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Marlborough Rector honoured as Queen’s Chaplain

21-10-2017

The Reverend Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy, the Team Rector of Marlborough, has received one of the highest honours possible for clergy, by being appointed as a chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.

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Bartender - Royal Oak, Pewsey

21-10-2017

  Bartender - Royal Oak, Pewsey   We are currently looking for Bartenders to join our team at the Royal Oak in Pewsey. If you are interested and meet the following requirements then we would like to hear from you.Do you have the following skills?Training or Experience with Bartending is a plus.  You...

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Saturday market cancelled tomorrow due to expected high winds

20-10-2017

  Wiltshire Council have cancelled Marlborough's Saturday street market (October 21) because forecasters are predicting very high winds across the area.

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Horse racing: future of training at famed Manton yard secured

20-10-2017

  The trainer of many successful horses for flat racing, Brian Meehan is to buy Manton's famous yard and equally famous gallops and intends to be there "...for the duration".

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Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support - Marlborough College

20-10-2017

  Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support    We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team in General Services.  Reporting to the Domestic Services Manager, you will provide roaming assistance (as required for all areas) including: cleaning services around the College campus as well as driving for deliveries and...

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House Domestic Cleaner – B1 (Term Time plus Spring Cleaning) - Marlborough College

20-10-2017

  House Domestic Cleaner – B1   (Term Time plus Spring Cleaning)   We require a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team of Domestic Staff.  Working within B1 (a boy’s Boarding House), and reporting to the Dame, you will be required to assist with the day to day cleaning operation of the House....

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Marlborough Area Foodbank to relaunch next month with a new vision

19-10-2017 Sue Round

Marlborough Area Foodbank distribution centre at Christchurch will re-launch on the morning of Friday November 17.   With the support of Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group (MAPAG) it is hoped to offer a home distribution service as well as raise awareness of what the Food Bank can offer and who...

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Cheap cigarette fraud - do you recognise this man?

19-10-2017

Do you recognise this man?  Police are appealing for information following an incident of fraud which took place in Marlborough. At 2pm on 25 September, a couple met a man in the Bear Hotel who told them he had a discount code and could get them cheap cigarettes from a wholesalers.  ...

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Nomads come home: Marlborough Nomads reunite on the pitch with Rosslyn Park Nomads after a gap of 107 years

19-10-2017

The Nomads team from Marlborough RFC, the club's second XV keeps alive the name and spirit of the original Marlborough Nomads.  Marlborough, along with several other clubs still in existence such as Blackheath were synonymous with the early development of Rugby as a sport in the latter nineteenth century.  The...

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Members of St Mary’s Church in Marlborough to help people take control of their finances

18-10-2017

  Members of St Mary’s Church in Marlborough wanted to help people from the Marlborough area who are suffering a squeezed household income and in danger of getting into financial difficulties to get on top of their household finances.   So in conjunction with members of the Gorse Hill Baptist Church in Swindon, who...

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Concrete and Clay star buys bricks and mortar in Pewsey

Lem Lubin with wife Mary and Lucinda Mayes of Redcliffe Homes leftLem Lubin with wife Mary and Lucinda Mayes of Redcliffe Homes leftSixties pop performer Howard ‘Lem’ Lubin has moved out of his London base to take one of the last available homes at Redcliffe Homes’ Whatley Drive development in Pewsey.

Lem, who topped the charts with a number of sixties bands including Unit 4 + 2 and Christie, has moved West to be closer to his family, and make the most of the rather less frenetic pace in rural Wiltshire.

Bass player Lem – who played on jukebox classics including Concrete and Clay and Yellow River – also guested with The Shadows and Zoot Money before he left the music industry for a career with the Foreign Office.

“Whatley Drive is a great location and the traffic is fabulous – there’s hardly any. It’s such a massive contrast to London. I went back recently and couldn’t believe I had put up with it for so long!”

Lem was also able to take advantage of the staggering imbalance between London property prices and the rest of the country.

“Prices back in Pimlico are quite ridiculous. People are moving out as Russian and Chinese investors buy up everything in sight and yet they don’t even live there. But it also means ordinary Londoners don’t get a look in and are having to move further and further out.”

Lem whose other claim to fame is writing the theme tune to BBC TV’s Porridge - said the move west had suited him and his wife Mary as their daughter lives nearby.

“Wiltshire is a beautiful county and we were more than happy to move here. The house and surrounding development has been well designed. The people are very friendly and there is a strong community atmosphere.”

Redcliffe Homes marketing and sales manager, Lorraine Kendrick, said: “It’s great to see that Lem and his wife have settled so quickly into what must be a whole new way of life in Wiltshire. Having a mainline station with regular trains to London makes it easy for them to pop back to their old haunts while enjoying the country life.

“Whatley Drive appeals to movers and shakers as well as to downsizers with a desire for country living, but who still appreciate having so many facilities on their doorstep.”

Lem and his wife have bought one of the Thatcham style homes at Whatley Drive.

Meanwhile Whatley Mews is the last phase on this popular Redcliffe development and is being marketed specifically at those looking to downsize or retire to the countryside.
With only 11 bespoke homes, Redcliffe expects all of them to be occupied by Christmas.

Further details are available from the sales office - open daily from 10 am to 5pm - or call 01672 564680 or visit www.redcliffehomes.co.uk

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