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Zorb football fundraiser

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A Zorb football event was held on March 18th in support of Thames Valley Kings wheelchair basketball club. Donations were made to play and/or spectate with £210 being raised. During the day, Teams of four battled it out whilst encased in an inflated Zorb, with a team from St Barts school eventually taking the winners medals. Participants […]

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West Berkshire receives share of innovation grant award

West Berkshire Council has been awarded a £2.1million share of an £11.6 million grant from the government’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme.   
The grant funding will be managed b …

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Victoria Park Treeworks, Boundary Wall and Footpath Repairs

Works have started on the repair of the Park Way pathway, fencing and wall repairs, together with essential tree works within Victoria Park and its surrounds. These repairs are being funded from the l …

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Do Northern women wear higher heels?

An article appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette(1) in August 2016 linking median income to heel height. Research found that women in the USA who live in a city with greater median income, purchase …

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THIS GIRL CAN

NewVIc Girls selected as London Ambassadors

Following an intense application process two NewVIc students, Fatima Mahmood Sawar & Mohima Khan, have been lucky enough to gain a place on the Association of Colleges’ This Girl Can ambassa …

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OLYMPICS

NewVIc students win the British Physics Olympiads using a spoon

Two NewVic Students Gabriela Silva and Lorena Mhilli, both in their first year of A levels, participated in the National British Physics Olympiad’s Experimental Project and won commendations for …

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2016 Santa Run raises an ‘Olympic’ amount for Charity

A record 1500 plus runners took to the streets of Reading for the 2016 Santa Run, on a dry but chilly day in December. Adults dressed in Santa outfits, were joined by many young runners looking brilli …

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Richard Benyon Welcomes ‘Housing First’

RICHARD BENYON WELCOMES ‘HOUSING FIRST’ RECOMMENDATIONS ON ENDING ROUGH SLEEPING
Following the homelessness round table held at West Berkshire Council earlier this month, Richard Benyon, MP for Ne …

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AGRICULTURE

Introducing 2017 show President and Chairman

The Newbury & District Agricultural Society are pleased to introduce Kirsten Loyd, Show President and Judith Marcham, Show Chairman for The Royal County of Berkshire Show 2017.
Kirsten Loyd grew u …

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James’ Places Scoops Major Regional Award

Hospitality group James’ Places has scooped a major regional award for tourism and leisure.
 The business, which owns Falcon Manor at Settle and The Royal at Kirkby Lonsdale along with a number …

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HAMPSHIRE FOOD

Be Part of This Year’s Hampshire Food Festival

Local food group, Hampshire Fare is on the look-out for businesses involved in growing, making, selling or serving Hampshire food and drink.
The not-for-profit organisation is planning the 17th Hampsh …

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Kings

Wolves after revenge, bite back hard in classic!

In a game which had an air of some pre-match tension as the Wolves were after revenge in the return meeting at Worcester University as Kings had upset them 34-39 in the previous encounter.
It wa …

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Zorb Football Fundraising Event This Saturday at Northcroft Leisure Centre, Newbury

This Saturday at Northcroft Leisure Centre, Newbury will be a Zorb football event raising funds to support the Thames Valley Kings wheelchair basketball club and Berkshire Youth organised by Joe Sewar …

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MUSEUM

New Exhibition Telling the Story of West Berkshire

West Berkshire Museum is delighted to announce the opening of the Lives and Landscapes exhibition.
The museum has gone through many phases of change since it first opened in 1904. Most recently West …

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CARNIVAL

The Secret is out – ‘Myths and Legends’ for Newbury Carnival 2017!

This year Newbury Carnival organisers asked for help from the local community to choose the hotly awaited Carnival 2017 theme. 32 entries were received, and the winning theme was chosen by the Carniva …

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SAINSBURYS

Sainsbury’s Newbury welcomes back Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day is back! And colleagues and customers from Sainsbury’s stores in West Berkshire will be fundraising and making their laugh matter for Red Nose Day.
Over the next few weeks, Sainsbury’ …

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Rotary International Women’s Day Purple4Polio Afternoon Tea Parties

TAKE TEA AND FIGHT POLIO!
ROTARY’S BATTLE AGAINST POLIO GIVEN FINAL PUSH ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
‘TYPHOO TEA’ AND ‘TIPTREE JAM’ LEND SUPPORT
On March 8th, Rotarians across Britain and …

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Berkshire Music Hub provides support to primary schools

Berkshire Music Education Hub, led by music education charity Berkshire Maestros, has teamed up with Brighton based digital music education specialists, Charanga, to provide every primary school in Be …

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Local FREE Will writing service from solicitors in support of Heart Research UK

Throughout May 2017, Heart Research UK has partnered with local solicitors to promote the importance of making a Will during their ‘Make a Will Month’ campaign.  Solicitors are kindly waiving the …

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Record low for smoking prevalance in West Berkshire

Embargoed until 00.01 on Wednesday 8 March (No Smoking Day)
Smoking in West Berkshire has fallen to its lowest recorded rate with the district also performing well when compared with smoking prevalenc …

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