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BREXIT: there are issues specific to people in our area that will have to be addressed - and that process…

19-11-2017

  Marlborough.news has steered clear of the Brexit debate - a largely national and for now, some would say, even a Westminster and Whitehall matter.   We are not going to make a habit of reporting on Brexit pros and process or cons and constraints.But we will keep a watch out for...

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Great Bedwyn: another community in need of affordable homes - but what about its social housing?

19-11-2017

  The only additional homes to be built in Great Bedwyn ought to be "small 'affordable' ones".

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Marlborough St Mary's Primary School and the new crossing point over George Lane: "An accident waiting to happen"

18-11-2017

  The opening of Marlborough St Mary's Primary school has - as was expected -  brought changed patterns of movement as parents and children walk to school.

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Bikes stolen from a shed in Wootton Rivers - Police appeal for information

16-11-2017

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Wootton Rivers, near Marlborough which took plae between 12 and 13 September.  Several items were stolen including:  X1 Fondriest bike X1 Colnago road bike Raleigh pedal bike Two sets of bike wheels Garmin 810 In addition several items of bike equipment including a tyre pump and bike lock were...

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Marlborough Hockey Club achieve Clubmark accreditation

16-11-2017 Sarah Kendall

With England Hockey Clubfirst accreditation held since 2006, Marlborough Hockey Club are now one of the first clubs in the west of England to have been awarded England Hockey’s Clubmark accreditation.

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Hockey: Marlborough Ladies First team have an important win - but tables are turned for the Seconds as goals…

16-11-2017 Vicky Moxham

  City of Bath Ladies Firsts       0  Marlborough Ladies Firsts       4       Following two draws in the last two games, Marlborough travelled to bottom of the league City of Bath looking for three points.   A minute of silence for the fallen was observed and then it was time for Marlborough to get...

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Handyperson - Marlborough College

16-11-2017

  Handyperson     A vacancy has arisen for a Handyperson to work within Turner House (a boys’ boarding house).   You should enjoy and have a good knowledge of DIY and be able to undertake a range of general maintenance tasks including repairs and painting. Some heavy-duty cleaning tasks may also be required.  Relevant...

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Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support - Marlborough College

16-11-2017

  Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support     We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team in General Services.  Reporting to the Domestic Services Manager, you will provide roaming assistance (as required for all areas) including: cleaning services around the College campus as well as driving for deliveries and...

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Gardener (Full Time) - Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre

16-11-2017

  Gardener (Full Time)   Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre     Sheepdrove is a 2,500 acre working organic farm based in Lambourn.  It is home to our award winning Eco Conference Centre, guest accommodation and woodland burial site and Education Centre. The farm produces pasture-fed organic meat for the family Butcher’s shop in London and...

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Children and Families’ Worker - St Mary’s Church, Marlborough

16-11-2017

  Children and Families’ Worker   St Mary’s Church, Marlborough      We are looking for someone who will help develop the work being done amongst children, families and young people in our parish, and who will contribute to our main aim “to make Jesus known” amongst the people of Marlborough.  Some experience in working...

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Yet another parking story - this time the questions that you want Wiltshire to answer

During our reporting on car parking issues in Marlborough and the especially on Wiltshire Council's current parking charges consultation, we have heard and received many queries and opinions.  Here are twenty questions that reflect what people have been asking or telling us - and which Marlborough residents could - perhaps should - address to their Wiltshire Councillors and Wiltshire Council leaders:

 

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Read all about it! 1772 Marlborough Journal given for Merchant's House Museum - an election, scandals, crimes, readers' letters

 

Clyde Nancarrow (Chairman of The Merchant's House Trust) with the 1772 copy of The Marlborough JournalClyde Nancarrow (Chairman of The Merchant's House Trust) with the 1772 copy of The Marlborough JournalThe copy of The Marlborough Journal is dated Saturday, 29 August 1772 - its type is clear although the printers were still using 'f' for 's', making long reports a bit of a challenge.  It was given to the new and yet to be opened museum by the Marlborough History Society - among a bundle of old books and documents.

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Growing sense of Outrage at Wiltshire's Parking Charge proposals, particularly the 80%+ increase for some Permits

John Ford's handout re. WCC's Parking Cost ConsultationJohn Ford's handout re. WCC's Parking Cost Consultation

A growing sense of realisation and subsequent concern tinged with anger about Wiltshire's plans to increase parking charges, particularly those for Parking Permits is taking hold across Marlborough.  The Council's plans are buried within their currently live online 'parking charges consultation' as 'options', with the alternative choices being primarily cuts to public transport or 'other highway services' funding.

 

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After 75 years hard work, the crises keep coming that need Oxfam's help : Marlborough Brandt Lecturer Mark Goldring on Oxfam today

 

November 2016: Mark Goldring meets women in an Oxfam Cash for Work Scheme in Jalawla, Iraq. (Copyright Tegid Cartwright) [See below for background]November 2016: Mark Goldring meets women in an Oxfam Cash for Work Scheme in Jalawla, Iraq. (Copyright Tegid Cartwright) [See below for background]The Marlborough Brandt Lectures reach a milestone on November 2 when Mark Goldring, the Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, becomes the series' 35th annual lecturer.

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Cheap cigarette fraud - do you recognise this man?

Bear Hotel Cigarette fraudsterBear Hotel Cigarette fraudster

Do you recognise this man?  Police are appealing for information following an incident of fraud which took place in Marlborough.


At 2pm on 25 September, a couple met a man in the Bear Hotel who told them he had a discount code and could get them cheap cigarettes from a wholesalers.  

The woman gave the man £125 as advance payment for the cigarettes and the man gave the couple his contact details and then left with the money.

 

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