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Thatcham solar farm plans approved

Thatcham solar farm plans approved

PLANS for a solar farm in Thatcham have been approved. Up to 300 homes could be supplied with green energy after plans to install 7,000 photovoltaic modules…


Police hunt Calcot garage thieves

Police hunt Calcot garage thieves

A BIKE and various tools have been stolen from a garage in Calcot. Sometime between 9am on January 17 and 3pm on January 18, an offender gained access…


Plans submitted for Barclays refurb

Plans submitted for Barclays refurb

THE former Barclays bank in Market Place could have flats built on the first and second floors, if plans are approved. Carter Planning Ltd has submitted…


High sheriff opens Woolhampton school science centre

High sheriff opens Woolhampton school science centre

THE High Sheriff of Berkshire opened a new science centre at a Woolhampton prep school recently. Elstree School, an independent boarding and day prep…


Car crashes into Compton ditch

Car crashes into Compton ditch

A CAR crashed into a ditch in Compton yesterday (Thurs). Thames Valley Police received a call at 2.59pm to the incident at School Road after a silver…


League tables show district's schools above average for A-levels

League tables show district's schools above average for A-levels

SCHOOL league tables published yesterday (Thurs) show a mixed bag for West Berkshire schools with pupils achieving above the national average in A levels…


Swimmers celebrate a successful year

Swimmers celebrate a successful year

NEWBURY swimmers recently spent an evening on dry land to celebrate their achievements in the water in 2012. There were awards for all age groups across…


Firefighters tackle Wickham chimney fire

Firefighters tackle Wickham chimney fire

FIREFIGHTERS attended a chimney fire in Wickham yesterday evening (Wednesday). One engine from Hungerford was sent to the property on Church Hill after…


Kelly Joe Phelps tour off

Kelly Joe Phelps tour off

Kelly Joe Phelps a leading light of real Americana music for almost 30 years, who was due to play Arlington Arts, Snelsmore, on Saturday, February 2,…


Sculptors come in from the cold

Sculptors come in from the cold

SEVENTY people were due to attend Sunday’s Sculpture Network New Year’s Brunch at the Greenham Arts Centre, but the bad weather conditions reduced the…


Incident cleared: Multi-car pile up causes A4 closure

Incident cleared: Multi-car pile up causes A4 closure

BATH Road at Halfway is currently closed in both directions because of an accident. The road is closed both ways at Hoe Benham Lane, between Hungerford…


Smoke alarm prevents Greenham fire escalating

Smoke alarm prevents Greenham fire escalating

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a kitchen fire in Greenham last night (Wednesday). Two engines, from Newbury and Lambourn, were alerted at 8:30pm to the incident…


Elderly Newbury woman took own life after feeling like a burden

Elderly Newbury woman took own life after feeling like a burden

AN elderly Newbury woman took her own life after feeling she was becoming a burden on her own family because of her ailing health, an inquest has heard.…


In this week's Newbury Weekly News

In this week's Newbury Weekly News

IN this week’s Newbury Weekly News, we have reaction to news of West Berkshire Council’s proposals to charge people to park in the town centre’s residential…


Carnival theme announced

Carnival theme announced

THE theme for this year’s Newbury Carnival has been announced. Travels in time - past, present and future - should provide entrants with plenty of opportunities…


Bucklebury singer scoops award in Open Mic UK final

Bucklebury singer scoops award in Open Mic UK final

A YOUNG Bucklebury starlet who breezed her way to the final round of the Open Mic UK competition may not have been crowned the winner, but she did not…


Mortimer pilot was asked to delay flight, investigation report reveals

Mortimer pilot was asked to delay flight, investigation report reveals

AN initial report into the death of Mortimer helicopter pilot Pete Barnes has revealed that the passenger due to be picked up by the helicopter suggested…


Three month jail term for Thatcham man who hurled pig's head at mosque

Three month jail term for Thatcham man who hurled pig's head at mosque

A THATCHAM man was yesterday (Weds) sentenced to three months’ imprisonment after admitting to one count of racially aggravated harassment and a section…


Snow sees changes to schools and services today (Wed)

Snow sees changes to schools and services today (Wed)

SNOW fell across West Berkshire again yesterday (Tues) which has altered the usual running of some services in the district. Some schools have late opening…


Stolen bicycle owners urged to come forward

Stolen bicycle owners urged to come forward

SEVERAL people who have recently had their bicycles stolen are being urged to make themselves known top Thames Valley Police. Five bikes, believed to…


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