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The 2018 flu season: locally 2,400 have already had their jabs

17-11-2018

There has been quite a lot of chat in the national media about delays with this year's flu vaccination programme and people have been asking marlborough.news why the jabs are later than usual.  So what is the situation in Marlborough?

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Rev Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy inducted at Uxbridge

16-11-2018

55 people from Rev Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy's Marlborough congregation went to Uxbridge on November 13 to attend his “Institution and Induction” to his new role as Team Rector covering the town's churches of St Andrew’s (Anglo-Catholic) and St Margaret’s (which is an evangelical charismatic church).

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Small Talk Saves Lives - talk to a fellow passenger on the platform if you feel they may be at…

16-11-2018

Swindon & District Samaritans are encouraging commuters at local train stations to act if they notice someone who may be at risk.  The Small Talk Saves Lives campaign, launched by Samaritans in partnership with British Transport Police (BTP), Network Rail and the wider rail industry, is emphasising how each of us has...

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Very quietly the NHS for our area is once again being reorganised

16-11-2018

For one or two moments we'll stop worrying about A&E waiting times, staff shortages, the numbers of fit patients stuck in hospital beds...  Instead we will try to understand how and why the NHS in Wiltshire is being reorganised - again.

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Elaine’s Travel wins top travel industry award

15-11-2018 Sue Round

Elaine’s Travel was awarded Agent of the Year at the travel industry awards, sponsored by Carrier, at an Oscar styled ceremony held at the Natural History Museum in London last night, November 14.

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Armed robbery at Aldbourne Post Office

15-11-2018

A man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at Aldbourne Post Office on Wednesday afternoon (November 14). WITH UPDATE.

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Ramsbury Primary leads the way to improve reading standards in schools

15-11-2018 Sue Round

Ramsbury Primary School has been designated by the Department of Education as one of only thirty two English Hub schools across England.  English Hub schools are some of the best performing schools in the country and they will support other schools in the teaching of phonics and reading.

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Resurfacing work in The Parade

15-11-2018

Part of The Parade - the area around the central parking - is to be resurfaced by Wiltshire Council on Wednesday, November 21.

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Local celebrity to turn on Marlborough’s Christmas lights

15-11-2018 Sue Round

Paul Martin of BBC’s ‘Flog it’ fame will turn on Marlborough’s Christmas lights on Friday November 30 at 6.30pm.  Paul, who lives near Devizes, is no stranger to Marlborough.  He lived and worked in the town from 1995 to 2000 when he owned The Table Gallery in Kingsbury Street.

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'Ghost of Machines' play to a 'ghost' audience in Bristol dreamed up by 'ghosts of a machine' (otherwise known as…

14-11-2018

"It was surreal" said Manton's Nick Whant, bass player with Ghost of Machines after playing to a near-empty Exchange in Bristol on Tuesday night (6 November) last week. 

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The 'Battle's Over' beacons of Marlborough and Rockley, marking the end of the Armistice Centenary

Ken Carter, Jilly Carter and Sid Vincent in front of the Rockley BeaconKen Carter, Jilly Carter and Sid Vincent in front of the Rockley BeaconAs the Armistice Centenary draws to a close at 7pm on November 11 more than 1,300 Beacons of Light will be lit across the UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man and the UK overseas territories.  The beacons and their accompanying ceremonies will commemorate and remember the millions who were killed and wounded in World War One as well as all of those who worked on the home front.

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Marlborough Rugby: Blues for Marlborough at Newbury as winning run comes to a valiant end

Josaia Visei thunders through the Newbury defence from near the halfway line for Marlborough's 2nd tryJosaia Visei thunders through the Newbury defence from near the halfway line for Marlborough's 2nd try

Newbury 32  -  22  Marlborough

 

A bitter October afternoon at Monks Lane provided the setting for a superb game of rugby in the Wadworth 6X South West 1 East.  The cold wind and autumn drizzle only seemed to add to the excitement inside the ground, with the atmosphere energetic throughout.  Both sides had won all seven league games, with the Blues only ahead by a single bonus point, so something had to give and the crowd expected a very tight encounter.

 

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Marlborough area likely to lose one Wilts Councillor in Electoral Review, and maybe an effective Area Board

A poor quality and difficult to read map, just about showing the new ward structure for the Marlborough areaA poor quality and difficult to read map, just about showing the new ward structure for the Marlborough areaAt an Extraordinary Meeting of Marlborough Town Council last night (22 October) Councillors discussed how to react to the proposal to lose one ward (West Selkley), one County Councillor, and possibly, as a result, an effective Area Board.

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Marlborough Rugby: Seven out of seven away at Witney

Joe Visei scores underneath the posts supported by Garth Bari and captain Jamie PittamsJoe Visei scores underneath the posts supported by Garth Bari and captain Jamie Pittams

Witney 12  -  40  Marlborough

 

Marlborough recorded their 7th win in 7 games with an away victory over Witney. This keeps them just behind league leaders Newbury Blues.  There were a number of positional changes due to unavailability for various reasons and also the returns of Garth Bari, Will Grant and Sam Gouldbourn. 

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Bringing history alive at Kennet Valley School, with a bit of time travel inspiration from Dr Who

Learning about the Tudors with the help of iPads but dressed in a variety of different erasLearning about the Tudors with the help of iPads but dressed in a variety of different erasPupils and their teachers at Kennet Valley School in Lockeridge have been travelling back in time for an eight day history extravaganza.  Inspired by the new series of ‘Doctor Who’, pupils have been visiting several different eras of history.

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National Trust volunteers stitch their way into history at Avebury Manor

Tudor cushions & volunteer Jeanette McCormick [Photo © National Trust/Abby George]Tudor cushions & volunteer Jeanette McCormick [Photo © National Trust/Abby George]What links a Queen, three cushions and a governor’s lady.   The answer is a volunteer project which has produced three new pieces of costume and furnishing for the National Trust Avebury Manor to bring to life the Tudors, Georgians and Queen Anne for visitors to experience. 

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Centenary of the gift of Stonehenge to the nation sees growth in opposition to A303 tunnel

A post-WWI aerial photo of Stonehenge. After the Chubbs' donation, the government funded restoration projects to improve the monument (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)A post-WWI aerial photo of Stonehenge. After the Chubbs' donation, the government funded restoration projects to improve the monument (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)Today (October 26) is the centenary of the gift of Stonehenge to the nation by Sir Cecil and Lady Chubb, an occasion marked this weekend by English Heritage with several events including a  specially commissioned tea party designed by Turner prize winning artist, Jeremy Deller. 

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Celebrating and Remembering - The Memorial Hall Festival 2018

A festival of celebration and remembrance will be held in Marlborough College’s newly renovated Memorial Hall from November 1 to Sunday November 11.  With a backdrop of the 749 names of Marlburians who died in World War I newly engraved and illuminated, the festival offers many events that are open free to the public if a ticket is reserved in advance.

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Photographs ‘From Wiltshire woods to the Cornish coast’: a White Horse Gallery exhibition

Early Morning in WestwoodsEarly Morning in WestwoodsAn exhibition of pictures by Hilary Stock, a local fine art photographer, will be showing in November at the White Horse Gallery in Marlborough. ‘From Wiltshire Woods to the Cornish Coast’ will include a range of new work that celebrates Savernake Forest and Westwoods, as well showcasing Hilary’s well known Cornish pictures.

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