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In this week's Newbury Weekly News

John Herring

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John Herring

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john.herring@newburynews.co.uk

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In this week's Newbury Weekly News

IN this week’s Newbury Weekly News, Newbury Town Council has been forced to publish reports into the cause of damage and subsidence to Victoria Park following an appeal upheld by the Information Tribunal, almost five years after the reports were commissioned.

The hydrogeological reports point to building works by Parkway contractor Costain as the "most likely explanation" for subsidence to the town centre park.

In other news, Greenacre Leisure Centre could be demolished as early as August if a planning condition is removed by West Berkshire Council.

Bloor Homes has requested that the demolition be brought forward to prevent a delay in new houses being built in the district, with construction of the replacement sports centre on Monks Lane now well underway.

Also this week, Ufton Nervet bridge Network Rail has submitted a formal planning application for a bridge to replace the "notorious" level crossing at Ufton Nervet.

The rail firm says that work on the bridge, which is expected to cost around £8m, will start next year subject to planning permission being approved and will take up to 12 months to complete.

Meanwhile, we interview and profile five of the election hopefuls for the Newbury seat at the May 7 General Election.

Candidates from the Apoliticals, Greens, UKIP, Patriotic Socialists and Independent candidate Barrie Singleton give us an in-depth look into their personality and their politics.

In this week’s Hungerford edition of the Newbury Weekly News, changes are afoot in the civic life of the town.

The forthcoming elections will bring a shakeup and two long-serving stalwarts will bid farewell.

In Thatcham this week, banking staff have embarked on the first of three athletics events to raise money for life-saving devices in school’s across the county.

Staff at Lloyds bank in the Broadway completed a duathlon last month and will be completing two triathlons to fundraise for defibrillators.

On the north Hampshire pages this week, meet the candidates fighting for election at Basingstoke and Deane borough council and north Hampshire town and parish councils.

Our range of augmented reality images have gone out of this world and we will be featuring 3d images of objects in our solar system.

This week you can have the power of the sun in the palm of your hand. Download the app from Apple Store or Google Play to spark the car into action wherever you have the page.

Our commemorative coverage of the First World War continues looking at Cold Ash man Harry Batten who survived the horrors of Gallipoli only to be killed in Palestine two years later.

As always, there’s also a roundup of the week’s entertainment and sport, and of course this week’s £25 free fuel giveaway.

All this, plus more, in the Newbury Weekly News, on sale every Thursday.

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