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Pylons to be buried beneath Hungerford Common

HUNGERFORD Common is to be restored to its former, unspoiled glory as a project to bury unsightly overhead power lines finally gets under way.

On Tuesday, March 3, Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) will begin work to site the power cables that currently stretch across Hungerford Common.

The work marks the culmination of a 40-year campaign by the Town and Manor of Hungerford, spearheaded by the organisation’s commons secretary, Robert James.

He said: “The trustees have been pressing for this work to be done for 40 years after a local resident, flying his kite while it was raining, was electrocuted and died ...

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Kintbury butchers under new ownership as staff buy steak in the business

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Thatcham Sainsbury’s opens its doors

SAINSBURY’S in Thatcham celebrated its opening last week but residents have already complained about parking ...

Film reel

Footwork, film and food in Hungerford and Thatcham today (Friday)

PUT on your dancing shoes as the first of a series of charity dances are ...

Seige Cross outline plan Thatcham

Plans submitted for nearly 500 homes in Thatcham

THATCHAM does not need an “opportunistic” planning application for nearly 500 homes. That was the feeling ...

Lennon Foad and Pam Foad

Thatcham boy raises thousands to help his Nanny

A THATCHAM boy has raised thousands of pounds for a cancer charity after being inspired ...

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In this week’s Newbury Weekly News…

IN THIS week’s Newbury Weekly News, a Newbury man with mental health problems  has been ...

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Public exhibition in Ashford Hill on proposed housing development

A PUBLIC exhibition is to take place in Ashford Hill today (Thurs ), on a ...

Thatcham library to close for upgrade

THATCHAM Library is to close temporarily to allow it to be upgraded. West Berkshire Council said ...

Woolton Hill community speedwatch group aims to improve walk to school

A COMMUNITY speedwatch group in Woolton Hill is aiming to improve the safety of children ...

Baughurst farmer stung by hornet donates £1,300 to hospital A & E which saved his life

A BAUGHURST farmer whose life was saved by the quick actions of a local A&E ...

Help to honour Lambourn’s WWII fallen

CAN you help to properly honour Lambourn’s World War Two fallen? Villager Carol Silk is ...

‘Hooray’ – major John O’Gaunt School refurb begins

  JOHN O’Gaunt School is shedding its ‘Cinderella’ status as long-promised funding takes effect. Work is ...

Keep out signs on potential Thatcham development site spark concern

RESIDENTS have spoken of their anger after signs and fencing restricting access to a vital ...

Charity car wash a roaring success

A CHARITY car wash day in Hungerford has raised a £1,505.   The event, organised by ...

Police roadshow pulls up at Tadley library

A POLICE roadshow pulls up at Tadley library this morning (Friday). The two-hour Operation Stronghold Roadshow, ...

New petrol station set to open in Kingsclere today (Thurs)

A NEW £1.5m petrol station and shop on the outskirts of Kingsclere is set to ...

In this week’s Newbury Weekly News…

IN THIS week’s Newbury Weekly News, West Berkshire Council’s tough stance over the ‘scandal’ of ...

Half-term children’s film screening in Thatcham today

THATCHAM Youth will be hosting a free half-term screening of The Unbeatables today (Thursday, 19th ...

Help the Kennet – by saving on water bills

RESIDENTS in Hungerford and surrounding villages are being encouraged to be kind to the ...

Lloyd Webber production is Hungerford Town Show

FRESH from a triumphant run in Newbury, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Whistle Down the ...

Kennet pupils impress at school dance competition

PUPILS at Kennet School danced off in an effort to be crowned this year’s house ...

Parsons Down pupil raises almost £300 in cake sale for British Heart Foundation

A BIG-hearted Thatcham schoolgirl living with a heart condition raised nearly £300 for a national ...

Crown Mead shopkeeper could lose licence due to criminal record

A THATCHAM shopkeeper is in danger of having his licence to sell alcohol stripped as ...

Charity car wash in Hungerford today (Sun)

GET your car washed for charity in Hungerford today (Sunday). Members of the Rotary Club of ...

John O’Gaunt bids farewell to long-standing Rita Colclough

SO LONG, Rita! It’s the end of an era as John O’Gaunt School bids farewell, after ...

