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  • Woman thrown into air after shock from power...
    Posted on 20th February 2017 at 4:06 pm

    A WOMAN was thrown into the air and suffered burns after a shock from power lines in an A339 incident near Kingsclere this morning (Monday). South Central Ambulance Service spokesman David Gallagher said they were called at 8.35am to an incident in a layby off the A339 at Pitchorn Farm, in Newbury R Read more →

  • M4 Newbury to Theale lorry fluid leak
    Posted on 20th February 2017 at 3:24 pm

    FIREFIGHTERS were called to the M4 between Newbury and Theale this afternoon (Mon) after diesel leaked from a lorry. Two pumps from Newbury Fire Station were called at 2.22pm to the M4 eastbound between junctions 13 and 12, due to an diesel leaking on the carriageway from a lorry. Firefighters stemm Read more →

  • Drivers advised to be aware of road closures...
    Posted on 20th February 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Major routes through West Berkshire will be closed over night this week. Resurfacing and bridge work on the M4 between junctions 12 Theale to 13 Chieveley will the westbound carriageway closed between 10pm and 6am, from Thursday, February 23 for two nights. In addition, work to refurbish Read more →

  • Woman thrown into air after shock from power...
    Posted on 20th February 2017 at 2:54 pm

    A WOMAN was thrown into the air and suffered burns after a shock from power lines in an A339 incident near Kingsclere this morning (Mon). South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) spokesman David Gallagher said they were called at 8.35am to an incident in a layby off the A339 at Pitchorn Farm, in Newbu Read more →

  • Firefighters from two counties at Thatcham house...
    Posted on 20th February 2017 at 10:28 am

    FIREFIGHTERS from two counties tackled a Thatcham house fire yesterday (Sun) evening. One pump from Newbury, one from Dee Road Fire Station in Tilehurst and a further two fire engines from Hampshire were called at 7.06pm to a house in Beech Walk. No-one was hurt. Two firefighters wearing breathing a Read more →

  • Drivers' lucky escape after head-on Greenham...
    Posted on 20th February 2017 at 10:00 am

    TWO drivers had a lucky escape yesterday (Sun) evening after a head on collision in Greenham, which forced a road closure. The incident was the fourth accident on the same road in three months - and the second in four days - all potentially serious. Two pumps from Newbury Fire Station were called at Read more →

  • Thatcham Park children to take centre stage
    Posted on 20th February 2017 at 6:50 am

    THATCHAM Park Primary School has unveiled an outdoor stage and amphitheatre which can accommodate at least 60 children. The facility aims to promote interaction and learning and parents played their part in getting it funded. Pupils can also show off their musical talents, as instruments have been Read more →

  • More homes put forward for Greenham
    Posted on 20th February 2017 at 6:50 am

    GREENHAM’S green gap could shrink even further as plans for 71 homes in the parish have been submitted. David Wilson Homes has applied to build the properties opposite the former Greenacre leisure centre in Greenham Road. Twenty-eight of the homes (40 per cent) will be affordable and 189 car Read more →

  • Another two West Berkshire pubs set to make way...
    Posted on 20th February 2017 at 6:50 am

    ANOTHER two historic West Berkshire pubs look set to make way for housing. Plans have recently been approved to turn the Lord Lyon in Stockcross into nine apartments (four one-bedroom and five two-bedroom) with a total of 16 parking spaces. The application says: “Despite its external Read more →

  • Woman used wheelchair to shoplift
    Posted on 20th February 2017 at 6:50 am

    A NEWBURY woman used her apparent disability in order to shoplift hundreds of pounds worth of Christmas gifts. Tina Marie Benson and two accomplices raided the Boots store at the Newbury Retail Park in Pinchington Lane, stuffing expensive toiletries under her wheelchair blanket. On Thursday, Februar Read more →