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31 Jul 2014 15:30

Berkshire firefighters to again strike on eight consecutive days

FIREFIGHTERS across Berkshire will strike on eight consecutive days starting next weekend as their pensions row with the Government rumbles on.

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31 Jul 2014 11:00

Jail term for serial stalker

A SERIAL stalker who fitted two tracking devices to his ex-partner’s car during a “merciless” campaign of harassment has been banned from Berkshire and jailed for three years.

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30 Jul 2014 09:30

Deputy leader of Newbury Town Council resigns

THE deputy leader of Newbury Town Council has resigned.

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28 Jul 2014 14:30

TV chef Tom Kerridge joins our search for Berkshire's Best Young Chef

A MICHELIN-STARRED chef is hoping to inspire the next generation as he joins the search for the county’s most talented young cooks.

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27 Jul 2014 08:00

Elderly escape blazing home

NEIGHBOURS staged a dramatic rescue after a sheltered housing complex caught fire, trapping vulnerable pensioners inside.

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26 Jul 2014 12:00

Life's a beach at the Racecourse

NEWBURY was the scene of some good vibrations last weekend when The Beach Boys managed to keep the thunderstorms at bay to entertain a sunny, beach-themed crowd.

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26 Jul 2014 08:00

Relief as suspected drugs house is closed by police

POLICE have swooped on a house in Newbury and evicted residents during the first drugs closure order in West Berkshire.

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25 Jul 2014 15:39

TRAVEL: Lightning strike caused delays on trains between Reading and Slough

THERE are delays of up to 30 minutes on trains between Reading and Slough this afternoon after problems caused by a lightning strike.

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24 Jul 2014 16:01

New mission for wartime vehicles

THE organisers of a Second World War parade have issued a desperate plea to the community to help make the event a success.

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23 Jul 2014 17:20

BREAKING: Building firm Costain Ltd fined £525,000 over death of construction worker Mark Williams, who was crushed by a forklift at Newbury building site

A CONSTRUCTION firm was fined more than half a million pounds today after a worker on a building site was crushed to death by a forklift truck.

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21 Jul 2014 15:30

Burglars break into the Royal British Legion in Hungerford and steal cash from the safe

BURGLARS broke into the offices of an armed forces charity in Hungerford and stole cash from the safe.

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21 Jul 2014 11:30

Police appeal for witnesses after burglars smash their way into Hungerford petrol station

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after burglars smashed their way into a petrol station in Hungerford and stole cigarettes.

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20 Jul 2014 17:00

Cooking up a treat

A FOOD manufacturer has marked the expansion of its Newbury site with a cooking demonstration led by a celebrity chef.

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20 Jul 2014 09:00 • Nick Gutteridge

Firefighters rescue pensioners from sheltered housing complex in Newbury after blaze breaks out in ground floor flat

FIREFIGHTERS had to rescue three pensioners from a sheltered housing complex in Newbury last night after a blaze broke out in a ground floor flat.

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20 Jul 2014 08:59 • Nick Gutteridge

Fire crews tackle blaze in meat curing shed at Newbury pub

FIREFIGHTERS battled to save a popular Newbury pub this morning after a blaze broke out in a nearby shed used to cure meats.

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20 Jul 2014 08:00

Warning after cat is shot by hunting rifle

THE owners of a cat who had an “extremely lucky escape” after being shot by an air-powered hunting rifle are warning other pet owners to be vigilant.

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19 Jul 2014 12:00

Life's a beach at party in Paddock

RACEGOERS have an extra special summer treat today as legendary band The Beach Boys will be performing in Newbury.

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19 Jul 2014 08:00

Diner back in business

THE OWNERS of a diner trashed in a devastating ram-raid have issued an emotional thank you to the volunteers who have helped them back on to their feet.

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16 Jul 2014 09:30

Supertots is back

YOUNGSTERS are getting their smiles at the ready for the annual Super Tots competition run by Berkshire Media Group, publishers of the Newbury &Thatcham Chronicle.

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15 Jul 2014 17:30

Invitation to investigate Thames Valley Police's annual open day in West Berkshire

THOUSANDS of people will learn the lessons of the law at an open day giving a behind-the-scenes look at the police force.

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