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Trish Lee joined the Newbury Weekly News in 1999 after a career in the arts. She is arts editor, news sub editor and feature writer.

Prestigious prize for Inkpen nature writer

23 May 2022
Prestigious prize for Inkpen nature writer

Prestigious prize for Inkpen nature writer

23 May 2022

Nicola Chester announced winner of the Richard Jefferies Award.


A 'love letter' to amateur theatre

23 May 2022
 A 'love letter' to amateur theatre

A 'love letter' to amateur theatre

23 May 2022

Interview with director of New Era Players' A Bunch of Amateurs.


Fancy a hearty evening with Brian Blessed?

22 May 2022
Fancy a hearty evening with Brian Blessed?

Fancy a hearty evening with Brian Blessed?

22 May 2022

Larger than life actor, writer and presenter Brian Blessed is coming to the Corn Exchange on Wednesday.


The Pride of Tredegar

21 May 2022
The Pride of Tredegar

The Pride of Tredegar

21 May 2022

Newbury Spring Festival: Tredegar Town Band at the Corn Exchange. Review by JOHN HERITAGE.


Tango dynamite

21 May 2022
Tango dynamite

Tango dynamite

21 May 2022

Newbury Spring Festival: London Tango Quintet review by Fiona Bennett.


Singer songwriter's video features local businesses

21 May 2022
Singer songwriter's video features local businesses

Singer songwriter's video features local businesses

21 May 2022

Joe Hicks first music video shot over three days in Ashampstead, Thatcham and Newbury.


Newbury artist celebrates Dorset award

21 May 2022
Newbury artist celebrates Dorset award

Newbury artist celebrates Dorset award

21 May 2022

Amanda Bates is celebrating several recent successes.


Another informal meet of classic vehicles at Aldworth's Bell Inn

20 May 2022
Another informal meet of classic vehicles at Aldworth's Bell Inn

Another informal meet of classic vehicles at Aldworth's Bell Inn

20 May 2022

'Why not bring yours along? It’s free' – owners of classic vehicles, as well as enthusiasts, invited to just turn up.


Pictures: Alfa Romeo Owners Club visits Greenham Control Tower

20 May 2022
Pictures: Alfa Romeo Owners Club visits Greenham Control Tower

Pictures: Alfa Romeo Owners Club visits Greenham Control Tower

20 May 2022

15 stunning Alfa Romeos - not all of them red - gathered at the tower.


'Pumping' modern-dress production of Jane Austen’s Persuasion

20 May 2022
'Pumping' modern-dress production of Jane Austen’s Persuasion

'Pumping' modern-dress production of Jane Austen’s Persuasion

20 May 2022

Ensemble transforms Austen’s world into blistering modernity.


Rare Chinese vase sold for staggering £1.5m at Dreweatts

20 May 2022
Rare Chinese vase sold for staggering £1.5m at Dreweatts

Rare Chinese vase sold for staggering £1.5m at Dreweatts

20 May 2022

Chinese Imperial Qianlong porcelain vase discovered in an English kitchen and bought for a few hundred pounds in the '80s.


Mountains exhibition is weekend fundraiser for cancer charities

20 May 2022
Mountains exhibition is weekend fundraiser for cancer charities

Mountains exhibition is weekend fundraiser for cancer charities

20 May 2022

Greenham Trust CEO selling his paintings for The Pelican Cancer Foundation and My Cancer My Choices.


Gem of a recital by piano 'veteran'

19 May 2022
Gem of a recital by piano 'veteran'

Gem of a recital by piano 'veteran'

19 May 2022

Newbury Spring Festival: review of Imogen Cooper, piano, at the Corn Exchange.


Hannah Scott returns to Newbury with her brand of 'folktronica’

19 May 2022
Hannah Scott returns to Newbury with her brand of 'folktronica’

Hannah Scott returns to Newbury with her brand of 'folktronica’

19 May 2022

ACE Space double headliner with Hannah Scott and Suthering this weekend.


Welcome to Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire 2022

19 May 2022
Welcome to Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire 2022

Welcome to Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire 2022

19 May 2022

New life has been breathed into this year’s Open Studios taster show.


Meet Rev Richard Coles at Hungerford event

18 May 2022
Meet Rev Richard Coles at Hungerford event

Meet Rev Richard Coles at Hungerford event

18 May 2022

Former Communard turned priest to sign copies of his crime novel Murder Before Evensong at Hungerford Bookshop.


4 Girls with 4 harps come to Newbury in festive mood

17 May 2022
4 Girls with 4 harps come to Newbury in festive mood

4 Girls with 4 harps come to Newbury in festive mood

17 May 2022

Newbury Spring Festival music review: 4 Girls 4 Harps.


Sheepdrove Piano Competition winner destined for major international career

17 May 2022
Sheepdrove Piano Competition winner destined for major international career

Sheepdrove Piano Competition winner destined for major international career

17 May 2022

Newbury Spring Festival's Kindersley Prize supports and launches new generation of young artists.


Nature writer Nicola Chester to lead workshop

16 May 2022
Nature writer Nicola Chester to lead workshop

Nature writer Nicola Chester to lead workshop

16 May 2022

Explore the meaning of nature writing with On Gallows Down author at Highclere.


Seven-year-old Amelie's cards raise £3,000 for charities close to her heart

15 May 2022
Seven-year-old Amelie's cards raise £3,000 for charities close to her heart

Seven-year-old Amelie's cards raise £3,000 for charities close to her heart

15 May 2022

Bucklebury watermelon started demand for a seven-year-old's cards for special needs charities.


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