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Pewsey burglaries - Police appeal for witnesses

25 Apr 2019

  Police are appealing for witnesses after a car and jewellery were stolen during a series of burglaries in Pewsey.Four homes at three buildings in the town were broken into in the early hours of Thursday 18 April 2019.A large amount of jewellery was stolen, as well as a black BMW...

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"'Coke Pipes' on sale to all in Marlborough Market" - a concern raised at the Council meeting

25 Apr 2019

  At Tuesday's meeting of the full Town Council (24 April) Cllr Nick Fogg raised the issue of 'coke pipes' being on sale from a stall in Marlborough's regular High Street market, and he was particularly concerned not just about the availability of such drug-taking equipment but that these pipes were...

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Wires crossed over future of Marlborough's Red Telephone Boxes

25 Apr 2019

At Tuesday's meeting of the full Town Council (24 April) Councillors voted to take over Marlborough's four red telephone boxes and turn them into attractive and ornamental displays, but leave one still operational as a phone box.  However, there was confusion after the vote as to which box would remain...

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Play equipment taken away from Rabley Wood View playground

25 Apr 2019

Early on Tuesday morning (23 April) workmen moved in and started to remove the play equipment on which many of the children bought up in this area of the town had spent many happy hours.  

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Award-winning folk artist Rachel Newton to perform at a Marlborough area village

25 Apr 2019 A Correspondent

Singer, harpist and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Musician of the Year 2017, Rachel Newton, will visit Collingbourne Kingston, near Marlborough (May 10) to perform tracks from her latest release WEST, with new material and favourites from her back catalogue.

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The changing NHS: another attempt to treat more people away from hospitals

25 Apr 2019

When NHS hospitals are full to overflowing, it may seem a case of upside down logic to call for them to be - in headline terms - 'shrunk'.  But that is the call clearly implied in the NHS Long Term Plan that was issued in January.

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Looking to find your dream home in the Marlborough & Swindon area? Check in with Kirstie & Phil…

25 Apr 2019 A Correspondent

Channel 4’s popular property programme Location, Location, Location is coming back for a new series - it's twenty-third! - and are planning to come house hunting in the Marlborough and Swindon area.

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Natural Climate Solutions

25 Apr 2019 Professor Dave Waltham

  Over the past two centuries we’ve added as much carbon dioxide to the atmosphere as it already contained, and the amount should have doubled.  However, the concentration has gone from just below 0.03 per cent to just over 0.04 per cent - about half the increase expected! 

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St John’s rocket cars blast off to regional final

24 Apr 2019 Sue Round

St John's Year 7 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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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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