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Why leave the bus diesel engine idling when stopped at a main bus stop for a long time? Turning…

18-09-2018

Diesel engines, especially the large ones that power the buses around here do emit plenty of noxious emissions including particulates and nitrogen dioxide, and when left running in a confined location those toxic emissions build up and become a health risk.  Transition Marlborough have been campaigning for the past two...

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Administrator (Maternity Cover) - Omicron Research (Hungerford)

18-09-2018

  Administrator   (Maternity Cover)     We are a small company in Hungerford looking for a part time Office Administrator to support the team in the office. Preferred hours are approximately 30 per week, Tuesday to Friday, dependent on candidate availability. This is a fixed term maternity cover post of one year.The purpose of the...

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Marlborough Rugby: Three out of three for impressive Marlborough away at Wimborne

18-09-2018 Mike Banfield

Wimborne 21 - 51 Marlborough   Marlborough continued their good start to the season with an impressive performance away to Wimborne.  The visitors showed no effects from the long travel to the South coast and started the game well.  They were soon on the attack and winning some good ruck ball, a...

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Great West Way project - what will this do to congestion and parking in the town?

17-09-2018 Roger Mallett

  Sirs,As a Marlborough resident, I know only too well about the congestion and parking issues which are ongoing in this town.  This is a serious problem which I fear is not going to be resolved anytime soon.  So you can imagine my concerns when I read at length the article...

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Not just going for gold, but gaining platinum - Ramsbury Primary wins two sports awards

17-09-2018 Sue Round

Ramsbury Primary received the title of top performing school in sport in Wiltshire and Swindon at the end of the 2018 summer term.  They were presented with a trophy by Steve Boocock, CEO of Wiltshire and Swindon sport.  This was swiftly followed by the accolade of gaining the National School Games...

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Assault in Marlborough High Street - appeal for information

15-09-2018

Police are appealing for information following an assault in Marlborough High Street.



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Chance for Marlborough businesses to check out the new tourist route - The Great West Way

14-09-2018

All those in Marlborough who are interested in enticing more tourists to their businesses - shops, restaurants, pubs, coffee bars and accommodation - have a chance on Wednesday evening (September 19) to find out more about the Great West Way project.

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Casual Lifeguards - Marlborough College

14-09-2018

Casual Lifeguards   Applications are invited for Casual Lifeguards to work in the College’s state of the art, 25-metre, indoor swimming pool, which has  eight lanes and a hydraulic bottom (which alters the depth from 0.8 to 3 metres) making it equally ideal for squad training, water polo, sub aqua, canoeing or...

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Losing our Religion?

14-09-2018 Andrew Studdert-Kennedy

  A recent survey about religious attitudes and practice in Britain makes challenging reading for anyone who has a vested interest in the place of the church in society.  The survey suggests that as a society we are losing our religion.The numbers of those identifying as ‘belonging’ to the Church of...

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England hockey star to be at Marlborough's Club Day

13-09-2018

Marlborough Hockey Club is delighted to have Team GB Olympic Gold Medallist Laura Unsworth at their Club Day on Sunday, September 23.

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One empty chair as Marlborough's Jazz Gala launches tonight

 Whilst this year's Marlborough Jazz Gala is all set to launch this evening with Beki Brindle, Sticky Wicket and Friends in the Assembly Room at the Town Hall at 6pm, there will be one face missing - David Draper, possibly the most fervent and loyal of all the Jazz Festival supporters having attended every one of the 30 events since it's inception back in 1986.

 

"Everyone who came To Marlborough Jazz knew David", commented Nick Fogg. "I'm sure he was desperately disappointed that the festival as he knew it was no more.  Like many other people from around the world he would have been incredulous that an internationally renowned event that gave such pleasure to so many and brought 100s of thousands of pounds into the town could be sabotaged in the way this one was.

"Yet I know he would have been here for our gala event in the Town Hall this weekend.  He would not have missed his favourite Clare Teal and he would have found performers like Russell "Hitman" Alexander from New York, who knows the words to over 1,000 songs: Alabama's top blues singer, Debbie Bond and ex-Ray Charles saxophonist, Greg Abate and all the other top acts, to be irresistible."

"There will still be a few tickets left on the door for anyone who wants to join us in raising a glass to David's memory."

 

David's passing was noted by Gilly Glover of Chiseldon who sent Nick a card with the following message:

"I was deeply saddened when I opened the post today and found a funeral card for David Draper. He came from South Wales and, as far as I can recall, came to every single jazz festival over its 30-year history"

"This card says it all.
As Marlborough Jazz Festival comes round I remember David.  The event was the highlight of his year.  He often spoke of you and others, the committee, stars and friends.  His funeral music was chosen from CDS (some signed by Clare Teal) found in his flat after he died. I am sending you this as it would be sad not to mark his passing at this time
Yours sincerely,
Gilly Glover"

 

The Jazz Gala will feature many of the regular Jazz Festival performers, Claire Teal will be back performing a special Ella Fitzgerald session at the Town Hall Assembly Room on Sunday afternoon between 2 and 4pm, Greg Abate is over again to play the Assembly Room between 9 and 11pm this evening and many more.  Details of the acts, where and when they are playing can be found here.

 

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