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St John’s rocket cars blast off to regional final

24 Apr 2019 Sue Round

St John's Yr7 Design and Technology students finished the Spring Term by trialling the model rocket cars they had designed as part of a nationwide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) competition called Race for the Line.  

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Local company recognised for national best practice in The Parliamentary Review

23 Apr 2019 Sue Round

TimeFinders - a company with its origins in Aldbourne and which provides senior life services - has been recognised as Best Practice Representative 2019 in The Parliamentary Review.

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Marlborough History Society to host biographer of Eglantyne Jebb - Save the Children Fund’s founder

23 Apr 2019 Sue Round

Clare Mulley, author of the award winning biography of Eglantyne Jebb, The Woman Who Saved Children, will be speaking at Marlborough History Society on Thursday, May 16 at 7.30pm in St. Peter’s Church.

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Bells at local churches tolled in support of Notre Dame

19 Apr 2019 Sue Round

On Maundy Thursday (April 18) a bell was tolled at 7.00 pm for seven minutes at St Mary's, Marlborough, Preshute, Mildenhall, Wootton Rivers, Aldbourne, Pewsey, Milton Lilbourne, Upavon in the Marlborough area - and at many other churches and cathedrals across the country.

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The town will fill with music between 9-11 August when Marlborough Rising returns

18 Apr 2019

Marlborough will be Rising again between Friday 9 and Sunday 11 August when Marlborough Rising returns with a heady mix of different music genres, offering something for every taste and spread across three venues in the town.  

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Marlborough artist Duncan Shoosmith becomes Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019

18 Apr 2019 Sue Round

Artist, Duncan Shoosmith, who lives near Marlborough has been crowned Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 in the final of the competition which was screened on Tuesday April 16.

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Young patients can now drive in electric style to GWH operating theatres

18 Apr 2019 A Correspondent

Young patients on the Children’s Ward at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust can now travel to surgery in style thanks to the donation of a brand new mini Tesla car - electric of course.

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Cash raised for Marlborough's Cotswold House & the Brandt Group

18 Apr 2019

Charity supporters raised £650 at a special coffee morning at Rick Stein Marlborough to support patients with severe eating disorders.

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The changing NHS: when will our STP come out of the shadows?

17 Apr 2019

In this series of articles, we have looked at the region's Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and the new Primary Care Networks.  Another other new-ish kid on the local-ish block is the BSW STP - aka the Bath & North Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.  It covers some...

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Marlborough LitFest 2019: announcing Joanne Harris, two Hiscox Debut Authors & the book for the Big Town Read

17 Apr 2019

New names added to this year’s Marlborough LitFest line-up include the ever-popular Joanne Harris, debut authors Elizabeth Macneal and Stacey Halls, and the choice for this year’s Big Town Read: The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

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St John’s rocket cars blast off to regional final

Rocket Cars at the ready - all lined up to prove their worth in the trialsRocket Cars at the ready - all lined up to prove their worth in the trialsSt John's Yr7 Design and Technology students finished the Spring Term by trialling the model rocket cars they had designed as part of a nationwide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) competition called Race for the Line.

 

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Marlborough Rugby: Resounding victory over local rivals Swindon to close a very successful season at the new higher level

Semisi Rasivo going for his trySemisi Rasivo going for his try

 Marlborough  34 - 24  Swindon

 

On a rich vein of form with five wins from six, Head Coach Elisi Vunipola’s men faced a struggling Swindon side in their last game of the 2018/2019 campaign.  The supporters enjoyed a feast of rugby, with the Firsts kicking off at 2.30pm and the Seconds kicking off their crucial game at 3.00pm.  It was a great weekend for Marlborough Rugby as the Colts also triumphed, this time at neutral Frome where they beat Yeovil Colts to win the Dorset and Wiltshire Colts Plate final by 23-7.

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Next year Wiltshire & Swindon will have a new Police and Crime Commissioner

Left: PCC Angus Macpherson. Right: Councillor Seed (Photo: Twitter)Left: PCC Angus Macpherson. Right: Councillor Seed (Photo: Twitter)After two terms as Wiltshire and Swindon's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Angus Macpherson has announced that he will be standing down in May 2020 - when a new PCC will be voted in.  The Conservative Party has selected Wiltshire Councillor Jonathon Seed as their candidate for PCC at the 2020 election.

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The changing NHS: when will our STP come out of the shadows?

In this series of articles, we have looked at the region's Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and the new Primary Care Networks.  Another other new-ish kid on the local-ish block is the BSW STP - aka the Bath & North Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.  It covers some 900,000 people.

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Cutting Wiltshire Emissions

 

Should more Solar Energy be part of Wiltshire’s plan?      Photo: Karsten Würth.Should more Solar Energy be part of Wiltshire’s plan? Photo: Karsten Würth.It’s all very well demanding that Wiltshire Council declares a Climate Emergency but what can it actually do?  The reaction of several councillors was a request that we set out concrete, practical steps.  That seems reasonable to me and here are some ideas.

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