More jobs cut at telecoms giant

Telecoms giant Nortel – which is based in Maidenhead – lays off another 150 staff across the UK without redundancy pay.

Fire allowance up 350%

The Royal Berkshire Fire Authority agrees to give its members a 350% allowance increase – from 400 to 1,800.

‘UK Schindler’ in birthday flight

A man known as the “British Schindler” for saving hundreds of Jewish children celebrates turning 100 with a microlight flight.

Body in woods is missing banker

A banker who went missing from his London home with two shotguns is found dead in woods in Berkshire.

Man ‘on cusp’ of bomb campaign

A would-be bomber was found carrying parts of an explosive device when arrested by chance, a court hears.

Come and enjoy a cup of tea in the park!

10:30 on 09/07/2009: Newbury and District NCT invite you to the cheeky monkey’s tea party in the bandstand at Victoria Park, Newbury. Join in the fun and games including mask making, games, singing, juice and cakes! Help raise funds to support the Early Days Helpline.

Steam train crash on mini railway

Thirteen people are treated by paramedics after a steam train crashes on a narrow gauge railway in Berkshire.

Heatwave warning for parts of UK

A heatwave alert is issued by the Met Office, with the east and south-east of England the hottest over the next few days.

Epilepsy Action Guildford Support Group Meeting

Guildford Epilepsy Branch is a support group for people living with epilepsy, their parents, carers in Surrey and North East Hampshire. Please bring your friends along as well. The speaker will be Wendy from the charity Canine Partners, which…

Woods body ‘had gunshot wounds’

An investigation has launched after the body of a man was discovered in woodland in Berkshire.

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