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MantonFest to be 'Walking on Sunshine' on Saturday next week

Katrina of the Waves         -           pic Sara L PettyKatrina of the Waves - pic Sara L PettyMantonFest will be here again on Saturday next week (30 June).  Great bill of national/local favourites - Katrina of the Waves will be Walking on Sunshine, Quo, or more precisely John Coghlan's Quo will be reminding us (of a certain age) why we spent so many hours 'Rockin' all over the World'.  And Marlborough talent such as rising star Ed Witcomb will be showing us what's next.  And the weather forecast is..... good (at this stage, anyway).

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Councillor defends the right of Marlborough residents to become obese in 'discussion' over kebab van street trader application at Leisure Centre car park

Marlborough Leisure Centre and car park - where to buy the Kebabs and Burgers?Marlborough Leisure Centre and car park - where to buy the Kebabs and Burgers?A request for the Town Council to comment on an application for Street Trading Consent to site a unit in the car park of the Marlborough Leisure Centre to sell 'Kebabs, Burgers, Chips and hot and cold soft drinks' achieved its goal and did attract plenty of comment - mainly in the form of significant opposition from Councillors and local residents.  However, opinion was not quite universal.

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St John's student Annabel Hitchmough to represent UK in the 420 Sailing World Championships in the USA

Annabel Hitchmough out on the trapeze with crew Maisie Harkess in the 420 National Championships at Helensburgh, where they finished second in the ladies open classAnnabel Hitchmough out on the trapeze with crew Maisie Harkess in the 420 National Championships at Helensburgh, where they finished second in the ladies open classSixteen year old St John’s School student Annabel Hitchmough will be heading for the USA this summer to represent the UK in the 420 Sailing World Championships.

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The wheels on the bus go round and round with a helping hand from St. John’s Year 7’s

St John’s Year 7 students with the cheque they presented to Kennet Community Transport in front of the KCT minibus which now has the St John’s logo. Adults on left - left to right Roger Hegarty, Alexander Kirk Wilson, Roland Lockey (driver)St John’s Year 7 students with the cheque they presented to Kennet Community Transport in front of the KCT minibus which now has the St John’s logo. Adults on left - left to right Roger Hegarty, Alexander Kirk Wilson, Roland Lockey (driver)St. John’s Year 7 students have raised a whopping £1066 for Kennet Community Transport (KCT).  Accepting the cheque, Alexander Kirk Wilson, Chairman of KCT said, “It’s lovely, we’re so enormously appreciative.”

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FROTH being brewed up in Burbage over the change of use application for the Three Horseshoes

Three Horseshoes sign taking a walkThree Horseshoes sign taking a walkAlthough Burbage's 'Three Horseshoes' at Stibb Green has closed and ceased to trade as a public house, a group of Burbage residents who used to regard the pub as their local and an important cornerstone of the village community are banding together to oppose the change of use application submitted recently.

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Growing old gracefully and in luxury, but maybe in lonely isolation

Some of the increasing number of exclusive retirement complexes in Marlborough.  Some of the increasing number of exclusive retirement complexes in Marlborough. Appearances, as the old saying goes, can be very deceptive.  More of us, especially those from the upper age groups are now living on our own and irrespective of the qualities of life that we enjoy, the gradual erosion of the connection with family, friends, work colleagues and neighbours can give rise to a real sense of loneliness.

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