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

19-11-2017

  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...

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Great Bedwyn: another community in need of affordable homes - but what about its social housing?

19-11-2017

  The only additional homes to be built in Great Bedwyn ought to be "small 'affordable' ones".

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Marlborough St Mary's Primary School and the new crossing point over George Lane: "An accident waiting to happen"

18-11-2017

  The opening of Marlborough St Mary's Primary school has - as was expected -  brought changed patterns of movement as parents and children walk to school.

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Bikes stolen from a shed in Wootton Rivers - Police appeal for information

16-11-2017

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Wootton Rivers, near Marlborough which took plae between 12 and 13 September.  Several items were stolen including:  X1 Fondriest bike X1 Colnago road bike Raleigh pedal bike Two sets of bike wheels Garmin 810 In addition several items of bike equipment including a tyre pump and bike lock were...

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Marlborough Hockey Club achieve Clubmark accreditation

16-11-2017 Sarah Kendall

With England Hockey Clubfirst accreditation held since 2006, Marlborough Hockey Club are now one of the first clubs in the west of England to have been awarded England Hockey’s Clubmark accreditation.

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Hockey: Marlborough Ladies First team have an important win - but tables are turned for the Seconds as goals…

16-11-2017 Vicky Moxham

  City of Bath Ladies Firsts       0  Marlborough Ladies Firsts       4       Following two draws in the last two games, Marlborough travelled to bottom of the league City of Bath looking for three points.   A minute of silence for the fallen was observed and then it was time for Marlborough to get...

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Handyperson - Marlborough College

16-11-2017

  Handyperson     A vacancy has arisen for a Handyperson to work within Turner House (a boys’ boarding house).   You should enjoy and have a good knowledge of DIY and be able to undertake a range of general maintenance tasks including repairs and painting. Some heavy-duty cleaning tasks may also be required.  Relevant...

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Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support - Marlborough College

16-11-2017

  Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support     We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team in General Services.  Reporting to the Domestic Services Manager, you will provide roaming assistance (as required for all areas) including: cleaning services around the College campus as well as driving for deliveries and...

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Gardener (Full Time) - Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre

16-11-2017

  Gardener (Full Time)   Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre     Sheepdrove is a 2,500 acre working organic farm based in Lambourn.  It is home to our award winning Eco Conference Centre, guest accommodation and woodland burial site and Education Centre. The farm produces pasture-fed organic meat for the family Butcher’s shop in London and...

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Children and Families’ Worker - St Mary’s Church, Marlborough

16-11-2017

  Children and Families’ Worker   St Mary’s Church, Marlborough      We are looking for someone who will help develop the work being done amongst children, families and young people in our parish, and who will contribute to our main aim “to make Jesus known” amongst the people of Marlborough.  Some experience in working...

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Read all about it! 1772 Marlborough Journal given for Merchant's House Museum - an election, scandals, crimes, readers' letters

 

Clyde Nancarrow (Chairman of The Merchant's House Trust) with the 1772 copy of The Marlborough JournalClyde Nancarrow (Chairman of The Merchant's House Trust) with the 1772 copy of The Marlborough JournalThe copy of The Marlborough Journal is dated Saturday, 29 August 1772 - its type is clear although the printers were still using 'f' for 's', making long reports a bit of a challenge.  It was given to the new and yet to be opened museum by the Marlborough History Society - among a bundle of old books and documents.

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Housing Needs for Marlborough - A Public Meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday next week

Too big for future needs?  One of the recently developed properties in the Crest Nicholson Chopping Knife Lane developmentToo big for future needs? One of the recently developed properties in the Crest Nicholson Chopping Knife Lane developmentHard on the heels of one of Marlborough's perceived major problems - parking - is the other - housing needs, especially for young people.   On Tuesday evening next week (24 October) at 7pm there will be another public meeting at the Town Hall, this time with consultants Cobweb Consulting presenting the findings of the recently conducted Housing Needs Analysis.

