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Thatcham Fireworks in search of new venue

THATCHAM’s Firework Display is in search of a new location with just a week until lift-off.  

The event had been scheduled to launch from the Memorial Hall Playing Fields on Saturday, November 8, after organiser Richard Garvie and trustees reached an agreement after weeks of discussion.

However, Mr Garvie contacted the Newbury Weekly News yesterday (Thursday) to say that the event would no longer be held at the field.

The chairman of the Memorial Hall Trustees, Lee Dillon, told NewburyToday that an agreement in principal had been agreed between Mr Garvie and the trustees as long as certain conditions were met.

The conditions ...

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Lower Way campaign group calling for volunteers

A CAMPAIGN group looking to save a Thatcham field from development is asking for people ...

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Damaged BT cable causing Tadley phone and broadband problems

HUNDREDS of  BT and TalkTalk customers in Tadley are experiencing problems with their phone and broadband lines ...

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Guiding double award for Thatcham family

A THATCHAM family celebrated a double award for their contributions to the Girl Guiding movement. Katherine ...

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Burghclere primary school pupils raise hundreds for east African school

BURGHCLERE Primary school pupils have raised hundreds of pounds for an east African school, with ...

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Pedestrian crossing areas in Thatcham Broadway deemed safe

ELDERLY and infirm people feel that they take their lives in their own hands when ...

AWE Aldermaston, AWE, Atomic Weapons Establishment

Consultation on short listed sites – including AWE – to store radioactive nuclear submarine waste

A FOUR month consultation starts next month, to give members of the public chance to ...

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John O’Gaunt School is improving – Ofsted

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

Drive to cut down on Thatcham’s pigeon problem

THATCHAM Town Council has deployed boots on the ground to investigate the latest pigeon menace ...

Thatcham’s Hallowe’en events

CHILDREN can brew up some Halloween Crafts in Thatcham next week. Your little horrors can ...

Tadley 102-year-old reveals secret of long life

A TADLEY resident who reached the grand age of 102 on Friday said the secret ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Eastbury woman charged with offences under Animal Welfare Act

AN  EASTBURY woman has been charged with 40 offences, including offences under the Animal Welfare Act ...

Retained firefighters wanted for Hungerford and Lambourn

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

Two injured in Hungerford altercation on Saturday

A MAN was left with a wound to the neck and another person with a ...

Thatcham firework display finds a home in time

THATCHAM’s firework display will launch from the Memorial Hall Playing Fields once again. Concerns over ...

Thatcham market to take on festive twist

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

New garden to grow at Thatcham preschool

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

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 ...

Parsons Down Infant School must improve, states Ofsted

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

Concerns over Baughurst electronics company

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

Open event for Thatcham Canalside development today (Sat)

PEOPLE looking for a new home in Thatcham can head to a launch event of ...

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 ...

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