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Happy New Year to all our readers

Happy New Year to all our readers and thanks to your support, 2017 looks set to be our best yet. Since our launch in Hungerford in 2013 we have continually strived to improve the site with more content and features and the figures suggest we are on the right track.The number of hits the site received last year were around 70,000 but

crucially, page views increased by 60% - the surest sign there is that people are lingering on the site and reading the articles.

We’re thrilled but not complacent. Our aim today is the same as it was...

 

 What, No Snow?!
At a time of year when skiers are planning their annual jaunt to the slopes, comes the news that there is not much of the white stuff to be had. Traditional resorts are reporting very poor snowfall a...
 The Resolutions Revolution
Many of us make doomed resolutions for the New Year; we are going to get fit, join a gym or give up smoking and swearing. We all know that these bold promises made to ourselves rarely come to fruit...
 The Great Sunday Lunch
There isn't a great deal to write home about in January. Usually, we're broke and bloated from the Christmas excesses but there is an affordable way to build a treat into your midwinter routine, tha...
 Final images from a fabulous evening
As the fireworks approach at 9pm with the crowd moving to the canal bridge and the Croft Green to watch here are some more faces in the crowd from tonight's exceptional Extravaganza....
 Here comes the parade
With added extras to mark the 25th anniversary, Santa pulled by his two horses and a Victorian bus amongst them, the parade paraded and was broadcast live on the Townsite Facebook Events Hungerford pa...
 A cracking evening cracks on!
More images from this evening's extraordinary Extravaganza. A massive crowd enjoying what's turning out to be one of the best to date....
 25th Victorian Extravaganza full steam ahead
The 25th Hungerford Victorian Extravaganza was opened this evening at 5pm by organiser Neil Marney and Mayor Martin Crane....
 A life lived in full colour
Call it time of year or time of life, but we have been feeling a little jaded of late in the Townsite offices. At a recent fashion show in the Town Hall a rather twinkly creature with a smile which ...
 Beavers on the endangered list
Berkshire Scouts are desperately trying to recruit new leaders for their 1st Hungerford Beaver Colony. A rite of passage for our boys and girls, joining the Beavers is the first step to becoming a ...
 Wale watching
Townsite joins Tim Wale from Tutts Clump for a demonstration of how proper pressing makes proper cider...
 Catwalk comes to Hungerford
Fashionistas and Hungerford are not two words you would normally see together, yet last Thursday witnessed an extraordinary fusion of style and beauty in our very own Town Hall as several hundred exci...
 Elizabeth Jane Howard revealed
The 2016 Hungerford Literary Festival got off to a very classy start with biographer Artemis Cooper, giving a talk in the Town Hall about her new book, A Dangerous Innocence, which lays bare the life ...
 A peek below stairs
Stuart Hofgartner has arguably done more than any other local businessman to keep the flame of Hungerford antique trading alight. His TV appearances on Dickinson's Real Deals in the last twelve years ...
 Two for joy
Cobbs Farm Shop on the Bath Road, Hungerford just got that bit more fabulous with the addition of talented florists, Martin and the Magpie. With a shop already on Hungerford High Street, Martin and ...
Amazing travel deals - Hot or Cold
If you're prepared to get out of the blocks quick, there are some extraordinary travels deals to be had in 2017.

Get married for free
With the cost of weddings spiralling and the inevitable battles about who to invite, couples are opting to marry abroad in greater numbers than ever before

Elegance at a price you can afford (with free Prosecco!)
As we battle our way through the dismal days of January and February, small treats do much keep our spirits up.

Weekday Rental Property, North End near Newbury
Significantly more affordable, and indeed comfortable, than a hotel or boarding house, this extremely well presented two-bedroom cottage is an ideal opportunity for those who make a weekly commute to the Newbury are

A hidden treasure
Slap bang in the middle of town but located down a quiet side street, Lusso is the ideal retreat from the seasonal shopping crowds and a great festive treat for the children. This Italian-themed kitchen keeps its menus simple...