News Roundup

Out-of-control bonfire sets summer house ablaze

03/07/2015 17:06:24

A SUMMER house was destroyed after a neighbouring bonfire got out of control this afternoon.

At around 12.30pm this afternoon, Dee Road fire station were called to a spreading bonfire in Pangbourne Road, Upper Basildon.

Neighbours had alerted the fire crew after they saw a neighbour's summer …

Armed police rush into Reading station following security alert

03/07/2015 16:35:10

ARMED police swooped on Reading railway station in a security alert which saw dozens of officers swarm onto the platforms this afternoon.

Clock ticking for retail award nominations

03/07/2015 10:01:13

THERE are just a few days left for businesses and customers to submit nominations to become the top retailers in town.

Nominations for the Reading…

Man jailed after secret stash of heroin found by police

02/07/2015 13:54:16

A MAN was jailed for four years last week after police found heroin stashed behind a secret panel in his car.

Police were tracking a Nissan Qas…

Reading Blue Coat School headteacher moves to Abingdon School

02/07/2015 08:47:11

THE headteacher of Reading Blue Coat School in Sonning has announced he will be leaving next September.

Fire crew welcomes new recruit, Freddie the fire station ferret

Police officer trapped in car had to be cut out

Reading town centre used as set for new McDonald's advert

Man, 35, due in court following sexual assault of elderly woman in Wargrave

Men in life rings bring roads to a standstill as emergency services come to the rescue

Gang jailed for robbery

Benefits of Heathrow expansion 'considerably greater', commission says

Lowfield Road in Caversham evacuated after gas cylinder fire

Crowds come out for Armed Forces Day

University petition hits 1000 signatures

Around Reading

Council promises to help Reading Rockets progress

11/06/2015 13:45:20

READING Borough Council say they will do everything they can to help Reading Rockets attain top-flight basketball in the town.

Rockets confirme…

Meat theft in Sonning shop prompts release of CCTV footage by police

21/05/2015 07:06:21

CCTV images have been released by police following a theft incident in Sonning Common that saw a woman steal meat from a shop.

The incident took p…

Pet owner warns residents following vicious dog attack by trio of German Shepherds

21/05/2015 07:05:54

A “TERRIFYING” attack has led a pet-owner to warn residents after her dog was savagely bitten by three animals in an east Reading park.

The 47-yea…

Drivers mounting pavements to avoid learner drivers clogging up road

Professional Coaches visit Blue Coat

Police appeal after broken chair thrown at Bradford City fans at Madejski Stadium

Nathaniel Chalobah says kick racism out of football with Southcote youngsters

A lion’s share of drama

Children's colourful creations on display

Plenty of winners at equestrian day

The plaice to be!

Dedication to British Legion celebrated

Overcrowding worries allayed

Reading FC

Ali Al-Habsi training with Reading FC

02/07/2015 13:21:33

READING FC have taken a step towards solving their goalkeeping dilemma by making a move for Ali Al-Habsi.

The 33-year-old, released by Wigan at the end of the last season, is currently training with the Royals.

Al-Habsi will spend the next couple of days at Hogwood where he's playing for a …

Steven Reid excited by 'perfect' Reading FC

02/07/2015 10:58:23

STEVEN Reid believes Reading FC is the “perfect” club for him to launch his coaching career – and thanked boss Steve Clarke for giving him an “unbel…

Reading FC sign Paul McShane on free transfer

02/07/2015 10:52:22

READING FC have completed the capture of Paul McShane on a three-year deal.

The 29-year-old becomes Steve Clarke's third summer signing after foll…

Stephen Quinn signs for Reading FC on free transfer

30/06/2015 11:04:27

STEPHEN Quinn has become Steve Clarke’s second summer signing after agreeing terms with the Royals.

The 29-year-old rejected an offer from Hull…

Reading FC complete capture of Orlando Sa

29/06/2015 15:43:48

READING FC have made their first signing of the summer by finalising a deal for Orlando Sa.

The 27-year-old joins on a three-year deal and will …

Reading FC close to completing Stephen Quinn signing

29/06/2015 14:39:32

READING FC are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Hull City midfielder Stephen Quinn.

The 29-year-old will undergo a medical today ahead …

Reading FC due to announce Dave Beasant as goalkeeping coach

25/06/2015 14:03:01

Mikkel Andersen ends Reading FC stay

Reading FC announce new sponsorship deal with Carabao

Reading FC boss Steve Clarke targets summer signings before Thailand trip

Kevin Keen calm over lack of Reading FC signings

Reading FC willing to listen to offers for Hal Robson-Kanu

Jem Karacan on verge of Galatasaray move

Reading FC paired with Colchester United in Capital One Cup

Fran Kirby stars in England win

Alex Pearce stands by Reading FC reshuffle

Going out

A line-up to make you laugh

02/07/2015 09:00:31

It’s that time of year where the Edinburgh Preview returns to South Hill Park featuring an array of wonderfully tear-in…

Untold stories to be told

A must-see open air forest tale

Fusing Victorian mysteries into one grisly investigation


First Night Review: Boeing Boeing

21/06/2015 13:31:56

Marc Camoletti’s jet-setting farce has been circling the world since the 1960s and has just landed at Sonning to take o…

Curtain Up: The Deranged Marriage

Up close and personal with Texas

Get intimate with new album from Fairport Convention


Removals Help is at hand in the London Area with Best Van and Man

20/05/2015 15:14:20

Who are they?

With seven years in the business, Best Van and Man have been helping Londoners and other movers in the …

Defence manufacturer awarded gran

Newsagent fined £500 after selling alcohol to 14-year-old

Phone firm do their bit at farm

Reading Retail Awards

Mover and shaker in cocktail world is nominated for award

26/06/2015 08:10:43

A mixologist who conjures up a range of cocktails has been nominated for a Reading Retail Award.

Family treasure trove shop is nominated for an award

Life's a picnic for staff at inde cafe nominated for retail award

Happy diners full of praise for restaurant

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