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Peppered in history

Roger Day, Historian introduces a unique tour…   ‘I was born in Marlborough, Wiltshire, but I spent my formative years in the village of Ramsbury, which with nearby Aldbourne, was central to the American Forces efforts in England during WW2’ In later years the area became synonymous with the TV series Band of Brothers which […]

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Wash Common library building- Public consultation

It looks like the library in Wash Common could soon be re-opening, thanks to the work of the Friends of Wash Common Library and the support of Newbury Town Council. Following the closure of the librar …

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Faraday Road sports pitch set to be opened to the community

West Berkshire Council will resume responsibility for the Faraday Road sports pitch in Newbury later this month.
 
The pitch lies within an area set for a major regeneration which will deliver ne …

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Food for thought: Dine in the dark hosted to raise awareness for guide dogs

Leading Berkshire developer David Wilson Homes Southern has hosted a ‘dine in the dark’ event at its development The Chase at Newbury Racecourse to help raise awareness of the Guide Dogs for the B …

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It’s all swings and smiles for West Berkshire charity thanks to garden refurbishment

Five star Berkshire homebuilder David Wilson Homes Southern has transformed the garden in a children’s charity centre as a good will gesture.
 
West Berkshire-based charity Swings & Smiles, …

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Hungerford Library Building handed over to Town Council

West Berkshire Council has handed over the running of the Hungerford Library Building to Hungerford Town Council.
The arrangement, which was agreed at a meeting of the Full Council was officially sign …

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West Berkshire Council and Sovereign lay foundations for new partnership

West Berkshire Council and Sovereign Housing Association have taken a major step towards creating a new formal partnership, which would help them build the homes the area needs more quickly.
West Berk …

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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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Local resident falls for Metropolitan Police Fraud Scam

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP), which works with the Citizens Advice in communities across Bracknell, West Berkshire and Wokingham to raise the awareness of scams, has recently seen an increa …

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FIFA World Cup on Social Media

HOW TO BREAK SOCIAL MEDIA RECORDS, simple… Host a World Cup!
The global use of social media as a second screen was put on display like never before during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the single mos …

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Santander Thames Valley Venus Awards 2018, in association with Marshall Volkswagen, announce winners at Grand Ceremony!

Winners of the Santander Thames Valley Venus Awards 2018 in association with Marshall Volkswagen were announced at a Grand Ceremony and Gala Dinner at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Madejski S …

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Support boost for rough sleepers

The support available to rough sleepers in West Berkshire Council will receive a boost thanks to a £200,000 grant from the Government.
A number of new initiatives will be enabled by the funding inclu …

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£3 million resurfacing project for A Roads

West Berkshire Council has been awarded an additional £3 million from the Department of Transport (DfT) to resurface a number of its A, B and C roads.
The cash will enable the council to resurfa …

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Chequers refurbished in style!

The Chequers Hotel has officially opened its newly refurbished bar and restaurant and it is a ‘must go’ place in the heart of Newbury.
As you enter the hotel, you are welcomed by a magnifi …

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Local Volunteers

Volunteer Centre West Berkshire (CIO 1156302) was established back in 1974. At its heart is Newbury though its reach goes as far as Tilehurst in the east and Lambourn in the West of the district.
It …

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Town Council Supports Proposed Boat Yard.

Newbury Town Council’s Planning and Highways Committee has supported the plans for a new boat yard at Greenham Mill, on an Island to the east of Mill Lane.
The proposal is to erect workshops and a d …

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Saluting a generation!

Music, Laughter and Song
At the outbreak of WW2, the British Government ordered the closure of places of entertainment including cinema’s and concert halls. Fearing imminent enemy air raids upon the …

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Young Dancers Invited to Audition for The Hexagon Pantomime

On Sunday 1 July The Hexagon will be holding open auditions for children to be part of the Junior Chorus in their magical family pantomime Aladdin.
The auditions are open to boys and girls aged 9-16 i …

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Huge investment in Newbury town centre

The first step in the transformation of what has come to be known as Newbury’s ‘southern gateway’ takes place this month.
Work is starting on moving the bus station from its current position on …

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Boost for Stroud Green play area.

Resident’s requests for a new play area for under 5’s on Stroud Green have been answered with a boost of new equipment worth £15k. 
New equipment (Ambulance and Flower Play Panels, Aeroplane …

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