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High Street matters: safes removed from closed HSBC branch, a sale and another restaurant closure

Written by Tony Millett on .

High Street matters:  safes removed from closed HSBC branch, a sale and another restaurant closure

Monday evening in Marlborough High Street (May 8): it may have looked like the most flagrant bank raid the town had ever seen.  In fact it was a specialist crew with a very specialist truck removing several very large safes from the Marlborough High Street branch of HSBC.

These

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Property developers sell £2m of retirement apartments at one event

Written by Peter Davison on .

Property developers sell £2m of retirement apartments at one event

Over £2m of top end retirement apartments were sold off-plan at an English cream tea event-themed event in Marlborough last week.

Renaissance Retirement’s Fleur de Lis complex – under construction at a former builders yard off London Road – will consist of 28 one- and two-bed apartments, priced between £295,000

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General Election: four candidates so far announced for Devizes Constituency

Written by Tony Millett on .

General Election:  four candidates so far announced for Devizes Constituency

We know that Mrs Claire Perry, who until Wednesday was the Member of Parliament for the Devizes Constituency, has been re-selected as the Conservative Party candidate for the constituency.

We now know that three other candidates will be on the ballot paper on June 8 - and nominations do not close

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Elected......to Wiltshire Council

Written by Neil Goodwin on .

Elected......to Wiltshire Council

Three of the winning candidates in the Marlborough Divisions of the Wiltshire Council elections were re-elections, with Nick Fogg (Independent) holding off Tamara Reay (Conservative) in Marlborough West, whilst Stewart Dobson (Conservative) overcame the challenge of Alexander Kirk Wilson (LibDem) and Katherine Davis (Labour) in Marlborough East, and James Sheppard

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Jeremy York's novel Uneasy Sleepers was inspired by his own experiences in the Cold War

Written by Tony Millett on .

Jeremy York's novel Uneasy Sleepers was inspired by his own experiences in the Cold War

Marlborough resident Jeremy York has published Uneasy Sleepers - a 'darkish Cold War novella' based on his experiences as an Army officer gathering military intelligence in communist eastern Europe.

Published under the pen name JH Jorvik, Uneasy Sleepersshows how the Cold War, besides threatening the extinction of mankind, went about insidiously

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GWH gets a capital grant to help solve A&E crisis - but where can they find the staff?

Written by Tony Millett on .

GWH gets a capital grant to help solve A&E crisis - but where can they find the staff?

Just before the notion of General Election 'purdah' apparently put a stop to everyday policy implementation - as opposed to everyday electioneering promises - Great Western Hospital was listed to get a share of the first £56million of capital money from NHS Improvement to help hospitals ease the nationwide A&E

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A unique exhibition: Katharine House Gallery hosts Peter O’Toole's eclectic collection

Written by Sue Round on .

A unique exhibition: Katharine House Gallery hosts Peter O’Toole's eclectic collection

An exhibition of many works of art and ancient artefacts from Peter O'Toole's unique private collection is coming to Marlborough's Katharine House Gallery - the sixteenth century building at the bottom of The Parade.

Chris Gange, owner of the gallery, told Marlborough.News: "I have been dealing for over 25 years

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