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Widespread use of 'Drug wipes' by Police leads to a big increase in drug driving arrests

20-02-2019

Police in East Wiltshire have described the number of arrests made in relation to drug driving in the area in recent months as ‘disappointing’.  Police are now able to ascertain that a driver is driving under the influence of drugs through the introduction and widespread use of drug wipes.

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Merchant's House granted a further seven year lease at a peppercorn rent

20-02-2019

At Monday evening's meeting of the full Town Council Councillors voted overwhelmingly to renew the lease of The Merchant's House for a further seven years.

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An impassioned plea for freedom & justice: Ben Okri to be Marlborough LitFest 2019’s Golding Speaker

20-02-2019 A Correspondent

This year Marlborough LitFest celebrates its tenth year - bringing authors, discussion and events to the town from 26-29 September.   They have announced their first major booking: this year’s Golding Speaker is the Man Booker Prize-winning author, Ben Okri.

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Claire Perry MP on Honda's 'devastating decision'

20-02-2019

Devizes MP Claire Perry issued the following statement following Honda's decision to close its manufacturing operations in Swindon:

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Rabley Wood View development: Developer promises 40% 'affordable housing' but no replacement play area for at least two years

19-02-2019

At a public 'drop in session' prior to the main Town Council meeting last night (Monday 18 February) the future for the controversial Rabley Wood View development was outlined by Laurence Clarke, Land Acquisition Manager for the Developer Green Square Group.

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Marlborough Youth Football Club get 'Bags of Help' equipment for the Youth Centre courtesy of Tesco and the Town Council

19-02-2019

Tesco Marlborough and the Town Council have come together to provide much-needed new equipment for Marlborough Youth Football Club's site at the Marlborough Community & Youth Centre at Salisbury Road Recreation Ground.  

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Marlborough Rugby: Skill, grit and togetherness see Marlborough against unbeaten Newbury on The Common

19-02-2019 Charlie Webb

Marlborough  26 - 24  Newbury   Newbury Blues travelled to the Common as firm favourites.  Unbeaten all season, the Blues provided formidable opposition for Elisi’s men.  Marlborough who narrowly beat league strugglers Witney last week knew the importance of this tie in their push for a promotion spot.  The reverse fixture at...

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Area crime update - 11-17 February

18-02-2019

  Below are details of the latest crimes committed in Marlborough and surrounding villages.  If anyone has any information as to these offences please contact the Police on 101,  or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111Area:  AveburyType:    Drug OffenceTime/Date: 11/02/2019   10:30Details:      Avebury, High Street   -  Male suspect...

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Oscar putts in the effort to win Marlborough Golf Club’s Junior of the Year award

18-02-2019 Sue Round

At a Presentation Evening held at Marlborough Golf Club earlier this month thirteen year old Oscar Oliver was named Junior of the Year 2018.  Oscar was presented with the Robert Hill Trophy and a voucher for £100 to be spent on golf equipment or coaching. 

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Chief Examination Invigilator - St John's Academy

18-02-2019

Chief Examination Invigilator     Casual contract depending on exam requirementsSalary - £9.78 per hour   We need an experienced manager looking for a casual post, which requires working throughout the school year.  You will work closely with our Exams Officer to deploy our team of invigilators, plan for exam sessions and take the lead...

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A346 Safety Campaign at Ogbourne St George boosted by the support of MP Claire Perry

Rt Hon Claire Perry MP shows support by joining with safety campaigners at the dangerous stretch of the A346 at Ogbourne St GeorgeRt Hon Claire Perry MP shows support by joining with safety campaigners at the dangerous stretch of the A346 at Ogbourne St GeorgeThe campaign to improve the safety on the A346 at a particularly dangerous stretch at Ogbourne St George took a step further forward this afternoon (Friday 25 January) when Devizes MP, Rt Hon Claire Perry met with the Ogbourne residents campaign group, Wiltshire Councillor Jane Davies and Marlborough Mayor Lisa Farrell to express her support for the campaign.

 

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Strong Waitrose support for the town shown as two cheques are presented at the Full Town Council meeting

Waitrose Marlborough Manager, Ian Burdekin presents Mayor Lisa Farrell with a cheque for £342 in support of the Christmas Lights appealWaitrose Marlborough Manager, Ian Burdekin presents Mayor Lisa Farrell with a cheque for £342 in support of the Christmas Lights appealAt last night's (Monday 21 January) Town Council meeting Marlborough Waitrose Manager, Ian Burdekin and Community Champion, Lisa Wakeham each presented cheques to Marlborough Mayor Lisa Farrell.

 

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An end to plastic packaging - zero waste shop coming to Marlborough

Hayley Lambert outside her Zero Waste Shop in Hughenden YardHayley Lambert outside her Zero Waste Shop in Hughenden Yard“Start saving your containers now,” Hayley Lambert, owner of a soon-to-open new zero waste shop told marlborough.news.  'Packaging NOT Included' will be opening at 7 Hughenden Yard, next to Café Thirty8 towards the end of February.  As well as offering customers a range of local organic foods and personal care items, customers will be encouraged to bring their own storage containers to be filled with items in the shop.

