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After 75 years hard work, the crises keep coming that need Oxfam's help : Marlborough Brandt Lecturer Mark Goldring on…

22-10-2017

  The Marlborough Brandt Lectures reach a milestone on November 2 when Mark Goldring, the Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, becomes the series' 35th annual lecturer.

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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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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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