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Devizes Conservatives demand the end for Mrs May

18 May 2019

  The Devizes Conservative Association voted at an Extraordinary General Meeting in Pewsey last night (Friday 17 May) to demand that the Prime Minister, Theresa May stand down.Marlborough.news has been informed that the meeting, under the chairmanship of Burbage Wiltshire Councillor Stewart Wheeler was called expressly to debate the future of...

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No Vets4pets as much loved Marlborough veterinary surgery closes its doors

17 May 2019 Sue Round

Vets4Pets, situated on Marlborough business park, has announced that it will close on May 30.  On Friday afternoon (17 May) distressed dog owners with their pets mounted a protest outside the premises.

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Wiltshire Councillor Jerry Wickham resigns from cabinet

16 May 2019

Councillor Jerry Wickham has decided to resign as a member of the Wiltshire Council cabinet.  He announced on Twitter that this was "...due to worsening of my Advanced Prostate Cancer...Enjoyed great times with the team of hardworking genuine people."

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The Green Party campaigns in Marlborough

16 May 2019

The campaign for the elections to the European Parliament came to Marlborough on Wednesday (May 15). 

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The Parade Cinema - progress report

16 May 2019

Work on converting the former Chapel into The Parade Cinema is now scheduled to start at the beginning of August.

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Marlborough's new Team Rector

16 May 2019 Sue Round

The Reverend Chris Smith has been appointed Team Rector for Marlborough St.Mary’s, Preshute and Minal - following Reverend Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy who left last September.

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Marlborough LitFest’s life affirming Big Town Read - author Raynor Winn on the couple’s coastal journey

16 May 2019 Sue Round

This year, Marlborough LitFest’s Big Town Read is The Salt Path by Raynor Winn - a book that's in line for several prizes. 

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Burbage & Easton Royal Cricket Club welcome their overseas player - Johnny Riekert

15 May 2019

It was a very chilly start indeed for Burbage & Easton Royal Cricket Club's 2019 overseas player - South African semi-professional Johnny Riekert, a right-handed top-order batsman who bowls right arm medium pace. 

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New Mayor promises an exciting year ahead for the town

14 May 2019 Sue Round

Mervyn Hall is Marlborough’s 709th town mayor.  He was sworn in at the Mayor Making Ceremony on Monday May 13 in front of an audience of councillors, former mayors, community representatives, family, friends, Deputy Lieutenant Dr David Hemery, The High Sherriff of Wiltshire David Scott and Mrs Letitia Scott, the...

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The Changing Climate of Climate Change

14 May 2019 Professor Dave Waltham

  It’s been a dramatic few weeks.  Climate Emergencies were declared by the Scottish, Welsh and UK parliaments last week (and the Irish Parliament this week) whilst, last Thursday, the government’s own Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published a report recommending the UK have a target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by...

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Cutting Wiltshire Emissions

 

Should more Solar Energy be part of Wiltshire’s plan?      Photo: Karsten Würth.Should more Solar Energy be part of Wiltshire’s plan? Photo: Karsten Würth.It’s all very well demanding that Wiltshire Council declares a Climate Emergency but what can it actually do?  The reaction of several councillors was a request that we set out concrete, practical steps.  That seems reasonable to me and here are some ideas.

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A Stone Circle for the 21st Century

 

Are on-shore wind farms the answer?  Photo: Karsten WürthAre on-shore wind farms the answer? Photo: Karsten WürthWiltshire produces more solar-electricity than any other county in the UK, but we’re joint 190th for wind energy.  In fact, we produce about 6,000 times more energy from the Sun than we do from the wind.  That’s quite a contrast and we could do better. 

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Marlborough artist Duncan Shoosmith reaches semi-final of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year

The finished portrait of actress Jodie ComerThe finished portrait of actress Jodie ComerDuncan Shoosmith, who lives near Marlborough, has reached the semi-final of the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year.  The semi-final will be screened on Sky Arts, tomorrow evening, Tuesday, April 9 at 8pm.  All nine winners from the heats will be painting British Jazz legend Courtney Pine MBE. 

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Nigel and Joy celebrate 50 golden years with a Sumbler’s roast promise

Joy and Nigel Kerton accepting the lamb roast from Steve Frost of Sumblers  - R to L:  Shaun Byrne, John Sumbler,  Phil Jefferys,  Sam Mundy,  Steve FerneleyJoy and Nigel Kerton accepting the lamb roast from Steve Frost of Sumblers - R to L: Shaun Byrne, John Sumbler, Phil Jefferys, Sam Mundy, Steve FerneleyOne of the first meals Nigel Kerton, Marlborough’s ex Gazette and Herald reporter, and his new wife, Joy, enjoyed in March 1969 was a lamb roast from Sumbler’s Butchers on London Road. The joint cost 1s 6d, one shilling and sixpence, seven and a half pence in today’s money!

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NHS changes: is Wiltshire's Clinical Commissioning Group being retired? Surely not - it's only six years old

The latest changes to the organisation of the region's NHS mean that Wiltshire will become part of a much larger decision-making structure.  This has left members of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) needing to reassure MPs in the county that the 'Wiltshire voice' will still be heard on health care decisions.

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How Wiltshire Council is facing life after 1 April 2019

Announcement discovered by marlborough.news of the new range of jobs being createdAnnouncement discovered by marlborough.news of the new range of jobs being createdWiltshire Council are apparently advertising a number of enticing new jobs.  Their workforce enlargement is said to be due to expectations that Brexit will bring the millions and billions streaming back to local authorities. 

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