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Penny Post June 22

Local News   this week includes: Hungerford Town Council launches a judicial review, proposed tenancy legislation, hidden books and planning and ...

Local News June 22-29

Including Hungerford opts for a judicial review, matters arising from (and preceding) the Queen’s Speech, high-rise safety, police news, good causes ...

Beetroot Risotto with Walnuts and Provolone

This risotto recipe from Masterchef Semi-Finalist Ollie Hunter at The Wheatsheaf in Chilton Foliat celebrates the new beetroot just in season. Makes 4 ...

From 1 September 2017 Excalibur Academies Trust will have vacancies at four of its academies – Burbage Primary School, Oare Primary School, St ...

Thinking Together about Mental Health

Healthwatch West Berkshire Initiative Thinking Together 2017 Provides Vital Voice for Mental Health As part of an ongoing commitment to focussing on the ...

Kintbury Annex for Rent

Lovely annex for rent for one or two people on the edge of the picturesque village of Kintbury in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ...

Microbeads: Their Effect on the Environment

Microbeads: Their Effect on the Environment and Why You Don’t Have to Stomach Them by Carol Aplin | posted in: Uncategorised | 0 In my recent blog post ...

June Gardening with Head Gardener Bob Davison

It’s hard for a gardener to completely relax until the late frosts of May have passed. At the time, when burnt leaves of the ash, the walnut and the ...

June Quiz

Welcome to the Penny Post June Quiz, on the theme of novels. This month we’re breaking with convention and having two prizes, both kindly donated by ...

What influences your decision on which car to buy?

Initial purchase price, depreciation, insurance, road tax and fuel economy are all big factors. But what about repair costs? The salesmen don’t often ...

Beekeeping in June

Beekeeping in June has been decidedly warm over the past week.  I’m not complaining about the lovely weather but a full bee suit and rubber wellington ...