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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...

 

 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 ...
 Creating the perfect Hungerford wedding
You've booked the venue, you've chosen the dress and you even know what flowers you want, but still you realise you've barely made a beginning. Weddings are sprawling unmanageable beasts, many-heade...
 Food glorious day
The sun shone, the crowds came and there was a definite buzz around this year's Food Festival. Not so long ago such a cornucopia of high quality, locally sourced produce would have had a definite air...
 Focus on local food
Hungerford may be an insignificant dot on the British map but when it comes to all things edible, don't be fooled by its size; it is a jewel in the crown of British food. Centuries of farming has fed ...
 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 pro...
 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...
 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  ...
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...