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  • 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 ...

    Unexplained death of local stalwart

    Tuesday, 26 April 2016.

    Nick Fritz, former president of the Hungerford Rotary Club and treasurer for the Hungerford and District Community Arts Festival has died in mysterious circumstances.  Police were called to his h...

    Cattle back on the common

    Monday, 25 April 2016.

    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 ...

    EU Referendum - MP Wants Your Views

    Monday, 25 April 2016.

    In a rather unusual move for a politician, local MP Richard Benyon is keen to canvass opinion from his constituents ahead of the EU referendum on 23rd June. No slave to the party line, the independ...

    Lis Allen Strikes Again

    Thursday, 31 March 2016.

    The indefatigable Lis Allen, Hungerford's very own pioneering personal development advocate, has announced some new dates for her wildly popular Vagina Dialogues event as well as the creation of her...

    People power saves the libraries

    Monday, 21 March 2016.

    Few would describe West Berkshire as the home of radical protest but when the District Council announced plans to close eight out of their nine district libraries this year, local people rose up and...

    Neale Marney's gift to Hungerford

    Wednesday, 16 March 2016.

    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...

    Unrest over proposed library closures continues

    Tuesday, 15 March 2016.

    Book lovers, usually a peaceful breed, have been goaded into direct action by the proposed library closures across West Berkshire. Local residents have been staging a series of protests to get the cou...
    Ultimate Wedding Show 2018
    This September, Donnington Grove Hotel will be hosting their 2018 Wedding Show, offering a relaxed day out for couples tying the knot. On Sunday the 2nd of September they will hold an immersive wedding show...

    Donnington Grove Wedding Fair exhibitors preview part 3
    The third part in our series featuring wedding suppliers who will be exhibiting at the Donningtone Grove Country Club Wedding Fair on Sunday 2nd September, 2018 at 11:00am.

    Everything you need for your wedding, at Donnington Grove
    Sunday 2nd September, 2018 at 11:00am Weddings can be stressful, but they don’t have to be! Whether you are starting from scratch or looking for the final touches for your day, Donnington Grove’s Wedding show 2018 has everything you need to bring it all together

    A cruise for me, free for you!
    Fancy experiencing a cruise and bringing your loved one for free?

    A brand new local jobs board
    Hungerford TOWNSITE™ is well established as a conduit for local people featuring news, events, attractions and special offers and NOW we've added a LOCAL JOBS BOARD to our already successful mix. This comprehensive section aims to connect with local job hunters in a friendly and more engaging way

    Luxury Health Club offer: FREE personal training sessions
    We all know that getting fit is imperative to feeling great and looking our best but finding the right place to exercise can be the missing piece of the jigsaw.

    Make a wish come true
    David Chambers and his colleagues from Elcot Park Hotel in Newbury have taken on a challenge.

    Open Studio at Little hidden farm
    Local artists Sue and Claire Acworth are participating in Marlborough Open Studios: an event where artists across the North Wessex Chalk Downs (AONB) open their studios for members of the public to come and view their work in its natural setting.

    Beautiful Neranjo Limestone: 20% off
    Treat your home this summer with these beautiful flagstones in Neranjo limestone.

    Three Swans exclusive: 25% off your food bill
    The Three Swans in Hungerford are offering a sizzling summer deal this month for Townsite readers.

    Getting to know you… Cobbs, much more than a farm shop
    As you walk into Cobbs newly refurbished and extended café, it’s easy to see why this business is thriving.

    Get pampered at Donnington Grove
    This month Donnington Grove Hotel has revealed its grand opening of Avalon Retreat: a purpose built new salon set in the grounds of this beautiful hotel.

    #2 laid back honeymoon ideas 2018
    Pick an idyllic spot in the Mediterranean, combine it with panoramic coastal walks, snorkeling and beautiful turquoise waters to make it a perfect honeymoon!

    Freedom of the town awards
    Last month, three upstanding citizens from our local community: Norman Barr, Chris Scorey and Catherine Wooliston were presented with the prestigious Freedom of the Town award for 2018, recognising their unique contributions to Hungerford.

    Luxury honeymoon on a budget
    Are you getting married over the Christmas period in 2018? Fare Wise Travel are offering an exclusive 7-night winter beach-chillout honeymoon with an all-inclusive luxury package.

    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

    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.

    Compared to many towns, Hungerford High Street is in good shape. It is better now than it has been for years...

    Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special experience.

    Next time you visit Littlecote House keep a wary eye out for ghosts. That black dog you see on the stairs may not be all it seems!

    Enjoy your visit and don't foget to let us know how it went