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Devizes Conservatives demand the end for Mrs May

18 May 2019

  The Devizes Conservative Association voted at an Extraordinary General Meeting in Pewsey last night (Friday 17 May) to demand that the Prime Minister, Theresa May stand down.Marlborough.news has been informed that the meeting, under the chairmanship of Burbage Wiltshire Councillor Stewart Wheeler was called expressly to debate the future of...

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No Vets4pets as much loved Marlborough veterinary surgery closes its doors

17 May 2019 Sue Round

Vets4Pets, situated on Marlborough business park, has announced that it will close on May 30.  On Friday afternoon (17 May) distressed dog owners with their pets mounted a protest outside the premises.

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Wiltshire Councillor Jerry Wickham resigns from cabinet

16 May 2019

Councillor Jerry Wickham has decided to resign as a member of the Wiltshire Council cabinet.  He announced on Twitter that this was "...due to worsening of my Advanced Prostate Cancer...Enjoyed great times with the team of hardworking genuine people."

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The Green Party campaigns in Marlborough

16 May 2019

The campaign for the elections to the European Parliament came to Marlborough on Wednesday (May 15). 

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The Parade Cinema - progress report

16 May 2019

Work on converting the former Chapel into The Parade Cinema is now scheduled to start at the beginning of August.

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Marlborough's new Team Rector

16 May 2019 Sue Round

The Reverend Chris Smith has been appointed Team Rector for Marlborough St.Mary’s, Preshute and Minal - following Reverend Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy who left last September.

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Marlborough LitFest’s life affirming Big Town Read - author Raynor Winn on the couple’s coastal journey

16 May 2019 Sue Round

This year, Marlborough LitFest’s Big Town Read is The Salt Path by Raynor Winn - a book that's in line for several prizes. 

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Burbage & Easton Royal Cricket Club welcome their overseas player - Johnny Riekert

15 May 2019

It was a very chilly start indeed for Burbage & Easton Royal Cricket Club's 2019 overseas player - South African semi-professional Johnny Riekert, a right-handed top-order batsman who bowls right arm medium pace. 

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New Mayor promises an exciting year ahead for the town

14 May 2019 Sue Round

Mervyn Hall is Marlborough’s 709th town mayor.  He was sworn in at the Mayor Making Ceremony on Monday May 13 in front of an audience of councillors, former mayors, community representatives, family, friends, Deputy Lieutenant Dr David Hemery, The High Sherriff of Wiltshire David Scott and Mrs Letitia Scott, the...

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The Changing Climate of Climate Change

14 May 2019 Professor Dave Waltham

  It’s been a dramatic few weeks.  Climate Emergencies were declared by the Scottish, Welsh and UK parliaments last week (and the Irish Parliament this week) whilst, last Thursday, the government’s own Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published a report recommending the UK have a target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by...

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Skylarks and Wind Turbines

 

Jo Waltham at Westmill wind and solar farmJo Waltham at Westmill wind and solar farmLast Sunday I stood beneath an 80m tall wind turbine - its blade tips rushing past at 100 mph.  It was a dramatic sight but the loudest sound I could hear was the singing of skylarks.  This was quite striking as, a few days before, I’d been reading objections submitted in 2015 against placing of a wind turbine at Chapmanslade (near Westbury) and one of the concerns had been about noise.

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'Midnight at Moonstone': the new children's book with a tremendous story and wonderful illustrations

Lara Flecker (left) & Trisha Krauss outside the White Horse BookshopLara Flecker (left) & Trisha Krauss outside the White Horse BookshopA twelve year-old girl named Kit is none too welcome when she runs away to her grandfather's moribund costume museum and home - where her late mother was brought up.  But can she save the building from a greedy, lying, cheating property developer - the splendidly named Mr Finn Scudder?

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Wires crossed over future of Marlborough's Red Telephone Boxes

Telephone Box outside the Jubilee Centre in the High Street - in a state of disrepairTelephone Box outside the Jubilee Centre in the High Street - in a state of disrepairAt Tuesday's meeting of the full Town Council (24 April) Councillors voted to take over Marlborough's four red telephone boxes and turn them into attractive and ornamental displays, but leave one still operational as a phone box.  However, there was confusion after the vote as to which box would remain as a working phone box.

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'Win-win'? Wiltshire Council to close Pewsey children centre - and five others across the county

Marlborough used to have one.....Marlborough used to have one.....Marlborough children's centre - part of the successful Sure Start programme - was closed by Wiltshire Council in 2016 - and replaced by sessions for mothers and very young children in the town's library and the promise of one-to-one visits.  That austerity round saw thirteen of the county's original 30 centres closed down - now Pewsey's centre is to be closed.

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Marlborough Town to host charity match for Emma Brown and Macmillan

Ayah, "the miracle of our world" with mum EmmaAyah, "the miracle of our world" with mum EmmaThis coming Saturday (5 May) will be a very special day for Marlborough Town Football Club's Emma Brown.  Her drive and her journey has inspired the Veterans, who wanted to get together for one last time to hold a charity match and fundraising day and where they will take on the current Ladies team, all to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support which will go towards helping people in the Marlborough area.

 

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Gerald Isaaman OBE 1933 - 2019

Gerald Isaaman by TrogGerald Isaaman by TrogGerald Isaaman OBE  1933 - 2019

 

Gerald Isaaman, a founder of Marlborough News Online (the forerunner of marlborough.news) died on Monday of this week at home in Guildford to where he had recently moved.  Below is an obituary for Gerald, penned by his son Daniel.  Our thoughts are with Delphine, Daniel and the rest of his family.

 

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Claire Perry's Monthly Column

 

Claire Perry, at Ogbourne St George recently, supporting residents with their campaign for the proposed speed restrictionClaire Perry, at Ogbourne St George recently, supporting residents with their campaign for the proposed speed restrictionMany people have commented that it is a shame that the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald has taken the decision to stop publishing MPs’ columns and I was delighted therefore when the Marlborough News team asked me if they could publish a regular news article instead!  

 

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Breaking new ground - Marlborough cyber security firm wins Queen’s Award

Foregenix headquarters staff mark their Queen's AwardForegenix headquarters staff mark their Queen's AwardThe cyber security firm Foregenix - which is based in Marlborough - has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.  It is one of just eighteen awards made to companies in the south-west of England.

Foregenix, which celebrates its 1tenth anniversary this month, received the award for its work in international trade.

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Manton to receive a double dose of CIL funding

Manton Village Hall as it is presentlyManton Village Hall as it is presentlyManton is on the verge of benefitting from Marlborough's recent development projects through successful applications for CIL funding - for a contribution towards the refurbishment of the Village Hall and a further contribution towards the cost of redeveloping the Play area in Jubilee Field..

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St John’s rocket cars blast off to regional final

Rocket Cars at the ready - all lined up to prove their worth in the trialsRocket Cars at the ready - all lined up to prove their worth in the trialsSt John's Year 7 Design and Technology students finished the Spring Term by trialling the model rocket cars they had designed as part of a nationwide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) competition called Race for the Line.

 

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