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Pewsey Parish Council's campaign to lessen use of plastics

21-09-2018

On Saturday (September 22) Pewsey Parish Council is launching a campaign to encourage people in their area to use less plastics.

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Marlborough Rugby: Nomads sweep Corsham 2nds aside with a thirteen try performance

21-09-2018 marlborough.news rugby correspondent

Nomads 85 - 5 Corsham 2nd XV   The Nomads - Marlborough 2nds - assembled a large squad on a perfect day for playing rugby for the first home league fixture on the Common and delivered a result against Corsham 2nd XV with a score that wouldn't have been out of place...

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The Man Booker Prize is 50 years old - you can help choose the best ever winner at Marlborough LitFest…

20-09-2018

For authors, publishers and readers alike, the Man Booker Prize is probably the most prestigious prize in English literature. This year it is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary - but which is the best of all the Booker winning titles?

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Tourism: the Great West Way is already being marketed by international travel agents

20-09-2018

The Great West Way, the tourist initiative that is being led by VisitWiltshire, launches officially in November - but travel agents such as the Dutch company House of Britain, are already marketing tours Great West Way tours - so long as their tours start after launch date.

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'Englisches Frühstück' in Westphalia, courtesy of Marlborough's Sumblers butchers

19-09-2018

Like carrying coals to Newcastle, taking british sausages back to Germany, the land of the Wurst is an unlikely concept.  But this is exactly what Uli Offerman from Westphalia is now doing since he discovered the delights of the sausages and bacon created by longstanding Marlborough family butchers, Sumblers.

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Modern Slavery: Two arrested in a High Street Nail Bar following proactive patrols by Police

19-09-2018

  Two people were arrested in Marlborough yesterday following patrols relating to modern slavery.  Officers have been conducting patrols of the High Street over the past day looking out for signs of exploitation.  At 5pm yesterday, 18 September, they attended a nail bar on the High Street and located a 17-year-old...

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Author William Boyd at the Marlborough LitFest: his reading list gives extra context to his new novel

19-09-2018 Angus MacLennan

To celebrate the publication today (September 20) of his new novel Love is Blind and his imminent appearance at the Marlborough LitFest, we asked William Boyd to offer a list of suggested reading on the themes and places which appear in the book - and he kindly obliged.

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Why leave the bus diesel engine idling when stopped at a main bus stop for a long time? Turning…

18-09-2018

Diesel engines, especially the large ones that power the buses around here do emit plenty of noxious emissions including particulates and nitrogen dioxide, and when left running in a confined location those toxic emissions build up and become a health risk.  Transition Marlborough have been campaigning for the past two...

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Administrator (Maternity Cover) - Omicron Research (Hungerford)

18-09-2018

  Administrator   (Maternity Cover)     We are a small company in Hungerford looking for a part time Office Administrator to support the team in the office. Preferred hours are approximately 30 per week, Tuesday to Friday, dependent on candidate availability. This is a fixed term maternity cover post of one year.The purpose of the...

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Marlborough Rugby: Three out of three for impressive Marlborough away at Wimborne

18-09-2018 Mike Banfield

Wimborne 21 - 51 Marlborough   Marlborough continued their good start to the season with an impressive performance away to Wimborne.  The visitors showed no effects from the long travel to the South coast and started the game well.  They were soon on the attack and winning some good ruck ball, a...

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Not just going for gold, but gaining platinum - Ramsbury Primary wins two sports awards

Ramsbury School sports teams with Steve Boocock, CEO of Wiltshire and Swindon sportRamsbury School sports teams with Steve Boocock, CEO of Wiltshire and Swindon sportRamsbury Primary received the title of top performing school in sport in Wiltshire and Swindon at the end of the 2018 summer term.  They were presented with a trophy by Steve Boocock, CEO of Wiltshire and Swindon sport.  This was swiftly followed by the accolade of gaining the National School Games Platinum Award.

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'Englisches Frühstück' in Westphalia, courtesy of Marlborough's Sumblers butchers

Steve Frost of Sumblers handing over to Uli Offermann a taster of what he's going to take back to GermanySteve Frost of Sumblers handing over to Uli Offermann a taster of what he's going to take back to GermanyLike carrying coals to Newcastle, taking british sausages back to Germany, the land of the Wurst is an unlikely concept.  But this is exactly what Uli Offerman from Westphalia is now doing since he discovered the delights of the sausages and bacon created by longstanding Marlborough family butchers, Sumblers.

