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Savernake death crash: trial of two accused of causing death by dangerous driving starts at Salisbury Crown Court

Alex May (left) and Jordan Blake appearing at Salisbury Crown Court      ---      pics Nicola SaltAlex May (left) and Jordan Blake appearing at Salisbury Crown Court --- pics Nicola SaltThe trial of Jordan Blake and Alexander May, both jointly charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of hospital receptionist Jane Thompson on the A4 near Savernake Hospital on June 9 last year started this morning (Monday 4 December) at Salisbury Crown Court.

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A Small Grant Means the Going’s Good at Greatwood!

Mayor Cllr Mervyn Hall handing over a cheque for £427 to Jane Muir-Brooks of Greatwood, with supervision from LouisMayor Cllr Mervyn Hall handing over a cheque for £427 to Jane Muir-Brooks of Greatwood, with supervision from LouisBased just outside Marlborough Greatwood is a charity that takes in retired racehorses and combines their rehabilitation with educational programmes for disadvantaged children and adults with special educational needs (SEN).  

 

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November weather review - a month of fluctuation

St Mary's Church                pic courtesy of Eric GilbertSt Mary's Church pic courtesy of Eric GilbertNovember:  the month began with mild temperatures by day, 14.4C on 1 November but the nights were cold.  There were three nights when the thermometer dropped below zero producing a minimum of -2.1C on the morning of 6 November.

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The lights went on and everybody was in: Large crowd welcomes Marlborough's Christmas lights

Mayor Cllr Mervyn Hall assisting BBC Wiltshire's Ben Prater and family push down the plunger to bring Marlborough's Christmas to lightMayor Cllr Mervyn Hall assisting BBC Wiltshire's Ben Prater and family push down the plunger to bring Marlborough's Christmas to lightMarlborough's Christmas illuminations burst into light last night (Friday 1 December) at 6.30pm when BBC Wiltshire's breakfast presenter, Ben Prater, ably assisted by the Mayor, Cllr Mervyn Hall and Ben's two children downed the handle of the enormous red plunger on the stage in the middle of a crowded High Street to bring new meaning to the saying 'many hands make light(s) work' (apologies for dire pun).

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Understanding homelessness in our community

Sue Elks (MAPAG) (left) and Sarah Johnson (Assertive Outreach Worker with Wiltshire Council)Sue Elks (MAPAG) (left) and Sarah Johnson (Assertive Outreach Worker with Wiltshire Council)It seemed appropriate, that as temperatures plummet below freezing and winter sets in, that Marlborough Area Board should be discussing the problems of homelessness in Marlborough and the wider Wiltshire community.

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