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Why could people born after 1970 soon have to work into their seventies?

Why could people born after 1970 soon have to work into their seventies?

Why could people born after 1970 soon have to work into their seventies?

09 February 2024

By 2050 workers may need to be 71 before they retire, suggests a new report, but why is the state pension age becoming such a big issue in the UK?


More children to be offered Covid-19 booster jab

More children to be offered Covid-19 booster jab

More children to be offered Covid-19 booster jab

08 February 2024

A Covid-19 booster jab will be offered to millions of patients in the spring and for the first time more children will be offered an extra vaccine.


Bereaved parents risk missing out on support as claim deadline looms

Bereaved parents risk missing out on support as claim deadline looms

Bereaved parents risk missing out on support as claim deadline looms

07 February 2024

Thousands of unmarried parents who have lost a partner may be missing out on vital help as a deadline for restrospevtive bereavement payments closes.


Public pressure wins reprieve for Newbury care home

Public pressure wins reprieve for Newbury care home

Public pressure wins reprieve for Newbury care home

01 February 2024

People power has won a victory for the Willows Edge Care Home which was due to be closed by the council.


Fines for over-running road works to be reinvested into pothole repairs and resurfacing

Fines for over-running road works to be reinvested into pothole repairs and resurfacing

Fines for over-running road works to be reinvested into pothole repairs and resurfacing

28 January 2024

The government have announced plans which they say will raise additional funds for improving roads.


Newbury pedestrian scheme under the microscope for possible discrimination

Newbury pedestrian scheme under the microscope for possible discrimination

Newbury pedestrian scheme under the microscope for possible discrimination

18 January 2024

Plans to pedestrianise Newbury town centre have been referred to the council’s watchdog – with claims it discriminates against disabled people.

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Wronged sub-postmaster addresses Britain’s biggest legal scandal

Wronged sub-postmaster addresses Britain’s biggest legal scandal

Wronged sub-postmaster addresses Britain’s biggest legal scandal

17 January 2024

A wrongly convicted Upper Bucklebury sub-postmaster has opened up about his ordeal.

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Council will not challenge Government on West Berks Local Plan

Council will not challenge Government on West Berks Local Plan

Council will not challenge Government on West Berks Local Plan

05 January 2024

West Berkshire Council has confirmed it will not challenge the Government on the Local Plan.


Retail units in Newtown Road could be flats

Retail units in Newtown Road could be flats

Retail units in Newtown Road could be flats

05 January 2024

Two blocks of nine flats could be built on Newtown Road in Newbury.


Adrian’s alternative to party politics

Adrian’s alternative to party politics

Adrian’s alternative to party politics

04 January 2024

An independent councillor has thrown his hat in the ring to be the next MP in the new seat of Reading West and Mid Berkshire.


Green Party parliamentary candidates announced

Green Party parliamentary candidates announced

Green Party parliamentary candidates announced

03 January 2024

West Berkshire Green Party has announced its local prospective parliamentary candidates for the anticipated 2024 general election.


XL Bully ban ‘taking a heavy toll’ says RSPCA as new law comes in

XL Bully ban ‘taking a heavy toll’ says RSPCA as new law comes in

XL Bully ban ‘taking a heavy toll’ says RSPCA as new law comes in

31 December 2023

XL Bully dogs must now be muzzled and on a lead when out in public but what is the future for those in shelter as rehoming also comes to an end?


Will it be enough? Government announces more cash for local councils

Will it be enough? Government announces more cash for local councils

Will it be enough? Government announces more cash for local councils

21 December 2023

West Berkshire Council says it is reducing its projected £6.6m overspend by half.


Benyon a key player at COP28

Benyon a key player at COP28

Benyon a key player at COP28

21 December 2023

Former Newbury MP Richard Benyon was one of the key members of the UK’s delegation at the UN’s COP28 climate change conference.


Move to ditch Local Plan kiboshed

Move to ditch Local Plan kiboshed

Move to ditch Local Plan kiboshed

20 December 2023

“Somewhere the size of Hungerford will now be attached to Thatcham” after the the council withdrew its motion to ditch the district’s Local Plan.

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Government intervenes in Local Plan row

Government intervenes in Local Plan row

Government intervenes in Local Plan row

19 December 2023

Just hours before a meeting, scheduled to approve the withdrawal of the West Berkshire Local Plan, the Government has intervened to stop the move.

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Confidential email shows ‘nuclear option’ for West Berks Local Plan

Confidential email shows ‘nuclear option’ for West Berks Local Plan

Confidential email shows ‘nuclear option’ for West Berks Local Plan

19 December 2023

West Berkshire Council has been accused of playing politics with the district's electorate by planning to withdraw the Local Plan.

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Council call for end to Rwanda policy

Council call for end to Rwanda policy

Council call for end to Rwanda policy

18 December 2023

West Berkshire Council is to write to the Government about the deportation of asylum seekers to Rwanda.


‘It’s the most reckless action I’ve ever seen in local government’

‘It’s the most reckless action I’ve ever seen in local government’

‘It’s the most reckless action I’ve ever seen in local government’

14 December 2023

Scrapping the West Berkshire local plan has been brand both reckless and incompetent.


Local Plan back to drawing board in West Berks – with a £1.6m price tag

Local Plan back to drawing board in West Berks – with a £1.6m price tag

Local Plan back to drawing board in West Berks – with a £1.6m price tag

13 December 2023

West Berkshire's Local Plan – which sets out how much housing can be developed until 2039 – has been kicked out.


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