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Permanent Sales Assistant - Quality Stationers

16-08-2017

  Permanent Sales Assistant Saturday 9am - 2:30pm   We are looking for a responsible, reliable person who works well as part of a team and is also confident to work by themselves.Retail experience would be useful but full training can be given.Possibility of extra hours available for holiday cover to the right candidate...

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Two sent to prison following a Marlborough burglary

14-08-2017

Two men were sent to prison today (14 August) following ‘guilty’ pleas to their involvement in a burglary in Marlborough earlier this year. Simon Charles Hinton, age 48 of Heanor, Derbyshire, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and Stuart Alexander Barker, age 41, of no fixed abode, Swindon pleaded guilty to...

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Marlborough teenagers learn river restoration and conservation thanks to ARK

14-08-2017

Marlborough teenagers were given hands-on instruction in the art of river restoration and conservation by volunteers from the charity ARK (Action for the River Kennet) at Stonebridge Wild River Reserve in Marlborough on Saturday (12 August) afternoon.  

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Why are stuck HGVs like buses?

11-08-2017

  Because you wait a couple of weeks for one, then two come along on the same day.After the saga of the HGV that blocked Elcot Lane for twenty-four hours, comes another example of HGVs not coping with the town's roads or, perhaps, the town's roads not coping with some of...

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An accident waiting to happen?

10-08-2017 David Thornton

Sirs,Your picture of the overturned truck on the corner of Barnfield and Elcot Lane in Marlborough is a demonstration of an accident that has been waiting to happen.  And it did yesterday afternoon.The truck driver was delivering 26 tons of seed in a 40 ft truck to an address in...

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Fraser's Budgens petrol station plans for electric cars

10-08-2017

Owners of the BP petrol station at the Fraser's Budgens site by the Salisbury Road roundabout are planning to install two rapid electric vehicle charging stations.

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Improvements to Marlborough's infrastructure are not a priority - says Wiltshire Council

10-08-2017

The Salisbury Road development of 175 dwellings and a hotel has helped take Marlborough off the list of places in the county that need more new homes - some in substantial numbers - to meet Wiltshire Council's required strategic housing target.  After taking account of house building already planned, the...

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Marlborough's Elcot Lane blocked as HGV's trailer tips over

10-08-2017

  Residents at the far end of Elcot Lane have been blocked in since Wednesday afternoon (August 9) after the trailer of an articulated truck tipped over.

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Part of Hyde Lane to be closed for three days

09-08-2017

  To allow roadworks needed to bring an electricity supply to a new development, part of Hyde Lane will be closed for at least three days from August 14.  Hyde Lane runs north from the High Street between the Library and The Marlborough.  Diversions will be in place. [Click on notice to enlarge...

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After legal challenge, waste collection & recycling contracts will bring changes

09-08-2017

  In January 2016 Wiltshire Council's cabinet awarded two main contracts for waste and recycling to Hills Waste Solutions. This meant the company had secured all five of the waste collection and management contracts for the county  - as announced in this Hills press release.

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mop fairs

 

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Wiltshire's last remaining Mop Fair takes over Marlborough High Street for two Saturdays each October..

The High Street will be closed to traffic from noon on the preceding Fridays, allowing the Showman's Guild to set up the rides and sideshows that have been a familiar sight to generations of Marlborough people.

Mop fairs were originally held as hiring fairs where farm and rural craft workers came to find jobs. Housemaids carried a mop to signify their trade – hence the name.

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They are held on the closest Saturdays to St Michaelmas Day, on October 11.  If St Michaelmas Day falls on a Saturday, the fairs are held two weeks apart.

Marlborough's Mop Fairs are thought to date back more than 250 years, with the transformation from hiring fair to leisure activity taking place during the 1800s

 

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