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Fraudster son used mother’s credit card – court

A HUNGERFORD mother told police that her own son had fraudulently used her credit card, a court was told.

As a result, Chase Breton, of Park Way, Hungerford, ended up in the dock before Newbury magistrates on Thursday, August 28.

They heard that the well-spoken 19-year-old came from a loving family, had no issues with drink or drugs and that his increasing criminality was therefore “something of a mystery.”

He was accompanied to court by his mother, Naomi Breton, magistrates were told.

Sarah Mackay, prosecuting, said that Mrs Breton had noticed more than £60 missing from her account which, she later discovered, had ...

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Driver ‘too drunk to operate sun roof’ – court

A SHEFFORD Woodlands man, so drunk he could not operate his car sun roof, ...

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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, ...

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Man in court after alleyway drugs bust

POLICE monitoring a furtive rendezvous between known drug users netted a haul of heroin ...

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Have you seen this van? Police seek ‘threatening’ occupants

POLICE are seeking three occupants of a white van after a motorist was threatened ...

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Cancer deaths across the south east fall by a quarter in 20 years

CANCER death rates have fallen across the South East by almost a quarter in the ...

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Top baby names for West Berkshire revealed

Oliver and Amelia were the most popular baby names for new parents in the south ...

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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 ...

Woman cut from vehicle on its side in Donnington collision

 WOMAN was cut out of a vehicle which turned on its side in Donnington yesterday ...

Thousands raised for MND breathing aid in 84-mile walk

A FOUR day, 84-mile challenge proved its worth last week after one pair raised enough ...

Campaigners fight Donnington housing

SHAW-cum-Donnington residents are to fight developers seeking to build 400 houses on greenfield land to ...

Main viaduct completed of £45m west Reading railway scheme

COMPLETION of a £45m west Reading viaduct scheme has moved a step closer, after completion ...

Race was a real quacker

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

Hunt on for new home to save Mac’s Cafe

A PUBLIC appeal to find a new home for Mac’s Cafe has been launched following ...

Volunteers recover vital charity items in hunt of unwanted festival gear

A SALVAGE of the remnants of Reading Festival brought in some essential equipment for Newbury-based ...

What’s on today (Sunday)

A WALK among the orchids at Greenham Common is among the events available today (Sunday). It ...

Robin Hood antics at Shaw House today (Sunday)

ROBIN Hood and his merry men bring Sherwood Forest antics to the grounds of Shaw ...

Auditions for Hungerford town show

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

On safari in deepest Hungerford

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

Husband and wife team scoop top award at Stockcross veg competition

A HUSBAND and wife from Stockcross took top honours at their village show after impressing ...

Green light for Hungerford development

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

Catch historic steam engine from West Berkshire in September

TAKE a step back in time aboard a historic steam engine, with day trips running ...

What’s on today (Saturday)

Bat Walk at Sheepdrove. Join staff at Sheepdrove for International Bat Night! Saturday 30th August, ...

Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance Lottery results

NEWBURYTODAY.CO.UK is pleased to carry the results for the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance ...

Dancing (for joy) with wolves after cash boost

The country’s leading wolf conservation centre at Beenham was presented with a cheque for $10,000, ...

Centre offers meal delivery for elderly residents affected by service cut

RESIDENTS affected by the loss of the Apetitio Meals and Wheels service will be able ...

Great British Bake Off contestant leaves after falling in Newbury restaurant

A CONTESTANT in televised baking competition The Great British Bake Off had to quit the ...

Former Thatcham teacher facing sex offence charges

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

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 ...

Developer vows to fight to bring Faraday Plaza to Newbury

THE developer behind a scheme to revamp a large swathe of Newbury has vowed that ...

The future of Crookham Court still to be decided

THE future use of a site housing a notorious West Berkshire school is yet to ...

Yattendon summer drive upholds equestrian tradition

A SUMMER meet and drive through the leafy lanes of Yattendon recently proved an elegant ...

Cold Ash residents scrutinise housing sites

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

Marathon bike ride to start today (Fri) in honour of Deep Purple member

A Newbury man will cycle the length of the country from Land’s End to John ...

Sheepdrove hosts first round of ‘Countryfile’ photo judging

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

Pro-Palestine march in Newbury tomorrow

A protest march in support of Palestine in the ongoing Gaza conflict will take place ...

Meal delivery service for elderly scrapped with fortnight notice

A SERVICE that delivers fresh hot meals to elderly and vulnerable residents, and which provides ...

Luxury car stolen near Cold Ash

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

In this week’s Newbury Weekly News

IN this week’s Newbury Weekly News, police urge farmers and the public to be vigilant ...

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 ...

Newbury volunteers take on ice bucket craze

A team of Newbury volunteers followed in the footsteps of Homer Simpson, George W Bush ...

Farmers hit by spate of straw bale arsons

TWO fires which struck the same farm in one week are thought to have cost ...

Newbury firefighters rescue terrier stuck in underground tank

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a dog stuck in an underground diesel tank in Newbury last night (Tuesday). Crew ...

Residents meet to oppose Lower Way housing site

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

Parish meeting for Speen housing sites to be held in September

A MEETING to discuss “preferred housing sites” in Speen is being held next month. Speen Parish ...

Join in the Cold Ash community band

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

Newbury man to cycle 800 miles across the UK for cancer charity

A Newbury man will cycle the length of the country from Land’s End to John ...

All change for the new Spring Inn

IT’S ALL change at the Spring Inn at Sulhamstead. The Bath Road watering hole and ...

Good time had by all at annual Chapel Row Fayre

THIS year’s Chapel Row Fayre has once again been hailed a success by its organisers. While ...

Parish council votes against Greenham biomass plant

Members of Greenham Parish Council voted to object to a new biomass plant at Greenham ...

Lively response to housing consultation

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

New housing at Kintbury in “worst place imaginable”

KINTBURY residents have expressed concern over the possibility of 13 new homes being built on ...

Athletes celebrate school games success

ATHLETES from local schools were recognised and rewarded for their performances at this year’s Berkshire ...

Holiday fun on the Broadway

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

West Berkshire Museum refurb hailed success by visitors at opening today (Mon)

AFTER almost four years, the West Berkshire Museum re-opened its doors to the public for ...

Beech Hill residents fight proposals for travellers site

“I cannot sleep at night because I am frightened.” That was the view of one ...

Drink driver asleep behind wheel at crossing

A DRIVER was so drunk that police found him asleep behind the wheel at a ...

Bank holiday activities aplenty today (Monday)

CALLING all collector’s – you may want to grab your wallets ready for the Newbury ...

Young mum racially abused in parking row

A ROW over car parking space prompted a man to racially abuse a young mother, ...

Historic crime sheet goes under hammer

THIS unique piece of history – an original charge sheet from the Great Train Robbery ...

Revamped museum to open after four years today (Mon)

THE revamped West Berkshire Museum will reopen to the public on Bank Holiday Monday, almost ...

Straw bales still ablaze on Winterbourne Road

FIREFIGHTERS have continued to maintain a fire, in which around 200 tonnes of straw was ...