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Grundon walks away from incinerator plan

Grundon walks away from incinerator plan

WASTE giant Grundon has hit out at West Berkshire Council and accused it of blocking jobs and millions of pounds of investment for the district after…


Police allay fears after deaths of two elderly people in Newbury

Police allay fears after deaths of two elderly people in Newbury

Police have moved to allay concerns of residents living in the road where two elderly people died on Sunday (25). Following reports of concern for the…


Police hunt for vandals who threw brick at moving bus

Police hunt for vandals who threw brick at moving bus

POLICE are trying to track down a group of ‘mindless vandals’ who catapulted a brick at a bus in Greenham. A group of people were seen to fire the brick…


Dinner at Highclere makes history for hospital fund

Dinner at Highclere makes history for hospital fund

A RACEHORSE - the top lot in an auction at a dinner at Highclere Castle last Thursday evening (November 15), helped to raise a total of over £150,000…


Kennet multitasker proves she’s got what it takes for trip to China

Kennet multitasker proves she’s got what it takes for trip to China

A SIXTH form pupil at Kennet School, Thatcham, has turned her hand to many tasks to raise funds for a school trip to China. Lauren Hopes, aged 16, has…


Witnesses sought after car travels down M4 embankment

Witnesses sought after car travels down M4 embankment

WITNESSES are being sought following a serious injury collision on the M4 on Friday (23). The incident happened on the westbound carriageway between junctions…


Still time to register for this year's charity Santa jog

Still time to register for this year's charity Santa jog

FATHER Christmas is pulling on his reindeer decorated trainers in readiness for this year’s charity fundraising Santa Jog, in Victoria Park on Sunday…


Newbury firefighters prevent fire spreading at Cheap Street Chinese takeaway

Newbury firefighters prevent fire spreading at Cheap Street Chinese takeaway

NEWBURY firefighters prevented a fire spreading to the roof of a Chinese takeaway in central Newbury this afternoon (Monday). According to Richard Young…


Community in shock after death of elderly Newbury couple

Community in shock after death of elderly Newbury couple

NEIGHBOURS in a Newbury road have spoken of their shock after an elderly couple died. At 10am yesterday (Sunday), police were called to a semi-detached…


Second pensioner dies following discovery in Newbury home

Second pensioner dies following discovery in Newbury home

A man in his 90s who was found in a property in Newbury yesterday morning (Sun) where a woman was discovered dead, has died in hospital. Police were called…


River Enborne added to list of flood alerts

River Enborne added to list of flood alerts

A FLOOD alert for the River Enborne - affecting Aldermaston, Ecchinswell, Kingsclere and Tadley - has been added to the list of local rivers at risk of…


Ashley Hutchings gig cancelled

Ashley Hutchings gig cancelled

Arlington Arts director Tony Trigwell Jones has announced the cancellation of Saturday's Rainbow Chasers gig. He said: "At 10.15 this morning the Rainbow…


Police investigate unexplained death in Newbury

Police investigate unexplained death in Newbury

THAMES Valley Police has launched an investigation into an unexplained death after a woman’s body was discovered in a property in Newbury yesterday (Sun)…


Hungerford traders criticise street ‘chuggers’

Hungerford traders criticise street ‘chuggers’

FACE-to face fundraisers, dubbed by some ‘chuggers’ - short for ‘charity muggers’ - have been approaching Hungerford shoppers. A team wearing orange,…


New volunteering service to officially open in Thatcham today (Mon)

New volunteering service to officially open in Thatcham today (Mon)

A NEW service for volunteering in Thatcham is officially opened today (Mon). At 10.30am, the deputy mayor Mike Cole, will cut the ribbon on a new drop…


This week's My Newbury

This week's My Newbury

REMEMBRANCE Sunday and West Berkshire’s autumn scenery are the focus of this week’s My Newbury submissions. Emma Carter, from Newbury, joined the hundreds…


Presentation marks retirement of retiring Ashmansworth Parish Council clerk

Presentation marks retirement of retiring Ashmansworth Parish Council clerk

THE hard work over two decades of the retiring clerk of Ashmansworth Parish Council was recognised with a presentation ceremony at a parish council meeting…


Move over Granny Smith – Granny Shan has arrived

Move over Granny Smith – Granny Shan has arrived

A NEWBURY woman has had a rare apple tree named after her. The Newbury apple tree, called Granny Shan after Shannon Carr of Queens Road, has been propagated…


Don't be a humbug - book now

Don't be a humbug - book now

A Christmas Carol – As told by Jacob Marley (Deceased), adapted and performed by James Hyland presents the well-loved tale from the perspective of Scrooge’s…


Motorway closed following two incidents this evening

Motorway closed following two incidents this evening

THE motorway is currently closed because of a fuel spill this evening (Sun). The M4 eastbound is closed between junctions 13 (Chieveley) and 12 Theale…


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