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Today’s Brexit Speech by Theresa May

PM’s Brexit speech in Stoke-on-Trent: 14 January 2019 Prime Minister Theresa May gave a speech on Brexit in Stoke-on-Trent. From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street and The Rt Hon Theresa May MP Delivered on: 14 January 2019 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered) Tomorrow, Members of Parliament will cast their votes on the Withdrawal […]

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5% VAT Rate to Help Maintain Historic Homes

Owners Press Chancellor for 5% VAT Rate to Help Maintain their Historic Homes
 
Hard-pressed listed property owners have launched a national petition calling on the Chancellor to reduce VAT on re …

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A Summer of Fun

As the school year starts to wind down and summer stretches out before us, parents across the country are looking for ways to keep the kids occupied. The summer months launch the natural desire to get …

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Line-up revealed for Royal County Berkshire Show

The Newbury & District Agricultural Society have officially started it’s countdown to the Royal County of Berkshire Show, revealing a number of new and exciting attractions.

Taking place on 15t …

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Landscaper sentenced for taking deposits and not completing work

On 29 June at Reading Magistrates’ Court Mr Ryan Paul Campbell (26) of Rainbow Park, Winnersh, was sentenced after pleading guilty to two offences contrary to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Tra …

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Website owner sentenced for duping DVLA consumers

At Reading Crown Court on 20 June 2018, MICHAEL FREEMAN, 46, of Huntercombe Lane North, Taplow, Maidenhead, was sentenced to nine months in custody suspended for a period of two years after pleading g …

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Our Community Transport needs you!

West Berkshire Council is looking to help the Community Transport Schemes in the district recruit more volunteer drivers.
Community Transport Groups in West Berkshire need drivers for their community …

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Over £13k worth of grants issued to good causes across Newbury, with more to come

£13,750 has been awarded to 19 different organisations this June, including West Berkshire Mencap and Eight Bells for Mental Health, following Newbury Town Council issuing its latest round of grant f …

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Fair Close Centre-A Friendly Place

50th!
We have just celebrated our 50th Anniversary, providing a very much needed service for our senior citizens. Here is to the next 50 years of service from the Fair Close Centre to future senior ci …

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Local Buzz 50th Issue Celebration

Where we began
In 2010, Local Buzz, an A5 magazine flooded the local market with 45,000 copies printed every quarter. Due to demand, the production has reached 120,000 copies per annum with 30 stands …

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How we remember. An Exhibition of personal histories from World War One.

West Berkshire Museum is asking residents if they have any family items with personal histories attached to them from World War One (WW1) that could be included in a special exhibition commemorating t …

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Improvements for A4 cycle route

More improvements for A4 cycle route
A project to improve the cycle and pedestrian facilities between Newbury and Thatcham is well under way. 
Route NCN 422 forms part of the Newbury Vision …

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Designs That Hold Water: Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS)

West Berkshire District Council is currently consulting on a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). 
SuDS are a way of managing surface water by …

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SOLIHULL SUMMER FEST 2018

Musical Sunshine returns to Solihull
 SOLIHULL SUMMER FEST 2018 – Saturday 25th August & Sunday 26th August – Tudor Grange Park
(Tickets on sale now via www.solihullsummerfest.co.uk)
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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 …

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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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