• Donnington Grove

Stronghold – Fighting Organised Crime in Partnership

What is Stronghold? Stronghold is Thames Valley Police making a commitment to seeing a reduction in levels of serious and organised crime in our region. Working closely with our partners in the local authority, social services and the other emergency services, we aim to achieve better knowledge sharing and suitable resourcing to disrupt and prevent […]

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Working Styles

With technology and working styles evolving, so too are offices. To be fit for the future, offices must become spaces focused on human interaction and flexibility.
Offices are changing, but they are s …

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Apprenticeship Week ( March 5th – 9th )

There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice or start an apprenticeship.
491,300 Apprenticeship starts in the 2016 to 2017 academic year.
121,250 Apprenticeship starts were under 19.
23, …

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The magical world of books

Can books really improve your life?
According to Guinness World Records, the Bible is the best-selling book of all time with over 5 billion copies sold and distributed.
Many people perceive reading as …

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What is Modern Slavery?

Modern slavery is the illegal exploitation of people for personal or commercial gain. It covers a wide range of abuse and exploitation including sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, forced labour, …

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Red or White

Experts who examined in detail the social habits of wine drinkers found their lifestyles really can be generalised according to their preferred wine colour.
Those who drink red wine are also more like …

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Sugar

Why should we reduce our sugar intake?
Experts suggest that no more than 10 percent of the total daily caloric intake should come from added sugars.
But sugar is not the bad guy we all think of it to …

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Shrove Tuesday Tues 13th Feb

Shrove Tuesday is a day in February or March preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In other countries it is called Mardi Gras, t …

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Raynaud’s Awareness Month

What is Raynaud’s?
Do your hands, fingers or toes ever look white or blueish/ purple?
1 in 6 people in the UK live with Raynaud’s, a condition that affects the blood supply to certain part …

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Honeymoon

Digital detoxing
Imagine a week with no interruptions from phones, social media, office emails, even television; it’s just you, your partner and each other’s company.
If this sounds like t …

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Hair Styles in Tudor Times

As in any other court, the fashion was decided by the Queen. When it came to the hair styles of the Tudors, the styles changed as often as Henry VIII’s wives.
Long, flat hair
Most women of the T …

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Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that causes harm to an individual, to their community or to their environment. This could be an action by someone that leaves you fee …

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Thatcham at War

At the start of the First World War, the population of Thatcham was about 3,000 people. Thatcham was going through its own period of change, a new school, the Council School (Francis Baily School), wa …

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West Berkshire scoops International Road Safety Award

Safer Roads Berkshire has received the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for its DriveStart programme.
Cheryl Evans, West Berkshire Council’s Senior Road Safety Officer, collected the …

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Police Advice

Make Some New Years’ Resolutions with Crime Prevention in Mind!
Many people like to make resolutions for the upcoming year. Why not make some resolutions for 2018 from a Crime Prevention perspective …

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Thatcham House

Thatcham House is one of the hidden architectural and historical gems in Thatcham. Located in Turners Drive, in Station Road, it was built c. 1869 for Reverend Hezekiah Martin, who was vicar of Thatch …

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Festive Wellbeing

Christmas can be stressful, but doesn’t have to be. Here are our tips to a relaxing, enjoyable festive season.
Stay Hydrated:
Between bucks fizz’s, mulled wines, festive cocktails and all the …

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Christmas Drink Driving Campaign

In the last 50 years, road casualties caused by drink driving have fallen dramatically, but there were still a large number of deaths due to drink driving. By drinking and driving, you risk your life, …

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Discover. . . Donnington Grove

Firstly – just wow! How fast has this year gone?
Thank goodness for the phrase, “Time flies when you are having fun”.
It will be almost six years since I joined Donnington Grove and …

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Dunstan House

Thatcham has been owned by many notable people although none have had a Manor house or lived in Thatcham, that is until 1722 AD.
Thatcham Manor was sold by the crown to the Duke of Chandos, who in …

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