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Aldworth's playground swings into action

Aldworth's playground swings into action

CHILDREN in Aldworth are celebrating having a playground on their doorstep, after five years of planning. The new equipment, which includes infant swings,…


Dog dies in Newbury blaze

Dog dies in Newbury blaze

A DOG was burned to death in a shed block fire in Newbury today (Sunday). Firefighters initially feared a person was inside.The blaze broke out in the…


School bus price hike leads to private deal

School bus price hike leads to private deal

PRICE increases in council-run school transport services has led to one school boycotting the service altogether in favour of a private deal to save parents…


Stolen goods woman arrested...after calling police!

Stolen goods woman arrested...after calling police!

A GOOD rule - if you knowingly receive stolen goods - might be to resist calling the police if someone, in turn, steals them from you. But that is exactly…


Today's (Sun) roundup of events and activities

Today's (Sun) roundup of events and activities

There’s lots to keep the family amused in and around West Berkshire today (Sun). From midday until 4pm there’s a fundraising fun day in Victoria Park.Activities…


Pupils enjoy special day to mark headteacher's retirement

Pupils enjoy special day to mark headteacher's retirement

PUPILS swapped lessons recently for a picnic to mark the retirement of a Newbury headteacher. At the end of the school term, on Tuesday, the headteacher…


Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance lottery results

Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance lottery results

NEWBURYTODAY.CO.UK is pleased to carry the results for the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust’s weekly lottery. The air ambulance has responded…


Dog of the Week

Dog of the Week

THE Dogs Trust, Newbury is hoping someone can make Libby a keepsake in their home. Assistant manager at Dogs Trust Newbury, Jenny Hopkins, said: “This…


Air ambulance volunteer bows out after 10 years

Air ambulance volunteer bows out after 10 years

Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance is saying goodbye to one of its most dedicated volunteers after 10 years’ service. John Sparrow, aged 74, has…


New fears for future of Newbury court

New fears for future of Newbury court

THE FUTURE of Newbury’s magistrate court is once again in doubt, despite a hard-won reprieve in 2010. For months, rumours have circulated among magistrates,…


Thief had shoplifting 'kit'

Thief had shoplifting 'kit'

A HEROIN addict adapted his sleeves with elastic bands before a shoplifting jaunt, Newbury magistrates heard on Thursday, July 18. In the dock was 38-year-old…


'Spin the clock' part of Saturday's entertainment in Newbury

'Spin the clock' part of Saturday's entertainment in Newbury

NEWBURY town centre shoppers could win a prize today (Saturday) in a ‘spin the clock’ competition run by the Newbury branch of the Samaritans. Volunteers…


Rotavirus vaccine offered for babies in West Berks

Rotavirus vaccine offered for babies in West Berks

ABOUT 675,000 babies a year nationwide are being offered a new vaccination to protect them against rotavirus. Rotavirus infection is the most common cause…


Dogs Trust Newbury open day raises over £5k

Dogs Trust Newbury open day raises over £5k

DOGS and their owners had a tail-waggingly good day out at the Dog’s Trust Newbury’s open day last Sunday (Jul 21), which raised £5,200 for the trust.…


Rain warning for West Berks

Rain warning for West Berks

PEOPLE in West Berkshire are being warned to expect heavy rain tomorrow (Saturday). The Met Office has placed London and the south east, which includes…


Baughurst garden 'Nashfest' raises £3,000 for charity

Baughurst garden 'Nashfest' raises £3,000 for charity

A CHARITY music festival in a Baughurst garden on Saturday, which sold out in days, has raised £3,000. Some 300 tickets were sold for Nashfest, which…


'JAWS' swim with sharks boosts Kingsclere charity funds

'JAWS' swim with sharks boosts Kingsclere charity funds

A ‘JAWS’ event has boosted funds for a Kingsclere charity set up in memory of a little boy from the village. Louise Adams, aged 17, of Thatcham, recently…


Woman sexually assaulted in Goring

Woman sexually assaulted in Goring

THAMES Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted on her way home from work in Goring. The woman was walking just after…


‘Likeable, sporty lad’ killed on A4

‘Likeable, sporty lad’ killed on A4

A COMMUNITY is in mourning this week for a popular Hungerford sportsman who died in a crash at the weekend. Twenty-year-old David ‘Woody’ Woodroffe died…


Heatwave brings mixed blessings to West Berks

Heatwave brings mixed blessings to West Berks

WEST Berkshire basked in extreme heat again this week, boosting some local businesses but stretching emergency services. Thatcham weather watcher Richard…


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