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Delivery van comes a cropper at Bucklebury Ford

28 May 2020
Delivery van comes a cropper at Bucklebury Ford

Delivery van comes a cropper at Bucklebury Ford

28 May 2020

It may be sunny but the ford is still a no-go area for vehicles SOMEBODY's delivery might be a bit delayed today. One eagle-eyed passerby spotted this…


Greenham Common Control Tower café open for takeaways

28 May 2020
Greenham Common Control Tower café open for takeaways

Greenham Common Control Tower café open for takeaways

28 May 2020

Snacks and drinks available over the weekend GREENHAM Common Control Tower is trialling a takeaway food service from today (Thursday) to Sunday. The service…


Cancelled! Historic SpaceX launch called off for bad weather with just 16 minutes to go

27 May 2020
Cancelled! Historic SpaceX launch called off for bad weather with just 16 minutes to go

Cancelled! Historic SpaceX launch called off for bad weather with just 16 minutes to go

27 May 2020

New launch date Saturday BAD weather has scuppered the historic launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 craft. The new date has now been set for Saturday, May 30…


Blenheim Palace park and formal gardens open this weekend, Saturday, May 30

27 May 2020
Blenheim Palace park and formal gardens open this weekend, Saturday, May 30

Blenheim Palace park and formal gardens open this weekend, Saturday, May 30

27 May 2020

First week for Annual Pass and walking permit holders only BLENHEIM Palace, the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site, is among the first of the UK’s…


SpaceX Falcon 9 to make history: 2 astronauts join International Space Station and Crew Dragon spacecraft could be visible over the UK shortly after take off

27 May 2020
SpaceX Falcon 9 to make history: 2 astronauts join International Space Station and Crew Dragon spacecraft could be visible over the UK shortly after take off

SpaceX Falcon 9 to make history: 2 astronauts join International Space Station and Crew Dragon spacecraft could be visible over the UK shortly after take off

27 May 2020

Watch historic launch live HISTORY could be made at 9.33pm UK time tonight, Wednesday, May 27, when SpaceX Falcon 9 is scheduled to launch from the Kennedy…


UK Stargazers are in for 4 astronomical treats - conjunction of Mercury and Venus plus passes by International Space Station, HTV9 and Starlink 4

22 May 2020
UK Stargazers are in for 4 astronomical treats - conjunction of Mercury and Venus plus passes by International Space Station, HTV9 and Starlink 4

UK Stargazers are in for 4 astronomical treats - conjunction of Mercury and Venus plus passes by International Space Station, HTV9 and Starlink 4

22 May 2020

Keep your eyes peeled THE International Space Station has been on show over the UK for the last week and the fun continues this weekend. On  Sunday,…


Dogs Trust hot tips to keep canine companions cool - look after your pets in this heat

21 May 2020
 Dogs Trust hot tips to keep canine companions cool - look after your pets in this heat

Dogs Trust hot tips to keep canine companions cool - look after your pets in this heat

21 May 2020

Provide plenty of shade and water WITH temperatures soaring, here are a reminder of some top tips from the Dog's Trust to help owners make sure dogs can…


Toy Story - Shefford Woodlands family lift lockdown spirits

21 May 2020
Toy Story - Shefford Woodlands family lift lockdown spirits

Toy Story - Shefford Woodlands family lift lockdown spirits

21 May 2020

Themed displays entertain residents on their daily exercise WHEN lockdown started in late March, Shefford Woodlands resident Shannon Goree heard that…


Chris Hopson, CEO NHS Providers, coronavirus testing regime 'a very long way from being fit for purpose'

21 May 2020
Chris Hopson, CEO NHS Providers, coronavirus testing regime 'a very long way from being fit for purpose'

Chris Hopson, CEO NHS Providers, coronavirus testing regime 'a very long way from being fit for purpose'

21 May 2020

NHS trusts frustrated over contact tracing and testing strategy CHIEF executive of NHS Providers Chris Hopson told BBC Breakfast this morning that his…


Hermitage gardener spied a spider

21 May 2020
Hermitage gardener spied a spider

Hermitage gardener spied a spider

21 May 2020

So many creatures to spot in the garden WHEN Heather Whetter was wandering round her garden in Hermitage she was surprised to come across this spider…


Double International Space Station pass over the UK tonight, followed by HTV9 supply ship - from Japan - in its wake

