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Chinese lanterns can kill

Written by Tony Millett on .

Chinese lanterns can kill

They look charming, even a bit ethereal, as they float away with their glowing flames. Chinese lanterns are often a popular feature at a summer party – but they can kill livestock and horses and they can start fires.

Made of treated paper with a wire or bamboo frame, Chinese

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No-one to mind the kids, well take them to No 10 to roam the Cabinet room reveals Claire

Written by Gerald Isaaman on .

No-one to mind the kids, well take them to No 10 to roam the Cabinet room reveals Claire

Let down by child care during the summer holidays, Marlborough’s outspoken Tory MP Claire Perry found the perfect answer – take them to No 10 with her for a face-to-face meeting with David Cameron and let them roam the Cabinet room.

She reveals her novel action in her local newspaper

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Police reveal that they do have powers to remove travellers encamped on private land

Written by Gerald Isaaman on .

Police reveal that they do have powers to remove travellers encamped on private land

Police do have the power to remove travellers or anyone else who puts up camp on private land, as was the case of travellers’ caravans that invaded the playing field at Marlborough College. 

Inquiries by Marlborough News Online have revealed that Wiltshire officers used Section 61 of the 1994

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The area’s grain harvest may be the worst ever – how will that affect our food prices?

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The area’s grain harvest may be the worst ever – how will that affect our food prices?

One retired farmer who’s now eighty, called this year’s grain harvest in the Marlborough area ‘the weirdest ever’.   His son was restrained enough to talk of ‘pretty exceptional times’.   A farmer to the east of Marlborough called the harvest ‘simply terrible’.   Another farmer described it as a costly ‘stop-go’ harvest.  

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Kennet Place flood protection scheme goes on public show – with some reservations

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Kennet Place flood protection scheme goes on public show – with some reservations

A public “drop in” session is to be held at Marlborough Town Hall next month to give residents and businesses in Kennet Place details of the £233,000 flood protection scheme due to go ahead later this year.

The Environment Agency, Wiltshire Council and Marlborough Town Council have joined forces in

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Claire Perry buoyantly blows away the controversies on her whirlwind coffee tour meeting voters

Written by Gerald Isaaman on .

Claire Perry buoyantly blows away the controversies on her whirlwind coffee tour meeting voters

On a whirlwind tour of 14 towns and villages in her Devizes constituency, Tory MP Claire Perry arrived in Marlborough yesterday (Tuesday) to reveal what the voters think of the state of the nation. 

They are apparently not fixated on the doom and gloom of coalition-imposed austerity, seeking instead

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