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23 Nov 2014 17:00

Rapist jailed for nine years for attack on 12-year-old girl

A RAPIST has been jailed for nine years for attacking a 12-year-old girl he took back to his house after meeting her on the street.

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23 Nov 2014 16:30

Whitley man admits to sending more than 400 abusive messages to a woman in two days

A WHITLEY man has admitted to harassing a woman after he sent more than 400 abusive and threatening text messages to her over just two days.

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21 Nov 2014 16:30

Residents reminded to think before calling emergency services during strikes on Monday

RESIDENTS are being asked to think before they call for an ambulance during the industrial action planned for Monday.

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21 Nov 2014 15:05

Breaking: Mapledurham Playing Fields flagged up as possible site for new Caverhsam Heights free school

MAPLEDURHAM Playing Fields has been officially flagged up as a location for a new Caversham Heights free school.

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21 Nov 2014 10:30

Man taken to hospital after falling down the stairs and injuring his back in Woodley

A MAN was rushed to hospital after falling down the stairs and getting trapped behind his front door.

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20 Nov 2014 19:00

Soldier band hopes to top Christmas chart

FOUR soldiers and a civilian are hoping to shoot their way to the top of the Christmas hit parade with a song they have written and recorded themselves.

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20 Nov 2014 17:55

Two cars left badly damaged after two-vehicle smash in Sindlesham this afternoon

TWO cars were left badly damaged after they collided in Sindlesham this afternoon.

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20 Nov 2014 17:30

Wokingham Borough councillor setting her sights on Westminster

POLITICAL opponents called on a Wokingham Borough councillor to resign this week because she is striving to become a Tory member of parliament for the North West Durham constituency.

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20 Nov 2014 16:45

Cyclist shoved off bike into hedge outside Piggott Junior School

A CYCLIST was shoved into a hedge following an argument outside Piggott Junior School yesterday, prompting a police investigation.

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20 Nov 2014 16:15

Shocked couple told to knock down luxury £200k annexe

A SHOCKED couple have branded an order to tear down their £200,000 luxury annexe as a “terrible joke”.

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20 Nov 2014 15:00

West Reading pre-school 'failed to offer children safe environment'

CHILDREN biting, scratching and being left hungry and thirsty has led to a West Reading pre-school being judged inadequate by education inspectors.

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20 Nov 2014 14:45

Breaking: Health sector regulator Monitor launches investigation into Royal Berkshire Hospital’s finances and waiting times

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into failing to meet waiting time targets at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

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20 Nov 2014 14:45

Flooding concerns in Lower Earley after ditch filled in

FAMILIES living next to a new housing development claim that builders should not have been allowed to fill in a ditch running through their neighbourhood.

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20 Nov 2014 14:00

Wargrave farm fined for chicken bonfire

A company has been fined after hundreds of chickens were burned on a pyre at a farm instead of being lawfully disposed of.

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20 Nov 2014 12:30

Advent calendar idea snowballs for needy

A SIMPLE kind gesture of taking an advent calendar to a foodbank has turned into a Santa sack of kindness as hundreds have been donated for needy children.

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20 Nov 2014 11:20

Speeding Drivers racking up fines

CARELESS and speeding motorists in Reading racked up more than 3,100 fines last year — and the worst offenders are drivers from Caversham and Emmer Green.

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20 Nov 2014 10:05

Whitley church holding a healing service

WITH people in Whitley living around nine years less than those in Caversham a church is holding a healing service.

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19 Nov 2014 15:30

Reading University poetry festival focuses on female friendships

Publishing house The Emma Press stole the show with their new anthology at the second annual poetry festival at Reading University.

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19 Nov 2014 13:30

Changes afoot for Caversham's road layout

CAVERSHAM’s road layout could change when the new precinct is developed, it has been revealed.

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19 Nov 2014 11:30

Footballers play until dawn for charity at Rivermead Leisure Centre

AN ENDURANCE football match raised £1,000 for a brain injury charity. Over 40 players and 25 spectators turned out for the match at Rivermead Leisure Centre.

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