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No excuse for the Postman: New street to be named after Marlborough hero commemorated on a special WW1 stamp

11-12-2017

One of the ten names have selected by the Town Council for the new street names within the Salisbury Road development is of WW1 nursing hero, Elsie Knocker, who has been commemorated along with fellow nurse, Mairi Chisholm by the Royal Mail on one of their First World War –...

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Savernake Death Crash: Ramsbury man sentenced to six years for causing death by dangerous driving

11-12-2017 Court Reporter

  A Wiltshire man has been jailed for six years for killing a female pedestrian while speeding on the A4 out of Marlborough. A jury at Salisbury Crown Court today (11 December 2017) found Alexander May, 28, from Ramsbury, guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.  He was jailed...

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Tony Skittrall: Marlborough Town Clerk between 1983 and 1998

11-12-2017 Nigel Kerton

Marlborough is mourning the death of former Town Clerk Tony Skittrall who died peacefully at his George Lane home on Monday 4 December, surrounded by his family.

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As Home-Start Kennet celebrates its thirtieth birthday - there's a call for new trustees

11-12-2017

Local charities like Home-Start Kennet cannot exist without a strong and committed board of trustees.  After thirty years helping families in the area, they have extended their reach and need new trustees to help support this work.  

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Marlborough Hockey Club - weather wins

11-12-2017

None of the Marlborough Hockey Club's six adult teams were able to play on Saturday (December 9).

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How will winter's chill test the health of the Great Western Hospital's finances and staff?

11-12-2017

Executives at Great Western Hospital have been working hard for several months with the Clinical Commissioning Groups the hospital serves to prepare for the winter pressures.  But whether or not there is a serious flu outbreak, the hospital is already hard put to it to cope with the spring, summer...

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Secretarial Assistant to the Deputy Head (academic) - Marlborough College

11-12-2017

  Secretarial Assistant to the Deputy Head (academic)     An opportunity has arisen to work in this interesting and demanding role at the College assisting the Deputy Head (Academic).  You should be an experienced secretary, with excellent IT, communication and administration skills, with an ability for complex organisation and prioritisation.  8.30am to 5pm,...

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Teacher of Psychology (Full or Part Time) - Marlborough College

11-12-2017

  Teacher of Psychology (Full or Part Time)   April - December 2018     We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, ambitious and well-qualified graduate, for two terms, capable of teaching Psychology across the A level course, and preparing those pupils wishing to study the subject, and related disciplines, at university.  The successful candidate will...

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Trustees Wanted - Home-Start Kennet

11-12-2017

  We’ve won another Big Lottery grant – now we need you! Trustees Wanted   Home-Start Kennet is a long-established local children’s charity, based in Pewsey. Our MissionHome-Start Kennet offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in our local communities. Our trained volunteers visit families at home and offer them informal,...

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Town Councillors to debate sale of amenity land off Rabley Wood View for housing

09-12-2017

Marlborough Town Councillors will discuss Wiltshire Council's plan to sell off the amenity and playing field land off Rabley Wood View for a housing development , at their Full Council meeting on Monday (December 11).

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Savernake Death Crash: Ramsbury man sentenced to six years for causing death by dangerous driving

 

Alex May entering Salisbury Crown on the first day of the trial    (pic Nicola Salt)Alex May entering Salisbury Crown on the first day of the trial (pic Nicola Salt)

A Wiltshire man has been jailed for six years for killing a female pedestrian while speeding on the A4 out of Marlborough.

A jury at Salisbury Crown Court today (11 December 2017) found Alexander May, 28, from Ramsbury, guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.  He was jailed for six years and handed a ten-year driving ban.

His co-defendant Jordan Blake, 25, from Ogbourne St George, was found not guilty of the same charge.

The crash happened on the afternoon of Thursday 9 June 2016, when Jane Thompson, 54, who lived in the Redhouse area of Swindon, was walking on the pavement along the A4 after finishing work at Savernake Hospital.

She was walking down the hill into Marlborough when May’s BMW mounted the pavement and hit her.  Despite a valiant attempt by a passer-by and paramedics, Jane sadly died at the scene.

Following intensive police investigations, it transpired that May had been speeding up the hill out of Marlborough towards Froxfield when the collision happened.

 

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No excuse for the Postman: New street to be named after Marlborough hero commemorated on a special WW1 stamp

Elsie Knocker with Mairi Chisholm commemorated on a special WW1 stampElsie Knocker with Mairi Chisholm commemorated on a special WW1 stampOne of the ten names have selected by the Town Council for the new street names within the Salisbury Road development is of WW1 nursing hero, Elsie Knocker, who has been commemorated along with fellow nurse, Mairi Chisholm by the Royal Mail on one of their First World War – 1917 Special Stamps.

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A Marlborough Christmas to raise funds for a trio of charities

Elf Lisa Utting with Chloe Thomas and Emma Cotton (Brighter Futures) at A Marlborough Christmas 2016Elf Lisa Utting with Chloe Thomas and Emma Cotton (Brighter Futures) at A Marlborough Christmas 2016A Marlborough Christmas will be held in the Norwood Hall, Marlborough College on Saturday 16 December from 10 am to 4 pm.  For the second year running the proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK (CRUK), Prospect Hospice and Brighter Futures, Great Western Hospital’s radiotherapy appeal.

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Tesco's Christmas boost for the Jubilee Centre

Standing l to r: Lucy Ross-Millar & Sally WolfendenStanding l to r: Lucy Ross-Millar & Sally WolfendenCarole Walker, the manager of the Jubilee Centre, was busy in the kitchen making sure the lunch was just so.  Volunteers were helping the assembled lunchers with some gentle exercises - suitable for Marlborough's older generation (December 8).

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McCarthy and Stone’s generous support for Marlborough Youth & Community Centre ahead of its opening

Let the unloading begin - l to r Nicki Beswarick, Liz Griffin, the Town Mayor and Shane PaullLet the unloading begin - l to r Nicki Beswarick, Liz Griffin, the Town Mayor and Shane PaullMcCarthy and Stone, the company building the Canning Place retirement homes at the foot of Granham Hill, have made a major contribution to the Marlborough Community and Youth Centre ahead of its grand opening.  They have donated £15,000 in kind and in money.

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Festive fundraising for Hope and Homes for Children

Ann Swift displaying 'one I made earlier' Christmas wreathAnn Swift displaying 'one I made earlier' Christmas wreathA Christmas wreath workshop and a classical carol concert will raise funds for Hope and Homes for Children, the charity with a local connection.  The Christmas wreath workshop, held at Pewsey Vale Tennis Clubhouse was the brainchild of Sally Brown, who is a member of the Vale of Pewsey Hope and Homes for Children support group. 

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