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This night's gonna rock

This night's gonna rock

Famous for his mesmerising guitar playing and rip roaring shows in the UK and around Europe Guitarist Larry Miller is now more popular than ever. Bringing…


Cash and jewellery stolen from elderly couple in distraction burglary

Cash and jewellery stolen from elderly couple in distraction burglary

POLICE are hunting two men who stole from an elderly couple after conning their way into their home. At about 11am on Monday, April 22 a man knocked on…


Beer festival-goers raise a glass to Jemma

Beer festival-goers raise a glass to Jemma

MORE than 300 people recently enjoyed a glass of ale in memory of a Newbury woman with cystic fibrosis at a charity beer festival in Thatcham. Held at…


First public meeting for hospital bosses

First public meeting for hospital bosses

THE first public meeting of the Board of Directors of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust will be held today (Tues). Agenda items will include a…


50th anniversary for Hungerford RBL women’s section

50th anniversary for Hungerford RBL women’s section

THE ROYAL British Legion Women’s Section in Hungerford has celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Guests from Newbury and Lambourn branches, as well as representatives…


Chieveley Tennis Club Bond ball raises £1k

Chieveley Tennis Club Bond ball raises £1k

ANYONE who spotted Octopussy, Oddjob and women dressed all in gold in Chieveley recently would have been forgiven for thinking they had walked on to a…


Hungerford take up and down trip into play-off final

Hungerford take up and down trip into play-off final

[caption id="attachment_31579" align="alignleft" width="345" caption="Mark Draycott - netted at the double"][/caption] Hungerford Town 4 Paulton Rovers…


Parents urged to get their children vaccinated against measles

Parents urged to get their children vaccinated against measles

PARENTS of children not vaccinated against measles are being urged to get a jab as soon as possible. Nationally, measles is at its highest level for 18…


Pangbourne man is one of youngest skippers in one of toughest races

Pangbourne man is one of youngest skippers in one of toughest races

A YACHTSMAN from Pangbourne will be one of the youngest-ever skippers in one of the world’s toughest and longest sailing races later this year. Matt Mitchell,…


New man takes over helm at Parkway

New man takes over helm at Parkway

THERE'S a new man heading up Parkway shopping centre Newbury, and he is looking forward to welcoming “new top retailers” in the coming months. On Monday,…


Mystery over the cause of fire in which Newbury woman died

Mystery over the cause of fire in which Newbury woman died

MYSTERY surrounds the circumstances of the death of a Newbury woman, whose body was pulled from a house fire last year. Tania Lynch, aged 51, died during…


"So cool", tweets Zoe’s hero Slash

"So cool", tweets Zoe’s hero Slash

“SO cool,” was how rock legend Slash from Guns N’ Roses reacted when he saw a video of a 10-year-old from Cold Ash playing one of his tunes. Zoe Thomson,…


Increase in first choice primary school places

Increase in first choice primary school places

THE number of children in West Berkshire who will be attending their first choice primary school this year has increased by 11 per cent. The announcement…


Pippa Middleton guest at Mary Hare boarding house opening

Pippa Middleton guest at Mary Hare boarding house opening

PIPPA Middleton, the sister of Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was guest of honour at Mary Hare School, Newbury, on Tuesday. Miss Middleton, who recently…


Cheer us up, says Hungerford boss

Cheer us up, says Hungerford boss

[caption id="attachment_41116" align="alignleft" width="345" caption="Hungerford manager Bobby Wilkinson - appeal for the '12th man of support'"][/caption]…


Tilehurst man dies six days after Tilehurst assault

Tilehurst man dies six days after Tilehurst assault

A TILEHURST man has died in hospital, six days after a serious asault in Tilehurst last Sunday (April 21). The victim, a 52-year-old man from Tilehurst,…


I think they’re gonna need a bigger boat...

I think they’re gonna need a bigger boat...

JUST when you thought it was safe to go back on the water... Newbury big game anglers Bob and Jack Challis got more than they bargained for on a tuna…


New Limes care home plans rejected

New Limes care home plans rejected

PLANS to downsize a high dependency care facility at a Newbury guest house have been opposed by Newbury Town Councillors. The original plans, submitted…


Vaccinate children in Newbury area against measles advice

Vaccinate children in Newbury area against measles advice

Newbury and District Clinical Commisioning Group is encouraging parents to contact their local GP if they think their children have not been vaccinated…


Sulhamstead manor house hosts spring open gardens charity fundraiser

Sulhamstead manor house hosts spring open gardens charity fundraiser

A SULHAMSTEAD manor house is holding a spring garden open day today (Sunday), to boost charity funds, with chance of a game of croquet. The family friendly…


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