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Trio of Thatcham teens complete local roads cycle ride

THREE Thatcham teenagers completed a three-day charity cycle ride sparked by a desire to help children less fortunate than themselves.

Robert Bartholomew, aged 16, Jack Crowden and Chloe Jones, both 14, cycled around local roads to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation.

Chloe said: “We decided to do the charity cycle because we all ride for Newbury Road Club competitively and felt we needed a challenge. We thought raising money for a charity would make the ride more worth while and give us a drive to complete it.”

The group created a Facebook page to determine the extent of their ...

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Ashmansworth boy finalist in 2014 choristers of the year award

AN ASHMANSWORTH boy has been selected as a finalist in this year’s BBC Radio 2 ...

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Tadley woman provides account to police following Basingstoke collision death

A TADLEY woman has provided an account to police, after a Basingstoke collision, following which ...

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Motivational dialogue on motherhood

A HUNGERFORD motivational speaker, coach and mother, is holding an interactive event in the ...

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North Sydmonton cookery course for those heading off to university

THOSE heading off to university this autumn can learn how to survive without junk food ...

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Roll up! Roll up! Circus in Thatcham tonight (Tuesday)

THE circus will be coming to Thatcham town tonight (Tuesday). Circus Ginnett will be performing a ...

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Parish council votes no to more development in Lambourn

LAMBOURN Parish Council has delivered a resounding “No” to proposals for up to 56 more ...

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Eastbury to launch long-awaited flood alleviation scheme this week

EASTBURY will celebrate a unique milestone in its battle against flooding on Friday, September 19. Newbury ...

New site for Thatcham fireworks?

THATCHAM’s Firework Display could be launching from a new site this year. Last year’s display was ...

Cricket team leaves ground over lack of facilities

PLANS for the future of Burghclere Sports Club came under the spotlight at a ...

Magic, disco and more at Aldermaston event for Ghana charity

A FUNTASTIC family fundraiser is being held in aid of Ramsbury-based charity Action Through Enterprise ...

Game, set, match for Hungerford juniors

HUNGERFORD Tennis Club has hosted its annual Junior Tournament. Four trophies were hotly fought over. Club ...

Victory at last for Cobbs’ play barn bid

THERE were celebrations at Cobbs Farm and Kitchen after a lengthy battle to build ...

Tadley man helps secure England victory in home countries clay pigeon competition

A TADLEY man helped secure victory for England in a clay pigeon shooting competition between ...

Thatcham Town Council opposes Lower Way housing site

THATCHAM Town Council has added its voice to prevent land on Lower Way being turned ...

Thatcham level crossing app goes live

A SCHEME to help frustrated motorists at Thatcham level crossing launched last week. The level ...

Here they come…Hungerford greets Tour of Britain

WAVING schoolchildren cheered on the riders as the Tour Of britain swept through Hungerford ...

UK’s leading cycling race is in Hungerford today

THE FLAGS will be out in West Berkshire today (Friday) as the UK’s biggest professional ...

Challenge thrown down to rising stars at Kennet

NEW pupils at Kennet School have been invited to take on a new challenge. The ...

Renovations to Hungerford building causing concern

AN HISTORIC Hungerford High Street building is finally being renovated – but is it being ...

Thatcham head shave raises more than £2000

A WOMAN with cancer has raised more than £2,000 through a charity head shave. Michele Moore, ...

Cold Ash pub rises from the ashes

A WEST Berkshire pub rose from the ashes when it reopened last week. The Spotted ...

Burghclere villagers oppose Highclere Estate development plans

BURGHCLERE villagers packed out a parish council meeting on Monday with concerns about proposals by ...

Dead soldier’s scuba jacket gifted to teenager

A COLD Ash teenager is the proud owner of a scuba jacket that ...

Jazz legend escapes speeding ban

BRITISH jazz legend Chris Barber has escaped a driving ban for speeding – because ...

Man airlifted to hospital following Hungerford collision

A MAN was airlifted to hospital yesterday (Monday) evening, after a two-vehicle Hungerford collision, which ...

Driver ‘too drunk to operate sun roof’ – court

A SHEFFORD Woodlands man, so drunk he could not operate his car sun roof, ...

Fraudster son used mother’s credit card – court

A HUNGERFORD mother told police that her own son had fraudulently used her credit ...

