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Last member of powerful narcotics gang that flooded Reading's streets with heroin jailed

18 Apr 2014 08:00 • Nick Gutteridge

POLICE have landed a hammer blow in their war on drugs after a judge jailed the final member of a powerful narcotics gang capable of flooding Reading’s streets with nearly half a million pounds worth of heroin.

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Judge praises undercover cops for Reading drugs sting

18 Apr 2014 07:59 • Nick Gutteridge

A JUDGE has praised the bravery of two undercover police officers who helped bring down some of Reading’s biggest drug lords.

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Updated: Burglar Luke Haywood jailed for nine years for mowing down PC Gareth Browning in Lower Earley Way

17 Apr 2014 17:00

A PRISONER on day release who mowed down a policeman in a stolen car and left him for dead has been jailed.

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Police appeal to find teenager attacked in west Reading

17 Apr 2014 16:59 • Andrew Belt

POLICE are trying to track down a teenage boy who was attacked and left with head injuries in west Reading.

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Water mains replacement work in Caversham Road, Reading, to end tomorrow

17 Apr 2014 14:20

MOTORISTS have been boosted by the news that water mains replacement work on Caversham Road will end tomorrow.

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Easter Treats

Sometimes being a vet takes all the fun out of Easter. Wandering down my supermarket aisle my eyes light on my favourite dark chocolate egg. Weighing in at 165 grams, I calculate it's enough to poison 66 chihuahuas. If I had just one Great Dane, still bad news. How about milk chocolate? A modest 65g egg is dangerous if eaten by any dog smaller than a Pug.

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The Week in Westminster: With Reading East MP Rob Wilson

WE have a short break from Westminster this week for Easter, so I thought I’d would raise a couple of local issues that are making me a bit grumpy at the moment.

We need to solve school's equation

Can we really afford to switch off?

The Week in Westminster: With Reading West MP Alok Sharma

Little green spaces are under attack

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Pearce: Reading FC are in a great position in Championship

18 Apr 2014 08:00 • Sportsdesk

ALEX Pearce insists Reading FC are in a ‘great position’ heading into the final four games of the Championship season.

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Reading Town beaten by Windsor FC in Berks & Berks Trophy final

17 Apr 2014 14:30 • Sportsdesk

READING Town suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Windsor FC in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy final on Tuesday evening.

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Injuries mount for Reading FC ahead of crucial Wigan Athletic clash

17 Apr 2014 09:30 • Sportsdesk

READING FC’s squad is set to be stretched to the limit over the coming days as they contend with a number of injuries to first-team players.

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Adkins: Reading FC were denied clear penalty in draw with Leicester

15 Apr 2014 14:00 • Sportsdesk

READING FC manager Nigel Adkins felt his side were denied a ‘clear’ penalty in their Championship clash with Leicester City on Monday evening.

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The Week in Westminster: With Reading East MP Rob Wilson

18 Apr 2014 09:32

WE have a short break from Westminster this week for Easter, so I thought I’d would raise a couple of local issues that are making me a bit grumpy at the moment.

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We need to solve school's equation

18 Apr 2014 09:31

IT PAINTS a telling picture that while a record number of children are celebrating being offered a place at their first choice of primary school, the percentage of youngsters getting allocated their number one option has dropped.

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Can we really afford to switch off?

18 Apr 2014 09:30

QUITE often I’ll merrily draft my column at some bizarre hour. I’m

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The Week in Westminster: With Reading West MP Alok Sharma

11 Apr 2014 09:31

INDIVIDUALS in work will feel a little better off at the end of this month, as they receive their first pay cheques following the increase in the Personal Allowance to £10,000 at the start of the tax yea

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Are You Listening? festival returns to Reading with huge line-up

17 Apr 2014 09:30

The fundraising festival with it’s finger firmly on the pulse of what’s fresh in music, Are You Listening? returns to Reading town centre on Saturday, April 26, after a successful debut in 2013.

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Royal Windsor Horse Show competition terms and conditions

17 Apr 2014 06:30

Royal Windsor Horse Show competition terms and conditions

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Best of British at The Orangery, Danesfield House

16 Apr 2014 09:30

Set in the beautiful Danesfield House in Marlow-on-Thames, The Orangery pulls off a blend of English delights with a continental twist.

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