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Tadley the first to bask in Christmas lights tonight, with Newbury and Hungerford this weekend

TADLEY is the first town to light up for Christmas this weekend, holding its annual switch-on event tonight, ahead of Newbury and Hungerford on Sunday.

Cinderella herself – actress Sarah Louise Day – from this year’s pantomime at the Anvil Theatre, in Basingstoke, will join the countdown to turn on the lights at 7pm, alongside fellow actors Katy Ashworth (Fairy Godmother), who is best known as a presenter on the BBC children’s television programme CBeebies, and Ben Harlow (Prince Charming).

Hosted by Tadley Town Council, the countdown takes place at the council offices in Franklin Avenue. The evening will begin at 6pm ...

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Second attempted robbery at Tadley Post Office in a month

TADLEY Post Office was again the scene of an attempted robbery yesterday (Wednesday) – the ...

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Kingsclere charitable trust in toddler’s memory raises over £40,000 in a year

A CHARITABLE trust fund set up in memory of Kingsclere toddler Rodney Lawrence, who died ...

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Safe stolen from Thatcham Subway in overnight break-in

OFFENDERS forced entry into a Thatcham sandwich shop this morning (Tuesday) and stole a safe ...

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Safe stolen during overnight Subway break-in in Thatcham

POLICE are at the scene of the Subway sandwich store on Bath Road, Thatcham, after ...

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Thatcham Brownies represent Berkshire at special service

BROWNIES from Thatcham were the only pack from Berkshire at a special service that was ...

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Tadley library to close temporarily on Monday and Tuesday

TADLEY library will be closed on Monday and Tuesday November 24 and 25 for the ...

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Shocking device for Thatcham sports ground

LIFESAVING equipment has been installed at a Thatcham sports ground, thanks to the efforts of ...

Thatcham singer reaches Open Mic area finals

A THATCHAM teenager is one step away from a national singing competition final. Charlotte Lloyd-Butler wowed ...

New look on the cards for John O’Gaunt School

JOHN O’Gaunt School plans to show a new face to the world. An application put before ...

Eastbury woman grew cannabis at her home, court told

AN EASTBURY woman accused of running a cannabis plantation has pleaded guilty to drugs charges. However, ...

Kingsclere’s cemetery fees to rise five per cent from April

CEMETERY fees are to rise in Kingsclere by five per cent from April. The rise was ...

Thatcham nursery group celebrates double milestone

CHILDREN at two Thatcham nurseries helped celebrate two special birthdays last week. Tigers Day Nursery and ...

Thatcham girl scoops prize in High Sheriff’s cookery competition

A THATCHAM schoolgirl scooped the prize in the final of a cookery competition held by ...

Highclere teacher presents equipment to hospital which helped him recover from broken back

A HIGHCLERE school teacher who recovered after breaking his back in a fall, helped  make ...

Wildlife lovers needed for volunteer project in Wiltshire

LOVERS of the countryside are being encouraged to volunteer for some conservation work on a ...

Thatcham girl’s medal-winning performance

SUCCESS has hit a Thatcham gymnast once again. Maddie Gardiner recently won bronze in the 11 ...

Thatcham Junior Film Club screening tonight (Friday)

THE Thatcham Neighbourhood Warden’s Junior Film Club will be held tonight (Friday) at the Frank Hutchings ...

Appeal launched over controversial “centre of excellence” in Lambourn

AN APPEAL has been launched over plans for a controversial, new “centre of excellence” at ...

Thatcham baby’s toy traced and returned

A MOTHER’s passion and the power of social media have reunited a little girl with ...

Lambourn Co-Op and Post Office re-opens tomorrow

THE Lambourn Post Office will re-open tomorrow (Thursday), following its upgrading refurbishment. The branch closed ...

Local schools Thatcham Festival tournament is a winner

CHILDREN from local schools took part in a football festival which saw funds passed to ...

New move in bid for Knacker’s yard

OWNERS of a knackers yard, who controversially want to resite in Great Shefford, have ...

Lambourn man faces jail for beating friend in “vicious attack”

A LAMBOURN man was told he could face jail for giving his Hungerford friend ...

Guiding double award for Thatcham family

A THATCHAM family celebrated a double award for their contributions to the Girl Guiding movement. Katherine ...

John O’Gaunt School is improving – Ofsted

THE PACE of improvement at John O’Gaunt School is speeding up, a new Ofsted ...

Drive to cut down on Thatcham’s pigeon problem

THATCHAM Town Council has deployed boots on the ground to investigate the latest pigeon menace ...

Thatcham’s Hallowe’en events

CHILDREN can brew up some Halloween Crafts in Thatcham next week. Your little horrors can ...

Horse shot in face

POLICE are seeking the careless or callous gunman who shot a prize-winning horse in ...

North Sydmonton woman nominated for woman of year award

THE CHARITY work of a North Sydmonton woman has received national recognition after she was ...

Police station closure ‘may be blessing in disguise’

THE IMPENDING closure of Hungerford Police Station could be a blessing in disguise. That ...

Valuation evening raises hundreds for Woolton Hill church funds

A CHARITY fundraising valuation evening at a Woolton Hill church has raised £601 for church ...

AWE staff shortage triggers second 2014 safety rap

AWE Aldermaston has been rapped on the knuckles by a Government watchdog over safety concerns ...

Police investigate burglary at Hungerford antiques store

POLICE have been at the Great Grooms Antiques store in Hungerford today following a burglary ...

Exhibition to remember WW1 Lambourn village life

LIFE in Lambourn during the First World War will be brought back to life ...

TVP Chief Constable denies loss of 400 officers in £20m cuts

THE CHIEF Constable of Thames Valley Police has refuted national media claims that the force ...

New man on the beat in Hungerford

HUNGERFORD neighbourhood police team has a new recruit. He is Sgt Paul Morgan, a 44-year-old father ...

Couple escape fine after unauthorised school absences

A COUPLE who reportedly took their children on holiday during term time have walked from ...

Motivational dialogue on motherhood

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

Parish council votes no to more development in Lambourn

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

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 ...

Fraudster son used mother’s credit card – court

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

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 ...

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 ...

Plans for Hungerford ‘superschool’ dropped

PLANS to develop an ‘all through school’in Hungerford have been dropped. West Berkshire Council approved ...

Highclere Castle charity run cancelled after heavy rain

A RUN in aid of the charity, Parkinson’s UK, at Highclere Castle tomorrow (Sunday) has ...

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