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OBITUARY: Brian Davies a pioneer in work on radiation and long time Marlborough resident has died aged 88

20-11-2018 A Correspondent

Brian Davies, who lived for forty-seven years at Ballard's Piece, Forest Hill on the edge of Savernake Forest with his wife Joan, died at home on 27 October 2018.  He was 88. 

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Marlborough Rugby: Narrow and tough victory over Oxford Quins puts Marlborough back into winning ways

20-11-2018 Charlie Webb

Oxford Harlequins   22 - 45   Marlborough   After a disappointing result at home to Old Centralians two weeks ago at the Common, Marlborough’s desire to get back to winning ways showed through at Oxford Harlequins on Saturday (17 November).    

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Chief Inspector of Hospitals demands significant improvements at Prospect Hospice

19-11-2018

The Prospect Hospice in Wroughton, which serves the wider Marlborough area and has an outreach base at Savernake Hospital, was inspected by the government's regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in August to check on improvements it had demanded after an earlier inspection.

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Wiltshire Council's last minute U-turn: Sunday car parking charges suspended

19-11-2018

UPDATED - Sunday car parking charges were supposed to start in Wiltshire Council car parks throughout the county next Sunday (November 25).  In an announcement on Monday morning (November 19), the Council said they were suspending the introduction of Sunday charges.

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Class B drugs arrest in Marlborough

19-11-2018

  A 19-year-old Marlborough man has been charged with possession with intent to supply a class B drug. Jake Lewis Stacey, of Rabley Wood View, was arrested on Friday evening by officers from the Special Constabulary when they stopped a Ford Fiesta Zetec in London Road. Stacey is due in Swindon Magistrates Court...

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The 2018 flu season: locally 2,400 have already had their jabs

17-11-2018

There has been quite a lot of chat in the national media about delays with this year's flu vaccination programme and people have been asking marlborough.news why the jabs are later than usual.  So what is the situation in Marlborough?  

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Rev Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy inducted at Uxbridge

16-11-2018

55 people from Rev Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy's Marlborough congregation went to Uxbridge on November 13 to attend his “Institution and Induction” to his new role as Team Rector covering the town's churches of St Andrew’s (Anglo-Catholic) and St Margaret’s (which is an evangelical charismatic church).

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Small Talk Saves Lives - talk to a fellow passenger on the platform if you feel they may be at…

16-11-2018

Swindon & District Samaritans are encouraging commuters at local train stations to act if they notice someone who may be at risk.  The Small Talk Saves Lives campaign, launched by Samaritans in partnership with British Transport Police (BTP), Network Rail and the wider rail industry, is emphasising how each of us has...

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Very quietly the NHS for our area is once again being reorganised

16-11-2018

For one or two moments we'll stop worrying about A&E waiting times, staff shortages, the numbers of fit patients stuck in hospital beds...  Instead we will try to understand how and why the NHS in Wiltshire is being reorganised - again.

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Elaine’s Travel wins top travel industry award

15-11-2018 Sue Round

Elaine’s Travel was awarded Agent of the Year at the travel industry awards, sponsored by Carrier, at an Oscar styled ceremony held at the Natural History Museum in London last night, November 14.

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Embroiderers’ Guild Summer Exhibition reels in the crowds

Left to right:  Ros Lomas Ann Smith Clare Russell in front of Ros and Ann's textile artLeft to right: Ros Lomas Ann Smith Clare Russell in front of Ros and Ann's textile artLife’s rich tapestry was on display in the Marlborough and District Embroiderers’ Guild Summer Exhibition, held in Kennet Valley Hall this weekend, June 24, 25.

The exhibition was the culmination of two year’s work from the Guild’s sixty four members.  Visitors, over a hundred a day, came from far and wide, from Ilminster, from Basingstoke, from Wales. 

Klimt as textile artKlimt as textile artRos Lomas, Publicity, told marlborough.news,  “It’s been wonderful.  The variety of work on display is amazing.”

“The exhibition gives members a chance to show what they do and to show visitors their skills,” added Ann Smith, Joint Chair of the Guild.

The exhibition displayed a variety of textile art and embroidery, some handstitched, some machine stitched, some made on an embellisher.  There were examples from the many different workshops run by guest lecturers that members had participated in such as: Making Dorset ButtonsJapanese StencillingFrame Tapestry Weaving,Coiled Pots and Baskets

There was something for everyone.  Maria Fraser ran a special workshop for children.  The Guild are keen to encourage young embroiderers and run special workshops for them every half term.

Many of the different styles of textile art were on display in the special project, Take a Line.  Members had created pieces of textile art on a specifically sized canvas.  A wide range of colours, fabrics, textures and designs was used with a line incorporated into the design. 

Take a Line exhibition piecesTake a Line exhibition piecesThese pieces will also be displayed at Gallery 81, the West Country Quilt and Textile Show at the University of the West of England from August 30 until September 1.

From the different workshopsFrom the different workshopsAs well as making and wearing their own handcrafted rosettes, members also demonstrated a range of skills to visitors.  Clare Russell, Joint Chair of the Guild, demonstrated the craft of Rug Ragging which makes rugs out of old blankets with moth holes, coats and pieces of tweed using the Proggy technique.

The childrens textile art from day one of the exhibitionThe childrens textile art from day one of the exhibition“We’ve had loads of people and a wonderful two days with lots of cakes and refreshments,” commented Clare.

If you missed the exhibition there will be a chance to see some of the exhibits as part of Open Studios in July.

Marlborough and District Embroiderers’ Guildmeet on the first Monday of every month. Click here To find out more.

 

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