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Steps to prepare 5 your car for winter

Plummeting temperatures and poor weather mean the number of breakdowns are likely to increase throughout the winter months. So before the worst winter weather takes hold, here are our top tips for basic motor maintenance that will see you through to spring. 1. Get your car serviced If your car is due a service, get […]

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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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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 to …

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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 stone …

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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 …

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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 S. LeJeu …

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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 House, …

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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 sixth …

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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 home be …

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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.
Wha …

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50th Defibrillator

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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 worked …

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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 …

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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 and …

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