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Tottenham House development plans: it's the new buildings that are stirring up objections

17-02-2018

The planning applications for the restoration of Tottenham House and for the extensive developments on the estate that surrounds it, have raised fears among local residents about the scale of new building that is planned and its effect on surrounding villages.

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Police appeal for information after Marlborough burglary

16-02-2018

Police would like to hear from anyone who could help following an unsuccessful burglary attempt at a business in Marlborough on Monday of this week (12 February).   

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Marlborough Rugby youngsters achieve call-up to England squad

16-02-2018

Two of Marlborough Rugby Club's up and coming young players have been selected for the England Under 18s squad to tour France this coming Summer.

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Electrician Team Leader - Marlborough College

16-02-2018

  Electrician Team Leader     An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Electrician Team Leader to lead our existing small team of Electricians, undertaking appropriate repairs, maintenance and improvements in a variety of interesting College buildings, set in a pleasant environment. Ideally, you will come from a multi-site background with experience of electrical...

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Yet more of the High Street's independent retail sparkle is extinguished - Lighting of Distinction to close after more than…

15-02-2018 Sue Round

Lighting of Distinction, with its vast range of lamps and light fittings as well as all things electrical from toasters and kettles to radios and clocks, will close no later than May.  Following hard on the heels of East it is the latest casualty in Marlborough’s High Street.

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Future of the Three Horseshoes in Burbage

14-02-2018 Gary Rawlinson

Sirs,  You are correct in saying that any new owner of the Three Horseshoes in Burbage could seek to run the business down and that permission for 'change of use' can be given if it can be shown that the pub is unviable (Wadworths are selling the Three Horseshoes, Jan...

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Brexit tales: disguising EU funding

14-02-2018

  Next month Brexit will be a year away - how have we got to this position?  Partly it is simply a matter of the British Government's failure to acknowledge and explain the benefits the EU has brought us over the years.It is still happening.  Claire Perry MP sends out a...

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An invitation to join the Raspberry revolution...in Marlborough

14-02-2018 Geoff Brickell

Marlborough's first 'Raspberry Jam' is being held on Sunday, March 4 - part of worldwide celebrations to mark the sixth birthday of the Raspberry Pi mini computer. 

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Marlborough in Bloom 2018 - going for gold again

14-02-2018 Sue Round

Having achieved Gold in the 2017 Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘South West in Bloom’ competition this year’s Marlborough in Bloom Committee are not going to rest on their laurels.  

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Dates for your diary: rail services suspended as electrification work approaches Newbury

13-02-2018

The electrification of the line from Paddington as far as Newbury - but no further - means temporary closures of the line between Pewsey and Theale with train services from and to Pewsey and Bedwyn suspended for various four-day, mid-week periods during the year. 

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silbury hill

 

Silbury at Sunset Silbury at Sunset Silbury Hill is an artificial chalk mound near Avebury. At 121 ft high, Silbury Hill is the tallest prehistoric human-made mound in Europe and one of the largest in the world.

Archaeologists calculate that Silbury Hill was built about 4,750 years ago and that it took 18 million man-hours, or 500 men working for 15 years to construct.

Its purpose, however, remains shrouded in mystery. Excavations from the 17th century onwards have produced plenty of artefacts, but no reasons for its construction.

The Sanctuary is a prehistoric site on Overton Hill. Archaeologists believe that in around 3000 BC the site comprised six concentric rings of timber. These were replaced in around 2100 BC with two concentric stone circles.

Sadly the monument was destroyed in the 1700s. Concrete posts now mark the site of the timbers and stone rings.

 

 

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