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National Apprenticeship Week 2019

Blazing a Trail with National Apprenticeship Week 2019 ‘Blaze a Trail’ will be the theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2019 (NAW 2019), Apprenticeships and Skills minister Anne Milton announced today (13 December). Published 13 December 2018 From: Education and Skills Funding Agency The 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week, which will run from 4 to 8 March […]

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What to eat to boost immunity

Do people who eat healthier actually get sick less?
Those who eat more fruits and vegetables appear to have a lower risk of getting an upper respiratory tract infection like the common cold, whether t …

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The Benefits of Volunteering

new people and socialise whilst keeping active. It allows you to connect with your community and make it a better place.
It can also be of great benefit to you, allowing you to gain career experience, …

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The Warren Pre-school

The Warren Pre-school is situated in the heart of Bishops Green, an upcoming, thriving, rural community.
Having been in existence for over 30 years our team comes with a wealth of knowledge and experi …

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We will remember 1981- 2018

At the start of 1918, Germany was in a strong position and expected to win the war. Russia had already left the year before which made Germany even stronger.
Germany launched the ‘Michael Offens …

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Interesting Barber Facts

Here are some interesting facts about barbers that will make you appreciate them for more than just their ability to cut hair!
n Barber is derived from “barba” in Latin, which means beard.
n Barbe …

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Men’s health is in trouble…

Men’s health is in trouble
All around the world, fathers, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young, before their time and for no goo …

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Festival of Engineering

As part of the Thames Valley corridor, West Berkshire is a thriving place for companies in the engineering sector and with that comes an ever-increasing need for people with expertise in science, tech …

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Castle School celebrate new learning space

The Castle School in Newbury celebrated the completion of a new build and refurbishment project that has significantly improved their learning space today.
The £864,470 project, funded by West Berksh …

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Professional help and advice for Community

Basingstoke Voluntary Action Group Development Team
Starting up a new Charity/Group?
We can guide you through the process to ensure that new groups are fully aware of governance requirements.
Looking …

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WB Heritage marks the end of the WW1

This autumn West Berkshire Heritage will be presenting a series of events and activities to mark the centenary of the Armistice at the end of the First World War.
A new exhibition ‘How We Remember …

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WB Smokers Encouraged to Take Part in Stoptober

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP), which delivers Trading Standards, Environmental Health and Licensing services across Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire and Wokingham, is inviting smokers in Wes …

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Crookham Manor

At the time of the Norman Conquest Crookham was owned by Alwi Ceuresbert and according to the Domesday record consisted of just three households.
By c.1125 the manor had been granted to the newly form …

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Castle School celebrate improved learning space

MEDIA PHOTOCALL at 9.30 am on Monday 15 October at The Castle School, Love Lane, Newbury RG14 2JG
The Castle School in Newbury is celebrating completion of a new build and refurbishment project t …

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New Zebra’s for John Rankin Schools

West Berkshire Council has worked in partnership with John Rankin Schools in Newbury to deliver two new zebra crossings.
When the schools found themselves without a crossing patroller, the council’s …

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Mayor’s appeal to WW1 servicemen’s descendants

Descendants of Basingstoke serviceman who died in the First World War are being sought to commemorate the Armistice Day centenary in the borough.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is looking for p …

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Chamberhouse Mill,Thatcham

Chamberhouse Mill stands as a possible contender as one of the two doomsday mills of Thatcham and was originally part of Crookham.
The mill, a working grist (corn) mill, was granted to Thomas Street i …

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Best ever GCSE results year for West Berkshire!

West Berkshire has seen their best ever result for combined English and Maths, which is the standard comparator measure in England
72% of our pupils have achieved at least a score of 4 in English and …

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Outstanding A-Level results for West Berkshire

West Berkshire students have celebrated an outstanding set of A-level results. 
 
In this second year of the more rigourous reformed A-levels, 78% were awarded the higher A*-C grade, an impr …

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Darwin portrait found in thrift store goes on sale on eBay

A library and information science student finds a 19th century original art drawing in a thrift-store and believes it may be a portrait of English naturalist, Charles Darwin

West Palm Beach, FL – W …

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