Woolton Hill pupils enjoy £3,300 timber trail thanks to school’s PTA

WOOLTON Hill Junior School pupils are enjoying adventurous and active playtimes, thanks to a new ...

Half term events in Thatcham and Newbury

COME and help Thatcham’s Nature Discovery Centre celebrate its 20th birthday with a range of ...

Thatcham Junior Film Club screening tonight

THE Thatcham Neighbourhood Wardens will be holding another screening of their Junior Film Club tonight. The ...

In this week’s Newbury Weekly News…

IN THIS week’s Newbury Weekly News, a local cancer charity has revealed plans for a ...

Tadley charity digs deeper into pockets to fund town’s £885,000 youth centre

A TADLEY charity dug deeper into its pockets for a further £50,000 towards the re-estimated ...

Kick start your Thatcham business with free advice tonight (Wednesday)

PEOPLE in Thatcham looking to kickstart their business can attend free workshops in the town ...

Ofsted boost for John O’Gaunt School

AN INTERIM report on John O’Gaunt School by watchdogs Ofsted has confirmed the improvements ...

Kingsclere’s Catholic church closes doors for final time

KINGSCLERE’s Catholic church of over four decades closed its doors for the final time on ...

Developers to clinch deal on land near Ashford Hill primary school

PROPERTY developers are in the early stages of purchasing land opposite Ashford Hill Primary School ...

Thatcham church celebrates appointment of first woman bishop

PEOPLE in Thatcham gathered at St Mary’s Church to celebrate a landmark moment in church ...

Cold callers? No thanks!

AN EAST Garston street community has arranged to become an official No Cold Calling ...

Former MP David Rendel in Thatcham today (Saturday) to hear you concerns

RAISE any of your Thatcham-related issues with a former MP today (Saturday). Former Liberal Democrat MP ...

Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre celebrates 20 years

“IT’S so much a part of people’s lives and it’s something they all appreciate,” was ...

Burghclere secondary school dips into Indonesian musical culture

A touch of Indonesian culture recently arrived at a Burghclere secondary school in the shape ...

Kingsclere man jailed for drugs offences

A man from Kingsclere has been jailed after being convicted of drugs supply offences. Officers stopped ...

Exotic new flavours for Hungerford

HUNGERFORD publican Mark Genders has unveiled his town latest venture – a pan-Asian take-away, ...

Upcoming Thatcham roadworks

THERE may be trouble on Thatcham roads in the coming weeks. Planned engineering works by Virgin ...

Awards for young Girl Guides

YOUNG Girl Guiding leaders were presented with Young Leaders in Service awards marking their achievements ...

Speeding device installed in Kingsclere

SPEEDING motorists in Kingsclere could be in for a shock, after a speed indication device ...

Thatcham speeding fines raise more than £60,000

SPEEDING motorists in Thatcham have paid more than £60,000 in fines in the last five ...

Hungerford affordable homes get go-ahead, but local residents won’t get priority

AN AFFORDABLE housing project at Northview heights in Hungerford has been given the go-ahead ...

Special service to mark first female CofE bishop in Thatcham tonight (Monday)

A SPECIAL service to a mark the consecration of the first female bishop in the ...

Naan better in world than Hampshire firefighters

HAMPSHIRE firefighters can whip up the world’s biggest naan bread – it’s official! A giant Indian ...

Kingsclere library saved from closure by community minded villagers

KINGSCLERE library has been saved from closure at the 11th hour after a band of ...

Young Kintbury racing champion donates £100 to his school

A SEVEN-year-old Kintbury racing champion has donated £100 to his school as a thanks for ...

Thatcham politicians clash over ‘swanky’ offices

THATCHAM residents will not see a rise on their town council precept, but that didn’t ...

Inglewood retirement village ahead of schedule

KINTBURY’S luxury retirement village Audley Inglewood is pressing on ahead of schedule. At a special ...

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 ...

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

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

In this week’s Newbury Weekly News…

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

Actors mark group’s anniversary

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

New disabled parking arrangement at Tadley shops

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

Helping the isolated

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

Thatcham community event dates announced

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

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 ...

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