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21 Apr 2014 00:30

Celebrate retail during the sales

IF you are one of the thousands to hit the streets of Reading this Easter Monday looking to bag a sale, why not nominate a shop in this year's Reading Retail Awards?

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20 Apr 2014 17:00 • Joe Gammie

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

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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20 Apr 2014 12:00 • James Ash

Reading University students test their skills at successful dairy farm

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

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20 Apr 2014 08:00 • James Ash

More children miss out on first choice primary school in Reading

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

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19 Apr 2014 17:00 • Nick Gutteridge

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

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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19 Apr 2014 12:00

Murderer who kicked Reading paedophile to death spoke of violent fantasies

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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19 Apr 2014 08:00 • Andrew Belt

Mother sobs as serial offender, 20 from Padworth, is sentenced

A 20-YEAR-OLD who has been hauled before the courts for 30 offences over seven years has been sent to a youth offenders institution for handling two stolen speakers.

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18 Apr 2014 17:00 • James Ash

Firms from across the Thames Valley pack into Reading’s Madejski Stadium for Berkshire Means Business show

GUESTS were told to embrace social media and developing technology when businesses from across the Thames Valley attracted new clients on Tuesday.

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18 Apr 2014 12:00 • James Ash

Burghfield Bowls Club unveils new playing green

THE sun was shining over Burghfield Bowls Club when its new playing green was unveiled.

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18 Apr 2014 08:00 • Nick Gutteridge

Last member of powerful narcotics gang that flooded Reading's streets with heroin jailed

POLICE have landed a hammer blow in their war on drugs after a judge jailed the final member of a powerful narcotics gang capable of flooding Reading’s streets with nearly half a million pounds worth of heroin.

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18 Apr 2014 07:59 • Nick Gutteridge

Judge praises undercover cops for Reading drugs sting

A JUDGE has praised the bravery of two undercover police officers who helped bring down some of Reading’s biggest drug lords.

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17 Apr 2014 17:00

Updated: Burglar Luke Haywood jailed for nine years for mowing down PC Gareth Browning in Lower Earley Way

A PRISONER on day release who mowed down a policeman in a stolen car and left him for dead has been jailed.

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17 Apr 2014 16:59 • Andrew Belt

Police appeal to find teenager attacked in west Reading

POLICE are trying to track down a teenage boy who was attacked and left with head injuries in west Reading.

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17 Apr 2014 14:20

Water mains replacement work in Caversham Road, Reading, to end tomorrow

MOTORISTS have been boosted by the news that water mains replacement work on Caversham Road will end tomorrow.

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17 Apr 2014 14:00 • Andrew Belt

Shop worker hit round the head by masked robbers in daylight attack in Whitley

A SHOP worker was hit round the head and forced to open a till by masked robbers in a terrifying daylight attack in Whitley.

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17 Apr 2014 12:00 • Joe Gammie

Drink driver who killed two cyclists in Purley jailed for 10 years

A DRIVER who killed two cyclists in a devastating smash in Purley while nearly two-and-a-half times over the drink-drive limit was jailed yesterday (Wednesday).

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17 Apr 2014 08:00 • Andrew Belt

Residents' shock after collision in Tilehurst road

WORRIED neighbours have described the “horrendous” moment a car with three young children inside smashed into a parked car on a notoriously-congested road.

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16 Apr 2014 18:00

TRAFFIC UPDATE: Delays of around one hour on M4

ONE lane of the M4 has been closed due to an collision involving two cars.

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16 Apr 2014 15:59 • Nick Gutteridge

Reading Borough Council team honoured for work with children

A TOP team of council workers who help youngsters struggling with speech and language skills have scooped two prestigious awards.

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16 Apr 2014 14:25 • Tessa Watkins

Unemployment falls in Reading

THE number of unemployed people signing on in Reading has dropped.

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