News Roundup

Tumble dryer sparks blaze

25/05/2015 08:46:40

Helping hand for budding entrepreneur

23/05/2015 10:28:52

A WOMAN suffering from cystic fibrosis has been awarded a £2,000 grant to help develop her business. 

Angela Searle-Edmonds, 29, from Thatcham, was given the donation through the Cystic Fibrosis T…

FIREFIGHTERS wrench open car to free trapped driver after crash

23/05/2015 08:24:53

FIREFIGHTERS had to wrench open a car to free the trapped driver after he had suffered a collision in Newbury.

Two vehicles had collided at the junction of York Road and Queens Road in Newbury at …

New mayor takes over in historic ceremony

22/05/2015 15:52:41

A 400 year-old tradition was upheld this weekend at the annual mayor Making ceremony.

Incoming mayor, Councillor Howard Bairstow, was elected unan…

Woman arrested for suspected arson attack in Hungerford

22/05/2015 13:43:02

A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a home in Hungerford was found ablaze this morning.

Neighbours were woken to find a house on…

Effluent worry over river

22/05/2015 13:38:04

The use of bleach and other household cleaning products will be discouraged in a new housing development to prevent further damage to a rare chalk st…

Jobless figures decreasing

Lorry blaze at recycling centre

Children being put at risk, say Ofsted

New affordable homes planned at derelict site

Newbury home no longer habitable after suffering significant damage in kitchen fire

Men arrested on suspected arson after fire at bungalow

Local election 2015: West Berkshire Council

Benyon takes a staggering 26,000 lead in general election

General Election 2015: Newbury live blog

Pollution threat causes outrage


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

08/05/2015 09:43:37

CAR PARKING charges at a centre in Thatcham have forced commuters out on to residential streets which has caused unnecessary frustration and road con…

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)