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High Street eating: The Wellington Arms has reopened - for pie and a pint and much more

Written by Sue Round on .

High Street eating:  The Wellington Arms has reopened - for pie and a pint and much more

The Wellington Arms, Marlborough’s historic pub, built on the site where the great fire of Marlborough started on April 28, 1653 and named after the Duke of Wellington who stayed the night there in 1836, has reopened after a complete refurbishment.

With an extended dining area which spills out into

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Local democracy takes another hit: no contest for Marlborough Town Council seats - but election goes ahead for the area's four Wiltshire Council seats

Written by Tony Millett on .

Local democracy takes another hit: no contest for Marlborough Town Council seats - but election goes ahead for the area's four Wiltshire Council seats

There will be no election for councillors to sit on the Marlborough Town Council that starts work in May.  Each of the town's two wards has eight seats.  The East Ward has the full eight people nominated - the West Ward has one vacant place.

Five Councillors who will

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Town Councillors dismiss plans for Manton Drove Barn & The Parade - in no uncertain terms

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Town Councillors dismiss plans for Manton Drove Barn & The Parade - in no uncertain terms

Marlborough Town Council's planning committee (April 4) first considered the planning application by Skip-Rite Limited to turn a disused grain store - known as Manton Weir Barn - into a recycling depot or waster transfer station.

Since Marlborough.News reported on the opposition to this application, more people have added their

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Salisbury Road development: Redrow Homes seek planning permission changes as hotel is split off

Written by Tony Millett on .

Salisbury Road development:  Redrow Homes seek planning permission changes as hotel is split off

Redrow Homes, the development company which has bought the Crown Estate land west of the Salisbury Road, has decided to pass the development of the hotel to "a different developer and operator".

Outline planning permission for up to 175 homes and a hotel was granted by Wiltshire Council to the

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When is a telephone box not a telephone box? Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership opens its first Tourist Information Kiosk

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When is a telephone box not a telephone box?  Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership opens its first Tourist Information Kiosk

The classic red telephone box that stands at Swan Corner by the junction of Everleigh Road and Swan Road, close to Pewsey's Salisbury Road, is now a Tourist Information Kiosk.

The kiosk was officially opened by Matthew Barnes, Regional Development Manager at Great Western Railway, on Friday morning (March 31):

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Merger of Pewsey & Marlborough surgeries: Monday is launch day for the new Kennet & Avon Medical Partnership

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Merger of Pewsey & Marlborough surgeries: Monday is launch day for the new Kennet & Avon Medical Partnership

Friday (March 31) is the Marlborough Medical Practice's last day - its merger with the Pewsey surgery takes effect on Saturday, but on Monday receptionists in both surgeries will be answering the phone as 'the Kennet & Avon Medical Partnership' - making appointments for both surgeries.

Marlborough partner Dr Jenny

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