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Slithering wildlife! Squeaking grass snake in Newbury caught on video

13 July 2020
Slithering wildlife! Squeaking grass snake in Newbury caught on video

Slithering wildlife! Squeaking grass snake in Newbury caught on video

13 July 2020

Jackie Mills puzzled by the strange noise SNAKES are making the most of the sunshine at the moment and Thatcham resident Nicky McDonald managed to snap…


Have you spotted flying ants across West Berkshire?

13 July 2020
Have you spotted flying ants across West Berkshire?

Have you spotted flying ants across West Berkshire?

13 July 2020

Did you know Flying Ant Day does not take place on just one day MANY people across West Berkshire experienced 'Flying Ant Day' this weekend, but the flying…


When to spot the International Space Station, Comet Neowise and 2 planets - July night sky highlights for the UK

12 July 2020
When to spot the International Space Station, Comet Neowise and 2 planets - July night sky highlights for the UK

When to spot the International Space Station, Comet Neowise and 2 planets - July night sky highlights for the UK

12 July 2020

A cosmic feast IT'S back! The International Space Station is visible over UK skies from now until the beginning of August - that's three weeks when you…


Comet Neowise caught on camera from Combe Gibbet

11 July 2020
Comet Neowise caught on camera from Combe Gibbet

Comet Neowise caught on camera from Combe Gibbet

11 July 2020

Picture taken by Thatcham resident Dave Foulger COMET Neowise is making a show of itself throughout July and this spectacular image was taken by Dave…


Don’t Step on a Bee Day 2020: how you can make your garden bee-friendly

10 July 2020
Don’t Step on a Bee Day 2020: how you can make your garden bee-friendly

Don’t Step on a Bee Day 2020: how you can make your garden bee-friendly

10 July 2020

National day to encourage nurturing nature FRIDAY, July 10 is Don’t Step on a Bee Day and people are being encouraged to grow bee-friendly plants…


SCRUBBED BECAUSE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral, scheduled for July 8

08 July 2020
SCRUBBED BECAUSE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral, scheduled for July 8

SCRUBBED BECAUSE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral, scheduled for July 8

08 July 2020

Starlink satellites may be visible over UK skies later in evening PLEASE NOTE THE LAUNCH HAS BEEN SCRUBBED - NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED. SPACEX is scheduled…


Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage site Blenheim Palace reopens to visitors

07 July 2020
Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage site Blenheim Palace reopens to visitors

Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage site Blenheim Palace reopens to visitors

07 July 2020

Safety measures in place and pre-booking required The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site Blenheim Palace opened its doors to visitors again last weekend.  As…


Full Buck Moon this weekend July 4 and 5

04 July 2020
Full Buck Moon this weekend July 4 and 5

Full Buck Moon this weekend July 4 and 5

04 July 2020

Set your alarms for early Sunday morning THIS month's full Buck Moon will peak on Sunday, July 5 at 5.44am in the UK, but the Moon still appears…


Dogs Trust advice on creating a pet-friendly garden

01 July 2020
Dogs Trust advice on creating a pet-friendly garden

Dogs Trust advice on creating a pet-friendly garden

01 July 2020

Some garden plants can be toxic to pooches WITH summer well and truly here, and the nation’s gardens in full bloom, Dogs Trust reveals top ways…


Hungerford river keeper Jimmy Hill records video of stoat carrying its prey

29 June 2020
Hungerford river keeper Jimmy Hill records video of stoat carrying its prey

Hungerford river keeper Jimmy Hill records video of stoat carrying its prey

29 June 2020

Tales from the riverbank HUNGERFORD river keeper Jimmy Hill knew just what to do when he spotted a stoat racing along, carrying its prey. He stood stock…


UPDATE Starlink SpaceX Falcon 9 launch has been scrubbed - NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

25 June 2020
UPDATE Starlink SpaceX Falcon 9 launch has been scrubbed - NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

UPDATE Starlink SpaceX Falcon 9 launch has been scrubbed - NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

25 June 2020

Watch launch live ROCKET LAUNCH SCRUBBED - NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch at 9.18pm BST on Friday, June 26, with…


Coronavirus West Berkshire: Newbury Community Resource Centre offers lockdown lifeline

24 June 2020
Coronavirus West Berkshire: Newbury Community Resource Centre offers lockdown lifeline

Coronavirus West Berkshire: Newbury Community Resource Centre offers lockdown lifeline

24 June 2020

Interview with CEO Kelvin Hughes The Community Furniture Project store opened its doors to the public on Monday, but the shop is just one part…


Lots to look foward to

23 June 2020
Lots to look foward to

Lots to look foward to

23 June 2020

SAS to reopen its auction house in Plenty Close for camera equipment sale on June 15 When lockdown started at the end of March, like most businesses Special…


Fiddle de dee - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a cracking read

21 June 2020
Fiddle de dee - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a cracking read

Fiddle de dee - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a cracking read

21 June 2020

Scarlett O'Hara is one feisty heroine The reaction I got when I told people what I was reading recently was one of thinly disguised ‘What…


Dogs Trust advice on keeping your pet safe and happy in stormy, unsettled weather

18 June 2020
Dogs Trust advice on keeping your pet safe and happy in stormy, unsettled weather

Dogs Trust advice on keeping your pet safe and happy in stormy, unsettled weather

18 June 2020

Sudden thunder showers can be upsetting DOGS need to be reassured and kept safe and happy during this unsettling weather. With thunderstorms and flood…


When to see the Red Arrows fly over Newbury on their way to London to mark visit by President of France

18 June 2020
When to see the Red Arrows fly over Newbury on their way to London to mark visit by President of France

When to see the Red Arrows fly over Newbury on their way to London to mark visit by President of France

18 June 2020

Window of opportunity to spot the famous air display team THE Red Arrows will be flying over Newbury and Kingsclere later today on their way to London…


Newbury and Lambourn crews attend fire near Combe Gibbett

17 June 2020
Newbury and Lambourn crews attend fire near Combe Gibbett

Newbury and Lambourn crews attend fire near Combe Gibbett

17 June 2020

#BeResponsible WHITE Watch from Newbury Fire Station was called to an unattended fire near Combe Gibbett earlier this week. Tweeting about the incident,…


Injured baby deer found on Thatcham footpath

16 June 2020
Injured baby deer found on Thatcham footpath

Injured baby deer found on Thatcham footpath

16 June 2020

Passers-by take distressed animal to Newbury vet THE kindness of strangers saved a one-week-old baby muntjac's life when she was found injured on a footpath…


National Trust keeps Avebury closed for Summer solstice due to Covid-19 restrictions

15 June 2020
National Trust keeps Avebury closed for Summer solstice due to Covid-19 restrictions

National Trust keeps Avebury closed for Summer solstice due to Covid-19 restrictions

15 June 2020

Trust joins English Heritage in keeping ancient sites closed LIKE Stonehenge, the National Trust-run Avebury stone circle will remain closed to visitors…


West Berkshire Council launches wildflower initiative along A4

13 June 2020
West Berkshire Council launches wildflower initiative along A4

West Berkshire Council launches wildflower initiative along A4

13 June 2020

Project could have 'significant ecological and environmental benefits' West Berkshire Council has started to line sections of the A4 with wildflowers. A…


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