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Lyrid meteor shower

12 April 2021
Lyrid meteor shower

Lyrid meteor shower

12 April 2021

Best time to see the night time spectacle


Hounds love to hear the word 'walkies'

09 April 2021
Hounds love to hear the word 'walkies'

Hounds love to hear the word 'walkies'

09 April 2021

Find out which words our pet pooches respond to


Big farmland bird count results are in

09 April 2021
Big farmland bird count results are in

Big farmland bird count results are in

09 April 2021

Britain’s farmers and gamekeepers have shown their long-term commitment to conservation by completing this year’s GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count


Foster mum Hannah is Newbury Vaccination Centre's Volunteer of the Week

07 April 2021
Foster mum Hannah is Newbury Vaccination Centre's Volunteer of the Week

Foster mum Hannah is Newbury Vaccination Centre's Volunteer of the Week

07 April 2021

'Nothing is too much trouble for her' HANNAH Moss is the Newbury Vaccination Centre’s Volunteer of the Week and will be a familiar cheery face to…


Simply the best! – Tina Turner surprises Vaccination Centre volunteers at Newbury Racecourse

01 April 2021
Simply the best! – Tina Turner surprises Vaccination Centre volunteers at Newbury Racecourse

Simply the best! – Tina Turner surprises Vaccination Centre volunteers at Newbury Racecourse

01 April 2021

'It makes you feel like you are helping people through what’s been such a dark time' The volunteers at Newbury Racecourse Vaccination Centre had a blooming…


New Countryside Code launched to remind visitors to respect the rural environment

01 April 2021
New Countryside Code launched to remind visitors to respect the rural environment

New Countryside Code launched to remind visitors to respect the rural environment

01 April 2021

Guidance published ahead of busy Easter weekend A new Countryside Code has been launched today, Thursday, April 1, to help people enjoy the outdoors and…


Farmer takes ostriches for stroll on Greenham Common

01 April 2021
Farmer takes ostriches for stroll on Greenham Common

Farmer takes ostriches for stroll on Greenham Common

01 April 2021

Bill and Ben enjoy a rare day out Early morning ramblers across Greenham Common may have spotted an unusual sight today – two ostriches. The birds,…


Summers family are Newbury Vaccination Centre's Volunteers of the Week

31 March 2021
Summers family are Newbury Vaccination Centre's Volunteers of the Week

Summers family are Newbury Vaccination Centre's Volunteers of the Week

31 March 2021

'Nothing is ever too much trouble for any of them' NEWBURY Vaccination Centre has nominated three people for the Volunteer of the Week accolade –…


Farmers fear out of control dogs as visitors flock to countryside over Easter

30 March 2021
Farmers fear out of control dogs as visitors flock to countryside over Easter

Farmers fear out of control dogs as visitors flock to countryside over Easter

30 March 2021

Look out for livestock The coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in pet ownership and 88 per cent of dog owners exercise their dog in the countryside. Last…


A year on: double whammy of Covid and Brexit on Thatcham ex-pat's holiday let business in France

29 March 2021
A year on: double whammy of Covid and Brexit on Thatcham ex-pat's holiday let business in France

A year on: double whammy of Covid and Brexit on Thatcham ex-pat's holiday let business in France

29 March 2021

Allison Feeley says 'UK government are not interested, the French are sympathetic, but seem hand tied or unable to help' ONE year ago, as the UK was about…


Lockdown easing: Dog's Trust advice to pet owners for when 6 people can meet outdoors

27 March 2021
Lockdown easing: Dog's Trust advice to pet owners for when 6 people can meet outdoors

Lockdown easing: Dog's Trust advice to pet owners for when 6 people can meet outdoors

27 March 2021

Pooches may be 'confused by the sudden change to their routines' With England entering the second phase of Stage 1 of the roadmap…


