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Thatcham tree project raises cash for charities

THE names of 163 children are now embroidered onto a canvas tree at a Thatcham church after a woman last week unveiled a project she has been looking into for about a year.

And in the process she has raised more than £180 for two charities.

Vickie Smith, who is a 32-year-old mother of four, came up with the idea of the project about a year ago and has been working on it since October.

She asked parents to donate a minimum of 50 per name and these names were then hand -embroidered onto separate leaves for the tree which now hangs ...

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Swimming pool wins cash funding for major facelift

TADLEY Swimming Pool looks set for a major facelift, after a £150,000 National Lottery award. Basingstoke ...

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Thatcham left crossing its legs over public toilet decision

RESIDENTS are going to have to wait until October to find out whether Thatcham Town ...

Warehouse, plans, planning

Museum for Hungerford?

A DILAPIDATED Hungerford High Street building could soon house a town museum. Town mayor Martin ...

Roadworks

Old A34/B4640 to close for May weekend roadworks

DRIVERS using the old A34 face disruption and diversions in May, when it will be ...

Scales of justice, court case

Bad korma? Drink-drive restaurateur caught again

A THATCHAM restarateur has again been caught behind the wheel after drinking too much. Momtaur ...

Alcohol

Hungerford Club wins again

THEY’VE done it again! The Hungerford Club has retained the title of West Berkshire Campaign ...

Older News

Easter Sunday basket overflowing with colourful events in Newbury and beyond

AN EASTER basket full of colourful events continues today (Sunday) in Newbury and around the ...

Village receives flooding apology

A THAMES Water boss gave Great Shefford villagers an unqualified apology forn the way ...

Thatcham man fined for drugs

A WEEKEND drug user’s recreation proved costly at West Berkshire Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, ...

Sunshine, thrills and spills at Lambourn’s big day out

THOUSANDS flocked to Lambourn today (Friday) for the village’s big day in the sun. After ...

Good result for first Ofsted rating at Thatcham children’s centre

SOUTH Thatcham Children’s Centre has been given a good rating across the board in its ...

What’s On this Good Friday

Lambourn is preparing for its big day in the sun – the Betfair Open ...

Ashmansworth show proves a blooming success

ASHMANSWORTH and District Horticultural Society Show attracted a healthy crowd on Sunday in fine weather. Held ...

Security alert for lorry drivers after A34 Burghclere diesel theft

POLICE have issued a security alert to lorry drivers, after around 200 litres of diesel was ...

Thatcham fish and chip shop gutted in blaze

A THATCHAM fish and chip shop was gutted in a blaze last night, after firefighters ...

Kingsclere’s neighbourhood plan presented at annual parish meeting

KINGSCLERE Parish Council is to host a presentation on the neighbourhood plan for the parish, ...

Air ambulance called to Thatcham last night (Tuesday)

A PERSON from Thatcham was taken to hospital following a fear for welfare incident ...

Flash mob dance at Tadley supermarket boosts charity funds

A FLASH mob dance at a Tadley supermarket helped the store to raise an amount ...

Greenham Common Trust to match fund cancer charity donations

A LOCAL cancer charity has doubled its donations, after Greenham Common Trust agreed to match ...

Villagers lobby MP over library plans

KINGSCLERE villagers have lobbied their MP over proposals to close the village library, a ...

Hungerford’s St John’s Hall demolition plan criticised

PLANS to build six new flats in Station Road would be out of keeping with ...

Man hospitalised in Thatcham Broadway attack

A MAN was viciously assaulted in a violent incident in Thatcham Broadway in the ...

Hungerford salutes them!

THEY are the pride of Hungerford and on Monday their unique service to the ...

Thatcham school explores the world of books

World Book Day spilled over into a week-long celebration at Parsons Down infant and junior ...

Kingsclere Players mark 50th anniversary year

KINGSCLERE Players are marking five decades of performances for the local community – with more ...

English Defence League demo: five due in court

FIVE people have been charged in connection with a Thatcham street protest involving members ...

Burghclere playground equipment affected by fallen fir tree

A PLAYGROUND in Burghclere remained partially fenced off this week, after a fallen fir tree ...

Reading FC player avoids jail for ‘thuggish’ attack

A YOUNG Reading Football Club player from Thatcham narrowly avoided prison yesterday (Tuesday) after ...

Tadley boyband to headline fundraiser

FORMER Tadley boyband Concept are to headline a concert at a May bank holiday ...

