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Donnington homes plan set for refusal

19 November 2015
Donnington homes plan set for refusal

Donnington homes plan set for refusal

19 November 2015

Application for 401 homes gets thumbs down from council officers Plans for hundreds of homes and a new primary school on a green gateway into Newbury…


Weather warning extended as gale force winds take hold

17 November 2015
Weather warning extended as gale force winds take hold

Weather warning extended as gale force winds take hold

17 November 2015

Warnings of travel disruption and fallen trees as storm Barney continues The gale-force winds that have swept across West Berkshire today…


Solidarity march planned for Newbury after Paris attacks

17 November 2015
Solidarity march planned for Newbury after Paris attacks

Solidarity march planned for Newbury after Paris attacks

17 November 2015

All2gether organising peaceful march to be held on Saturday Newbury-based ethnic minority group All2gether are organising a silent solidarity march in…


Severe weather warning issued

16 November 2015
Severe weather warning issued

Severe weather warning issued

16 November 2015

Gales of up to 70mph may hit West Berkshire today Gales as high as 70mph may be on the way today (Tuesday) after the Met Office issued a severe…


West Berkshire joins condemnation of Paris killings

16 November 2015
West Berkshire joins condemnation of Paris killings

West Berkshire joins condemnation of Paris killings

16 November 2015

Local organisations call for solidarity Local groups across West Berkshire have condemned the actions of militants linked to Islamic State who killed…


Flat tyre blow-out caused fatal crash

14 November 2015
Flat tyre blow-out caused fatal crash

Flat tyre blow-out caused fatal crash

14 November 2015

Popular Hungerford man James Ballantyne may have missed early warning, inquest hears THE crash which claimed the life of a popular Hungerford Newtown…


Homeless woman loses decades long struggle with drink and drugs

14 November 2015
Homeless woman loses decades long struggle with drink and drugs

Homeless woman loses decades long struggle with drink and drugs

14 November 2015

Yvonne Heath died from overdose near canal towpath inquest hears A WOMAN’S decades-long battle with drink and drugs ended when she was found…


Investigation exposes NHS "Rich List"

13 November 2015
Investigation exposes NHS "Rich List"

Investigation exposes NHS "Rich List"

13 November 2015

258 staff members earn more than £100,000 locally AN investigation that claims to expose the NHS ‘Rich List’ has revealed that there are 258…


East Ilsley woman banned from keeping animals after neglect

12 November 2015
East Ilsley woman banned from keeping animals after neglect

East Ilsley woman banned from keeping animals after neglect

12 November 2015

Two-year old dog Chi Chi almost had to have eyes removed This pitiful image shows the terrible suffering inflicted on a neglected pet. The two-year-old…


Fresh appeal for refugee donations as winter draws near

11 November 2015
Fresh appeal for refugee donations as winter draws near

Fresh appeal for refugee donations as winter draws near

11 November 2015

Thatcham Baptist Church will be accepting donations next month WEST Berkshire Action for Refugees has launched an appeal to help people who will be sleeping…


Sand quarry proposal must face greater scrutiny

11 November 2015
Sand quarry proposal must face greater scrutiny

Sand quarry proposal must face greater scrutiny

11 November 2015

Developer told to complete an environmental impact assessment A SAND quarry to be built on land near Hermitage will be subject to greater scrutiny, after…


Plans to extend opening hours for car wreck depot blocked

10 November 2015
Plans to extend opening hours for car wreck depot blocked

Plans to extend opening hours for car wreck depot blocked

10 November 2015

Copart UK plans dashed at Greenham depot which will store 4,000 vehicles AN attempt to extend the opening hours of a car depot for more than 4,000 vehicles…


Marathon man returns home triumphant

09 November 2015
Marathon man returns home triumphant

Marathon man returns home triumphant

09 November 2015

1,200 mile run results in £20,000 for Macular Society “MY knees ache. I probably have the knees of an 80-year-old now.” When Stanford Dingley…


Newbury Town Council divvies out Section 106 money to local projects

08 November 2015
Newbury Town Council divvies out Section 106 money to local projects

Newbury Town Council divvies out Section 106 money to local projects

08 November 2015

Council decides on 20 capital schemes with £165,580 of developer contributions PLANS for a drinking fountain in Victoria Park, new street lighting near…


Thames Valley PCC one of six in legal action threat to government

06 November 2015
Thames Valley PCC one of six in legal action threat to government

Thames Valley PCC one of six in legal action threat to government

06 November 2015

Letter to Home Office follows proposed reform to police funding THE Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley has set himself on a collision…


Thames Valley Police responds to "not diverse enough" claims

04 November 2015
Thames Valley Police responds to "not diverse enough" claims

Thames Valley Police responds to "not diverse enough" claims

04 November 2015

Freedom of Information request reveals just five per cent of the force not white ONLY five per cent of Thames Valley Police officers, staff and Pcsos…


Is there any body there?

30 October 2015
Is there any body there?

Is there any body there?

30 October 2015

No, it's just a cover-up A PATIENT at West Berkshire Community Hospital got a bit of a shock when she came across what appeared to be a dead body left…


Newbury tea shop raided by thieves in centre of town

30 October 2015
Newbury tea shop raided by thieves in centre of town

Newbury tea shop raided by thieves in centre of town

30 October 2015

Quantity of cash and an I-Pad stolen Thieves made off with cash and an I-Pad after raiding a tea shop in central Newbury overnight on Wednesday. Store…


Trinity School "overwhelmed" by support in wake of refugee crisis

29 October 2015
Trinity School "overwhelmed" by support in wake of refugee crisis

Trinity School "overwhelmed" by support in wake of refugee crisis

29 October 2015

Donations to be shipped to Calais Trinity School have been “overwhelmed” by generous donations and outpourings of support for refugees after…


Berkshire ranked sixth best place to live in the country

28 October 2015
Berkshire ranked sixth best place to live in the country

Berkshire ranked sixth best place to live in the country

28 October 2015

UK study sees royal county climb three places Berkshire is the sixth best place to live in the country according to a recent study, and has climbed three…


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