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NHS prescription charges to be frozen to help 'ease' cost of living

NHS prescription charges to be frozen to help 'ease' cost of living

The cost of an NHS prescription is being frozen for 2022, the Government has announced, which says it will help ease the cost of living.


Coronavirus West Berkshire: latest confirmed cases as of May 16

Coronavirus West Berkshire: latest confirmed cases as of May 16

The latest number of lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in the district.


Nightclub reveller, high on drugs, shatters man's jaw causing permanent disfigurement

Nightclub reveller, high on drugs, shatters man's jaw causing permanent disfigurement

A nightclub reveller from Thatcham, high on cocaine and alcohol, shattered a man's jaw, permanently disfiguring him.


Charity football match held in memory of late Thatcham mum

Charity football match held in memory of late Thatcham mum

The match was a celebration of Jane's life and proceedings went to children's bereavement charity Daisy's Dream.


Missing Newbury man found

Missing Newbury man found

He has been located safe and well after going missing last week.


Locked toilet trial at school continues despite controversy

Locked toilet trial at school continues despite controversy

A locked toilet trial at a Hungerford school will continue for the foreseeable future, despite an angry reaction from some.


Police catch Streatley speeders

Police catch Streatley speeders

Police officers conducted speed enforcement checks in Streatley on Friday, May 13 and found 6 speeding offenders in a single 90 minute period.


It's a NO: Block of flats in Newbury's Mayor's Lane gets thumbs down

It's a NO: Block of flats in Newbury's Mayor's Lane gets thumbs down

Plans to demolish the Motorists Discount Centre on Mayors Lane in Newbury and build a three storey apartment block have been refused


Royal visit for Thatcham firm

Royal visit for Thatcham firm

The Princess Royal met with recipients of her eponymous Princess Royal Training Award.


The bowel cancer signs to know as Deborah James receives Damehood

The bowel cancer signs to know as Deborah James receives Damehood

As cancer patient and campaigner Deborah James says she's stopping active treatment, what are the signs of bowel cancer to look out for?


Police need to rebuild trust following predatory PC's jailing, says Laura Farris MP

Police need to rebuild trust following predatory PC's jailing, says Laura Farris MP

Thames Valley Police need to rebuild public confidence following the jailing of a predatory former officer from Newbury, MP Laura Farris has warned.


Parish councillors criticise 'shocking' borough council toilet block offer

Parish councillors criticise 'shocking' borough council toilet block offer

Kingsclere Parish Council has hit out at borough council officers over its handling of the sale of the village toilet block.


Local care homes launch guide to create dementia-friendly community

Local care homes launch guide to create dementia-friendly community

Two Newbury care homes are launching a free guide to support people whose loved ones have been diagnosed with dementia ahead of Dementia Action Week.


Man denies workplace threats

Man denies workplace threats

A man has denied threatening to beat up another male at his Newbury workplace and trying to get him sacked.


'Significant' rat problem at village allotments

'Significant' rat problem at village allotments

Concerns have been raised over a “significant” rat problem in Kingsclere, particularly in the village allotments.

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Cricket pitch plan for village

Cricket pitch plan for village

Plans have been submitted for a cricket pitch in East Garston.


Lambourn driver was careless

Lambourn driver was careless

A Lambourn motorist has been convicted of careless driving.


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

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


Newbury beacon to honour Queen's Jubilee

Newbury beacon to honour Queen's Jubilee

A beacon will be lit in Newbury next month as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.


Woolhampton's‘unwanted creeping urbanisation’

Woolhampton's‘unwanted creeping urbanisation’

Woolhampton says its existence as a village is under threat from ‘unwanted creeping urbanisation’


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