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BREXIT: there are issues specific to people in our area that will have to be addressed - and that process…

19-11-2017

  Marlborough.news has steered clear of the Brexit debate - a largely national and for now, some would say, even a Westminster and Whitehall matter.   We are not going to make a habit of reporting on Brexit pros and process or cons and constraints.But we will keep a watch out for...

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Great Bedwyn: another community in need of affordable homes - but what about its social housing?

19-11-2017

  The only additional homes to be built in Great Bedwyn ought to be "small 'affordable' ones".

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Marlborough St Mary's Primary School and the new crossing point over George Lane: "An accident waiting to happen"

18-11-2017

  The opening of Marlborough St Mary's Primary school has - as was expected -  brought changed patterns of movement as parents and children walk to school.

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Bikes stolen from a shed in Wootton Rivers - Police appeal for information

16-11-2017

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Wootton Rivers, near Marlborough which took plae between 12 and 13 September.  Several items were stolen including:  X1 Fondriest bike X1 Colnago road bike Raleigh pedal bike Two sets of bike wheels Garmin 810 In addition several items of bike equipment including a tyre pump and bike lock were...

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Marlborough Hockey Club achieve Clubmark accreditation

16-11-2017 Sarah Kendall

With England Hockey Clubfirst accreditation held since 2006, Marlborough Hockey Club are now one of the first clubs in the west of England to have been awarded England Hockey’s Clubmark accreditation.

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Hockey: Marlborough Ladies First team have an important win - but tables are turned for the Seconds as goals…

16-11-2017 Vicky Moxham

  City of Bath Ladies Firsts       0  Marlborough Ladies Firsts       4       Following two draws in the last two games, Marlborough travelled to bottom of the league City of Bath looking for three points.   A minute of silence for the fallen was observed and then it was time for Marlborough to get...

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Handyperson - Marlborough College

16-11-2017

  Handyperson     A vacancy has arisen for a Handyperson to work within Turner House (a boys’ boarding house).   You should enjoy and have a good knowledge of DIY and be able to undertake a range of general maintenance tasks including repairs and painting. Some heavy-duty cleaning tasks may also be required.  Relevant...

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Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support - Marlborough College

16-11-2017

  Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support     We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team in General Services.  Reporting to the Domestic Services Manager, you will provide roaming assistance (as required for all areas) including: cleaning services around the College campus as well as driving for deliveries and...

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Gardener (Full Time) - Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre

16-11-2017

  Gardener (Full Time)   Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre     Sheepdrove is a 2,500 acre working organic farm based in Lambourn.  It is home to our award winning Eco Conference Centre, guest accommodation and woodland burial site and Education Centre. The farm produces pasture-fed organic meat for the family Butcher’s shop in London and...

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Children and Families’ Worker - St Mary’s Church, Marlborough

16-11-2017

  Children and Families’ Worker   St Mary’s Church, Marlborough      We are looking for someone who will help develop the work being done amongst children, families and young people in our parish, and who will contribute to our main aim “to make Jesus known” amongst the people of Marlborough.  Some experience in working...

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Younger - and younger - readers took centre stage at Marlborough LitFest 2017

Bravo! Harry Murrell from Woodborough School points to his winning entry in the Wild Things competition (Photo copyright Ben Phillips) Bravo! Harry Murrell from Woodborough School points to his winning entry in the Wild Things competition (Photo copyright Ben Phillips) Marlborough LitFest takes special care to involve the children of the town and surrounding villages.  They believe in a variation of a famous claim: give me a child that likes reading, and I will give you the adult who's still reading when they are old and grey.

Marlborough LitFest 2017 was no exception with a great variety of events and happenings for younger readers - of all ages.

 

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Town Council wins Lottery grant towards Marlborough Community & Youth Centre refurbishment

The Town Mayor (with his granddaughter) and Town Councillors celebrate the Big Lottery grantThe Town Mayor (with his granddaughter) and Town Councillors celebrate the Big Lottery grantMarlborough Town Council is delighted to have won a £9,011 grant from the Big Lottery under its Awards for All Scheme.  The money will go towards works at the Marlborough Community & Youth Centre which it took on under a seven year lease from Wiltshire Council in June.

 

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Was September in Marlborough a wet month? Yes, it was - very wet - and here's the proof

 

The beech trees of Savernake Forest (photo: Eric Gilbert) The beech trees of Savernake Forest (photo: Eric Gilbert) If you got the impression that September was a wet month, you were correct. The statistics prove it was a very wet month with total rainfall amounting to 75.0mm, which was 13.5mm above the 33-year average and the wettest September since 2008. The maximum fall was 8.7mm on September 24.

 

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Juliet Wood: ‘Music Beaches Family’ at The White Horse Bookshop’s gallery - Seeing the familiar...yet not

Juliet Wood: 'Sea Gazers, Cromer' - from her White Horse Bookshop exhibitionJuliet Wood: 'Sea Gazers, Cromer' - from her White Horse Bookshop exhibitionSince the Impressionists left their studios to draw and paint outside, many artists have been preoccupied with the attempt to depict what’s in front of us – what we deem as ‘familiar’ – in a fresh way. To show us someone leaning over a bridge, or families playing on the beach, or a pedestrian looking at their iPhone - as if for the first time. This is an increasingly challenging task.

 

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REVIEW: music critic Fiona Maddocks brings a classical Desert Island Discs to LitFest

Genevieve Clarke (left) with Fiona Maddocks at the LitFest event in the White Horse Bookshop (Photo copyright Ben Phillips) Genevieve Clarke (left) with Fiona Maddocks at the LitFest event in the White Horse Bookshop (Photo copyright Ben Phillips) The lovely new gallery space at the back of the White Horse Bookshop was full for Fiona Maddocks’ event at Marlborough LitFest on Saturday afternoon (September 30).  It took the format of Desert Island Discs, with Genevieve Clarke, who is a member of the LitFest committee and the programme manager of the Reading Ahead scheme at the Reading Agency, as a suitably sympathetic interviewer.


 

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REVIEW: Flagging up rising nationalism - capacity LitFest audience hears about flags' enduring power & their politics

 

LitFest:  Tim Marshall - and flag (Photo copyright Ben Phillips - with thanks)LitFest: Tim Marshall - and flag (Photo copyright Ben Phillips - with thanks)If you've ever wondered why there are twelve stars on the European Union flag (it's actually the Council of Europe's flag) or mused over why there is a chakra wheel centred in the Indian flag or even why there is an AK 47 rifle on the Mozambican flag, then Tim Marshall's latest book Worth Dying For: the Power and Politics of Flags will provide you with all the answers and lots more too.

 

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REVIEW: LitFest's Golding Speaker Will Self enthrals, delights & astonishes - but leaves some a bit baffled or even unsettled

Will Self addresses a packed Town Hall  (photo copyright Ben Phillips - with thanks)Will Self addresses a packed Town Hall (photo copyright Ben Phillips - with thanks)It was certainly not without some trepidation that I undertook the task of reviewing the talk given by novelist and public intellectual Will Self, on Friday evening (September 29) - this year's Golding Speaker at the start of Marlborough LitFest 2017.


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