• Donnington Grove

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 makes it easier to detect those who are driving under the influence of illegal drugs. Officers can test […]

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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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The gift of Independence

The Guide Dogs story started in 1931 with two amazing British pioneers, Muriel Crooke and Rosamund Bond. These remarkable women organised the training of the first four British guide dogs from a humbl …

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New Bluebird Care Hub opens in Kingsclere

Home and Live In Care providers, Bluebird Care Hook & Kingsclere and Bluebird Care Newbury, are launching their new Bluebird Care Hub to provide information and resources relating to adult social …

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Your holiday tan awaits

With the promise of Summer on the way, many of us are perusing the latest holiday bargains online, dreaming of jetting off to faraway lands and reacquainting with the gym in preparation for the impend …

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Research & Development Funding Workshop for local businesses 2 March

Research & Development Funding Workshop at West Berkshire Council, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD on Friday 2 March 2018 from 9:15am to 12:30pm.
Newbury based United Konsultants
has teamed up w …

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Sugar

Why should we reduce our sugar intake?
Experts suggest that no more than 10 percent of the total daily caloric intake should come from added sugars.
But sugar is not the bad guy we all think of it to …

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Snug up this Winter

Tips for staying safe and warm this winter
Wrap up warm: Warm clothing, especially when it’s layered, not only prevents exposure, it also helps retain body heat.
Wear a warm hat and thick socks. …

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