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Marlborough LitFest branches out with a June day celebrating summer & nature writing

Written by Tony Millett on .

Marlborough LitFest branches out with a June day celebrating summer & nature writing

Fiona Reynolds' message will chime with many people who live in and around Marlborough and enjoy its special countryside.   She will be part of a new venture, quite separate from the main festival weekend, that Marlborough LitFest is arranging to celebrate June's start of summer with a day devoted to

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A varied selection of Easter Weekend events for those who like all kinds of egg hunts - and other entertainments

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A varied selection of Easter Weekend events for those who like all kinds of egg hunts - and other entertainments

An egg hunt without chickens is one of the attractions organised by the National Trust in Avebury- poster at right.   These hunts have been running since April 8 with help-yourself-timings between 11.00am and 4.00pm.  As well as those Cadbury eggs, you can hunt for spring hares or get creative with

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Wiltshire Council rejects planning application for waste recycling plant on Manton Drove

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Wiltshire Council rejects planning application for waste recycling plant on Manton Drove

The planning application by Skip-Rite Limited of Ludgershall to turn a disused grain store on Manton Drove into a waste transfer station and recycling facility has been rejected by Wiltshire Council.  As Marlbrough.News reported, the application had aroused great consternation in Manton village.

The proposal had attracted over

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Pewsey to lose its last bank

Written by Peter Davison on .

Pewsey to lose its last bank

Pewsey is losing its last bank - Lloyds at 40 High Street.

The branch was named in a list of 54 earmarked for closure by the banking giant today. Lloyds banking group will also close 22 Halifax branches and 24 Bank of Scotland branches.

The closures effect five Wiltshire communities:

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Schools’ Mini Passion Plays Pave the Way for Marlborough Community Passion Saturday April 15th

Written by Sue Round on .

Schools’ Mini Passion Plays Pave the Way for Marlborough Community Passion Saturday April 15th

Roman soldiers, middle eastern dress, palm leaves, singing, praying… Marlborough St. Mary’s CEVC Primary School, Preshute Primary School and St Francis School, Pewsey all marked the end of the Spring Term with a performance of a mini Passion Play which retold the Christian Easter story.

Year 5 pupils from St.

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Marlborough LitFest: BBC’s Frank Gardner & a celebration of William Golding's 'Marlborough novel' amongst 2017 line-up

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Marlborough LitFest: BBC’s Frank Gardner & a celebration of William Golding's 'Marlborough novel' amongst 2017 line-up

Marlborough LitFest has announced more names for its 2017 line-up in its eighth year (28 September – 1 October, 2017), including BBC Security correspondent, Frank Gardner, Graeme McCrae Burnet, local crime writer Jon Stock, as well as a talk hosted by the William Golding Estate.

These authors will join this

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NHS staffing: government imposed below inflation pay cap hits morale at GWH

Written by Tony Millett on .

NHS staffing: government imposed below inflation pay cap hits morale at GWH

If anyone thought that with Winter over, the crisis in hospitals would be over too, they will find that Spring has brought a batch of new problems - aimed especially, it seems, at workforce managers.  These are making staff at Great Western Hospitals distinctly 'unhappy.'

The government imposed

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