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All change on the High Street - Jack Wills to close and SpaceNK to open

17 Aug 2019 Sue Round

Sports Direct, who acquired Jack Wills in a £12.8 million deal earlier in the month, have announced this week that the Marlborough store will close.  The store, which opened only two years ago, is selling remaining stock heavily discounted and shoppers looking for a bargain should visit before its doors...

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Gunjur with Thriving Through Venture: Visiting the EU funded Youth Empowerment Programme - Callum's blog

17 Aug 2019 Callum Roberts

Today we went to visit the YEP in Bakau, the Youth Empowerment Project.  It’s an EU funded programme to educate, train, and offer opportunities to young people in The Gambia.  

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Dark Clouds over Manton as closure of Outside Chance announced

16 Aug 2019

In a letter to Manton residents earlier today (Friday 16 August) landlord Howard Spooner announced that The Outside Chance 'will have to close soon'.  

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Gunjur with Thriving Through Venture: How a Gambian family's welcome changed perspectives - George's blog

16 Aug 2019 George Amos

I knew before we came out here that we would be spending a day in our Gambian partner’s compound, where they live with their family.  And to be honest, I was dreading it a bit. 

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Marlborough Rising: Review of Wilding and Flyte at The Town Hall

15 Aug 2019 Madison James

On Saturday evening Marlborough Rising welcomed up-and-coming alternative pop quartet Flyte to the Town Hall.  They were supported by the local group Wilding.

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Marlborough Rising Talent: an afternoon performance by young local talent - real talents

15 Aug 2019 Madison James

Saturday (August 10) saw the return of Marlborough Rising Talent at the Town Hall - a free event showcasing the musical ability of various performers from the Marlborough area.  This year the musicians each played a longer set, mostly made up of original songs, an admirable feat considering the ages...

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St John's students raise the achievement bar even higher with this year's 'A' level results

15 Aug 2019

"With 54% of our students achieving A*-B grades in their A level results we have a great deal to celebrate" stated a beaming St John's Principal Ian Tucker, extolling the hard work and dedication shown by this year's A level students when the results were announced this morning.  "Last year's...

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Gambia with Thriving Through Venture: the shock of seeing where slaves were held - Libby's blog

15 Aug 2019 Libby Yeoman

We had a really early start from Gunjur today. We went in two minibuses with our Gambian partners.  On our bus there was a huge sing-song.Everyone had so much energy.  Yet Maisie managed to sleep through it all!  We arrived an hour later at the shore of the Gambia River. 

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Practice Manager (Maternity Cover) - Kennet & Avon Medical Partnership

15 Aug 2019

  Practice Manager (Maternity Cover)       Hours:  Up to full timeSalary:  Competitive, dependent on qualifications and experience Location:  Marlborough and Pewsey Contract Duration:  Minimum of 8 months from mid-October to mid-June Due to our current Patient Services Manager taking maternity leave from November 2019, we are looking to recruit a dynamic, highly motivated, hardworking individual to support...

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NAPOLEON BONAPARTE! Author to present new view of France's onetime Emperor - & long time British…

14 Aug 2019 Madison James

Thursday, 15 August 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Napoleon Bonaparte.  That's almost 250 years worth of theories and stories about the very famous 'Little Corporal' from Corsica who ruled over much of Europe.

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All change on the High Street - Jack Wills to close and SpaceNK to open

Jack Wills with closing down sale postersJack Wills with closing down sale postersSports Direct, who acquired Jack Wills in a £12.8 million deal earlier in the month, have announced this week that the Marlborough store will close.  The store, which opened only two years ago, is selling remaining stock heavily discounted and shoppers looking for a bargain should visit before its doors close for a final time.

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Marlborough Rising Talent: an afternoon performance by young local talent - real talents

Ann Liu Cannon and Rhett OConnorAnn Liu Cannon and Rhett OConnorSaturday (August 10) saw the return of Marlborough Rising Talent at the Town Hall - a free event showcasing the musical ability of various performers from the Marlborough area.  This year the musicians each played a longer set, mostly made up of original songs, an admirable feat considering the ages of those who took part.

