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Motorists fear new safety hazard after dual carriageway cut to one lane

06 August 2015
Motorists fear new safety hazard after dual carriageway cut to one lane

Motorists fear new safety hazard after dual carriageway cut to one lane

06 August 2015

THE permanent closure of one lane on the A4 at Padworth following a fatal accident in 2012 may further compromise safety, motorists have warned. West…


Thames Valley Police refuse to answer use of spying powers...again

06 August 2015
Thames Valley Police refuse to answer use of spying powers...again

Thames Valley Police refuse to answer use of spying powers...again

06 August 2015

THAMES Valley Police has again refused to reveal whether or not they were one of the 19 police forces across the country that used controversial…


Greenham wiped off the map by Royal Mail

05 August 2015
Greenham wiped off the map by Royal Mail

Greenham wiped off the map by Royal Mail

05 August 2015

GREENHAM has been effectively scrubbed off the map after Royal Mail stopped using the settlement in its latest addressing system. That was the concern…


Council switches on to energy saving bulbs

04 August 2015
Council switches on to energy saving bulbs

Council switches on to energy saving bulbs

04 August 2015

A COUNCIL scheme to switch off energy-hogging street lights in favour of cost effective LED lighting kicked off this month, with installations taking…


Villagers warn of splitting communities if school transport fund is scrapped

04 August 2015
Villagers warn of splitting communities if school transport fund is scrapped

Villagers warn of splitting communities if school transport fund is scrapped

04 August 2015

'Changing policy but not school catchment areas isn't rational' argues Curridge parent PROPOSALS to scrap a transport fund that pays for some pupils…


Inkpen couple take on London bike ride challenge...in tandem

02 August 2015
Inkpen couple take on London bike ride challenge...in tandem

Inkpen couple take on London bike ride challenge...in tandem

02 August 2015

A HUSBAND and wife tandem team from Inkpen are taking part in the RideLondon 100 for charity. Helen and Chris Dace, who will join 24,000 other cyclists,…


Volunteers "adopt" one of Newbury's historic locks

01 August 2015
Volunteers "adopt" one of Newbury's historic locks

Volunteers "adopt" one of Newbury's historic locks

01 August 2015

NEWBURY’s historic Bull’s Lock has been “adopted” by a group of volunteers from the West Berkshire branch of learning disability…


West Berkshire Council point finger at Government for schools shortfall

01 August 2015
West Berkshire Council point finger at Government for schools shortfall

West Berkshire Council point finger at Government for schools shortfall

01 August 2015

THE Conservative-led West Berkshire Council has blamed the Tory Government for the £6m shortfall facing schools across the district over the next…


A&E at Royal Berkshire Hospital begins to receive ambulances

31 July 2015
A&E at Royal Berkshire Hospital begins to receive ambulances

A&E at Royal Berkshire Hospital begins to receive ambulances

31 July 2015

Hospital remains under extreme pressure after declaring major incident The Royal Berkshire Hospital's A & E department has begun to receive ambulances…


Bradfield nursery rated "outstanding" for third time in a row

31 July 2015
Bradfield nursery rated "outstanding" for third time in a row

Bradfield nursery rated "outstanding" for third time in a row

31 July 2015

IT WAS celebration time again for a West Berkshire nursery last month after the country’s inspector for schools found the facilities to be ‘outstanding’…


Nuclear weapons manufacturer announces job cuts

30 July 2015
Nuclear weapons manufacturer announces job cuts

Nuclear weapons manufacturer announces job cuts

30 July 2015

West Berkshire’s biggest employer is to cut around 500 jobs in an effort to “streamline” how it operates. The Atomic Weapon’s…


Man charged for assaulting police officer

29 July 2015
Man charged for assaulting police officer

Man charged for assaulting police officer

29 July 2015

Police have charged a Pangbourne man for assaulting a police officer on Monday. Christopher Dillon, aged 36, of Shooters Hill was charged…


War history brought to life at Aldermaston school

29 July 2015
War history brought to life at Aldermaston school

War history brought to life at Aldermaston school

29 July 2015

PUPILS at Aldermaston Primary School paid respect to local men who lost their lives in the First World War, handwriting the names of the fallen for a…


Newbury College secures funding for new facilities

28 July 2015
Newbury College secures funding for new facilities

Newbury College secures funding for new facilities

28 July 2015

Newbury College has been awarded almost £350,000 to develop new resources in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and a “high-spec…


Quick Cookies rise to challenge

27 July 2015
Quick Cookies rise to challenge

Quick Cookies rise to challenge

27 July 2015

BUDDING young entrepreneurs from West Berkshire saw six months of hard work pay off as the winners of the Cultivate challenge were revealed last week. For…


Trio retires after clocking up more than 75 years of teaching

27 July 2015
Trio retires after clocking up more than 75 years of teaching

Trio retires after clocking up more than 75 years of teaching

27 July 2015

Long-serving staff 'contributed so much, in so many different ways' says head MORE than 75 years teaching has been clocked up by three long-serving members…


Kennet Shopping centre put up for sale

24 July 2015
Kennet Shopping centre put up for sale

Kennet Shopping centre put up for sale

24 July 2015

NEWBURY’S Kennet Shopping centre has been put up for sale, less than a year after two major retailers announced plans to relocate from the site. Irish…


Greenham generator plans challenge biomass plant

21 July 2015
Greenham generator plans challenge biomass plant

Greenham generator plans challenge biomass plant

21 July 2015

Two unconnected plans proposed to use same land on business park AN ENERGY company is seeking to erect an 1,800 sq m generator compound on the same land…


Attainment gap is still an issue across the area fresh report finds

15 July 2015
Attainment gap is still an issue across the area fresh report finds

Attainment gap is still an issue across the area fresh report finds

15 July 2015

THE attainment gap within West Berkshire is again under the spotlight after a report published by a coalition of education charities, including Newbury-based…


All Black's legend opens new facilities at Wickham school

14 July 2015
All Black's legend opens new facilities at Wickham school

All Black's legend opens new facilities at Wickham school

14 July 2015

ALL Blacks legend Zinzan Brooke officially opened the multi-use game area to the delight of schoolchildren at Welford and Wickham Primary School recently. The…


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