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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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Local celebrity to turn on Marlborough’s Christmas lights

Paul Martin, will be switching on this year's Christmas Lights on 30 NovemberPaul Martin, will be switching on this year's Christmas Lights on 30 NovemberPaul Martin of BBC’s ‘Flog it’ fame will turn on Marlborough’s Christmas lights on Friday November 30 at 6.30pm.  Paul, who lives near Devizes, is no stranger to Marlborough.  He lived and worked in the town from 1995 to 2000 when he owned The Table Gallery in Kingsbury Street.

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

Pewsey - nearest station to MarlboroughPewsey - nearest station to MarlboroughSwindon & 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 all the experience we need to help save a life.

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ARMISTICE 1918: Marlborough area's home front begins to get back to a sort of normality - very slowly

Celebrating: an American themed dance in Marlborough Town Hall (Photo courtesy Marlborough History Society - with thanks) Celebrating: an American themed dance in Marlborough Town Hall (Photo courtesy Marlborough History Society - with thanks) In the days after the Armistice, there were celebrations in Marlborough.  On Wednesday, 13 November 1918 a committee of ladies, headed by Mrs W. E. Free, held a dance with an American theme in the Town Hall - pictured above. The music was provided by ‘Jazz’ Thomas and his American Band. 

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