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    Monday, 30 November 2015.

    According to studies, 82% of us now worry about money some or most of the time, a staggering 22% increase from 2011. It's not just individuals. Even businesses are eating into their slender margins w...

    Calling all landlords

    Friday, 13 November 2015.

    With no shortage of tenants, Hungerford is one of the easiest towns in England for landlords to rent their properties. With yields of around 3-5% letting your property is a certain way to generate s...

    But at what Costa?

    Monday, 31 August 2015.

    It's the issue that just won't go away: can the steadily declining footfall on Hungerford's High Street be arrested by the presence of a chain store? While people love Hungerford for its unique mix o...

    Footfall in freefall but Townsite rocketing

    Friday, 04 September 2015.

    A recent report in the Newbury Weekly News has confirmed what Hungerford traders have long been saying - the number of people on the high street is plummeting. Figures released by West Berkshire C...

    A very social network

    Thursday, 06 August 2015.

    Hungerford Chamber of Commerce welcomes applications for membership. For the desultory sum of £50 per annum, the views and concerns of local businesses and retailers have an effective platform for ...

    Local knowledge can save your business ££

    Friday, 03 July 2015.

    Sick of Banks and Comparison Websites ? Read on. Here's a heart-warming tale for those of us who have spent teeth-gnashing hours on the internet or sitting in our local bank trying to get an insuranc...

    ‘Hungerford is fantastic’ says local MP

    Friday, 30 January 2015.

    Local MP Richard Benyon discusses returning economic optimism in Hungerford and the importance of local small businesses and retailers....

    Development funding bid

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014.

    A proposal is to invest £1.86m to help develop the local economy in priority areas including small businesses, farming, forestry, rural tourism, rural services, culture and heritage has been submi...

    Tea dance for Inkpen village hall

    Thursday, 11 September 2014.

    Trip the light fantastic and enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon tea all at the same time at a Tea Dance coming up at Inkpen Village Hall. The tea dance, which is in aid of fund raising for the village...

    Classic horse book sells for £2500

    Friday, 29 August 2014.

    A classic second edition book of illustration studies called ‘The Anatomy of the Horse’ by English artist George Stubbs (1724-1806) has just sold at Hungerford’s Great Grooms antiques showrooms ...
    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