Prehistoric Marlborough: primary school pupils will be playing where once Neolithic men and women lived
In November 2016, Cotswold Archaeology undertook an archaeological excavation in Marlborough on behalf of Kier Construction. The work was completed in advance of new school buildings for Marlborough St. Mary’s Primary School. This year, work on analysing the results took place and a publication of those results is in preparation.
Marlborough's Chantry Lane public toilets, which have been closed for some months, have been sold at auction for more than double their valuation price. Small as the footprint is of these toilets, they have been bought from the Town Council for development.
Following a successful season the Player of The Year awards were announced on 13th July 2017. Whereas in previous years there had only been one Player of The Year award, this year there were two - one for The Player of The Year as voted for by parents and public , and the other as voted by coaching staff of MYFC.
Chilvester Financial sign up as long term sponsor for Marlborough Rugby as Elisi Vunipola joins as Head Coach
Marlborough Rugby Football Club have just announced two very important signings: firstly, Elis Vunipola, former Tonga international fly half, and uncle of England internationals Billy and Mako joins as Head Coach, and secondly, Chilvester Financial commit to a long-term five year sponsorship deal which will provide funding to support the thirty-five strong team of coaches who work with the nearly four hundred club members from Under 7s to First XV.
Big crowds at Marden Open Day as time runs out for archaeologists working on the Cat's Brain long barrow
Six hundred and seventy-three people went to Marden for the Open Day on Saturday (July 15) to see Reading University's final explorations there - and to see the major discovery of a long barrow at nearby Cat's Brain.
'Racially aggravated hate crimes on the increase' – Channel 4 documentary series features Wiltshire 999 services
According to the fourth series of the hit Channel 4 documentary 999:What’s Your Emergency? which is set in Wiltshire, racially aggravated offences have risen in the county by 40 per cent since the Brexit referendum vote.
Sam Bushnell, from their Kingsbury Street salon has just been named Apprentice of The Year in the Hairdressing Section at the Swindon College.
Are electric cars really the cars of the future? According to a report published this week by Bloomberg New Energy Finance “Electric vehicles are on track to accelerate to 54 per cent of new car sales by 2040.” And today (July 24) the government are publicising plans to make us all generators of electricity.
Commander Charles Heron-Watson, secretary and chief executive of the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation based in Hungerford and who lives in Ramsbury, is a strong supporter of the electric car.
Marlborough Town Council's decision to turn the deserted building that once housed Wiltshire Council's Development Centre for Young People into a working Community and Youth Centre, got a boost from the Marlborough Area Board with a £10,000 grant towards refurbishment.
Last night (13 July) at the White Horse Bookshop in Marlborough the countdown to Litfest '17 commenced.
Chair of the LitFest Committee addressed the audience of volunteers to announce the launch of the programme which features an ever stronger line-up of speakers, headed by Will Self, Frank Gardner, David Mitchell to name but three.
Marlborough’s Town Mill ceased to be a working mill in 1922 and was demolished in the 1980s to make way for a housing development of the same name. However, its historic mill wheels were saved for posterity.
It’s peak cycling season and the Police are looking to cut down the number of accidents caused by motorists not giving cyclists enough space.
The Marlborough area is a magnet for cyclists and at this time of year there are hundreds pedalling furiously (and even more at a leisurely pace) up and down every class of road from main arterial routes (such as the A4) to small and narrow country lanes.
The Friends of Savernake Hospital and the Community have given a £7,000 grant to the Wilthsire charity Alzheimer’s Support towards its work in the Marlborough and Pewsey areas.
The wife of one of the men who tragically died in a light aircraft crash near Marlborough has asked Wiltshire Police to release the following tribute.
Kirsty Boazman said: “In the early evening of Thursday 13 July my precious and outrageously talented husband, Paul Gunnell (PG to most), died in a light aircraft accident just outside Marlborough.
The weather smiled on Marlborough yesterday (13 July) as the South West in Bloom judges toured all the beautiful displays created by the town to fulfil Marlborough's attempt to hoist a Gold Standard award in this year's SWiB competition.
Success breeds success and a greater challenge, and following previous year's excellent awards Marlborough is now being judged against some the South West's regular winners, such as Exeter, Truro and Portishead.
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