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  • 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...

    Local School Feeling the Squeeze

    Monday, 14 March 2016.

    The town's needs may be growing but provision is shrinking. Hungerford Primary School is the latest victim in a series of cuts which have affected the library, local buses, the Children's Centre and...

    Vive La Resistance to Library Closures!

    Tuesday, 23 February 2016.

    Friends of Hungerford Library, the group which formed to oppose the planned closure of Hungerford's greatly loved community hub, is holding a public consultation at 7pm on Friday 19th February in the ...

    Proposed Library Closures Met With Fury

    Friday, 12 February 2016.

    When plans were announced last week to close eight of West Berkshire's nine libraries, Hungerford residents responded with anger and swift determination to oppose the plans. Irony seemed to be lost on...
    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