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Newbury’s new bus station

The new Bus Station for Newbury. A ribbon was cut to mark the opening by Councillor Jeanette Clifford, West Berkshire’s Executive Member for Highways and Transport and Richard Benyon MP. Located next to Newbury Library at The Wharf, its completion makes way for the start of the Market Street Development in Newbury. Hoardings for the […]

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FREE 1-Hour Parking In Basingstoke Continues!

The free hour’s parking in borough council-run car parks in Basingstoke town centre is set to continue next year, alongside a freeze in daytime short stay parking charges.
Basingstoke and Deane Boro …

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£9.5 Million Upgrade To Basingstoke Roads

Thornycroft Roundabout improvement scheme will keep Basingstoke moving
Councillor Rob Humby, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport, has approved the implementatio …

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Older and disabled people urged to check bus passes!

Image: Eamonn Kentell
Older and disabled people urged to check bus passes are valid

Hampshire County Council is advising people using concessionary bus passes, an older person’s or a disable …

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Line closures – more dates announced

GWR and Network Rail have confirmed more dates when a significant part of the line between Newbury and Reading will be closed. This is to facilitate electrification works, track renewal and ballast wo …

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Namaste!

National Curry Week 22nd – 28th October
The first National Curry Week took place in October 1998 and was founded by the late Peter Grove. His vision was to drive awareness and appreciation of th …

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Exploring India

Anyone for a Cuppa?
India is one of the largest tea producers in the world, although over 70 percent of its tea is consumed within India itself. Assam and Darjeeling are world famous teas which are gr …

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Investing in paths and cycle ways

It was good to see that West Berkshire has the highest rates for walking and cycling across the whole county. Yes, the highest! According to figures published by the Department of Transport, over 85% …

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Line closures – more dates announced

GWR and Network Rail have confirmed more dates when a significant part of the line between Newbury and Reading will be closed. This is to facilitate electrification works, track renewal and ballast wo …

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Connecting Calcot

West Berkshire Council has teamed up with Reading Buses to improve access for residents in the Royal Avenue and Garston Crescent areas of Calcot. 
From 3 September, Reading Buses will run their d …

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Holiday comparison site teams up with Dragons’ Den entrepreneur

Ed Hollands, the 24 year old entrepreneur from The Midlands who appeared on the BBC series Dragons’ Den and successfully pitched his company DrivenMedia, has launched his first branded lorry fleet w …

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Check before they travel this August Bank Holiday

 

Passengers across Britain urged to check before they travel this August bank holiday!
 

More than £84m to be invested this August bank holiday
Railway open for ‘business as usual’ a …

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Get ready for an unforgettable Bank Holiday weekend!

Royal Windsor Racecourse is delighted to announce that multi BRIT Award winning band Kaiser Chiefs will play live after racing.
On Saturday 25 August, racegoers can enjoy the thrill of 7 high-octane r …

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Holidays!

Going on holiday is exciting, but there is so much to think about. . . reservations, passports, currency, cash cards, flight tickets and many more which can make anybody feel overwhelmed. Here are som …

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Holiday Activities

Fun activities for all the family during the holidays. . .
Beale Park
On the banks of the River Thames, Beale Park has a variety of gardens to explore, a fascinating collection of mammals and birds as …

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Line closures – more dates announced

GWR and Network Rail have confirmed more dates when a significant part of the line between Newbury and Reading will be closed. This is to facilitate electrification works, track renewal and ballast wo …

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Understanding Travel Insurance

Crippling costs
You risk footing a very large bill should you need healthcare or have your baggage lost or stolen. Something as simple as a stomach bug in California, which requires treatment and late …

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Line closures – more dates announced

GWR and Network Rail have confirmed more dates when a significant part of the line between Newbury and Reading will be closed. This is to facilitate electrification works, track renewal and ballast wo …

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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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Beautiful Sorrento!

Sorrento offers something for everyone. From fascinating museums and characterful markets to the scenic cliff top towns lining the coast. You can even spend the day admiring the views whilst relaxing …

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