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An Easter Walk of Witness will take place through Tadley today (Fri).
Meet at 9.15am at the Tadley United Reformed Church, 7, Malthiouse Lane, for an open bible reading, hymn and prayer, with further readings, hymns and prayers along the way to St Michael’s Church, Bishopswood Road, for united worship at 11am, led by Fr Patrick Tansey.
Also today, Lambourn is preparing for its big day in the sun - the Betfair Open Day.
Organising committee chairman Mark Smyly said: “Our hopes are high for good weather and the highlight this year is the Musical Ride of The Household Cavalry - it’s spectacular.”
Another highlight at the open day will be big names such as former National Hunt Champion Jockey John Francome, Jamie Osborne, Noel Fehily and AP McCoy taking on the soldiers from the Household Cavalry in the show jumping.
From 8.30am top 1pm the yards will be open as usual and a main attraction this year is sure to be Kauto Star, widely considered to be one of the greatest steeplechasers of all time, who will be stabled at Oliver Sherwood’s yard.
Afternoon arena attractions begin at 1pm. Entry costs £12 or £6 after 1pm.
Beale Park is hosting Easter egg hunts every day until April 22.
Children and parents alike can complete the Easter trail through the park’s grounds with the chance to dig for a chocolate egg on completion.
Entry costs 50p and the event runs daily between 10am and 4pm.


An afternoon of cream tea is on the agenda at Hethertons King’s Coffee House, Newbury, as it hosts Amy’s tea party from 3pm.
Guests can dine al fresco as its outdoor seating area opens, and a guitarist will be on hand to entertain.
It forms part of the bakery’s fundraising feat for West Berkshire charity Swings and Smiles, and a donation will be made for every cream tea sold that afternoon.
Sport today will be Hungerford versus Hemel Hempstead at Bulpit Lane.


Cobbs Farm, Hungerford, is getting into the spirit of all thing’s Easter today and is inviting young and old to hunt for one of 100 chocolate eggs hidden in its gardens.
The hunt will kick start at 1pm and is suitable for small children.
Newbury Food Festival is on today and tomorrow with more than 65 food, drink and craft stalls on offer.
There will also be children’s crafts and attractions for all.
This is free to the public and features attractions for all the family with a diversity of food and drink offers representing the best of local produce and producers.
It takes place in the town centre, Northbrook Street and Batholomew street.
A human fly on the wall competition is part of the Easter fun at a Tadley pub today, in aid of a Tadley family’s continued Greek legal battle.
The Fox and Hounds pub, in Mulfords Hill, is hosting the family fun day in aid of the Out of the Blue campaign, in support of the Sebbage family’s fight for justice for the late Robert Sebbage.
From 12pm to 6pm, attractions include: an Easter bonnet competition, Easter egg hunt, bouncy castle, name the chick, glitter tattoos, a giant slide, face painting and other games.
There will also be an Easter egg hunt at the grounds of Highclere Castle, to raise funds for a local children’s hospice.
The Easter egg hunt and family fun day supports the charity Naomi House Children’s Hospice and Jack’s Place in Sutton Scotney, with an Easter egg hunt in the scenic grounds and chocolate egg for all participating children.
The Countess of Carnarvon will judge an Easter bonnet competition, before presenting prizes, with other attractions including baby animals, birds of prey, live music, tombola, raffle, fairground rides and vintage cars.
From 11am to 4pm, entry £5 per person, including Easter egg hunt and entry to the grounds, Under two’s free.
Newbury Framers Market and Inkpen village markets are also on today.



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