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24 Apr 2014 18:00

New firefighters' strike over continuing dispute with Government over pensions

FIREFIGHTERS will strike again next week over a continuing dispute with the Government over pensions.

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24 Apr 2014 17:00 • Nick Gutteridge

Serial fraudster handed 28 month jail sentence for crime spree in Newbury

A SERIAL fraudster who targeted shops and families in Newbury has been jailed for 28 months.

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24 Apr 2014 17:00 • Joe Gammie

Easter bunny's hospital hop with help from Newbury company

SICK children at the Royal Berkshire Hospital had a sweet experience when the Easter bunny delivered nearly 600 Easter eggs.

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24 Apr 2014 13:30 • Nick Gutteridge

West Berkshire sex offender smirked as he was taken from court

A REMORSELESS sex offender grinned at the mother of his 12-year-old victim before swaggering from court to start a three year jail sentence.

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23 Apr 2014 12:01

More names announced for Reading Festival

More than 50 news acts have been announced for this year's Reading Festival - including some local names.

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20 Apr 2014 12:00

Residents told to keep their eyes on Thatcham park

A SCHEME has been launched aiming to stamp out anti-social behaviour at a Thatcham park.

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20 Apr 2014 08:00 • Andrew Belt

Grants available for Berkshire flood victims

COMMUNITIES and businesses devastated by some of the worst-ever flooding to hit Berkshire can get their lives back on track with a £150,000 recovery pot.

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19 Apr 2014 12:00

Cold shoulder for cold callers thanks to West Berkshire Council initiative

NEIGHBOURS in nine more West Berkshire streets will see the number of cold callers plaguing their lives slashed thanks to a council initiative.

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19 Apr 2014 08:00 • Andrew Belt

We will be back, says chairman of cash-strapped Thatcham Town FC

THE chairman of Thatcham Town FC has pledged the club “will be back” after it was forced to resign from the Southern League because of financial problems.

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18 Apr 2014 14:30

Police appeal for witnesses to gang attack in Newbury town centre

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked by a gang of thugs in Newbury town centre.

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18 Apr 2014 12:00 • Andrew Belt

Dog lovers and budding gardeners descend upon Newbury Showground for popular shows

AROUND 15,000 dog lovers and budding gardeners descended upon Newbury Showground for two popular annual events at the weekend.

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18 Apr 2014 08:00 • Andrew Belt

Mother sobs as serial offender, 20, from Padworth, is sentenced

A 20-YEAR-OLD who has been hauled before the courts for 30 offences over seven years has been sent to a youth offenders’ institution for handling two stolen speakers.

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17 Apr 2014 17:00 • Andrew Belt

Special branch project unveiled in Thatcham

A WORK of art featuring the names of more than 160 children was unveiled at a Thatcham church to mark the end of a six-month charity project.

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17 Apr 2014 12:00 • Andrew Belt

Tribute from Hermitage school to generous Freemasons

A BERKSHIRE charity has been immortalised for its support of a school for autistic young people.

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17 Apr 2014 09:30 • Andrew Belt

Thatcham fish and chip shop destroyed following blaze

A FAMILY-RUN Thatcham fish and chip shop was destroyed after a fire ripped through it last night.

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17 Apr 2014 08:00

Inspectors give Thatcham children's centre a 'good' rating

A THATCHAM children’s centre is celebrating after being ranked ‘good’ across the board in its first ever Ofsted inspection.

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16 Apr 2014 18:00

TRAFFIC UPDATE: Delays of around one hour on M4

ONE lane of the M4 has been closed due to an collision involving two cars.

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16 Apr 2014 17:45 • Andrew Belt

Breaking: Sale of Greenham Common Control Tower agreed today

THE sale of the Greenham Common Control Tower from West Berkshire Council to Greenham Parish Council was completed today.

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16 Apr 2014 17:20 • Andrew Belt

Updated: Fundraising for tragic London Marathon runner from Newbury goes past £60,000 mark

DONATIONS to the Just Giving page of the London Marathon runner who died on Sunday have shot past the £60,000 mark.

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14 Apr 2014 08:00 • Tessa Watkins

Get the community together with lunch event in Berkshire

COMMUNITIES across Berkshire are being urged to get behind a popular annual event which brings neighbours together.

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