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Word's most famous Steam Engine blows through town

The Legendary Flying Scotsman thrilled railway enthusiasts and onlookers as its famous green livery and sleek lines sped through Hungerford as part of its London to Salisbury journey on Saturday 28th May. Excited spectators lined the route throughout West Berkshire

to get a glimpse of the world's best known steam locomotive with its thrilling sounds, smells and huge plumes of steam. Originally built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), the Flying Scotsman caught the...

 

 

 Wedding Venues in Hungerford 2016
Brett Symes Photography Perhaps the single most important question for any couple planning their wedding is, where? Each of us nurtures our fantasy location, that picture-perfect venue which prov...
 Literary Festival 2016 update
Tickets are selling fast for the 5th Hungerford Literary Festival to be held from 20th-23rd October. Big names like Jenni Murray and Artemis Cooper are adding lustre to this fantastic annual event, ...
 Talking Bollocks, a pair for the price of one
Previous participants of Lis Allen's ingenious Vagina Dialogues event will testify to its impact and ability to get people talking about all those issues we usually avoid - relationships, families, ...
 Rick Stein signs off for a Long Weekend
On Saturday 15th October at 12.30pm, celebrated chef and TV presenter, Rick Stein will be signing copies of his new book, Long Weekends, in the Hungerford Bookshop...
 British food champions, This is your moment
The search is on for the most imaginative and innovative celebration of British food during British Food Fortnight, which takes place from 17th September to 2nd October 2016. A jamboree of all thing...
 Hungerford Cook off 2016 -  Get your pinny on
In recent years the British have become passionate about their grub and following the theme of this year's British Food Fortnight, the Hungerford Cook Off, forming part of the Hungerford Food Festiv...
 Townsite Goes to Marlborough
After a year in the planning, Townsite Marlborough has just gone live! The success of the Hungerford Townsite prompted Marlborough residents and businesses to ask us when we could do the same  ...
 Hungerford Food Festival 2016
This perennial favourite on the Hungerford calendar returns for another year on Sunday 2nd October, 10.30-4pm, pleasing the foodies amongst us. With over forty stalls of local produce and delicious ...
 Hungerford Literary Festival 2016
20-23 OctoberNow in its 5th year, the 2016 Hungerford Literary Festival is shaping up to be the best yet, with fifteen events scheduled over four days. Organised by our award winning Hungerford Booksh...
 Row, row,row your boat… all the way for Dingley!
Having selected Dingley as their new charity for the Year today it was time for the staff of M&S to put some muscle behind their commitment to the children’s charity. And so they did, with a ...
 Queen's Birthday beacon burns
Images from the lighting of the Queen's birthday beacon at Hungerford's Trinangle Field...
 Cattle back on the common
What could be more spring-like than a new herd of young cattle grazing Hungerford Common? The new herd were recently turned out and have added a wonderfully bucolic feel to this beautiful stretch of ...
 Neale Marney's gift to Hungerford
With over thirty three years experience in the Ambulance Service, local hero Neale Marney was well aware that emergency medical cover was declining and so set about creating a system of defibrillato...
 Footfall in freefall but Townsite rocketing
A recent report in the Newbury Weekly News has confirmed what Hungerford traders have long been saying - the number of people on the high street is plummeting. Figures released by West Berkshire C...
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Raymond Blanc flies the flag for Great British Food
Food is fast becoming the nation's number one obsession. A groundswell of public demand has seen the move away from inferior, cheap, mass-produced imported food to a celebration of the quality produce we grow right here at home.

Luna re-launch
Hungerford's go-to destination for on-trend affordable fashion re-opened its doors after a fabulous re-fit just in time to launch their Autumn Collection.

And so to our next holiday
It is not just the break from our lives, but the sun itself so many of us crave - not easy to come by in West Berkshire in December