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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 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 of …

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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 yo …

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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 …

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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 curates the fe …

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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 …

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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 tw …

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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 ea …

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Police Advice

Road safety
Collisions on the road are one of the leading causes of death in the UK. Many of these incidents could easily be prevented by driving more safely. Driving safely is your responsibility. Ba …

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Newbury College’s longest servicing principal announces retirement

Newbury College’s longest servicing principal announces retirement
25 July 2017, Newbury, Berkshire – Dr Anne Murdoch, OBE, who has been Principal and CEO of Newbury College for 16 years, recently …

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Newbury College ‘good’ OFSTED rating

Newbury College maintains ‘good’ OFSTED rating after inspection and is commended for improving the quality of its provision
29 June 2017, Newbury, Berkshire – In a recent short inspection by OFS …

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Film & Music Professionals advise NewVIc Performing Arts Students

Established Film & Music Professionals advise NewVIc Performing Arts Students
 On June 6th the Production and performing Arts students presented their final film/video projects to an industry pan …

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Student entrepreneur shortlisted for national sustainability award

Student entrepreneur shortlisted for national sustainability award for inventing innovative solar charger

This week student inventor and entrepreneur Feyi Ogunyeye, has been shortlisted for the Shell …

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Coping with Exams

Exam is like a milestone in your course of life. At the exam you have a chance to show people and yourself what you have learnt and what skills you have acquired.
Exams test many qualities at a time & …

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Business students visit Germany for a business and cultural exchange

22 vocational business students spent five days in Germany as part of an exchange visit. Students spent time learning about production, environmentally friendly policies and Corporate Social Responsib …

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World Braille Day

World Braille day is celebrated on 4th January each year. It marks the birthday of the inventor of the tactile code, Louis Braille. The day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of issues facing …

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Helping Young People Choose their Destination in Life

We often hear how businesses say that they can’t attract the right talent, even at entry level, so not surprising that businesses are looking at overseas talent. And of course, we don’t really kno …

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Two Newbury College Mechanical Engineering Students Win Prestigious IED Prize

October 10, 2016, Newbury, Berkshire – Newbury College HNC students, George Collins and Christopher Prozzo, have both been awarded the Institute of Engineering Designers (IED) annual student award f …

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96% Boost in Children’s Self-Confidence Thanks to Reading Mentors

Berkshire charity ABC to Read has released its annual statistics for 2015/2016, reporting an impressive 96% boost in self-confidence in the primary school children it works with, thanks to one-to-on …

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Cultivate 2016

Three young entrepreneurs from local West Berkshire schools have won Awards for innovative business ideas.
This year’s Cultivate competition awarded the prizes on 14th July. The event, hosted by Bay …

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