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Mary Hare School runner-up for scarecrow in special schools competition

29 May 2015
Mary Hare School runner-up for scarecrow in special schools competition

Mary Hare School runner-up for scarecrow in special schools competition

29 May 2015

A SERIES of awards were presented to teams from three West Berkshire special schools recently as they went head to head in the annual Agricultural Challenge. Run…


Compulsory purchase powers expected to be used to build new A339 access road

14 May 2015
Compulsory purchase powers expected to be used to build new A339 access road

Compulsory purchase powers expected to be used to build new A339 access road

14 May 2015

Two business units will be demolished if approved Permission to use compulsory purchase powers to buy land for a new access road onto the A339 from a…


Family devastated as home in process of revamp is destroyed by fire

14 May 2015
Family devastated as home in process of revamp is destroyed by fire

Family devastated as home in process of revamp is destroyed by fire

14 May 2015

Bungalow was going to be summer haven after year of cancer A family has been left heartbroken after arsonists targeted their new home, bought to…


Thames Valley fire control centre opens

13 May 2015
Thames Valley fire control centre opens

Thames Valley fire control centre opens

13 May 2015

New £5.4m centre up and running in Calcot A NEW control centre to take emergency fire calls for Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire is up and running…


Spring conference for Milestone Society this weekend

12 May 2015
Spring conference for Milestone Society this weekend

Spring conference for Milestone Society this weekend

12 May 2015

Includes chance to visit Bucklebury milestone. THE Milestone Society is holding its annual spring conference in Chieveley next weekend.


New John O'Gaunt School head is announced

12 May 2015
New John O'Gaunt School head is announced

New John O'Gaunt School head is announced

12 May 2015

Sarah Brinkley to hang up the reins in the summer A NEW headteacher has been appointed at John O’Gaunt School, Hungerford. He is Alan Henderson,…


Competition heats up as 1,000 mile cycle nears

11 May 2015
Competition heats up as 1,000 mile cycle nears

Competition heats up as 1,000 mile cycle nears

11 May 2015

John O'Groats to Lands End feat nears for One Lung Pete IT is now less than two weeks until Ramsbury man Pete Willetts, better known as One Lung Pete…


West Berks and Reading councils in wait for verdict in affordable homes High Court case

11 May 2015
West Berks and Reading councils in wait for verdict in affordable homes High Court case

West Berks and Reading councils in wait for verdict in affordable homes High Court case

11 May 2015

Developers now exempt from affordable housing obligations for developments of 10 homes or less A HIGH Court judge will give a delayed written decision…


Men arrested after house fire in Stanford Dingley

10 May 2015
Men arrested after house fire in Stanford Dingley

Men arrested after house fire in Stanford Dingley

10 May 2015

Four fire pumps sent to scene at 3am Two men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and arson following a break-in and a fire at an empty property…


NWN's Geraldine Gardner will be among ranks in London's Moonwalk

10 May 2015
NWN's Geraldine Gardner will be among ranks in London's Moonwalk

NWN's Geraldine Gardner will be among ranks in London's Moonwalk

10 May 2015

Newbury salon Secrets running pamper fundraising day today (Sun) for the cause ON May 16 more than 15,000 people will be taking part in the 26.2-mile…


LIVE: Your town and parish councillors as the results come in

09 May 2015
LIVE: Your town and parish councillors as the results come in

LIVE: Your town and parish councillors as the results come in

09 May 2015

NEWBURYTODAY is once again live at the count at Newbury Racecourse as it is revealed which councillors are elected to represent you on Newbury and Thatcham…


Greenham Common Trust launches music bursary for disadvantaged children

09 May 2015
Greenham Common Trust launches music bursary for disadvantaged children

Greenham Common Trust launches music bursary for disadvantaged children

09 May 2015

The £185,000 will help encourage more youngsters to play instruments A BURSARY of £185,000 has been launched by Greenham Common Trust to help children…


What's on in West Berkshire today (Sat)

09 May 2015
What's on in West Berkshire today (Sat)

What's on in West Berkshire today (Sat)

09 May 2015

Fun runs, flower shows and a visit from Paddington Bear THERE is a lot going on in West Berkshire and beyond today (Saturday). Silchester’s village…


Richard Benyon retains his Newbury seat

08 May 2015
Richard Benyon retains his Newbury seat

Richard Benyon retains his Newbury seat

08 May 2015

Richard Benyon has held onto his Parliamentary seat for the Newbury constituency with a huge majority of 26,000 over second place candidate, Liberal Democrat…


It's the FA cup by any means for football fanatics

07 May 2015
It's the FA cup by any means for football fanatics

It's the FA cup by any means for football fanatics

07 May 2015

Trio want to use 50 modes of transport in children's hospice fundraiser THE FA Cup by any means – that’s the challenge that three West Berkshire…


Tributes paid to selfless father who died after family lunch at pub

07 May 2015
Tributes paid to selfless father who died after family lunch at pub

Tributes paid to selfless father who died after family lunch at pub

07 May 2015

Peter Cook died after a surprise family lunch at a Stanford Dingley pub on Sunday “IF YOU measured the success of someone's life by material things,…


Man charged with possession of sharp object on canal towpath

06 May 2015
Man charged with possession of sharp object on canal towpath

Man charged with possession of sharp object on canal towpath

06 May 2015

Heavy police presence on Faraday Road entrance yesterday (Tues) A NINETEEN-year-old man has been charged with possession of a sharp object in a public…


Coffee morning for Nepal earthquake appeal on Saturday

06 May 2015
Coffee morning for Nepal earthquake appeal on Saturday

Coffee morning for Nepal earthquake appeal on Saturday

06 May 2015

Event will take place in Newbury town centre A COFFEE morning to raise funds for aid following the earthquake in Nepal is being held in Newbury on Saturday…


Plans for new station at Readings Green Park approved

06 May 2015
Plans for new station at Readings Green Park approved

Plans for new station at Readings Green Park approved

06 May 2015

£6.4m scheme approved eight years after first plans put forward THE LATEST plans for a dedicated railway station to serve Reading's Green Park have been…


All ready to go at IKEA

04 May 2015
All ready to go at IKEA

All ready to go at IKEA

04 May 2015

IKEA is making preparations to its Calcot site as it awaits formal approval of its plans from West Berkshire Council. Branded fences have been put up…


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