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New Sponsor for Marlborough Rugby Club - Vets4Pets

20-06-2018

Marlborough's Vets4Pets, locally owned veterinary practice located on Marlborough Business Park alongside Tesco and Budgen have committed to a 3 year sponsorship arrangement with Marlborough Rugby Club, which will include new kit for the Junior Team.

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Service Delivery Assistant - Full Time - Foregenix Ltd

20-06-2018

Service Delivery Assistant Full Time    Foregenix Ltd is a leading global independent information security consultancy, headquartered in the United Kingdom with additional offices in South Africa, South America, Australia, continental Europe and the United States, and we support a wide range of organisations across the globe. We are growing rapidly and from...

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Police raid Marlborough address and seize a number of vintage firearms

20-06-2018

  Police last night (Tuesday 19 June) raided an address just off Kingsbury Street and siezed a number of vintage firearms.   No arrests were made and no-one was injured.  

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MantonFest to be 'Walking on Sunshine' on Saturday next week

20-06-2018

MantonFest will be here again on Saturday next week (30 June).  Great bill of national/local favourites - Katrina of the Waves will be Walking on Sunshine, Quo, or more precisely John Coghlan's Quo will be reminding us (of a certain age) why we spent so many hours 'Rockin' all over...

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Volunteer Drivers - Kennet Community Transport

20-06-2018

Kennet Community Transport   Volunteer Drivers reqiuired       Kennet Community Transport is a charity, and run on a shoestring.  It takes old people to the Jubilee Centre and on outings, and has one employee - Roly the driver.We need volunteer drivers to cover when Roly is sick or on holiday.  And we need a...

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FROTH being brewed up in Burbage over the change of use application for the Three Horseshoes

19-06-2018

Although Burbage's 'Three Horseshoes' at Stibb Green has closed and ceased to trade as a public house, a group of Burbage residents who used to regard the pub as their local and an important cornerstone of the village community are banding together to oppose the change of use application submitted...

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Ogbourne Maizey Fly-Tipper caught after witness’s tip off

19-06-2018

  A fly-tipper was issued a fixed penalty notice of £400 after a vigilant citizen tipped off Wiltshire Council when he saw the culprit dumping a van-load of rubbish in a country lane.The quick-thinking witness watched the man unload cardboard boxes and carpet on a verge off Rockley Road, Ogbourne Maizey,...

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“A seamless educational journey” for Burbage children as Burbage Preschool joins Excalibur Academies Trust

19-06-2018 Sue Round

There is cause for a double celebration at Burbage Preschool. Judged good in all areas by Ofsted in May, the Preschool joined the Excalibur Academies Trust at the beginning of June.

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Councillor defends the right of Marlborough residents to become obese in 'discussion' over kebab van street trader application at Leisure…

19-06-2018

A request for the Town Council to comment on an application for Street Trading Consent to site a unit in the car park of the Marlborough Leisure Centre to sell 'Kebabs, Burgers, Chips and hot and cold soft drinks' achieved its goal and did attract plenty of comment - mainly...

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Burglary at a Marlborough Salon - Police appeal for information

19-06-2018

  Yesterday, Monday 18 June Police were called to report a burglary at Goldsworthy salon in Hughenden Yard, Marlborough.  Various expensive hair straighteners, hair dryers and curling tongs were stolen. The items stolen were:5 x GHD straighteners worth approximately £100 each.1 x GHD white limited edition straighteners worth £135.2 x GHD travel hairdryers...

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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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