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Father told to remove candle from son's grave

Father told to remove candle from son's grave

Man has been visiting cemetery for eight years but Thatcham Town Council says lanterns are banned A GRIEVING father who has lit a candle beside his child's…


Key clashes for local pair

Key clashes for local pair

Falkland and Thatcham take on the sides immediately above them in relegation battles BOTTOM of the table Falkland and Thatcham take on the sides immediately…


Man receives damages in hospital settlement

Man receives damages in hospital settlement

The West Berkshire man suffered brain damage at birth more than 20 years ago A MAN who suffered brain damage at birth more than 20 years ago has received…


Master Bob throws himself to a title

Master Bob throws himself to a title

Newbury athlete retains his British title at Milton Keynes NEWBURY AC's Bob Broadbridge retained his British Masters Throws Pentathlon title on Sunday…


My Newbury in pictures

My Newbury in pictures

Several photos of the local countryside and wildlife have been submitted to us this week SUMMER may now supposedly be upon us, but the latest My Newbury…


Newbury astronomers' lunar disappointment

Newbury astronomers' lunar disappointment

Newbury Astronomical Society was poised for the longest eclipse for 11 years, but the views were blocked by clouds MEMBERS of Newbury Astronomical Society…


New folk festival is Bourne

New folk festival is Bourne

Valley Music Festival features Blowzabella, Luke Daniels Trio, Killbillies and more Bursting onto the festival scene next week is the Valley Music Festival,…


Planners say no to wind turbines

Planners say no to wind turbines

Wind Energy Project dream in tatters after years of planning PLANNERS have voted overwhelmingly to reject proposals for wind turbines at Sheepdrove Organic…


Swimmers score in Crawley

Swimmers score in Crawley

Newbury pair claim BAGCAT awards with a spate of personal best performances NEWBURY Swimming Club's Zara Ryan and Millie Pope (pictured) secured coveted…


Tadley name first rugby director

Tadley name first rugby director

Former London Scottish prop takes on key role at Red Lane TADLEY Rugby Club have appointed their first director of rugby after signing up former Harlequins,…


Thatcham gymnastics club needs your help

Thatcham gymnastics club needs your help

Owner in running to win £60k to convert empty building after Cold Ash school says it needs sports hall back THE man behind a gymnastics club in Cold Ash…


This week's gig listings

This week's gig listings

Your guide to gigs in and around Newbury Thursday, June 16: The Beehive, Swindon – Zetan Spore (8.30pm) O2 Academy, Oxford – Itchy Feet + The 9 Ton Peanut…


Will you be celebrating your diamond wedding next year?

Will you be celebrating your diamond wedding next year?

West Berkshire Council is hosting a special celebration for couples celebrating 60 years of marriage next year COUPLES celebrating their diamond wedding…


Beer festival set for Thatcham

Beer festival set for Thatcham

People will be able to celebrate real ale and raise funds for charity at the event on Saturday, June 25 A BEER festival in Thatcham on Saturday, June…


Benyon backs Reading in city status bid

Benyon backs Reading in city status bid

Newbury MP, Richard Benyon, said it would benefit the whole of Berkshire for Reading to become a city THE MP for Newbury, Richard Benyon, has backed Reading's…


Body found in Kennet and Avon Canal

Body found in Kennet and Avon Canal

Police and firefighters have been on the scene as a man in his eighties was discovered THE body of a man has been discovered in the Kennet and Avon Canal…


Longest total lunar eclipse for 11 years tonight (Wed)

Longest total lunar eclipse for 11 years tonight (Wed)

Look up at the sky from just after 9pm for spectacular views of a very large and very red moon PEOPLE in West Berkshire will be able to see the longest…


Newbury businesses discuss whether to form a consortium

Newbury businesses discuss whether to form a consortium

Companies will hear more about the proposed Business Improvement District (BID) at a meeting tonight (Wednesday) A FREE seminar will be held in Newbury…


Pub to be turned into house

Pub to be turned into house

Permission has now been granted for a change of use at The Beehive Inn in Upper Basildon A LONGSTANDING village pub in Upper Basildon is to be turned…


Tadley police station faces axe

Tadley police station faces axe

Closure of Tadley police station among proposals aimed at slashing up to £50m from Hampshire police budgets PROPOSALS to close Tadley police station,…


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