Vibrant Marlborough has been named one of UK’s Top 10 retail destinations.
The town was placed at number nine in the Harper Dennis Hobbs 2017 Vitality Index, ahead of Bath, Sloane Street, and London’s West End.
The broadcaster and TV presenter Angela Rippon CBE, unveiled a plaque and declared Savernake View care home officially open at a ceremony and champagne lunch on Friday (June 23.)
The record for the hottest June day since the Marlborough “Windrushweather” station was established in 1984, was set on June 30 1995. But ….. no more! It's been a week of tumbling records.
Monday's record-breaking temperatures were overtaken on Wednesday (June 21) with a maximum of 32.2 degrees centigrade. And in 'old money' that temperature tipped Marlborough over the 90 degrees fahrenheit mark.
On Monday the thermometer soared steadily from dawn reaching a peak at 16.05 with a reading of 31.0C. But this was not the end of the extreme heat.
STP WATCH: Did anyone notice? NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans have become Partnerships - and permanent
There was a bit of noise during the election campaign around the government's latest move in the continual and discreet reorganisation of the NHS - the STPs aka Sustainability and Transformation Plans. This noise of protest centred on rumours of cuts some STPs are going to make.
This kind of noise will get very loud indeed as the plans of some of England's 44 STPs focus on money saving closures of services and buildings - all in the name of sustainability with reduced funding. But in case we got frightened by 'plans', the STPs have had their 'P' changed to the cosier and much more user friendly 'Partnership'.
At the full meeting of Marlborough Town Council on Monday (June 26) Deputy Mayor Councillor Lisa Farrell asked fellow councillors whether they knew that Aster Housing were selling off their properties as they become vacant. The homes are believed to be handed over to be sold on by a local estate agent.
NHS nursing crisis: Lili is from Romania & works at GWH - but the flow of EU nurses has now dried up
Lili Baleanu is a Romanian nurse working at Great Western Hospital - one of the steeply declining number of EU nurses to arrive since the Brexit referendum.
Lili graduated as a nurse in Romania in August last year and arrived at GWH in late November. She passed the obligatory English language test (the IELTS - more of which later) and will become a fully registered nurse in a matter of days - getting her Pin number from the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).
Transposing an iconic comic novel full of surreal lunacy into a play is one giant step for Irish literature - quite another step is bringing the play for one performance only to a beautiful garden in Ogbourne Maizey - a couple of miles north of Marlborough.
The novel is Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman and the Miracle Theatre Company from Cornwall brings this dramatised version to Maizey Lodge next month. How lucky can Marlborough people be to have such a side-splitting rest from Nordic noir and all those grim cop shows on the telly?
Marlborough Celebrates 70 Years of Pelham Puppets
The Marlborough Puppet Festival to be held on July 8 and 9 will mark the seventieth anniversary of the start of Pelham Puppets.
Marlborough.news has been finding out more from the people who knew Bob Pelham, founder of Pelham Puppets, and from those who worked in the Pelham Puppet factory.
A plan outlining changes in the senior management structure of Wiltshire Council sprang a surprise by including - in a statement from Council leader Baroness Scott - a radical alteration to the provision of NHS services for the county.
The Council's new corporate director for adult social care will also take over the role of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group's accountable officer - the CCG's most senior post.
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