3 Mar 2015 17:35
A HEADTEACHER who advised Gordon Brown and David Cameron’s governments on education pocketed almost £7,000 of school cash and stole expensive computers and cameras, a court heard today.
3 Mar 2015 14:50
A MAN has admitted to a string of assaults after at least six residents were attacked in Reading town centre.
3 Mar 2015 14:30
A FOOD bank has been given a welcome boost in finances by a village school.
2 Mar 2015 18:25 • Chris Anderson
A HUSBAND and wife who checked in for a night away from home have been found dead after a suspected suicide pact in their hotel room.
2 Mar 2015 12:13 • Sportsdesk
READING FC supporters have reacted angrily after two fans were ejected from Saturday’s home game against Nottingham Forest.
2 Mar 2015 07:30 • Chris Anderson
THE “blunt tool” of Ofsted should not be used to score points and scare parents according to a councillor.
1 Mar 2015 16:30 • Chris Anderson
A PROPOSAL to merge three counties’ fire services into a Thames Valley-wide operation sparked a heated exchange.
1 Mar 2015 15:20
A bouncer suffered from a cut eye after a man struck him with an implement outside a club.
1 Mar 2015 14:30 • James Ash
ROOMS with wood panelling, low beams and large fireplaces could be the regal surroundings for King Henry VIII and his court.
1 Mar 2015 11:30 • Chris Anderson
FROM the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to the Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH) a literary celebration is seeing students ask residents to pass on a good read.
1 Mar 2015 08:30 • Chris Anderson
CAMPAIGNERS standing up for the rights of residents with learning disabilities have given one of the town’s MPs a grilling on what he can do ahead of the election.
28 Feb 2015 17:40 • Georgina Campbell
The body of a missing Tilehurst man is believed to have been found today.
28 Feb 2015 17:30 • Chris Anderson
AN OXFORD Road garage has applied to extend its licence to allow the sale of alcohol 24 hours a day.
28 Feb 2015 12:30 • Chris Anderson
A LAST-minute appeal to borrow £1.5m for affordable housing and boroughwide 20mph zones was thwarted as councillors discussed their financial plan for the year.
28 Feb 2015 11:30 • Chris Anderson
A FATHER has proudly passed on a donation to a heart charity to help fund work like the life-saving operation that his five-month-old daughter received.
28 Feb 2015 08:30 • Chris Anderson
SCOTTISH hotties and a woman who died seven months ago were among the recommended ladies viewed by one man on a dating website that’s supposed to cover the local area.
28 Feb 2015 07:36
3rd prize: The Cruelty of War by Matthew Mrozowski aged 12 A FLASH from a lamp could be seen for a brief moment somewhere down the lines of trenches. It quickly cast its glance over the sodden earth.
28 Feb 2015 07:34
2nd prize: My War by Poppy Webb aged 15 8th November, 1920 I CAN’T forget it, however much they think I can. How can I forget the constant chatter of the machine guns and the shrieks of the shells?
28 Feb 2015 07:32
1st prize: The Hubris of Men by Guilia Dissegna, aged 14 Judges’ comments: a carefully crafted piece of prose that leaves the reader wondering.