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Stolen charity bike returned to owner following community appeal

COMMUNITY spirit triumphed this week as a stolen bike, set to raise £6,500 for charity this year, was returned to its owner just weeks before his first fundraising mission.

Steve Smith, aged 28, was due to be taking part in a three-week trek to Mount Everest Base Camp to raise £1,500 for the Make-A Wish Foundation, however his strict training schedule was interrupted when thieves stole his bike from a locked bicycle shed.

Although he would not be using the bike for the trek, Mr Smith had taken to training on two wheels to improve his cardiovascular fitness.

The bike was then ...

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Men charged with burglary offences

TWO men have been charged with burglary offences in Newbury. The men, aged 32 and ...

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Robert Harris to unveil new textile banner at Newbury library

KINTBURY author, Robert Harris, will unveil Newbury library’s new textile banner this evening (Wednesday). The best-selling ...

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Newbury firefighters remove ring jammed on finger

NEWBURY firefighters removed a ring jammed on someone’s finger, after they called into the fire station this morning ...

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Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance lottery results

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

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End of restoration at West Berks museum in sight

AFTER a fresh lick of paint the West Berkshire Museum restoration is nearing completion. All that ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Appeal launched after bike theft left charity mountain trek training in jeopardy

AN APPEAL to replace a bicycle stolen just weeks before its owner embarks on ...

Old A34/B4640 to close for May weekend roadworks

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

Hundreds hop to village’s Easter event

RAISING money for breast cancer charities was the aim of the game at Compton’s ...

Air pollution link to 59 West Berkshire deaths in 2010

FIFTY-NINE deaths in West Berkshire in 2010 could have been linked to air pollution ...

Fun packed Easter Monday on the cards today

THERE is plenty going on to round off the Easter Bank holiday weekend today, ...

New shopping destination as mums set up gift store in Woolhampton

SHOPPERS looking for unique, handmade and bespoke gifts have a new place to head ...

Vulcan crew talk about heat of the action

WANT to know what it was like flying in a Vulcan bomber during the ...

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 ...

Mencap fashion show struts its stuff

EQUAL opportunities for people with learning difficulties took centre stage at a charity fashion ...

Crinkle the cute Sharpei cross seeks tail-waggingly good home

DOGS  Trust Newbury is on the hunt for a very special home for Crinkle, a ...

Pangbourne College nominated for architectural award

PANGBOURNE College could receive a national award for one of its buildings. The Harding Communications ...

Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance lottery results

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

Charlie Dimmock sets tails wagging at Hermitage dog show

CELEBRITY gardening expert Charlie Dimmock got the tails wagging when she presented the prizes in ...

Tee up for charity at Prior’s Court annual golf day

PROFESSIONAL and amateur golfers are being sought to support the annual Prior’s Court charity ...

Ashmansworth show proves a blooming success

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

Partners of Purley cyclists who died in collision speak out following sentencing

THE PARTNERS of the two Purley cyclists who died in a February collision have released ...

Purley man jailed for over 10 years after pleading guilty to death of cyclists

A PURLEY man has been jailed for over ten years, after pleading guilty yesterday (Wednesday) ...

Celebrities and ex-footballers confirmed for The Big Match

Ex-England and Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman and singer Gareth Gates are among the celebrities ...

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 ...

Car club joins in bid to raise £10,000 for wheelchair for schoolgirl

A WEST Berkshire car club has joined a fundraising campaign to increase the quality ...

Here we go – 92 football grounds in less than 92 hours

A TEAM of football fans – Drive92in92 – with an aim to raise £5,000 ...

Remember to register for European MEP vote

RESIDENTS are being reminded to register to vote ahead of the elections for the ...

Kingsclere’s neighbourhood plan presented at annual parish meeting

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

West Berkshire Jobseeker’s figure drops 42 per cent in 12 months

ALMOST 740 fewer people are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance than 12 months ago, the latest figures ...

Greenham control tower sold to parish council

THE former Cold War control tower on Greenham Common now has new owners.  Greenham Parish ...

Greenham Common Trust to match fund cancer charity donations

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

Donations in memory of Newbury marathon runner hit £60,000

More than £60,000 has been donated to the charity of a Newbury man who ...

Destroyed boat recovered from canal

THIS is the moment a boat that was destroyed in a suspected arson attack ...

Air ambulance called to Thatcham last night (Tuesday)

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

Firefighters issue barbecue safety warning following Tilehurst fire

FIREFIGHTERS have issued a safety warning about barbecues, following a Tilehurst fire yesterday (Tuesday) evening ...

Multinational opens new offices in business park

A MULTINATIONAL company marked the opening of its new premises in Newbury last week. British ...

Newbury Civic Award honours for homeless centre volunteers

TWO volunteers for a homeless centre were among the people from across West Berkshire recognised ...

Tributes paid to Newbury man who died after London Marathon

TRIBUTES and donations have been pouring in for a Newbury man who died after completing ...

Lorry bursts into flames in Aldermaston

A LORRY carrying 350 litres of fuel in its tank burst into flames in ...

Crafting a raft to raft a craft

IT’S that time of year again. Although the recent storms and floods may have ...

West Berkshire Council starts sandbag collection

WEST Berkshire Council’s contractor Volker has started the collection of sandbags used during the ...

Villagers lobby MP over library plans

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

Send your chocolate eggs to hospitalised children this Easter

PEOPLE are being asked to lay on Easter Eggs for hospitalised children. Swift Couriers, based ...

Therapy centre opens in Thatcham today (Tues)

A NEW facility to help disabled people exercise in a relaxed environment will officially ...

Four arrested on suspicion of drugs offences in Thatcham

A DRUGS stash worth around £15,000 was seized after a raid in Thatcham. Following a search warrant under ...

Former Tadley man’s book commended by Lord Carey

A MAN who grew up in Tadley has seen his first book endorsed by the ...

Burghclere playground equipment affected by fallen fir tree

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

Shotgun ‘good turn’ could lead to jail

A MAN who offered to mend his friend’s shotgun is probably facing jail as ...

Thatcham left crossing its legs over public toilet decision

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

‘Erratic’ driver had been drinking – court

A MAN seen driving erratically had been drinking, Newbury magistrates heard on Thursday, April ...

Museum for Hungerford?

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

Firefighters tackle Burghfield car fire

A CREW from Dee Road fire station tackled a car fire in Burghfield yesterday (Sun) ...

Bad korma? Drink-drive restaurateur caught again

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

Hungerford Club wins again

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

Penalty Charge Notices ‘below national average’

PENALTY Charge Notices (PCNs) issued by West Berkshire Council are well below the average, ...

Shoplifter used baby’s buggy – court

A PROLIFIC shoplifter, who hid stolen goods in his baby’s buggy, was told it ...

Out and about with My Newbury

OUT and about in West Berkshire has been the inspiration for this week’s My Newbury. Rakesh ...

Village receives flooding apology

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