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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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Barbury Castle Estate sheep win more prizes at the Royal Berkshire Show

Simon Wells...and some of the Barbury Castle Estate sheepSimon Wells...and some of the Barbury Castle Estate sheepLast weekend, Barbury Castle Estate supervisor Simon Wells and some of his Charollais-Beltex-cross sheep, joined about 60,000 people and about 1,500 other sheep at the Royal Berkshire County Show organised by the Newbury and District Agricultural Society.

Unlike many of those people and those sheep, Simon Wells and his sheep came away from the Newbury showground with two silver trophies and three very large rosettes.

 

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Badger cull: will new government licences to kill badgers in Wiltshire include the Marlborough area?

 

Summer 2017: a young badger emerges from a sett near MarlboroughSummer 2017: a young badger emerges from a sett near MarlboroughOfficial government licences to allow the killing of badgers - a species protected under British law - have been announced for eleven new areas in England.  There are three licences for Wiltshire.

The government claim that the culling will reduce the spread of TB in cattle which has led to many farmers' herds being destroyed.

 

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Future of St Peter's: Marlborough community involvement key in any decision regarding development

The old Grade II listed St Peter's School building in Marlborough's conservation areaThe old Grade II listed St Peter's School building in Marlborough's conservation area

“It’s most important that the community is involved in what happens to an important community building.”  stated Council Leader Baroness Jane Scott of Bybrook as she made a clear and decisive intervention regarding the future of the old St Peter’s site.

 

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Ben Cipolla: Busking the High Street to the Royal Albert Hall

Ben Cipolla at last year's Marlborough International Jazz FestivalBen Cipolla at last year's Marlborough International Jazz Festival

Jazz megastar, Clare Teal, is a great discoverer of new talent.

After all, she discovered Jamie Cullum. Just five years ago, she was walking down Marlborough High Street on the way to her gig in the big marquee at the International Jazz Festival when she saw a young lad busking a Michael Jackson song.

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Honeystreet Cafe - shock closure announcement

The Honeystreet Cafe - soon to be no moreThe Honeystreet Cafe - soon to be no more

An out-of-the-blue announcement that the highly regarded Honeystreet Cafe was to close at the end of their season has taken their many regular customers completely by surprise.

“We’re very sad about it but don’t have any choice” proprietor Sophie Harper told marlborough.news.  “We only found out last Friday that we couldn’t continue beyond this season.

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Claire Perry Launches 'Best Local Pubs Awards 2017'

A good local pint from Pewsey's own There Castles BreweryA good local pint from Pewsey's own There Castles Brewery 

The Marlborough area has many fine pubs, some renowned for food, others as excellent places to take the family, or some that are just great places to go and enjoy a good pint, glass of wine, G&T or whatever hits the spot.  Or somewhere to go just for good company.

 

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