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North west Hampshire MP pays tribute to the late Sir David Mitchell

THE MP for north west Hampshire has paid tribute to his predecessor, Sir David Mitchell, a former government minister and among those who led the fight to build the Newbury by-pass, and following his death.

Sir David Mitchell, a government minister under Margararet Thatcher and MP for north west Hampshire from 1983 to 1997, died on Saturday (Aug 30) at his Odiham home, following a long illness.

Among the first to pay tribute to Sir David was the current MP for north west Hampshire, Sir George Young, who took over his north west Hampshire parliamentary seat when he retired and at the 1997 ...

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£5m archeological digs at Silchester’s Roman site end after 18 summers

A £5m archaeology project to excavate Silchester’s pre- Roman and Roman origins has ended this ...

Hungerford Rotary Ducks

Race was a real quacker

NO LAME ducks applied – so this year’s Hungerford Rotary Club Duck Race was ...

Theatre

Auditions for Hungerford town show

NEXT year’s Hungerford Town Show will be Whistle Down The Wind – and auditions ...

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On safari in deepest Hungerford

NETS at the ready, an intrepid band of explorers went on wildlife safari in ...

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Green light for Hungerford development

PLANNING chiefs have given the go-ahead for proposals to demolish St John’s Hall in ...

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Former Thatcham teacher facing sex offence charges

A FORMER teacher at a Thatcham school has been charged in connection with alleged sexual ...

Older News

Farnborough hay baze still smouldering after suspected arson four days ago

A FARNBOROUGH hay blaze – one of several rural arson attacks, including in Winterbourne and ...

Cold Ash residents scrutinise housing sites

PEOPLE in Cold Ash have expressed concern that the rural feel of their parish could ...

New disabled access footpath opened at Tadley football pitch

A NEW £6,000 footpath allowing disabled access to a Tadley football pitch was recently officially ...

Luxury car stolen near Cold Ash

A LUXURY car has been stolen from a garage near Cold Ash after thieves rammed ...

Residents meet to oppose Lower Way housing site

THE beginnings of a campaign to prevent land on a nature reserve being turned into ...

Hampshire fire and police to combine strategic HQ

HAMPSHIRE  fire and police services are aiming to combine their strategic headquarters, while cutting operational ...

Join in the Cold Ash community band

PEOPLE with musical ability are being asked to join a community band in Cold Ash ...

Holiday fun on the Broadway

CHILDREN in Thatcham can enjoy a day of free activities in the town centre this ...

The George rings the changes

IT’S all change again for The George in Lambourn. A spokeswoman for Swindon-based owners Arkell’s ...

Tadley teenage hot shot meets Commonwealth medallist

A TADLEY teenager triumphed at an international junior shooting competition in Bisley – and then ...

Roll-out of superfast broadband across Hampshire reaches over 14,500

THE ROLL-OUT of superfast fibre broadband across Hampshire has now reached more than 14,500 premises ...

‘Carnival road’ closure postponed

PLANS to close the Newbury Road in Lambourn – which would have clashed with ...

Thatcham couple find a snake in their (car) boot

A COUPLE who bought a second-hand car were horrified to find an unexpected accessory inside ...

Auction of Real Downton Abbey experiences at Highclere Castle raises £40,750

AN ELECTRONIC auction of items relating to Highclere Castle and hit ITV drama Downton Abbey, ...

Thatcham teenager sets off on charity bike ride

A THATCHAM teenager has cycled off on a cross-country bike ride for charity. Max Benson, aged ...

First step of Thatcham flood defence scheme completed

THIS is the first step in a flood prevention scheme that will help protect more ...

Retained firefighters wanted for Hungerford and Lambourn

ARE you looking for an active, rewarding role that makes a real difference to ...

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 ...

Hungerford education: ‘better together’

HUNGERFORD must grasp a golden opportunity for a new approach to its childrens’ future ...

police tackle raves and runaways

HUNGERFORD Neighbourhood Police team has had a busy few weeks in the summer heat, tackling ...

Tadley pre school party celebrates glowing Ofsted and new garden

A TADLEY pre school recently celebrated a glowing Ofsted report – and a new garden ...

Happy 10th to Hungerford Farmers’ Market!

HUNGERFORD Farmers’ Market was 10 years old on Sunday, July 27. Thames Valley Farmers’ Market ...

John O’Gaunt girls are rounders champions

A YEAR 8 team from John O’Gaunt School has batted its way to the top in ...

100 new homes planned for Hungerford

AROUND 100 new homes are proposed for Hungerford. A new document has unveiled West ...

Go Geordie! Hungerford man reaches peak

HERE’S Hungerford Cricket Club’s intrepid Geordie Taylor at the summit of Uganda’s highest mountain, ...

Palestinian flag over…Hungerford

PEOPLE on their way to work were surprised to see the Palestinian flag flying ...

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 ...

Drugs raids in Hungerford

HUNGERFORD neighbourhood police team has carried out a number of drugs raids in the ...

Neighbours shock as woman’s body is found

PEOPLE living in the area of Newbury where a woman’s body was found on Sunday have expressed their ...

Narrow escape as ice block falls from sky

A COUPLE had a lucky escape when a 10kg block of ice plummeted from ...

Lively response to housing consultation

PLANS to build up to 56 new homes in Lambourn have prompted a lively ...

Sheepdrove hosts first round of ‘Countryfile’ photo judging

SHEEPDROVE Organic Farm in Lambourn hosted the first stage if judging for the 2014 ...

Cold Ash Summer Show returns this weekend

THE Cold Ash Summer Show will burst into life on Saturday, August 30. The event, ...

Thatcham slimmers shed pounds for pounds

A THATCHAM Slimming World group shed pounds while raising hundreds of pounds for charity. At the ...

Lower Way to close for fortnight today (Mon)

PART of Lower Way, one of Thatcham’s busiest roads, will be closed for two weeks ...