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Residential Care Worker - Esland Group, Devizes

20-07-2017

  Residential Care Worker    About The Esland Group With 35+ years of residential childcare experience between the two legacy organisations, Esland has over 20 residential children’s homes and one school, our portfolio is spread across the Midlands, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Wiltshire, Kent & London regions of England.At Esland, we have a clear mission of...

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Chilvester Financial sign up as long term sponsor for Marlborough Rugby as Elisi Vunipola joins as Head Coach

19-07-2017

   Marlborough Rugby Football Club have just announced two very important signings:   firstly, Elis Vunipola, former Tonga international fly half, and uncle of England internationals Billy and Mako joins as Head Coach, and secondly, Chilvester Financial commit to a long-term five year sponsorship deal which will provide funding to support...

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Wiltshire Museum's new gallery space to attract exhibitions from national museums

19-07-2017

  The Wiltshire Museum in Devizes is creating a new Special Exhibition gallery that will be suitable to take exhibits from national museums.

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Refurbishment of Marlborough Youth Centre wins £10,000 Area Board Grant

19-07-2017

  Marlborough Town Council's decision to turn the deserted building that once housed Wiltshire Council's Development Centre for Young People into a working Community and Youth Centre, got a boost from the Marlborough Area Board with a £10,000 grant towards refurbishment.

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Marlborough Golf Club Junior Captain hands £850 cheque to St Mary’s Under Fives

18-07-2017

Alex Jewell chose St Mary’s Under Fives as his Junior Captain’s charity for his year in office.

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Brimslade air crash - a tribute to one of those who tragically died

17-07-2017

  The wife of one of the men who tragically died in a light aircraft crash near Marlborough has asked Wiltshire Police to release the following tribute. Kirsty Boazman said: “In the early evening of Thursday 13 July my precious and outrageously talented husband, Paul Gunnell (PG to most),...

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Brennan winner at Hills Wiltshire Professionals’ Golf Championship

17-07-2017

Nick Brennan of Tony Valentine Golf Centre was the winner of the 37th Hills Wiltshire Professionals’ Golf Championship held at Marlborough Golf Club on Thursday, July 6. Brennan scored an overall three under par. Despite a forecast of heavy rain and thunderstorms, perfect conditions prevailed throughout the day and 19...

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Marlborough networkers can discover how to prevent paper panic

17-07-2017

Paper panic and how to prevent it is the topic of conversation at the next Marlborough Chamber of Commerce business breakfast. Guest speaker Sammy Ryan will explain how her company, Strictly Organised, helps clients get to grips with piles of paperwork.The event takes place at Marlborough Golf Club from 7.30am on...

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Big crowds at Marden Open Day as time runs out for archaeologists working on the Cat's Brain long barrow

16-07-2017

  Six hundred and seventy-three people went to Marden for the Open Day on Saturday (July 15) to see Reading University's final explorations there - and to see the major discovery of a long barrow at nearby Cat's Brain.

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Marlborough Golf Club Seniors Open attracts record entry

16-07-2017

Marlborough Golf Club has hosted its annual Dick Lovett BMW Seniors Open - with a record 139 golfers taking part.

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Wiltshire Council's radical step towards running Wiltshire's NHS

 

A plan outlining changes in the senior management structure of Wiltshire Council sprang a surprise by including - in a statement from Council leader Baroness Scott - a radical alteration to the provision of NHS services for the county.

The Council's new corporate director for adult social care will also take over the role of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group's accountable officer - the CCG's most senior post.

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Marlborough Tennis Club’s new courts begin to take shape as fundraising gathers pace

 

The first phase of Marlborough Tennis Club’s six new all weather tennis courts has been completed in record time.

Situated behind trees, protected from the southwest wind, and allowing far-reaching views over the Marlborough Downs, the new courts will provide a stunning new facility for Marlborough and its two hundred tennis club members.

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St Peter's Church recital series ends with three 'old friends playing music together' - actually they're three widely acclaimed musicians

 

The fifth series of recitals by Brilliant Young International Pianists and Musicians at St Peter's Church ends on Sunday evening (June 25) with a very special concert indeed.  Three internationally renowned instrumentalists performing together as the Watterton Trio - it will be a real treat for Marlborough.

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Education, education, education...learning more about our schools with marlborough.news

 

For many younger children of the Marlborough area education is about to take a great leap forward - a certain leap for the better.

When the building now housing Marlborough St Mary's Primary School junior section - still known to most as St Peter's School - closes its doors next month, decades of our area's education history will be over.

In September a brand new school with an exciting design will open for the combined infants and juniors of Marlborough St Mary's Primary school.  That is something long wanted - long needed - for the town and the area.

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Space for Nature's Open Farm Sunday draws a huge crowd to Avebury

 

The Marlborough Downs Space for Nature farmers promised this year's Open Farm Sunday (June 11) would be 'bigger and better than ever'.  And it was.

Held by the Cooper family on their East farm - just north of Avebury and sitting below the Downs - it proved to be hugely popular.  Laura, Robert and Jo Cooper had been working very hard, with help from their neighbouring Space for Nature farmers - the group's fifth year of Open Farm Sundays.

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Oh Horrid Henry! Children's author Francesca Simon joins LitFest's 2017 line-up

Marlborough LitFest has announced that the bestselling children's author Francesca Simon is joining the line-up for its 2017 line-up - its eighth year (28 September-1 October).

Francesca Simon is universally renowned for her phenomenally popular Horrid Henry series - the books and CDs have sold over 20 million copies in the UK alone and are published in 27 countries.

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Jubilant Jo completes her Ridgeway walk

 

Jo Fielder, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis three years ago, has beaten her unhelpful legs and succeeded in the challenge she set herself: to walk the whole length of the Ridgeway - that's 91 miles - in seven successive days.

Jo, who is 42 years old, told marlborough.news: "I used to run Cobbs Farm Shop in Hungerford and Fielders Farm Shop near Englefield. Earlier this year, after a turbulent couple of years which have caused intermittent problems with my legs, I decided I needed a challenge."

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Claire Perry MP gets new ministerial role

 

In the Prime Minister's mini reshuffle following the inconclusive result of the General Election, Claire Perry MP has been appointed to the government position of Minister of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.  She says she was 'delighted to accept' the job.

She will be working to the Secretary of State, Greg Clark MP who was appointed in July 2016.

 

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MARLBOROUGH PEOPLE TODAY: Roger Grant - travelling far to find a home

Another in the occasional marlborough.news series profiling MARLBOROUGH PEOPLE TODAY - taking our cue from the book published to mark the Millennium:  'Marlborough People'.   Susan Litherland meets the organiser of MantonFest.

 

What makes a music festival successful?  An intriguing line-up, in a good location, with bonuses like tasty food vendors and toilets that don’t freak out the guests.  The real beating heart of a music festival, though, is the people who make it happen.  One of the organisers of our local festie - MantonFest, which this year takes place on July 1 - is Roger Grant.

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