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  • Crane swings into action

    Wednesday, 29 March 2017.

    In a significant initiative to promote tourism and attract inward investment to Hungerford, the Mayor, Martin Crane OBE is 'blending resources' with the Town Council and the Town and Manor to boost th...

    A time to remember

    Thursday, 23 March 2017.

    Today we can remember PC Kieth Palmer, a husband, a father and a police officer who tragically lost his life yesterday in Westminster in the line of duty.  The death of a colleague in such trag...

    Hungerford loses it orangeman in sudden death

    Friday, 17 March 2017.

    Hungerford is in shock after the sudden death on 28th February, of Paul Lewington. As the town's Tutti Day Orangeman since 2003, Mr Lewington's ceremonial duties for the Town and Manor of Hungerfo...

    Post Office to close

    Wednesday, 01 February 2017.

    It is a tale of our times and last week it was announced that the latest Post Office to close will be in Martin's newsagents on the High Street when the store's current lease expires on 21st April. A ...

    Benyon helps to banish the blues

    Wednesday, 01 February 2017.

    Always a staunch and vocal advocate for mental health provision, West Berkshire's MP Richard Benyon recently attended the launch of Brighter Berkshire, a community-led initiative to make 2017 the Year...

    Under the Bridge

    Wednesday, 30 November 2016.

    Given the proximity of the TOWNSITE™ offices in Hungerford to the railway bridge we can't help but notice the number of drivers that seem to be blind to the bridge height warnings. Last night it ...

    Beavers on the endangered list

    Thursday, 17 November 2016.

    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 ...

    Townsite Goes to Marlborough

    Friday, 19 August 2016.

    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  ...

    Word's most famous Steam Engine blows through town

    Thursday, 09 June 2016.

    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 28t...

    Row, row,row your boat… all the way for Dingley!

    Tuesday, 03 May 2016.

    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 ...
    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