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Review: from Mozart to Bernstein - Ryan Drucker's piano recital at St Peter's Church

21-03-2019 Christopher Rogers

Pianist Ryan Drucker performed the latest recital in the Saint Peter’s Brilliant Young Musicians series (Sunday, March 17). Ryan graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a first class degree and was awarded the Alfred Clay Scholarship with the highest mark in an undergraduate recital. He is currently...

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2…4…6…8… save our planet, it’s not too late St John’s students join youth climate strike and march

21-03-2019 Sue Round

Last Friday, March 15, six St John’s Year 12 students missed school to join the second #Youthstrike4Climate in London.  More than fifteen thousand students gathered in Parliament Square and marched via Downing Street to Buckingham Palace. 

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‘Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye’… baby trout released into the Kennet

21-03-2019 Sue Round

This week it was the turn of Baydon St Nicholas Primary School to release the baby trout they had cared for since January into the River Kennet.  The children and teachers donned waders to join Anna Forbes and Sean Dempster from Action for the River Kennet in the river at...

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Bank building to get a shop window

19-03-2019

Here is another example of the changing face of Marlborough High Street:  NatWest who own No. 14 on the High Street's south side, have applied to change the frontage of the building so it is easier to sell as a retail shop.

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The Hundred Tonne Diet

19-03-2019 Professor Dave Waltham

  Don’t take my word - or anyone else’s - for anything. Y ou don’t need to.  The data is so clear that you can see - see for yourself - the reality of human-induced climate change.The graph shown below has two curves.  The first, in blue, shows the cumulative amount of carbon dioxide...

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If you dream it…you can do it at the Primary Schools’ Dance Festival

19-03-2019 Sue Round

Over two hundred children from ten local primary schools participated in the Marlborough Dance Festival, held at St John’s on Saturday March 16.  They were joined by students from  St.John’s Year 10 BTEC Dance group.

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One-way traffic round The Green gets the elbow - but there is still a problem of parking & access

19-03-2019

Following the decision in January to back double yellow lines around The Green, Marlborough Town Council's Planning Committee (March 18) were faced with a further proposal - to make the route round The Green into a one-way road.

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Area crime update - 11 - 18 March

19-03-2019

  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 555 111   Area:   MarlboroughType:    Burglary Residential (Dwelling)Time/Date:  11/03/2019  21:11:00Details:     Marlborough, Isbury Road  -  Unknown suspect(s) have...

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Local schools raise money for Comic Relief

18-03-2019 Sue Round

Preshute Primary School and Marlborough St Mary’s have raised several hundred pounds for Comic Relief and had lots of fun in the process.

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Triple sporting success for Ramsbury Primary School

18-03-2019 Sue Round

During the last few weeks Year 5 and Year 6 pupils at Rambsury Primary School have won the Primary Schools Cluster Competitions for hockey, netball and swimming.

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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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