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Water bills set to rise

Water bills set to rise

Water bills set to rise

04 July 2011

Thames Water to add £35m to its annual operating cost as Parliament confirms private sewers transfer THAMES Water customers are to see an increase in…


West Berkshire is slowest on planning applications

West Berkshire is slowest on planning applications

West Berkshire is slowest on planning applications

04 July 2011

Time target for decisions by district council is missed in 94 per cent of minor planning cases WEST Berkshire Council is the slowest in the country when…


BMX displays planned for Newbury skate park launch

BMX displays planned for Newbury skate park launch

BMX displays planned for Newbury skate park launch

03 July 2011

Top skateboarders and BMXers expected at the official opening in Victoria Park today (Sunday) THE new skate park in Victoria Park will be officially opened…


Incinerator group to hold largest fundraiser

Incinerator group to hold largest fundraiser

Incinerator group to hold largest fundraiser

03 July 2011

Anti-incinerator fund-raiser to be held in Chieveley today (Sunday) THE protest group fighting plans to build an incinerator in Chieveley is to hold its…


West Berkshire farmer warns of wildlife suffering

West Berkshire farmer warns of wildlife suffering

West Berkshire farmer warns of wildlife suffering

03 July 2011

Wildlife habitats at risk as EU considers axing payments to land managers RARE birds could be under increased threat from plans to slash funding for wildlife-friendly…


All the fun of the fetes

All the fun of the fetes

All the fun of the fetes

02 July 2011

Several villages and schools across West Berkshire are gearing up to host summer fetes this weekend THERE are fetes galore in and around West Berkshire…


Blues festival in Aldermaston

Blues festival in Aldermaston

Blues festival in Aldermaston

02 July 2011

New barn stage for musicians at today's (Saturday's) Blues on the Meadow event BLUES on the Meadow is back, bigger and better than ever. The annual…


Postcard fair in Reading

Postcard fair in Reading

Postcard fair in Reading

02 July 2011

Club with members in Newbury and Hungerford expecting countrywide interest READING and District Postcard Club is hoping to attract lots of interest from…


Apology after council tax blunder

Apology after council tax blunder

Apology after council tax blunder

30 June 2011

West Berkshire Council has said sorry after taking 33,000 council tax and business rate payments early WEST Berkshire Council has now apologised for an…


CCTV review produces lessons to be learnt

CCTV review produces lessons to be learnt

CCTV review produces lessons to be learnt

30 June 2011

Internal investigation into flawed CCTV transfer recommends better contract management and smarter use of staff WEST Berkshire Council's review into…


Clarence House denies newlyweds West Berkshire move

Clarence House denies newlyweds West Berkshire move

Clarence House denies newlyweds West Berkshire move

30 June 2011

Reports that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are looking to move to Hungerford have been refuted by Clarence House CLARENCE House has denied claims…


Council tax error sees payments taken early

Council tax error sees payments taken early

Council tax error sees payments taken early

30 June 2011

Debt fears for residents as tens of thousands of direct debit council tax payments are taken early TENS of thousands of West Berkshire residents could…


Dog of the week

Dog of the week

Dog of the week

30 June 2011

Newburytoday hopes to help Dogs Trust Newbury to try to find a home for Womble This week Dogs Trust Newbury is appealing for a loving home for one-year-old…


'Save our pensions!' say strikers

'Save our pensions!' say strikers

'Save our pensions!' say strikers

30 June 2011

Teachers and union representatives are in Newbury town centre today (Thursday) to demonstrate why they are striking WEST Berkshire's teachers are…


Speed cameras to face fresh scrutiny

Speed cameras to face fresh scrutiny

Speed cameras to face fresh scrutiny

30 June 2011

Data showing which cameras are effective at reducing accidents and which are not will soon be published SPEED cameras across West Berkshire will face…


Teachers stage protest as part of mass walkout

Teachers stage protest as part of mass walkout

Teachers stage protest as part of mass walkout

30 June 2011

As schools close, West Berkshire's teachers will come together in the Market Place today (Thursday) to fight increases their pensions TODAY is “black…


Town centre drama as boy injured

Town centre drama as boy injured

Town centre drama as boy injured

30 June 2011

Witness: "I heard a thump and saw the boy lying in the road" A TEENAGER was struck and injured by a bus in Newbury's busy Northbrook Street at lunchtime…


Video report: West Berkshire gym club wins £60,000

Video report: West Berkshire gym club wins £60,000

Video report: West Berkshire gym club wins £60,000

30 June 2011

KD Gymnastics scooped the Jubilee People's Millions prize towards a new gymnastics centre A WEST Berkshire gymnastics club has won £60,000 to turn…


Buddies gets a boost

Buddies gets a boost

Buddies gets a boost

29 June 2011

New chairman of West Berkshire Council selects Buddies as his chosen charity this year THE NEW chairman of West Berkshire Council has selected his chosen…


Limited edition book stolen in Tilehurst

Limited edition book stolen in Tilehurst

Limited edition book stolen in Tilehurst

29 June 2011

Police are appealing for witnesses after a valuable photography book was stolen during a burglary Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public's…


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