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Kumar gets call up for Berkshire

Kumar gets call up for Berkshire

BERKSHIRE have called up Slough’s Karan Kumar for their Minor Counties Cricket Championship match against Dorset at Dean Park, Bournemouth, which starts…


Ignorance is bliss for charity man

Ignorance is bliss for charity man

A LITTLE Bedwyn man has admitted his terror ahead of a 440km bike ride over the French Alps to raise money for a hydrotherapy pool for wounded military…


'Olympics legacy is your chance of a lifetime'

'Olympics legacy is your chance of a lifetime'

SCHOOLS, sports clubs, volunteers, politicians and figures from across West Berkshire have sounded an unprecedented call to arms following the Team GB…


Newbury to London season ticket could break £5k mark

Newbury to London season ticket could break £5k mark

COMMUTERS in West Berkshire could be hit with a 6.2 per cent increase in rail fares next year, with season tickets from Newbury and Hungerford to London…


Anti-social teenagers see youngsters' skate ramp banned

Anti-social teenagers see youngsters' skate ramp banned

A SKATE park in Clay Hill, Newbury has been removed by Environmental Health officers because of anti-social behaviour by teenagers hijacking its use.…


Tally Ho consortium woos pub owners

Tally Ho consortium woos pub owners

A CONSORTIUM of local investors plans to relaunch Hungerford Newtown’s last community asset, the Tally Ho pub. But first its members must persuade the…


Melledew leaves Newbury FC

Melledew leaves Newbury FC

BEFORE Tuesday's game against Cheltenham Saracens it was announced that Newbury boss Steve Melledew had left the club. Chairman, Ian Passey issued the…


Newbury man's Tour de Triplet challenge

Newbury man's Tour de Triplet challenge

A NEWBURY man will set off to prove six legs are better than two, on a European bicycle ride at the end of August, to boost funds for the charity Help…


Canal piling replacement work continues

Canal piling replacement work continues

WORK to remove 11 metres of rusty piling from the Kennet and Avon canal near Victoria Park, Newbury started this week. The piling, used to line the river…


Troubled bridge set to be replaced

Troubled bridge set to be replaced

THE Boundary Road railway bridge in Newbury, a bugbear of pedestrians and drivers for many years, is to be replaced. Network Rail is to raise the bridge…


West Berkshire’s A-level results are in

West Berkshire’s A-level results are in

THE anxious wait is over for more than 1,000 West Berkshire pupils who will be picking up their A-level results today (Thursday). A total of 1,096 year…


Inside this week's Newbury Weekly News...

Inside this week's Newbury Weekly News...

IN this week's Newbury Weekly News we look at the plan for West Berkshire to capitalise on the wave of optimism sweeping the district in the wake of the…


Cameo: complaints reach nearly 600 as probe continues

Cameo: complaints reach nearly 600 as probe continues

A POLICE and trading standards investigation into Cameo Fine Art Auctioneers is still ongoing. But the chances of a quick resolution have been hampered…


'The way you hook tonight.......'

'The way you hook tonight.......'

PROFESSIONAL Sinatra singer Justin Oxenham landed this potentially record-breaking pike - just weeks after joining Newbury Angling Association (NAA).…


Edinburgh Fringe 'Bobby' for NYT

Edinburgh Fringe 'Bobby' for NYT

Newbury Youth Theatre’s Just So Stories has landed a prestigious ‘Bobby’ at the Edinburgh Fringe at the weekend. NYT director Robin Strapp sent this message…


Midgham house fire tackled by firefighters

Midgham house fire tackled by firefighters

FIREFIGHTERS from two local fire stations were called to tackle a Midgham house fire yesterday morning (Tues), thought to have been caused after a television…


Teddy bears picnic in Bucklebury boosts charity funds

Teddy bears picnic in Bucklebury boosts charity funds

A TEDDY bears picnic at Bucklebury Farm Park on Thursday (Aug 9) proved a cuddly treat for youngsters, while boosting charity funds. The picnic, in aid…


Newbury pop group's latest release hits national airwaves

Newbury pop group's latest release hits national airwaves

A Newbury-based pop group’s latest music release has hit national airwaves. Rap/urban four member music group, South Finesse - ‘Slick’ - Oli Macksoni,…


New sewer system designed to stop flooding in Tilehurst

New sewer system designed to stop flooding in Tilehurst

A MAJOR new £1m sewer system in Tilehurst is set to be completed at the end of the month after eight months of work. Employees from Thames Water and contractors,…


Newbury mayor puts on football boots for charity

Newbury mayor puts on football boots for charity

NEWBURY’S mayor played his first game of football in two decades to raise money for this year’s mayor’s charity. Arthur Johnson, who has been a Liberal…


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