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Thatcham market to take on festive twist

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

The town’s new community market will take on a festive twist, transforming into a Christmas market to be held in The Broadway Green on December 14.

Local people, organisations and charities will be selling their wares, free of charge, while promoting their activities.

The idea for the community market is that of this year’s town mayor, Gary Johnson, who said that the number of interested stall holders had increased since the first trial market was held in July.

Town councillors agreed to hold the Christmas market at a recent ...

Other Thatcham News

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New garden to grow at Thatcham preschool

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

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Parsons Down Infant School must improve, states Ofsted

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

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Community spirit gets Louie a trike

THATCHAM’s community spirit has brought one little boy a new lease of life. Louie Chadwick, ...

Allotment winners

Thatcham allotmenteers pick up prizes

THATCHAM allotmenteers scooped up prizes at a recent awards ceremony. Prize-winners, friends and plot holders gathered ...

Cold Ash Ball

Fun and funds at Cold Ash Ball

THE 2014 Cold Ash Ball returned for another successful outing this month. The event, held ...

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Teenage girl grabbed in Thatcham

AN investigation has been launched after a 13-year-old girl was grabbed by a man in ...

Older News

Don’t forget to grab your copy of our First Class supplement, in the NWN tomorrow!

OVER the last few months, the Newbury Weekly News photographers have been out and about ...

Open event for Thatcham Canalside development today (Sat)

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

West Berkshire’s best pubs named in annual beer guide

THE West Berkshire Pubs featuring in this year’s Good Beer Guide have been announced. The Guide ...

Elderly man saved by stranger after heart attack in Thatcham yesterday (Mon)

LIFESAVING CPR was performed by a member of the public at Thatcham Broadway on Monday, ...

Thatcham Festival returns this weekend

THATCHAM’s Festival of Arts and Leisure returns this weekend, sparking two weeks of events and ...

Thatcham teenager facing drug charges

A THATCHAM teenager has been charged with intent to supply drugs.  The 17-year-old was charged on ...

Thatcham boy facing racial charges

A 12-year-old boy from Thatcham has been charged with racially aggravated harassment. The boy, who cannot ...

Thatcham woman completes 10k race for Crohn’s charity

A THATCHAM woman with a life-altering disease has raised thousands of pounds for a charity ...

Raise your Thatcham issues today (Saturday)

YOU can raise your Thatcham related issues with the top town councillors today (Saturday). The ...

Search for firework site continues

THIS year’s Thatcham firework display remains up in the air as organisers search for a ...

Cold Ash Brass delighted at first trophy success

A LOCAL brass band has scooped its first competition title silverware. Cold Ash Brass beat ...

Thatcham teenager set to sing at regional final

A THATCHAM teenager is setting her sights on singing stardom in a national competition. Charlotte Lloyd-Butler, ...

Victory for residents over Thatcham post office changes – for now

CHANGES to a vital post office service in Thatcham have been shelved – for now. ...

Thatcham Town Council snaps up gift

SNAPSHOTS of Thatcham are set to be displayed with pride, thanks to work by a ...

Approval for Thatcham school expansion plans

MORE children will be able to attend Spurcroft Primary School after plans to expand the ...

Thatcham Sainsbury’s application a step closer

SAINSBURY’s has passed the first planning hurdle to open a store in Thatcham after the ...

Classic car rally, mask making and charity car boot sale today (Sun)

IF YOU notice dozens of classic cars travelling through the area and fancy getting a ...

Thatcham cyclist completes gruelling challenge

A THATCHAM woman has completed a gruelling 2,000 mile unassisted cycle race across Europe. Ellie Solomides ...

Cold Ash to discuss climate and gardens

GARDENING and climate change will be the topic of discussion at a talk, hosted by ...

Thatcham level crossing app on the right track

AN app to inform exasperated motorists when the barriers at Thatcham level crossing are down ...

Trio of Thatcham teens complete local roads cycle ride

THREE Thatcham teenagers completed a three-day charity cycle ride sparked by a desire to help ...

Roll up! Roll up! Circus in Thatcham tonight (Tuesday)

THE circus will be coming to Thatcham town tonight (Tuesday). Circus Ginnett will be performing a ...

New site for Thatcham fireworks?

THATCHAM’s Firework Display could be launching from a new site this year. Last year’s display was ...

Thatcham level crossing app goes live

A SCHEME to help frustrated motorists at Thatcham level crossing launched last week. The level ...

Thatcham Town Council opposes Lower Way housing site

THATCHAM Town Council has added its voice to prevent land on Lower Way being turned ...

Challenge thrown down to rising stars at Kennet

NEW pupils at Kennet School have been invited to take on a new challenge. The ...

Thatcham head shave raises more than £2000

A WOMAN with cancer has raised more than £2,000 through a charity head shave. Michele Moore, ...

Cold Ash pub rises from the ashes

A WEST Berkshire pub rose from the ashes when it reopened last week. The Spotted ...

Charity dance returns to Kennet

COME dancing at Kennet School to raise money for local charities. Dance enthusiasts Anne and ...

Thatcham Youth summer playdays a success

CHILDREN in Thatcham were entertained over the summer holidays with a series of free fun ...

Cold Ash residents scrutinise housing sites

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

Former Thatcham teacher facing sex offence charges

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

Luxury car stolen near Cold Ash

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

Join in the Cold Ash community band

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

Residents meet to oppose Lower Way housing site

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

Holiday fun on the Broadway

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘No go’ for 87-home development in Thatcham’s Lower Way

A PLAN outlining development for up to 87 houses on a nature reserve to the ...

Kennet reunion, 50 years on

AROUND this time 50 years ago, in 1964, a group of 16-year-olds left Kennet School. ...

Residents’ petition to stop Thatcham PO merger

PEOPLE in Thatcham have launched a petition to save a vital Post Office service for ...

Lower Way to close for two weeks

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

Fresh offerings for Thatcham at new Veg Shed

TOWNSFOLK have a new place to buy fresh produce after the Cook and Butcher Veg ...

Former teacher arrested on suspicion of sexual offences at Thatcham school

A FORMER teacher at a Thatcham school has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out ...

Thatcham pupils discover the art of illusion

CHILDREN at Francis Baily Primary School put a spin on a recent art project.  Seventy-five Year ...

Mini success for Thatcham band

Thatcham’s own youth band were crowned overall winners by public vote on CBBCs annual teen ...

Thatcham ballerina dances her way into top London academy

A BALLERINA from Thatcham has been accepted into one of the country’s most prestigious dance ...

Sainsbury’s coming to Thatcham?

A SAINSBURY’s could be opening in Thatcham if plans are approved. The supermarket has announced that ...

Police called to Thatcham haystack blaze

POLICE were called to the scene of a Thatcham haystack fire during the early hours ...

Plans to convert The Priory into a community centre approved

THATCHAM is a step closer to having a community facility in the town centre after ...

Whitelands pupils ‘sleep rough’ for charity

CHILDREN from Whitelands School ‘slept rough’ last week as part of a project to ...

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