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Back to business at Newbury Racecourse after horse tragedies

Back to business at Newbury Racecourse after horse tragedies

Rescheduled Totesport Trophy Day set to go ahead today (Friday) after two horses were electrocuted on Saturday FOLLOWING its most difficult week in over…


Bucklebury fears 'invasion' on royal wedding day

Bucklebury fears 'invasion' on royal wedding day

The parish council has expressed concern the village could be invaded by the media once again on Friday, April 29 BUCKLEBURY Parish Council has expressed…


Champion launch night for BikeLux

Champion launch night for BikeLux

Ten time national champion, Nick Craig, visited Newbury this week to launch a new bike shop and ride with locals WEST Berkshire's mountain bikers…


Conservative group leader steps down

Conservative group leader steps down

No candidates so far for borough council position in run up to May local elections Speculation is mounting as to who will fill the vacant role of Conservative…


Date set for McDonald's licensing hearing

Date set for McDonald's licensing hearing

Plans to allow McDonald's at Newbury Retail Park to open 24/7 will be discussed on Wednesday, March 9 THE date has now been set for a licensing hearing…


Harrods look to move distribution centre to West Berkshire

Harrods look to move distribution centre to West Berkshire

The luxury retailer plans to occupy a logistics centre in Gables Way, Thatcham, subject to planning permission WORLD-FAMOUS store, Harrods, is looking…


Sombre mood at Newbury's rescheduled races

Sombre mood at Newbury's rescheduled races

A sense of relief at the racecourse as the first race went off without incident GLOOMY weather provided a fitting backdrop for a muted race day at Newbury…


Thatcham CCTV questioned after vandalism

Thatcham CCTV questioned after vandalism

Traders want district council to make public the camera positions to deter break-ins SHOPKEEPERS in Thatcham town centre have called for West Berkshire…


Thieves steal heating oil from church

Thieves steal heating oil from church

Highclere vicar conducted Christmas and a January funeral services without heating A Highclere churchwarden has rebuked “despicable” thieves who drained…


Union blasts Newbury fire crew cuts

Union blasts Newbury fire crew cuts

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service agreed £1.4m front line service cuts last night (Thursday) THE FIRE Brigades Union (FBU) has blasted Royal Berkshire…


U-turn on forest sell-off is welcomed

U-turn on forest sell-off is welcomed

They are right not to go ahead with this, says Beenham community wood manager over Government decision to ditch policy A MAN responsible for running a…


Anger mounts over threat to youth services

Anger mounts over threat to youth services

Second crisis meeting is planned to tackle cuts AROUND 150 indignant people attended a crisis meeting over the future of Hungerford's threatened youth…


Blues may give league debut to 18-year-old

Blues may give league debut to 18-year-old

Myles Roberts Bailey could make his bow against Clifton on Saturday after impressing in a cup match last week NEWBURY BLUES may give flying winger Myles…


Catch them young

Catch them young

Sam Sampson's remit is to make learning an integral part of the Corn Exchange progamme Sam Sampson has been at the Corn Exchange learning manager…


Controversy continues over royal wedding gift idea

Controversy continues over royal wedding gift idea

West Berkshire organisations continue to be split on the idea of sending a gift to Prince William and Kate Middleton AS plans for the royal wedding get…


Crunch decision due on council budget

Crunch decision due on council budget

West Berkshire Council will meet tonight (Thursday) to discuss and agree its 2011-12 budget FIVE youth centres are to close and bus fare schemes are to…


Gymnasts compete to qualify in county finals

Gymnasts compete to qualify in county finals

Pupils in West Berkshire are today (Thursday) competing in the Key Steps Gymnastics Competition PUPILS from local schools taking part in a gymnastics…


Jail for serial sex offender

Jail for serial sex offender

Justice finally caught up with a West Berkshire man last Friday - 28 years after he attacked a woman in Basingstoke A SERIAL sex offender from West Berkshire…


Key game for Hungerford in play-off race

Key game for Hungerford in play-off race

Hungerford host Almondsbury Town on Saturday - a team they trail by five points with two games in hand HUNGERFORD TOWN take on Almondsbury Town at Bulpit…


Motorists endured rush hour traffic jams

Motorists endured rush hour traffic jams

Two accidents this morning (Thursday) caused traffic to build up on the Theale Bypass and A339 near Newtown TWO accidents this morning (Thursday) caused…


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