Sports Direct, who acquired Jack Wills in a £12.8 million deal earlier in the month, have announced this week that the Marlborough store will close. The store, which opened only two years ago, is selling remaining stock heavily discounted and shoppers looking for a bargain should visit before its doors close for a final time.
Obituary: Christopher Irby, professional cellist and conductor of the Marlborough Concert Orchestra for many years
Christopher Irby moved to Hungerford in 2005 after his retirement as a successful professional cellist. His positions included nine years as a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and twenty five years as a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He worked with many world famous conductors.
Marlborough Rising took off last night (Friday 9 August) at Club Movida, where Tony O'Malley enthralled with a classic, tight and beautifully accomplished set whilst St Mary's resounded to the tunes of the great musicals of the West End shows.
In a letter to Manton residents earlier today (Friday 16 August) landlord Howard Spooner announced that The Outside Chance 'will have to close soon'.
Saturday (August 10) saw the return of Marlborough Rising Talent at the Town Hall - a free event showcasing the musical ability of various performers from the Marlborough area. This year the musicians each played a longer set, mostly made up of original songs, an admirable feat considering the ages of those who took part.
Marlborough Rising Saturday was at the Town Hall. Up and coming Flyte headlined, returning to Marlborough after a couple of appearances for Sound Knowledge, with lead Will Taylor giving them a big plug. Marlborough's Wilding supported with Ben Cipolla opening in the Court Room downstairs, both showing the real depth of talent amongst the young talent in the town.
The hillside opposite my front door is a biodiversity hotspot. There’s nowhere, in the UK, where I’ve seen more wildlife. Flowers from cowslips to orchids, insects from glow-worms to meadow-brown butterflies, birds from buzzards to wood-pigeons and mammals from deer to stoats.
"With 54% of our students achieving A*-B grades in their A level results we have a great deal to celebrate" stated a beaming St John's Principal Ian Tucker, extolling the hard work and dedication shown by this year's A level students when the results were announced this morning. "Last year's performance was also very strong with 48% achieving these grades" he added, noting the particular excellence of this year's results and the significant improvement over what was already deemed to be a very successful year.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NAPOLEON BONAPARTE! Author to present new view of France's onetime Emperor - & long time British bogeyman - at Marlborough LitFestThursday, 15 August 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Napoleon Bonaparte. That's almost 250 years worth of theories and stories about the very famous 'Little Corporal' from Corsica who ruled over much of Europe.
Last chance to give Marlborough's neighbourhood planners your views - consultation period extended until Monday
The consultation period for the Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan has been extended until 4pm next Monday - 12 August.
Marlborough Youth Football Club have just announced the two winners of their 'Player of The Year' votes. Reggie Price, who was in last year's U6 squad was voted 'Player of The Year' in the Public vote, whilst Georgia Galley, a member of the MYFC Angels U12 Foxes team won the Club vote.
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