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Police crackdown on county lines gangs

01 May 2021
Police crackdown on county lines gangs

Police crackdown on county lines gangs

01 May 2021

Thames Valley Police has launched several operations over past year against dangerous gangs.


'Significant increase' in complaints against councillors

14 April 2021
'Significant increase' in complaints against councillors

'Significant increase' in complaints against councillors

14 April 2021

But district council says none have been referred for independent investigation


Hundreds of Berkshire residents treated for long Covid at Reading's Royal Berkshire Hospital

31 March 2021
Hundreds of Berkshire residents treated for long Covid at Reading's Royal Berkshire Hospital

Hundreds of Berkshire residents treated for long Covid at Reading's Royal Berkshire Hospital

31 March 2021

Specialist clinic was set up by the NHS in November Hundreds of people are being treated for long Covid in Reading. In November, the NHS set up 60 specialist…


Newbury Racecourse hotel extension given green light by West Berkshire Council

19 March 2021
Newbury Racecourse hotel extension given green light by West Berkshire Council

Newbury Racecourse hotel extension given green light by West Berkshire Council

19 March 2021

Plans to extend the hotel at Newbury Racecourse have been given the green light. The owners of the racecourse have been granted planning permission to…


Newbury MP backs controversial policing bill

17 March 2021
Newbury MP backs controversial policing bill

Newbury MP backs controversial policing bill

17 March 2021

Newbury MP Laura Farris has backed a controversial new crime bill that could give police more power to crackdown on non-violent protests. If the Police,…


West Berkshire Council opposition parties brand Newbury football stadium plans 'madness'

15 March 2021
West Berkshire Council opposition parties brand Newbury football stadium plans 'madness'

West Berkshire Council opposition parties brand Newbury football stadium plans 'madness'

15 March 2021

Conservatives standing by proposals against criticism The people in charge of West Berkshire Council have refused to scrap plans to build a new sports…


West Berkshire councillor defends a mounting assets debt

15 March 2021
West Berkshire councillor defends a mounting assets debt

West Berkshire councillor defends a mounting assets debt

15 March 2021

£300m loans for infrastructure and property to ‘benefit West Berks in long term’ WEST Berkshire Council is expected to rack up almost £300m of debt…


Over 1,600 objections to Tilehurst hill home plans

09 March 2021
Over 1,600 objections to Tilehurst hill home plans

Over 1,600 objections to Tilehurst hill home plans

09 March 2021

"In this increasingly built-up area, we need space to walk and relax" There are more than 1,600 objections to plans to build hundreds of homes in Tilehurst. A…


NHS staff expecting 'massive' Covid-19 vaccine boost next week

04 March 2021
NHS staff expecting 'massive' Covid-19 vaccine boost next week

NHS staff expecting 'massive' Covid-19 vaccine boost next week

04 March 2021

Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and Buckinghamshire getting large shipment of 150,000 jabs a week from March 8 PEOPLE across Berkshire are being told to expect…


Government blamed for West Berkshire coronavirus care home death toll

23 February 2021
Government blamed for West Berkshire coronavirus care home death toll

Government blamed for West Berkshire coronavirus care home death toll

23 February 2021

"This is an appalling situation" The Government has been blamed for the "appalling" Covid-19 care home death toll in West Berkshire. The latest figures…


Newbury MP Laura Farris speaks out over 'persistent myth' about coronavirus vaccines

09 February 2021
Newbury MP Laura Farris speaks out over 'persistent myth' about coronavirus vaccines

Newbury MP Laura Farris speaks out over 'persistent myth' about coronavirus vaccines

09 February 2021

"I’m very glad to say they have largely been rightly ignored by the British public" NEWBURY MP Laura Farris has raised concerns about a “persistent…


Key worker coronavirus testing to be offered in Newbury

02 February 2021
Key worker coronavirus testing to be offered in Newbury

Key worker coronavirus testing to be offered in Newbury

02 February 2021

Scheme seeks to prevent asymptomatic transmission among essential staff Key workers in West Berkshire will be offered rapid Covid-19 tests twice a week. West…


Waste-burning plant plans for Burghfield hit by controversy

01 February 2021
Waste-burning plant plans for Burghfield hit by controversy

Waste-burning plant plans for Burghfield hit by controversy

01 February 2021

Pollution and noise concerns raised by residents Concerns have been raised about plans to build a large waste-burning plant in Burghfield. J Mould (Reading)…


Council redundancy plans during pandemic criticised

21 January 2021
Council redundancy plans during pandemic criticised

Council redundancy plans during pandemic criticised

21 January 2021

Union calls three job cuts 'completely bewildering' WEST Berkshire Council has come under fire from a trade union for plans to make three employees redundant…


Newbury MP Laura Farris: Prime Minister 'left with no choice' but to close schools

08 January 2021
Newbury MP Laura Farris: Prime Minister 'left with no choice' but to close schools

Newbury MP Laura Farris: Prime Minister 'left with no choice' but to close schools

08 January 2021

Boris Johnson had said 'schools were safe' the day before NEWBURY MP Laura Farris has defended the Prime Minister’s belated decision to close primary…


Coronavirus West Berkshire: Hotspot areas between December 8 and 15

21 December 2020
Coronavirus West Berkshire: Hotspot areas between December 8 and 15

Coronavirus West Berkshire: Hotspot areas between December 8 and 15

21 December 2020

THE areas of West Berkshire which recorded the highest numbers of Covid-19 cases last week have been revealed. It comes after the government introduced…


West Berkshire Council set to spend more than £300,000 on progressing plans for Newbury estate redevelopment

10 December 2020
West Berkshire Council set to spend more than £300,000 on progressing plans for Newbury estate redevelopment

West Berkshire Council set to spend more than £300,000 on progressing plans for Newbury estate redevelopment

10 December 2020

Spend for London Road Industrial Estate expected to be approved next week ANOTHER £345,000 of taxpayers’ cash must be spent before West Berkshire…


West Berkshire has one of lowest Covid infection rates in England

08 December 2020
West Berkshire has one of lowest Covid infection rates in England

West Berkshire has one of lowest Covid infection rates in England

08 December 2020

Government will review Tier restrictions on December 16 WEST Berkshire has one of the lowest Covid-19 infection rates in the country. The latest figures…


West Berkshire Council rejects universal basic income trial proposal

04 December 2020
West Berkshire Council rejects universal basic income trial proposal

West Berkshire Council rejects universal basic income trial proposal

04 December 2020

Councillor dubs plans 'utter insanity' A scheme that provides everyone with unconditional, monthly payments will not be trialled in West Berkshire after…


West Berkshire councillors award themselves a rise in allowances

04 December 2020
West Berkshire councillors award themselves a rise in allowances

West Berkshire councillors award themselves a rise in allowances

04 December 2020

The total allowances will be up to £528,000 a year from April 2022 COUNCILLORS elected to represent people in West Berkshire have awarded themselves a…


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