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READING FESTIVAL 2018 – THE HACKS!

Whether it’s your first festival or you’re a seasoned pro, these 11 festival hacks and tips will take your weekend up to the next level. Don’t lie and say you already knew about emergency blankets, we all know you’d just be a sweaty mess. Plan, plan, prep and prep again Don’t kid yourself and say […]

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Their Legacy, Our History

8 and 9 September 2018
Newbury, Berkshire
Royal British Legion Riders
The Branch is a national branch of the Royal British Legion, covering the whole of the UK and in fact the world. We support and pr …

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New travel app launched to ensure you get home safely

West Berkshire Council has been working with Safer Roads Berkshire* to create ‘Get your Coat’, a useful free phone app which provides ‘intelligent travel planning’ to help you get home safely …

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Supporting grandparents

Berkshire Grandparents Support Group is a safe supportive space for grandparents and close family members who have little or no contact with their grandchildren due to difficult family situations.
On …

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A place to call home

Since being elected as the Member of Parliament for North West Hampshire I have found planning matters have produced some of the most bulging post bags. I am thrilled then, to have been appointed as t …

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Good news for West Berkshire

In amongst all the political turmoil last month, you might have been forgiven for not spotting two pieces of good news for West Berkshire.
The first was to do with ‘bed days’ which are those days …

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Council halts Theale Primary School project

Work on a new school in Theale has stopped after Theale Parish Council failed to meet the latest deadline and sign a legal agreement on land which would deliver a new school.
As part of its commitment …

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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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Thatcham: village or town?

Many locals still call Thatcham a village, but we have a Town council, so what is it?
At the time of Domesday, 1086, Thatcham was the administrative centre of a Hundred (an administrative area). By th …

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Win 2 free tickets to West Berkshire Brewery Beer Festival on Saturday 22nd September. Worth £20

Which is West Berkshire Brewery’s flagship beer, first produced back in 1995?
Your Answer Good Old BoyRenegade Craft LagerMaharaja IPA *
Your Name *
Email address: *
Telephone *
Address …

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Win a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) to the Berkshire Show, worth £50

Where is the Flower Tent moving to?
Your Answer Avenue AVillage GreenCountry Area *
Your Name *
Email address: *
Telephone *
Address
How did you hear about this competition? —FacebookT …

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Media Briefing – Garden Waste Collection Service

Media Briefing – Garden Waste Collection Service
Monday 30 July
9.30am 
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
You are invited to send a representative to a media briefing on changes to W …

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Southern Hairdresser Of The Year

Southern Hairdresser Of The Year Finalist
Krysia Eddery, Owner Of Perfectly Posh Hair In Hungerford Finalises For Prestigious Title
 
Hungerford business woman, Krysia Eddery, has been recognised …

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West Berkshire maintains low scorecard

West Berkshire continues to be one of the highest performing (top 20%) areas in England for low numbers of young people recorded as either Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) or not k …

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100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

Children are being encouraged to take a little time during the school summer holidays to compose a poem or write a piece on ‘An inspirational woman in your life’. It is part of Newbury Town Counci …

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Council agree to lease Wash Common library

It looks like the library in Wash Common will 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 library …

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Brendon Care Alton Summer Fete!

Summer fete at Brendoncare Alton
BrendonCare  Alton Summer  Fete

Saturday  11th August, 2018
10.00am – 3.00pm
Come along and join us for  an afternoon of fun, including
& …

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Cultivate 2018 Grand Final Young Entrepreneur

Eight finalists, from local secondary schools were invited to Bayer, Reading, last week for the Cultivate 2018 grand final. Kira Edwards from Blessed Hugh Faringdon scooped the winning trophy and priz …

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New Newbury school gets the go ahead

Proposals to build a new primary school in Newbury have been approved.
West Berkshire Council and Newbury College have finalised an agreement whereby the Council will build a new primary school on the …

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OktoberFest – Basingstoke

The Award winning Hampshire OktoberFest will celebrate its 10th anniversary on the 12th 13th and 14th October at the Basingstoke Cricket and Sports Club. The event annually attracts over 8,000 who enj …

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