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Coronavirus lockdown delays sale of First World War plaque discovered in Newbury attic

25 March 2020
Coronavirus lockdown delays sale of First World War plaque discovered in Newbury attic

Coronavirus lockdown delays sale of First World War plaque discovered in Newbury attic

25 March 2020

Bronze artwork expected to fetch more than £20k when it eventually goes under the hammer at Special Auction Services A BRONZE plaque by Charles Sargeant…


Hermitage Primary School teacher's words of encouragement for parents of young children 'home schooling'

24 March 2020
Hermitage Primary School teacher's words of encouragement for parents of young children 'home schooling'

Hermitage Primary School teacher's words of encouragement for parents of young children 'home schooling'

24 March 2020

'You probably aren’t a teacher and there is no expectation for you to become one, give yourself a break' FOR many parents, 'home schooling' started on…


West Berkshire residents get ready to raise your glasses to NHS and frontline workers

23 March 2020
West Berkshire residents get ready to raise your glasses to NHS and frontline workers

West Berkshire residents get ready to raise your glasses to NHS and frontline workers

23 March 2020

A nationwide initiative #TimetoToast to thank first responders and medical professionals LET's collectively say a big thank you. Freemasons nationwide…


B4000 Wickham blocked both ways after accident

23 March 2020
B4000 Wickham blocked both ways after accident

B4000 Wickham blocked both ways after accident

23 March 2020

Emergency services are currently on the scene  EMERGENCY services have been called to an accident on the B4000 involving a motorbike The road is…


Hampshire cancer patient from Penwood missing out on chemotherapy because of coronavirus

22 March 2020
Hampshire cancer patient from Penwood missing out on chemotherapy because of coronavirus

Hampshire cancer patient from Penwood missing out on chemotherapy because of coronavirus

22 March 2020

Nancy Carter-Bradley is told her treatment will have to go on hold ‘due to COVID-19’ A PENWOOD mother is feeling the effects of COVID-19 in a way that…


A view on the coronavirus situation from a former Thatcham resident living in France

21 March 2020
A view on the coronavirus situation from a former Thatcham resident living in France

A view on the coronavirus situation from a former Thatcham resident living in France

21 March 2020

'If they want a job at the end of all this or to stay alive, they have to abide by the rules' ALISON Feeley runs a B&B and holiday let business in…


West Berkshire libraries shut with immediate effect

21 March 2020
West Berkshire libraries shut with immediate effect

West Berkshire libraries shut with immediate effect

21 March 2020

Online services still available and no fines will be imposed on late return of books LIBRARIES in West Berkshire are shut. A notice from Newbury library…


National Trust urges caution as good weather on Mother's Day weekend could tempt people onto roads

21 March 2020
National Trust urges caution as good weather on Mother's Day weekend could tempt people onto roads

National Trust urges caution as good weather on Mother's Day weekend could tempt people onto roads

21 March 2020

Free access to open space, but people are urged to use local outdoor space and not travel unnecessarily WITH Mother’s Day and good weather forecast…


West Berkshire residents given some keep fit tips during coronavirus isolation

20 March 2020
West Berkshire residents given some keep fit tips during coronavirus isolation

West Berkshire residents given some keep fit tips during coronavirus isolation

20 March 2020

Some simple exercises to carry out at home for your physical and mental wellbeing WHETHER you are working from home or just social distancing, it is important…


West Berkshire Brewery announce delivery initiatives to support the local community

20 March 2020
West Berkshire Brewery announce delivery initiatives to support the local community

West Berkshire Brewery announce delivery initiatives to support the local community

20 March 2020

Free delivery on food orders within five-mile radius and help to vulnerable within 20 miles WEST Berkshire Brewery, creators of Good Old Boy and Renegade…


Newbury chain restaurants affected following nationwide closures

19 March 2020
Newbury chain restaurants affected following nationwide closures

Newbury chain restaurants affected following nationwide closures

19 March 2020

Bill's and ASK shut until further notice BILL'S is the latest nationwide chain to announce it is shutting its doors with immediate effect due to the coronavirus…


Kennet Centre car park new closing time

19 March 2020
Kennet Centre car park new closing time

Kennet Centre car park new closing time

19 March 2020

Town centre facility to close earlier until further notice KENNET Shopping Centre car park is to close at 7pm until further notice. West Berkshire Council…


Channel 4's Hunted cliffhanger as Newbury couple make it to the final

19 March 2020
Channel 4's Hunted cliffhanger as Newbury couple make it to the final

Channel 4's Hunted cliffhanger as Newbury couple make it to the final

19 March 2020

Will they escape their pursuers? THE final episode of Channel 4 reality TV series Hunted tonight (Thursday), will reveal whether or not a Newbury couple…


West Berkshire residents can still enjoy National Trust gardens and parklands during coronavirus restrictions

18 March 2020
West Berkshire residents can still enjoy National Trust gardens and parklands during coronavirus restrictions

West Berkshire residents can still enjoy National Trust gardens and parklands during coronavirus restrictions

18 March 2020

Houses, cafes and shops shut, but visitors are encouraged to enjoy the open air VISITOR attractions are closing up and down the country because of the…


West Berkshire residents can view Saturn, Jupiter and Mars to take their minds off coronavirus

17 March 2020
West Berkshire residents can view Saturn, Jupiter and Mars to take their minds off coronavirus

West Berkshire residents can view Saturn, Jupiter and Mars to take their minds off coronavirus

17 March 2020

Spot a cluster of planets near the crescent moon ahead of the spring equinox IF the skies are clear before dawn tomorrow morning (March 18), at about…


Coronavirus fears can heighten children's anxiety, so a Newbury teacher has suggested some calming techniques

16 March 2020
Coronavirus fears can heighten children's anxiety, so a Newbury teacher has suggested some calming techniques

Coronavirus fears can heighten children's anxiety, so a Newbury teacher has suggested some calming techniques

16 March 2020

Some ideas to help create a quieter, calmer mental space MANY young children may be feeling anxious about the coronavirus and the effect it might have…


West Berkshire residents can help their neighbours during coronavirus restrictions

16 March 2020
 West Berkshire residents can help their neighbours during coronavirus restrictions

West Berkshire residents can help their neighbours during coronavirus restrictions

16 March 2020

Many community groups are looking for donations and volunteers HELP is at hand. Many people are asking how they can help at this time. If you want to…


REGULARLY UPDATED Cancelled events and closed venues across West Berkshire due to coronavirus

12 March 2020
REGULARLY UPDATED Cancelled events and closed venues across West Berkshire due to coronavirus

REGULARLY UPDATED Cancelled events and closed venues across West Berkshire due to coronavirus

12 March 2020

Community markets, concerts and public meetings Cancelled events and venues closed until further notice - regularly updated If your event is cancelled…


Easter adventures at Wakehurst - take the family on a Gruffalo hunt

12 March 2020
Easter adventures at Wakehurst - take the family on a Gruffalo hunt

Easter adventures at Wakehurst - take the family on a Gruffalo hunt

12 March 2020

Stroll through the deep dark wood and meet the elusive knobbly-kneed monster THIS Easter, Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden in Sussex, will become…


Friday 13th - how superstitious are you?

12 March 2020
Friday 13th - how superstitious are you?

Friday 13th - how superstitious are you?

12 March 2020

Saluting magpies, staring at full moons and walking around ladders PARASKEVIDEKATRIAPHOBIA is an irrational fear of Friday the 13th. The superstition surrounding…


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