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Keifer strikes for Johnson Houghton

more / Sat, 18 May 2019 11:40:26 GMT

OWNER-breeder Spencer Chapman, who narrowly missed out on a famous win in the 2008 Melbourne Cup when Bauer was beaten a nose, hopes to return to Australia with a new candidate after Keifer secured his first victory at Newbury on Friday. The half-brother of Bauer, Keifer demonstrated the potential o

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Community shop scoops rural 'Oscar'

more / Sat, 18 May 2019 07:58:46 GMT

A WEST Berkshire community hub has put in an Oscar-winning performance. Hampstead Norreys Community Shop won in the village shop/post office category of the South East Countryside Alliance Regional Awards.  Known as the rural ‘Oscars’, the annual awards celebrate and promote rural businesses, Britis

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Price of a school meal to rise 10p

more / Sat, 18 May 2019 07:57:32 GMT

THE cost of a school meal in Hampshire is set to go up by 10 pence from September. Parents across the county will be asked to pay £2.40 instead of £2.30 for a hot two-course meal. Unpredictable weather, Brexit and alternatives to single-use plastic have been blamed for the increase. The decision was

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Newbury Racecourse profit rises

more / Sat, 18 May 2019 07:56:14 GMT

NEWBURY Racecourse has recorded an increased profit and turnover despite a drop in the number of visitors last year compared to 2017.  Total turnover in 2018 increased by eight per cent to £19.29m, up from £17.81m in 2017, while profit after tax increased by 52 per cent to £1.79m, from £1.18m. The i

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Aldermaston fall at the final hurdle

more / Fri, 17 May 2019 19:57:58 GMT

AFC Aldermaston suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat against Wantage Town in the final of the Reading Senior Cup at Reading's Madejski Stadium on Friday night. Wantage opened scoring after 23 minutes when the ball fell to winger Jack Dunmall on the left-wing. The midfielder had time and space before curling

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The Newbury Weekly News has won the 'Newspaper of the Year' award (over 10,000 circulation) at the Regional Press Awards in London on Friday afternoon. NWN editor Andy Murrill and news editor Dan Cooper were at the awards which were held at the IET, Savoy Place, London. Meanwhile, photographer Phil

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Tadley Calleva announce new manager

more / Fri, 17 May 2019 15:24:00 GMT

TADLEY Calleva has today (Friday) announced the appointment of Adam Clark as the new first-team manager. After former manager Danny Dolan stepped down last week, the Barlows Park club were made to find a replacement for the 2019/20 campaign. Clark, who has gained experience with Basingstoke Town, wi

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As summer appears to have ended before it began, we’re sure you are looking for something to do indoors this weekend. Well, look no further – it’s time to enter the NWN Best in Business Awards. Continuing our series, today we look at a few more of the categories in detail and give you the low-down o

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We'll have pictures and reaction to Lockinge Day in next week's Newbury Weekly News - out on Thursday. And that's all from us folks! Thanks for following our LIVE BLOG over the past two days of racing at Newbury Racecourse. It's a victory for Maidstone trainer Linda Jewell in the final race of the w

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FALKLAND 1st team captain Jason Williams has praised his side’s performance, despite falling to defeat against Cove on Saturday. Falkland suffered a four-wicket defeat away from home in their opening game of the Thames Valley Division 1 campaign. “It was an excellent performance with mixed emotions,

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Balding hoping for King Power glory

more / Fri, 17 May 2019 08:41:19 GMT

ANDREW Balding, trainer of Beat The Bank, is hoping he can provide owners King Power Racing Co Ltd with their first Group 1 winner in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday.  The five-year-old has staked a claim for this weekend’s showpiece after winning the Group 2 bet365 M

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Neighbourhood Watch meeting cancelled

more / Fri, 17 May 2019 06:15:33 GMT

A Neighbourhood Watch meeting has been cancelled because of the upcoming European Elections. The Newbury and Thatcham Neighbourhood Watch meeting was planned to be held in the West Berkshire Council chamber on Monday.  But with the European elections being held on Thursday, May 23 the council needs

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GLAMOROUS guests will be vying for the prize of best dressed as Ladies Day returns to Newbury Racecourse this weekend. Sophie Ellis-Bextor and The Feeling guitarist Richard Jones will perform at the official after-party on Saturday. Hosting a 90-minute set straight after racing, the husband-and-wife

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LOCAL groups and businesses worked to turn West Berkshire purple as part of an international awareness campaign for people suffering from fibromyalgia. Healthwatch West Berkshire (HWWB) joined forces with the Department of Pain Medicine at Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH) for the event last weekend. A

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Dolan waves goodbye to Tadley

more / Thu, 16 May 2019 15:41:28 GMT

DANNY Dolan believes it was the ‘right time’ to take a break and step down as manager of Tadley Calleva. The decision was made last weekend by Dolan, who called time on his Tadley career after eight seasons in charge. And although he hasn’t left to join another team, he felt it was time to step away

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Jacob relishing Madejski challenge

more / Thu, 16 May 2019 14:32:31 GMT

AFC Aldermaston manager Declan Jacob believes his side have ‘nothing to lose’ when they face Wantage Town in the final of the Reading Senior Cup at the Madejski Stadium on Friday night. Wantage, who won the Hellenic Premier Division, are favourites to lift the trophy, but Jacob is confident his play

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Ken Condon is hoping Romanised can upset the odds again and deliver victory in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes with his first runner after following a similar path to 12 months ago with last year’s surprise Irish 2,000 Guineas winner. Romanised sprang a 25-1 shock in the Curragh Classic last year thre

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Experience is helping Lauren to develop

more / Thu, 16 May 2019 12:45:00 GMT

FORMER Hungerford cricket club player Lauren Bell is pleased to be featuring in more games as the new season is up and running. Bell has played in each of Berkshire’s county championship games, where they have won all three, including last weekend’s 74-run win against Somerset. “We have a really str

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WEST Berkshire Council and gas distribution company SGN are blaming each other for the longer-than-anticipated closure of Mill Lane in Newbury. The road has been shut since April 15 to allow SGN to renew a gas main.  It was meant to reopen last Friday (May 10), but is now due to reopen tomorrow (Fri

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PATRICK Chambers has admitted that he only wants to ‘look forward’ after recently becoming the new chairman of Hungerford Town. Chambers, alongside vice-chairman Carl Reader, has only been in the job a matter of weeks and is already looking ahead to the future. The pair were speaking about the curre

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