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  • Championing children’s charities for 2018

    Monday, 02 April 2018.

    Berkshire is home to some truly fantastic causes. We have some “outstanding” local schools and nurseries that are doing vital work to raise the next generation: educating them on emotional, phys...

    Walking home for Christmas

    Wednesday, 20 December 2017.

    MP Richard Benyon will be walking home for Christmas this year having been banned from driving for six months after texting at the wheel. Pictured above with Lord Coe, possibly picking up a few tips...

    Come Dine With Hungerford - seeking local contestants

    Wednesday, 15 November 2017.

    YOUR CHANCE TO BE ON NATIONAL TV It is the nation’s favourite tea time show and it’s coming to our doorstep to film the next series of this classic TV show! Come Dine With Me has been a staple...

    BMW donated for a good cause

    Wednesday, 08 November 2017.

    SWIFT Medics are trained volunteer pre-hospital emergency care doctors who attend road traffic accidents and medical emergencies in Wiltshire when an incident is so serious that the NHS ambulance te...

    Lit Fest launches with Drinks at Dick’s

    Wednesday, 11 October 2017.

    Last night a lively crowd gathered to celebrate the launch of the upcoming Literary Festival at Dick Lovett’s gorgeous glass-fronted first floor showroom. Local literary heavyweights Gill Hornby ...

    Lit Fest gets new sponsorship

    Saturday, 12 August 2017.

    Hungerford’s acclaimed Literary Festival has attracted generous support from Dick Lovett BMW and Mini for 2017. Now in its sixth year, The Hungerford Literary Festival will be held on 13-15 Octob...

    Local support for Grenfell tragedy

    Friday, 16 June 2017.

    As the fatalities mount following the horrific blaze at Grenfell Tower in West London, the survivors are in desperate need, their homes and possessions totally destroyed by the fire. Many of them ha...

    Lord Coe loves Hungerford

    Tuesday, 09 May 2017.

    Olympic medal winner and Chairman of FIFA's Ethics Committee, Sebastian Coe was at the opening of Hungerford's Barrs Yard on Friday. Lord Coe, who attended the event to support his God daughter, lov...

    Temporary reprieve for post office

    Friday, 21 April 2017.

    There can be few Hungerford residents who are not aware that the Post Office in Martin McColl’s is due to close this Friday 21st April. While the Post Office continues to look for permanent premises...

    Benyon on Brexit

    Thursday, 30 March 2017.

    As Britain serves divorce papers on Europe with the triggering of Article 50 and we head into the great unknown of Brexit, local MP Richard Benyon has pledged to immerse himself in legislation such ...
    Blooming botany
    Martin and the Magpie has never been one to rest on its laurels. Hungerford’s most contemporary florist is always looking for ways to push the trend and as the saying goes “a rolling stone gathers no moss”.

    VIP access at Donnington Country Club
    Donnington Grove have something extraordinary up their sleeves this month; an exclusive outdoor sculpture exhibition taking place in their tranquil walled gardens.

    Aldbourne’s fun run is back
    Dust off your running shoes and get ready for the annual Aldbourne 5k run

    Honeymoon? You need a honeypot!
    Over the last century newlyweds have been evolving, much rarer is the trepidation of a blushing bride about to leave her family home for the first time.

    Afternoon tea, Pimm’s for me!
    Blandy’s bistro are renowned for their extraordinary afternoon tea. It is a banquet affair with a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, homemade scones with tiptree preserve and clotted cream along with a variety of homemade cakes.

    Getting fruity with the Tutti Men
    The Tutti men went above and beyond duty this year to collect their kisses; symbolic of the tradition of collecting rent from the commoner’s houses owned by the John O' Gaunt estate, as one was seen claiming a ladder to fashion one!

    Championing children’s charities for 2018
    Berkshire is home to some truly fantastic causes. We have some “outstanding” local schools and nurseries that are doing vital work to raise the next generation...

    18 idyllic championship holes
    Once considered the preserve of retired bank managers, the game of golf has been re-branded for a new generation and not only now has mass appeal, but in certain quarters is even considered quite groovy

    Why live in Hungerford?
    Those of us who live here don't have to think twice, we love it and, you've had a job to persuade us to go elsewhere.

    Walks in around Hungerford
    Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special experience. Throughout the summer, we will be publishing details of some of the best and favourite walks in the town and its surrounding villages and countryside