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People aged 40-49 next on the list for a Covid-19 vaccine

more / Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:28:22 GMT

People aged 40-49 will be prioritised next for a Covid-19 vaccine, with scientific advisers saying the move will “provide the greatest benefit in the shortest time”. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) had considered whether groups such as teachers and police officers should b

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Another huge milestone was reached at Newbury Vaccination Centre this morning (Friday) as the hub announced it had administered its 20,000th vaccination. The news comes just 19 days after the centre announced it had completed 10,000 jabs. In a Facebook post, the centre – based at Newbury Racecourse

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ALL pupils will return to the classroom early next month – but with testing and face coverings now becoming part of the daily routine for many. On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his four-stage roadmap for moving the country out of lockdown, starting with the reopening of schools for

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THAMES Valley Police is warning residents about potential robberies after a number of incidents in the Queens Road and York Road area of Newbury recently. The police reported that a number of shed burglaries had taken place and those in the area should be extra vigilant. Any suspicious activity or c

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HUNGERFORD Town manager Danny Robinson is now more determined than ever to succeed in the National League South next season after getting a taste of league experience. The 35-year-old was in the middle of his first season in charge at Bulpit Lane when the campaign was declared null and void last wee

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A 98-year-old from Compton has been brightening up the village with his 'wee libraries', installed around town for use by the community. The wooden box libraries are mounted at select locations throughout Compton. Residents are able to deposit read and unwanted books in them, and to take material ou

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KEBAB vans have no place in Thatcham during normal retail trading hours, town councillors have said. Objections came in response to the kebab van at the northern end of the Broadway, Caner Kebabs, applying to open earlier in the evening. The van, which parks near the public toilets, runs from 6pm un

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The number of lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in West Berkshire now stands at 6,040 - an increase of 13 in the past 24 hours. West Berkshire's seven-day rolling rate per 100,000 population to February 20 is 90.2, with 143 cases in the seven days to February 20. The rate is calculated by dividing the

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A LORRY driver was jailed today after a police officer suffered “catastrophic” brain injuries in a devastating collision with his HGV. The 30-tonne vehicle was blocking both carriageways like a brick wall, Reading Crown Court was told this week. As a result, father-of-three Matthew Midwinter “can’t

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Five people were stopped by police for breaching coronavirus restrictions in Newbury last night.  Thames Valley Police said that five people from two households were socialising in a car park on London Road last night (Wednesday). Officers said that the group "were out socialising without reasonable

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Pubs will be able to serve takeaway drinks from April 12, Downing Street has confirmed. In a “lifeline” to venues, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman has said once beer gardens reopen during step two of the road map out of lockdown, Britons will be able to get a takeaway pint. The serving of a

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Hawkridge Distillers, a gin firm based in the village of Compton, has found renewed enthusiasm for its gin, following a detour into the hand sanitiser business. During the first lockdown, the company began producing its own brand of hand sanitisers. These were distributed among frontline services, a

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People will be able to walk-in for Covid-19 vaccinations in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight this week.  The walk-in service is available at Basingstoke Fire Station and being offered to people: People age 64 and over People who have received a letter from the Government saying they are at high risk

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A man was taken to hospital following a fear for welfare incident in East Garston yesterday (Wednesday).  Armed police were called but Thames Valley Police has said there is no risk to the local community. An air ambulance was also sent to the village.  A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: "We

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THE future is bright for Falkland Cricket Club. The first team finished third in Thames Valley League Division 1 last season, the youth section is thriving and their impressive new pavilion will start to open from April onwards. The club boasts more than 400 members, 56 vice-presidents, 75 adult pla

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TRAFFIC in Newbury town centre could be banned until midnight as part of a suggestion to allow pubs and restaurants to run outdoor table service safely. On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that from no sooner than April 12, hospitality venues will be allowed to reopen for outdoor drink

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A £200,000 fund has been set up to help voluntary and community organisations improve mental health and wellbeing among people impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. West Berkshire Council and Greenham Trust have each pledged £100,000 to the ‘Surviving to Thriving’ fund. The initiative is designed to en

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One of the leading trade bodies that represents all the live events supply chain has welcomed today's announcement that Reading and Leeds Festival might go ahead this summer but warned that the industry still needs more support. The live events industry was the first the get shut down and will be on

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The number of lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in West Berkshire now stands at 6,027 - an increase of 11 in the past 24 hours. West Berkshire's seven-day rolling rate per 100,000 population to February 19 is 92.1, with 146 cases in the seven days to February 19. The rate is calculated by dividing the

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The Reading and Leeds Festival - one of the UK's biggest music festivals - is set to go ahead in 2021. Organisers took to social media to break the news. It comes in spite of uncertainty as to whether coronavirus restrictions would be lifted in time for the event. It is to be staged on the August ba

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