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Biker ‘maimed due to motorist’s inattention’ – court

A DRIVER maimed a motorcyclist for life with a “moment’s inattention,” Newbury magistrates heard. In the dock on Thursday, December 11, was 77-year-old Elizabeth Alexandra Beauchamp of Church Street, Hungerford. Helen Waite, prosecuting, said the horror happened at a junction on the A4 Bath Road at Halfway. The motorcyclist, identified only as a Mr Dibley, was driving within the speed limit in broad daylight, with his headlamp on, when Mrs Beauchamp pulled out in front of him, the court was told. Magistrates heard he was flung 50m through the air and sustained injuries so severe that his leg had to be amputated below ...

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In this week’s Newbury Weekly News

IN this week’s Newbury Weekly News, West Berkshire is in the top 25 per cent ...

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Kingsclere showers community minded villagers, policeman and MP with awards

A retired policeman and community-minded butchers were among those presented with awards to mark their ...

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Thanks to all who helped brighten up Christmas with NWN parcel fund

THE time of year of the Newbury Weekly News Over 80s Christmas Parcel Fund has ...

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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 ...

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Bin collection alterations in north Hampshire over Christmas/New Year

RUBBISH and recycling crews will be working some Saturdays to catch up on changes over ...

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Rapist out on licence refused breath test

A CONVICTED rapist from Lambourn has been given a suspended jail term for an ...

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Thatcham couple celebrate 70 years of marriage

A THATCHAM couple who were parted for two years after being married during the Second ...

‘Home schooling’ couple get truancy fines

A COUPLE who unsuccessfuly tried to “home school” their child must pay nearly £750 ...

Man punched during Thatcham assault

A MAN received hospital treatment after being punched in the head at Thatcham Broadway. The 32-year-old ...

What an extravaganza!

HUNGERFORD celebrated the advent of Christmas with its 23rd annual Victorian Extravaganza last night ...

New businesses for Thatcham town centre

BUSINESS in Thatcham is on the up, as has been exemplified by recent openings in ...

Kingsclere villagers protest about possible heritage site development

KINGSCLERE villagers are up in arms about a heritage site being earmarked for possible development ...

Inkpen brothers to be acknowledged at BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year

INKPEN’S world gliding champion brothers Steve and Howard Jones will be among the best British ...

Team taches raise funds for charity

THATCHAM footballers embraced Movember and put their SPX Charity Speedshot in action throughout November to ...

Great Shefford incincerator campaign continues as planners recommend refusal

CONTROVERSIAL plans to site a knacker’s yard and carcass incinerator in the Valley of the ...

Santa and real reindeer at Baughurst pet shop

SANTA pulled up with real reindeer and gifts at a Baughurst pet shop last Friday ...

Victorian Extravaganza kicks off in Hungerford today (Fri)

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

Families in terror over arson attacks

RESIDENTS are living in fear after a third arson attack in six months. In each ...

Police release CCTV images of man in connection with Tadley Post Office attempted robbery

POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in ...

Ex-Thatcham vicar Peter Jarvis cleared on seven of 12 charges of sex offences with children

A FORMER Thatcham vicar was cleared on seven of the 12 charges he faced involving ...

Give blood in Thatcham today (Thursday)

SAVE a life – give blood at Thatcham Catholic Hall next Thursday. You can turn up ...

Fire is latest in series of mystery arson attacks

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

Family Kintbury Players performance to depict First World War

THE KINTBURY Players are teaming up with St Mary’s Drama Group to commemorate the story ...

Papa Luigi to open in Thatcham?

TRADITIONALLY made pizzas could be delivered from Thatcham Broadway if plans are approved. Papa Luigi Pizzaria ...

World War Two submachine gun among firearms recovered during Hampshire police amnesty

A WORLD WAR TWO submachine gun was among more than 100 firearms recovered during Hampshire ...

Thatcham dances raise funds for Heartstart

PEOPLE dancing the night away have raised more than £500 for a local charity. Thatcham residents ...

Teacher’s life saving legacy

SISTERS from Kintbury have received the Order of St John award for organ donation ...

Thatcham’s Christmas lights burst into life

CHRISTMAS and community spirit were at the heart of Thatcham’s Christmas lights switch-on last night ...

John O’Gaunt sixth form to close

THE SIXTH Form at John O’Gaunt School has been earmarked for closure. The news was announced ...

Thatcham Santa Dash this Sunday

THERE’s still time to run through Thatcham dressed as Father Christmas. Santas are set to dash ...

Thatcham schoolgirls raise hundreds for cancer charities

THREE Thatcham schoolgirls have raised hundreds of pounds for two cancer charities in support of ...

Knacker’s yard: new documents could change everything

NEW technical reports could be a game changer in the battle over plans to ...

Proposed AWE Aldermaston building for electricity sub station – not nuclear waste

PROPOSALS for a huge new building at AWE Aldermaston are for an electricity substation and ...

Sainsbury’s set to open in Thatcham next year

SAINSBURY’s is coming to Thatcham after plans were approved last week to open a store ...

Thatcham Christmas lights to twinkle into life tonight (Friday)

Thatcham Town Council’s little helpers have been busy installing the town’s Christmas decorations, in preparation ...

Tadley library to close temporarily on Monday and Tuesday

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

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 ...

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 ...

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