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Update on A34 from Richard Benyon MP

A34 RICHARD

Richard chaired a meeting in Parliament to update interested parties on progress in getting improvements to the A34. Attending were six MPs from Hampshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Also in attendance were representatives from West Berkshire Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Harwell and Milton business parks and Local Enterprise Partnerships. This was a chance to study the […]

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Bluebird Care Newbury is supporting the 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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Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) launches Vital Signs 2017

Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) launches Vital Signs 2017, focusing on mental health and wellbeing, with £3,000 up for grabs for charities in Berkshire.
 For the fourth year running, BCF has op …

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Hike for Hope (We need Hope now! More than ever)

2 Brothers, 10 Days, 165 Miles (6 Marathons), 2 very silly costumes
#hikeforhope
This April the Naturelly brothers Dean & Liam will embark on their biggest challenge yet, they plan to walk from Ma …

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THINK TANK THEATRE’ Karim inspires NewVIc performing arts students

NewVIc has played host to a record number of guests visiting from across Europe this year. On Monday x March, NewVIc welcomed Think Tank Theatre’s Karim Bel Kacem from France who held an awe ins …

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Rogue Trader Sentenced to 100 Hours Community Order

A rogue trader who defrauded a vulnerable West Berkshire resident has been sentenced.
At Reading Crown Court on the 31 March 2017, Noah Kempster (47) of Kybes Lane, Grazely, Wokingham, Berkshire was s …

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A Splashing Good Time at Newbury’s Puddle Jumping Event

The sun was shining at Newbury’s first ever Puddle Jumping event on Sunday. The event was brought to town by Newbury BID and kindly sponsored by the Kennet Centre. The combination of puddles and chi …

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GREENHAM: WAR AND PEACE

AN INVITATION FOR THE COMMUNITY TO GET INVOLVED IN 
MAJOR OUTDOOR EVENT
There are many ways that local people can get involved in Greenham: War and Peace, the large-scale community event which will t …

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Kings founder named finalist in Thames Valley Venus Awards

Kings founder named finalist  in Thames Valley Venus Awards  in the Influential Women of the Year category 
Kings founder and head coach Jacqueline Scoins-Cass has been named a finalist  in Thames …

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Local Ford dealer sponsors Newbury’s GB bobsleigh athlete, Annabel Chaffey

Peter Stirland Ltd, one of the areas recognised Ford dealers for new and used cars, has agreed to sponsor local Team GB bobsleigh athlete Annabel Chaffey as she continues to train hard to secure a pla …

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Housing Site Allocations Development Plan Document gets green light

West Berkshire Council is pleased to confirm that Mr David Hogger, the Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has found the West Berkshire Housing Site All …

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£1,340 raised for local charities at Sainsbury’s Newbury

Customers at Sainsbury’s Newbury donated £1,340 for 3 different local charities.
Volunteers from Berkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, The Rosemary Appeal and West Berkshire Advocacy were in …

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Newbury Spring Festival

Over the years the Newbury Spring Festival has built up a young following as a result of its series of concerts specifically for families and children and this year is no different. –
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Thatcham’s Jewels

We are very lucky and should be very proud that Thatcham hosts two of the world’s premier Automotive Technology Companies!
There is Thatcham Research – a leader in Car Safety & Securit …

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Council hosts conference on Newbury Vision 2026

A conference in support of the Newbury Vision 2026 will be hosted by West Berkshire Council next month.
The Newbury Vision 2026 sets out how the town will develop in the coming years in key areas such …

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Council provides new at a glance performance overview.

West Berkshire Council is improving transparency on performance overview as part of their Executive approval process.
From tonight’s Executive Meeting, Council Performance reports will be accompani …

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Westwood Farm Junior leap up in Ofsted ratings

Westwood Farm Junior School in Tilehurst has leapt up in Ofsted ratings – it came out of Special Measures in December 2014 and now from ‘Requiring Improvement’ to ‘Good’.
A great deal of the …

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Wildlife Trust opens up more West Berkshire Trails and Tracks

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is celebrating the conclusion of a two year Access Improvement Project in West Berkshire.
The £230,000 West Berkshire Access Improvement project, fu …

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37 New dog bag dispensers installed in West Berkshire

West Berkshire Council’s Countryside Team has teamed up with Parish Council’s and local companies across the district to launch a network of 37 new FREE dog bag dispenser stations.
The bags and st …

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Not in My Name

 
Not in My Name: Local Community in West Berkshire Came Together to announces a Unity Walk 
Newbury, Berkshire – Newbury Mosque and Muslim Youth Group (MYG) announced today that as part of …

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