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Shaw-cum-Donnington parish council wants your help

Shaw-cum-Donnington parish council wants your help

IF you live in Shaw-cum-Donnington and a looking for a new challenge, the parish council might just have the answer. Looking for new members, councillor…


This week's My Newbury

This week's My Newbury

NATURE and the changing season have dominated this week's My Newbury submissions. Ali Fisher and Ian Hall have taken snaps of local foliage - one of poppies…


Something wicked comes this way

Something wicked comes this way

It's high drama and wonderful music as Kennet Opera perform Verdi’s Macbeth at the Corn Exchange from November 15 to 17. This tale of intrigue and dark…


Car gutted by fire in Thatcham Broadway

Car gutted by fire in Thatcham Broadway

FIREFIGHTERS from Newbury were called to a Renault Megane ablaze in The Broadway, Thatcham, this morning (Saturday). Police officers at the scene said…


Community uproar over Beenham traveller pitch plan

Community uproar over Beenham traveller pitch plan

A COMMUNITY is in uproar over plans to build a travellers’ site in the middle of the local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Some residents fear…


Fashion shop to open in Parkway today (Sat)

Fashion shop to open in Parkway today (Sat)

FASHION shop Torr is to have its official grand opening in Parkway today (Saturday). The event will take place from 9am and 6pm at the shop between Costa…


Congestion still main concern over Sandleford plan

Congestion still main concern over Sandleford plan

WHERE is all the traffic going to go? That is the main concern for the residents of south Newbury, who are worried about how busy roads will cope with…


Bigger and better Diwali at Newbury Racecourse

Bigger and better Diwali at Newbury Racecourse

DIWALI celebrations in Newbury promise to be bigger and better than ever later this afternoon and evening (Saturday) at Newbury Racecourse. West Berkshire…


Triple flypast launches Poppy Appeal

Triple flypast launches Poppy Appeal

BERKSHIRE’S Poppy Appeal was launched with a spectacular flypast in front of 9,000 racegoers last Saturday. Armed Forces Day at The Racecourse Newbury,…


An evening with Churchill

An evening with Churchill

Following the positive response to Pip Utton’s Adolf in February, Arlington Arts have booked latest show Churchill on Friday, November 9 (8pm).Big Ben…


Service cuts public meeting to be held

Service cuts public meeting to be held

A PUBLIC meeting is to be held about cuts to services and how organizations and individuals can support each other. Hosted by Berkshire Disabled People…


Giant veg in Market Place

Giant veg in Market Place

“Is this the way to Africa?” Mr Chickweed exclaimed to the hordes of children running across the Market Place chasing a giant turnip caravan this week.This…


Shops' stolen gargoyles are returned to grateful owners

Shops' stolen gargoyles are returned to grateful owners

“IRREPLACEABLE” dragon gargoyles stolen by opportunistic thieves six weeks ago have been reunited with their owners. The pair were found wrapped inside…


Canal trust seeks volunteers after identifying £500k worth of work in Berkshire

Canal trust seeks volunteers after identifying £500k worth of work in Berkshire

THE KENNET and Avon Canal Trust (KACT) is seeking volunteers after identifying £500,000 worth of work in Berkshire, including projects in Newbury. The…


Garden show confirmed for sixth year

Garden show confirmed for sixth year

THE sixth West Woodhay House Garden Show is set to go ahead next year, organisers confirmed this week. In 2011 the event raised a whopping £62,000 for…


Head to Nature Discovery Centre for autumn wildlife day

Head to Nature Discovery Centre for autumn wildlife day

AN autumn family wildlife day is being held at the Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham today (Fri). People are being invited to join staff and volunteers…


Hairy month for Mo Bros

Hairy month for Mo Bros

NEWBURY’S postmen will this month be making some hair-raising deliveries – for a good cause. Postmen based at Newbury’s sorting office in Cheap Street…


A rugby club with no beer

A rugby club with no beer

CASH-STRAPPED Newbury Rugby Club will remain a ‘club with no beer’ for the foreseeable future after it surrendered its licence. The club recently parted…


Fast food chain sealed off following break-in

Fast food chain sealed off following break-in

BURGER King in Newbury was broken into in the early hours of this morning (Thurs). Police were called at 3.30am after a resident witnessed several people…


Town council receives Victoria Park cracks information but public still in the dark

Town council receives Victoria Park cracks information but public still in the dark

INFORMATION which may help identify the cause of subsidence and cracks in Newbury’s Victoria Park has finally been received from Parkway contractor Costain…


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