dobson (BL Branch Treasurer) and Stewart Dobson (BL Branch Secretary)Marlborough Rotary raised more than £300 at last November's Armistice Beacon ceremony on The Common, the proceeds of which were shered between the Marlborough British Legion and SSAFA - the Armed Forces Charity, and on Wednesday (9 January) Marlborough Rotary Chairman Stewart Dailly presented a cheque for £155 to Marlborough British Legion Chairman Alek Sagar.

 

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Marlborough Rugby: Strong start to the New Year at home against Wimborne

Marlborough scrum half Will Grant waiting for the callMarlborough scrum half Will Grant waiting for the call

Marlborough  39 - 15  Wimborne

 

Marlborough kicked off, attacking towards the town and received an early wave of Wimborne pressure.  They had the ball camped for the first few minutes inside the Marlborough half.  However, Marlborough grew into the game.  On fourteen minutes the breakthrough arrived.  Jonty Kaywent over the line after a rather scrappy sequence of play, however the try was coming.  Will Grant provided a beautifully taken kick from thirty metres to convert the try. 7-0.

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