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Solent swim raises waves above fund target for Dingley centre

13 September 2014
Solent swim raises waves above fund target for Dingley centre

Solent swim raises waves above fund target for Dingley centre

13 September 2014

HIGH winds and choppy waters did not deter a Newbury parent and his pals from embarking on a Solent swim to raise money for Dingley Family and Specialist…


Family pays tribute to "precious, inspirational and selfless" Pat Eastop

11 September 2014
Family pays tribute to "precious, inspirational and selfless" Pat Eastop

Family pays tribute to "precious, inspirational and selfless" Pat Eastop

11 September 2014

“HER life was as precious as it is possible to be...To have her as a mum was the most unbelievable feeling and I feel the utmost privilege that I had…


Infrastructure not available to support new Speen homes, says campaign group

11 September 2014
Infrastructure not available to support new Speen homes, says campaign group

Infrastructure not available to support new Speen homes, says campaign group

11 September 2014

Momentum is building in a campaign against new housing sites in Speen, as a residents action group vows to take legal action against the developments…


All fingers crossed as Dingley in chance of £3,000 grant

10 September 2014
All fingers crossed as Dingley in chance of £3,000 grant

All fingers crossed as Dingley in chance of £3,000 grant

10 September 2014

A SPECIALIST children’s centre in Newbury could benefit from a £3,000 cash injection towards its new home – but it needs your votes. The Dingley Family…


Heritage of utmost importance in historic Newbury building conversion

10 September 2014
Heritage of utmost importance in historic Newbury building conversion

Heritage of utmost importance in historic Newbury building conversion

10 September 2014

STRUCTURAL changes planned for one of Newbury’s most historic buildings were refused last week in the hope that a ‘more sympathetic’ proposal was submitted. French…


Pastures new for former MP David Rendel who will fight for seat in Somerset

09 September 2014
Pastures new for former MP David Rendel who will fight for seat in Somerset

Pastures new for former MP David Rendel who will fight for seat in Somerset

09 September 2014

FORMER Newbury MP David Rendel will fight for a seat in Parliament in the next general election, it was this week confirmed - however, not for the same…


Celebrations begin in Bucklebury as news of second royal pregnancy spreads

09 September 2014
Celebrations begin in Bucklebury as news of second royal pregnancy spreads

Celebrations begin in Bucklebury as news of second royal pregnancy spreads

09 September 2014

BUCKLEBURY is once again basking in the media’s spotlight as its most celebrated daughter, the Duchess of Cambridge, announces she is pregnant with…


MBE recipient Pat Eastop dies after short battle with cancer

08 September 2014
MBE recipient Pat Eastop dies after short battle with cancer

MBE recipient Pat Eastop dies after short battle with cancer

08 September 2014

A COMMUNITY is in mourning following the death of local Open Studios founder and long-serving Aldermaston play director, Pat Eastop, last week, following…


Thousands raised for MND breathing aid in 84-mile walk

01 September 2014
Thousands raised for MND breathing aid in 84-mile walk

Thousands raised for MND breathing aid in 84-mile walk

01 September 2014

A FOUR day, 84-mile challenge proved its worth last week after one pair raised enough to buy a machine to help those living with motor neurone disease…


Hunt on for new home to save Mac's Cafe

31 August 2014
Hunt on for new home to save Mac's Cafe

Hunt on for new home to save Mac's Cafe

31 August 2014

A PUBLIC appeal to find a new home for Mac’s Cafe has been launched following the sudden closure of the popular transport cafe at the beginning of August.…


Volunteers recover vital charity items in hunt of unwanted festival gear

31 August 2014
Volunteers recover vital charity items in hunt of unwanted festival gear

Volunteers recover vital charity items in hunt of unwanted festival gear

31 August 2014

A SALVAGE of the remnants of Reading Festival brought in some essential equipment for Newbury-based homeless charity Loose Ends. Volunteers were invited…


Catch historic steam engine from West Berkshire in September

30 August 2014
Catch historic steam engine from West Berkshire in September

Catch historic steam engine from West Berkshire in September

30 August 2014

TAKE a step back in time aboard a historic steam engine, with day trips running from West Berkshire in the coming weeks. On Thursday, September 25, the…


Centre offers meal delivery for elderly residents affected by service cut

29 August 2014
Centre offers meal delivery for elderly residents affected by service cut

Centre offers meal delivery for elderly residents affected by service cut

29 August 2014

RESIDENTS affected by the loss of the Apetitio Meals and Wheels service will be able to make use of a similar scheme run from Newbury-based Fair Close…


Great British Bake Off contestant leaves after falling in Newbury restaurant

29 August 2014
Great British Bake Off contestant leaves after falling in Newbury restaurant

Great British Bake Off contestant leaves after falling in Newbury restaurant

29 August 2014

A CONTESTANT in televised baking competition The Great British Bake Off had to quit the contest after fainting in a Newbury restaurant and losing her…


Developer vows to fight to bring Faraday Plaza to Newbury

29 August 2014
Developer vows to fight to bring Faraday Plaza to Newbury

Developer vows to fight to bring Faraday Plaza to Newbury

29 August 2014

THE developer behind a scheme to revamp a large swathe of Newbury has vowed that a council decision not to renew planning permission will not signal the…


Meal delivery service for elderly scrapped with fortnight notice

28 August 2014
Meal delivery service for elderly scrapped with fortnight notice

Meal delivery service for elderly scrapped with fortnight notice

28 August 2014

A SERVICE that delivers fresh hot meals to elderly and vulnerable residents, and which provides a regular interaction to housebound residents get each…


In this week’s Newbury Weekly News

28 August 2014
In this week’s Newbury Weekly News

In this week’s Newbury Weekly News

28 August 2014

IN this week’s Newbury Weekly News, police urge farmers and the public to be vigilant in reporting rural crime following a spate of serious farm fires…


Farmers hit by spate of straw bale arsons

27 August 2014
Farmers hit by spate of straw bale arsons

Farmers hit by spate of straw bale arsons

27 August 2014

TWO fires which struck the same farm in one week are thought to have cost its farmer £26,000 in damage repairs and replacement stock. The cause of the…


Parish meeting for Speen housing sites to be held in September

27 August 2014
Parish meeting for Speen housing sites to be held in September

Parish meeting for Speen housing sites to be held in September

27 August 2014

A MEETING to discuss “preferred housing sites” in Speen is being held next month. Speen Parish Council has called the meeting, on Friday, September 12,…


Good time had by all at annual Chapel Row Fayre

26 August 2014
Good time had by all at annual Chapel Row Fayre

Good time had by all at annual Chapel Row Fayre

26 August 2014

THIS year's Chapel Row Fayre has once again been hailed a success by its organisers. While the total amount raised is yet to be confirmed, support for…


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