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Newbury businessmen take the canoe to work ...in London

Newbury businessmen take the canoe to work ...in London

BUSINESSMEN from Newbury who embarked on an 85-mile trip to work via canoe this weekend arrived safely at work in London on Monday morning. Joe Ferrar,…


Thatcham band win Rock at the Racecourse

Thatcham band win Rock at the Racecourse

A THATCHAM band were crowned the winners of the first ever Rock at the Racecourse on Friday evening. The Jammin Dodgers were crowned the winners of the…


Pogrebnyak and Guthrie sign for Royals

Pogrebnyak and Guthrie sign for Royals

READING Football Club has announced the signing of two new players ahead of its Premier League campaign. Central midfielder Danny Guthrie, who came through…


Great North Run is a family affair

Great North Run is a family affair

A FATHER and son team from Worlds End, near Beedon, are to tackle the Great North Run again in September. Jamie Edwards and his father Tim (pictured)…


Prison officers claim former Beenham man confessed to 1966 murder

Prison officers claim former Beenham man confessed to 1966 murder

A DOUBLE murderer confessed to killing a third West Berkshire girl, a jury heard on Thursday (28) during the second week of a trial into a 1966 murder.…


Longest day marathon for golfer in Newbury raised £1,000

Longest day marathon for golfer in Newbury raised £1,000

VETERAN golfer Monty Norman has raised about £1,000 for charity in a 12-hour golf marathon. The event, at Newbury Racecourse Golf Club last Monday (June…


Team GB stamps to go on sale in Tadley

Team GB stamps to go on sale in Tadley

NORTH Tadley Post Office will be selling Team GB Gold Medal stamps within 24 hours of a Team GB gold medal win, Royal Mail has revealed. This will be…


A taste of India coming to Newbury with Summer Mela

A taste of India coming to Newbury with Summer Mela

THE WEST Berkshire Indian Society is running its annual summer event Summer Mela 2012, on Saturday, July 12. It will take place between 3pm and 8pm at…


Newbury College hosts jobseekers event

Newbury College hosts jobseekers event

JOBSEEKERS and those seeking career advice should head for Newbury College this week. On Wednesday (July 4), the college is hosting an evening during…


Girl, 10, critical after collision with car

Girl, 10, critical after collision with car

A 10-year-old girl is in a critical condition after being hit by a car in Newbury on Friday. She suffered serious head injuries as a result of being struck…


Home from home for Mary Hare boarders

Home from home for Mary Hare boarders

PUPILS and staff at Mary Hare School have an exciting new space to enjoy, thanks to a Newbury company. Premier Lifestyle Conservatories donated a new…


'No cold calling' zone is expanded in Newbury

'No cold calling' zone is expanded in Newbury

RESIDENTS of nine Newbury roads are the latest to sign up to be part of a pioneering ‘no cold calling zone’ project. The new move is part of West Berkshire…


Summer fetes in West Berkshire today (Sunday)

Summer fetes in West Berkshire today (Sunday)

SPENDING the day trying to entertain restless children? Look no further, as two summer fetes are being held in the area today.The John Rankin Junior School…


This week's 'My Newbury' in pictures

This week's 'My Newbury' in pictures

THIS week's My Newbury photographers have been out and about taking pictures of local events and scenery. Gary Denton from Upper Basildon took pictures…


Stuntman who jumped from sky with no parachute visits West Berkshire

Stuntman who jumped from sky with no parachute visits West Berkshire

A HOLLYWOOD stuntman who has appeared in films such as Batman, Harry Potter, and Indiana Jones demonstrated his skills at a West Berkshire school recently.…


Brightwalton youngsters launch 'save the hedgehog' campaign

Brightwalton youngsters launch 'save the hedgehog' campaign

A GROUP of West Berkshire pre-schoolers who helped rescue two trapped hedgehogs have begun a campaign to help raise awareness of the prickly animal’s…


Dog of the week

Dog of the week

THE Dogs Trust Newbury is hoping someone can make Kasha a keepsake in their home. Jenny Hopkins, Dogs Trust Newbury Rehoming Centre assistant manager,…


Explore world culture in Newbury today (Saturday)

Explore world culture in Newbury today (Saturday)

THE flagship event of the West Berkshire Multi Ethnic Forum, CultureFest, is happening today (Saturday), with music, dance, arts, crafts and food celebrating…


Council admits paintballers in Bucklebury did not have permission

Council admits paintballers in Bucklebury did not have permission

WEST Berkshire Council has admitted that a piece of woodland was used for paintball games for 13 years without planning permission. Temporary planning…


Further celebrations for local people in Queen's birthday honours list

Further celebrations for local people in Queen's birthday honours list

A WEST Berkshire farmer who welcomes more than 10,000 school pupils to his educational farm every year has been appointed an OBE for services to agriculture…


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