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St John’s rocket cars blast off to regional final

24 Apr 2019 Sue Round

St John's Yr7 Design and Technology students finished the Spring Term by trialling the model rocket cars they had designed as part of a nationwide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) competition called Race for the Line.  

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Local company recognised for national best practice in The Parliamentary Review

23 Apr 2019 Sue Round

TimeFinders - a company with its origins in Aldbourne and which provides senior life services - has been recognised as Best Practice Representative 2019 in The Parliamentary Review.

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Marlborough History Society to host biographer of Eglantyne Jebb - Save the Children Fund’s founder

23 Apr 2019 Sue Round

Clare Mulley, author of the award winning biography of Eglantyne Jebb, The Woman Who Saved Children, will be speaking at Marlborough History Society on Thursday, May 16 at 7.30pm in St. Peter’s Church.

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Bells at local churches tolled in support of Notre Dame

19 Apr 2019 Sue Round

On Maundy Thursday (April 18) a bell was tolled at 7.00 pm for seven minutes at St Mary's, Marlborough, Preshute, Mildenhall, Wootton Rivers, Aldbourne, Pewsey, Milton Lilbourne, Upavon in the Marlborough area - and at many other churches and cathedrals across the country.

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The town will fill with music between 9-11 August when Marlborough Rising returns

18 Apr 2019

Marlborough will be Rising again between Friday 9 and Sunday 11 August when Marlborough Rising returns with a heady mix of different music genres, offering something for every taste and spread across three venues in the town.  

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Marlborough artist Duncan Shoosmith becomes Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019

18 Apr 2019 Sue Round

Artist, Duncan Shoosmith, who lives near Marlborough has been crowned Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 in the final of the competition which was screened on Tuesday April 16.

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Young patients can now drive in electric style to GWH operating theatres

18 Apr 2019 A Correspondent

Young patients on the Children’s Ward at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust can now travel to surgery in style thanks to the donation of a brand new mini Tesla car - electric of course.

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Cash raised for Marlborough's Cotswold House & the Brandt Group

18 Apr 2019

Charity supporters raised £650 at a special coffee morning at Rick Stein Marlborough to support patients with severe eating disorders.

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The changing NHS: when will our STP come out of the shadows?

17 Apr 2019

In this series of articles, we have looked at the region's Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and the new Primary Care Networks.  Another other new-ish kid on the local-ish block is the BSW STP - aka the Bath & North Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.  It covers some...

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Marlborough LitFest 2019: announcing Joanne Harris, two Hiscox Debut Authors & the book for the Big Town Read

17 Apr 2019

New names added to this year’s Marlborough LitFest line-up include the ever-popular Joanne Harris, debut authors Elizabeth Macneal and Stacey Halls, and the choice for this year’s Big Town Read: The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

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Butterflies and Blooms – Marlborough St. Mary’s striking competition entries

 

“Butterflies Are Important” that is the message from this year’s Marlborough in Bloom. Members have been working with Butterfly Conservation in local schools and have organised an art competition on the theme for the students at Marlborough St. Mary’s.



Anne Crawley, chair of Marlborough in Bloom, told marlborough.news: “Sadly, butterflies are far less common than they were 50 years ago.  Since the 1940's, 97 per cent of wildflower meadows have been lost. Seventy per cent of UK butterfly species have declined since the 1970's.”   

“We want to help preserve these lovely creatures.  In May, Maurice Avent, former Chairman of Butterfly Conservation, entertained and inspired the Marlborough St Mary's children with his illustrated talk about the life cycle of butterflies.”

Victoria Jinivizian (left), judge of the butterfly art competition, with Anne Crawley, chair of Marlborough in BloomVictoria Jinivizian (left), judge of the butterfly art competition, with Anne Crawley, chair of Marlborough in BloomThe art competition required students to create butterflies as paintings, sculptures, collages or crochet.

Slade graduate, professional painter and Shalbourne resident, Victoria Jinivizian, judged the competition: “I have been very impressed with the high standard of work. The range of interpretation is very creative.  It has been very difficult to pick winners."
The first place prizes went to Eva Stansby's painting in the Key Stage One category, and to Parker Wilson in Key Stage Two category for his butterfly made out of pages from an atlas.

 

Pupils with runner-up places or with judge's commendations were Poppy Deane, Harvey Hepworth, Macy Manning-Rooney, Will Palmer, Tom Baker, Megan McGrath, Ruby Waters, Phoebe Smith, Jack Baker, Charlie O’Shaughnessy, Archie Guarneri, Spenser Whiting and Eleanor Holford-Wright.

 

Prizes were donated by The White Horse Bookshop and the art work will be on display in High Street shop windows from July 10 in time for the Britain in Bloom judging day on July 13.

The Britain in Bloom competition, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is an annual nationwide campaign.  The campaign focuses on community action to improve and regenerate local environments in the three key areas: horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility.

Marlborough’s success in the 2016 Britain in Bloom competition, winning a Silver Gilt, has given the town the honour of entering in the 2017 Champion of Champions class.  The judge will be Jon Wheatley, Chair of South West in Bloom.

Members of the community are encouraged to meet on Wednesday mornings at 10am at the back entrance of Waitrose to help tidy up the Bloom tubs and boxes around the town.

Anne Crawley commented, “This will be a challenging year for Marlborough in Bloom but I feel sure the townsfolk and businesses will rise to the occasion on Judging Day (July 13). We are going for gold in 2017, so let’s make Marlborough blooming marvellous.”

There is more information on the Marlborough in Bloom website.




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