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  • Greenham Parish Council object to plans for new...
    Posted on 25th March 2017 at 6:50 am

    THE application for a new primary school in south Newbury is a way to “ease in” plans for the 2,000-home Sandleford Park development, say Greenham  parish councillors. Members of the council said that plans to build the 210-place primary school should be rejected on that basis. If Read more →

  • West Ilsley man to tackle Mount Everest
    Posted on 25th March 2017 at 6:50 am

    A WEST Ilsley man is preparing to climb the 5,364 metres to the Mount Everest base camp in order to raise money for the Help for Heroes charity. James Smith, 36, who has already climbed mountains in the UK – including the Three Peaks Challenge – will set out in November as part of Read more →

  • Highclere villagers demand answers over water...
    Posted on 25th March 2017 at 6:50 am

    LONG-suffering Highclere residents are demanding answers over water mains works which have dragged on for five months. Highclere villager Kevin Pearson said he and many others were tired of the “massive disruption” that had ensued since Southern Water contractors started to lay the new Read more →

  • Gorgeous golden labrador seeking new home
    Posted on 25th March 2017 at 6:50 am

    A GORGEOUS golden labrador who is heaps of fun is seeking a new owner.  Two-year-old Mavis enjoys playing and running about. Mavis is looking for a patient owner who has plenty of time to dedicate to supporting her with positive reward-based training. Nicki Barrow, Rehoming Centre manager at Read more →

  • Two instances of fraud reported in Thatcham
    Posted on 24th March 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after two incidents of attempted fraud in Thatcham. On 16 March, two separate victims; one a 67 year-old woman from Coombe Court and the other a 45 year-old woman from Hollywell Court, received phone calls from people identifying themselves as being Read more →

  • Vicious attack in Newbury - police appeal for help
    Posted on 24th March 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses or information following an incident of grievous bodily harm in Newbury last Thursday afternoon, March 16. At around 2.45pm, a man in his forties was in Bartholomew Street when he was approached by a group of unknown males. One of the males then punc Read more →

  • Planned road closures across the district
    Posted on 24th March 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Planned road closures and roadworks across the district in the coming weeks.   Byway BUCK/11/1 and BUCK/11/2 in Bucklebury are both currently closed to all users while assessments and repairs are carried out to the surface. Byway BUCK/99/2 and BUCK/99/1 which intersect this closure will remain Read more →

  • Two lorries and a car involved in M4 collision
    Posted on 23rd March 2017 at 11:31 am

    THE M4 near Hungerford was the scene of a collision involving two lorries and a car during the early hours of this morning (Thursday). Following a call at 4.04am, several fire engines were sent to the M4 eastbound between Membury Services and junction 14/Shefford Woodlands, following a collision inv Read more →

  • Disruption to rail services looming on Sunday
    Posted on 23rd March 2017 at 6:50 am

    DISRUPTION to rail services between Reading and London Paddington is looming on Sunday. Works will see Network Rail complete the electrification of 12 miles of track west of London, prior to Great Western Railway introducing new electric services between Maidenhead and London Paddington in May and n Read more →

  • In this week's Newbury Weekly News......
    Posted on 23rd March 2017 at 6:50 am

    IN this week’s Newbury Weekly News, hundreds of homes are to be built near Vodafone's HQ because of delays to the Sandleford Park development. In other news, there's been an update on Donald Trump being asked to help the Greenham control tower project.  Also this week, work to Read more →