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Pewsey Parish Council's campaign to lessen use of plastics

21-09-2018

On Saturday (September 22) Pewsey Parish Council is launching a campaign to encourage people in their area to use less plastics.

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Marlborough Rugby: Nomads sweep Corsham 2nds aside with a thirteen try performance

21-09-2018 marlborough.news rugby correspondent

Nomads 85 - 5 Corsham 2nd XV   The Nomads - Marlborough 2nds - assembled a large squad on a perfect day for playing rugby for the first home league fixture on the Common and delivered a result against Corsham 2nd XV with a score that wouldn't have been out of place...

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The Man Booker Prize is 50 years old - you can help choose the best ever winner at Marlborough LitFest…

20-09-2018

For authors, publishers and readers alike, the Man Booker Prize is probably the most prestigious prize in English literature. This year it is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary - but which is the best of all the Booker winning titles?

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Tourism: the Great West Way is already being marketed by international travel agents

20-09-2018

The Great West Way, the tourist initiative that is being led by VisitWiltshire, launches officially in November - but travel agents such as the Dutch company House of Britain, are already marketing tours Great West Way tours - so long as their tours start after launch date.

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'Englisches Frühstück' in Westphalia, courtesy of Marlborough's Sumblers butchers

19-09-2018

Like carrying coals to Newcastle, taking british sausages back to Germany, the land of the Wurst is an unlikely concept.  But this is exactly what Uli Offerman from Westphalia is now doing since he discovered the delights of the sausages and bacon created by longstanding Marlborough family butchers, Sumblers.

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Modern Slavery: Two arrested in a High Street Nail Bar following proactive patrols by Police

19-09-2018

  Two people were arrested in Marlborough yesterday following patrols relating to modern slavery.  Officers have been conducting patrols of the High Street over the past day looking out for signs of exploitation.  At 5pm yesterday, 18 September, they attended a nail bar on the High Street and located a 17-year-old...

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Author William Boyd at the Marlborough LitFest: his reading list gives extra context to his new novel

19-09-2018 Angus MacLennan

To celebrate the publication today (September 20) of his new novel Love is Blind and his imminent appearance at the Marlborough LitFest, we asked William Boyd to offer a list of suggested reading on the themes and places which appear in the book - and he kindly obliged.

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Why leave the bus diesel engine idling when stopped at a main bus stop for a long time? Turning…

18-09-2018

Diesel engines, especially the large ones that power the buses around here do emit plenty of noxious emissions including particulates and nitrogen dioxide, and when left running in a confined location those toxic emissions build up and become a health risk.  Transition Marlborough have been campaigning for the past two...

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Administrator (Maternity Cover) - Omicron Research (Hungerford)

18-09-2018

  Administrator   (Maternity Cover)     We are a small company in Hungerford looking for a part time Office Administrator to support the team in the office. Preferred hours are approximately 30 per week, Tuesday to Friday, dependent on candidate availability. This is a fixed term maternity cover post of one year.The purpose of the...

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Marlborough Rugby: Three out of three for impressive Marlborough away at Wimborne

18-09-2018 Mike Banfield

Wimborne 21 - 51 Marlborough   Marlborough continued their good start to the season with an impressive performance away to Wimborne.  The visitors showed no effects from the long travel to the South coast and started the game well.  They were soon on the attack and winning some good ruck ball, a...

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Marlborough Rising: tickets now available, website live and new office open...

Marlborough Rising's new office at 42 High Street - the former Smiths Gore site next door to Rick SteinMarlborough Rising's new office at 42 High Street - the former Smiths Gore site next door to Rick SteinMarlborough Rising line-up and schedule has now been confirmed with tickets on sale for all performances in each of the four venues across the three days of Friday 7 to Sunday 9 September.  Their office is now open at 42 High St, formerly the Smiths Gore premises next door to Rick Stein, who have kindly donated the space.  The marlboroughrising.com website is fully operational with comprehensive details of who's where and when, artists, volunteering and online ticket sales.

 

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Town Council marks retirement of two school leaders

Nick Fogg, on behalf of the Town Council presents outgoing College Master Jonathan Leigh and his wife, Emma, with a signed limited edition print of the Town Hall (l-r: Edwina Fogg, Dr Janneke Blokland (Assistant Chaplain), Mervyn Hall, Nick Fogg, Emma Leigh, Jonathan Leigh and Cllr Brian Castle)Nick Fogg, on behalf of the Town Council presents outgoing College Master Jonathan Leigh and his wife, Emma, with a signed limited edition print of the Town Hall (l-r: Edwina Fogg, Dr Janneke Blokland (Assistant Chaplain), Mervyn Hall, Nick Fogg, Emma Leigh, Jonathan Leigh and Cllr Brian Castle)It is a strange coincidence to see two leaders of Marlborough's two secondary schools retiring in the same month.  The Town Council is marking the departures with gifts to Dr Patrick Hazlewood (formerly headteacher at St Johns and latterly head of the Excalibur Academies Trust) and the College's Master, Jonathan Leigh.

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Poaching: arrests in Wiltshire triple since launch of police's Operation Artemis  

Wiltshire has a healthy brown hare population but this attracts poachers for illegal hare coursing (Photo: Peter Thompson)Wiltshire has a healthy brown hare population but this attracts poachers for illegal hare coursing (Photo: Peter Thompson) Operation Artemis, which was launched last September by Wiltshire Police’s Rural Crime Team, has seen a dramatic increase in arrests for poaching, mainly due to better reporting to the police - including by rural groups such as the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation.

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Mayor Lisa leads from the from the front at the annual Mayor's XI v Marlborough Cricket Club match at Savernake

Mayor Lisa Farrell shows that civic robes are no impediment when facing bowlers at the wicketMayor Lisa Farrell shows that civic robes are no impediment when facing bowlers at the wicketThere is no such thing as 'RBW', or 'Robes Before Wicket' so Mayor Lisa Farrell was probably quite safe from getting bowled out in the warm-up to Wednesday's annual Mayor's XI v. Marlborough Cricket Club match at the beautiful setting of the Cricket Club's Savernake ground.

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