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Widespread use of 'Drug wipes' by Police leads to a big increase in drug driving arrests

20-02-2019

Police in East Wiltshire have described the number of arrests made in relation to drug driving in the area in recent months as ‘disappointing’.  Police are now able to ascertain that a driver is driving under the influence of drugs through the introduction and widespread use of drug wipes.

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Merchant's House granted a further seven year lease at a peppercorn rent

20-02-2019

At Monday evening's meeting of the full Town Council Councillors voted overwhelmingly to renew the lease of The Merchant's House for a further seven years.

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An impassioned plea for freedom & justice: Ben Okri to be Marlborough LitFest 2019’s Golding Speaker

20-02-2019 A Correspondent

This year Marlborough LitFest celebrates its tenth year - bringing authors, discussion and events to the town from 26-29 September.   They have announced their first major booking: this year’s Golding Speaker is the Man Booker Prize-winning author, Ben Okri.  

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Claire Perry MP on Honda's 'devastating decision'

20-02-2019

Devizes MP Claire Perry issued the following statement following Honda's decision to close its manufacturing operations in Swindon:

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Rabley Wood View development: Developer promises 40% 'affordable housing' but no replacement play area for at least two years

19-02-2019

At a public 'drop in session' prior to the main Town Council meeting last night (Monday 18 February) the future for the controversial Rabley Wood View development was outlined by Laurence Clarke, Land Acquisition Manager for the Developer Green Square Group.

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Marlborough Youth Football Club get 'Bags of Help' equipment for the Youth Centre courtesy of Tesco and the Town Council

19-02-2019

Tesco Marlborough and the Town Council have come together to provide much-needed new equipment for Marlborough Youth Football Club's site at the Marlborough Community & Youth Centre at Salisbury Road Recreation Ground.  

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Marlborough Rugby: Skill, grit and togetherness see Marlborough against unbeaten Newbury on The Common

19-02-2019 Charlie Webb

Marlborough  26 - 24  Newbury   Newbury Blues travelled to the Common as firm favourites.  Unbeaten all season, the Blues provided formidable opposition for Elisi’s men.  Marlborough who narrowly beat league strugglers Witney last week knew the importance of this tie in their push for a promotion spot.  The reverse fixture at...

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Area crime update - 11-17 February

18-02-2019

  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 111Area:  AveburyType:    Drug OffenceTime/Date: 11/02/2019   10:30Details:      Avebury, High Street   -  Male suspect...

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Oscar putts in the effort to win Marlborough Golf Club’s Junior of the Year award

18-02-2019 Sue Round

At a Presentation Evening held at Marlborough Golf Club earlier this month thirteen year old Oscar Oliver was named Junior of the Year 2018.  Oscar was presented with the Robert Hill Trophy and a voucher for £100 to be spent on golf equipment or coaching. 

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Chief Examination Invigilator - St John's Academy

18-02-2019

Chief Examination Invigilator     Casual contract depending on exam requirementsSalary - £9.78 per hour   We need an experienced manager looking for a casual post, which requires working throughout the school year.  You will work closely with our Exams Officer to deploy our team of invigilators, plan for exam sessions and take the lead...

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Widespread use of 'Drug wipes' by Police leads to a big increase in drug driving arrests

Drug wipe kit, now in widespread use by Wiltshire PoliceDrug wipe kit, now in widespread use by Wiltshire PolicePolice in East Wiltshire have described the number of arrests made in relation to drug driving in the area in recent months as ‘disappointing’.  Police are now able to ascertain that a driver is driving under the influence of drugs through the introduction and widespread use of drug wipes.

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Marlborough Rugby: Skill, grit and togetherness see Marlborough against unbeaten Newbury on The Common

Mitieli Vulikijapani's diving over to scoreMitieli Vulikijapani's diving over to score

Marlborough  26 - 24  Newbury

 

Newbury Blues travelled to the Common as firm favourites.  Unbeaten all season, the Blues provided formidable opposition for Elisi’s men.  Marlborough who narrowly beat league strugglers Witney last week knew the importance of this tie in their push for a promotion spot.  The reverse fixture at Monks Lane was shaded by Newbury, but Marlborough would be seeking redemption.  On paper this was set to be a classic and the spectators were not disappointed.

