A cleaner has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after he pinched jewellery from two houses he was working at. Danny Avis was on his second day in the role for a friend's family business when he helped himself to the gems.
The Mop Fair normally lasts between Friday lunchtime and Sunday morning. Above is the whole weekend in less than four minutes, from Friday mid-day when the cars are still on the street through to Sunday morning when the High Street gets back to normal and the fairground environment is just a memory for another year. A larger and slightly better quality version can be seen directly on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQkHr2GRbGk&t=48s
Marlborough historian David Du Croz kindly wrote an introduction to Peter Hart's talk for marlborough.news - emphasising the cost of 1918's fighting to men from Marlborough College and from the Parish of St Peter.
On behalf of the Marlborough Town Council Mayor Lisa Farrell was presented with the inaugral Local Council Community Award from Community First at their AGM and Award Ceremony held last night, Thursday 11 October in Devizes.
The following statement has been issued by the Police and Crime Commissioner:
The Kennet River Dental Practice - the NHS service at the Marlborough surgery - is to cease operating from 31 December 2018. Its contract with NHS England comes to an end - and appointments booked for after that date are cancelled.
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