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Church celebrates consecration of first female bishop

30/03/2015 18:29:28

COMBINING tradition with the new, a Thatcham church celebrates the consecration of the first female bishop in the Church of England.

St Mary’s will tie in Reverend Libby Lane’s consecration as the Bishop of Stockport, with its annual Candlemas service.

The Archdeacon of Berkshire, the Ven. Oliv…

Home-building plans on hold until autumn

30/03/2015 18:29:28

Plans to build 2,800 homes in West Berkshire have been delayed another nine months while the council processes the results of the initial consultation.

Executive councillor for planning, Hilary Col…

Flood concerns delay proposals for new cafe in Victoria Park

30/03/2015 18:29:28

AFTER GROWING flood concerns, the Environment Agency (EA) has stalled plans to allow an 80-seater café in Newbury’s Victoria Park.

Although the planned café will be built just yards away from the a…

Man, 21, arrested for criminal damage

30/03/2015 18:29:27

A man has been arrested on suspicion of damaging cars on New Year's Day and assaulting a police officer called to investigate.

Police were called t…

Four charged for suspected hare coursing

30/03/2015 18:29:27

Four men were set to appear before magistrates charged with hare coursing in West Ilsley.

John Light, 34, of Mylum Close, Whitley Wood, Reading, ha…

Newbury man admits to killing wife

30/03/2015 18:29:27

Nigel Talman, of Carnarvon Place, called police to tell them he had killed his 62-year-old wife Sandra, on August 17.

The 60-year-old was arrested …

Top sporting honour for Newbury charity worker

Thatcham woman assaulted by two men in Green Lane

The pizzeria that won't be allowed to cook any food

Teenage girl has phone stolen in Station Road Thatcham

Caravan and car blaze prompts arson investigation

Blaze destroys first floor of thatched cottage in Newbury

Thatcham man jailed for two months for breaching domestic violence protection order

Teenager and Newbury man arrested following drugs raid

Newbury man found safe and well

Suspected arson attack as four tonnes of straw found alight

Latest Sport

Yashwa Romeo hat-trick inspires Thatcham Town to victory

30/03/2015 18:29:31

The visiting Bluebirds proved difficult opponents for fifth-placed Hungerford to break down at Bulpit Lane, with both sides unable to control possession or fashion many clear-cut opportunities.

There had been some rain during the morning on Saturday, but a dry afternoon with a chilly breeze helpe…

Hungerford Town FC hold high-flying Corby Town to a draw

30/03/2015 18:29:31

Corby came out of the blocks strongly and soon put pressure on the visitors’ defence, gaining several early corners.

However the Crusaders were wel…

Thatcham RFC and Tadley Tigers RFC return to action after winter break

30/03/2015 18:29:31

Thatcham are third in the table but will face a stern test from fifth-placed Aylesbury, who are just two points behind.

Meanwhile, Tadley Tigers

Newbury Blues slump to defeat at Swindon

30/03/2015 18:29:31

The Berkshire side travelled in confident mood having thrashed Swindon 34-15 at Monks Lane earlier in the season, and they took the lead through a Ri…

Duo win Chappell Cup at West Berks Golf Club

30/03/2015 18:29:31

Shelagh and Kevin Forder were placed second, Jane Brackenbury and Jason Kendal third and Tina Mulford and Freddie Stephens fourth on countback.

Gar…

West Berks Golf Club strengthens ties with Royal School of Military Survey

30/03/2015 18:29:31

A match between the RSMS and the club is planned for later in the year.

Meanwhile, Shelagh Forder won the ladies monthly stableford with 35 points,…

Rugby round-up: Hungerford return to winning ways but Newbury Blues suffer promotion setback

30/03/2015 18:29:30

Having suffered a 71-0 hammering at the hands of runaway leaders Reading Abbey the previous week, the Priory Road side made a solid start to take a 1…

Thatcham RFC suffer cup defeat at Salisbury

30/03/2015 18:29:30

Thatcham failed to register a single point in the clash against the Dorset & Wilts championships, though the scorel…

Newbury Blues RFC pull off stunning victory against Trowbridge RFC

30/03/2015 18:29:30

The visitors opened the scoring in the eighth minute when second row Josh Winfield escaped the clutches of the Trowbrid…

Newbury Blues suffer narrow defeat to Windsor in all-Berkshire clash

30/03/2015 18:29:30

Promotion-chasing Windsor grabbed a first-minute try from Jack Graves and, although the conversion was missed, they led…

Rugby round-up: Thatcham RFC thrashed by Royal Wooton Bassett as title hopes rescind

30/03/2015 18:29:30

The hosts started well and led 10–0 after 25 minutes courtesy of a converted try and a penalty, but they were well beat…

Thatcham RFC stage open day as ambitious clubhouse project is launched

30/03/2015 18:29:30

THATCHAM RFC are holding a supporters day this Saturday before their Southern Counties North fixture against Stow-on-th…

Thatcham RFC attract big crowds at Supporters Day as new clubhouse plans gather pace

30/03/2015 18:29:30

The club organised the event to thank fans who have helped their effort to raise £400,000 for a new clubhouse. Newbury …

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Yashwa Romeo hat-trick inspires Thatcham Town to victory

30/03/2015 18:29:31

The visiting Bluebirds proved difficult opponents for fifth-placed Hungerford to break down at Bulpit Lane, with both s…

Hungerford Town FC hold high-flying Corby Town to a draw

Thatcham RFC and Tadley Tigers RFC return to action after winter break

Newbury Blues slump to defeat at Swindon

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Church celebrates consecration of first female bishop

30/03/2015 18:29:28

COMBINING tradition with the new, a Thatcham church celebrates the consecration of the first female bishop in the Churc…

Home-building plans on hold until autumn

Flood concerns delay proposals for new cafe in Victoria Park

Man, 21, arrested for criminal damage

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