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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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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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One empty chair as Marlborough's Jazz Gala launches tonight

 Whilst this year's Marlborough Jazz Gala is all set to launch this evening with Beki Brindle, Sticky Wicket and Friends in the Assembly Room at the Town Hall at 6pm, there will be one face missing - David Draper, possibly the most fervent and loyal of all the Jazz Festival supporters having attended every one of the 30 events since it's inception back in 1986.

 

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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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Tomorrow (Thursday) is 'Judgement Day' for Marlborough in Bloom

 

Tomorrow, at 10 o'clock on the steps of the Town Hall everyone will assemble for the judging process to start.

 

Along with the Mayor, Councillor Mervyn Hall, members of the Town Council and Marlborough in Bloom committee, the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) judges will be announced by a 'Shout' to the Marlborough public by Town Cryer Mike Tupman.  Then the trip around all the exhibits within the town will start.

 

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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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Marlborough in Bloom - judges impressed by the strong sense of community

 

The weather smiled on Marlborough yesterday (13 July) as the South West in Bloom judges toured all the beautiful displays created by the town to fulfil Marlborough's attempt to hoist a Gold Standard award in this year's SWiB competition.

Success breeds success and a greater challenge, and following previous year's excellent awards Marlborough is now being judged against some the South West's regular winners, such as Exeter, Truro and Portishead.

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Ancestors of Stonehenge people could be buried inside ‘House of the Dead’ discovered in the Vale of Pewsey

 

A ‘House of the Dead’ has been discovered near Pewsey by University of Reading archaeologists and students.  It dates back 5,000 years and could contain the ancestors of those who lived around Stonehenge and Avebury.

As part of the University’s final Archaeology Field School in the Pewsey Vale, students and staff, with the support of volunteers from the area, have investigated the site of a Neolithic long barrow burial mound in a place known as Cat’s Brain - the first long barrow to be fully investigated in Wiltshire in half a century.

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Recreating Jane Austen’s World - Aldbourne couple feature in BBC Documentary

 2017 marks the two hundredth anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. However, her world is very much alive today.  

 

Aldbourne couple Ros and Chris Oswald love all things Jane Austen and are featured in a BBC documentary – “My Friend Jane” - which will be shown on BBC One South on Monday July 17 at 7pm.

This is the eve of the anniversary Jane Austen’s death (July 18th 1871).

 

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Toyah wows MantonFest's biggest ever crowd

 

Roger Grant, the organiser of Saturday's (July 1) MantonFest 2017, is emphatic: "How did it go?", we asked.   "MantonFest 2017 was the most successful yet.”

"We had twice as many people as last year, the weather was good and the atmosphere was electric.  It was a complete family occasion with adults and children playing and enjoying themselves, listening to music and relaxing in the fine summer weather in amazing surroundings."

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