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Anger over Padworth area bridge works

11 March 2012
Anger over Padworth area bridge works

Anger over Padworth area bridge works

11 March 2012

NATIONAL Rail has admitted serious failings in its communications with West Berkshire Council and local communities over planned bridge works taking place…


Sign lights on Park Way bridge were not working fully for weeks

10 March 2012
Sign lights on Park Way bridge were not working fully for weeks

Sign lights on Park Way bridge were not working fully for weeks

10 March 2012

WEST Berkshire Council was aware that signs warning motorists that they were banned from using Park Way bridge were not lit properly much earlier than…


Greenham woman tells of ex-husband's disappearance

09 March 2012
Greenham woman tells of ex-husband's disappearance

Greenham woman tells of ex-husband's disappearance

09 March 2012

A GREENHAM woman has told of her struggle after her ex-husband disappeared in South Africa in 1997, presumed dead, leaving the family unable to find closure.Diane…


Fire in Lower Basildon

05 March 2012
Fire in Lower Basildon

Fire in Lower Basildon

05 March 2012

FIREFIGHTERS spent two-and-a-half hours fighting a blaze in a shed full of wood chippings in Lower Basildon yesterday (Sunday). Two crews, one from Dee…


Meteor lit West Berkshire sky on Saturday night

05 March 2012
Meteor lit West Berkshire sky on Saturday night

Meteor lit West Berkshire sky on Saturday night

05 March 2012

A METEOR so bright that it set the night-sky alight was spotted in West Berkshire as it made its way from northern Scotland to Devon on Saturday night.Sightings…


Events in Newbury today (Saturday) and tomorrow

03 March 2012
Events in Newbury today (Saturday) and tomorrow

Events in Newbury today (Saturday) and tomorrow

03 March 2012

BORED and at home today (Saturday)? There are a range of interesting events taking place in West Berkshire that may take your fancy.Archaeologists from…


Berkshire fire headquarters to move to former retail site in Theale Cross

02 March 2012
Berkshire fire headquarters to move to former retail site in Theale Cross

Berkshire fire headquarters to move to former retail site in Theale Cross

02 March 2012

BERKSHIRE’s fire service has announced it is to relocate its headquarters from Tilehurst to Theale Cross. The move will include the relocation of 180…


Man who died in Burghfield on Friday named

29 February 2012
Man who died in Burghfield on Friday named

Man who died in Burghfield on Friday named

29 February 2012

A man who died in a garage in Burghfield at around midnight on Friday (24) has been named as Steven Bryan, aged 44, of Burghfield. The cause of death…


North Newbury Children's Centre closed today (Wednesday)

29 February 2012
North Newbury Children's Centre closed today (Wednesday)

North Newbury Children's Centre closed today (Wednesday)

29 February 2012

THE North Newbury Children’s Centre, located at Victoria Park Nursery School, Victoria Park, Newbury, will be closed today (Wednesday). The closure is…


Theale library hours to be shortened

28 February 2012
Theale library hours to be shortened

Theale library hours to be shortened

28 February 2012

THE opening hours at Theale library are to be cut from 45.5 hours a week during term time to just 26 hours per week. The opening hours will remain constant…


Vodafone World of Difference launched at Racecourse

28 February 2012
Vodafone World of Difference launched at Racecourse

Vodafone World of Difference launched at Racecourse

28 February 2012

TELEVISION feel-good guru Gok Wan was at Newbury Racecourse today to launch Vodafone’s annual charity drive, World of Difference, where 500 people are…


Police investigate man's unexplained death

27 February 2012
Police investigate man's unexplained death

Police investigate man's unexplained death

27 February 2012

POLICE are treating the death of a man in Burghfield on Friday night as unexplained but not suspicious.A spokeswoman for the ambulance service, Philippa…


Macdonald Hotels and Resorts to manage Donnington Grove Hotel

26 February 2012
Macdonald Hotels and Resorts to manage Donnington Grove Hotel

Macdonald Hotels and Resorts to manage Donnington Grove Hotel

26 February 2012

THE LUXURY hotel at Donnington Grove Country Club, Newbury, will in future be managed by Macdonald Hotels and Resorts. The group took over the running…


M4 Westbound traffic delays between J13 and J15

23 February 2012
M4 Westbound traffic delays between J13 and J15

M4 Westbound traffic delays between J13 and J15

23 February 2012

Thursday (today) 14.51pm: There are traffic delays on the M4 westbound between J13 (A338, Hungerford) and J15 (A419, Swindon East) because of an earlier…


Newbury restaurants anger as power cut forces early closing

22 February 2012
Newbury restaurants anger as power cut forces early closing

Newbury restaurants anger as power cut forces early closing

22 February 2012

NEWBURY town centre was deserted last night (Tuesday) after a power cut forced several restaurants and late-night businesses to close early.The planned…


Restaurants forced to close for power cut this evening (Tuesday)

21 February 2012
Restaurants forced to close for power cut this evening (Tuesday)

Restaurants forced to close for power cut this evening (Tuesday)

21 February 2012

NEWBURY Market Place will be affected by a power cut from 8.30pm this evening (Tuesday).Restaurant owners and other businesses in the Market Place were…


See all the flipping good fun in our video of yesterday's pancake race

21 February 2012
See all the flipping good fun in our video of yesterday's pancake race

See all the flipping good fun in our video of yesterday's pancake race

21 February 2012

HORDES of elephants, wild cats and blue, pancake slinging Smurfs were seen stampeding through the Market Place in Newbury at lunchtime today (Tuesday).…


Final stage of digital switchover for West Berkshire tomorrow (Wednesday)

21 February 2012
Final stage of digital switchover for West Berkshire tomorrow (Wednesday)

Final stage of digital switchover for West Berkshire tomorrow (Wednesday)

21 February 2012

THE final phase of West Berkshire’s digital television switchover will take place tomorrow (Wednesday). In the first phase, which occurred a fortnight…


Greenham Common control tower gains listed status

20 February 2012
Greenham Common control tower gains listed status

Greenham Common control tower gains listed status

20 February 2012

THE future of the old Cold War control tower on Greenham Common – under threat of possible demolition – may have been secured after it received a Grade…


Fire service could suffer as precept is frozen

20 February 2012
Fire service could suffer as precept is frozen

Fire service could suffer as precept is frozen

20 February 2012

WEST Berkshire’s residents will not have to pay more for their fire service this year, a decision described as “desperately sad” by union members who…


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