News Roundup

Singer Emma helps brighten darkness

03/07/2015 17:30:45

A NEWBURY youngster is hoping her new single will raise money for a national charity.

Emma Lawrence has written a new single, You Are, which she hopes will raise money for Living Paintings.

The 18-year-old said: “When I was volunteering for them I saw at first hand how Living Paintings really…

Rotarians give pupils a memorable day out

03/07/2015 14:30:43

TO CELEBRATE the 25th anniversary of KidsOut, Newbury Rotary Club treated students from the Castle School.

The organisation took 41 children from the Donnington school to Paultons Park, in Hampshi…

Team GB visit Newbury College

03/07/2015 12:30:47

A TEAM GB athlete visited Newbury College to motivate and encourage students.

Lesley Owusu, a 400m runner, gave a presentation about her sporting …

Family fun day in memory of founding player

03/07/2015 10:30:31

THATCHAM RFC held a family fun day in memory of one of its founding members who lost her battle with cancer last year.

To celebrate the life of Do…

Lower voting age — but not yet, says MP

02/07/2015 17:31:19

DESPITE supporting the vote for 16-year-olds in principle, Newbury MP Richard Benyon has toed the party line over the issue for the EU referendum.

This Girl Can win award, with help!

MP appeals for more help to beat floods

Firefighters cut car door to rescue three women trapped inside

Firefighters rescued pensioner from care home fire this morning

61-year-old assaulted after being forced to take money from a cash machine

People evacuated from burning home

Car fire in Thatcham under investigation

Man skips prison time for drug offences in Thatcham

Praise for care home in report

2,000 homes development 'will jam up town’


Bins set on fire

06/06/2015 16:04:53

BINS were set ablaze at a retail park in Thatcham last night.

Crews from Newbury Fire and Rescue service were informed about the fire in Pinchingt…

Tumble dryer sparks blaze

25/05/2015 08:34:54

Burglars stole safe and wallet from Thatcham home

08/05/2015 09:56:55

BURGLARS forced entry to a home in Thatcham before stealing a safe and wallet.

Between 12pm on Friday 24 and 6pm on Saturday 25 burglars forced th…

New tariffs at car park force motorists onto roads

Killer driver was on phone during crash

Backing the drive for flood defences

Man charged in connection with burglary

Two men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Thatcham

Workers using streets as car park overspill

New shop strikes gold

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

Teenage girl has phone stolen in Station Road Thatcham

Thatcham woman assaulted by two men in Green Lane

Sports Extra

21/05/2015 14:20:24

THE first Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at Newbury was a huge success, with Godolphin’s Night Of Thunder winning the £350,000 Group One feature, the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes on Saturday.

Trainer Richard Hannon only started training in 2014 but has now won two Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, the first wi…

Andrew Balding launches double assault on Lockinge Stakes at Newbury Racecourse

14/05/2015 15:44:57

ANDREW Balding is readying a two-strong assault on the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (3.45pm) with and Tullius on course fo…

Custom Cut fits the bill for Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at Newbury Racecourse

08/05/2015 13:13:16

The David O’Meara-trained six-year-old is one of 27 going forward for the mile contest after making a winning return to action in the Group Two bet36…

The McAuleys win Husbands & Wives Trophy at West Berks Golf Club

08/05/2015 09:42:08

Their 40 points edged out Barry and Shelagh Lancaster by one point while Barrie and Georgie Seaman were third with 36.

Steve Cox won Division 1 of…

Love golf? Win tickets to the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth (1)

08/05/2015 09:41:56

Pick up a copy of any Berkshire Media Group title - Reading Chronicle, Bracknell News, Slough Observer, Royal Borough Observer - for details of how t…

Duo win Chappell Cup at West Berks Golf Club

08/05/2015 09:40:28

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


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

08/05/2015 09:39:59

Lambourn crowds flock to see Grand National star Many Clouds


Berkshire reach quarters after thrilling victory

22/05/2015 15:21:40

BERKSHIRE qualified for the quarter-finals of the Unicorns Counties Trophy after a ​remarkable game with Oxfordshire a…

Newbury CC, Thatcham CC and Falkland CC all pick up wins

Newbury CC warm up for Thames Valley League opener with battling draw while Falkland CC defeat Thatcham CC

Berkshire Cricket captain James Morris eyes improved fortunes after Herefordshire defeat


Berkshire Under 20s aim for glory in Twickenham final against Yorkshire

08/05/2015 09:35:40

Barnes is one of five Redingensians players in the Berkshire squad which is once again coached by his club’s Director o…

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

Thatcham RFC stage open day as ambitious clubhouse project is launched

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


New shop strikes gold

11/05/2015 07:33:56

AN OLYMPIC gold medallist helped a new bicycle shop in Thatcham gear up for business.

More than 150 people attended a…


First night review: Avenue Q

08/05/2015 10:48:56

It feels a bit strange to be reviewing a show that has already been pulling in audiences for years.

But for the benef…

First night review: Chess The Musical (1)