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BREXIT: there are issues specific to people in our area that will have to be addressed - and that process…

19-11-2017

  Marlborough.news has steered clear of the Brexit debate - a largely national and for now, some would say, even a Westminster and Whitehall matter.   We are not going to make a habit of reporting on Brexit pros and process or cons and constraints.But we will keep a watch out for...

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Great Bedwyn: another community in need of affordable homes - but what about its social housing?

19-11-2017

  The only additional homes to be built in Great Bedwyn ought to be "small 'affordable' ones".

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Marlborough St Mary's Primary School and the new crossing point over George Lane: "An accident waiting to happen"

18-11-2017

  The opening of Marlborough St Mary's Primary school has - as was expected -  brought changed patterns of movement as parents and children walk to school.

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Bikes stolen from a shed in Wootton Rivers - Police appeal for information

16-11-2017

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Wootton Rivers, near Marlborough which took plae between 12 and 13 September.  Several items were stolen including:  X1 Fondriest bike X1 Colnago road bike Raleigh pedal bike Two sets of bike wheels Garmin 810 In addition several items of bike equipment including a tyre pump and bike lock were...

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Marlborough Hockey Club achieve Clubmark accreditation

16-11-2017 Sarah Kendall

With England Hockey Clubfirst accreditation held since 2006, Marlborough Hockey Club are now one of the first clubs in the west of England to have been awarded England Hockey’s Clubmark accreditation.

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Hockey: Marlborough Ladies First team have an important win - but tables are turned for the Seconds as goals…

16-11-2017 Vicky Moxham

  City of Bath Ladies Firsts       0  Marlborough Ladies Firsts       4       Following two draws in the last two games, Marlborough travelled to bottom of the league City of Bath looking for three points.   A minute of silence for the fallen was observed and then it was time for Marlborough to get...

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Handyperson - Marlborough College

16-11-2017

  Handyperson     A vacancy has arisen for a Handyperson to work within Turner House (a boys’ boarding house).   You should enjoy and have a good knowledge of DIY and be able to undertake a range of general maintenance tasks including repairs and painting. Some heavy-duty cleaning tasks may also be required.  Relevant...

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Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support - Marlborough College

16-11-2017

  Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support     We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team in General Services.  Reporting to the Domestic Services Manager, you will provide roaming assistance (as required for all areas) including: cleaning services around the College campus as well as driving for deliveries and...

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Gardener (Full Time) - Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre

16-11-2017

  Gardener (Full Time)   Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre     Sheepdrove is a 2,500 acre working organic farm based in Lambourn.  It is home to our award winning Eco Conference Centre, guest accommodation and woodland burial site and Education Centre. The farm produces pasture-fed organic meat for the family Butcher’s shop in London and...

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Children and Families’ Worker - St Mary’s Church, Marlborough

16-11-2017

  Children and Families’ Worker   St Mary’s Church, Marlborough      We are looking for someone who will help develop the work being done amongst children, families and young people in our parish, and who will contribute to our main aim “to make Jesus known” amongst the people of Marlborough.  Some experience in working...

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A New Career as a Teacher? Excalibur Teaching School Alliance’s first Cohort of trainees are in the classroom!

l to r:  Oscar Hird, Emma Playfair, James Allen, Julie Gordon, Lauren Sankey, Elena Ramos, Justine Holmes (Professional Tutor), Francis Klememcicl to r: Oscar Hird, Emma Playfair, James Allen, Julie Gordon, Lauren Sankey, Elena Ramos, Justine Holmes (Professional Tutor), Francis KlememcicThe one year graduate School Direct scheme run by the Excalibur Teaching School Alliance (TSA) is off to a flying start.  Based at St John’s, Marlborough (a National Teaching School) and Bath Spa University, the course offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as the possibility of gaining 60 credits towards a Masters.

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ARK's work for the River Kennet to flow further downstream

 

ARK Chairman Richard Clarke with Judy Pitts & with Dr Rodney Owen JonesARK Chairman Richard Clarke with Judy Pitts & with Dr Rodney Owen JonesAt the AGM of Action for the River Kennet (ARK) its director, Charlotte Hitchmough, announced that, in line with their strategy to become more active in the middle and downstream reaches of the Kennet, they will soon be recruiting a new member of staff to run projects between Hungerford and Reading.

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BREXIT: there are issues specific to people in our area that will have to be addressed - and that process does need watching

 

Marlborough.news has steered clear of the Brexit debate - a largely national and for now, some would say, even a Westminster and Whitehall matter.   We are not going to make a habit of reporting on Brexit pros and process or cons and constraints.

But we will keep a watch out for some of the less visible Brexit issues that may affect people in our area.  Here, in brief, are three: Honda's future in Swindon, the free movement of horses and policies towards the disabled...

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Huge increase in threats to England’s celebrated landscapes from major housing developments

Local residents' campaign at Harwell to stop the proposed 1,000 house development within the North Wessex Downs AONBLocal residents' campaign at Harwell to stop the proposed 1,000 house development within the North Wessex Downs AONBNew independent research [see below*] shows there has been an 82 per cent  increase in new housing units given planning permission in England’s 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the past five years, despite the fact that national planning policy gives them 'the highest status of protection' from damaging development.

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The rebirth of Cinema within Marlborough - old Chapel in the Parade to become the town's new screen

Space of the proposed new cinema - West facing showing the old stained glass windowsSpace of the proposed new cinema - West facing showing the old stained glass windowsA Cinema again in Marlborough could well become reality.  Plans are due to be submitted to convert the old Chapel (formerly the Antiques Centre) in The Parade and yesterday, Saturday 11 November, the old Chapel was thrown open as part of a consultation exercise where Marlborough residents could get a view of the plans, ask questions of the developers and architects and make comments.
 

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MantonFest Pedals for Pudsey!

Team MantonFest whizz past......Team MantonFest whizz past......Earlier this evening (Monday 13 November) members of the MantonFest organising committee headed by Chairman Roger Grant (resplendent in a bright yellow Pudsey Onesie) turned up at the North Swindon Orbital Centre to do their bit for Pudsey and Children in Need.

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Review: Victoria Jinivizian's 'Interior Lives' - rooms we can view at our leisure


Victoria Jinivizian:  Interior, Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor’s, KardamyliVictoria Jinivizian: Interior, Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor’s, KardamyliThis month’s exhibition at the White Horse Gallery presents a series of paintings and drawings of rooms by Victoria Jinivizian. Victoria was trained at the Slade School of Fine Art, exhibits regularly and is an established tutor at the Marlborough College Summer School.

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Back to Fitness with Buggybabes

The Buggybabes watched by the babies The Buggybabes watched by the babies Buggybabes, the brainchild of Dominique Oughton, is an exercise class for new mums.  When Dominique, who is a Senior Sports Consultant with Wiltshire and Swindon Sport, wanted to get fit after giving birth to son Noah, she couldn’t find what she was looking for in the local area. So she decided to start her own back to fitness class specifically aimed at new mums.

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