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Tadley Cemetery fees to rise by three per cent

Tadley Cemetery fees to rise by three per cent

TADLEY Town councillors have given the green light to a three per cent rise in cemetery fees Agreed at a meeting of the burials committee recently, the…


All Sorts for former Cross Keys pub

All Sorts for former Cross Keys pub

ROCK ‘n’ roll is the theme of one recently refurbished Newbury pub, which has ditched its traditional decor for bright furniture, an open kitchen and…


All lanes on A4 re-opened

All lanes on A4 re-opened

BOTH lanes on the A4 Bath Road have now re-opened following a serious collision this afternoon.  Both lanes were initially closed after a black Vauxhall…


Firefighters send warning after oil tank leak in Bradfield

Firefighters send warning after oil tank leak in Bradfield

A WARNING is being issued to West Berkshire residents to check their domestic oil tank gauges daily after firefighters attended a leak in Bradfield today…


Elderly man airlifted to hospital following serious A4 collision

Elderly man airlifted to hospital following serious A4 collision

A SERIOUS accident on the A4 Bath Road has seen the west bound lane closed between the A340 Basingstoke Road, at the Aldermaston Wharf roundabout, and…


Case of unidentified man's death re-opened

Case of unidentified man's death re-opened

POLICE have re-opened its investigation into the death of an unidentified man in West Berkshire in the 1970s. The body of the man, who was about 60-years-old…


Water pipeline works to begin in new year

Water pipeline works to begin in new year

A NEW 12-mile pipeline, which will ensure water supplies to Newbury, is to be installed in West Berkshire. Thames Water has announced that the new water…


Dog of the week

Dog of the week

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


Kennet Leisure Centre commended

Kennet Leisure Centre commended

KENNET Leisure Centre has been commended by a scheme which rewards organisations for their quality. The Thatcham-based centre has passed a tough assessment…


Community fund will give £10,000 locally

Community fund will give £10,000 locally

GIFTS from a community fund of £10,000 will be given out to local worthy causes in Newbury and the surrounding areas throughout next year. The fund has…


Stunning images capture beauty of cold snap

Stunning images capture beauty of cold snap

ICE needles coat frozen branches and even turn a metal gate into a bizarre, baroque work of art. These stunning images of last Wednesday’s hoar frost…


Beenham compost mound may burn until Christmas

Beenham compost mound may burn until Christmas

ANGRY residents besieged by a fire at a huge compost plant that has been burning for two weeks say they don’t know who to turn to for answers. The residents…


Hungerford Victorian Extravaganza heralds the arrival of Yuletide

Hungerford Victorian Extravaganza heralds the arrival of Yuletide

AS THE famous Victorian author nearly said....for those who know how to keep Christmas well, it will be a Dickens of an extravaganza in Hungerford tonight…


Charity ‘behaving disgracefully’ says trade union

Charity ‘behaving disgracefully’ says trade union

STAFF at a Newbury drug treatment centre could be sacked and re-employed on worse terms, according to the UK’s largest trade union. UNISON claims that…


A great response to years of community fundraising

A great response to years of community fundraising

AFTER six years fundraising, Mortimer and Burghfield Community first responder scheme has raised enough money to purchase a new vehicle. The vehicle has…


Olympic spirit lives on at school’s prizegiving

Olympic spirit lives on at school’s prizegiving

OLYMPIC bronze medallists were the guests of honour at Park House School’s prizegiving ceremony recently. Team GB hockey captain Kate Walsh and team member…


Campaign group to hold vigil outside AWE

Campaign group to hold vigil outside AWE

THE CHRISTIAN Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is holding a candlelit vigil outside AWE Aldermaston in the lead up to Christmas. Christian CND is a specialist…


Four men arrested following police pursuit through Aldworth

Four men arrested following police pursuit through Aldworth

A POLICE pursuit through a quiet West Berkshire village last night (Weds) ended with four men being placed in police custody. At about midnight, police…


Victim of Greenham house blaze is named

Victim of Greenham house blaze is named

THE woman who died in a fire at her home in Greenham on Saturday night has been named as Tania Marie Lynch. Ms Lynch, aged 50, was pronounced dead at…


Man was struck after kneeling in the road, inquest hears

Man was struck after kneeling in the road, inquest hears

A MAN who had been out drinking with friends in Newbury was struck and killed by a car after kneeling down in the middle of a road, an inquest heard.…


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