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Why leave the bus diesel engine idling when stopped at a main bus stop for a long time? Turning off is easy

Protesters at the Transition Marlborough 'FlashMob' protest outside Lloyds BankProtesters at the Transition Marlborough 'FlashMob' protest outside Lloyds BankDiesel engines, especially the large ones that power the buses around here do emit plenty of noxious emissions including particulates and nitrogen dioxide, and when left running in a confined location those toxic emissions build up and become a health risk.  Transition Marlborough have been campaigning for the past two years for a 'No Idling' sign to be erected outside Lloyds Bank in the High Street and on Monday, 17 September, held a 'No Idling flash-mob' action to highlight this problem.

 

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Vietnam War - here Julian Pettifer tells how it was reported & at Marlborough LitFest how historian Max Hastings records its 'epic tragedy'

Julian Pettifer at home in Marlborough...a scene from the Vietnam war...Max Hastings (courtesy Harper Collins) Julian Pettifer at home in Marlborough...a scene from the Vietnam war...Max Hastings (courtesy Harper Collins) One of the major events at this Year's Marlborough LitFest will be Sir Max Hasting's talk about his new history of the Vietnam War which is published by William Collins on 20 September 2018.

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Modern Slavery: Two arrested in a High Street Nail Bar following proactive patrols by Police

 

Two people were arrested in Marlborough yesterday following patrols relating to modern slavery.  Officers have been conducting patrols of the High Street over the past day looking out for signs of exploitation.  At 5pm yesterday, 18 September, they attended a nail bar on the High Street and located a 17-year-old male acting suspiciously at the premises.  Further checks were conducted by officers and it was found that the male was in the country illegally. 

He was arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally and a 34-year-old woman at the premises was also arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.  Both were taken to Melksham custody where they remain for questioning. 

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Marlborough Rugby: Three out of three for impressive Marlborough away at Wimborne


Mitieli Vulikijapani breaks through the Wimborne defence supported by Jake Williams and Ben FultonMitieli Vulikijapani breaks through the Wimborne defence supported by Jake Williams and Ben Fulton

Wimborne 21 - 51 Marlborough

 

Marlborough continued their good start to the season with an impressive performance away to Wimborne.  The visitors showed no effects from the long travel to the South coast and started the game well.  They were soon on the attack and winning some good ruck ball, a powerful run by Avenai Cakaunitavuki set up another ruck near the Wimborne line, the ball was quickly moved wide by prop Lemeki Moala for Joe Visei to go over in the left hand corner; the conversion was missed.  

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Have motorcycle - will travel - & write about it : after her ride around Iran, Lois Pryce comes to Marlborough LitFest

If someone left an anonymous note suggesting you went off to Iran on your motorcycle, would you go?  Adventurer Lois Pryce did.  And the result is her widely admired travel book Revolutionary Ride - on the road in search of the real Iran, which she will be talking about at the Marlborough LitFest (September 27-30.)

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Rowdeford closure proposal: Marlborough Councillors express unanimous support for parents of children at the threatened school

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Councillors expressed genuine concern and unanimous support for the parents of Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) children who currently attend Rowdeford School just outside Devizes and who would have to travel an extra hour every day were the proposed plans to close Rowdeford (along with two other schools in the County) and replace with one new 'super school' in Trowbridge. See Marlborough meeting discusses Wiltshire Council's options for special schools

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Marlborough Rising: Joe Stilgoe closes on Sunday afternoon at The Priory

Joe Stilgoe and band bringing the first Marlborough Rising to a rousing closeJoe Stilgoe and band bringing the first Marlborough Rising to a rousing closeJoe Stilgoe bought the curtain down on the first Marlborough Rising with a set that combined wit and spontaneity with musical expertise and breadth.  A superbly entertaining session embracing music from many different and (normally) unrelated genres, but all delivered in his unique, captivating and engaging style and closing after two hours to a standing ovation.

 

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