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Thriving Through Venture students from Marlborough and Calne deliver report in Parliament

25 Jan 2020 Nick Maurice

On Wednesday 22 January six students from St John’s School in  Marlborough, Marlborough College, Kingsbury Green School, Calne and St Mary’s, Calne presented a report on the issue of migration to the All Party Group for Migration in the House of Lords and asked vital questions of politicians on some of the...

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Kitchen Porter – Catering - Marlborough College

25 Jan 2020

  Kitchen Porter – Catering     We require a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our Catering team as a Kitchen Porter.  You will be required to assist within all areas of the College catering operation.  Essential requirements are the ability to work on your own, or as part of a small team,...

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Display and Visual Merchandiser - The Merchants House

25 Jan 2020

Display and Visual Merchandiser   eight hours per week    We are seeking a creative, self-motivated, proactive and organised person with experience in window dressing in a similar retail setting.The key parts of the post are: Change window displays and centre tables within the shop with themes and seasonal product Retail experience in a similar shop...

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Bigger Bloom for Marlborough as the Town is selected to represent South West in Britain in Bloom

24 Jan 2020

Marlborough was announced this week as one of the seventy finalist towns vying to win the UK’s largest community gardening competition

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Obituary: David Uttley - 1939 - 2019

24 Jan 2020 Dianne Uttley

David returned to education teaching at Pewsey Vale School where he taught for 21 years.  During this time he set up a livestock unit & wildlife area.  Educational cruises & visits to the Gambia were also part of his time there.  He ran a popular fishing club taking pupils to...

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Danny Kruger MP - Monthly Column

24 Jan 2020 Danny Kruger

On Monday, the House of Commons passed a motion approving the Queen’s Speech, the Government’s legislative programme which was read out by Her Majesty before Christmas and has been debated over the last 10 days.  To my mind this vote was as significant as the passage of the Brexit Bill,...

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Stonebridge Meadow meeting sees definitive evidence that otters are back in the River Kennet

23 Jan 2020 A Correspondent

A highlight of Wednesday evening’s Stonebridge Meadow Annual Review in Marlborough (January 22) was a screening of video footage showing an adult and two young otters in the river - just one mark of the success of the habitat management of the site. 

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Bishop of Ramsbury opens Chilton Foliat Community Clubhouse

23 Jan 2020 Sue Round

Earlier this week, the Bishop of Ramsbury, the Right Reverend Dr Andrew Rumsey, led a service of thanksgiving and dedication and formally declared the Chilton Foliat Community Clubhouse open. 

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Wiltshire Council faces up to the NHS changes - and promotes the virtual meeting

23 Jan 2020

Last summer, when Councillor Philip Whitehead took over from Baroness Scott as leader of Wiltshire Council, he inherited the position of joint chairman of the county's Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB). 

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Mark Cooper confirmed as next year's Mayor and Andy Wilson to be his Deputy

22 Jan 2020

  Deputy Mayor, Councillor Mark Cooper was confirmed as the next Mayor of Marlborough at Monday's (20 January) meeting of the Full Town Council.

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Marlborough Rugby: Inconsistency and lack of availability of key players takes its toll at Banbury

 

Will Grant scoring the tryWill Grant scoring the tryBanbury  38  -  19  Marlborough

On Saturday, Marlborough travelled over the border into Oxfordshire to play the return leg of this league fixture.  The sun was out, the air was fresh, and hopes were high of another good performance.  Unfortunately, this was not to be the case; in the warm up Will Grant gave the team a scare when there was concern as to whether he would be able to play due to a very painful shoulder but he did manage to complete the full eighty minutes.

 

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Marlborough College's December Carol Services raise over £8,000 for charities

Pictured above are (left to right) Angela Hughes (Friends of Erlestoke Prison), and Kate Aspbury (MO U6 & Senior Prefect), Nick Maurice (Thriving Through Venture), Reverend Tim Novis (Senior Chaplain), Christian Freeman (SU U6 & Senior Prefect) and Virginia Reekie (The Kempson Rosedale Trust)Pictured above are (left to right) Angela Hughes (Friends of Erlestoke Prison), and Kate Aspbury (MO U6 & Senior Prefect), Nick Maurice (Thriving Through Venture), Reverend Tim Novis (Senior Chaplain), Christian Freeman (SU U6 & Senior Prefect) and Virginia Reekie (The Kempson Rosedale Trust)The four Carol Services held in the Chapel at Marlborough College raised more than £8,000 which has been shared between four charities.

