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Way now clear for Ikea to open West Berkshire store

14 January 2013
Way now clear for Ikea to open West Berkshire store

Way now clear for Ikea to open West Berkshire store

14 January 2013

THE LAST possible hurdle blocking IKEA’s planned move to West Berkshire has been removed. In April, West Berkshire Council granted the Swedish flat-pack…


West Berkshire in top 20 per cent places to live in the UK

14 January 2013
West Berkshire in top 20 per cent places to live in the UK

West Berkshire in top 20 per cent places to live in the UK

14 January 2013

WEST Berkshire is the 44th best place to live in the UK, according to a recent national survey. The 2012 Halifax Quality of Life Survey has placed West…


Land and £225,000 handed over to village for new hall

13 January 2013
Land and £225,000 handed over to village for new hall

Land and £225,000 handed over to village for new hall

13 January 2013

HERMITAGE Parish Council has been given a piece of land on which it hopes a new village hall will be built. Following a referendum in Hermitage last year,…


Ambulance service receives over 18 per cent more calls this Christmas

12 January 2013
Ambulance service receives over 18 per cent more calls this Christmas

Ambulance service receives over 18 per cent more calls this Christmas

12 January 2013

THE number of calls to the ambulance service during the Christmas and New Year period increased by more than 18 per cent compared to 2011. Between Christmas…


Police appeal after spate of van break-ins

12 January 2013
Police appeal after spate of van break-ins

Police appeal after spate of van break-ins

12 January 2013

POLICE are appealing for information after six vans were broken into in Theale. The thefts, which all occurred between January 9 and 10, happened in The…


Take a swing at golf for air ambulance

12 January 2013
Take a swing at golf for air ambulance

Take a swing at golf for air ambulance

12 January 2013

THE Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Football Association is to hold its annual golf day in West Berkshire this year. The event, which raises money for the…


Police appeal after man tries to grab a pushchair in Newbury

11 January 2013
Police appeal after man tries to grab a pushchair in Newbury

Police appeal after man tries to grab a pushchair in Newbury

11 January 2013

THAMES Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a suspicious incident in Newbury. At about 6.30pm on Wednesday, an 18-year-old woman was pushing…


Jessops goes into administration

10 January 2013
Jessops goes into administration

Jessops goes into administration

10 January 2013

CAMERA specialists Jessops, which has a branch in Newbury, has gone into administration. Jessops, which was founded in 1935, is a major high street and…


Witnesses sought following tractor theft

10 January 2013
Witnesses sought following tractor theft

Witnesses sought following tractor theft

10 January 2013

POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information to a tractor theft in Mortimer. Between 4pm on Sunday (6) and 4am on Monday (7) a green and yellow…


Two men arrested in connection with hare coursing

09 January 2013
Two men arrested in connection with hare coursing

Two men arrested in connection with hare coursing

09 January 2013

THAMES Valley Police has arrested two men on suspicion of hare coursing in Englefield. Officers were called to a report of hare coursing at around 11.45pm…


Watch stolen during West Berkshire burglary

09 January 2013
Watch stolen during West Berkshire burglary

Watch stolen during West Berkshire burglary

09 January 2013

THAMES Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a burglary in Tilehurst. Between 10am and 6.30pm on Friday (January 4), offenders gained entry to…


Police on the hunt for offenders after village burglary

09 January 2013
Police on the hunt for offenders after village burglary

Police on the hunt for offenders after village burglary

09 January 2013

POLICE are on the hunt for burglars who broke into a house in a West berkshire village. Sometime between last Thursday (3) and Friday (4) offenders gained…


Fancy taking a skydive or running a marathon for charity?

09 January 2013
Fancy taking a skydive or running a marathon for charity?

Fancy taking a skydive or running a marathon for charity?

09 January 2013

A CHARITY that helps children and families affected by life threatening illness or bereavement is looking for help from West Berkshire sports clubs. Daisy’s…


Park Way bridge fines are not illegal say council

09 January 2013
Park Way bridge fines are not illegal say council

Park Way bridge fines are not illegal say council

09 January 2013

WEST Berkshire Council has said its decision to introduce a bus lane on Park Way bridge is legal, after claims that the fines were unlawful. The bridge…


£2.2m worth of improvements to the A34 begin

08 January 2013
£2.2m worth of improvements to the A34 begin

£2.2m worth of improvements to the A34 begin

08 January 2013

A £2.2m scheme to improve the A34 was scheduled to start last night (Monday). A three-mile section of both carriageways between Chieveley and Beedon will…


Police hunt for thieves who stole a van before crashing into shop

08 January 2013
Police hunt for thieves who stole a van before crashing into shop

Police hunt for thieves who stole a van before crashing into shop

08 January 2013

A WEST Berkshire businessman has said a group of thieves who stole a van before crashing it into his shop have devastated his livelihood. Thames Valley…


Faraday proposal date missed by council

07 January 2013
Faraday proposal date missed by council

Faraday proposal date missed by council

07 January 2013

WEST Berkshire Council has missed its target for ruling on a major commercial and residential development that was set to transform a corner of Newbury.…


Jacket could be key to identifying dead body

07 January 2013
Jacket could be key to identifying dead body

Jacket could be key to identifying dead body

07 January 2013

AN unidentified man found in a barn in West Berkshire 34 years ago could be identified by his distinctive jacket. Last month, police re-opened its investigation…


Police appeal after vandalism in West Berkshire village

07 January 2013
Police appeal after vandalism in West Berkshire village

Police appeal after vandalism in West Berkshire village

07 January 2013

POLICE are investigating an incident of criminal damage and theft in Upper Bucklebury. Overnight between New Year’s Day and January 2 offenders removed…


Packed schedule of sport today (Saturday)

05 January 2013
Packed schedule of sport today (Saturday)

Packed schedule of sport today (Saturday)

05 January 2013

THERE is a packed schedule of sport this afternoon, with our local football and rugby clubs in action. In football, Reading travel to West Sussex to take…


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