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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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Phone line open for new NHS dentist

18-03-2019

The South Cliff Dental Group who will run the town's new NHS dental practice in Hughenden Yard, have set up a telephone number for booking appointments ahead of its opening.

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Outdoor education: Wiltshire College pulls out of deal to take on Braeside’s courses

17-03-2019

Wiltshire College has decided not to take on the outdoor education service Wiltshire Council has run at Braeside in Devizes - another Council scheme for saving money that has come partially unstuck.  

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Rugby playing kids in Tonga will now grow up in Marlborough kit

17-03-2019

Tonga and Marlborough have developed strong rugby links in recent years and now Marlborough Rugby Football Club is actively supporting the young players of Tonga by sending back much needed rugby kit.

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Local schools celebrate World Book Day in style

Marlborough St Mary's pupils celebrate World Book DayMarlborough St Mary's pupils celebrate World Book DayMary Poppins, James Bond, several Gangsta Grannies, Mr Stink, the Mad Hatter, James and the Giant Peach, the Boy in a Dress, Fantastic Mr Fox and many more wonderful characters attended Marlborough St. Mary’s for World Book Day on Thursday March 7 and Preshute Primary School on Friday March 8.

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Marlborough's Mencap group look forward to a day out funded by Waitrose's Green Token scheme

Cllr Noel Barrett-Morton accepts the large green cheque on behalf of the group from Marlborough Waitrose manager, Ian Burdekin and Community Champion, Lisa WakehamCllr Noel Barrett-Morton accepts the large green cheque on behalf of the group from Marlborough Waitrose manager, Ian Burdekin and Community Champion, Lisa WakehamEast Wilts Mencap's Marlborough group will be able to run a special day out for members thanks to Waitrose and their Green Token scheme, which raised £306 to make this possible.

 

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February's weather in Marlborough: record temperatures, but for rainfall a month of two halves

February crocuses - and sunshine - in St Mary's Churchyard (Photo: Eric Gilbert) February crocuses - and sunshine - in St Mary's Churchyard (Photo: Eric Gilbert) February 2019 was another month with a broken record - twice - with the warmest February day in Marlborough since 1998. On February 25 the thermometer rose to a maximum of 17.7C with the following day higher again at 18.2C, which was 11.1C above the 35-year average.

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Marlborough celebration for the successful return of the Great Bustard to Wiltshire

L to r David Scott, Nicky Alberry & David Waters and former Great Bustard (Photo courtesy Calyx)L to r David Scott, Nicky Alberry & David Waters and former Great Bustard (Photo courtesy Calyx)An event to celebrate the return of the Great Bustard to Wiltshire was held in Marlborough Town Hall last week. One hundred people enjoyed the evening which was hosted jointly by Nicky Alberry, the High Sheriff of Wiltshire and David Scott, the next High Sheriff in Nomination.

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Pelham 1, 2, 3 Kingsbury Street: blue plaque unveiled to commemorate what would have been Bob Pelham's 100th birthday

Bob Pelham's blue plaque, unveiled today on the site where Pelham Puppets were founded in the building that now comprises 1,2 and 3 Kingsbury StreetBob Pelham's blue plaque, unveiled today on the site where Pelham Puppets were founded in the building that now comprises 1,2 and 3 Kingsbury StreetTo mark what would have been Bob Pelham's 100th birthday, his standing in Marlborough's history was commemorated earlier this afternoon (Thursday 28 February) when a blue plaque was unveiled on the side of the curved building at the bottom of Kingsbury Street, Nos 1, 2, and 3 where Pelham Puppets graduated from it's first incarnation, Wonky Toys.

 

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Sustainable Living Event coming to a village hall near you…

Kate Myrie of Sustainable ChoicesKate Myrie of Sustainable ChoicesWorried about the effects of climate change?  Want to make more environmentally friendly choices in your everyday life?  Ex St John’s student Kate Myrie has organised a Sustainable Living Event to support, encourage and educate people to make these choices.  The Sustainable Living Event will be held on March 23 from 10 am to 4pm in Shrivenham Memorial Hall. Entrance is free.

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Kenneth Armitage at the White Horse Gallery - challenges and delights

Not only Richmond Park's oak trees.  Kenneth Armitage: Etching with Collage and Watercolour (1978)Not only Richmond Park's oak trees. Kenneth Armitage: Etching with Collage and Watercolour (1978)Following hot on the heels of the much-lauded John Virtue show, the White Horse Gallery is exhibiting a selection of drawings, prints and sculpture by Kenneth Armitage (1916-2002), who is considered to be one of the major British sculptors of the mid-twentieth century. 

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