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Nearly 3,000 tax returns completed on Christmas Day

29 December 2021
Nearly 3,000 tax returns completed on Christmas Day

Nearly 3,000 tax returns completed on Christmas Day

29 December 2021

HM Revenue and Customs has revealed that 2,828 customers filed their Self Assessment tax return on Christmas Day, compared to 2,700 in 2020.


Delays on A34 northbound

24 December 2021
Delays on A34 northbound

Delays on A34 northbound

24 December 2021

One lane is closed due to an overturned vehicle on the A34 northbound.


West Berkshire Christmas Day weather

24 December 2021
West Berkshire Christmas Day weather

West Berkshire Christmas Day weather

24 December 2021

Get your walk in early on Christmas Day as the Met Office is predicting rain from late morning and getting heavier as the day goes on.


Dozens arrested in festive drink and drugs campaign

23 December 2021
Dozens arrested in festive drink and drugs campaign

Dozens arrested in festive drink and drugs campaign

23 December 2021

Dozens of drivers have been arrested and more than 1,000 breathalysed in the Thames Valley as part of a festive crackdown on drink and drug driving.


Old film from 1960s shows drive along A4 from London to Bath

23 December 2021
Old film from 1960s shows drive along A4 from London to Bath

Old film from 1960s shows drive along A4 from London to Bath

23 December 2021

A 10-minute video posted on YouTube shows a drive from London to Bath in a Mk2 Jaguar by George Eyles IAM from July 1963.


West Berkshire school records 12 Days of Christmas

23 December 2021
West Berkshire school records 12 Days of Christmas

West Berkshire school records 12 Days of Christmas

23 December 2021

Kintbury St Mary's Primary School recorded their own version of the 12 Days of Christmas before the end of term to spread some festive joy.


Which supermarkets are open and when over Christmas and New Year?

23 December 2021
Which supermarkets are open and when over Christmas and New Year?

Which supermarkets are open and when over Christmas and New Year?

23 December 2021

Here is a list of opening times of the major food supermarkets in Newbury, Thatcham and Hungerford on key dates over the festive season.


Vodafone sells SMS message for charity

21 December 2021
Vodafone sells SMS message for charity

Vodafone sells SMS message for charity

21 December 2021

The world's first SMS message sent from one Vodafone employee to another in Newbury has been sold for 107,000 euros at auction.


Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision on M4

21 December 2021
Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision on M4

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision on M4

21 December 2021

Wiltshire Police have appealed for witnesses after a man died following a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the M4.


Police recover stolen caravan

21 December 2021
Police recover stolen caravan

Police recover stolen caravan

21 December 2021

Thames Valley Police officers have recovered a caravan stolen from Compton as well as other vehicles from a site near Wheatley.


West Berkshire chooses pigs in blankets as its Christmas dinner favourite

21 December 2021
West Berkshire chooses pigs in blankets as its Christmas dinner favourite

West Berkshire chooses pigs in blankets as its Christmas dinner favourite

21 December 2021

Roast potatoes are the UK’s favourite element of a ‘traditional’ Christmas dinner, according to new national research carried out by Foodhub.


Hampshire fire crews rescue horse from ditch

21 December 2021
Hampshire fire crews rescue horse from ditch

Hampshire fire crews rescue horse from ditch

21 December 2021

Fire crews from Overton and Basingstoke were called out on Sunday to rescue a horse after it had fallen into a ditch at Bramley.


World's first SMS message being auctioned for charity by Vodafone

17 December 2021
World's first SMS message being auctioned for charity by Vodafone

World's first SMS message being auctioned for charity by Vodafone

17 December 2021

Proceeds from the auction will be go to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to support forcibly displaced people.


Hampshire village store records Christmas classic

16 December 2021
Hampshire village store records Christmas classic

Hampshire village store records Christmas classic

16 December 2021

Enham Alamein village store staff bring Christmas cheer with their own rendition of a festive favourite.


Picture gallery: Christmas past in Newbury

16 December 2021
Picture gallery: Christmas past in Newbury

Picture gallery: Christmas past in Newbury

16 December 2021

A trawl through the Newburytoday archives, shows a traffic-filled town centre festooned with Christmas decorations.


Tips to encourage a good night's sleep before Christmas

16 December 2021
Tips to encourage a good night's sleep before Christmas

Tips to encourage a good night's sleep before Christmas

16 December 2021

Many parents stress about the best way to make sure their little ones get enough sleep before Christmas Day.


Looking after the River Kennet

15 December 2021
Looking after the River Kennet

Looking after the River Kennet

15 December 2021

River keeper for the Barton Court Estate Nick Richards is responsible for two and a half miles of river bank.


Upcycled Christmas waste can help save garden wildlife

14 December 2021
Upcycled Christmas waste can help save garden wildlife

Upcycled Christmas waste can help save garden wildlife

14 December 2021

Experts are encouraging the British public to support wildlife this festive season by repurposing the tree and leftover food.


Christmas food: Some easy to make festive treats

13 December 2021
Christmas food: Some easy to make festive treats

Christmas food: Some easy to make festive treats

13 December 2021

From make-ahead dishes to freeze, to festive makes that will look like they’ve taken hours and top-notch canapés, we’ve got it all.


Berkshire Farm Girl looks to the future with GPS technology

13 December 2021
Berkshire Farm Girl looks to the future with GPS technology

Berkshire Farm Girl looks to the future with GPS technology

13 December 2021

Harvest is finally over and it has been one of the most challenging years for harvesting. Eleanor Gilbert from Rookery Farm, Newbury explains why.


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