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Review: from Mozart to Bernstein - Ryan Drucker's piano recital at St Peter's Church

21-03-2019 Christopher Rogers

Pianist Ryan Drucker performed the latest recital in the Saint Peter’s Brilliant Young Musicians series (Sunday, March 17). Ryan graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a first class degree and was awarded the Alfred Clay Scholarship with the highest mark in an undergraduate recital. He is currently...

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2…4…6…8… save our planet, it’s not too late St John’s students join youth climate strike and march

21-03-2019 Sue Round

Last Friday, March 15, six St John’s Year 12 students missed school to join the second #Youthstrike4Climate in London.  More than fifteen thousand students gathered in Parliament Square and marched via Downing Street to Buckingham Palace. 

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‘Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye’… baby trout released into the Kennet

21-03-2019 Sue Round

This week it was the turn of Baydon St Nicholas Primary School to release the baby trout they had cared for since January into the River Kennet.  The children and teachers donned waders to join Anna Forbes and Sean Dempster from Action for the River Kennet in the river at...

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Bank building to get a shop window

19-03-2019

Here is another example of the changing face of Marlborough High Street:  NatWest who own No. 14 on the High Street's south side, have applied to change the frontage of the building so it is easier to sell as a retail shop.

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The Hundred Tonne Diet

19-03-2019 Professor Dave Waltham

  Don’t take my word - or anyone else’s - for anything. Y ou don’t need to.  The data is so clear that you can see - see for yourself - the reality of human-induced climate change.The graph shown below has two curves.  The first, in blue, shows the cumulative amount of carbon dioxide...

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If you dream it…you can do it at the Primary Schools’ Dance Festival

19-03-2019 Sue Round

Over two hundred children from ten local primary schools participated in the Marlborough Dance Festival, held at St John’s on Saturday March 16.  They were joined by students from  St.John’s Year 10 BTEC Dance group.

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One-way traffic round The Green gets the elbow - but there is still a problem of parking & access

19-03-2019

Following the decision in January to back double yellow lines around The Green, Marlborough Town Council's Planning Committee (March 18) were faced with a further proposal - to make the route round The Green into a one-way road.

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Area crime update - 11 - 18 March

19-03-2019

  Below are details of the latest crimes committed in Marlborough and surrounding villages.  If anyone has any information as to these offences please contact the Police on 101,  or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111   Area:   MarlboroughType:    Burglary Residential (Dwelling)Time/Date:  11/03/2019  21:11:00Details:     Marlborough, Isbury Road  -  Unknown suspect(s) have...

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Local schools raise money for Comic Relief

18-03-2019 Sue Round

Preshute Primary School and Marlborough St Mary’s have raised several hundred pounds for Comic Relief and had lots of fun in the process.

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Triple sporting success for Ramsbury Primary School

18-03-2019 Sue Round

During the last few weeks Year 5 and Year 6 pupils at Rambsury Primary School have won the Primary Schools Cluster Competitions for hockey, netball and swimming.

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Marlborough’s Jubilee Centre to have a new manager

L to r: Carole Walker (with Sharka the dog), Irene Pielke (assistant manager), Anne Hancock outside the Jubilee CentreL to r: Carole Walker (with Sharka the dog), Irene Pielke (assistant manager), Anne Hancock outside the Jubilee Centre“Everyone responds positively to kindness, love and attention,” says Jubilee Centre manager Carole Walker as she finishes her last week there as manager.  Carole, who has been the manager of the centre since 2004, is leaving on January 14.  She will be replaced by Anne Hancock, a retired teacher.

 

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Christmas is 'Ear' and the Swindon & District Samaritans are giving the gift of listening

Emma - ready to listenEmma - ready to listenNew figures reveal one in three calls to Samaritans on Christmas Day are from people who feel lonely and isolated.  The festive period can be a challenging time for some and that’s why Samaritans volunteers from Swindon & District branch are helping to keep the service running for those in need throughout the Christmas break, even on Christmas Day.

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December's weather in Marlborough was warmer than expected - throughout 2018 it was warmer & windier with several angry storms

A winter scene near Marlborough at the turn of the century - will we have a repeat in January 2019? (Photo: Eric Gilbert) A winter scene near Marlborough at the turn of the century - will we have a repeat in January 2019? (Photo: Eric Gilbert) December 2018 did not turn to be a typical winter month in Marlborough as the mean temperature was 2.1C above average - the third warmest since records began here in 1984. The record was set in 2015, which was a remarkable 5.5C above average.

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Support from Swindon's Islamic community completes incubator appeal for the GWH Special Care Baby Unit

L to r with one of the new incubators - Dr Sarah Bates, Trevor Goodall & Catherine NewmanL to r with one of the new incubators - Dr Sarah Bates, Trevor Goodall & Catherine NewmanBrighter Futures, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s charity, has successfully closed its £175,000 Incubator Appeal thanks to the continued generosity of the local community and a final pledge from the Swindon Islamic community.

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Outdoor education: Oxenwood’s future secure with Community First

The Oxenwood Centre The Oxenwood Centre Community First is delighted that it has been given the opportunity to pursue the acquisition of the Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre - which is near Marlborough - from Wiltshire Council. It aims to continue to develop and to deliver a wide range of inspiring courses for young people in Wiltshire and further afield.

 

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Christmas spirit alive and well at Marlborough’s Christmas Day lunch

Mayor Lisa Farrell with George Johnston (92)Mayor Lisa Farrell with George Johnston (92)Forty two people sat down to Marlborough’s Christmas Day lunch in the Town Hall and a further thirteen who were unable to attend had meals delivered to them in their homes.  The Town Hall was filled to the brim with decorations, presents and an army of volunteers all dressed in festive garb to ensure plenty of Christmas spirit was spread around. 

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'Tommy's Ride' off-road cycling event raises over £2,700 for the Marlborough British Legion Poppy Appeal

Martin Harrison (centre) presents Marlborough British Legion chair, Alek Sagar with a cheque for £2,172 raised by 'Tommy's Ride'. Also present are (l-r) Stewart Dobson, Phil Harrison (Cycle Events), British Legion Standard Bearer Dean Hartop, Jim Henley, David Brown (Vice Chairman of Marlborough British Legion) and Marian Hannaford-DobsonMartin Harrison (centre) presents Marlborough British Legion chair, Alek Sagar with a cheque for £2,172 raised by 'Tommy's Ride'. Also present are (l-r) Stewart Dobson, Phil Harrison (Cycle Events), British Legion Standard Bearer Dean Hartop, Jim Henley, David Brown (Vice Chairman of Marlborough British Legion) and Marian Hannaford-DobsonMarlborough's British Legion received a cheque on Monday afternoon (17 December) for over £2,700 from the organisers of 'Tommy's Ride', a fund raising off-road cycle event aimed at raising money for the British Legion, which took place on the Saturday of Armistice weekend (10 November).

 

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