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Bumble Bees attracted to Stonebridge Meadow by a rare feast of Snake's Head Fritillary

25-04-2018 Sue Round

Stonebridge Wild River Reserve has many Snake’s Head Fritillary flowers in bloom.  According to the Wildlife Trusts the flower is vulnerable and on the red data list.  It is thanks to a community planting  project that so many of these delicate flowers can now be seen in the reserve. 

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Marlborough LitFest 2018: major contributors William Boyd, Kate Mosse & Katie Hickman are announced

25-04-2018

  More names have been revealed for this year’s ninth Marlborough LitFest (28-30 September.)  They include acclaimed novelist William Boyd, bestselling author Kate Mosse, historical fiction author Katie Hickman.   

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The Gambia's recovery from dictatorship - and the Commonwealth

25-04-2018 Nick Maurice

  [EDITORS' NOTE:  Last week Dr Nick Maurice was present in London for meetings of the Commonwealth People’s Forum and the launch of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting or CHOGM.  There he learnt more about the problems The Gambia has as it recovers from 22 years of dictatorship.It was the first CHOGM...

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Manager - Sunny Days Children’s Nursery, Lyneham

25-04-2018

  Manager   Sunny Days Children’s Nursery, Lyneham     Do you love working with children?  Would you like a new challenge?  The role of Manager at Sunny Days Children’s Nursery in Lyneham could be just for you.We are looking for a manager who is enthusiastic, forward thinking and ready for a challenge.  The Pre-school is...

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Annual town meeting hears questions about Oxenwood closure & debates introducing 20mph restrictions

24-04-2018

This was probably Marlborough's best attended Annual Meeting of the Town Council (April 23) for years and the brisk review of the Council's year, the public questions and a debate on the introduction of 20mph restrictions should ensure a similar turnout in years to come.  

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Kelham Gardens land: Wiltshire Council will negotiate over its use as a car park - at what price?

24-04-2018

At a meeting of Wiltshire Council's cabinet (Tuesday morning, April 24) re-considered their plan to sell the piece of land they own in Kelham Gardens.   Due to contamination and its shape, the land is almost certainly unsuitable for housing and the cabinet were in favour of negotiating with Marlborough Town...

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The Now Vauxhall dealership in George Lane has closed

23-04-2018

Further to our report today about the state of Marlborough High Street, we have since learned that the Now Vauxhall dealership, service and MOT workshops in George Lane has closed.

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They say footfall has fallen in Marlborough High Street - will it improve now the road works have gone?

23-04-2018

The airwaves, the digital this-es and thats and the newspapers have been full this past week of the current woes of High Street Britain.  Mothercare is shrinking and Debenhams has seen a huge drop in profits.  

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A new use for old technology: Pewsey Vale gets another red tourist information kiosk

23-04-2018

The sun shone brightly in Bottlesford when the latest addition to the Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership's (PVTP) Tourist Information Kiosks was officially opened (April 20) by two local stalwarts Roy Rumming and Gordon Phillimore.

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Bumble Bees attracted to Stonebridge Meadow by a rare feast of Snake's Head Fritillary

Bumble Bee feasting on a Snakes’s Head Fritillary in Stonebridge MeadowBumble Bee feasting on a Snakes’s Head Fritillary in Stonebridge MeadowStonebridge Wild River Reserve has many Snake’s Head Fritillary flowers in bloom.  According to the Wildlife Trusts the flower is vulnerable and on the red data list.  It is thanks to a community planting  project that so many of these delicate flowers can now be seen in the reserve.

 

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Lots to be won in Marlborough Tennis' fund raising auctions as opening for the new courts draws closer

Marlborough Tennis' new courts nearing completionMarlborough Tennis' new courts nearing completionA day out driving a combine harvester over the Marlborough Downs - one of the dreams of many a young person (or not-so-young in many cases!).  This could be yours, but first you have to bid for and win this fantastic day out in the auction being held at the club's Black Tie Ball at the Town Hall on Friday 27 April.

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Kelham Gardens land: Wiltshire Council will negotiate over its use as a car park - at what price?

The previous photo with this report showed the wrong piece of land at Kelham Gardens - our apologiesThe previous photo with this report showed the wrong piece of land at Kelham Gardens - our apologiesAt a meeting of Wiltshire Council's cabinet (Tuesday morning, April 24) re-considered their plan to sell the piece of land they own in Kelham Gardens.   Due to contamination and its shape, the land is almost certainly unsuitable for housing and the cabinet were in favour of negotiating with Marlborough Town Council over its future ownership and use.

 

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"A glaring omission" made good - historic Marlborough finally gets its own museum

Sir John Sykes formally declares the new Marlborough Museum open with the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, who is also a patron of the Merchant's House, in attendanceSir John Sykes formally declares the new Marlborough Museum open with the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, who is also a patron of the Merchant's House, in attendanceMarlborough has a Museum.  It is in the Merchant's House and it was formally opened on Wednesday (April 18) by Sir John Sykes who was the first - and long serving - chairman of the Merchant's House Trust.

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Army keep fit for Mayor’s charities

Mayor Mervyn Hall, Lt Col Simon Puxley members of 4MI and Home Start KennetMayor Mervyn Hall, Lt Col Simon Puxley members of 4MI and Home Start KennetTown Mayor, Councillor Mervyn Hall’s chosen charities - Julia’s House and Home Start Kennet - received a military boost today, 18 April, thanks to forty soldiers from the 4th Military Intelligence Battalion (4MI).

 

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