Sheepdrove hosts first round of ‘Countryfile’ photo judging

SHEEPDROVE Organic Farm in Lambourn hosted the first stage if judging for the 2014 ...

Race was a real quacker

NO LAME ducks applied – so this year’s Hungerford Rotary Club Duck Race was ...

Auditions for Hungerford town show

NEXT year’s Hungerford Town Show will be Whistle Down The Wind – and auditions ...

On safari in deepest Hungerford

NETS at the ready, an intrepid band of explorers went on wildlife safari in ...

Green light for Hungerford development

PLANNING chiefs have given the go-ahead for proposals to demolish St John’s Hall in ...

Farnborough hay baze still smouldering after suspected arson four days ago

A FARNBOROUGH hay blaze – one of several rural arson attacks, including in Winterbourne and ...

The George rings the changes

IT’S all change again for The George in Lambourn. A spokeswoman for Swindon-based owners Arkell’s ...

‘Carnival road’ closure postponed

PLANS to close the Newbury Road in Lambourn – which would have clashed with ...

Retained firefighters wanted for Hungerford and Lambourn

ARE you looking for an active, rewarding role that makes a real difference to ...

Newbury man charged with murder

A NEWBURY man was last night (Monday) charged with murder, after a woman’s body was ...

Murder investigation launched in Newbury

A MURDER investigation has been launched in Newbury this morning (Sunday) after a woman’s body ...

Hungerford education: ‘better together’

HUNGERFORD must grasp a golden opportunity for a new approach to its childrens’ future ...

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HUNGERFORD Neighbourhood Police team has had a busy few weeks in the summer heat, tackling ...

Happy 10th to Hungerford Farmers’ Market!

HUNGERFORD Farmers’ Market was 10 years old on Sunday, July 27. Thames Valley Farmers’ Market ...

John O’Gaunt girls are rounders champions

A YEAR 8 team from John O’Gaunt School has batted its way to the top in ...

100 new homes planned for Hungerford

AROUND 100 new homes are proposed for Hungerford. A new document has unveiled West ...

Go Geordie! Hungerford man reaches peak

HERE’S Hungerford Cricket Club’s intrepid Geordie Taylor at the summit of Uganda’s highest mountain, ...

Palestinian flag over…Hungerford

PEOPLE on their way to work were surprised to see the Palestinian flag flying ...

Midsummer Fayre for John O’Gaunt School

A MIDSUMMER Fayre at John O’Gaunt School in Hungerford promises to be an unsually ...

‘Stalker’ banned from Hungerford and Lambourn

A MAN who stalked and harrased a Lambourn woman has been barred from entering ...

Old hand on deck at Newbury show

A NEW general manager has stepped in to pick up the 2014 Royal County of ...

‘Dangerously out of control dogs’ attack in Thatcham

A man and a woman needed hospital treatment and their two dogs had to be treated ...

Appeal into teen’s death: more delay for family

A TADLEY family have returned home, after the adjournment of an appeal into the ...

Housing plans for sports club land

LAMBOURN Sports Club has applied for planning permission to “redevelop” three tennis courts to ...

Dyslexia rethought at film screening

MORE than 80 people attended a special screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia ...

Lavish new look for Elcot Park

CIVIC dignitaries, including Hungerford mayor Dennis Benneyworth, attended a ceremony to unveil the ...

Award double for Five Bells

THE FIVE Bells at Wickham has scooped an awards ‘double whammy.’ It has been named Pub ...

Rugby tournament in Woody’s memory

HUNGERFORD Rugby Club has announced it is launching a new, secondary school tournament in memory ...

American celebrations with symphony to visit Radley Farm

NEW York comes to Radley Farm near Hungerford in the form of the Orpheus ...

Reports of murderer’s secret lair discovered in Ramsbury not supported by evidence say police

CLAIMS that police discovered a “ secret lair” of convicted murderer Christopher Halliwell during ...

Police searches conclude in Ramsbury

SEARCHES of the bottom of a drained Ramsbury pond have now concluded and no ...

Plans for Hungerford ‘all through’ school officially dead

PLANS for an ‘all through’ school in Hungerford are officially dead. The dramatic policy u-turn, ...

The ‘Tally’ is named best community pub by CAMRA

THE TALLY Ho in Hungerford Newtown has won West Berkshire Campaign for Real Ale ...

Hungerford and Lambourn need retained firefighters

ARE you looking for an active, rewarding role that makes a real difference to ...