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Wiltshire’s air ambulance flies out of problems

The MD 902 helicopter that's now flying for Wiltshire Air Ambulance The MD 902 helicopter that's now flying for Wiltshire Air Ambulance It’s been a bumpy start to 2019 for Wiltshire’s air ambulance. On January 2 it was grounded due to a technical fault and a day later the firm Heli Charter who have operated the charity's Bell 429 helicopter since 2014, went into voluntary liquidation.

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Blue Plaque / red faces as Marlborough’s blue plaque celebrates the wrong Eglantyne Jebb as the founder of Save the Children Fund

The Eglantyne Mary Jebb plaque on the wall of Marlborough's libraryThe Eglantyne Mary Jebb plaque on the wall of Marlborough's librarySave the Children Fund celebrates its one hundred year anniversary on May 19 2019 and research by marlborough.news has uncovered evidence that the charity’s remarkable co-founder Eglantyne Jebb, who taught at St Peter’s School, Marlborough from 1899 to 1900 is not the Eglantyne Mary Jebb celebrated in the blue plaque on the wall of the town's Library.

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Yellow line proposals supported by the Town Council for Frees Avenue and The Green

Frees Avenue - proposed site for double yellow lines between Hyde Lane and the Cemetery entranceFrees Avenue - proposed site for double yellow lines between Hyde Lane and the Cemetery entranceWhilst Red Lines may be dominating current discussions in the House of Commons as it struggles with the debate over Brexit, the colour of the lines that dominated discussion at last night's (14 January) Planning Committee meeting of the Town Council were of an altogether different hue - Yellow.

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Review: from Marlborough Rising, Kaleido Bay headline at The Vic

Kaleido Bay - from their Facebook pages - l to r: Ben Kay, Jake Gribben & Harry GraceKaleido Bay - from their Facebook pages - l to r: Ben Kay, Jake Gribben & Harry GraceAfter their impressive set at the Marlborough Rising Talent event that we reported last September, marlborough.news followed up-and-coming indie rock band, Kaleido Bay, to Swindon - their home town - for their first headline gig last week (January 4) at the popular music venue The Victoria - known to all as 'The Vic'.

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Marlborough welcomes the new Bishop of Ramsbury

The new Bishop of Ramsbury, Revd Dr Andrew Rumsey at his home in MarlboroughThe new Bishop of Ramsbury, Revd Dr Andrew Rumsey at his home in MarlboroughThe new Bishop of Ramsbury, Revd Dr Andrew Rumsey, his wife and family have moved to Marlborough from Oxted, Surrey where he was Team Rector.  He succeeds the Rt Rev Edward Condry who retired in May 2018. 

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British Legion Poppy Appeal tops £17,000 with the proceeds of the Armistice Centenary 'Roll of Honour'

Marlborough British Legion Vice Chairman, David Brown accepts the cheque from Mayor Lisa Farrell at last night's Town Council meetingMarlborough British Legion Vice Chairman, David Brown accepts the cheque from Mayor Lisa Farrell at last night's Town Council meetingDavid Brown, Vice Chairman of the Marlborough British Legion branch accepted a cheque for £440 from Myor Lisa Farrell, the proceeds of the WW1 'Roll of Honour' event that took place in the Town Hall on Armistice Centenary Saturday (10 November).

 

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Money raised by Marlborough Rotary at November's Armistice Beacon presented to Marlborough's British Legion

Marlborough Rotary Chairman Stewart Dailly presents Marlborough British Legion Chairman Alek Sagar with the cheque for £155, collected at last November's Beacon Armistice commemoration on the Common.  Also present are (l-r) Gerry Hooper (a past Rotary president), Peter Mansfield (a past Rotary president), Martin Luxford (a past Rotary president and also current president elect), Edward Ferguson, Marian Hannaford Dobson (BL Branch Treasurer) and Stewart Dobson (BL Branch Secretary)Marlborough Rotary Chairman Stewart Dailly presents Marlborough British Legion Chairman Alek Sagar with the cheque for £155, collected at last November's Beacon Armistice commemoration on the Common. Also present are (l-r) Gerry Hooper (a past Rotary president), Peter Mansfield (a past Rotary president), Martin Luxford (a past Rotary president and also current president elect), Edward Ferguson, Marian Hannaford Dobson (BL Branch Treasurer) and Stewart Dobson (BL Branch Secretary)Marlborough Rotary raised more than £300 at last November's Armistice Beacon ceremony on The Common, the proceeds of which were shered between the Marlborough British Legion and SSAFA - the Armed Forces Charity, and on Wednesday (9 January) Marlborough Rotary Chairman Stewart Dailly presented a cheque for £155 to Marlborough British Legion Chairman Alek Sagar.

 

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