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Greenham Trust award Robert Sandilands £500 for stepping up for good

Robert Sandilands Primary School have been presented with a cheque for £500 following their participation in Greenham Trust’s Step Up 4 Good 2017 running event. They have chosen to put the funds towards new school playground equipment. The sum was awarded by Greenham Trust who welcomed almost 400 local students to its event on Sunday […]


Thatcham Church

It is believed that a place of worship was erected on the site of St. Mary’s church during the 7th century AD.

This would have been a wooden structure and was replaced with a small Norman ston …


Road safety week

Driving is unpredictable and if something unexpected happens on the road ahead – such as a child stepping out from between parked cars – it is a driver’s speed that will determine whether they c …


Eli S. LeJeune

An Author from Reading has Written a Book about the Science Behind the Creation of the Planet, and How Spirituality is the Key in an Age of Science and Technology.


Berkshire author Eli …


Newbury Schools in heated debates?

Newbury Town Council is delighted that the town’s sixth form schools have agreed to take part in their Debating Competition during the Council’s Local Democracy Week programme.


Park H …


The search is on for our Champions!

The EBP (Education Business Partnership) are starting the search for their team of ‘Champions of Enterprise’ 2017 Winners!


This interschool challenge starts next month where teams of …


Police advice – Forward thinking to keep your home safe as the clocks go back

There are traditionally more opportunist burglaries at this time of year so it makes sense to review the security of your home.

Burglary Prevention Tips:

You can help reduce the chance of your h …


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year, Breast Cancer Care is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the pink ribbon, a powerful symbol for millions of people affected by the disease.


50th Defibrillator


Whilst many have been enjoying their summer, away on holidays and so forth the Heartstart Thatcham team have been busy supplying and organising placement of defibrillators. The team have wor …


Getting Theale Green into Tech

July saw the exciting final of Education Business Partnership’s (EBP) three-day programme where they joined Westcoast, one of the UK’s largest IT distributers, at Theale Green School to engage wit …


Top tips to avoid online scams

Online scams are schemes to con you out of your money using your computer and the internet, either through fake websites or emails. Here are ways you can protect yourself.

To protect your identity …


Roald Dahl Day – 13th September

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and a medical inventor

He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and a treasury of original, evergr …


Thatcham Historical Society

In the beginning
There have been Palaeolithic, old stone age axes found in the area but the first settlement dates to about 10,000 years ago during the Mesolithic period, middle stone age. A series o …


Stranger Danger

If you have a peephole, use it to vet any callers.

If you don’t have a peephole use a chain. A door chain is very useful for elderly people. Have one fitted and use it.  Never let strangers into …


World Alzheimers Month

Two out of every three people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.  The impact of World Alzheimer’s Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinf …


Call for exhibitors for the 2017 West Berkshire Work and Careers Fair

29 August 2017, Newbury, Berkshire – West Berkshire Skills and Enterprise Partnership invites local businesses and organisations to take part in this year’s West Berkshire Work and Careers Fair ta …


Journey far and wide with Hungerford’s Literary Festival

Friday, 13 October to Sunday, 15 October 2017


This year’s Hungerford Literary Festival, which runs from 13 to 15 October, is inspired by the theme of Journeys.

Emma Milne-White who curat …


Politicians, Journalists, Historians, Peace Protesters and Local People Feature in a Series of Four Fascinating Talks Linked to Greenham: One Hundred Years of War and Peace.

The fascinating and at times turbulent history of Greenham Common will be explored during a series of five talks linked to the large-scale, outdoor community arts event Greenham: One Hundred Years of …


Lego at Marwell

Visitors to Marwell Zoo this summer can enjoy seeing an additional 81 animals this summer – only these ones are amazing LEGO sculptures.
Bordon-based LEGO building company Bright Bricks used over t …


Back to school

Remove morning madness:
Each evening, think ahead to the following morning; where can you lighten the load? Set the breakfast table as you clear the dinner dishes, and make sure breakfast foods are e …