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National Gardening Week is a good time to start growing your own

28 April 2020
National Gardening Week is a good time to start growing your own

National Gardening Week is a good time to start growing your own

28 April 2020

Pots and containers can be used to grow fruit and vegetables GARDENING is not only a great way to keep body and soul in shape – it can also help…


Minute's silence for coronavirus victims on International Workers' Memorial Day

28 April 2020
Minute's silence for coronavirus victims on International Workers' Memorial Day

Minute's silence for coronavirus victims on International Workers' Memorial Day

28 April 2020

Nation asked to come together in remembrance A MINUTE'S silence is to be held to honour key workers who have lost their lives from catching coronavirus. At…


UPDATED 8.45pm: Thames Valley Police appeal for owners of dog found on Ridgeway

27 April 2020
UPDATED 8.45pm: Thames Valley Police appeal for owners of dog found on Ridgeway

UPDATED 8.45pm: Thames Valley Police appeal for owners of dog found on Ridgeway

27 April 2020

Does anybody recognise it? Update at 8.45pm: Dog and owner have been reunited. Great news for all. AN appeal has gone out on the Thames Valley Police…


Boris Johnson says 'stick with lockdown' to beat Covid-19

27 April 2020
Boris Johnson says 'stick with lockdown' to beat Covid-19

Boris Johnson says 'stick with lockdown' to beat Covid-19

27 April 2020

Prime Minister makes first appearance following recovery from coronavirus PRIME Minister Boris Johnson appeared in front of 10 Downing Street today to…


Giant Asteroid 1998 OR2 flying near Earth – 'potentially hazardous'

27 April 2020
Giant Asteroid 1998 OR2 flying near Earth – 'potentially hazardous'

Giant Asteroid 1998 OR2 flying near Earth – 'potentially hazardous'

27 April 2020

And it looks like it's wearing a giant face mask AN asteroid estimated to be 1.2 miles wide will fly by Earth this week, but don't worry it's not expected…


Venus and crescent Moon close together and Earthshine

26 April 2020
 Venus and crescent Moon close together and Earthshine

Venus and crescent Moon close together and Earthshine

26 April 2020

Night time sky gazing VENUS and the Moon will be close together over to the west just after sunset, which is at 8.20pm. As it gets darker, you should…


Starlink satellite sightings for Saturday

25 April 2020
Starlink satellite sightings for Saturday

Starlink satellite sightings for Saturday

25 April 2020

Clear sky for star gazers CLEARER skies tonight mean greater chance of seeing Starlink 5 tonight It is expected to rise up near Venus in the west at 9.48pm…


Double Starlink satellite pass this evening

24 April 2020
Double Starlink satellite pass this evening

Double Starlink satellite pass this evening

24 April 2020

Starlink 5 and 6 should be bright and easy to spot THERE will be two back to back Starlink passes this evening at around 9pm. The Starlink 6 which launched…


NHS appreciation day - clap for carers and key workers 8pm tonight

23 April 2020
NHS appreciation day - clap for carers and key workers 8pm tonight

NHS appreciation day - clap for carers and key workers 8pm tonight

23 April 2020

Chance to say thank you loud and clear SHANNON Goree has given her toy display a makeover.  Her displays of cuddly toys have kept the residents of…


Memories of Reliance Motor Services which ran between Brightwalton and Newbury

23 April 2020
Memories of Reliance Motor Services which ran between Brightwalton and Newbury

Memories of Reliance Motor Services which ran between Brightwalton and Newbury

23 April 2020

The history of a bus company you could rely on MEMORIES of a family-owned bus company that grew from a horse-drawn carrier to become an institution across…


Nurse Sarah Clements reflects on her time in self-isolation after coronavirus diagnosis

23 April 2020
Nurse Sarah Clements reflects on her time in self-isolation after coronavirus diagnosis

Nurse Sarah Clements reflects on her time in self-isolation after coronavirus diagnosis

23 April 2020

Reality of a frontline worker SARAH Clements, moved to Newbury at the age of 11. She went to Shaw House and St Bartholomew’s School. She has two…


Reading in lockdown is popular according to Reading Agency survey for World Book Night

23 April 2020
Reading in lockdown is popular according to Reading Agency survey for World Book Night

Reading in lockdown is popular according to Reading Agency survey for World Book Night

23 April 2020

Increase in book sales and e-lending from libraries LOCKDOWN is no barrier to reading and World Book Night, the annual celebration of all things books,…


Elon Musk Starlink launch live tonight and Lyrid meteor shower caught on camera

22 April 2020
Elon Musk Starlink launch live tonight and Lyrid meteor shower caught on camera

Elon Musk Starlink launch live tonight and Lyrid meteor shower caught on camera

22 April 2020

Newbury Weekly News photographer Phil Cannings captures the spectacle IF you stayed to up to do some stargazing into the small hours of the morning you…


World Earth Day - spring bird watching in Thatcham

22 April 2020
World Earth Day - spring bird watching in Thatcham

World Earth Day - spring bird watching in Thatcham

22 April 2020

Feathered friends enjoying the good weather THATCHAM is clearly a magnet for birds at the moment. Helen Bazin sent us these photographs and said: "I have…


Newburytoday daily brain workout

22 April 2020
Newburytoday daily brain workout

Newburytoday daily brain workout

22 April 2020

Five quickfire questions !. How many pockets are there on a standard size billiard table? 2. Which English town did the Romans call Eboracum? 3. Which…


Newburytoday daily brain workout

22 April 2020
Newburytoday daily brain workout

Newburytoday daily brain workout

22 April 2020

Five quickfire questions !. How many pockets are there on a standard size billiard table?                 …


Lyrid meteor shower peak tonight and Starlink pass

21 April 2020
Lyrid meteor shower peak tonight and Starlink pass

Lyrid meteor shower peak tonight and Starlink pass

21 April 2020

Wrap up warm and get ready for a night time spectacle STARGAZERS will be gearing up for the peak extravaganza of the Lyrid meteor shower tonight. The…


Snakes alive! - slithering across Greenham Common

21 April 2020
Snakes alive! - slithering across Greenham Common

Snakes alive! - slithering across Greenham Common

21 April 2020

Nature enjoying the lockdown THANKS to Chris Godding who spotted this adder 'basking in the sunshine' during a bicycle ride around Greenham Common at…


Newburytoday daily brain workout

21 April 2020
Newburytoday daily brain workout

Newburytoday daily brain workout

21 April 2020

A bit of lateral thinking Q1: Find a word that can be placed at the end of the first word and at the beginning of the second word to create two new words VIE…


Newburytoday daily brain workout

21 April 2020
Newburytoday daily brain workout

Newburytoday daily brain workout

21 April 2020

A bit of lateral thinking Q1: Find a word that can be placed at the end of the first word and at the beginning of the second word to create two new words VIE…


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