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Review: from Mozart to Bernstein - Ryan Drucker's piano recital at St Peter's Church

21-03-2019 Christopher Rogers

Pianist Ryan Drucker performed the latest recital in the Saint Peter’s Brilliant Young Musicians series (Sunday, March 17). Ryan graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a first class degree and was awarded the Alfred Clay Scholarship with the highest mark in an undergraduate recital. He is currently...

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2…4…6…8… save our planet, it’s not too late St John’s students join youth climate strike and march

21-03-2019 Sue Round

Last Friday, March 15, six St John’s Year 12 students missed school to join the second #Youthstrike4Climate in London.  More than fifteen thousand students gathered in Parliament Square and marched via Downing Street to Buckingham Palace. 

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‘Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye’… baby trout released into the Kennet

21-03-2019 Sue Round

This week it was the turn of Baydon St Nicholas Primary School to release the baby trout they had cared for since January into the River Kennet.  The children and teachers donned waders to join Anna Forbes and Sean Dempster from Action for the River Kennet in the river at...

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Bank building to get a shop window

19-03-2019

Here is another example of the changing face of Marlborough High Street:  NatWest who own No. 14 on the High Street's south side, have applied to change the frontage of the building so it is easier to sell as a retail shop.

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The Hundred Tonne Diet

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  Don’t take my word - or anyone else’s - for anything. Y ou don’t need to.  The data is so clear that you can see - see for yourself - the reality of human-induced climate change.The graph shown below has two curves.  The first, in blue, shows the cumulative amount of carbon dioxide...

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If you dream it…you can do it at the Primary Schools’ Dance Festival

19-03-2019 Sue Round

Over two hundred children from ten local primary schools participated in the Marlborough Dance Festival, held at St John’s on Saturday March 16.  They were joined by students from  St.John’s Year 10 BTEC Dance group.

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One-way traffic round The Green gets the elbow - but there is still a problem of parking & access

19-03-2019

Following the decision in January to back double yellow lines around The Green, Marlborough Town Council's Planning Committee (March 18) were faced with a further proposal - to make the route round The Green into a one-way road.

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Area crime update - 11 - 18 March

19-03-2019

  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 Residential (Dwelling)Time/Date:  11/03/2019  21:11:00Details:     Marlborough, Isbury Road  -  Unknown suspect(s) have...

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Local schools raise money for Comic Relief

18-03-2019 Sue Round

Preshute Primary School and Marlborough St Mary’s have raised several hundred pounds for Comic Relief and had lots of fun in the process.

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Triple sporting success for Ramsbury Primary School

18-03-2019 Sue Round

During the last few weeks Year 5 and Year 6 pupils at Rambsury Primary School have won the Primary Schools Cluster Competitions for hockey, netball and swimming.

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Beautiful garden springs to life at Marlborough St Mary’s

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Marlborough celebration for the successful return of the Great Bustard to Wiltshire

L to r David Scott, Nicky Alberry & David Waters and former Great Bustard (Photo courtesy Calyx)L to r David Scott, Nicky Alberry & David Waters and former Great Bustard (Photo courtesy Calyx)An event to celebrate the return of the Great Bustard to Wiltshire was held in Marlborough Town Hall last week. One hundred people enjoyed the evening which was hosted jointly by Nicky Alberry, the High Sheriff of Wiltshire and David Scott, the next High Sheriff in Nomination.

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Pelham 1, 2, 3 Kingsbury Street: blue plaque unveiled to commemorate what would have been Bob Pelham's 100th birthday

Bob Pelham's blue plaque, unveiled today on the site where Pelham Puppets were founded in the building that now comprises 1,2 and 3 Kingsbury StreetBob Pelham's blue plaque, unveiled today on the site where Pelham Puppets were founded in the building that now comprises 1,2 and 3 Kingsbury StreetTo mark what would have been Bob Pelham's 100th birthday, his standing in Marlborough's history was commemorated earlier this afternoon (Thursday 28 February) when a blue plaque was unveiled on the side of the curved building at the bottom of Kingsbury Street, Nos 1, 2, and 3 where Pelham Puppets graduated from it's first incarnation, Wonky Toys.

 

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Local schools celebrate World Book Day in style

Marlborough St Mary's pupils celebrate World Book DayMarlborough St Mary's pupils celebrate World Book DayMary Poppins, James Bond, several Gangsta Grannies, Mr Stink, the Mad Hatter, James and the Giant Peach, the Boy in a Dress, Fantastic Mr Fox and many more wonderful characters attended Marlborough St. Mary’s for World Book Day on Thursday March 7 and Preshute Primary School on Friday March 8.

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Marlborough's Mencap group look forward to a day out funded by Waitrose's Green Token scheme

Cllr Noel Barrett-Morton accepts the large green cheque on behalf of the group from Marlborough Waitrose manager, Ian Burdekin and Community Champion, Lisa WakehamCllr Noel Barrett-Morton accepts the large green cheque on behalf of the group from Marlborough Waitrose manager, Ian Burdekin and Community Champion, Lisa WakehamEast Wilts Mencap's Marlborough group will be able to run a special day out for members thanks to Waitrose and their Green Token scheme, which raised £306 to make this possible.

 

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February's weather in Marlborough: record temperatures, but for rainfall a month of two halves

February crocuses - and sunshine - in St Mary's Churchyard (Photo: Eric Gilbert) February crocuses - and sunshine - in St Mary's Churchyard (Photo: Eric Gilbert) February 2019 was another month with a broken record - twice - with the warmest February day in Marlborough since 1998. On February 25 the thermometer rose to a maximum of 17.7C with the following day higher again at 18.2C, which was 11.1C above the 35-year average.

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