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After 75 years hard work, the crises keep coming that need Oxfam's help : Marlborough Brandt Lecturer Mark Goldring on…

22-10-2017

  The Marlborough Brandt Lectures reach a milestone on November 2 when Mark Goldring, the Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, becomes the series' 35th annual lecturer.

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Marlborough Rector honoured as Queen’s Chaplain

21-10-2017

The Reverend Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy, the Team Rector of Marlborough, has received one of the highest honours possible for clergy, by being appointed as a chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.

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Bartender - Royal Oak, Pewsey

21-10-2017

  Bartender - Royal Oak, Pewsey   We are currently looking for Bartenders to join our team at the Royal Oak in Pewsey. If you are interested and meet the following requirements then we would like to hear from you.Do you have the following skills?Training or Experience with Bartending is a plus.  You...

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Saturday market cancelled tomorrow due to expected high winds

20-10-2017

  Wiltshire Council have cancelled Marlborough's Saturday street market (October 21) because forecasters are predicting very high winds across the area.

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Horse racing: future of training at famed Manton yard secured

20-10-2017

  The trainer of many successful horses for flat racing, Brian Meehan is to buy Manton's famous yard and equally famous gallops and intends to be there "...for the duration".

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Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support - Marlborough College

20-10-2017

  Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support    We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team in General Services.  Reporting to the Domestic Services Manager, you will provide roaming assistance (as required for all areas) including: cleaning services around the College campus as well as driving for deliveries and...

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House Domestic Cleaner – B1 (Term Time plus Spring Cleaning) - Marlborough College

20-10-2017

  House Domestic Cleaner – B1   (Term Time plus Spring Cleaning)   We require a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team of Domestic Staff.  Working within B1 (a boy’s Boarding House), and reporting to the Dame, you will be required to assist with the day to day cleaning operation of the House....

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Marlborough Area Foodbank to relaunch next month with a new vision

19-10-2017 Sue Round

Marlborough Area Foodbank distribution centre at Christchurch will re-launch on the morning of Friday November 17.   With the support of Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group (MAPAG) it is hoped to offer a home distribution service as well as raise awareness of what the Food Bank can offer and who...

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Cheap cigarette fraud - do you recognise this man?

19-10-2017

Do you recognise this man?  Police are appealing for information following an incident of fraud which took place in Marlborough. At 2pm on 25 September, a couple met a man in the Bear Hotel who told them he had a discount code and could get them cheap cigarettes from a wholesalers.  ...

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Nomads come home: Marlborough Nomads reunite on the pitch with Rosslyn Park Nomads after a gap of 107 years

19-10-2017

The Nomads team from Marlborough RFC, the club's second XV keeps alive the name and spirit of the original Marlborough Nomads.  Marlborough, along with several other clubs still in existence such as Blackheath were synonymous with the early development of Rugby as a sport in the latter nineteenth century.  The...

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White Horse Bookshop - a prize for the 100,000 customer

The White Horse Bookshop on the day of its grand reopening in April 2014, with manager Angus MacLennan being interviewed for local radio on the pavement outsideThe White Horse Bookshop on the day of its grand reopening in April 2014, with manager Angus MacLennan being interviewed for local radio on the pavement outside
In the three years and a bit since the rejuvenated White Horse Bookshop reopened there have been very nearly 100,000 purchases of books, art equipment or tickets that the White Horse offers to its customers.

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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.

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Two MYFC Players of The Year - one voted by Parents / public and another by the Coaches

Tom Amer (left and Samuel Perez Kolenkiewicz, MYFC Players of The YearTom Amer (left and Samuel Perez Kolenkiewicz, MYFC Players of The Year

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.

 

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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.

 

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Drive electric! - all you need are some solar panels and a three-pin plug

 

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.

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Countdown to LitFest '17 - tickets now on sale

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.

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Keep your distance from cyclists! Police crack down on dangerous motorists

 

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.

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Brimslade air crash - a tribute to one of those who tragically died

 

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.

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Marlborough in Bloom - judges impressed by the strong sense of community

 

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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