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Pancakes at the ready!

20 February 2012
Pancakes at the ready!

Pancakes at the ready!

20 February 2012

CROWDS of pancake lovers are expected to descend on Newbury Market Place today (Tuesday) for the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake race. The race in which…


Icy cold weather to last until tomorrow (Saturday)

10 February 2012
Icy cold weather to last until tomorrow (Saturday)

Icy cold weather to last until tomorrow (Saturday)

10 February 2012

Met Office warns of ice on untreated surfaces as temperatures fall WITH the white stuff still fresh on the ground, the Met Office has predicted further…


Digital Switchover is here today (Weds)

08 February 2012
Digital Switchover is here today (Weds)

Digital Switchover is here today (Weds)

08 February 2012

All equipment will have to be retuned as BBC 2 is switched over in first phase THE first phase of West Berkshire's digital television switchover was…


Digital Switchover coming to West Berkshire tomorrow (Weds)

07 February 2012
Digital Switchover coming to West Berkshire tomorrow (Weds)

Digital Switchover coming to West Berkshire tomorrow (Weds)

07 February 2012

First stage of Hannington transmitter switchover to take place in early hours of morning WEST Berkshire is ready for the digital television switchover,…


Four West Berkshire schools re-open after weather disruption

07 February 2012
Four West Berkshire schools re-open after weather disruption

Four West Berkshire schools re-open after weather disruption

07 February 2012

Schools which closed yesterday (Monday) due to burst pipes and broken heating have re-opened today FOUR West Berkshire Schools that were affected by cold…


Severe cold weather and ice warning for West Berkshire

07 February 2012
Severe cold weather and ice warning for West Berkshire

Severe cold weather and ice warning for West Berkshire

07 February 2012

Elderly and vulnerable people at risk as severe cold weather is set to continue until Friday THE severe cold weather looks set to continue in West Berkshire…


Burghfield Common school closed following flood

06 February 2012
Burghfield Common school closed following flood

Burghfield Common school closed following flood

06 February 2012

Staff battled frantically on Friday to prevent damage as water gushed from ceiling MRS BLAND's Infant and Nursery School in Jordan's Lane, Burghfield…


Cold weather shuts three more West Berkshire schools

06 February 2012
Cold weather shuts three more West Berkshire schools

Cold weather shuts three more West Berkshire schools

06 February 2012

Total of four schools closed today (Monday) due to cold weather related problems WINTER weather has played havoc with West Berkshire schools today (Monday),…


Royal Berks Hospital still plagued by norovirus

06 February 2012
Royal Berks Hospital still plagued by norovirus

Royal Berks Hospital still plagued by norovirus

06 February 2012

Three wards closed, with the situation expected to continue "for some time", says Reading hospital THREE wards at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading…


Council relents over Park Way bridge fines

02 February 2012
Council relents over Park Way bridge fines

Council relents over Park Way bridge fines

02 February 2012

West Berkshire Council eases 'zero tolerance' stance over fines after discovering signs were not illuminated WEST Berkshire Council has backed…


Norovirus shuts four hospital wards

02 February 2012
Norovirus shuts four hospital wards

Norovirus shuts four hospital wards

02 February 2012

Winter vomiting bug spreads at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading because of cold, dry weather THE Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading closed four wards…


Sterling estate plans criticised by Newbury Town Council

31 January 2012
Sterling estate plans criticised by Newbury Town Council

Sterling estate plans criticised by Newbury Town Council

31 January 2012

Councillors object to plans for 190 new homes near Newbury town centre NEWBURY Town Council's planning and highways committee raised its objection…


Do you know who this photograph belongs to?

30 January 2012
Do you know who this photograph belongs to?

Do you know who this photograph belongs to?

30 January 2012

Thatcham woman seeks information about old family photograph found in her attic A THATCHAM woman is on a quest to find the rightful owners of this old…


First signs of snow in north Hampshire

30 January 2012
First signs of snow in north Hampshire

First signs of snow in north Hampshire

30 January 2012

Light white blanket covered East Woodhay this morning (Monday) NORTH Hampshire had its first snowfall of 2012 in the early hours of this morning (Monday). Newbury…


Sterling estate development to be discussed tonight (Mon)

30 January 2012
Sterling estate development to be discussed tonight (Mon)

Sterling estate development to be discussed tonight (Mon)

30 January 2012

Revised plans for 190 homes on Kings Road go before Newbury Town Council's planning committee CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 190 new homes on the former…


West Berkshire vessels selected for Diamond Jubilee

29 January 2012
West Berkshire vessels selected for Diamond Jubilee

West Berkshire vessels selected for Diamond Jubilee

29 January 2012

Two vessels known in local waters to take part in jubilee flotilla A FLOATING salon and a skiff are just two of the Kennet and Avon canal's regular…


Fun day in Greenham today (Saturday)

28 January 2012
Fun day in Greenham today (Saturday)

Fun day in Greenham today (Saturday)

28 January 2012

Greenham Community Centre officially reopens after Greenham Common Trust spent £300,000 on refurbishing the centre A FUN day is being held this afternoon…


Man violently robbed in Purley-on-Thames

27 January 2012
Man violently robbed in Purley-on-Thames

Man violently robbed in Purley-on-Thames

27 January 2012

Police appeal for witnesses after man followed from cash point and robbed POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a violent robbery that occurred at 12.30pm…


Newbury doorman puts away 72 ounces of steak

27 January 2012
Newbury doorman puts away 72 ounces of steak

Newbury doorman puts away 72 ounces of steak

27 January 2012

Hoggit and Hoof steak challenge a success, but three challengers are defeated by meat LARGE men eating meat have never been an uncommon sight at the Hoggit…


Thames Valley Police force cuts lead to £5.3m underspend

27 January 2012
Thames Valley Police force cuts lead to £5.3m underspend

Thames Valley Police force cuts lead to £5.3m underspend

27 January 2012

Police force was cut by 1.4 per cent last year, although recent figures show overall crime has fallen DOWNSIZING and cuts in police numbers will lead…


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