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Marlborough meeting discusses Wiltshire Council's options for special schools

17-07-2018 A Correspondent

Wiltshire Council are holding a three-month pre-consultation on the future of the county's special schools - for children with Special Education Need and Disability (SEND).  On Monday (July 16) a meeting was held in Marlborough to discuss the consultation and to hear the views of Wiltshire councillors and parents.

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Virtual reality offers a new perspective on Avebury

17-07-2018 Sue Round

Visitors to the Alexander Keiller Museum, Avebury now have the chance to experience  Avebury stone circles as they might have been 4,300 years ago.

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Budding artists at Preshute School receive prizes from mayor

17-07-2018 Sue Round

Pupils at Preshute School had a surprise visit from Mayor Lisa Farrell today July 17 when she visited classrooms to present prizes to the winners of the Marlborough in Bloom Art Competition. 

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Wiltshire Council gives up 0845 number for emergency calls

16-07-2018

Following pressure from the Fair Telecoms Campaign (FTC) and The Observer newspaper, Wiltshire Council has stopped using a premium rate - or 0845 - phone line for its emergency adult care service.

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Marlborough cyber security firm picks-up national industry award

15-07-2018 A Correspondent

A Marlborough based cyber security specialist has scooped a national industry award for its groundbreaking work on security for online payment systems.

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Songfest raises money for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

13-07-2018 Sue Round

Nearly £400 has been raised for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust at two concerts given by the Marlborough & Pewsey Music Schools Cluster, supported by Wiltshire Music Connect (the music education hub for Wiltshire).

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Liberté, égalité, fraternité - Vive la Révolution! Ramsbury Primary celebrates Bastille Day

13-07-2018 Sue Round

Pupils at Ramsbury Primary School enjoyed a day of Bastille Day linked activities on Thursday July 12, two days ahead of the real French Fête Nationale on July 14.  The activities were designed to bring the events of July 14 1789 to life and to teach the pupils more about...

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WAYFARING: Celebrating the ancient track across our area of outstanding natural beauty

13-07-2018

Walking along stretches of the Ridgeway is one of the privileges Marlborough area people enjoy. It's not so well known that the Ridgeway is part of an ancient and  much longer route known as the Icknield Way that ran from the Dorset coast to the Norfolk coast.

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Best Marlborough gardens – the results are out

12-07-2018 Sue Round

The winners of the Marlborough in Bloom garden competition were presented with their awards on Wednesday, July 11, the official judging day for South West in Bloom.  Sponsored by Henry George, Estate Agents, this was the second year of the competition which attracted fourteen entrants, up four from last year.There...

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Great Western Hospital's plan to meet Swindon's huge population growth

12-07-2018

At the turn of the century when Great Western Hospital (GWH) was being built there was some surprise that it would have a smaller capacity than the Princess Margaret Hospital it was replacing.  It was, after all, a time when Swindon's population was growing fast - as it still is.

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It’s judgement day for Marlborough in Bloom

Mayor Lisa Farrell greets SWIB judges - L to R Steve Pascall, Shelley Parker, Su Maddocks (judge), Mayor Lisa, Nigel Weatherly, Martin Abrahams (judge), Anne Crawley, Val Compton Anna ForbesMayor Lisa Farrell greets SWIB judges - L to R Steve Pascall, Shelley Parker, Su Maddocks (judge), Mayor Lisa, Nigel Weatherly, Martin Abrahams (judge), Anne Crawley, Val Compton Anna Forbes'Bloomin' lovely!'  That's how Marlborough appeared this morning (10 July) for the 'South West in Bloom' (SWIB) judges’ walk around the town.  This is the fifth year running that the town has entered the South West in Bloom competition and today the BBC were here to film for a special 'Britain in Bloom' programme for BBC2 to be shown February 2019.

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Marlborough meeting discusses Wiltshire Council's options for special schools

L to r: Jo Waltham, Cllr Ian Thorn, Cllr Jon Hubbard, Cllr James Sheppard (speaking), Cllr Jane Davies, Cllr Nick FoggL to r: Jo Waltham, Cllr Ian Thorn, Cllr Jon Hubbard, Cllr James Sheppard (speaking), Cllr Jane Davies, Cllr Nick FoggWiltshire Council are holding a three-month pre-consultation on the future of the county's special schools - for children with Special Education Need and Disability (SEND).  On Monday (July 16) a meeting was held in Marlborough to discuss the consultation and to hear the views of Wiltshire councillors and parents.

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Songfest raises money for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Pupils from Pewsey Primary, St Katharines and Great Bedwyn with their teachers.  L to R:  Lucia Pupilli (Pewsey Primary), Di Crocker (St Katharine's) and Jacki Pattenden (Marlborough and Pewsey Music Cluster Co ordinator)Pupils from Pewsey Primary, St Katharines and Great Bedwyn with their teachers. L to R: Lucia Pupilli (Pewsey Primary), Di Crocker (St Katharine's) and Jacki Pattenden (Marlborough and Pewsey Music Cluster Co ordinator)Nearly £400 has been raised for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust at two concerts given by the Marlborough & Pewsey Music Schools Cluster, supported by Wiltshire Music Connect (the music education hub for Wiltshire).

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Wednesday: Marlborough LitFest tickets go on sale - including David Walliams' TWO sessions

The 2018 Marlborough LitFest Box Office officially opens for the 27-30 September Festival this Wednesday - July 11. Tickets and festival brochures are available from The White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough High Street (cash or cheques only), or Pound Arts Tel: 01249 701628 / 01249 712618 (www.poundarts.org.uk/) and the full programme can be viewed online 

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Liberté, égalité, fraternité - Vive la Révolution! Ramsbury Primary celebrates Bastille Day

Singing the MarseillaiseSinging the MarseillaisePupils at Ramsbury Primary School enjoyed a day of Bastille Day linked activities on Thursday July 12, two days ahead of the real French Fête Nationale on July 14.  The activities were designed to bring the events of July 14 1789 to life and to teach the pupils more about French history, culture and way of life.

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Marlborough author's personal story lifts the lid on the daring and accomplishments of a forgotten WWII hero

Jaques de Guelis demonstrating why the term 'Giant' was appropriateJaques de Guelis demonstrating why the term 'Giant' was appropriateHe won the Military Cross and three Croix de Guerre operating in occupied France, Algiers and Corsica as an SOE agent in the fight against Hitler.  But Jacque de Guelis died in a car crash three weeks after the end of World War II.  Marlborough author Delphine Isaaman's recent book, 'Jaques de Guelis SOE's Genial Giant' brings his remarkable story to light.

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