Home   Authors   Author

Subscribe Now

Youngest head chef takes on Great British Menu

19 March 2013
Youngest head chef takes on Great British Menu

Youngest head chef takes on Great British Menu

19 March 2013

As many of his contemporaries take tentative steps to university, or their first post-college jobs, 19-year-old Luke Thomas, who is officially the UK’s…


Victoria Park Nursery is outstanding, says Ofsted

30 October 2012
Victoria Park Nursery is outstanding, says Ofsted

Victoria Park Nursery is outstanding, says Ofsted

30 October 2012

A NEWBURY nursery school has been judged outstanding following a recent inspection. Ofsted visited Victoria Park Nursery School and Children’s Centre…


School meals caterer faces lesson in delivery

28 October 2012
School meals caterer faces lesson in delivery

School meals caterer faces lesson in delivery

28 October 2012

THE school meals provider responsible for delivering lunches to thousands of children across West Berkshire could itself be heading for the waste bin.…


Labour-Lib Dem row 'like a scene from The Thick of It'

28 October 2012
Labour-Lib Dem row 'like a scene from The Thick of It'

Labour-Lib Dem row 'like a scene from The Thick of It'

28 October 2012

A NEWBURY Labour party firebrand has been accused of fabricating an invitation to stand as the local Liberal Democrat candidate in the next general election…


18 West Berks drug dealers jailed

26 October 2012
18 West Berks drug dealers jailed

18 West Berks drug dealers jailed

26 October 2012

MORE than 20 drug dealers have been taken off the streets of Newbury and Thatcham following an unprecedented police offensive. Five convictions on Friday…


Period drama, comedy.....Highclere has it all

26 October 2012
Period drama, comedy.....Highclere has it all

Period drama, comedy.....Highclere has it all

26 October 2012

AS Downton Abbey fever grips the nation again one wag has decided to twin the fictional stately home with the village in which parts of the programme…


Council to axe 30 posts in cost saving exercise

24 October 2012
Council to axe 30 posts in cost saving exercise

Council to axe 30 posts in cost saving exercise

24 October 2012

WEST Berkshire Council is to axe 30 posts in a bid to save money. The decision was made in an announcement that the council’s plan to save £7.4million…


Thames Valley Police authority chairman pulls out of PCC race

21 October 2012
Thames Valley Police authority chairman pulls out of PCC race

Thames Valley Police authority chairman pulls out of PCC race

21 October 2012

THE chairman of the Thames Valley Police Authority has pulled out of the race to become the region’s first Police and Crime Commissioner and slammed the…


No local schools at risk of closure

21 October 2012
No local schools at risk of closure

No local schools at risk of closure

21 October 2012

NO schools in the district are at risk of closure, according to West Berkshire Council despite a report it commissioned revealing a multi-million pound…


Pandemonium on roads following three incidents

19 October 2012
Pandemonium on roads following three incidents

Pandemonium on roads following three incidents

19 October 2012

CALLING all cars. Roads through Newbury, Hungerford and Thatcham are in disarray following a number of serious accidents today (Friday).A two vehicle…


Government deadline passes for Chieveley incinerator appeal

19 October 2012
Government deadline passes for Chieveley incinerator appeal

Government deadline passes for Chieveley incinerator appeal

19 October 2012

THE six-month Government set deadline for Grundon to appeal the refusal of its Chieveley incinerator plan has passed. West Berkshire Council threw out…


M4 re-opens after overturned lorry shed concrete onto road

19 October 2012
M4 re-opens after overturned lorry shed concrete onto road

M4 re-opens after overturned lorry shed concrete onto road

19 October 2012

The M4 between Hungerford and Chieveley was plunged into chaos today after an overturned lorry shed rubble and concrete onto the road. The lorry was travelling…


Firm hit for £50k after Newbury men exposed to asbestos

17 October 2012
Firm hit for £50k after Newbury men exposed to asbestos

Firm hit for £50k after Newbury men exposed to asbestos

17 October 2012

A WOKINGHAM firm is £50,000 out of pocket after it allowed two self-employed Newbury men to unwittingly drill through an asbestos ceiling at Reading University.…


Murder accused 'stabbed man in the eye then killed his friend'

16 October 2012
Murder accused 'stabbed man in the eye then killed his friend'

Murder accused 'stabbed man in the eye then killed his friend'

16 October 2012

A NEWBURY man pinned back and stabbed in the eye, chest and armpits during a frenzied knife attack told a court of his anguish at escaping the ordeal…


Couple renew wedding vows to help cancer charity

15 October 2012
Couple renew wedding vows to help cancer charity

Couple renew wedding vows to help cancer charity

15 October 2012

A NEWBURY couple have marked 25 years of wedded bliss by renewing their wedding vows in the name of charity. Carol and Robin Adams raised about £600 for…


Council's planning portal now on Twitter

15 October 2012
Council's planning portal now on Twitter

Council's planning portal now on Twitter

15 October 2012

WEST Berkshire Council’s planning department has joined the social media revolution. Planning applications submitted to the council will now appear on…


£8million care home for former Winchcombe school site approved

15 October 2012
£8million care home for former Winchcombe school site approved

£8million care home for former Winchcombe school site approved

15 October 2012

A “MAGNIFICENT” multi-million pound dementia care home large enough to cater for 80 residents is to be built in Newbury. West Berkshire Council gave healthcare…


Former MP Rendel says he will not stand in next general election

12 October 2012
Former MP Rendel says he will not stand in next general election

Former MP Rendel says he will not stand in next general election

12 October 2012

THE former Liberal Democrat MP for Newbury will not to stand in the next general election. Signalling the end of a political era, Mr Rendel, aged 63,…


Hundreds enjoy fourth bumper Bucklebury Beer Festival

12 October 2012
Hundreds enjoy fourth bumper Bucklebury Beer Festival

Hundreds enjoy fourth bumper Bucklebury Beer Festival

12 October 2012

BUCKLEBURY Beerfest enjoyed a bumper fourth birthday on Saturday. Hundreds attended the annual beer festival at the Recreation Ground in Bucklebury, taking…


Murder trial latest in this week's Newbury Weekly News

10 October 2012
Murder trial latest in this week's Newbury Weekly News

Murder trial latest in this week's Newbury Weekly News

10 October 2012

KNIVES glinting under street-lights and casual threats of murder were the subject of witness statements in the second week of a murder trial which has…


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More