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Theale railway station set for major upgrade

Theale railway station set for major upgrade

Theale railway station set for major upgrade

Disruption expected during the works, but platform access will be maintained Theale railway station will get a major upgrade this year. The works will…


Streatley Primary School wins West Berkshire Council wellbeing award

Streatley Primary School wins West Berkshire Council wellbeing award

Streatley Primary School wins West Berkshire Council wellbeing award

Daily Mile initiative inspired staff and students to get active Streatley Primary School has been awarded a prestigious health and wellbeing award. West…


West Berkshire couple celebrate diamond wedding

West Berkshire couple celebrate diamond wedding

West Berkshire couple celebrate diamond wedding

Fred and Barbara Simmons - of Compton - have been married 60 years A married couple from Compton have celebrated their diamond wedding. Fred and Barbara…


Reading Magistrates' Court: Man accused of imprisoning Thatcham victim

Reading Magistrates' Court: Man accused of imprisoning Thatcham victim

Reading Magistrates' Court: Man accused of imprisoning Thatcham victim

Defendant denies assaulting a captive A MAN has been accused of keeping a woman prisoner and subjecting her to repeated assaults. Her alleged attacker…


'Topping out' milestone for West Berkshire fire station

'Topping out' milestone for West Berkshire fire station

'Topping out' milestone for West Berkshire fire station

Commemorative tree was placed temporarily at top of structure Emergency services have celebrated a milestone in the construction of Theale Community Fire…


Union condemns West Berkshire tile factory sackings

Union condemns West Berkshire tile factory sackings

Union condemns West Berkshire tile factory sackings

Three GMB members have been sacked by Marley Tiles A trade union has condemned the sacking of workers at the Marley Tiles plant in Beenham. Strike action…


Public consultation on Theale 'active' lane proposal

Public consultation on Theale 'active' lane proposal

Public consultation on Theale 'active' lane proposal

Pilot scheme would see lane shut to motor vehicle traffic Deadman's Lane in Theale is among the roads identified by West Berkshire Council for conversion…


West Berkshire girl's fundraiser for Welford and Wickham Primary School

West Berkshire girl's fundraiser for Welford and Wickham Primary School

West Berkshire girl's fundraiser for Welford and Wickham Primary School

Nine-year-old Lara Wilson has raised over £1,000 via 50k walk A Boxford girl has walked 50km to raise money for her school and has already beaten her…


West Berkshire distillery's gin named best in England

West Berkshire distillery's gin named best in England

West Berkshire distillery's gin named best in England

Hawkridge – based in Compton – netted four titles in the World Gin Awards A distillery based in the village of Compton has netted a flurry of awards in…


West Berkshire 'wee libraries' bring village cheer in tough times

West Berkshire 'wee libraries' bring village cheer in tough times

West Berkshire 'wee libraries' bring village cheer in tough times

Compton 98-year-old's carpentry skills put to good use with community book boxes A 98-year-old from Compton has been brightening up the village with his…


West Berkshire gin company hopeful for post-pandemic boom

West Berkshire gin company hopeful for post-pandemic boom

West Berkshire gin company hopeful for post-pandemic boom

Hawkridge – based in Compton – manufactured hand sanitiser over lockdown Hawkridge Distillers, a gin firm based in the village of Compton, has found renewed…


Appeal for Theale car showroom plans

Appeal for Theale car showroom plans

Appeal for Theale car showroom plans

Scheme had been rejected despite council officers' recommendation for approval A developer who sought permission to convert a Theale car showroom into…


East Ilsley given green light for memorial restoration

East Ilsley given green light for memorial restoration

East Ilsley given green light for memorial restoration

Plaque commemorates local man who died in First World War East Ilsley Parish Council has secured a grant to finance the restoration of a recently-salvaged…


Chaddleworth woman's search for missing hawk

Chaddleworth woman's search for missing hawk

Chaddleworth woman's search for missing hawk

Beau has been missing since January 23 A Chaddleworth woman is appealing to the public following the disappearance of her Harris's hawk almost three weeks…


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