 

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National Lottery Award for Chilton Foliat Clubhouse

Sam Wolcough chair of governors at Chilton Foliat Primary School and trustee of Chilton Foliat Community Association with children from Chilton Foliat Primary SchoolSam Wolcough chair of governors at Chilton Foliat Primary School and trustee of Chilton Foliat Community Association with children from Chilton Foliat Primary SchoolChilton Foliat Community Association has received a grant of over £9,000 from National Lottery Awards for All to kit out the new Chilton Foliat Community Clubhouse at Chilton Foliat Primary School.

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Launch at White Horse Bookshop as local children’s author Debi Evans publishes two new books

Author Debi Evans with Rolo and her two new booksAuthor Debi Evans with Rolo and her two new booksLocal children’s author, Debi Evans and Rolo, her time travelling dog, are back in Book 5 of The Secret Adventures of Rolo – Phoenix and the Dragonling which will be launched, along with a colouring and activity book aimed at younger children at The White Horse Bookshop on Saturday (18 January) between 11am and 1pm..

 

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St Peter's development: Town Council vote to defer decision after concerns raised over parking and privacy

Parking spaces in The Parade likely to go when the St Peter's development takes placeParking spaces in The Parade likely to go when the St Peter's development takes placeAt Monday (13 January) night's meeting of the Town Council Planning Committee Councillors voted by a majority verdict to defer judgement on the application to develop the former school into a boutique hotel, restaurant and residential complex following concerns raised regarding parking, privacy, safety and tree policy.  The decision will be made at the next meeting of the Planning Committee scheduled for Monday 3 February.

 

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St Peter's School development plans: Wiltshire Council recommendation that the site needs more archaeological investigation

St Peter's School: plan shows positions of the archaeologists' trenches (in red) St Peter's School: plan shows positions of the archaeologists' trenches (in red) Wiltshire Council's Assistant County Archaeologist is recommending that more work should be done at St Peter's School before planning consent is granted.  The development area 'is recorded as the site of the Hospital of St John the Baptist' - which was founded in the town in 1215.

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Make new friends at ‘Music and Movement for the Mind’

The weekly Music and Movement for the Mind sessions organised by Alzhemier's Support in Mildenhall are as much about having fun and meeting new people as about the singing
and exercise themselves. They are held every Tuesday in the village hall from 10.30am to 12 noon and new members are very welcome.

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Marlborough Rugby: Winning ways return with convincing display against Wimborne

 

Kane Marafono helps keep the ball steady for Daniel Jones to kickKane Marafono helps keep the ball steady for Daniel Jones to kickMarlborough  29  -  8  Wimborne

On Saturday, the first home game of the New Year and Marlborough finally pulled it out of the bag and got a win.  This boost was vital for the team after not winning a game since the middle of November and where some lack lustre performances had been given, finally the tide had turned, and Marlborough came out and gave possibly their best display of the season.

 

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First silverware for St John's rugby following coaching partnership with Marlborough RFC

A cheering St John’s Academy Year 9 rugby team, flanked by their supporting Marlborough RFC coaches, proudly show off their medals and the Swindon Schools Rugby CupA cheering St John’s Academy Year 9 rugby team, flanked by their supporting Marlborough RFC coaches, proudly show off their medals and the Swindon Schools Rugby CupJust before the end of the Christmas term pupils from St John’s Academy gathered to celebrate rugby success.  The Year 9 boys’ team, who were the first to benefit from Marlborough RFC coaching defeated Commonweal School in a floodlit fixture at Royal Wootton Bassett to win the Swindon Schools’ Rugby Cup final.  

 

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George Johnson BEM: Marlborough and The College turn out to pay respects

George Johnson passes underneath the iconic arch of Marlborough College for turning into Court for The College to say farewellGeorge Johnson passes underneath the iconic arch of Marlborough College for turning into Court for The College to say farewellGeorge Johnson BEM, one of Marlborough's most popular and well known characters was given the respect of the Town and The College earlier this morning when his coffin was carried on a vintage fire engine from the Fire Station in The Parade, along the High Street (stopping at The Polly, where he helped save a family from the disastrous fire in 1966), to Court at The College Court where they paid their last respects.

 

 

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George Johnson BEM: Tribute from Marlborough College

George Johnson's coffin being taken on a final lap of Court for The College to pay tributeGeorge Johnson's coffin being taken on a final lap of Court for The College to pay tributeThe College Community gathered today to pay tribute to a key member of the College and Town, Mr George Johnson, who sadly passed away on Christmas Eve aged 93. 

 

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