2019 introduced itself with a cold icy blast but then changed to become a year with sharply contrasting periods of wet, warm and often windy periods - culminating in a year wetter and warmer than the average. Whilst the start was cold and icy, the end was warm, wet and windy - dominated by frequent depressions that gave glancing blows from major storms sweeping in from the Atlantic.
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Last Saturday, the firsts were away to Trowbridge for their first game of 2020, but it was not a performance many of the players would care to remember.
Colin Gratton, Chairman of Pewsey Tennis Club, and Lewis Fletcher from Ramsbury Tennis Club, both received awards in the Wiltshire Lawn Tennis Association Annual Awards Ceremony held at Marlborough Golf Club earlier this month.
BBC Wiltshire's Ben Prater and his well known Breakfast Show today (December 24) came live from The Crown - an inn with a stable - in Aldbourne.
Now Christmas and New Year are past, some more comments are being made about the planning application to turn St Peter's School into a boutique hotel with eight new homes behind it.
The election is over and, given its large majority in parliament, we’re likely to have a Conservative government for the next 5 years. At the same time, serious action on climate change needs to be taken within years, rather than decades, and so we must encourage the current government to take all the necessary steps. We don’t have the luxury of waiting for another government if you happen to not like the Boris Johnson one.
The start of December was in direct contrast to the two previous months, as it did not start with heavy rain and strong winds. Polar Air brought dry and cold air. By December 4 we had enjoyed four consecutive dry days, the first since the middle of September but cold with maxima of 5.5C and 5.4C.
Plans for the development of site of the former St Peter's Junior School - probably the last multi-dwelling site available in the town centre - do not include any affordable housing.
Hero fireman George Johnson who helped rescue the family living over the Polly Tearooms when the building was engulfed by flames in 1966 has died aged 93 following a short illness.
Forty-five people were delighted to sit down to Marlborough’s Christmas Day lunch in the Town Hall - and a further five who were unable to attend had meals delivered to them in their homes.
For the second year running the children of Kennet Valley School participated in what has been called a ‘Reverse Twelve Days of Christmas’. Instead of opening an advent calendar and receiving a gift, the children were encouraged to donate specific food and toiletry items. These were passed on to the Trussell Trust food bank in Devizes.
Bag packers and the Spotty Dog Choir help and entertain Waitrose shoppers to raise funds for Wiltshire Air AmbulanceWhen shopping at Waitrose earlier today (Thursday 19 December) there was no worry about having to pack all the shopping into your bag at the checkout. Volunteers were on hand to take that task away as part of an event to raise funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and in the evening shoppers were serenaded by carol singing from Burbage's 'Spotty Dog Choir.
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- St John’s Academy students scale the dizzying heights of their new climbing wall
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- St John’s Academy equestrian squad goes from strength to strength
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