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Jacob: Our focus is on the league

more / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:38:20 GMT

AFC Aldermaston manager Declan Jacob wants to focus more on the league then any of the cup competitions his side are in. The Atom Men went back to the top of the Hellenic League Division 1 East on Saturday after a 3-1 victory away to Penn & Tylers Green. They recorded their sixth win of the season t

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Lead opens up for Q Associates

more / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:28:44 GMT

Q ASSOCIATES opened up a two-point gap at the top of the Newbury Netball League after beating second-placed Newbury 4x4 Centre 1 31-25. Only goal difference separated them before the game, and that showed in a tight first quarter that ended 9-9. Goal Keepers Annabelle Akintoye for Q and Rachel Simpk

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NEWBURY & Thatcham men’s first team fell to their first defeat in Regional 2 of the Mid, Berks, Bucks & Oxon league as they went down 2-0 away to Oxford 2nd. Newbury struggled to make an impression and  Oxford went ahead from a short corner. Play went from end-to-end, but Oxford defended well and th

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NEWBURY MP Richard Benyon has given his full support to Prime Minister Theresa May and says he believes a leadership contest would be "a great mistake". It has been a turbulent few days for Mrs May since her draft Brexit plan was agreed by a split Cabinet on Wednesday, with a number of resignations

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Kintbury remain focussed on title defence

more / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:27:42 GMT

KINTBURY Rangers manager Michael McNally says his side hasn’t won anything yet as they prepare for Saturday’s game with Purton. Kintbury have enjoyed a strong start to the Corsham Print Wiltshire League campaign and have won nine of their 11 games so far. But McNally is not getting carried away and

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Dolan pleased with Tadley response

more / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:21:11 GMT

TADLEY Calleva manager Danny Dolan was pleased to see a response from his side, but feels they deserved more than a point against Cowes Sports. Tadley drew 1-1 with their Sydenham Wessex Premier rivals after coming from a goal down when Jez Conway opened the scoring. Although they salvaged a point,

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Tutts Clump walk

more / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:22:14 GMT

A footpath in Tutts Clump near Bradfield Southend, sent in by Paul.

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The Chase

more / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:18:14 GMT

David Evans captured this shot at The Chase, in Woolton Hill.

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Burglars strike at Thatcham bowling alley

more / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:17:08 GMT

A £10,000 reward is being offered to catch burglars who broke into Thatcham’s recently-refurbished bowling alley last week. They struck at Lakeside Superbowl in the early hours of Friday, stealing thousands of pounds from fruit machines.   The bowling alley, in Lower Way, re-opened last month after

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Playground incident mum found guilty

more / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:17:00 GMT

A woman has been found guilty of threatening behaviour following a fracas in a Newbury school playground. A second mother was cleared of the same offence. The incident, which happened in the playground at Robert Sandilands Primary School, Digby Road, in July last year, led to five parents being bann

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Pupil's special poppy tribute

more / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:15:00 GMT

A 14-YEAR-OLD school girl has proudly raised £60 for the Royal British Legion through an intricate poppy display at The Downs School. Emilia Harris created her own 'Sea of Flowers' display that she hand-made from felt poppies and forget-me-knots. Touched by poems she had read, stories from family me

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Dancers add £1k to Prior's Court fund

more / Fri, 16 Nov 2018 06:50:00 GMT

WOMEN danced to donate more than £1,000 to Prior’s Court School following the deaths of three staff members in a crash on the M4 last month.  Autism practitioners Lorraine MacClellan and Jason Aleixo died in the collision involving a school minibus and a lorry between Hungerford and Chieveley on Oct

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GB call for father and son

more / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:07:51 GMT

A father and son from Thatcham will represent Great Britain Lions under-19 American Football team against the Netherlands in Arnhem on Saturday. Dominic De Monte, formerly a student at Trinity School, where he was a sports team captain for two years, is  in his first year at Oxford Brookes Universit

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Jones on target as Ladies draw

more / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:28:09 GMT

HANNAH Jones was on target for Newbury & Thatcham Ladies first team – but they had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Marlow 2nd. It’s the fifth time in seven games that Newbury have drawn in the Trysport 3 Counties Premier 1 and as a result, they’re fifth in the table – despite not yet losing a game. So

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NEWBURY Blues head coach Paul Archer is focussing on one game at a time, starting with this weekend’s trip to Old Centralians. The Monks Lane club have won all nine of their South West 1 East games this season – picking up try bonus points in every clash. They lead the division by seven points, ahea

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Cafe Culture - Honesty, Lambourn

more / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:13:18 GMT

THE Honesty Group of cafés each reflect the company ethos, but also put their own personal stamp on their premises. Honesty Lambourn is situated in the centre of the village, where the racing community can have breakfast, business meetings take place and regular groups of friends turn up and know th

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It's Groundhog Day for Robinson's men

more / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:23:06 GMT

THATCHAM Town manager Danny Robinson believes his side has been out of luck in recent weeks. The Kingfishers crashed to their seventh defeat of the season in the Southern League Division 1 South when they lost 2-0 against Moneyfields at Waterside Park on Saturday. Two second-half goals from Steve Hu

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FORMER St Bartholomew pupil Ollie Hassell-Collins has set his sights on playing for England under-20s in the Six Nations and junior rugby World Cup. The 19-year-old made his senior debut for London Irish – playing 80 minutes in their 38-29 victory against Cornish Pirates – on October 27. Not only di

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HUNGERFORD Town player/manager says his side will relish the opportunity when they host Billericay Town this weekend. Saturday’s opponents are currently top of the National League South and are enjoying life in their debut season after they were promoted from the Isthmian League last year. Despite B

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What's On November 15-21

more / Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:52:00 GMT

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15 Newbury District Ornithological Club talk by Dr Peter Gasson, Sub Antarctic New Zealand. All welcome, meeting starts at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church Hall, Greenham. More details (01488) 682301 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16 Glitz and Glamour night in aid of Hope for Gemma, Bishopswood Golf Co

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