19 Dec 2014 09:00

Watch a Reading church's very own take on the John Lewis Christmas advert

WATCH a Reading church's take on this year's Monty the Penguin John Lewis advert.

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18 Dec 2014 15:30 • Chris Anderson

Vulnerable children give up their pocket money to buy presents for others

IT is the time of year when we are urged to stop for a moment and consider those who are less fortunate than ourselves. But this story, about a bunch of vulnerable youngsters, is sure to touch the heart of even the most stingy of Christmas Scrooges.

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18 Dec 2014 15:00

Purley by-election announced for January 2015

PURLEY will have a by-election on January 28, 2015 to fill the vacancy after ward councillor David Betts died earlier this year.

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18 Dec 2014 13:15

Work starts on mini town south of M4

CONSTRUCTION work on a new bridge over the M4 connecting Reading to massive new housing developments to the south is to start in January.

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18 Dec 2014 13:14 • Carly Read

University of Reading strengthened as leading research institution following success in national assessment

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING has strengthened its standing as a leading research institution in the biggest national assessment of UK university research.


18 Dec 2014 12:00

Breaking: Coley Avenue groper strikes again

A man who groped three women and followed two others making sexual suggestions within 45 of each other has struck again.


18 Dec 2014 11:05

Reverend Peter Jarvis to stand trial next year

A VILLAGE vicar will stand trial next summer for a sexual offence on a child.


18 Dec 2014 09:30

Man banned from calling 999

A man has been banned from making any calls to emergency services unless he genuinely needs their help.


18 Dec 2014 09:30

Chronicle in print and online - competition

One Reading Chronicle reader will be lucky enough to win £400 worth of vouchers and products from Reading high street shops this Christmas.


17 Dec 2014 17:30 • James Ash

Chronicle photographs feature in vast Reading Museum collection

PHOTOGRAPHS from The Chronicle's extensive archive feature in a vast online collection now available from Reading Museum.


17 Dec 2014 14:45

Government asked for £9m towards school expansion programme

COUNCILLORS are lobbying the government to help the town’s authorities meet the rising cost of construction before it jeopardises its school expansion programme.


17 Dec 2014 14:15

Number of people signing on in Reading drops for ninth month in a row

THE number of unemployed people signing on in Reading has fallen for nine consecutive months.

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17 Dec 2014 11:50

Breaking: Christmas tree candle blaze destroys family home

A CHRISTMAS tree decorated with lit candles started a blaze that has gutted a family home.


17 Dec 2014 11:30

Thames Valley League Football round-up: Berks County continue improved form by beating Unity

BERKS County FC continued their pre-festive revival with a 1-0 home win over newly-promoted Unity.

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16 Dec 2014 17:23 • Carly Read

Reading man jailed for drugs offences

A SOUTHCOTE LANE man has been jailed for drugs offences in Reading.


16 Dec 2014 09:00

Man rushed to hospital after early morning collision on IDR sliproad

A MAN has been rushed to hospital after an early morning collision on the IDR in Reading.


15 Dec 2014 17:40 • Carly Read

Neighbours at war over plans to extend east Reading house share notorious for noise, rubbish and bad smells

NEIGHBOURS living on what was has been claimed was a once quiet, residential street in east Reading are at war over plans to extend the size of a house share notorious for noise, rubbish and bad smells.


15 Dec 2014 16:20

Three men charged with drug offences after running away from car containing cash and drugs in Whitley

THREE west Reading men have been charged with drug offences after running away from a car containing cash and drugs in Whitley yesterday.


15 Dec 2014 15:25

Police appealing for witnesses after distraction burglary in Woodley

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a distraction burglary in Woodley on Saturday afternoon.


15 Dec 2014 10:50

Man sentenced for drugs found in car

An Eversley man has been fined for possessing cannabis and cocaine after police pulled a car over in Woodley.