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Oscar putts in the effort to win Marlborough Golf Club’s Junior of the Year award

Oscar being presented with the Robert Hill trophy on Presentation Night by Rosie Hill, wife of the late Robert HillOscar being presented with the Robert Hill trophy on Presentation Night by Rosie Hill, wife of the late Robert HillAt a Presentation Evening held at Marlborough Golf Club earlier this month thirteen year old Oscar Oliver was named Junior of the Year 2018.  Oscar was presented with the Robert Hill Trophy and a voucher for £100 to be spent on golf equipment or coaching.

 

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Marlborough Youth Football Club get 'Bags of Help' equipment for the Youth Centre courtesy of Tesco and the Town Council

Mayor Lisa Farrell (2nd from right), Marlborough Tesco manager Matt Jones (also holding a football) with colleague Jo Bayliffe check out the newly equipped changing rooms for size with MYFC's John Evans (vice chair - left) and Stuart Slater (chair)Mayor Lisa Farrell (2nd from right), Marlborough Tesco manager Matt Jones (also holding a football) with colleague Jo Bayliffe check out the newly equipped changing rooms for size with MYFC's John Evans (vice chair - left) and Stuart Slater (chair)Tesco Marlborough and the Town Council have come together to provide much-needed new equipment for Marlborough Youth Football Club's site at the Marlborough Community & Youth Centre at Salisbury Road Recreation Ground.

 

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Pewsey’s Good Food Garage

Vicky Marshall inside The Good Food GarageVicky Marshall inside The Good Food GarageAlternatives to the High Street supermarket are springing up all over the area.  This week marlborough.news has visited the Good Food Garage which is a newly opened organic food shop in Pewsey.  Opened by Vicky Marshall, who for many years has sold organic dog food through her business – Honey’s Real Dogfood, the shop stocks all the ingredients you need to make a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Pies, glorious pies….Marlborough’s newest take away

One of Chris Wyatt's signature piesOne of Chris Wyatt's signature piesMarlborough is quickly turning into a foody destination for those looking for alternatives to the High Street supermarket.  Last week marlborough.news highlighted ‘Rudies’ the new micro-bakery in town, 'Packaging not included' - the new zero waste shop due to open shortly in Hughenden Yard and now we have learnt about ‘Pies Pies’, handmade, ready for the oven pies made by Chris Wyatt in his Marlborough kitchen.

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St John's student wins a place in the final of UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge

Ross Beesley of St Johns Academy receives his finalists' certificate from Peter Millican, Professor of Philosophy at Hertford CollegeRoss Beesley of St Johns Academy receives his finalists' certificate from Peter Millican, Professor of Philosophy at Hertford CollegeSt John’s Year 11 student Ross Beesley was invited to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford on Sunday 3 February as a finalist in the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge. 

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Kennet Valley pupils feel the rhythm…

Hedgehog class experimenting with musical instruments during Kennet Valley School Music WeekHedgehog class experimenting with musical instruments during Kennet Valley School Music WeekThe first week of February was music week at Kennet Valley C of E VA Primary School.  The energetic sounds of Samba drumming techniques and Gospel singing harmonies were introduced to the children through two whole day workshops run by visiting musicians – Raz, and Jo Sercombe.

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Chilton Foliat Primary School and village formally welcome new headteacher

Pictured (left to right) are: Katie Turner, Head Teacher at Chilton Foliat Primary School, Mrs Tara Elliott, Associate Governor and Sam Wolcough, Chair of Governors with pupils from Chilton Foliat Primary SchoolPictured (left to right) are: Katie Turner, Head Teacher at Chilton Foliat Primary School, Mrs Tara Elliott, Associate Governor and Sam Wolcough, Chair of Governors with pupils from Chilton Foliat Primary SchoolIn a special Commissioning Service held in St. Mary’s Church, Chilton Foliat earlier this week, Katie Turner, the new Headteacher of Chilton Foliat CE VA Primary School was given a special welcome by the whole community.

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