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AA demands tax cut for car insurance as premium costs soar

AA demands tax cut for car insurance as premium costs soar

Cash-strapped drivers need support from the Chancellor in next week’s budget, says the AA, which has put forward the policies it says would help.


Huge solar farm moves a step closer in West Berkshire

Huge solar farm moves a step closer in West Berkshire

The huge, multi million pound solar farm to be funded by West Berkshire Council on land near Grazeley has moved a step closer.


Defibrillator installed outside business

Defibrillator installed outside business

A defibrillator has been installed at a Thatcham-based business.


Big Boss Man’s new 7-inch vinyl out this week with album to follow

Big Boss Man’s new 7-inch vinyl out this week with album to follow

12-track Bossin’ Around is a limited edition release and guaranteed to become a collector's item.


Teenage girl was kicked, punched and dragged by her hair in GBH incident

Teenage girl was kicked, punched and dragged by her hair in GBH incident

A teenager remains in hospital after being attacked by a group of girls in a playing field.


Former aide to Sir Keir Starmer to run for MP in West Berks

Former aide to Sir Keir Starmer to run for MP in West Berks

A former aide to Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, is to run for MP in West Berkshire.


Greenham Common running event raises £20k for life-saving medical equipment

Greenham Common running event raises £20k for life-saving medical equipment

Greenham Common was filled with runners, volunteers and spectators on Sunday who all came together to take part in the common’s first running race.


Wham! fans face online queues as George Michael coin goes on sale

Wham! fans face online queues as George Michael coin goes on sale

Fans of George Michael and Wham! are clamouring to get their hands on specially-released coins celebrating the singer that are on sale this week.


The NWN’s My Mum supplement is out on Thursday, March 7

The NWN’s My Mum supplement is out on Thursday, March 7

Our 16-page Mother’s Day supplement is out on Thursday, March 7


Traffic building up as flooding shuts one lane of the A34

Traffic building up as flooding shuts one lane of the A34

One lane on the A34 remains closed through Newbury this morning after flooding last week.


Work on replacing ‘appalling’ classroom blocks will begin in the next year

Work on replacing ‘appalling’ classroom blocks will begin in the next year

Work will begin to replace two outdated and prefabricated classroom blocks at a Newbury school this upcoming financial year.


Parents’ petition claims school is a ‘prison camp’

Parents’ petition claims school is a ‘prison camp’

Parents who are furious with a school’s behaviour regime have signed a petition demanding change.

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Sexual assault accused may claim complainant consented, jury told

Sexual assault accused may claim complainant consented, jury told

A man accused of sexually assaulting a young woman in a toilet assured her: “It won’t take long,” a jury heard.


Hundreds jump into action for cancer charity

Hundreds jump into action for cancer charity

More than £14,000 has been raised for a small cancer charity by a family who have been personally affected by the disease.


The Base My Wildlife photo competition winners announced

The Base My Wildlife photo competition winners announced

The competition is inspired by the Natural History Museum’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 59 exhibition which opens this week.


Pupils convince teachers to have ‘Break the Rulz day’ at school

Pupils convince teachers to have ‘Break the Rulz day’ at school

Pupils from a Newbury primary school managed to convince their teachers to let them break several school rules without the fear of consequences.


Vineyard celebrates 1,000 years of combined service

Vineyard celebrates 1,000 years of combined service

Employees at a Newbury hotel group have been celebrating more than 1,000 years of combined service.


Tense thriller Deathtrap at The Mill has more twists and turns than a corkscrew

Tense thriller Deathtrap at The Mill has more twists and turns than a corkscrew

Sonning’s latest production is not so much ‘whodunit’ more ‘is he going to do it, how and why?


Thames Valley Writers Circle founder member wins short story competition

Thames Valley Writers Circle founder member wins short story competition

Group has just celebrated 30 years since its formation, following a writing evening class at Theale Green School.


Drainage work causes sleepless nights

Drainage work causes sleepless nights

Newbury residents are still feeling the after effects of New Year floods.


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