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Marlborough Rising: Pics from Saturday and Sunday

Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain at The Memorial HallUkelele Orchestra of Great Britain at The Memorial HallMarlborough Rising Saturday was at the Town Hall.  Up and coming Flyte headlined, returning to Marlborough after a couple of appearances for Sound Knowledge, with lead Will Taylor giving them a big plug.  Marlborough's Wilding supported with Ben Cipolla opening in the Court Room downstairs, both showing the real depth of talent amongst the young talent in the town.  

 

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IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

 

My lurcher, Tess, out for a run in the hills above MarlboroughMy lurcher, Tess, out for a run in the hills above MarlboroughThe hillside opposite my front door is a biodiversity hotspot.  There’s nowhere, in the UK, where I’ve seen more wildlife.  Flowers from cowslips to orchids, insects from glow-worms to meadow-brown butterflies, birds from buzzards to wood-pigeons and mammals from deer to stoats.  

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Aldbourne Band Secure Exciting Conducting Team for British Open and National Finals

Lee Skipsey (left) and Ivan Meylemans (right), two internationally acclaimed conductors who will be working with the Aldbourne Band this AutumnLee Skipsey (left) and Ivan Meylemans (right), two internationally acclaimed conductors who will be working with the Aldbourne Band this AutumnTwo experienced and sought-after conductors have agreed to work with the Aldbourne Band and resident conductor Glyn Williams to enhance the band's efforts  at the British Open and National Finals later this year.

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St John's students raise the achievement bar even higher with this year's 'A' level results

Principal Ian Tucker (right) with Assistant Vice Prinicpal Dan Rogan (left) and some of the very happy St John's A level studentsPrincipal Ian Tucker (right) with Assistant Vice Prinicpal Dan Rogan (left) and some of the very happy St John's A level students"With 54% of our students achieving A*-B grades in their A level results we have a great deal to celebrate" stated a beaming St John's Principal Ian Tucker, extolling the hard work and dedication shown by this year's A level students when the results were announced this morning.  "Last year's performance was also very strong with 48% achieving these grades" he added, noting the particular excellence of this year's results and the significant improvement over what was already deemed to be a very successful year.

 

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From chocolat to strawberries - the rich world of Joanne Harris' best-selling stories

Joanne Harris (Photo: Kyte Photography)Joanne Harris (Photo: Kyte Photography)When Joanne Harris first published Chocolat twenty years ago, she never thought that a novel about a chocolate shop and a small French village would achieve worldwide success and acclaim. A very popular film adaptation and several awards later, Joanne has published the fourth book in the Chocolat series - The Strawberry Thief.

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Reggie Price and Georgia Galley voted Club Players of The Year for Marlborough Youth FC

Georgia Galley and Reggie Price, voted Marlborough Youth FC's two Players of The YearGeorgia Galley and Reggie Price, voted Marlborough Youth FC's two Players of The YearMarlborough Youth Football Club have just announced the two winners of their 'Player of The Year' votes.  Reggie Price, who was in last year's U6 squad was voted 'Player of The Year' in the Public vote, whilst Georgia Galley, a member of the MYFC Angels U12 Foxes team won the Club vote.

 

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Obituary: Christopher Irby, professional cellist and conductor of the Marlborough Concert Orchestra for many years

Christopher IrbyChristopher IrbyChristopher Irby moved to Hungerford in 2005 after his retirement as a successful professional cellist.  His positions included nine years as a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and twenty five years as a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  He worked with many world famous conductors.

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Marlborough Rising: Pics from Friday night

Tony O'Malley at a steamy Club Movida on Friday nightTony O'Malley at a steamy Club Movida on Friday nightMarlborough Rising took off last night (Friday 9 August) at Club Movida, where Tony O'Malley enthralled with a classic, tight and beautifully accomplished set whilst St Mary's resounded to the tunes of the great musicals of the West End shows.

 

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Ham's newly reopened Crown & Anchor Inn - There's plenty of life in 'The Village Pub' yet

Ham's newly renovated Crown & Anchor Inn - 'A Traditional Village Pub with Rooms' in picturesque HamHam's newly renovated Crown & Anchor Inn - 'A Traditional Village Pub with Rooms' in picturesque HamTimes are hard for village pubs, or so everyone tells us.  The news seems always to be about village pubs closing, being converted into residential dwellings and stripping away what was once the beating heart of that rural community.  However, Ham's newly resuscitated Crown & Anchor rips a very large question mark right through that line of conventional wisdom.

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