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Pewsey Parish Council's campaign to lessen use of plastics

21-09-2018

On Saturday (September 22) Pewsey Parish Council is launching a campaign to encourage people in their area to use less plastics.

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Marlborough Rugby: Nomads sweep Corsham 2nds aside with a thirteen try performance

21-09-2018 marlborough.news rugby correspondent

Nomads 85 - 5 Corsham 2nd XV   The Nomads - Marlborough 2nds - assembled a large squad on a perfect day for playing rugby for the first home league fixture on the Common and delivered a result against Corsham 2nd XV with a score that wouldn't have been out of place...

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The Man Booker Prize is 50 years old - you can help choose the best ever winner at Marlborough LitFest…

20-09-2018

For authors, publishers and readers alike, the Man Booker Prize is probably the most prestigious prize in English literature. This year it is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary - but which is the best of all the Booker winning titles?

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Tourism: the Great West Way is already being marketed by international travel agents

20-09-2018

The Great West Way, the tourist initiative that is being led by VisitWiltshire, launches officially in November - but travel agents such as the Dutch company House of Britain, are already marketing tours Great West Way tours - so long as their tours start after launch date.

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'Englisches Frühstück' in Westphalia, courtesy of Marlborough's Sumblers butchers

19-09-2018

Like carrying coals to Newcastle, taking british sausages back to Germany, the land of the Wurst is an unlikely concept.  But this is exactly what Uli Offerman from Westphalia is now doing since he discovered the delights of the sausages and bacon created by longstanding Marlborough family butchers, Sumblers.

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Modern Slavery: Two arrested in a High Street Nail Bar following proactive patrols by Police

19-09-2018

  Two people were arrested in Marlborough yesterday following patrols relating to modern slavery.  Officers have been conducting patrols of the High Street over the past day looking out for signs of exploitation.  At 5pm yesterday, 18 September, they attended a nail bar on the High Street and located a 17-year-old...

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Author William Boyd at the Marlborough LitFest: his reading list gives extra context to his new novel

19-09-2018 Angus MacLennan

To celebrate the publication today (September 20) of his new novel Love is Blind and his imminent appearance at the Marlborough LitFest, we asked William Boyd to offer a list of suggested reading on the themes and places which appear in the book - and he kindly obliged.

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Why leave the bus diesel engine idling when stopped at a main bus stop for a long time? Turning…

18-09-2018

Diesel engines, especially the large ones that power the buses around here do emit plenty of noxious emissions including particulates and nitrogen dioxide, and when left running in a confined location those toxic emissions build up and become a health risk.  Transition Marlborough have been campaigning for the past two...

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Administrator (Maternity Cover) - Omicron Research (Hungerford)

18-09-2018

  Administrator   (Maternity Cover)     We are a small company in Hungerford looking for a part time Office Administrator to support the team in the office. Preferred hours are approximately 30 per week, Tuesday to Friday, dependent on candidate availability. This is a fixed term maternity cover post of one year.The purpose of the...

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Marlborough Rugby: Three out of three for impressive Marlborough away at Wimborne

18-09-2018 Mike Banfield

Wimborne 21 - 51 Marlborough   Marlborough continued their good start to the season with an impressive performance away to Wimborne.  The visitors showed no effects from the long travel to the South coast and started the game well.  They were soon on the attack and winning some good ruck ball, a...

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Marlborough Rising: Saturday......

Turin Brakes at The PrioryTurin Brakes at The PrioryWhile The Priory rocked to Turin Brakes and the Castle & Ball thundered to Ray Harris' fusion of funk, soul, latin, jazz, The Doors and everything else that forces you on to the dance floor, Marlborough Rising's theming of venues allowed the music to complement the surroundings in every case.  St Peter's offered an intimate setting for the audience to embrace the jazz and blues sounds of Pete Gage and Jim Blair, whilst St Mary's enabled Tina May to bring the music of Edith Piaf to life in the grandeur of Marlborough's classic church which dates back way beyond the middle ages.

 

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Marlborough Is rising: Friday's opening fills the town with music

Scouting for Girls at the end of their rousing setScouting for Girls at the end of their rousing setFrom Avebury's George Wilding kicking the weekend off in the Priory Gardens with a superb solo set, to Roving Crows finally ending their long gig to the great displeasure of the audience who had been chanting 'ten more songs' for what seemed ages, Marlborough's music fans had an evening to savour with a range of excellent bands performing across the four Marlborough Rising stages.

 

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Marlborough Rising: they're coming back! Scouting for Girls headline the town's new music festival with their 'happy indie pop'

Scouting for Girls: planning a tour of the globe?  It's not that big!Scouting for Girls: planning a tour of the globe? It's not that big!Many people in the Marlborough area will remember the Christmas Lights Switch On of 2015 and appearance of the three-piece pop band Scouting for Girls.  In case their fans outnumbered security staff and caused a mini-riot, their arrival was kept secret until the last moment.

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Ex-St. John’s student finds rewarding work in earthquake hit Nepal - helping villagers' moves to sustainable farming & new energy sources

Alastair Dodd (in black & white shirt) and villagers digging a new plastic lined pondAlastair Dodd (in black & white shirt) and villagers digging a new plastic lined pondWith my sixth form studies at St John’s Marlborough behind me, I decided to take a year out before starting a geography degree this autumn.  Keen to broaden my horizons, I was fortunate to be selected as a volunteer for Raleigh International Citizenship Service (ICS).

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Are Exam Pressures Affecting Young Peoples’ Mental Health? A considered comment from the front line

The day when the envelopes are opened - Results Day scene at St John'sThe day when the envelopes are opened - Results Day scene at St John'sThousands of students across the country received their A-Level results a week ago, with GCSE results following shortly after.  Nationally students performed well, despite Michael Gove’s various education reforms;  a new 9-1 grading system was introduced for most GCSE subjects and more difficult exams were implemented.  However, this year more students achieved high grades after last summer’s poor performance that saw the number of pupils receiving A*-C grades drop to the lowest point in a decade.  Although more British students seem to be excelling academically, some schools and education experts are expressing concern that the new system could be contributing to rising levels of exam stress and mental health issues in young people. 

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1918 - the last year of the 'Great War': Marlborough LitFest guest tells its story in the words of those who fought

Perhaps the most timely event of Marlborough LitFest 2018 (27-30 September) will be the talk by Peter Hart (above) about his book book The Last Battle - Endgame on the Western Front, 1918.  This tells the story of the First World War's last ten months mainly through the words of those who fought through them. 


Marlborough historian David Du Croz has written for marlborough.news an introduction to this important LitFest event - emphasising the cost of 1918's fighting to men from Marlborough College and from the Parish of St Peter.  As he points out Peter Hart's talk will take place one hundred years and a day after the German decision to sue for peace.

 

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