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Bug Hotel

A great way to help the bee as well as other insects in your garden is to make them a purpose-built home. Small home You will need : l A bunch of twigs, some sticks of bamboo or dead stems of flowers l String The aim is to recreate the nooks and crannies that insects […]

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Annual Charge for Garden Waste Collections

 
West Berkshire Council will introduce an annual charge for its Garden Waste Collection service from Monday 3 September, 2018.
 
The subscription for one bin will cost £50 and residents ca …

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How to create a home office that works?

With more people choosing to work from home across the UK, leading developer David Wilson Homes is giving Wokingham homeowners its top tips on how you can create a home office that ‘works’ for you …

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David Wilson Homes plants its feet firmly in wildlife gardening

New homeowners in Berkshire are being encouraged to give their garden a new lease of life to create a haven for wildlife in preparation for the warmer weather.
A wildlife friendly garden in a typical …

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Gardening Tips

From pond clearing to summer blooms
Keep your pond in top condition
Ponds and other water features also need some care in July and August to keep them healthy and looking good.
Look out for any yellow …

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A Summer of Fun

As the school year starts to wind down and summer stretches out before us, parents across the country are looking for ways to keep the kids occupied. The summer months launch the natural desire to get …

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FIFA World Cup in West Berkshire, £5 Meals & £3 Pints!

Who’s showing the “FIFA World Cup Russia 2018” in West Berkshire – Newbury, Hungerford, Thatcham, Compton, Hermitage… 
Bishopswood Golf Course
Bishopswood Ln, Tadley …

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Top 3 Sofa Trends for 2018

The right sofa can effortlessly transform your living room – but it can be tricky choosing the right one. 
Here’s a way to start: by identifying the hottest trends that will have your sof …

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Fete Season

It’s here!
Hedgerows echo with merry warbling and whistling in sweet, wild notes and the blue bells are brightening up the woodlands again: fete season is upon us. The time has now come for me to de …

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The perfect picnic

A sunny summers day is the perfect excuse to pack up a picnic basket and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you head down to a local park, set up a blanket on the beach, or embark on a long hike.
The p …

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England short of four million homes.

Leading housing and homelessness charities call for the Government action to tackle the true extent of the housing shortage, ahead of its social housing green paper.
New figures that reveal the t …

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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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No need to do it your-shelf with David Wilson Homes

Five star homebuilder David Wilson Homes is inviting Berkshire house hunters to down tools for a DIY amnesty during New Homes Week (May 14th to 20th) and consider the advantages of a new home.
75% of …

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Working for the common good

Greenham Trust has given £40 million in its first 20 years to improve the lives of local people.
In fact, most people, young or old, living in West Berkshire and north-west Hampshire have probably be …

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Canal History – The kennet and Avon Canal

Bath was a popular place in the 1700s, attracting thousands of fashionable and wealthy visitors including members of the Royal Family. They came to ‘take the waters’ at the spa and to enjoy the so …

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Brits are CLUELESS when it comes to gardening

As millions of Brits prepare to get their gardens “summer ready” this weekend – new research has revealed how clueless we are when it comes to our outdoor spaces.
Researchers found that kill …

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Declutter Your Life

It’s that time of year when we get the urge to Spring Clean.
De-cluttering Tips Deal with one room at a time the task will seem less daunting.
Stick with that room until it’s finished.
Choose a ni …

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Green Fingers

National Gardening Weeek 30 April – 6 May
National Gardening Week was launched seven years ago by the RHS and aims to become the country’s biggest celebration of gardening. Thousands of people …

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Newbury in bloom launch 2018!

Newbury Town Council is launching its ‘Newbury in Bloom 2018” campaign and after the huge success from last year’s event we are looking forward to another successful year. The campaign aims to c …

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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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