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A new Marlborough resident is LitFest's first Patron: renowned actor Sir Simon Russell Beale

26 Feb 2020

Marlborough LitFest has announced that the actor - and new Marlborough resident - Sir Simon Russell Beale CBE is to be its first ever Patron. 

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Early Years Practitioner - St Mary’s Under Fives Preschool

26 Feb 2020

  Early Years Practitioner     St Mary’s Under Fives are looking for an Early Years Practitioner to join a friendly and small team at a pre-school setting within the grounds of a local primary school.  We were rated Good during our last Ofsted inspection. You will be a key-person for a group of children including...

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Councillors reject proposed Brunel Court development of six houses on grounds of 'over development'

25 Feb 2020

At last night's Planning committee meeting (24 February) Councillors voted to reject a planning application for a development of six 'one and two bed' houses on the former Scorpion Buildings site at Brunel Court, just off Elcot Lane on the grounds of 'over development'.  

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Vacancy for a Town Councillor: By-Election (cost c.£9,000) or Co-option - you decide

25 Feb 2020

Following Councillor Edward Northeast's resignation from the Town Council there is a vacancy for one Councillor for the East Ward.  As the next election is more than six months away (May 2021), the new Councillor wil be selected either by by-election (all electorate of Ward to vote), or by co-option...

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Having a haircut? Don’t throw your hair away, donate it

25 Feb 2020 Sue Round

When eight year old Esme Veale, a pupil at Preshute Primary School, decided to have her long hair cut short it seemed a waste to just throw it away.  Instead she has donated thirteen inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust. 

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Danny Kruger MP - Monthly Column - 25 February

25 Feb 2020 Danny Kruger

Two weeks ago the Government introduced a Bill to give compensation to victims of the Windrush scandal. This was when thousands of British residents with every right to live here, many of whom had come to this country from the Commonwealth decades ago, were falsely treated as illegal immigrants by...

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New rules on logs and coal - what can you use?

24 Feb 2020

'Coal and wood to be banned' was the sensational message from Government that appeared to hit at the end of last week.  Will we all have to get rid of our open fires and wood stoves, as the announcement appears to imply?  Answer - no, but what we can buy...

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The Johnson NHS funding pledge gets its own law - but can an Act of Parliament make up for austerity’s…

24 Feb 2020

There's a Budget coming on 11 March and there's interest building to see how far the financial taps will be turned on - and how all that extra government spending will be paid for. 

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The great way ahead – Marlborough’s new Tourism Strategy puts Marlborough on the map

24 Feb 2020 Sue Round

Views and comments are invited on Marlborough’s new Tourism Strategy, ‘The Great Way Ahead’, which is available on the Town Council’s website.  The strategy sets out plans to increase the number of visitors to Marlborough, to improve the visitor experience and to boost the local economy. 

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Call for volunteers for July's World of Puppets in Marlborough - no strings attached!

24 Feb 2020

Marlborough will again be overtaken again by puppets on Saturday July 25, three years after the inaugural event that saw crowds flock to the town to marvel at the parade of big puppets along the High Street and the many supportive shows and events taking place. 

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New rules on logs and coal - what can you use?

Banned?  No, not if stored, seasoned and allowed to dry before burning in the stoveBanned? No, not if stored, seasoned and allowed to dry before burning in the stove'Coal and wood to be banned' was the sensational message from Government that appeared to hit at the end of last week.  Will we all have to get rid of our open fires and wood stoves, as the announcement appears to imply?  Answer - no, but what we can buy will be more limited and more environmentally friendly.

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The great way ahead – Marlborough’s new Tourism Strategy puts Marlborough on the map

Belinda Richardson, Marlborough's new Tourism OfficerBelinda Richardson, Marlborough's new Tourism OfficerViews and comments are invited on Marlborough’s new Tourism Strategy, ‘The Great Way Ahead’, which is available on the Town Council’s website.  The strategy sets out plans to increase the number of visitors to Marlborough, to improve the visitor experience and to boost the local economy.
 

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'Art at War' - An exhibition at The White Horse Gallery lifts the lid on how art can act as therapy for veterans

Repatriation - by Tom Stimpson MBERepatriation - by Tom Stimpson MBEArt can have the extraordinary ability to release emotions too difficult to verbalise and at the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre at Tedworth House veterans from recent conflicts have been able to express themselves through their art.  A (mostly) retrospective exhibition of some of their work is being held at The White Horse Gallery between 27 February and 4 March.

 

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Climate Change isn't just for the younger generation - U3A addresses the issues facing us all

l to r - U3A Climate Change Panel:  Randal Richards, Jill Turner and Graham Barnesl to r - U3A Climate Change Panel: Randal Richards, Jill Turner and Graham Barnes“Climate Change and Sustainable Futures” is the focus of a Special Interest Day on 5 May that is being organised by U3A Kennet in Marlborough, involving a panel of qualified climatologists and scientists who will provide both a balanced but also a positive outlook on the dramatic global climate changes that we are experiencing directly or witnessing through the media.

 

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Danny Kruger MP - Monthly Column - 25 February

Two weeks ago the Government introduced a Bill to give compensation to victims of the Windrush scandal. This was when thousands of British residents with every right to live here, many of whom had come to this country from the Commonwealth decades ago, were falsely treated as illegal immigrants by a bureaucracy that couldn’t do simple common sense. I spoke in the debate to support the compensation and to argue for more human and flexible public services across the board. See my short speech here.
 
 

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Having a haircut? Don’t throw your hair away, donate it

Esme Veale:     Before - what came off  -  afterEsme Veale: Before - what came off - afterWhen eight year old Esme Veale, a pupil at Preshute Primary School, decided to have her long hair cut short it seemed a waste to just throw it away.  Instead she has donated thirteen inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust. 

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Call for volunteers for July's World of Puppets in Marlborough - no strings attached!

Some of the very large puppets from the inaugural High Street Puppet Parade in 2017Some of the very large puppets from the inaugural High Street Puppet Parade in 2017Marlborough will again be overtaken again by puppets on Saturday July 25, three years after the inaugural event that saw crowds flock to the town to marvel at the parade of big puppets along the High Street and the many supportive shows and events taking place.
 

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Rotary turn up the volume for Marlborough's Youth Centre

Mayor Mervyn Hall and Martin Luxford, President of Marlborough and District Rotary Club test out the new sound systemMayor Mervyn Hall and Martin Luxford, President of Marlborough and District Rotary Club test out the new sound systemMarlborough and District Rotary Club have today, Wednesday February 19, presented Marlborough Youth and Community Centre with a powerful £900 sound system. 

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Man jailed for selling Class A drugs in Marlborough

Ilry Hysa,  sentenced to 28 months in jail for supplying drugs in MarlbroughIlry Hysa, sentenced to 28 months in jail for supplying drugs in MarlbroughA man has been jailed for over two years after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs.   Ilir Hysa, 47, of Wembley, appeared in Swindon Crown Court on February 14 and was sentenced to a total of 28 months imprisonment. 

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