Fire fighter charity car wash

Wokingham Fire Station hosted a charity car wash on Saturday April 25. The annual event was to raise monies for the Fire Fighter’s Charity which looks after the welfare of serving and ex-fire fighters across the UK. Fire fighter Ross Burton said: “We raised just under £1,000 on the day which is a fantastic effort…

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Review: Berzerk’s Hood moves and challenges you

“Did you enjoy that?” director Matt Whitelock asked as I left the Oakwood Centre, having just watched the opening night of Hood. “Well…” I said, hesitating, “enjoy is not the word.”…

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Christine places music and movement on canvas

  Berkshire-based visual artist and arts communicator Christine Holley is currently holding an exhibition of her paintings and drawings at The Peacock Gallery, Earley – nestled inside Maiden Erlegh School. It runs until the end of the month.…

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Grease is the word for school’s new auditorium

Students proved that a stage was the one that they wanted when they christened their new auditorium with a gala performance of the popular musical Grease, watched by Mayors, councillors and a host of VIPs.…

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Freeze! Wokingham Borough council tax to stay unchanged

Wokingham Borough residents will see no change in the Council Tax rates if the budget for the next financial year is approved at a Council meeting next week. If passed, it means that a Band D property will once again pay just £1,246.21 over the course of the year.…

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Review: Educating Rita at The Mill At Sonning

Director Robin Herford and set designer Michael Holt, along with the rest of the crew at The Mill at Sonning, give us a gem of a production of Willy Russell’s timeless masterpiece Educating Rita. The actors, Stuart Fox (Frank) and Laura Doddington (Rita) are a two-handed tour de force performing with humour, angst and perfect…

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Vive la Cookham! A French feast awaits in Berkshire

  Noel Stopien has turned his passion for French food and wine into a successful delicatessen which he runs with his son Nicholas. Deliciously French is situated on Station Hill in Cookham where you can find treats from across the English Channel, including cheese, wine and charcuterie goods.…

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Free swimming for kids in Wokingham this half-term

With half-term getting ever closer, parents looking for things to do will be delighted to learn that Wokingham Borough swimming pools will be offering free swimming sessions for children and teenagers.…

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Wokingham UKIP candidate’s 100 reasons to vote for him

The UKIP parliamentary candidate for Wokingham in this year’s General Election has written a blog post outlining 100 reasons why he thinks people should make the change and vote for him. Phil Cunnington said that he is always happy to answer where he can and is currently touring the constituency “doing just that”.…

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Wokingham Libraries to join in Harry Potter book night

Muggles everywhere are being invited to Wokingham Borough libraries on Thursday, February 5 to celebrate the first-ever worldwide Harry Potter book night. The event is a chance for youngsters to come dressed as their favourite character from the ever-popular series of books and share the wonder of J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories with the next generation…

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