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:
BREXIT: there are issues specific to people in our area that will have to be addressed - and that process does need watching
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 some of the less visible Brexit issues that may affect people in our area. Here, in brief, are three: Honda's future in Swindon, the free movement of horses and policies towards the disabled...
Read all about it! 1772 Marlborough Journal given for Merchant's House Museum - an election, scandals, crimes, readers' letters
The copy of The Marlborough Journal is dated Saturday, 29 August 1772 - its type is clear although the printers were still using 'f' for 's', making long reports a bit of a challenge. It was given to the new and yet to be opened museum by the Marlborough History Society - among a bundle of old books and documents.
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.
We often hear from Wiltshire Council how much their grant from central government has been reduced - which explains their cuts to services like Sure Start, Social Services, the Youth Service and the delays in repairing some of the area's third world roads. They do not shout too much about additional grants they receive...from central government.
As the three year Pewsey Vale investigation of Neolithic Marden ends - the Cat's Brain site still holds many secrets
The excavations trenches have been filled in and the Reading University Archaeology Field School have left Pewsey Vale to future generations of investigators after three years of summer digs - and a host of amazing finds and discoveries.
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- Marlborough’s historic mill wheels moved closer to home
- Drive electric! - all you need are some solar panels and a three-pin plug
- Matt Prior - Marlborough Downs' "Mr Tree Sparrow" - keeps tabs on another new generation of chicks
- Vanessa Lafaye's new novel tells of a woman's struggle against violent racism - Vanessa too has a major struggle to confront
- Read all about it! Fallout from a nuclear bomb attack on London - in a debut novel
- Aldbourne's Scarecrow Trail returns again - for a third year
- Fairy fun comes to Pewsey
- A varied selection of Easter Weekend events for those who like all kinds of egg hunts - and other entertainments
- Elliot Lassiter - future Triathalon star awarded Wiltshire Council Grant
- A Shepherds Hut - a traditional local and desirable addition to any garden
- Friends set up business recording precious life memories
- Kids let Let It Go go as songs from the movies come to the stage
- The last working windmill in Wessex is working again
- Walking the police puppy: dog unit looks for volunteers to help with young canine recruits
- What is it like being homeless in Marlborough?
- Document offers insight into life in Marlborough
- Local people help chose new priorities for Area Board
- Democracy returns to The Gambia: new President meets Marlborough link delegation
- Sparks fly as repair work starts on Crofton’s boiler
- Swindon press headline: "Housing developers to help fund social projects" - that's how Section 106 should work
- Brownies become official water quality testers on the River Kennet
- Mayor pays tribute to carers at launch of £25,000 appeal
- Marlborough’s hidden poverty problem to be discussed by Area Board
- Marlborough's loss of affordable housing money was just the edge of a multi-million pound hole in housing policy
- Need a kitchen knife that's sharp and balanced just for you? Savernake Knives will make it for you
- When shall I put my bins out? Read this!
- Has the British government turned its back on young refugees now moved away from Calais?
- Forget Black Friday – Thursday evening is the time to visit Marlborough’s shops
- Marlborough's Christmas charity events - carols and much, much more
- Climber Jake Meyer has reached many summits, had many adventures - you can hear his mountain stories at his Marlborough lecture