Tadley swimming pool awarded £150,000 lottery cash

TADLEY swimming pool is set for a major facelift, after a £150,000 National Lottery award. Basingstoke ...

Thatcham Town Council in bid to borrow £760k for Priory community hub

THATCHAM Town Council is planning to borrow £760,000 to renovate The Priory. Members have agreed ...

Thatcham man’s drug deals were for ‘social supply’ only, court is told

A THATCHAM man operated a ‘deals on wheels’ service, driving round town and dropping off ...

Calendar of quotes by villagers raises £2,700 for village shop

A CALENDAR featuring sayings and quotes by villagers in Headley and neighbouring Ashford Hill has ...

500-home development back on cards for Siegecross site

SECONDARY school places, pressure on GP services and congestion were the main concerns of residents ...

Parkwatch scheme to be launched in Thatcham today

A NEW scheme to prevent antisocial behaviour in a park in Thatcham will be launched ...

Young Thatcham mother speaks out about bowel cancer

A WOMAN from Thatcham, battling bowel cancer, is urging people to be more aware of ...

Tadley taxpayers say ‘Yes’ to £250k youth centre loan

A NEW youth centre for Tadley moved a step closer this week, after the town’s ...

September decision on Kingsclere library closure

KINGSCLERE villagers were told this week by a county councillor that a decision on closing ...

Children’s flower posy presentations mark Mothering Sunday

SPRING flower posies were presented to mothers at church services throughout north Hampshire on Mothering ...

Brimpton house evacuated after cavity wall fire

A BRIMPTON house was evacuated last night (Thursday) after a cavity wall fire. Watch manager of ...

Hungerford man charged for burglary

A MAN from Hungerford has been charged in connection with a burglary in Lambourn. The ...

Parkwatch scheme to be launched in Thatcham

A NEW scheme, to help reduce anti-social behaviour in a park in Thatcham, is due ...

Day trip to Ufton Court for competition winning Thatcham pupils

THE winners of AWE’s environment competition were rewarded with an action packed day with the ...

Firefighters rescue teenager from mud in Kintbury

FIREFIGHTERS from three local stations rescued a teenage girl from mud at the side of ...

Deadline for Tadley electorate in poll on £250k youth centre loan

THE DEADLINE for Tadley taxpayers to return ballot papers is 12pm today (April 1),  in ...

Bid to redevelop Thatcham pub into housing

A plan to redevelop The Black Horse pub, Thatcham, into housing have been submitted. The proposal ...

Tribunal stands by Park Way bridge fine ruling

THE CHIEF adjudicator for the Traffic Penalty Tribunal has upheld a ruling over “inadequate” ...

Burghclere woman may have hit a ‘pain crisis’ – inquest

A BURGHCLERE woman took her own life after hitting a “pain crisis” an Alton inquest ...

Bypass ‘would drain town’s lifeblood’

CREATING a traffic bypass for Charnham Street would starve Hungerford of its “life blood,” ...

Cobbs Farm play barn thwarted again

PLANS to build a soft play area at Cobbs Farm Shop and Kitchen in ...

Calling young eggheads…

CUSTOMERS at the Gentleman’s Barber Shop in Hungerford are being entered into an Easter ...

Thatcham school expansion will clog up residential roads even more, say neighbours

Residents fed up with school-run parents clogging up their roads and parking across their drives ...

Comedy night good start to fundraising for Thatcham fireworks display

THE first event to raise funds for this year’s firework display in Thatcham has raised ...

Town to be blooming

HUNGERFORD will be a blaze of red flowers, especially poppies, during the centenary commemorations of the First ...

Two awards presented for work in Hampshire community

THE president of Headley FC, Barrie Hiscock, and a Kingsclere charity have received community ...

140 homes without power in Hungerford

About 140 homes are currently without power in Hungerford. The power outage happened at about 4am ...

Proposed houses in Ashford Hill opposite primary school spark concerns

FEELINGS were running high at a meeting last week among Ashford Hill villagers, who were ...

Thatcham Volunteer Fair hailed a success

ABOUT 150 people attended this year’s Thatcham volunteer recruitment fair which was held on Saturday. The ...

Mystery of soldier is solved – but remains under wraps until exhibition

The mystery surrounding one of the 32 soldiers named on Cold Ash’s First World War ...

Hungerford education: the future starts here

THE FUTURE of education in Hungerford will be thrashed out over the coming weeks. The ...

Highclere Castle farms estates manager receives Royal Agricultural Society award

THE FARMS estates manager at Highclere Castle estate of almost three decades has received a ...