20 May 2020
Double International Space Station pass over the UK tonight, followed by HTV9 supply ship - from Japan - in its wake

Double International Space Station pass over the UK tonight, followed by HTV9 supply ship - from Japan - in its wake

20 May 2020

Cargo freighter heading for ISS successfully launched THE International Space Station has been on show over the UK for the last week and the fun continues…


Latest coronavirus figures for West Berkshire (May 20)

20 May 2020
Latest coronavirus figures for West Berkshire (May 20)

Latest coronavirus figures for West Berkshire (May 20)

20 May 2020

Statistics steady in district over last 24 hours THE latest Government statistics have revealed that no more cases of Covid-19 infection have been recorded…


Lockdown 'clearout' can cause genuine anxiety for hoarders

20 May 2020
Lockdown 'clearout' can cause genuine anxiety for hoarders

Lockdown 'clearout' can cause genuine anxiety for hoarders

20 May 2020

'It's important not to force help' if someone is not ready MANY of us are using this period of lockdown to have a clear out, but it can be challenging…


Children can learn to dig gardening by growing geraniums during National Children's Gardening Week, May 23-31

19 May 2020
Children can learn to dig gardening by growing geraniums during National Children's Gardening Week, May 23-31

Children can learn to dig gardening by growing geraniums during National Children's Gardening Week, May 23-31

19 May 2020

Easy to grow makes them the ideal choice for novice gardeners NEXT week is National Children’s Gardening Week, May 23-31, and to get your budding…


Staggering increase in complaints about bonfires and reminder ahead of May bank holiday weekend of health hazard during coronavirus outbreak

19 May 2020
Staggering increase in complaints about bonfires and reminder ahead of May bank holiday weekend of health hazard during coronavirus outbreak

Staggering increase in complaints about bonfires and reminder ahead of May bank holiday weekend of health hazard during coronavirus outbreak

19 May 2020

'Smoke inhalation can impair breathing' SINCE‎ the start of the Covid 19 pandemic to the beginning of May, the Public Protection Partnership has seen…


Mental Health Awareness week: Newbury teacher says 'kindness the new norm for adults and children' during coronavirus outbreak

19 May 2020
Mental Health Awareness week: Newbury teacher says 'kindness the new norm for adults and children' during coronavirus outbreak

Mental Health Awareness week: Newbury teacher says 'kindness the new norm for adults and children' during coronavirus outbreak

19 May 2020

Amanda Bailey suggests how to instil in children kindness to themselves THE theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week - May 18-24 - is kindness. Whether…


Timetable for spotting the International Space Station as it passes over the UK and 9-year-old Lottie from Newbury takes her first cosmic photograph

18 May 2020
Timetable for spotting the International Space Station as it passes over the UK and 9-year-old Lottie from Newbury takes her first cosmic photograph

Timetable for spotting the International Space Station as it passes over the UK and 9-year-old Lottie from Newbury takes her first cosmic photograph

18 May 2020

ISS very bright in the night sky all week THE International Space Station is visible over the UK at the moment and is incredibly bright as it passes over…


Ross Kemp and Britain's Volunteer Army featuring The Newbury pub on BBC One

18 May 2020
Ross Kemp and Britain's Volunteer Army featuring The Newbury pub on BBC One

Ross Kemp and Britain's Volunteer Army featuring The Newbury pub on BBC One

18 May 2020

Series starts today Britain's Volunteer Army presented by Ross Kemp celebrates the heroic efforts of some of the country’s 750,000 volunteers during…


The Queen’s cygnet census – the royal tradition of swan upping – cancelled due to coronavirus

17 May 2020
The Queen’s cygnet census – the royal tradition of swan upping – cancelled due to coronavirus

The Queen’s cygnet census – the royal tradition of swan upping – cancelled due to coronavirus

17 May 2020

Only the second time in 900 years event unable to go ahead The royal tradition of swan upping has been cancelled this year as a result of the Covid-19…


Raising Newbury to the top of Flag Institute Twitter poll

17 May 2020
Raising Newbury to the top of Flag Institute Twitter poll

Raising Newbury to the top of Flag Institute Twitter poll

17 May 2020

Vote in the #FACupOfFlags THE Flag Institute has been running a Twitter poll – #FACupOfFlags – a competition to identify the UK…


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