High Sheriff of Berkshire 2016-2017 Victoria Fishburn has died

26 March 2021
High Sheriff of Berkshire 2016-2017 Victoria Fishburn has died

High Sheriff of Berkshire 2016-2017 Victoria Fishburn has died

26 March 2021

'We all adored her. She was a total life enhancer' Victoria Fishburn, who served as High Sheriff of Berkshire in 2016/17, has died. During her tenure…


March Full Super Worm Moon will peak this weekend - here's how to see it

24 March 2021
March Full Super Worm Moon will peak this weekend - here's how to see it

March Full Super Worm Moon will peak this weekend - here's how to see it

24 March 2021

First Full Moon of spring March’s Full Moon will light up the night sky this weekend, and will be the first of four consecutive Super Moons. The…


Newbury Vaccination Centre's volunteers of the week stay calm on busiest day, when 1,600 patients receive their jab

24 March 2021
Newbury Vaccination Centre's volunteers of the week stay calm on busiest day, when 1,600 patients receive their jab

Newbury Vaccination Centre's volunteers of the week stay calm on busiest day, when 1,600 patients receive their jab

24 March 2021

Ed Tryon and Helen Miller keep things running smoothly AS the number of vaccines administered in a day at the Newbury Racecourse Vaccination Centre increases,…


Coronavirus update: Newbury Vaccination Centre plea to Cohorts 1-9 and over 50s to get their jabs booked

23 March 2021
Coronavirus update: Newbury Vaccination Centre plea to Cohorts 1-9 and over 50s to get their jabs booked

Coronavirus update: Newbury Vaccination Centre plea to Cohorts 1-9 and over 50s to get their jabs booked

23 March 2021

'Clinics for this week have been released and there are plenty of appointments' Newbury Vaccination Centre has sent out a plea to anyone over 50 or who…


St Patrick's Day celebrations on Zoom for Newbury Vaccination Centre's Volunteer of the Week Roisin

17 March 2021
St Patrick's Day celebrations on Zoom for Newbury Vaccination Centre's Volunteer of the Week Roisin

St Patrick's Day celebrations on Zoom for Newbury Vaccination Centre's Volunteer of the Week Roisin

17 March 2021

Meeter and greeter is 'a pocket rocket superstar' “I HEARD about the vaccination centre in December and immediately put myself forward to help,”…


Survey reveals extraordinary biodiversity of UNESCO World Heritage site Blenheim Estate’s ancient woodland

16 March 2021
Survey reveals extraordinary biodiversity of UNESCO World Heritage site Blenheim Estate’s ancient woodland

Survey reveals extraordinary biodiversity of UNESCO World Heritage site Blenheim Estate’s ancient woodland

16 March 2021

High Park is home to more than 2,800 separate species A new survey has revealed the incredible biodiversity of Blenheim Estate’s ancient woodland. Begun…


Aisling's 8-hour shift earns her Newbury Vaccination Centre's Volunteer of the Week

10 March 2021
Aisling's 8-hour shift earns her Newbury Vaccination Centre's Volunteer of the Week

Aisling's 8-hour shift earns her Newbury Vaccination Centre's Volunteer of the Week

10 March 2021

'It’s about pitching in – that’s what we are here for after all' NEWBURY Vaccination Centre volunteer of the week is Aisling Craik, because the team was…


10 ways West Berkshire residents can help hedgehogs

10 March 2021
10 ways West Berkshire residents can help hedgehogs

10 ways West Berkshire residents can help hedgehogs

10 March 2021

March garden challenge launched 2021 marks the 10th birthday of Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign launched by wildlife charities People’s…


UK government allowing bee-harming pesticide use, putting bee colonies under extra strain

05 March 2021
UK government allowing bee-harming pesticide use, putting bee colonies under extra strain

UK government allowing bee-harming pesticide use, putting bee colonies under extra strain

05 March 2021

Tips on how to look after bees and which flowers to plant for them this spring The UK government recently approved emergency use of neonicotinoid, a pesticide…


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