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International Space Station passes over the UK end of January and early February 2021

18 January 2021
 International Space Station passes over the UK end of January and early February 2021

International Space Station passes over the UK end of January and early February 2021

18 January 2021

Spectacle that the whole family can enjoy The International Space Station will be visible over the UK in the early evening between January 21 and February…


Covid-19 puts paid to Welford Park's charity snowdrop event

18 January 2021
Covid-19 puts paid to Welford Park's charity snowdrop event

Covid-19 puts paid to Welford Park's charity snowdrop event

18 January 2021

Annual fundraiser will not take place this year WELFORD Park is unable to allow the public in for its annual charity snowdrop display this year because…


How well do you remember the 80s

13 January 2021
How well do you remember the 80s

How well do you remember the 80s

13 January 2021

Five categories to test your 1980s knowledge Answers to the how well do you remember the 80s quiz Sport: 1 Canada. 2 Martina Navratilova. 3 Calgary. 4…


How well do you remember the 80s – take our quiz!

13 January 2021
How well do you remember the 80s – take our quiz!

How well do you remember the 80s – take our quiz!

13 January 2021

Get your leggings on, perm your hair and test your 80s knowledge How well do you remember the 80s – time-travelling with Marty McFly, getting ‘into…


Memories of PC Les Hopps in Newbury in the 1950s

08 January 2021
Memories of PC Les Hopps in Newbury in the 1950s

Memories of PC Les Hopps in Newbury in the 1950s

08 January 2021

Thames Valley Police Museum tweets picture from its archives Thames Valley Police has a small museum at the White House, at the Thames Valley Police training…


Winter world of the Barton Court river keeper

07 January 2021
Winter world of the Barton Court river keeper

Winter world of the Barton Court river keeper

07 January 2021

Nick Richards chronicles the changing seasons and the abundant wildlife Nick Richards is the river keeper for the Barton Court Estate, near Kintbury.…


Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton is a lockdown thriller that will have you gripped

07 January 2021
Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton is a lockdown thriller that will have you gripped

Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton is a lockdown thriller that will have you gripped

07 January 2021

A engrossing cliffhanger about a school under siege You may have had enough of anything to do with lockdowns, but trust me Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton…


Newbury teacher provides tips for coping in this next lockdown phase

06 January 2021
Newbury teacher provides tips for coping in this next lockdown phase

Newbury teacher provides tips for coping in this next lockdown phase

06 January 2021

Amanda Bailey offers families ways of maintaining emotional balance and a sense of well-being As a consequence of the new, faster-spreading variant of…


Great British escape old-style with the aid of a 15-year-old Topaz campervan

05 January 2021
Great British escape old-style with the aid of a 15-year-old Topaz campervan

Great British escape old-style with the aid of a 15-year-old Topaz campervan

05 January 2021

Maurice and Annette Hardy on how to get away in 2021 Thoughts of a champagne lifestyle have never had us bubbling with enthusiasm. However, lifestyle…


West Berkshire encouraged to join in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, January 29-31

04 January 2021
West Berkshire encouraged to join in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, January 29-31

West Berkshire encouraged to join in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, January 29-31

04 January 2021

National initiative provides vital data on bird population Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK will celebrate their love of nature and unite…


Berkshire Farm Girl winter diary: looking ahead to post-Brexit

04 January 2021
Berkshire Farm Girl winter diary: looking ahead to post-Brexit

Berkshire Farm Girl winter diary: looking ahead to post-Brexit

04 January 2021

Eleanor Gilbert hopes for a brighter 2021 for the farming community Eleanor Gilbert is on a mission – she wants to educate people about farming…


Former Newbury MP Richard Benyon: Out of politics and back to nature

23 December 2020
Former Newbury MP Richard Benyon: Out of politics and back to nature

Former Newbury MP Richard Benyon: Out of politics and back to nature

23 December 2020

Life during lockdown and away from Parliament In November 2019, Richard Benyon stepped down as MP for Newbury after serving his constituency for 14 years.…


Advice on feeding swans during the winter months

23 November 2020
Advice on feeding swans during the winter months

Advice on feeding swans during the winter months

23 November 2020

'Swans are not greedy creatures and will only eat what they need' The swans along the Kennet & Avon are always on the look out for food and …


The Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries by Elly Griffiths set in Norfolk combine sleuthing with archaeology and druids

23 November 2020
The Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries by Elly Griffiths set in Norfolk combine sleuthing with archaeology and druids

The Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries by Elly Griffiths set in Norfolk combine sleuthing with archaeology and druids

23 November 2020

A perfect winter read for crime fiction fans LOVERS of murder mysteries will be pleased to know there are – to date – 12 books in the Dr Ruth…


M4 closures this weekend: November 20-23

20 November 2020
M4 closures this weekend: November 20-23

M4 closures this weekend: November 20-23

20 November 2020

Allow extra time for your journey The M4 will be closed for carriageway resurfacing work this weekend, November 20 to November 23. The motorway will be…


Video: Newbury Baptist minister captures swans-a-swimming on the Kennet & Avon canal

19 November 2020
Video: Newbury Baptist minister captures swans-a-swimming on the Kennet & Avon canal

Video: Newbury Baptist minister captures swans-a-swimming on the Kennet & Avon canal

19 November 2020

Scene of tranquility Newbury Baptist minister Richard Littledale's evening strolls along the Kennet & Avon canal inspired him to create this short…


Hampshire fire fighters dealing with residential fire in Tadley

19 November 2020
 Hampshire fire fighters dealing with residential fire in Tadley

Hampshire fire fighters dealing with residential fire in Tadley

19 November 2020

Public asked to avoid the area if possible Hampshire fire crews are dealing with a residential fire in Forest Lane, Tadley, and have asked people to please…


Iron Age coin found near Newbury smashes estimate and sells for £80k

19 November 2020
Iron Age coin found near Newbury smashes estimate and sells for £80k

Iron Age coin found near Newbury smashes estimate and sells for £80k

19 November 2020

The coin was struck in modern-day Silchester A 2,000-year-old Iron Age coin has sold for £80,040 to an unnamed buyer. The coin, found in a field…


Police granted Closure Order on address in Newbury

18 November 2020
Police granted Closure Order on address in Newbury

Police granted Closure Order on address in Newbury

18 November 2020

'The Order will hopefully give some respite to residents surrounding the property' Thames Valley Police have been granted a Closure Order on an address…


IKEA Calcot hit by coronavirus outbreak as 73 workers sent home to self-isolate

18 November 2020
IKEA Calcot hit by coronavirus outbreak as 73 workers sent home to self-isolate

IKEA Calcot hit by coronavirus outbreak as 73 workers sent home to self-isolate

18 November 2020

13 employees tested positive and a further 60 were contacted by the Test and Trace app IKEA in Calcot has had to send home 73 workers for self-isolation…


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