 

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Feast of Food delivers Feast of Funds to Cancer Research for twentieth year

Cancer Research team with sponsor, Jonathan Conning of Henry George at last year's 'Feast of Food' - l-r:  Cheryl Swan Lesley Conway, Jonathan Coning, Liz Rea Mary du CrozCancer Research team with sponsor, Jonathan Conning of Henry George at last year's 'Feast of Food' - l-r: Cheryl Swan Lesley Conway, Jonathan Coning, Liz Rea Mary du CrozFeast of Food, to be held in the Norwood Hall, Marlborough College on Sunday October 22 from 10 am to 4 pm, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary.  Organised by Cancer Research UK Marlborough Fundraising Group all profits go straight to Cancer Research.  The Marlborough group have raised a staggering £888,000 over twenty years and are keen to make it a million!

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After 75 years hard work, the crises keep coming that need Oxfam's help : Marlborough Brandt Lecturer Mark Goldring on Oxfam today

 

November 2016: Mark Goldring meets women in an Oxfam Cash for Work Scheme in Jalawla, Iraq. (Copyright Tegid Cartwright) [See below for background]November 2016: Mark Goldring meets women in an Oxfam Cash for Work Scheme in Jalawla, Iraq. (Copyright Tegid Cartwright) [See below for background]The Marlborough Brandt Lectures reach a milestone on November 2 when Mark Goldring, the Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, becomes the series' 35th annual lecturer.

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Cheap cigarette fraud - do you recognise this man?

Bear Hotel Cigarette fraudsterBear Hotel Cigarette fraudster

Do you recognise this man?  Police are appealing for information following an incident of fraud which took place in Marlborough.


At 2pm on 25 September, a couple met a man in the Bear Hotel who told them he had a discount code and could get them cheap cigarettes from a wholesalers.  

The woman gave the man £125 as advance payment for the cigarettes and the man gave the couple his contact details and then left with the money.

 

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Evidence proves that Marlborough does have a parking problem - now this can be addressed

Marlborough High Street - a sea of cars even at nearly 6pmMarlborough High Street - a sea of cars even at nearly 6pm

OK….. we all know that Marlborough has a parking problem, don’t we?  We don’t need anyone to tell us this, it’s as clear as the sky is blue and sun is yellow?  But the study conducted by an independent consultant commissioned through the Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan (MANP) and presented last night’s meeting at the Town Hall (Monday 16 October) provided us with clear and detailed evidence that our perceptions were very much grounded in reality.

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More funding revealed to help the much-needed refurbishment of the former Youth Centre

Debbie Wilson presents the Lions' cheque to Town Mayor, Councillor Mervyn Hall (Photo: Dawn Whitehall)  Debbie Wilson presents the Lions' cheque to Town Mayor, Councillor Mervyn Hall (Photo: Dawn Whitehall) Just before the meeting of Marlborough Town Council's planning committee, Debbie Wilson of the Marlborough and District Lions Club presented a cheque for £1,000 to the Town Mayor towards the costs of refurbishing and equipping the former Youth Centre - to create the Marlborough Community and Youth Centre.  It was one of two bits of good news for the project.

 

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Nomads come home: Marlborough Nomads reunite on the pitch with Rosslyn Park Nomads after a gap of 107 years

The last scrum between the two original Nomad teams before their merger more than a century agoThe last scrum between the two original Nomad teams before their merger more than a century ago

The Nomads team from Marlborough RFC, the club's second XV keeps alive the name and spirit of the original Marlborough Nomads.  Marlborough, along with several other clubs still in existence such as Blackheath were synonymous with the early development of Rugby as a sport in the latter nineteenth century.  The original Marlborough Nomads and Rosslyn Park Nomads merged into one club at Rosslyn Park back in 1911 but last Saturday (14 October) the two Nomad teams met again for the first time in 107 years.

 

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Newbury Racecourse: Worthington's Armed Forces Raceday - with free entry for serving military and British Legion members

The first Poppy of 2017 will again be delivered to Newbury Racecourse by the British Legion parachute teamThe first Poppy of 2017 will again be delivered to Newbury Racecourse by the British Legion parachute teamFor the tenth consecutive year, Newbury Racecourse will welcome members of the Armed Forces and Royal British Legion on Saturday, October 28 for its final Flat meeting of the season. Worthington’s Armed Forces Raceday will also see the launch of the local 2017 Poppy Appeal.

 

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