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Marlborough recycling centre to close for six working days

21-09-2017

  Following the change in contractors for most of Wiltshire Council's household recycling centres, a refurbishment and improvement programme is beginning with centres closing for short periods while the work takes place.

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Pharmacy Technician or Dispenser - Ramsbury & Wanborough Surgery

21-09-2017

GP Surgery seeks:   Pharmacy Technician or Dispenser Approximately 20 hours per week   Excellent communication, organisational and accuracy skills are required.  Ideally, we are looking for a person qualified to NVQ Level 2 or equivalent as a minimum.  Successful applicant will be expected to be friendly, approachable and maintain a high level of confidentiality...

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Match report: Marlborough Town Ladies FC v Trowbridge Town Ladies

21-09-2017 Emma Brown

Sunday 17 September Marlborough Town Ladies FC  2;   Trowbridge Town Ladies 3   Marlborough’s third game of the season saw them pitched against Trowbridge Town Ladies.Trowbridge are a team full of speed, skill and slick passing that have proved to be testing foes on a number of occasions last season in both the league...

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George Lane: Roadworks on the way?

20-09-2017

  Sirs,   Is the repainting of the double yellow lines in George Lane an indication that the road is about to be resurfaced or that it is going to be left in the disgusting state it is in with a lot of the top surface on the pavement ?   Yours, Mrs K N Pinchen...

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Following in the footsteps of a 1920s expedition to the Arctic

20-09-2017

In a talk in aid of the Kempson Rosedale Enterprise Trust, James Lam will be telling the story of his recent expedition Spitzbergen Retraced at the Theatre on the Hill, Marlborough on Friday, September 22 at 7.30.  

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Second meeting for residents hit by traffic & parking problems

20-09-2017

  The Marlborough Area Board is hosting a second meeting for residents of the Kingsbury/Silverless/Herd Streets area to hear how Wiltshire Council is responding to concerns residents raised at the previous meeting - which was very well attended.

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Intense training pays off for Bedwyn GP Anne Woods in gruelling adventure race

20-09-2017

  Super fit Bedwyn GP Dr Anne Woods from The Old School Surgery in Great Bedwyn and her partner, Royal Artillery Lieutenant Colonel Alex Freeborn came runners-up in the gruelling and tough ‘Questars’ Adventure race across the Brecon Beacons.This Questars Adventure Race in Wales was organised for the Royal Artillery as...

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Loaded with cupcakes, the Healthwatch NHS roadshow is in Marlborough on Wednesday, 20 September

19-09-2017

  Staff and volunteers from the county’s independent health and care champion, Healthwatch Wiltshire, are in the road with their 1969 classic campervan to find out what people think about their local health and care services.  

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Final permission granted to Redrow for housing on the Salisbury Road development

19-09-2017

  Meeting last week, Wiltshire Council's Strategic Planning Committee have given the final go ahead for Redrow's housing element of the Salisbury Road development.  

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GWH congratulated by Jeremy Hunt for a near-perfect score

19-09-2017

  Amidst all the talk of health service cuts, targets, waiting times and delayed transfers of care there comes a pat on the back for GWH from the very centre of the NHS.

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White Horse Bookshop - a prize for the 100,000 customer

The White Horse Bookshop on the day of its grand reopening in April 2014, with manager Angus MacLennan being interviewed for local radio on the pavement outsideThe White Horse Bookshop on the day of its grand reopening in April 2014, with manager Angus MacLennan being interviewed for local radio on the pavement outside
In the three years and a bit since the rejuvenated White Horse Bookshop reopened there have been very nearly 100,000 purchases of books, art equipment or tickets that the White Horse offers to its customers.

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Keep your distance from cyclists! Police crack down on dangerous motorists

 

It’s peak cycling season and the Police are looking to cut down the number of accidents caused by motorists not giving cyclists enough space.

The Marlborough area is a magnet for cyclists and at this time of year there are hundreds pedalling furiously (and even more at a leisurely pace) up and down every class of road from main arterial routes (such as the A4) to small and narrow country lanes.

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

 

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), died in a light aircraft accident just outside Marlborough.

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Prehistoric Marlborough: primary school pupils will be playing where once Neolithic men and women lived

In November 2016, Cotswold Archaeology undertook an archaeological excavation in Marlborough on behalf of Kier Construction. The work was completed in advance of new school buildings for Marlborough St. Mary’s Primary School. This year, work on analysing the results took place and a publication of those results is in preparation.

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Two MYFC Players of The Year - one voted by Parents / public and another by the Coaches

Tom Amer (left and Samuel Perez Kolenkiewicz, MYFC Players of The YearTom Amer (left and Samuel Perez Kolenkiewicz, MYFC Players of The Year

Following a successful season the Player of The Year awards were announced on 13th July 2017.  Whereas in previous years there had only been one Player of The Year award, this year there were two - one for The Player of The Year as voted for by parents and public , and the other as voted by coaching staff of MYFC.

 

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

 

 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 the thirty-five strong team of coaches who work with the nearly four hundred club members from Under 7s to First XV.

 

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Drive electric! - all you need are some solar panels and a three-pin plug

 

Are electric cars really the cars of the future? According to a report published this week by Bloomberg New Energy Finance “Electric vehicles are on track to accelerate to 54 per cent of new car sales by 2040.”  And today (July 24) the government are publicising plans to make us all generators of electricity.

Commander Charles Heron-Watson, secretary and chief executive of the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation based in Hungerford and who lives in Ramsbury, is a strong supporter of the electric car.

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Countdown to LitFest '17 - tickets now on sale

Last night (13 July) at the White Horse Bookshop in Marlborough the countdown to Litfest '17 commenced.

Chair of the LitFest Committee addressed the audience of volunteers to announce the launch of the programme which features an ever stronger line-up of speakers, headed by Will Self, Frank Gardner, David Mitchell to name but three.

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