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Police called to Thatcham cemetery after bones found in topsoil

POLICE were called to Thatcham Cemetery after human bones were found in a pile of earth.

Services manager at Thatcham Town Council, Mel Alexander, said that she was called to the cemetery in London Road on Saturday night after a member of the public spotted pieces of bone on a pile of top soil and called the police.

Mrs Alexander said that she had spoken to the grave digger, who told her that the soil had been brought in from a very old grave from a churchyard in Oxfordshire a few weeks ago but an animal had most likely disturbed the pile ...

Other District News

Panto at Ecchinswell Village Hall.  Jack and The Beans Talk,

Ecchinswell-in-Wonderland community pantomime raises £2,500

CAMP Hopson, a Mad Hatter’s tea party and the Queen of Hearts took centre stage ...

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In this week’s Newbury Weekly News…

IN THIS week’s Newbury Weekly News, Thames Valley Police have warned that children are being ...

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Actors mark group’s anniversary

ACTING royalty helped members of the Newbury and District Transport Group celebrate 21 years last ...

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New disabled parking arrangement at Tadley shops

THE layout of disabled parking spaces at Bishopswood Road shops in Tadley is set to ...

Lambourn Volunteers

Helping the isolated

DO YOU know someone who is aged over 50 and isolated? The Village Agent project ...

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Thatcham community event dates announced

Dates for two community events in Thatcham have been announced. The town’s Family Fun Day featuring ...

Older News

Thatcham praised for high Poppy Appeal total

THE people of Thatcham have been thanked for their generosity after raising nearly £30,000 for ...

Does Thatcham need another secondary school?

A NEW school may have to be built in Thatcham if any more major developments ...

Plans for 120-berth marina are refloated

PLANS for Hungerford’s long anticipated marina are being revived once more as developers try ...

Power still off in Highclere today (Sunday)

THE power is  still off in Highclere this evening (Sunday). A fault in the network has ...

Highclere parish councillors bid fond farewell to parish clerk of almost a decade

HIGHCLERE parish councillors bid a fond farewell to their parish clerk of almost a decade ...

Air ambulance called to Thatcham school

AN air ambulance landed at Kennet School, Thatcham, this afternoon. A spokeswoman for the South Central ...

Driver’s lucky escape after car flips in Brimpton

A DRIVER had a lucky escape in Brimpton yesterday evening (Thurs) after a car flipped. One ...

In this week’s Newbury Weekly News…

IN THIS week’s Newbury Weekly News, a cancer-stricken father appeals to the community for help ...

Take the Thatcham Test

How much do you know about Thatcham, one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in ...

Kingsclere Heritage Association hosts entertaining talk on Basingstoke waterways

KINGSCLERE Heritage Association hosts a talk to delight lovers of local waterways this evening. Roger Cansdale, ...

Thatcham boy wins nationwide art competition

CREATIVITY and an artistic eye have helped a Thatcham boy win a nationwide art competition. Three-year-old ...

Thatcham pizzeria signage approved – but not the shop

A BUSINESSMAN has spoken of his disbelief after West Berkshire Council turned down his plans ...

Line-up of candidates for North West Hampshire consituency in General Election

THE LINE-UP of candidates for the North West Hampshire constituency in the May General Election ...

Thatcham widower launches appeal to find donor of groceries at difficult Christmas time

A HEARTFELT appeal has been sent by a Thatcham widower to find the donor of ...

Dyslexic Tadley author’s debut novel published after wait of over two decades

A TADLEY author who suffers from dyslexia recently saw the publication of her first novel ...

Secret gardens of Hampshire revealed in Burghclere tonight

THE SECRET Gardens of Hampshire will be revealed at a talk in Burghclere this evening ...

Kintbury residents will have to pay extra to spend a penny

KINTBURY villagers will have to pay a few extra pounds to spend a penny ...

When there’s something strange…in the old arcade – who you gonna call?

THERE’S something spooky going on at Hungerford Arcade. Who – or what – was the ...

Upgrade for village Post Office

GREAT Bedwyn Post Office is getting a makeover. But it means that the premises in ...

‘One Lung Pete’ embarks on 1,000-mile venture for Ramsbury-born charity

LESS than two years after completing life-saving cancer treatment, in which half of one of ...

Labour candidate joins General Election fight for North West Hampshire seat

THE LABOUR prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC) for North West Hampshire in the May General Election ...

Business over Hungerford brekkie

MEMBERS of the business community in Hungerford can get the new year off to a ...

Kingsclere family’s lucky escape after fallen tree misses house

A KINGSCLERE family had a lucky escape when a tree came down in high winds ...

Meet your Hungerford police team today (Weds)

DO YOU have any questions for your local neighbourhood police team? Pcso Lee Bremner is hosting ...

Kingsclere woman’s charity hair chop

A YOUNG Kingsclere woman has chopped off her waist-length hair to donate to less fortunate ...

Next Newbury and Thatcham Neighbourhood Watch meeting in February

THE next Newbury and Thatcham Neighbourhood Watch Meeting will take place on Monday February ...

Work off Christmas calories tidying Newtown Common

NEWTOWN Common working party meets this morning (Sunday),  10am to 12.30pm, to work off Christmas ...

Tadley band with ‘High Hopes’ of big time

A TADLEY band is hoping to break into the big time after an action-packed 2014. High ...

Tadley supermarket’s Christmas decoration give-aways

SAINSBURY’s Tadley branch has Christmas decoration give-aways and in-store collection boxes for the recycling of ...

Woolton Hill couple celebrate 65 happy years

A WOOLTON Hill couple who recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary, first set eyes on ...

Hello, Mum…ferry blaze man heads home for New Year’s eve

BRITISH showjumper Nick Channing-Williams (pictured, covered in soot from flames) is on his way ...

Funds needed more than ever as Ramsbury charity extends Ghana feeding programme

A PRIMARY school teacher who embarked on a mission to feed starving schoolchildren in a ...

Victorian Extravaganza kicks off in Hungerford today (Fri)

Head for Hungerford today (Friday) for the Hungerford Victorian Extravaganza which heralds the arrival of ...

Fire is latest in series of mystery arson attacks

POLICE have appealed for information about an arson attack at the rear of Church ...

John O’Gaunt School is improving – Ofsted

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

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 ...

Newbury man charged with murder

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

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 ...

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 ...

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