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Newbury's £2m flood alleviation scheme set for May completion

Newbury's £2m flood alleviation scheme set for May completion

NEWBURY’s £2m flood alleviation scheme is set for completion in May, with work scheduled to start in Victoria Park this week. The Environment Agency (EA)…


Warning after three Thatcham victims conned by ‘school collectors’

Warning after three Thatcham victims conned by ‘school collectors’

A 92-year-old woman has become the latest victim of a distraction burglary involving people pretending to be collecting for school events. In the third…


Tally Ho! story takes new twist

Tally Ho! story takes new twist

JUBILATION has given way to dismay for Hungerford Newtown residents as a victory over the former Tally Ho! pub turned sour. Campaigners claim a legal…


Stalemate over plan for Henwick Lane housing

Stalemate over plan for Henwick Lane housing

DEVELOPER Shanly Homes is pulling out of plans to build on land in Thatcham over the issue of affordable housing. Development manager Nathan Craker said…


Council quiet over finish date for A339 roadworks

Council quiet over finish date for A339 roadworks

HAMPSHIRE County Council is remaining tight-lipped as to when roadworks on the A339 will be completed, although tarmac is due to be laid there this week.…


Downton actor buys into racing syndicate

Downton actor buys into racing syndicate

HUGH Bonneville, who plays Lord Grantham in the ITV period drama series Downton Abbey, has joined the Sport of Kings by becoming part-owner of two racehorses.…


Weather warnings continue overnight in West Berkshire

Weather warnings continue overnight in West Berkshire

THE Met office is predicting more snowfall overnight in West Berkshire. A possibility of another couple of inches has been predicted overnight with the…


Public meeting over floods and sewage crisis

Public meeting over floods and sewage crisis

A PUBLIC meeting to discuss the recent sewage and flooding crisis will be held tomorrow night (Tuesday). Present at the meeting will be Newbury MP and…


Tuttle makes Newbury exit

Tuttle makes Newbury exit

NEWBURY have parted company with manager Dave Tuttle less than three months after the former Spurs and Sheffield United player was appointed to succeed…


Town stay on the winning road

Town stay on the winning road

Chertsey Town 2 Thatcham Town 4THATCHAM recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season as they climbed out of the bottom four in the Evo Stik…


Pugh what a scorcher from Ben

Pugh what a scorcher from Ben

[caption id="attachment_61888" align="alignleft" width="345" caption="Mark Draycott congratulates goal scorer Ben Pugh"][/caption] Hungerford Town 1 Swindon…


Motorway lanes start re-opening following seven car pile-up

Motorway lanes start re-opening following seven car pile-up

ALL the lanes of the M4 are starting to be re-opened following a seven car crash this morning (Mon). Police were called to the multi-car pile up between…


Dorota is back in the saddle

Dorota is back in the saddle

WHAT a difference six months can make - 11-year-old Dorota Hajduk is back at school following her near-fatal traffic accident. Dorota’s life was turned…


Actor gets big screen break aged 76

Actor gets big screen break aged 76

A GRANDMOTHER of eight has told of the amazing moment that screen legend Dustin Hoffman telephoned to ask her to be in his film. Patricia Loveland has…


Memorial for victims of Newbury bombings to be unveiled next month

Memorial for victims of Newbury bombings to be unveiled next month

A MEMORIAL to remember those who lost their lives when Newbury was bombed during the Second World War is being unveiled next month. Newbury Town Council…


Way now clear for Ikea to open West Berkshire store

Way now clear for Ikea to open West Berkshire store

THE LAST possible hurdle blocking IKEA’s planned move to West Berkshire has been removed. In April, West Berkshire Council granted the Swedish flat-pack…


West Berkshire in top 20 per cent places to live in the UK

West Berkshire in top 20 per cent places to live in the UK

WEST Berkshire is the 44th best place to live in the UK, according to a recent national survey. The 2012 Halifax Quality of Life Survey has placed West…


Thatcham siblings bring home the tumbling medals

Thatcham siblings bring home the tumbling medals

A BROTHER and sister have come away from a national gymnastics competition with a haul of medals to their name. Maddie Gardiner, aged nine, and her brother…


Newbury firefighters tackle Parkway car fire

Newbury firefighters tackle Parkway car fire

NEWBURY firefighters tackled a fire in an abandoned car in Parkway, central Newbury yesterday (Sat) evening. According to Lee Glover, watch manager of…


Call that heralded an unexpected journey for Hungerford actor

Call that heralded an unexpected journey for Hungerford actor

A HUNGERFORD actor has described his role in the blockbuster film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as an experience he would never be able to explain.…


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