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Mother nominated for diversity awards

Mother nominated for diversity awards

Mother nominated for diversity awards

A Thatcham mother has been nominated for an award to recognise her work and passion for raising awareness about autism.


Couple pen best-selling children's book during labour

Couple pen best-selling children's book during labour

Couple pen best-selling children's book during labour

A Thatcham couple certainly made the most of a really long labour – they penned a best-selling children’s book.


The five chosen charities for super 'Double Matched Day'

The five chosen charities for super 'Double Matched Day'

The five chosen charities for super 'Double Matched Day'

The five charities selected for Greenham Trust’s 48-hour summer ‘double matched day’ have been announced.


Volunteer goes the extra mile to help charity

Volunteer goes the extra mile to help charity

Volunteer goes the extra mile to help charity

A charity shop volunteer travels 90 miles from his Trowbridge home to Newbury's Scope charity shop.


Stepping up fight to end period poverty

Stepping up fight to end period poverty

Stepping up fight to end period poverty

An initiative set up by a mother and daughter to help fight period poverty has sent out more than 2,000 boxes of sanitary products to those in need.


Coffee, cake and carbon neutrality

Coffee, cake and carbon neutrality

Coffee, cake and carbon neutrality

A Newbury care home celebrated becoming carbon neutral and held a coffee and cake event to raise money for charity last week.


Buttercups as far as the eye can see

Buttercups as far as the eye can see

Buttercups as far as the eye can see

Ridgeway fields turn yellow.


Open Studio welcomes visitors over bank holiday weekend

Open Studio welcomes visitors over bank holiday weekend

Open Studio welcomes visitors over bank holiday weekend

Laura Farris visits Open Studio in Newtown Road.


The Last Abbot of Reading in the Abbey ruins

The Last Abbot of Reading in the Abbey ruins

The Last Abbot of Reading in the Abbey ruins

Play will be staged outdoors in Reading Ruins on the 900th anniversary of the Abbey.


Debut crime novel by former police boss

Debut crime novel by former police boss

Debut crime novel by former police boss

READERS may recognise the Berkshire locations in Hidden By The Law by former police boss Simon Bowden.


A year in the life of a sculptor

A year in the life of a sculptor

A year in the life of a sculptor

Sioban Coppinger FRSS reflects on A Year in the Life of… A sculptor.


Kathleen is waving farewell after tirade

Kathleen is waving farewell after tirade

Kathleen is waving farewell after tirade

The pensioner made national headlines with her novel way of beating the coronavirus blues.


£15k collection of teddy bears under hammer at SAS auctions

£15k collection of teddy bears under hammer at SAS auctions

£15k collection of teddy bears under hammer at SAS auctions

Private collection of 34 lots of teddy bears and soft toys up for auction at SAS.


Getting out to enjoy indoors again

Getting out to enjoy indoors again

Getting out to enjoy indoors again

West Berkshire’s pubs, restaurants and hotels were among those businesses welcoming customers back inside for the first time in five months on Monday.


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