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26 Jul 2014 17:00 • Joe Gammie

Reading Buses told to tidy up 'green claims' by Advertising Standards Agency

“MISLEADING” claims about the ultra-low carbon emissions of Reading Buses’ fleet will be removed from its flyers after a complaint to the advertising watchdog.

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26 Jul 2014 12:00 • James Ash

Turkish chefs save woman hanging from a tree in Lower Earley

TURKISH chefs have relived the “unbelievable” moment they saved the life of a woman found hanging in Lower Earley.

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26 Jul 2014 08:00

Tilehurst benefits cheat jailed after £100k of claims

A BENEFITS cheat who claimed more than £100,000 has been jailed for 16 months.

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25 Jul 2014 17:30

Crash-for-cash fraudster takes overdose on day he was expecting to be jailed

A CRASH-FOR-CASH fraudster is in a serious condition in hospital tonight after taking an overdose on the day he was expecting to be jailed.

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25 Jul 2014 17:00

Seven men from Reading, Woodley and Earley arrested after a series of dawn raids across the region targeting drug dealing

POLICE have arrested seven men after a series of dawn raids in the region yesterday morning.

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25 Jul 2014 15:40

BREAKING: Jayden Parkinson killer Ben Blakeley sentenced to life in prison

THE Reading killer who murdered his pregnant former girlfriend and buried her in his uncle's grave has been jailed for life today.

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25 Jul 2014 15:39

TRAVEL: Lightning strike caused delays on trains between Reading and Slough

THERE are delays of up to 30 minutes on trains between Reading and Slough this afternoon after problems caused by a lightning strike.

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25 Jul 2014 15:30

Hottest temperature of the year broken again

THE sun has kept his hat on as a second week of record-breaking highs have hit Reading with yesterday seeing the year’s hottest day as the thermometer soared to 28.6 degrees Celsius.

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25 Jul 2014 09:45

Armed robber with a hammer steals cash and scratch cards from Caversham convenience store

AN ARMED robber burst into a convenience store and threatened staff in the early hours of this morning.

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25 Jul 2014 09:30

Retail Awards shortlist revealed

NOMINATIONS have poured in for the Reading Retail Awards and now the shortlist can be revealed.

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25 Jul 2014 09:30

Labour re-elected in Southcote

LABOUR has regained its seat in Southcote.

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25 Jul 2014 08:05

Reading's Townswomen's guild members dress to mark the start of the First World War

FALLEN heroes were remembered when nearly 100 people took a trip down memory lane to commemorate the First World War.

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25 Jul 2014 08:00 • Chris Anderson

First World War centenary events planned in Reading

THE centenary of the First World War will be commemorated with a host of events across the borough.

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24 Jul 2014 16:30

Breaking: Reading's Ben Blakeley found guilty of the murder of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson

THE manipulative former boyfriend of teenager Jayden Parkinson has been found guilty of her murder today.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Nick Gutteridge

Veteran Woodley Lib Dem Sam Rahmouni in shock defection to Tories

A STALWART Lib Dem councillor has defected to the Tories after losing his borough council seat in this summer's elections.

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24 Jul 2014 12:59

Delays in Southcote after bus collides with lorry

MOTORISTS are being warned to expect delays in Southcote after a bus collided with a lorry this afternoon.

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24 Jul 2014 12:30 • Nick Gutteridge

Dr Who star David Tennant believed to be in Reading for filming of hit drama Broadchurch

DAVID Tennant is believed to have swung into town today for the filming of his latest BAFTA award winning drama Broadchurch.

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24 Jul 2014 11:00

Police target drug dealers in dawn raids across Reading and Earley

DAWN raids have been carried out on nine homes in Reading and Earley as part of a regional crackdown on drug dealing.

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24 Jul 2014 11:00

Woodley councillor admits three counts of benefit fraud

A WOODLEY councillor admitted to three counts of benefit fraud at a hearing on Tuesday, July 15.

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24 Jul 2014 08:00

NatWest bank blasted for discriminating against young and elderly customers over plans to close Sonning Common branch

FURIOUS campaigners say a popular bank is discriminating against its younger and elderly customers by closing its doors for good next month.

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