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Cleaner jailed for two and a half years for stealing from workplaces

18-10-2018 Court Reporter

A cleaner has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after he pinched jewellery from two houses he was working at.  Danny Avis was on his second day in the role for a friend's family business when he helped himself to the gems.    

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Photographs ‘From Wiltshire woods to the Cornish coast’: a White Horse Gallery exhibition

18-10-2018 A Correspondent

An exhibition of pictures by Hilary Stock, a local fine art photographer, will be showing in November at the White Horse Gallery in Marlborough. ‘From Wiltshire Woods to the Cornish Coast’ will include a range of new work that celebrates Savernake Forest and Westwoods, as well showcasing Hilary’s well known...

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Expensive watch scam being carried out in the Marlborough area - Police urge vigilance

18-10-2018

  Police are urging residents to be vigilant and wary following a number of reports of scam phone calls, particularly in the Marlborough area. Residents have reported receiving a call from a man purporting to be a police officer who advises they are investigating a fraudulent use on their bank card...

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Call for new on-call firefighters In East & West Wiltshire

18-10-2018

A ‘have a go’ event is being held at Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service’s training centre at Hopton Industrial Estate, Devizes on Saturday, October 20 (10am-3pm) to encourage people to become on-call firefighters across east and west Wiltshire.

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Plumber - Marlborough College

18-10-2018

  Plumber     We are looking for a plumber to work in a small team, undertaking appropriate repairs, maintenance and improvements of the College's domestic/commercial plumbing and drainage installations, in a variety of interesting buildings, in a pleasant environment. Applicants should have a City & Guilds Plumbing (6089) NVQ Level 3 or equivalent,...

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Dispensing Assistant - Kennet & Avon Medical Practice

18-10-2018

  Dispensing Assistant       Hours:   Full or Part-Time position available - weekly hours to be agreedSalary:   £8.16 - £10.20 depending on qualifications and experienceThe Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership (KAMP), was formed on 1 April 2017 from the Marlborough Medical Practice and Pewsey Surgery, to provide primary care services to around 18,000 patients....

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After School Club Assistant - Avenue Day Nursery

18-10-2018

  After School Club Assistant     The Avenue Adventure club runs a busy after school club for children from the local schools. We are looking for an enthusiastic, fun loving individual that is keen to learn and able to use their own initiative.Experience preferred but not essential, DBS will be required for this...

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Kitchen Assistant - Avenue Day Nursery

18-10-2018

  Kitchen Assistant     The Avenue Day Nursery are looking to recruit a part time Kitchen Assistant at their Mildenhall site.   For more information please contact  01672515763 or Sophie@avenue-nursery.co.uk www.avenue-nursery.co.uk    back

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PARKING CHANGES - LATEST NEWS: new charges come into force on November 19

17-10-2018

There is further clarification from Wiltshire Council on the implementation of the decisions taken late last month - and not publicised - of the new charges for parking season tickets and the extension of charging to Sundays and Bank Holidays. 

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First steps in moving Marlborough's police base to Corner House in George Lane car park

16-10-2018

The following statement has been issued by the Police and Crime Commissioner:

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Secret Adventures of Rolo - Book 4: Debi Evans launches 'Jewel Dog and the Dragons' at St Peter's

Debi Evans with RoloDebi Evans with Rolo

 

 When Debi Evans, who lives in Marlborough, rescued a Jack Russell dog from the Dog’s Trust five years ago little did she think that he would become her inspiration for a series of children’s books.

 

Named Rolo because of his toffee, chocolate coloured face, Debi’s dog tells of his time travelling adventures in The Secret Adventures of Rolo.

 

At a book signing for the fourth book in the series entitled Jewel Dog and the Dragons, Debi told marlborough.news :  “When I rescued Rolo he took a while to settle and he didn’t like spending the night in the kitchen.  Then he suddenly settled and I realised he had a secret – there was a trap door under the kitchen sink that takes him out at night.”

“He discovered a tree dragon in the Savernake Forest who tells him he is the chosen one and he can use the time tunnel.  He is then able to make things happen in history.”

'Jewel Dog and the Dragons' alongside book 3 in the series, 'The Dragon's Pram''Jewel Dog and the Dragons' alongside book 3 in the series, 'The Dragon's Pram'Debi, who also runs creative writing workshops for primary age children, loves history.  “I am slightly concerned that the National Curriculum doesn’t give primary aged children the opportunity to study the exciting bits of history, hence Rolo.”

In her books Rolo is able to make things happen in history.  Apparently Rolo was present at the signing of the Magna Carta and ran off with the quill leaving King John to use the seal from his ring instead !

In the latest book we find out about King Alfred of Wessex and what really happened to the burnt cakes.  There are also exciting mythical creatures held captive in Silbury Hill.  “But I don’t want to give too much away,” added Debi.

Many of the ideas in the books come from the children she meets at her creative writing workshops.

The books are written from the point of view of Rolo and aimed at 7 to 12 year olds.  “There is”, says Debi, “plenty of humour, and through my talks to WI groups adults are also enjoying the books.”

Rolo has his own Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts.  Fans can sign up for a newsletter from Rolo which often contains an original short story.

“He is a wonderful dog and very happy.  I wonder why he sleeps all day and yawns. He has obviously been up all night on an adventure.  There will definitely be a Book 5.”

Debi Evans can be contacted through her website

 

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