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Thriving Through Venture students from Marlborough and Calne deliver report in Parliament

25 Jan 2020 Nick Maurice

On Wednesday 22 January six students from St John’s School in  Marlborough, Marlborough College, Kingsbury Green School, Calne and St Mary’s, Calne presented a report on the issue of migration to the All Party Group for Migration in the House of Lords and asked vital questions of politicians on some of the...

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Kitchen Porter – Catering - Marlborough College

25 Jan 2020

  Kitchen Porter – Catering     We require a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our Catering team as a Kitchen Porter.  You will be required to assist within all areas of the College catering operation.  Essential requirements are the ability to work on your own, or as part of a small team,...

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Display and Visual Merchandiser - The Merchants House

25 Jan 2020

Display and Visual Merchandiser   eight hours per week    We are seeking a creative, self-motivated, proactive and organised person with experience in window dressing in a similar retail setting.The key parts of the post are: Change window displays and centre tables within the shop with themes and seasonal product Retail experience in a similar shop...

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Bigger Bloom for Marlborough as the Town is selected to represent South West in Britain in Bloom

24 Jan 2020

Marlborough was announced this week as one of the seventy finalist towns vying to win the UK’s largest community gardening competition

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Obituary: David Uttley - 1939 - 2019

24 Jan 2020 Dianne Uttley

David returned to education teaching at Pewsey Vale School where he taught for 21 years.  During this time he set up a livestock unit & wildlife area.  Educational cruises & visits to the Gambia were also part of his time there.  He ran a popular fishing club taking pupils to...

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Danny Kruger MP - Monthly Column

24 Jan 2020 Danny Kruger

On Monday, the House of Commons passed a motion approving the Queen’s Speech, the Government’s legislative programme which was read out by Her Majesty before Christmas and has been debated over the last 10 days.  To my mind this vote was as significant as the passage of the Brexit Bill,...

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Stonebridge Meadow meeting sees definitive evidence that otters are back in the River Kennet

23 Jan 2020 A Correspondent

A highlight of Wednesday evening’s Stonebridge Meadow Annual Review in Marlborough (January 22) was a screening of video footage showing an adult and two young otters in the river - just one mark of the success of the habitat management of the site. 

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Bishop of Ramsbury opens Chilton Foliat Community Clubhouse

23 Jan 2020 Sue Round

Earlier this week, the Bishop of Ramsbury, the Right Reverend Dr Andrew Rumsey, led a service of thanksgiving and dedication and formally declared the Chilton Foliat Community Clubhouse open. 

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Wiltshire Council faces up to the NHS changes - and promotes the virtual meeting

23 Jan 2020

Last summer, when Councillor Philip Whitehead took over from Baroness Scott as leader of Wiltshire Council, he inherited the position of joint chairman of the county's Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB). 

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Mark Cooper confirmed as next year's Mayor and Andy Wilson to be his Deputy

22 Jan 2020

  Deputy Mayor, Councillor Mark Cooper was confirmed as the next Mayor of Marlborough at Monday's (20 January) meeting of the Full Town Council.

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Marlborough's weather - a review of last year

Frosty morning in Savernake ForestFrosty morning in Savernake Forest2019 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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The Climate Priorities of Danny Kruger

 

Professor Dave Waltham (l) and newly elected Devizes MP Danny KrugerProfessor Dave Waltham (l) and newly elected Devizes MP Danny KrugerThe 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.

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Wet, warm and gloomy - December 2019 in Marlborough

Stonebridge in winterStonebridge in winterThe 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.

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Nativities galore…...

The cast of the Easton Royal Academy Nativity playThe cast of the Easton Royal Academy Nativity playIt’s been a busy end of term at our local primary schools with many of the youngest children performing for the first time in front of an audience in their schools’ nativity plays.

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Marlborough’s Christmas Day lunch – one big family

Mayor Mervyn Hall & Genevieve greet Chester Black & Neil Howard (left - aka Father Christmas)Mayor Mervyn Hall & Genevieve greet Chester Black & Neil Howard (left - aka Father Christmas)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. 

 

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Kennet Valley School celebrate the twelve days of Christmas by supporting our local food bank

Kennet Valley School pupils with 344 items for the local food bankKennet Valley School pupils with 344 items for the local food bankFor 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.

 

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Bag packers and the Spotty Dog Choir help and entertain Waitrose shoppers to raise funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Bob Norbury (left) with the Burbage Spotty Dog Choir serenading Waitrose shoppers with Christmas carols to raise funds for the Wiltshire air AmbulanceBob Norbury (left) with the Burbage Spotty Dog Choir serenading Waitrose shoppers with Christmas carols to raise funds for the 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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