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Thatcham market to take on festive twist

PEOPLE in Thatcham can pick up Christmas presents at a new event this year.

The town’s new community market will take on a festive twist, transforming into a Christmas market to be held in The Broadway Green on December 14.

Local people, organisations and charities will be selling their wares, free of charge, while promoting their activities.

The idea for the community market is that of this year’s town mayor, Gary Johnson, who said that the number of interested stall holders had increased since the first trial market was held in July.

Town councillors agreed to hold the Christmas market at a recent ...

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Tadley school retiree overwhelmed with good wishes

A TADLEY woman who has worked for more than two decades at Tadley schools was ...

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New garden to grow at Thatcham preschool

CHILDREN at a Thatcham preschool are soon to have greenfingers. The Colourful Caterpillar Preschool, based ...

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Parsons Down Infant School must improve, states Ofsted

OFSTED has said that Parsons Down Infant School requires improvement. The achievement of pupils, quality of ...

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Go, Will! Veteran fundraiser (aged 6) at it again…

HE’S off again! Aged just six, and already a veteran fundraiser, Hungerford Primary School pupil ...

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Police station closure ‘may be blessing in disguise’

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

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Concerns over Baughurst electronics company

An electronics giant has responded to concerns that it is to close a recently acquired, ...

Older News

Highclere Castle event boosts funds for armed forces by £115,000

A HEROES at Highclere event at Highclere Castle on August 3 raised £115,000 for armed ...

Woolton Hill wildlife oasis becomes mudbath as developers move in

A WOOLTON Hill paddock where wildlife and nature once flourished in an Area of Outstanding ...

Bionic leg allows paralysed jockey to walk again

A TEENAGE Lambourn jockey who was paralysed in a car crash has defied doctors ...

Car falls apart around drink drive gran – court

LAMBOURN Valley residents watched, incredulous, as a drunken grandmother careered past their homes while ...

‘Brilliant firefighters saved my home’, says resident of fire-stricken Inkpen cottage

A FAMILY whose Inkpen home was severely damaged by fire last week has praised the ...

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 ...

Lovely afternoon had by all at Chilton Foliat harvest lunch

Chilton Foliat Church of England (VA) Primary School invited some of the local residents to ...

Flood project launches

AN HISTORIC ceremony has marked the formal launch of the Eastbury flood prevention and ...

Crash test site for Membury Airfield

PLANNERS have granted permission for a new crash test site at Membury Airfield. The applicant, ...

Community spirit gets Louie a trike

THATCHAM’s community spirit has brought one little boy a new lease of life. Louie Chadwick, ...

Kingsclere Primary’s chocolate celebrations

KINGSCLERE Primary School pupils and teachers dressed up as characters from Roald Dahl books ...

Through traffic to be banned from Headley Ford

HEADLEY Ford is to be permanently closed in about five weeks – while leaving ...

Thatcham allotmenteers pick up prizes

THATCHAM allotmenteers scooped up prizes at a recent awards ceremony. Prize-winners, friends and plot holders gathered ...

Fun and funds at Cold Ash Ball

THE 2014 Cold Ash Ball returned for another successful outing this month. The event, held ...

Teenage girl grabbed in Thatcham

AN investigation has been launched after a 13-year-old girl was grabbed by a man in ...

Man denies causing actress’ death by danger driving

A MAN has appeared in court charged with killing a Great Shefford actress by ...

Hungerford historian offers WW1 insight tonight (Wednesday)

THE Kennet Valley’s contribution during the First World War can be explored in a new ...

Extended opening hours for Highclere Castle

VISITOR numbers at Highclere Castle could continue to grow, after the borough council approved an ...

Police investigate burglary at Hungerford antiques store

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

Concept thanks fans for support after leaving X Factor

TADLEY boyband Concept have vowed they ‘will not stop’ after being sent home from the ...

Highclere Castle car rally remembers Baughurst farmer and raises £30,000

A CAR rally in memory of a Baughurst farmer, held at Highclere Castle on ...

Tadley teenager overcomes personal odds to scoop award

A TADLEY teenager has overcome personal odds and beaten off stiff opposition to scoop a ...

Exhibition to remember WW1 Lambourn village life

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

Tadley RBL dedicates new standard and presents long service awards

TADLEY and District Royal British Legion recently saw awards for long service presented by their ...

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 ...

Tadley after school club breaches Ofsted legal requirements on children’s safety

A TADLEY after-school club breached several legal requirements on children’s safety, Ofsted inspectors found. Inspectors graded ...

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 ...

Homegrown Tadley talent pulls in funds for justice fight

TADLEY boyband, Concept, who broke from their European tour to perform in the town on ...

New spiritual home for Hungerford’s Catholic community

AFTER nearly nine years of planning, designing, fundraising and building, the Catholic community of ...

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