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River Lambourn is ‘poisoned’ by sewage

06 March 2024
River Lambourn is ‘poisoned’ by sewage

River Lambourn is ‘poisoned’ by sewage

06 March 2024

Plants and wildlife around the River Lambourn are dying, poisoned by raw sewage, it is claimed.


Man shot Harry the cat for peeing in his garden

06 March 2024
Man shot Harry the cat for peeing in his garden

Man shot Harry the cat for peeing in his garden

06 March 2024

A man shot a neighbour’s cat for urinating in his garden.

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Jailed: nightclub DJ who tried to lure boy, 13, for sex

05 March 2024
Jailed: nightclub DJ who tried to lure boy, 13, for sex

Jailed: nightclub DJ who tried to lure boy, 13, for sex

05 March 2024

A nightclub DJ who tried to lure a 13-year-old boy for sex in a car park has been jailed.


Cocaine dealer turned life around, court told

05 March 2024
Cocaine dealer turned life around, court told

Cocaine dealer turned life around, court told

05 March 2024

A former cocaine dealer has avoided a prison sentence because he has turned his life around.


Lambourn flooding: Newbury MP Laura Farris accused Thames Water chief of ‘putting profits before people

05 March 2024
Lambourn flooding: Newbury MP Laura Farris accused Thames Water chief of ‘putting profits before people

Lambourn flooding: Newbury MP Laura Farris accused Thames Water chief of ‘putting profits before people

05 March 2024

A river of raw sewage is once again flowing through Lambourn.

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My Newbury: An avenue of poplar trees near Boxford

05 March 2024
My Newbury: An avenue of poplar trees near Boxford

My Newbury: An avenue of poplar trees near Boxford

05 March 2024

Here’s a picture from the Bagnor Estate taken by Edward McNaghten.


Arrests made after Mortimer assault

04 March 2024
Arrests made after Mortimer assault

Arrests made after Mortimer assault

04 March 2024

Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with an assault in Mortimer.


Pair accused of drug dealing in village

04 March 2024
Pair accused of drug dealing in village

Pair accused of drug dealing in village

04 March 2024

A man and a woman have been sent to the crown court accused of drug dealing in a village.


Readers’ views: ‘More must be done to fix the potholes’

04 March 2024
Readers’ views: ‘More must be done to fix the potholes’

Readers’ views: ‘More must be done to fix the potholes’

04 March 2024

Here are a selection of letters to the editor of the Newbury Weekly News.


Man who harassed woman is denied bail

03 March 2024
Man who harassed woman is denied bail

Man who harassed woman is denied bail

03 March 2024

A man has been locked up to await his sentence for harassing a woman.


Alleged predator ‘tried to rape’ vulnerable woman

02 March 2024
Alleged predator ‘tried to rape’ vulnerable woman

Alleged predator ‘tried to rape’ vulnerable woman

02 March 2024

A man tried to rape a sleeping woman, a jury has been told.


Back in the day

02 March 2024
Back in the day

Back in the day

02 March 2024

We delve into our archives to see what was going on 10 years ago, 25 years ago and 50 years ago this week.


School fines for absences to increase in attendance crackdown

29 February 2024
School fines for absences to increase in attendance crackdown

School fines for absences to increase in attendance crackdown

29 February 2024

Parents face higher fines for taking their children out of school without permission as the government steps up its crackdown on attendance.


Not guilty: Former college student is cleared of sexual assault charges

29 February 2024
Not guilty: Former college student is cleared of sexual assault charges

Not guilty: Former college student is cleared of sexual assault charges

29 February 2024

A Newbury College student who was suspended over sexual assault claims has been acquitted by jurors.


Town’s Gaza peace vigil goes on

29 February 2024
Town’s Gaza peace vigil goes on

Town’s Gaza peace vigil goes on

29 February 2024

The Newbury vigil for Gaza is continuing to bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds, united in a call for an end to the fighting.


Shortlist announced for the Best Town Centre Business category in the NWN Best in Business Awards 2024

28 February 2024
Shortlist announced for the Best Town Centre Business category in the NWN Best in Business Awards 2024

Shortlist announced for the Best Town Centre Business category in the NWN Best in Business Awards 2024

28 February 2024

Five business in Newbury town centre have been shortlisted for the NWN Best In Business Awards 2024


Virgin Media and O2 customers face huge price rises or ‘exorbitant’ exit fees

28 February 2024
Virgin Media and O2 customers face huge price rises or ‘exorbitant’ exit fees

Virgin Media and O2 customers face huge price rises or ‘exorbitant’ exit fees

28 February 2024

Virgin Media O2 customers face a ‘lose-lose choice’ between huge bill increases in April or ‘exorbitant’ exit fees warns consumer group Which?


AA demands tax cut for car insurance as premium costs soar

27 February 2024
AA demands tax cut for car insurance as premium costs soar

AA demands tax cut for car insurance as premium costs soar

27 February 2024

Cash-strapped drivers need support from the Chancellor in next week’s budget, says the AA, which has put forward the policies it says would help.


Wham! fans face online queues as George Michael coin goes on sale

26 February 2024
Wham! fans face online queues as George Michael coin goes on sale

Wham! fans face online queues as George Michael coin goes on sale

26 February 2024

Fans of George Michael and Wham! are clamouring to get their hands on specially-released coins celebrating the singer that are on sale this week.


The NWN’s My Mum supplement is out on Thursday, March 7

26 February 2024
The NWN’s My Mum supplement is out on Thursday, March 7

The NWN’s My Mum supplement is out on Thursday, March 7

26 February 2024

Our 16-page Mother’s Day supplement is out on Thursday, March 7


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