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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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Vietnam War - here Julian Pettifer tells how it was reported & at Marlborough LitFest how historian Max Hastings records its 'epic tragedy'

Julian Pettifer at home in Marlborough...a scene from the Vietnam war...Max Hastings (courtesy Harper Collins) Julian Pettifer at home in Marlborough...a scene from the Vietnam war...Max Hastings (courtesy Harper Collins) One of the major events at this Year's Marlborough LitFest will be Sir Max Hasting's talk about his new history of the Vietnam War which is published by William Collins on 20 September 2018.

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Marlborough Rising: Joe Stilgoe closes on Sunday afternoon at The Priory

Joe Stilgoe and band bringing the first Marlborough Rising to a rousing closeJoe Stilgoe and band bringing the first Marlborough Rising to a rousing closeJoe Stilgoe bought the curtain down on the first Marlborough Rising with a set that combined wit and spontaneity with musical expertise and breadth.  A superbly entertaining session embracing music from many different and (normally) unrelated genres, but all delivered in his unique, captivating and engaging style and closing after two hours to a standing ovation.

 

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Marlborough Is rising: Friday's opening fills the town with music

Scouting for Girls at the end of their rousing setScouting for Girls at the end of their rousing setFrom Avebury's George Wilding kicking the weekend off in the Priory Gardens with a superb solo set, to Roving Crows finally ending their long gig to the great displeasure of the audience who had been chanting 'ten more songs' for what seemed ages, Marlborough's music fans had an evening to savour with a range of excellent bands performing across the four Marlborough Rising stages.

 

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Marlborough Rising: they're coming back! Scouting for Girls headline the town's new music festival with their 'happy indie pop'

Scouting for Girls: planning a tour of the globe?  It's not that big!Scouting for Girls: planning a tour of the globe? It's not that big!Many people in the Marlborough area will remember the Christmas Lights Switch On of 2015 and appearance of the three-piece pop band Scouting for Girls.  In case their fans outnumbered security staff and caused a mini-riot, their arrival was kept secret until the last moment.

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Ex-St. John’s student finds rewarding work in earthquake hit Nepal - helping villagers' moves to sustainable farming & new energy sources

Alastair Dodd (in black & white shirt) and villagers digging a new plastic lined pondAlastair Dodd (in black & white shirt) and villagers digging a new plastic lined pondWith my sixth form studies at St John’s Marlborough behind me, I decided to take a year out before starting a geography degree this autumn.  Keen to broaden my horizons, I was fortunate to be selected as a volunteer for Raleigh International Citizenship Service (ICS).

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Marlborough Rising: Saturday......

Turin Brakes at The PrioryTurin Brakes at The PrioryWhile The Priory rocked to Turin Brakes and the Castle & Ball thundered to Ray Harris' fusion of funk, soul, latin, jazz, The Doors and everything else that forces you on to the dance floor, Marlborough Rising's theming of venues allowed the music to complement the surroundings in every case.  St Peter's offered an intimate setting for the audience to embrace the jazz and blues sounds of Pete Gage and Jim Blair, whilst St Mary's enabled Tina May to bring the music of Edith Piaf to life in the grandeur of Marlborough's classic church which dates back way beyond the middle ages.

 

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Are Exam Pressures Affecting Young Peoples’ Mental Health? A considered comment from the front line

The day when the envelopes are opened - Results Day scene at St John'sThe day when the envelopes are opened - Results Day scene at St John'sThousands of students across the country received their A-Level results a week ago, with GCSE results following shortly after.  Nationally students performed well, despite Michael Gove’s various education reforms;  a new 9-1 grading system was introduced for most GCSE subjects and more difficult exams were implemented.  However, this year more students achieved high grades after last summer’s poor performance that saw the number of pupils receiving A*-C grades drop to the lowest point in a decade.  Although more British students seem to be excelling academically, some schools and education experts are expressing concern that the new system could be contributing to rising levels of exam stress and mental health issues in young people. 

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