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Aster Housing get a roasting from town councillors

 

At the full meeting of Marlborough Town Council on Monday (June 26) Deputy Mayor Councillor Lisa Farrell asked fellow councillors whether they knew that Aster Housing were selling off their properties as they become vacant.  The homes are believed to be handed over to be sold on by a local estate agent.

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Marlborough's hottest June day : and then another new record is set

 

The record for the hottest June day since the Marlborough “Windrushweather” station was established in 1984, was set on June 30 1995. But ….. no more!  It's been a week of tumbling records.

Monday's record-breaking temperatures were overtaken on Wednesday (June 21) with a maximum of 32.2 degrees centigrade.  And in 'old money' that temperature tipped Marlborough over the 90 degrees fahrenheit mark.

 

On Monday the thermometer soared steadily from dawn reaching a peak at 16.05 with a reading of 31.0C.  But this was not the end of the extreme heat.

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Claire Perry MP gets new ministerial role

 

In the Prime Minister's mini reshuffle following the inconclusive result of the General Election, Claire Perry MP has been appointed to the government position of Minister of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.  She says she was 'delighted to accept' the job.

She will be working to the Secretary of State, Greg Clark MP who was appointed in July 2016.

 

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Space for Nature's Open Farm Sunday draws a huge crowd to Avebury

 

The Marlborough Downs Space for Nature farmers promised this year's Open Farm Sunday (June 11) would be 'bigger and better than ever'.  And it was.

Held by the Cooper family on their East farm - just north of Avebury and sitting below the Downs - it proved to be hugely popular.  Laura, Robert and Jo Cooper had been working very hard, with help from their neighbouring Space for Nature farmers - the group's fifth year of Open Farm Sundays.

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Wiltshire Council's radical step towards running Wiltshire's NHS

 

A plan outlining changes in the senior management structure of Wiltshire Council sprang a surprise by including - in a statement from Council leader Baroness Scott - a radical alteration to the provision of NHS services for the county.

The Council's new corporate director for adult social care will also take over the role of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group's accountable officer - the CCG's most senior post.

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Jubilant Jo completes her Ridgeway walk

 

Jo Fielder, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis three years ago, has beaten her unhelpful legs and succeeded in the challenge she set herself: to walk the whole length of the Ridgeway - that's 91 miles - in seven successive days.

Jo, who is 42 years old, told marlborough.news: "I used to run Cobbs Farm Shop in Hungerford and Fielders Farm Shop near Englefield. Earlier this year, after a turbulent couple of years which have caused intermittent problems with my legs, I decided I needed a challenge."

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