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Savernake Death Crash: Ramsbury man sentenced to six years for causing death by dangerous driving

11-12-2017 Court Reporter

  A Wiltshire man has been jailed for six years for killing a female pedestrian while speeding on the A4 out of Marlborough. A jury at Salisbury Crown Court today (11 December 2017) found Alexander May, 28, from Ramsbury, guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.  He was jailed...

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Tony Skittrall: Marlborough Town Clerk between 1983 and 1998

11-12-2017 Nigel Kerton

Marlborough is mourning the death of former Town Clerk Tony Skittrall who died peacefully at his George Lane home on Monday 4 December, surrounded by his family.

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As Home-Start Kennet celebrates its thirtieth birthday - there's a call for new trustees

11-12-2017

Local charities like Home-Start Kennet cannot exist without a strong and committed board of trustees.  After thirty years helping families in the area, they have extended their reach and need new trustees to help support this work.  

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Marlborough Hockey Club - weather wins

11-12-2017

None of the Marlborough Hockey Club's six adult teams were able to play on Saturday (December 9).

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How will winter's chill test the health of the Great Western Hospital's finances and staff?

11-12-2017

Executives at Great Western Hospital have been working hard for several months with the Clinical Commissioning Groups the hospital serves to prepare for the winter pressures.  But whether or not there is a serious flu outbreak, the hospital is already hard put to it to cope with the spring, summer...

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Trustees Wanted - Home-Start Kennet

11-12-2017

  We’ve won another Big Lottery grant – now we need you! Trustees Wanted   Home-Start Kennet is a long-established local children’s charity, based in Pewsey. Our MissionHome-Start Kennet offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in our local communities. Our trained volunteers visit families at home and offer them informal,...

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Town Councillors to debate sale of amenity land off Rabley Wood View for housing

09-12-2017

Marlborough Town Councillors will discuss Wiltshire Council's plan to sell off the amenity and playing field land off Rabley Wood View for a housing development , at their Full Council meeting on Monday (December 11).

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Tesco's Christmas boost for the Jubilee Centre

09-12-2017

Carole Walker, the manager of the Jubilee Centre, was busy in the kitchen making sure the lunch was just so.  Volunteers were helping the assembled lunchers with some gentle exercises - suitable for Marlborough's older generation (December 8).

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I’m a Teacher… Get me out of here! St. John’s Bush Tucker Trial raises money for Brighter…

08-12-2017 Sue Round

Giant waterbugs, meal worms, locusts, squidgy sago worms, buffalo worms and crickets were just some of the not so tasty snacks swallowed by brave St John’s teachers, egged on by a roaring crowd of students. 

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McCarthy and Stone’s generous support for Marlborough Youth & Community Centre ahead of its opening

08-12-2017

McCarthy and Stone, the company building the Canning Place retirement homes at the foot of Granham Hill, have made a major contribution to the Marlborough Community and Youth Centre ahead of its grand opening.  They have donated £15,000 in kind and in money.

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St John’s is Alive with the Sound of Music!

Holly Kenvin, Head of Music, rehearses Beethoven with St John's OrchestraHolly Kenvin, Head of Music, rehearses Beethoven with St John's OrchestraOver 150 students from Years 7-13 have been busy rehearsing to perform at St John’s Autumn Concert, Theatre on the Hill on Thursday 23 November.  Open to family and friends, the programme is an eclectic mix of classical, jazz, folk and popular music, from Beethoven to Bernstein and Handel to Take That!

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A New Career as a Teacher? Excalibur Teaching School Alliance’s first Cohort of trainees are in the classroom!

l to r:  Oscar Hird, Emma Playfair, James Allen, Julie Gordon, Lauren Sankey, Elena Ramos, Justine Holmes (Professional Tutor), Francis Klememcicl to r: Oscar Hird, Emma Playfair, James Allen, Julie Gordon, Lauren Sankey, Elena Ramos, Justine Holmes (Professional Tutor), Francis KlememcicThe one year graduate School Direct scheme run by the Excalibur Teaching School Alliance (TSA) is off to a flying start.  Based at St John’s, Marlborough (a National Teaching School) and Bath Spa University, the course offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as the possibility of gaining 60 credits towards a Masters.

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From Little Acorns Great Oaks Grow

Niki Jones Headteacher of St Katharine's in the reception classNiki Jones Headteacher of St Katharine's in the reception classSt Katharine’s C of E(VC) Primary School, situated in the Savernake Forest next to St Katharine’s Church, is looking for some ‘little acorns’ to join its reception class in September 2018.

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With the Big Give Christmas Challenge donations to local charity Action Through Enterprise can be doubled

Action Through Enterprise (ATE) is a small Ramsbury-based charity fighting poverty in Upper West Ghana.  From next Tuesday (November 26) and for the following week, donations ATE needs to help these children and to help their parents start enterprises to earn money, can attract match-funding that doubles their value.

 

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

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 some of the less visible Brexit issues that may affect people in our area.  Here, in brief, are three: Honda's future in Swindon, the free movement of horses and policies towards the disabled...

 

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Huge increase in threats to England’s celebrated landscapes from major housing developments

Local residents' campaign at Harwell to stop the proposed 1,000 house development within the North Wessex Downs AONBLocal residents' campaign at Harwell to stop the proposed 1,000 house development within the North Wessex Downs AONBNew independent research [see below*] shows there has been an 82 per cent  increase in new housing units given planning permission in England’s 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the past five years, despite the fact that national planning policy gives them 'the highest status of protection' from damaging development.

 

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