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Widespread use of 'Drug wipes' by Police leads to a big increase in drug driving arrests

20-02-2019

Police in East Wiltshire have described the number of arrests made in relation to drug driving in the area in recent months as ‘disappointing’.  Police are now able to ascertain that a driver is driving under the influence of drugs through the introduction and widespread use of drug wipes.

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Merchant's House granted a further seven year lease at a peppercorn rent

20-02-2019

At Monday evening's meeting of the full Town Council Councillors voted overwhelmingly to renew the lease of The Merchant's House for a further seven years.

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An impassioned plea for freedom & justice: Ben Okri to be Marlborough LitFest 2019’s Golding Speaker

20-02-2019 A Correspondent

This year Marlborough LitFest celebrates its tenth year - bringing authors, discussion and events to the town from 26-29 September.   They have announced their first major booking: this year’s Golding Speaker is the Man Booker Prize-winning author, Ben Okri.  

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Claire Perry MP on Honda's 'devastating decision'

20-02-2019

Devizes MP Claire Perry issued the following statement following Honda's decision to close its manufacturing operations in Swindon:

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Rabley Wood View development: Developer promises 40% 'affordable housing' but no replacement play area for at least two years

19-02-2019

At a public 'drop in session' prior to the main Town Council meeting last night (Monday 18 February) the future for the controversial Rabley Wood View development was outlined by Laurence Clarke, Land Acquisition Manager for the Developer Green Square Group.

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Marlborough Youth Football Club get 'Bags of Help' equipment for the Youth Centre courtesy of Tesco and the Town Council

19-02-2019

Tesco Marlborough and the Town Council have come together to provide much-needed new equipment for Marlborough Youth Football Club's site at the Marlborough Community & Youth Centre at Salisbury Road Recreation Ground.  

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Marlborough Rugby: Skill, grit and togetherness see Marlborough against unbeaten Newbury on The Common

19-02-2019 Charlie Webb

Marlborough  26 - 24  Newbury   Newbury Blues travelled to the Common as firm favourites.  Unbeaten all season, the Blues provided formidable opposition for Elisi’s men.  Marlborough who narrowly beat league strugglers Witney last week knew the importance of this tie in their push for a promotion spot.  The reverse fixture at...

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Area crime update - 11-17 February

18-02-2019

  Below are details of the latest crimes committed in Marlborough and surrounding villages.  If anyone has any information as to these offences please contact the Police on 101,  or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111Area:  AveburyType:    Drug OffenceTime/Date: 11/02/2019   10:30Details:      Avebury, High Street   -  Male suspect...

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Oscar putts in the effort to win Marlborough Golf Club’s Junior of the Year award

18-02-2019 Sue Round

At a Presentation Evening held at Marlborough Golf Club earlier this month thirteen year old Oscar Oliver was named Junior of the Year 2018.  Oscar was presented with the Robert Hill Trophy and a voucher for £100 to be spent on golf equipment or coaching. 

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Chief Examination Invigilator - St John's Academy

18-02-2019

Chief Examination Invigilator     Casual contract depending on exam requirementsSalary - £9.78 per hour   We need an experienced manager looking for a casual post, which requires working throughout the school year.  You will work closely with our Exams Officer to deploy our team of invigilators, plan for exam sessions and take the lead...

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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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