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Crime and Punishment Exhibition at West Berkshire Museum

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Did you know that West Berkshire has a chequered past with regards to crime?  West Berkshire Museum’s next special exhibition, ‘Crime and Punishment’  looks at the nature of crime, types of punishments and some rather notorious local committed in West Berkshire from 1500 to 1914. Police Force history and early methods of keeping order are […]

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FESTIVAL

Boogie with the Best! Ben Waters Big Band

Ben Waters is one of Europe’s supreme boogie piano players. A career spanning 25 years working with such legends as The Rolling Stones, Shakin’ Stevens, PJ Harvey, Bobby Womack, Paul Weller, Dave …

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LIBRARY

Volunteers sought for ‘At Home’ library service

West Berkshire Libraries are looking for Volunteers to help expand a very important service.
The At home Library Service is delivered by 35 volunteers to around 120 library users across the district.

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Consultation on West Berkshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan now live

West Berkshire Council’s Minerals and Waste Local Plan Preferred Options is now out for public consultation.
This will provide the planning framework for minerals and waste development in West Berks …

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Judith Bunting announces Lib Dem plans for £223,000 funding

Judith Bunting announces Lib Dem plans for £223,000 funding boost to give children in West Berkshire a brighter future 

Today, at Park House School, Newbury, Liberal De …

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Frogmore House to open its gates this summer in aid of charity

Three charities with strong ties to Berkshire have been selected to benefit from the annual opening of a favourite royal retreat this summer.
The National Garden Scheme, Stroke Association and Livabil …

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World’s Longest Continuous inflatable obstacle course in UK First

The world’s longest, continuous, inflatable obstacle course, makes its debut in Reading this weekend before going on a tour of the UK.
Thrill-seekers can enjoy the 1,000 ft long Labyrinth Challenge …

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Lambourn C of E Primary Improvement Plan

West Berkshire Council and Lambourn C of E Primary School are working together on an improvement plan for the school following an OFSTED inspection which judged it ‘Inadequate’.
The school was in …

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Workshop to help local businesses go green

West Berkshire Council has teamed up with the Carbon Trust to help local businesses save energy and reduce their carbon footprint.
For the next two years, the Carbon Trust is providing an attractive …

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See out the last few days of Spring in an English country garden…

The weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May will see Staffordshire’s 19th Century country house Sandon Hall open its gates to the public for the second annual Sandon Spring Fair.
Organised in p …

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Sainsbury’s Newbury launches search for new local charity partner

 Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme is back for the ninth year and the Newbury store is calling for local charity nominations to be its flagship local charity for the next year
At the end …

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Lib Dems would give Thames Valley Police an extra £8.3m a year

Liberal Democrats have announced they would boost investment in police forces by £300m a year. This is in stark contrast to the Conservatives who have overseen devastating cuts to community polici …

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Lib Dem candidate Judith Bunting calls for end to injustice on mental health and social care

Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Newbury constituency, has outlined Lib Dems plans to end the “injustice” against people with mental ill health.
Speaking at the start o …

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VICTORIA

Victoria Park Family Day – Saturday 27 May 2017

On Saturday 27th May Newbury Town Council will be holding a Family Day for all the family and we invite you to join us in Victoria Park between 10am and 3pm. This will be your chance to come along and …

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Referendum to be held on Stratfield Mortimer Neighbourhood Plan

Residents in Stratfield Mortimer will have their say on whether the parish should adopt a neighbourhood plan when a referendum is held next month.
The referendum will be held on Thursday 22 June at S …

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GRAHAM

West Berkshire Council have elected Cllr Graham Jones as their new leader

Cllr Jones was previously in the role of Acting Leader, following the tragic death of Cllr Roger Croft earlier in the year. Cllr Hilary Cole was selected as Deputy Leader.
Cllr Emma Webster, Conservat …

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From surviving to thriving: St Bart’s students plant Mental Health ‘Positivitree’

From surviving to thriving: St Bart’s students plant Mental Health ‘Positivitree’.
Media Photocall 1pm on Friday 12 May at St Barts School, Newbury RG14 6JP
Students at St Bartholomew’s secon …

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M4 Junctions 12 to 13: Bridge Refurbishment – Weekend Closure

West Berkshire Council is reminding residents that Highways England will be closing M4 east and westbound carriageways, between junctions 12 (Theale) and 13 (Chieveley) in West Berkshire from 9pm on F …

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MDL Marinas celebrates 30 years of supporting young sailors

MDL Marinas and Ocean Youth Trust South have come together to celebrate an incredible 30 years of partnership, marked this month with the maiden voyage of the Trust’s new sail training vessel, Proli …

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Dementia Awareness Week Events Programme

West Berkshire Council is working with a host of local partners to run a series of events to raise awareness of Dementia.
The events, which will take place during Dementia Awareness Week 2017 (15-21 …

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