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Family of four rescued from midnight house fire

Family of four rescued from midnight house fire

The fire department saved a family who were trapped on their first floor by a fire caused by a dishwasher A FAMILY of four were saved in a dramatic rescue…


French market returns to Newbury

French market returns to Newbury

The continental market will operate today (Friday) and run alongside the town's charter market tomorrow (Saturday) A FRENCH market will be held in…


Local Election 2011: Live

Local Election 2011: Live

Rolling coverage of the West Berkshire Council district election count at Newbury Racecourse 6.13pm There are three recounts currently going on, Newbury…


Look what the candidates have resorted to...

Look what the candidates have resorted to...

With no results declared yet, the candidates have resorted to play fighting instead IT is 3.37pm and we are still waiting for our first result of the…


Newbury musicians strike record deal

Newbury musicians strike record deal

Folk band, Dry the River, have signed a contract with international record company, Sony A FOLK band which formed in Newbury has struck a record deal…


Resounding No to Alternative Vote

Resounding No to Alternative Vote

The referendum on a change to the voting system was heavily defeated locally, mirroring the decision across the UK THE final result for the referendum…


West Berkshire says "No" to AV

West Berkshire says "No" to AV

Resounding "no" from West Berks residents to Alternative Vote WEST Berkshire has given an emphatic response to calls for an alternative method of selecting…


Crowds flock to Shalbourne's big day

Crowds flock to Shalbourne's big day

May Day Fair is best-attended in a decade SHALBOURNE'S May Day Fair was the pride of the village on Monday, pulling in record crowds for recent years. Months…


Decision due on Thatcham nursery extension

Decision due on Thatcham nursery extension

Audlen House Day Nursery wants to turn an adjacent building from residential into a nursery A NURSERY in Thatcham is seeking permission to build an extension,…


Election day arrives

Election day arrives

The local elections and national referendum are upon us, with 96 polling stations across West Berkshire AFTER weeks of hearing all about party politics…


Flying visitor hits the track running

Flying visitor hits the track running

ATHLETICS: Inaugural Royal Berkshire marathon at Crookham Common raises £1000 for air ambulance AMERICAN Michael Arstein flew in and then flew around…


Hamza sits out Falkland's top flight return

Hamza sits out Falkland's top flight return

CRICKET: Hampshire starlet joins up but hamstring injury sidelines him for opener at Harpenden HAMPSHIRE'S Hamza Riazuddin will have to sit out Falkland's…


Inspired by performance

Inspired by performance

Open Studios exhibition Synthesis opens at the Corn Exchange Synthesis, which opened at the Corn Exchange on Tuesday evening, is a collaboration between…


It's a derby knock-out

It's a derby knock-out

RUGBY: Thatcham claim a County prize with derby win at Henwick THATCHAM Rugby Club claimed the Berkshire Knock-Out Shield when they beat neighbours Hungerford…


Locals enjoy a royal celebration

Locals enjoy a royal celebration

Several people from West Berkshire were involved in different aspects of the royal wedding IT may have taken place in London but the royal wedding proved…


Louise heads for Sheffield

Louise heads for Sheffield

Newbury swimmer claims a place in national age group finals NEWBURY Swimming Club's Louise McFadzen qualified for the National Finals at Sheffield…


Marley laid low in title shot

Marley laid low in title shot

BOXING: Accidental low blow leads to ABA Senior exit for Thames Valley fighter MARLEY Churcher's Elite ABA title chances ended in painful confusion…


More details emerge about street disturbance in Greenham

More details emerge about street disturbance in Greenham

Thames Valley Police said two men suffered injuries caused by a knife in an incident at Christie Heights on Saturday MORE details have emerged about a…


New boys join up

New boys join up

CRICKET: Thatcham bowl into new campaign looking for a top four finish THATCHAM Town Cricket Club bowl into their new Morrant Thames Valley League season…


New headteacher praises Spurcroft team

New headteacher praises Spurcroft team

Nathan Butler-Broad looks forward to taking further steps forward with the Thatcham school THE new headteacher at Spurcroft Primary School in Thatcham…


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