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'Englisches Frühstück' in Westphalia, courtesy of Marlborough's Sumblers butchers

Steve Frost of Sumblers handing over to Uli Offermann a taster of what he's going to take back to GermanySteve Frost of Sumblers handing over to Uli Offermann a taster of what he's going to take back to GermanyLike carrying coals to Newcastle, taking british sausages back to Germany, the land of the Wurst is an unlikely concept.  But this is exactly what Uli Offerman from Westphalia is now doing since he discovered the delights of the sausages and bacon created by longstanding Marlborough family butchers, Sumblers.

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Why leave the bus diesel engine idling when stopped at a main bus stop for a long time? Turning off is easy

Protesters at the Transition Marlborough 'FlashMob' protest outside Lloyds BankProtesters at the Transition Marlborough 'FlashMob' protest outside Lloyds BankDiesel engines, especially the large ones that power the buses around here do emit plenty of noxious emissions including particulates and nitrogen dioxide, and when left running in a confined location those toxic emissions build up and become a health risk.  Transition Marlborough have been campaigning for the past two years for a 'No Idling' sign to be erected outside Lloyds Bank in the High Street and on Monday, 17 September, held a 'No Idling flash-mob' action to highlight this problem.

 

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Marlborough Rising: they're coming back! Scouting for Girls headline the town's new music festival with their 'happy indie pop'

Scouting for Girls: planning a tour of the globe?  It's not that big!Scouting for Girls: planning a tour of the globe? It's not that big!Many people in the Marlborough area will remember the Christmas Lights Switch On of 2015 and appearance of the three-piece pop band Scouting for Girls.  In case their fans outnumbered security staff and caused a mini-riot, their arrival was kept secret until the last moment.

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Modern Slavery: Two arrested in a High Street Nail Bar following proactive patrols by Police

 

Two people were arrested in Marlborough yesterday following patrols relating to modern slavery.  Officers have been conducting patrols of the High Street over the past day looking out for signs of exploitation.  At 5pm yesterday, 18 September, they attended a nail bar on the High Street and located a 17-year-old male acting suspiciously at the premises.  Further checks were conducted by officers and it was found that the male was in the country illegally. 

He was arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally and a 34-year-old woman at the premises was also arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.  Both were taken to Melksham custody where they remain for questioning. 

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Rowdeford closure proposal: Marlborough Councillors express unanimous support for parents of children at the threatened school

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Councillors expressed genuine concern and unanimous support for the parents of Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) children who currently attend Rowdeford School just outside Devizes and who would have to travel an extra hour every day were the proposed plans to close Rowdeford (along with two other schools in the County) and replace with one new 'super school' in Trowbridge. See Marlborough meeting discusses Wiltshire Council's options for special schools

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