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Blown away by Beenham Wind

Blown away by Beenham Wind

Beenham Wind Orchestra Spring Concert: A Tribute to the Natural World reviewed by Ray Wilton.


Behold Ye Ramblers tells the stories of two late Victorian and early Edwardian campaigners for socialism

Behold Ye Ramblers tells the stories of two late Victorian and early Edwardian campaigners for socialism

Stories of founder of socialist newspaper The Clarion, Robert Blatchford, and Sheffield conductor and Clarion activist GHB Ward.


Popular country fair returns next month

Popular country fair returns next month

Preparations are in full swing for the 2024 Hannington Country Fair which takes place next month.


Council congratulates its local stars

Council congratulates its local stars

Thatcham Town Council has announced it winners of the community awards.


Spending more than a penny – West Berkshire puts in portable toilets for sewage ridden villages

Spending more than a penny – West Berkshire puts in portable toilets for sewage ridden villages

Thames Water is likely to get away without paying thousands of pounds to West Berkshire for portable toilets.


GALLERY: The Northern Lights over Newbury

GALLERY: The Northern Lights over Newbury

The Northern Lights made a rare appearance across the UK last night, and sky watchers in Newbury were fascinated by the astral phenomenon.


Charity and restaurant partner for dinner with a difference

Charity and restaurant partner for dinner with a difference

As part of its summer fundraising programme, Thatcham charity Swings & Smiles is partnering with The Woodspeen for a dinner with a difference.


Road in Thatcham to close for resurfacing

Road in Thatcham to close for resurfacing

A road in Thatcham will be closed this month.


Fanny: rehearsal shots released for Watermill’s world premiere

Fanny: rehearsal shots released for Watermill’s world premiere

Audiences will love this hilarious new play inspired by the remarkable truth of who actually composed Felix Mendelssohn’s greatest hits.


Back in the day

Back in the day

We delve into our archives to see what was going on 10 years ago, 25 years ago and 50 years ago this week.


Protest and prevent

Protest and prevent

Language broadcast online unedited in the heat of the moment could constitute a ‘pre-crime’ worthy of an arrest.


The Woodspeen ranks high in Good Food Guide Best Local Restaurants

The Woodspeen ranks high in Good Food Guide Best Local Restaurants

Halfway through voting, The Good Food Guide has released 16 frontrunners in its Best Local Restaurants Awards — and a Newbury one is top of the list.


A34 shut this weekend for resurfacing

A34 shut this weekend for resurfacing

Part of the A34 through West Berkshire will be closed this weekend.


Blood pressure monitors can now be borrowed from libraries

Blood pressure monitors can now be borrowed from libraries

Hampshire residents can now borrow blood pressure monitors from their local library, alongside books and magazines.


TikTok star hosting Newbury café challenge completion party

TikTok star hosting Newbury café challenge completion party

A social media influencer is on the cusp of completing his charitable 30-day challenge of turning a vacant unit into a thriving café with only £300.


Community holds 40th annual Mayfayre

Community holds 40th annual Mayfayre

Bradfield held its 40th annual Mayfare on the bank holiday weekend.


Super Luke Leeds the way

Super Luke Leeds the way

Luke Humphries celebrated his fourth nightly win of the 2024 BetMGM Premier League in Leeds.


New application made for five Hambridge chalets whilst appeal for nine chalets still up in the air

New application made for five Hambridge chalets whilst appeal for nine chalets still up in the air

An application for five chalets at Hambridge Lake has been submitted to West Berkshire Council.


Family heirloom linked to 1953 flood fixed at repair café

Family heirloom linked to 1953 flood fixed at repair café

A broken antique phonograph and family heirloom rescued from a flooded island over 70 years ago has been repaired at a local repair café.


School launches programme to encourage pupils to become journalists

School launches programme to encourage pupils to become journalists

A federation of two Woolton Hill junior schools has launched a programme that encourages its older pupils to become news reporters.


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