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Marlborough Community and Youth centre launched...unwrapped...opened

16-12-2017

The stream of visitors, members of youth groups keen to get back into the centre, younger siblings, representatives of Marlborough College and many other donors like the Rotary, Lions and Strakers, Tesco, Santa Claus, the local police, supporters - lots of supporters, parents, town council staff and councillors - they...

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Will Wiltshire Council take action on new primary school’s crossing?

15-12-2017

Claire Perry MP wants Wiltshire Council to take 'urgent action' on the traffic and parking issues at the new Marlborough St Mary's primary school.

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Spate of thefts of caravans in Wiltshire - including the Marlborough area - brings police warning

15-12-2017 Crime Correspondent

    On Thursday (December 14), Wiltshire Police issued this notice:  "We are urging caravan owners to be vigilant and take steps to improve security following a number of thefts across the county.""Between 3 and 4 November, two caravans were stolen from a storage yard in Marlborough Road in Swindon after the...

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The best kind of early Christmas present! Friday is unwrapping day for the new look Marlborough Community and Youth Centre…

14-12-2017

Friday (December 15) is the big day - the unwrapping of the refurbished and newly equipped Marlborough Community and Youth Centre.  And it has all been done in just less than six months.

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Claire Perry draws the winners for Pewsey Vale's Small Business Saturday prizes

14-12-2017

Claire Perry MP pulled the winning names out of the Santa sack for the Free Prize Draw run by the Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership which celebrates Small Business Saturday.

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Witness to historical facts

13-12-2017 David Sherratt

Sirs,With reference to a recent obituary read on marlborough.news:Lest it become established fact and some antiquarian or historian of 2097 refers to marlborough.news as their source of information on Marlborough's twentieth century, could I mention that no copy King John's 1204 is currently known to exist and so it could...

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No excuse for the Postman: New street to be named after Marlborough hero commemorated on a special WW1 stamp

11-12-2017

One of the ten names have selected by the Town Council for the new street names within the Salisbury Road development is of WW1 nursing hero, Elsie Knocker, who has been commemorated along with fellow nurse, Mairi Chisholm by the Royal Mail on one of their First World War –...

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Savernake Death Crash: Ramsbury man sentenced to six years for causing death by dangerous driving

11-12-2017 Court Reporter

  A Wiltshire man has been jailed for six years for killing a female pedestrian while speeding on the A4 out of Marlborough.

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Tony Skittrall: Marlborough Town Clerk between 1983 and 1998

11-12-2017 Nigel Kerton

Marlborough is mourning the death of former Town Clerk Tony Skittrall who died peacefully at his George Lane home on Monday 4 December, surrounded by his family.

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As Home-Start Kennet celebrates its thirtieth birthday - there's a call for new trustees

11-12-2017

Local charities like Home-Start Kennet cannot exist without a strong and committed board of trustees.  After thirty years helping families in the area, they have extended their reach and need new trustees to help support this work.  

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Badger cull: will new government licences to kill badgers in Wiltshire include the Marlborough area?

 

Summer 2017: a young badger emerges from a sett near MarlboroughSummer 2017: a young badger emerges from a sett near MarlboroughOfficial government licences to allow the killing of badgers - a species protected under British law - have been announced for eleven new areas in England.  There are three licences for Wiltshire.

The government claim that the culling will reduce the spread of TB in cattle which has led to many farmers' herds being destroyed.

 

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Future of St Peter's: Marlborough community involvement key in any decision regarding development

The old Grade II listed St Peter's School building in Marlborough's conservation areaThe old Grade II listed St Peter's School building in Marlborough's conservation area

“It’s most important that the community is involved in what happens to an important community building.”  stated Council Leader Baroness Jane Scott of Bybrook as she made a clear and decisive intervention regarding the future of the old St Peter’s site.

 

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Ben Cipolla: Busking the High Street to the Royal Albert Hall

Ben Cipolla at last year's Marlborough International Jazz FestivalBen Cipolla at last year's Marlborough International Jazz Festival

Jazz megastar, Clare Teal, is a great discoverer of new talent.

After all, she discovered Jamie Cullum. Just five years ago, she was walking down Marlborough High Street on the way to her gig in the big marquee at the International Jazz Festival when she saw a young lad busking a Michael Jackson song.

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Honeystreet Cafe - shock closure announcement

The Honeystreet Cafe - soon to be no moreThe Honeystreet Cafe - soon to be no more

An out-of-the-blue announcement that the highly regarded Honeystreet Cafe was to close at the end of their season has taken their many regular customers completely by surprise.

“We’re very sad about it but don’t have any choice” proprietor Sophie Harper told marlborough.news.  “We only found out last Friday that we couldn’t continue beyond this season.

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Claire Perry Launches 'Best Local Pubs Awards 2017'

A good local pint from Pewsey's own There Castles BreweryA good local pint from Pewsey's own There Castles Brewery 

The Marlborough area has many fine pubs, some renowned for food, others as excellent places to take the family, or some that are just great places to go and enjoy a good pint, glass of wine, G&T or whatever hits the spot.  Or somewhere to go just for good company.

 

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