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Lifetime Achievement Award for Marlborough Tennis' Barbara Jones from the Wilts LTA

11-12-2018 Sue Round

Barbara Jones from Marlborough Tennis was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Wiltshire Lawn Tennis Association at their AGM last week.  The award was presented by the president of Wiltshire LTA, Sir Geoffrey Owen.

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1918 - the 'Peace Christmas': with results of war still evident, Marlborough retailers made great efforts to stock up for…

11-12-2018

As you take advantage of Marlborough High Street's late night shopping evening on Thursday (December 13), spare a thought for the town's shopkeepers at Christmas-time 1918.

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Great Western Hospital expands services ready for the real winter months

11-12-2018 A Correspondent

At the end of last week GWH staff were welcoming a much needed injection of long-term capital funding.  This week they were back to the immediate concerns of winter pressures on the hospital and on patients and staff.

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Message to Claire Perry - why keep on fracking?

10-12-2018 Jo Ripley

Sirs  Our MP, Claire Perry, also Minister of State for Energy, acknowledges climate change to be a very real threat and that she feels a sense of responsibility to deliver more rapid progress on emission reductions in the wake of the recent IPCC report warning of escalating climate-related risks.

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‘Deck the hall’…‘tis the season to be jolly’ and join in Marlborough’s Christmas Day lunch

10-12-2018 Sue Round

Now in its sixteenth year, the Christmas Day lunch in the Town Hall has become a Marlborough tradition.  It all began in 2002, when Joy and Nigel Kerton, hearing how a local lady would be alone on Christmas Day with a can of fish, decided to remedy the situation.

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Town Hall to resound to the Sounds of Christmas on 20 December

10-12-2018

Marlborough Town Hall will be filled with the magical sounds of Christmas on the evening of Thursday 20 December when a group of experienced singers stage ‘Sing a Song of Christmas’ to raise money for Manton Village Hall Refurbishment Fund.

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GWH to get £30 million of capital funding for expansion and new approaches to treatment

08-12-2018

Great Western Hospital has been successful in their bid for major natonal funding for capital projects to help expand its capacity.   GWH is now far too small for the large growth of Swindon's population - a growth that is still continuing - and the ageing population of the wide area...

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Pewsey Tennis Club wins top 2018 award as best club in Wiltshire

07-12-2018

At the annual meeting of the Wiltshire Lawn Tennis Association (a branch of the national organisation) Pewsey Tennis Club achieved two notable awards - Pewsey Tennis Club was named 'Club of the Year' and Keith Hampson was named volunteer of the year. 

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Dental Nurse / Treatment Co-ordinator - Savernake Dental Practice

07-12-2018

  Dental Nurse / Treatment Co-ordinator   (part time to support endodontics, orthodontics, restorative and implants)     Salary:    Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Our offer to you: A competitive starting salary and the opportunity to increase this through training and development Fully funded CPD training, GDC registration, DBS and Professional Indemnity Progression and development Contributory pension scheme Modern...

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SEND school closures: parents right to be concerned

06-12-2018 Sylvia Card

Sirs    In response to Jo Waltham’s article on the closure of the three schools for children with special education needs and disabilities, I can understand why some parents are pleased that the proposed new school will  be built on the Rowdeford site.  Rowdeford is an excellent school and parents and staff campaigned...

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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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