The end of January brings the bills from spending on festive fun, food and gifts. This is the serious outcome, the downside of Christmas - and Citizens Advice Wiltshire is preparing for what's expected to be their busiest day of the year as people seek help with their debts: January 31.
Vale of Pewsey archaeology: six thousand year old decoration on chalk blocks from the Cat's Brain dig
These two blocks of chalk (photo above) were found buried in a very, very old posthole near Marden, in the Vale of Pewsey. But wait - these are really amazing blocks of chalk. They are decorated. They give us a privileged - if somewhat tantalising - glimpse into the lives of our ancestors of long ago - six thousand years ago.
Eileen was born in Bedford and educated at Bedford High School for Girls. Leaving with a modest five O-levels, she became a pool typist - which she quickly regretted.
One Sunday at the end of November (you are not allowed to know which Sunday) an intergalactic peril once again threatened the sleepy village of Aldbourne.
Pluses and minuses: what did 2017 do for Marlborough - from shops to housing and, of course, the school?
2017 has seen some pretty positive developments for Marlborough. Foremost was the long awaited primary school opened in a fine new building - Marlborough St Mary's Primary combining St Mary's Infants and St Peter's Junior schools.
Marlborough.news asked a random list of people among the many who have helped us in the past year, for their choice of 2017 book, film, television or radio programme. We asked for a hundred words from each of them - it's an intriguing and varied list:
Musician, composer, film-maker, concerned Marlborough resident & much, much more: Alan Grindley has died - aged 72
Alan Grindley, who has died aged 72, was much more than the local Marlborough personality he became. He was a musician, composer, oenophile, bon viveur, film-maker and a lot more.
The Oil Gallery is on Hungerford's Bridge Street - and from Friday, December 8 to Sunday, December 24, it will be open house for visitors to see a mixed exhibition of works by some of the artists Justin Cook has discovered and championed during the year.
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- Diana Devonshire: Teacher and Artist, 'Mrs Devonshire' to many former St Mary's pupils
- REVIEW: Small earthquake in Wiltshire - two beheaded
- BREXIT: there are issues specific to people in our area that will have to be addressed - and that process does need watching
- Review: Victoria Jinivizian's 'Interior Lives' - rooms we can view at our leisure
- "Whip crack-away! Whip crack-away! Whip crack-away!" - Stagecoach Marlborough expands under new management
- St Peter's Church recitals: two old friends of the Marlborough series return as an accomplished musical duo
- MARLBOROUGH PEOPLE TODAY: from Head of St John's to a South Atlantic island - and back
- Read all about it! 1772 Marlborough Journal given for Merchant's House Museum - an election, scandals, crimes, readers' letters
- REVIEW: Kontakt and clay - Julia Schuster exhibition at the Mount House Gallery, Marlborough College
- The sixth series of Brilliant Young Musicians begins this month - more musical treats for Marlborough audiences
- Juliet Wood: ‘Music Beaches Family’ at The White Horse Bookshop’s gallery - Seeing the familiar...yet not
- The phenomenal Marlborough LitFest 2017: books, writers, a lively café & happy audiences
- Methera Chamber Folk Group to play at Tidcombe Church: “Putting the sparkle back into tradition”
- REVIEW: music critic Fiona Maddocks brings a classical Desert Island Discs to LitFest
- Younger - and younger - readers took centre stage at Marlborough LitFest 2017
- REVIEW: Flagging up rising nationalism - capacity LitFest audience hears about flags' enduring power & their politics
- REVIEW: John O'Farrell gives his LitFest audience a side-splitting take on politics - with some deft lefts and rights to its ample chin
- REVIEW: LitFest's Golding Speaker Will Self enthrals, delights & astonishes - but leaves some a bit baffled or even unsettled
- LitFest: William Golding's daughter talks about his 'Marlborough book' - The Pyramid - in its fiftieth anniversary year
- REVIEW: LitFest audience entranced by opening night's poetry & dance performance by Kayo Chingonyi & Sean Graham
- LitFest 2017 launches to a packed Town Hall
- Is Wiltshire Council helping with Marlborough's traffic and parking problems?
- Sensational Flash Mob Dance Launches Marlborough’s 2017 Litfest
- Can Wiltshire's Better Care Fund bring better waiting times as winter pressures hit the NHS?
- LitFest 2017: when Marlborough hosts a great and varied host of writers
- Following in the footsteps of a 1920s expedition to the Arctic
- LITFEST 2017: meet novelist Gwendoline Riley & her latest narrator Neve whose marriage comes with a little black humour
- Diana Reynell (1934 - 2017), restorer of Marlborough Mound's mysterious grotto and many others since
- Ben Cipolla: Busking the High Street to the Royal Albert Hall
- Marlborough LitFest exclusive: Novelist David Mitchell brings three new short stories for the Town Hall audience