• Donnington Grove

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% of us cycle or walk at least once a month and around 40% do this at least five times per week. […]

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Heather House gets new gym equipment

Local occupational health provider Trident Medical Services (TMS) chose SeeAbility as its charity of the year for September 2017 to August 2018 and set itself a target of raising £7,000 for its Heath …

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Gym work-out into electricity!

SportsArt launches its new ECO-POWR range of fitness equipment into the UK, including the world’s first energy producing treadmill. This innovative new range harnesses the energy used during a w …

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West Berkshire is tops for cycling and walking

West Berkshire has the highest cycling and walking rates of any Berkshire local authority, according to statistics published this week by the Department for Transport.
The figures, which measure how o …

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A controlled environment- Consol tanning

Whilst the concept of tanning still raises concerns for some, the research into the natural tanning process has developed and the results may be surprising.
Overexposure and burning is dangerous and s …

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Is your fitness regime causing you injury?

Gyms and fitness classes are the ultimate place for me to go to find patients. These are the little mistakes to avoid!
Slouching
Slouching over the gym equipment is creating a hunched back and flexed …

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A summer of fitness and fun

As children and their parents prepare to go back to school, we look back over the amazing achievements from our youngsters who attended our summer school.
This year’s theme at Razzamataz Newbury was …

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Our mission: to build a UK where alcohol causes no serious harm

Every hour someone in the UK dies as a result of alcohol.
You may know us as the charity behind Dry January
We are a new, major national charity formed in April 2017 from the merger of two established …

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Happy Retirement!

If you have made pension contributions into multiple pension pots, then you will need to contact each fund separately for a statement.
There are many things to consider as you approach retirement. It …

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Stretch Benefits

In an attempt to prevent injury, most of us stretch before exercise and some (though not as many) stretch afterwards. But if we’re doing fairly steady activities (jogging, cycling or walking) then w …

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9 Steps to a Healthier Heart

Here are the top tips according to leading cardiologists.
Walk 30 minutes every day, no matter what!
A half hour walk every day decreases an individual’s chances of a heart attack by 30%. If you thi …

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Exercising boost brain function

Scientists have pondered how exercising can boost brain function. Regardless of age or fitness, studies show that making time for exercise provides some serious mental benefits. Working out can benefi …

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Police Advice – Drug Driving

It is against the law to drive under the influence of illegal drugs, or if you have certain drugs above a specified level in your blood.
Similar to drink driving, the police have a roadside test that …

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Easy entertaining with Onuga

Whether you’re looking to create mouth-watering nibbles, beautifully dressed fish dishes or sophisticated breakfasts, this deliciously affordable delicacy is set to impress. . .
Onuga is a delicious …

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Apple introduces macOS Mojave

 

Major Update Adds Dark Mode, New Mac Apps and an All-New Mac App Store

macOS Mojave introduces powerful new features inspired by pro workflows, but built for everyone.

4th June, San Jos …

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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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All things summer

With summer fast approaching us it is a fantastic time to get out and seek the many benefits that arise from outdoor activities. Whether it’s for health and fitness or a good reason to spend time wi …

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Superfat Dad to the Double Ironman Granddad who is opening a “Superfit Bootcamp” in Newbury

When Jason Briley crossed the finish line of his first Iron Man competition in 2010, he was celebrating much more than the completion of one of the toughest endurance races in the world.
The then 38-y …

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New youth cyclo-cross development team launches at banjo summer cyclo-cross

Local bike shop, Banjo Cycles together with the Newbury Specialized Concept Store and local custom cycle component company, RaceWare Direct will be sponsoring a new youth cyclo-cross development team …

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Noisy neighbours and barking dogs are driving us out of our homes

One in six Britons says that noise pollution has forced them to move home, it has been revealed.
And there are growing fears that with so many people suffering from a disrupted night’s sleep, we are …

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