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Fun Day in memory of inspirational Shane Hartop at Marlborough Town's Elcot Lane ground on 12 May

26-04-2018

    On Saturday 12 May the life of Shane Hartop, an inspiration to all whose lives he touched will be celebrated at Marlborough Town Football Club's ground in Elcot Lane, with a fund-raising Fun Day featuring a football match, charity auction, Northern Soul Ska disco and many other activities, all aimed...

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Bumble Bees attracted to Stonebridge Meadow by a rare feast of Snake's Head Fritillary

25-04-2018 Sue Round

Stonebridge Wild River Reserve has many Snake’s Head Fritillary flowers in bloom.  According to the Wildlife Trusts the flower is vulnerable and on the red data list.  It is thanks to a community planting  project that so many of these delicate flowers can now be seen in the reserve. 

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Marlborough LitFest 2018: major contributors William Boyd, Kate Mosse & Katie Hickman are announced

25-04-2018

  More names have been revealed for this year’s ninth Marlborough LitFest (28-30 September.)  They include acclaimed novelist William Boyd, bestselling author Kate Mosse, historical fiction author Katie Hickman.   

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The Gambia's recovery from dictatorship - and the Commonwealth

25-04-2018 Nick Maurice

  [EDITORS' NOTE:  Last week Dr Nick Maurice was present in London for meetings of the Commonwealth People’s Forum and the launch of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting or CHOGM.  There he learnt more about the problems The Gambia has as it recovers from 22 years of dictatorship.It was the first CHOGM...

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Manager - Sunny Days Children’s Nursery, Lyneham

25-04-2018

  Manager   Sunny Days Children’s Nursery, Lyneham     Do you love working with children?  Would you like a new challenge?  The role of Manager at Sunny Days Children’s Nursery in Lyneham could be just for you.We are looking for a manager who is enthusiastic, forward thinking and ready for a challenge.  The Pre-school is...

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Annual town meeting hears questions about Oxenwood closure & debates introducing 20mph restrictions

24-04-2018

This was probably Marlborough's best attended Annual Meeting of the Town Council (April 23) for years and the brisk review of the Council's year, the public questions and a debate on the introduction of 20mph restrictions should ensure a similar turnout in years to come.  

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Kelham Gardens land: Wiltshire Council will negotiate over its use as a car park - at what price?

24-04-2018

At a meeting of Wiltshire Council's cabinet (Tuesday morning, April 24) re-considered their plan to sell the piece of land they own in Kelham Gardens.   Due to contamination and its shape, the land is almost certainly unsuitable for housing and the cabinet were in favour of negotiating with Marlborough Town...

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The Now Vauxhall dealership in George Lane has closed

23-04-2018

Further to our report today about the state of Marlborough High Street, we have since learned that the Now Vauxhall dealership, service and MOT workshops in George Lane has closed.

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They say footfall has fallen in Marlborough High Street - will it improve now the road works have gone?

23-04-2018

The airwaves, the digital this-es and thats and the newspapers have been full this past week of the current woes of High Street Britain.  Mothercare is shrinking and Debenhams has seen a huge drop in profits.  

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Manton Village Hall receives a major donation from MantonFest

Roger Grant (left) chair of MantonFest and Stuart Whant, Musical Director present the cheque for £3,000 to Nicki Evans, chair of the Manton Village Hall CommitteeRoger Grant (left) chair of MantonFest and Stuart Whant, Musical Director present the cheque for £3,000 to Nicki Evans, chair of the Manton Village Hall CommitteeAt last week's Manton Village Hall AGM MantonFest Chair, Roger Grant and Musical Director, Stuart Whant presented the Nicki Evans, Chair of the Village Hall committee with a cheque for £3,000, raised by last year's MantonFest.

 

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Marlborough College's summer scholarship scheme for young refugees

Ahmad Al-Rashid talking with students on the 2017 courseAhmad Al-Rashid talking with students on the 2017 courseMarlborough College's School of English and Culture runs alongside the annual Summer School (July 8 to August 4), offering both English language tuition and an Open Minds course that welcomes British teenagers.  This year they are offering a number of scholarships for refugee teenagers living in the United Kingdom.

 

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Marlborough woman missing - Police appeal for help

Anna Gilbert, 18-year old missing in MarlboroughAnna Gilbert, 18-year old missing in MarlboroughPolice are appealing for the public's help in finding an 18-year-old woman who has gone missing from Marlborough.  Anna Gilbert was last seen at her address on Maurice Way, Marlborough, in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 22 March) and concerns are growing for her welfare. 

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Litter heroes battle the elements to clean up Marlborough

ARK clean-upARK clean-upThis weekend, as part of the Great British Spring Clean, Town Councillors, volunteers from Marlborough in Bloom, ARK and the local community joined together to tackle the litter in the town.  After a successful clean-up on Friday and Saturday the weather moved in and yesterday’s session in the Priory Gardens and High Street had to be cancelled.

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Where does Claire Perry stand on the steep rise in parking permit charges? She replies to John Ford's request

Last week marlborough.news published a report on the letter that High Street resident John Ford had sent to Claire Perry MP - asking her to spell out her position on Wiltshire Council's proposed £326 increase in the cost of annual parking permits.  They are set to rise in August from £394 a year to £720 a year.  Here is Mrs Perry's response:

 

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'Beast from the East' postpones World Book Day activities

Preshute Primary - Grandpa Cat in the Hat, Wicked Witch of the West, Malfoy, Miss Honey, two Mad Hatters, Toothless, and Gangsta GrannyPreshute Primary - Grandpa Cat in the Hat, Wicked Witch of the West, Malfoy, Miss Honey, two Mad Hatters, Toothless, and Gangsta GrannyLocal schools have been celebrating World Book Day with many different imaginative activities.  However, these activities were all postponed when the ‘Beast from the East’, which sounds like a character in a fairytale, swept in and closed schools on Thursday March 1.

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Finally something good to vote for: Vote White Horse!

Marlborough's White Horse Bookshop - with your support it could be the Independent Bookshop of the Year:  South West of EnglandMarlborough's White Horse Bookshop - with your support it could be the Independent Bookshop of the Year: South West of EnglandA familiar and valued feature of the Marlborough community and High Street it may be, but with our help it might become recognised as a favourite on a far wider scale.  Marlborough's White Horse Bookshop has been shortlisted for the Independent Bookshop of the Year: South West England award and if you think it deserves that accolade go and cast your vote.......

 

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