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Meet the mechanic's metal man

Meet the mechanic's metal man

How’s this for a bit of fun, then? NWN photographer Phil Cannings came across this 17.7kg metal man, standing all of 2ft 2ins small, and made entirely…


Former Thatcham woman jailed for 14-months for fraudulently claiming almost £120k

Former Thatcham woman jailed for 14-months for fraudulently claiming almost £120k

A FORMER Thatcham woman has been jailed for 14 months for fraudulently claiming benefits totalling almost £120,000. On May 10, Tracey Pembroke, aged 41…


AWE due to be sentenced following fire at Aldermaston base

AWE due to be sentenced following fire at Aldermaston base

THE ATOMIC Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Aldermaston was due to be sentenced today (Thursday) after a fire at the base. The charge relates to a major…


Man sentenced to nine years for wounding with intent

Man sentenced to nine years for wounding with intent

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to nine years in jail for stabbing a man in Reading, leaving him with life-threatening injuries. Marlon Rowe, of…


In this week's Newbury Weekly News

In this week's Newbury Weekly News

IN this week’s Newbury Weekly News, West Berkshire Council has announced it is to hand over the management of the district’s precious wildlife reserves…


Double celebration for Pied Piper Pre-School

Double celebration for Pied Piper Pre-School

PIED Piper Pre-School in Thatcham has had two reasons to celebrate lately - being awarded a Quality Award Accreditation by West Berkshire Council and…


Burghfield May Day draws in £4,000

Burghfield May Day draws in £4,000

THE ORGANISERS of Burghfield May Fair have estimated that in excess of £4,000 was raised at the event at the weekend. The community event, staged by the…


Hangover with med students

Hangover with med students

21 and Over (15)Running time 93 minutes Rating:**One of the great traditions of the human race, going back to the Greeks and beyond, is the ability of…


Elderly man injured in town centre robbery

Elderly man injured in town centre robbery

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a brutal robbery on an elderly man in Newbury town centre today (Wednesday). The incident happened at 9.45am…


Newbury residents facing faulty power

Newbury residents facing faulty power

A POWER fault has affected residents in the heart of Newbury today (Wednesday). One Kings Road resident Tweeted Newbury Today saying he was finding it…


Thatcham’s outgoing mayor gives local charities a boost

Thatcham’s outgoing mayor gives local charities a boost

THATCHAM’S town mayor has been able to award more than £1,700 to two charities following his year in office. John Boyd handed over two cheques worth £860…


Green light to rebuild 1920s sports pavilion at Douai Park Recreation Ground

Green light to rebuild 1920s sports pavilion at Douai Park Recreation Ground

PLANS to demolish the 1920s sports pavilion at Douai Park Recreation Ground and build a new one have been given the green light. But now the hard work…


Graffiti tag ‘NST’ sprayed on cars and doors

Graffiti tag ‘NST’ sprayed on cars and doors

POLICE are continuing to hunt for vandals who ran amok in Newbury recently, emblazoning the initials ‘NST’ on parked cars and front doors. A number of…


Shefford bells ring out once more

Shefford bells ring out once more

THE BISHOP of Reading, the Right Rev Andrew Proud, has rededicated the historic bells of St. Mary's Church, Great Shefford. The rare event took place…


Auctioneer to take on Great North Run

Auctioneer to take on Great North Run

A NEWBURY auctioneer will be swapping trinkets for trainers in a bid to raise funds for a stillbirth charity. Auctioneer for Special Auction Services…


Fern visits book club today

Fern visits book club today

Fern Britton, the charismatic television presenter, and recently a Strictly Come Dancing contestant, makes her debut at The Watermill Book Club today…


Delays expected on A34 after boat trailer overturns

Delays expected on A34 after boat trailer overturns

MOTORISTS should expect long delays on the A34 after a boat trailer overturned this afternoon (Tues). A Toyota car towing a trailer crashed into the central…


Men arrested following 12 thefts from vehicles

Men arrested following 12 thefts from vehicles

TWO men have been arrested in connection with a series of thefts from vehicles in Burghfield Common. Between March 31 and April 21, 12 cars had their…


Local firm goes nationwide with Waitrose deal

Local firm goes nationwide with Waitrose deal

THE smell of success is in the air for one Peasemore mum as Waitrose launches her range of one-pot ready meals for children. Mum-of-two Kate Finch launched…


How five musician mates became a full Cold Ash Brass band

How five musician mates became a full Cold Ash Brass band

A BRASS band from West Berkshire can blow its own trumpet after celebrating its 10th anniversary last month. Cold Ash Brass, which is now a regular at…


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