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Wheatsheaf fundraising revamps playground for Chilton Foliat Primary School

22-03-2019 Sue Round

The Wheatsheaf pub in Chilton Foliat has donated £1,200 to Chilton Foliat Primary School.  The money was raised in a fundraising initiative which asked diners to contribute a voluntary donation of £1 at the end of their meal.

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Review: from Mozart to Bernstein - Ryan Drucker's piano recital at St Peter's Church

21-03-2019 Christopher Rogers

Pianist Ryan Drucker performed the latest recital in the Saint Peter’s Brilliant Young Musicians series (Sunday, March 17). Ryan graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a first class degree and was awarded the Alfred Clay Scholarship with the highest mark in an undergraduate recital. He is currently...

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2…4…6…8… save our planet, it’s not too late St John’s students join youth climate strike and march

21-03-2019 Sue Round

Last Friday, March 15, six St John’s Year 12 students missed school to join the second #Youthstrike4Climate in London.  More than fifteen thousand students gathered in Parliament Square and marched via Downing Street to Buckingham Palace. 

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‘Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye’… baby trout released into the Kennet

21-03-2019 Sue Round

This week it was the turn of Baydon St Nicholas Primary School to release the baby trout they had cared for since January into the River Kennet.  The children and teachers donned waders to join Anna Forbes and Sean Dempster from Action for the River Kennet in the river at...

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Bank building to get a shop window

19-03-2019

Here is another example of the changing face of Marlborough High Street:  NatWest who own No. 14 on the High Street's south side, have applied to change the frontage of the building so it is easier to sell as a retail shop.

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The Hundred Tonne Diet

19-03-2019 Professor Dave Waltham

  Don’t take my word - or anyone else’s - for anything. Y ou don’t need to.  The data is so clear that you can see - see for yourself - the reality of human-induced climate change.The graph shown below has two curves.  The first, in blue, shows the cumulative amount of carbon dioxide...

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If you dream it…you can do it at the Primary Schools’ Dance Festival

19-03-2019 Sue Round

Over two hundred children from ten local primary schools participated in the Marlborough Dance Festival, held at St John’s on Saturday March 16.  They were joined by students from  St.John’s Year 10 BTEC Dance group.

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One-way traffic round The Green gets the elbow - but there is still a problem of parking & access

19-03-2019

Following the decision in January to back double yellow lines around The Green, Marlborough Town Council's Planning Committee (March 18) were faced with a further proposal - to make the route round The Green into a one-way road.

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Area crime update - 11 - 18 March

19-03-2019

  Below are details of the latest crimes committed in Marlborough and surrounding villages.  If anyone has any information as to these offences please contact the Police on 101,  or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111   Area:   MarlboroughType:    Burglary Residential (Dwelling)Time/Date:  11/03/2019  21:11:00Details:     Marlborough, Isbury Road  -  Unknown suspect(s) have...

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Local schools raise money for Comic Relief

18-03-2019 Sue Round

Preshute Primary School and Marlborough St Mary’s have raised several hundred pounds for Comic Relief and had lots of fun in the process.

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2…4…6…8… save our planet, it’s not too late St John’s students join youth climate strike and march

Edie Bound, Maddy Bishop and Holly McKay at the #Youthstrike4climate march in Westminster last Friday March 15Edie Bound, Maddy Bishop and Holly McKay at the #Youthstrike4climate march in Westminster last Friday March 15Last Friday, March 15, six St John’s Year 12 students missed school to join the second #Youthstrike4Climate in London.  More than fifteen thousand students gathered in Parliament Square and marched via Downing Street to Buckingham Palace. 

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Wheatsheaf fundraising revamps playground for Chilton Foliat Primary School

Katie Turner, headteacher at Chilton Foliat Primary School, with Ollie Hunter, owner of The Wheatsheaf, and children from Chilton Foliat Primary School2019Katie Turner, headteacher at Chilton Foliat Primary School, with Ollie Hunter, owner of The Wheatsheaf, and children from Chilton Foliat Primary School2019The Wheatsheaf pub in Chilton Foliat has donated £1,200 to Chilton Foliat Primary School.  The money was raised in a fundraising initiative which asked diners to contribute a voluntary donation of £1 at the end of their meal.

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New Road Centre loses its Wiltshire Council grant - but is determined to stay open

Some New Road Centre members taking in the Monday sunshineSome New Road Centre members taking in the Monday sunshineLATE NEWS:  later on Monday (March 11) Wiltshire Council announced a change of policy:  "Wiltshire Council has confirmed that 12 community friendship clubs for disabled people will continue to get funding for 2019/20, with a new funding model announced last week put on hold."  Fuller story follows tomorrow.  Staff at Marlborough's New Road Centre are still in shock over Wiltshire Council's decision to 'terminate' their annual grant at the end of May.

 

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Marlborough.news' new columnist: Professor Dave Waltham - geophysicist & climate change campaigner

Protest outside County Hall before the climate change debate.  Centre (with baton): Councillor Brian Matthew proposer of the motion - beside him is Professor Dave Waltham Protest outside County Hall before the climate change debate. Centre (with baton): Councillor Brian Matthew proposer of the motion - beside him is Professor Dave Waltham Professor Dave Waltham is a geophysicist - he teaches and researches at London University's Royal Holloway College and he lives in Marlborough and has started a new column for marlborough.news.

 

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Marlborough Rugby: Resilient Marlborough too strong for Oxford Harlequins in tough battle on The Common

Craig Lewis neatly avoids a Harlequins tackleCraig Lewis neatly avoids a Harlequins tackle

Marlborough  27 - 13  Oxford Harlequins

 

After a narrow defeat to fellow promotion candidates Old Centralians last weekend, Marlborough hosted 9th placed Oxford Harlequins at The Common.  The last time the two sides met, Marlborough came out on top, albeit in a very competitive game.  The sun was shining, but the cold howling wind still meant hats and scarves for the fans.

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New Principal at St. John’s shares his Wildly Important Goals

Ian Tucker, St Johns Principal in front of 'Ski Selfie' a painting by Ben Plank in Year 11Ian Tucker, St Johns Principal in front of 'Ski Selfie' a painting by Ben Plank in Year 11Ian Tucker, the new Principal at St John’s Marlborough, took up the post in January.  He was previously Headteacher at Abbeyfield School in Chippenham.  Originally from Ilkley, West Yorkshire, Ian is married with two sons and a daughter and lives in Malmesbury.  His wife is a deputy-head at a Swindon primary school.

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New Road Centre: Wiltshire Council suspends ending grant & Councillor apologises for the upset caused

Councillor Jerry WickhamCouncillor Jerry WickhamStaff and volunteers at twelve 'friendship clubs' for vulnerable adults across Wiltshire - including Marlborough's New Road centrte - are breathing sighs of relief this morning (March 12) after Wiltshire Council - making a policy U-turn - suspended the 'termination' of their grants.  Giving them all a full year's grant for 2019/2020.

 

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