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Residential Care Worker - Esland Group, Devizes

20-07-2017

  Residential Care Worker    About The Esland Group With 35+ years of residential childcare experience between the two legacy organisations, Esland has over 20 residential children’s homes and one school, our portfolio is spread across the Midlands, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Wiltshire, Kent & London regions of England.At Esland, we have a clear mission of...

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Chilvester Financial sign up as long term sponsor for Marlborough Rugby as Elisi Vunipola joins as Head Coach

19-07-2017

   Marlborough Rugby Football Club have just announced two very important signings:   firstly, Elis Vunipola, former Tonga international fly half, and uncle of England internationals Billy and Mako joins as Head Coach, and secondly, Chilvester Financial commit to a long-term five year sponsorship deal which will provide funding to support...

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Wiltshire Museum's new gallery space to attract exhibitions from national museums

19-07-2017

  The Wiltshire Museum in Devizes is creating a new Special Exhibition gallery that will be suitable to take exhibits from national museums.

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Refurbishment of Marlborough Youth Centre wins £10,000 Area Board Grant

19-07-2017

  Marlborough Town Council's decision to turn the deserted building that once housed Wiltshire Council's Development Centre for Young People into a working Community and Youth Centre, got a boost from the Marlborough Area Board with a £10,000 grant towards refurbishment.

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Marlborough Golf Club Junior Captain hands £850 cheque to St Mary’s Under Fives

18-07-2017

Alex Jewell chose St Mary’s Under Fives as his Junior Captain’s charity for his year in office.

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Brimslade air crash - a tribute to one of those who tragically died

17-07-2017

  The wife of one of the men who tragically died in a light aircraft crash near Marlborough has asked Wiltshire Police to release the following tribute. Kirsty Boazman said: “In the early evening of Thursday 13 July my precious and outrageously talented husband, Paul Gunnell (PG to most),...

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Brennan winner at Hills Wiltshire Professionals’ Golf Championship

17-07-2017

Nick Brennan of Tony Valentine Golf Centre was the winner of the 37th Hills Wiltshire Professionals’ Golf Championship held at Marlborough Golf Club on Thursday, July 6. Brennan scored an overall three under par. Despite a forecast of heavy rain and thunderstorms, perfect conditions prevailed throughout the day and 19...

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Marlborough networkers can discover how to prevent paper panic

17-07-2017

Paper panic and how to prevent it is the topic of conversation at the next Marlborough Chamber of Commerce business breakfast. Guest speaker Sammy Ryan will explain how her company, Strictly Organised, helps clients get to grips with piles of paperwork.The event takes place at Marlborough Golf Club from 7.30am on...

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Big crowds at Marden Open Day as time runs out for archaeologists working on the Cat's Brain long barrow

16-07-2017

  Six hundred and seventy-three people went to Marden for the Open Day on Saturday (July 15) to see Reading University's final explorations there - and to see the major discovery of a long barrow at nearby Cat's Brain.

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Marlborough Golf Club Seniors Open attracts record entry

16-07-2017

Marlborough Golf Club has hosted its annual Dick Lovett BMW Seniors Open - with a record 139 golfers taking part.

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MARLBOROUGH PEOPLE TODAY: Roger Grant - travelling far to find a home

Another in the occasional marlborough.news series profiling MARLBOROUGH PEOPLE TODAY - taking our cue from the book published to mark the Millennium:  'Marlborough People'.   Susan Litherland meets the organiser of MantonFest.

 

What makes a music festival successful?  An intriguing line-up, in a good location, with bonuses like tasty food vendors and toilets that don’t freak out the guests.  The real beating heart of a music festival, though, is the people who make it happen.  One of the organisers of our local festie - MantonFest, which this year takes place on July 1 - is Roger Grant.

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Vanessa Lafaye's new novel tells of a woman's struggle against violent racism - Vanessa too has a major struggle to confront

 

Vanessa Lafaye lives in Marlborough with her husband, founded the town's Community Choir - and writes novels.  Her first published novel, Summertime, was a run away success - described as 'a cracking first novel', it was chosen as a Richard and Judy Book Club title: "It sold a lot."

 

Now she has published her second novel - At First Light.  Like Summertime it is based around a true and terrible story and is set in Florida (where she was brought up.)

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49 hours to travel 240 miles: "Quicker by stagecoach and Mail Packet Steamer in 1820"

Nick Fogg, Marlborough's epic Terminal 5 explorer

 

Former Mayor of Marlborough, Nick Fogg, took over 49 hours to travel the 240 miles between Marlborough and Dublin at the weekend – courtesy of British Airways.

 

An attempt to ‘Fly the Flag’ to attend a high-level international meeting somewhat backfired. “I was due to deliver a discussion paper to the meeting of the Council of ex-Heads of State and Government”  said Nick.  “Edwina was invited to come with me and we decided to go a couple of days early to see friends in Dublin.  We took the coach to Heathrow on Saturday and arrived in plenty of time for our 1.20 flight, only to be confronted with a vast queue that snaked out of the terminal and onto the concourse beyond – and that was in Business Class.  I can’t imagine how far it must have stretched in Economy.”

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Work begins on new £8.4m health and wellbeing centre for Pewsey

Architect's drawing of Pewsey hub

 

"Work to create a health and wellbeing centre for the Pewsey area is now underway" - this is part of Wiltshire Council's multi-million pound development programme for campuses or community hubs which concentrate services into one area in a town.

 

This news item from Wiltshire Council comes four days before their use and stewardship of Marlborough's youth centre finally ends (after it is used as a polling station.)  

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Read all about it! Fallout from a nuclear bomb attack on London - in a debut novel

 

Next Thursday (June 8) will be a big day in the nation's history.  It will be a big day too for Bishop Cannings resident Elizabeth Frearson.   She writes under the pseudonym Lizzy Mumfrey and will be launching her debut novel at a special event at the White Horse Bookshop on the evening of Election Day (details below.)

 

The novel, Fallout, explores the lead up to a terrorist nuclear bomb attack in London - and its aftermath. It reveals the impact of such an event on the lives of ordinary people living in a commuter community similar to Marlborough.

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