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Almost half of Brits worry their water supply is contaminated!

Almost half of Brits worry their water supply is contaminated Cardiff, Wales, June 6, 2018 – One-in-two Britons (49.2%) worry their tap drinking water contains contaminants like lead, bacteria, carcinogens, and micro-plastic particles, according to a new survey* from Bluewater, a global leader in water purification solutions. In addition, over 47 percent of respondents said they actively […]

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Beer and real ale

Beer is the oldest recorded recipe in the world. The ancient Egyptians first documented the brewing process on papyrus scrolls around 5,000 B.C.
These first beers were brewed with things like dates, p …

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Our mission: to build a UK where alcohol causes no serious harm

Every hour someone in the UK dies as a result of alcohol.
You may know us as the charity behind Dry January
We are a new, major national charity formed in April 2017 from the merger of two established …

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Get fit for free at Blossom’s Field, Wash Common!

Newbury Town Council has installed a range of outdoor gym equipment at Blossom’s Field in Wash Common which is available for anyone to use free of charge. 
The Mayor of Newbury, Cllr Margo Payn …

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Southern Hairdresser Of The Year

Southern Hairdresser Of The Year Finalist
Krysia Eddery, Owner Of Perfectly Posh Hair In Hungerford Finalises For Prestigious Title
 
Hungerford business woman, Krysia Eddery, has been recognised …

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Improvements for A4 cycle route

More improvements for A4 cycle route
A project to improve the cycle and pedestrian facilities between Newbury and Thatcham is well under way. 
Route NCN 422 forms part of the Newbury Vision …

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Police Advice – Drug Driving

It is against the law to drive under the influence of illegal drugs, or if you have certain drugs above a specified level in your blood.
Similar to drink driving, the police have a roadside test that …

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96% of local food businesses hold Food Hygiene Rating 3 or above

Public Protection Partnership shines a light on Food Safety.
Food Hygiene Rating sticker
As part of National Food Safety Week (4 -10 June 2018), the Public Protection Partnership (PPP) which delivers …

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Cyclo-Cross

Local bike shop, Banjo Cycles together with the Newbury Specialized Concept Store and local custom cycle component company, RaceWare Direct will be sponsoring a new youth cyclo-cross development team …

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CyclingFacts

1. The word ‘bicycle’ was not coined until the 1860s. The first constructed bike was almost entirely made of wood and several thousand copies were built and used.
2. You can fit about 15 b …

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All things summer

With summer fast approaching us it is a fantastic time to get out and seek the many benefits that arise from outdoor activities. Whether it’s for health and fitness or a good reason to spend time wi …

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Superfat Dad to the Double Ironman Granddad who is opening a “Superfit Bootcamp” in Newbury

When Jason Briley crossed the finish line of his first Iron Man competition in 2010, he was celebrating much more than the completion of one of the toughest endurance races in the world.
The then 38-y …

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New youth cyclo-cross development team launches at banjo summer cyclo-cross

Local bike shop, Banjo Cycles together with the Newbury Specialized Concept Store and local custom cycle component company, RaceWare Direct will be sponsoring a new youth cyclo-cross development team …

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Noisy neighbours and barking dogs are driving us out of our homes

One in six Britons says that noise pollution has forced them to move home, it has been revealed.
And there are growing fears that with so many people suffering from a disrupted night’s sleep, we are …

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West Berkshire Council appoints Mental Health Champion.

Councillor Richard Somner has been chosen as West Berkshire Council’s new Mental Health Champion.
 

At West Berkshire Council’s Annual Council meeting this month, Councillor Somner was app …

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Hearing Aids

The models available nowadays are a great improvement on those used in the past. They’re smaller and neater, and they work better too.
The earlier you get them, the more you’ll get out of …

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Bluebird Care Newbury supporting Stroke Association

This May Bluebird Care Newbury is supporting the Stroke Association’s annual stroke awareness month, Make May Purple.
The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity who strongly believe …

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Anyone for golf?

Preventing Low Back Pain
As with so many health conditions, a little effort to prevent back injury and low back pain goes a long way. There are three key areas of prevention; warm-up, swing and carryi …

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National Smile Month

14th May – 14th June
National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health.
Together, with thousands of individuals and organisations, National Smil …

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Smile Facts

Did you know?
1. Smiling is contagious.
2. Smiling is like medicine. Genuine smiles, where you smile big enough to squint your eyes, boosts your immune system by decreasing cortisol in you body.
3. Sm …

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