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Reading health bosses pledge to extend GP opening hours into evenings and weekends

20 Apr 2014 17:00 • Joe Gammie

HEALTH bosses have pledged to extend GPs’ hours into the evenings and weekends despite missing out on £5m in Government funding.

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Reading University students test their skills at successful dairy farm

20 Apr 2014 12:00 • James Ash

AGRICULTURE students put their skills to the test when they offered tips and advice to a successful dairy farm.

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More children miss out on first choice primary school in Reading

20 Apr 2014 08:00 • James Ash

MORE children missed out on their first choice of primary school this year.

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Reading's Lib Dem leader warns spiraling compensation fund could lead to squeeze on vital services

19 Apr 2014 17:00 • Nick Gutteridge

MORE claims to a compensation fund for underpaid female council employees could put a squeeze on vital services, fears Reading’s Lib Dem leader.

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Murderer who kicked Reading paedophile to death spoke of violent fantasies

19 Apr 2014 12:00

A CONVICTED murderer who kicked a paedophile to death in his cell while serving a life sentence had been encouraged to talk about violent fantasies during therapy sessions, an inquest heard.

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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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Wade backs London Irish ace Yarde to go the distance with England

19 Apr 2014 14:30 • Sportsdesk

THEY might have both spent more time on the treatment table rather than the pitch this season but Christian Wade believes he and Marland Yarde can be the duo to fire England to World Cup glory.

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Reading Rockets duo Wilcher and Lutz win national awards

19 Apr 2014 10:00 • Sportsdesk

READING Rockets’ Josh Wilcher has been named the England Basketball League Division One Player of the Year.

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Geraghty: London Irish want to build momentum with strong finish to season

18 Apr 2014 17:30 • Sportsdesk

LONDON Irish may now be mathematically safe from relegation from the Aviva Premiership but Shane Geraghty insists there is no chance of the Exiles turning their thoughts to their summer holidays just yet.

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Wigan Athletic 3-0 Reading FC

18 Apr 2014 16:45 • Sportsdesk

READING FC slipped out of the Championship play-off places after a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic on Friday.

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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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