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COVID-19 treatment trial: GWH appeal

03 Apr 2020 Tony Millett

  Clinicians at GWH are currently running a trial looking into treatment options for coronavirus (COVID-19).  A statement from GWH reads: "It is important that we do all we can to help prevent this situation from happening again, and are asking for patients with confirmed COVID-19, who are currently being cared...

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St John’s teacher supplies face masks to the NHS

02 Apr 2020 Sue Round

St John’s Academy Design & Technology teacher and STEM Co-ordinator, Gary England, is coordinating the production of items to support the NHS during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Wellbeing advice available to all on The College website to help everyone deal with lockdown

02 Apr 2020

At this difficult time when most of us are confined to our homes staying healthy and occupied is important for us all.  Marlborough College recognised this and have created a 'Wellbeing Resources' area on their website, where everyone - associated with The College or not - can find ideas, advice...

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March Weather - a respite from recent rain but marked by a biting North Easterly wind

02 Apr 2020 Eric Gilbert

A change in the month and thankfully a brief change in the weather as the beginning of March brought far less rain and a dry day on March 3.   However by March 4 the unsettled weather returned with twelve consecutive days when rainfall was recorded.  The wettest day of...

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From the front line – what’s happening elsewhere: Norwich, Norfolk

01 Apr 2020 Sue Round

Today’s reflections come from Sybil and Colin who live in Norwich and have an allotment. 

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Practice Nurse - Ramsbury & Wanborough Surgery

01 Apr 2020

Practice Nurse Full Time or Part Time   Ramsbury & Wanborough Surgery is seeking a Practice Nurse Band 5/6 to join the friendly team.Online applications via www.jobs.nhs.ukReference Number A0657-20-8218The vacancy will close when sufficient applications received..   For an application pack please contact the surgery on 01672 520366 or via email ramsburyreception@nhs.net   www.ramsburyandwanboroughsurgery.com Ramsbury & Wanborough SurgeryWhittonditch...

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"Brilliant Young International Musicians in St Peter's Church" current series - note from organiser Nick Maurice regarding rearrangements of concerts

31 Mar 2020

  Nick Maurice writes:   I very much regret that, owing to the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to cancel our next two recitals in the "Brilliant Young International Musicians in St Peter's Church" series.  However, as I have written to Judith Choi Castro and JP Ekins who were to have played for...

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Tribute to Tony Millett

31 Mar 2020

  Sirs,   I am sure we are all sorry to hear that Tony Millett has stood down as a Director of Marlborough News (onetime Marlborough News Online).  While he will be continuing to support the agency intermittently his intense involvement over the past 9 years, since MNO was founded by the late...

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Disturbance in Shalbourne: man arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder - UPDATE - man charged

31 Mar 2020

Police have just announced (Wednesday 1 April) that a man has been charged following an incident at an address in Shalbourne, near Marlborough.  James Wells, 42, of Seymour Road, Lee-on-the-Solent, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following the disturbance at the address on Monday evening. 

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GWH has a new Chief Executive Officer

30 Mar 2020 A Correspondent

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Kevin McNamara as its new Chief Executive Officer.

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Schools close today amid uncertainties about exams

St John's Atrium on an 'A' Level results daySt John's Atrium on an 'A' Level results dayLocal schools will close today to all but the children of key workers.  However, they have not yet received information from the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) about how, with the cancellation of the exams, students will receive a grade for their GCSE and A-level examinations.

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Marlborough St Mary’s pupils raise money for eco projects

Marlborough St Mary's Otter class holding their sale of unwanted itemsMarlborough St Mary's Otter class holding their sale of unwanted itemsThe Year 5 Otter class at Marlborough St Mary’s have raised over £777 for the Rainforest Trust UK and World Wildlife Fund.  Their interest in these charities and the work that they do has been encouraged by studying eco issues and South America in school.

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Coronavirus: Kennet Valley announce a plan to help those self-isolating or vulnerable and calls for volunteers

Kennet Valley School, at the heart of the Fyfield and West Overton parish in LockeridgeKennet Valley School, at the heart of the Fyfield and West Overton parish in LockeridgeA Community Plan has been devised for the area covered by the Parish Council of Fyfield and West Overton (F&WOPC) to ensure that everyone in the parish who is either vulnerable, sick or self-isolating and thus unable to leave home will be served with the basic necessities such as groceries and prescriptions.  They are calling out for more volunteers to help make the plan sustainable across the foreseeable period as no-one can forecast (guess?) when this crisis will start to recede.

 

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Coronavirus: Marlborough Town Council go into a controlled near-shutdown

High St from St Peter'sHigh St from St Peter'sNever before in thirty minutes of a Town Council meeting have so many major decisions been made as happened at last night's (Monday 16 March) meeting of the Planning Comittee.  All public buildings owned by the Council are to be closed with immediate effect, all events over the next few months have either been cancelled or postponed, and staff will, wherever possible be working from home.  All bar essential meetings have been cancelled.

 

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Coronavirus: St John's to 'partially close for the foreseeable future'

St John’s Academy will open only for students in Years 7,11 and 13 from tomorrow,  Thursday March 19 for the foreseeable future.  The school has struggled with staff shortages due to the self-isolation directive for staff if they are part of a vulnerable group or if either they or their family members are displaying any of the symptoms outlined by GOV UK.

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Coronavirus: Manton residents group together to support those in need in the community

In the heart of Manton, the recently re-opened OddfellowsIn the heart of Manton, the recently re-opened OddfellowsA group of Manton residents have delivered cards to all households in the viillage informing them how to get help if they are in need, in self-quarantine, and unable to get out to pick up essentials or prescriptions.  The card lists an emergency number to be called between 09:00 and 19:00 and an e-mail address.

 

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St Katharine’s pupils plant dormice hedge corridor

Teacher Kevin Sandall, with St Katharine's pupils making a start on planting the hedge corridorTeacher Kevin Sandall, with St Katharine's pupils making a start on planting the hedge corridorPupils at St Katharine’s Primary School, a forest school, are today, March 17, busy planting a field hedge to link Savernake Forest with the school’s own spinney.  It is hoped that the endangered Hazel Dormice who live in the forest will then be able to find their way through the hedge to populate the spinney.

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Scouts reap bumper funds from Leap Ball

Left: Ken McDoughall (Group Scout Leader), Mervyn Hall ,Dave Waltham (Treasurer), Derek Baker (Chairman 2nd Marlborough Scouts)Left: Ken McDoughall (Group Scout Leader), Mervyn Hall ,Dave Waltham (Treasurer), Derek Baker (Chairman 2nd Marlborough Scouts)2nd Marlborough Scouts have raised £6,400 from their spectacular Leap Ball event, held on Saturday February 29 in Marlborough Town Hall.  The money raised will be used towards the £10,000 cost of improving disabled access to the Scout Hut on George Lane. 

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While Coronavirus ends church services a National Day of Prayer is planned for Sunday

St Mary's Church, still the spiritual if not congregational centre of MarlboroughSt Mary's Church, still the spiritual if not congregational centre of MarlboroughThe Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt. Revd Nicholas Holtam has written to clergy and churches in the Diocese in light of the latest guidance that all public worship should be suspended. “Public worship will have to stop for the time being but our churches will remain open for prayer.

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