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26 Apr 2015 17:53

Updated: Firefighters tear off car roof to rescue elderly couple

FIREFIGHTERS had to tear the roof off a car to rescue a trapped elderly couple this afternoon.

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26 Apr 2015 08:30 • Chris Anderson

Pupil premium to become tie-breaker for community school admissions

CHILDREN who receive extra funding towards their education will be given priority for a school place in tie-breakers.

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25 Apr 2015 17:05 • Paul Carey

Reading FC's poor form continues as Brentford FC cruise to victory

IF YOU look up the word 'predictable' in the dictionary then it can't be long until a picture of the Madejski Stadium lies below it.

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25 Apr 2015 15:59

Man charged with 19 driving offences in Reading

A MAN has been charged with 19 driving offences in Reading.

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25 Apr 2015 12:30

Nathaniel Chalobah says kick racism out of football with Southcote youngsters

SOUTHCOTE youngsters have been joining the call to kick racism out of football as they met with Reading FC midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah.

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25 Apr 2015 10:15

Lone barmaid threatened during robbery

A BARMAID was left cowering in a corner after being threatened by a man and woman wielding a bat in a social club raid.

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25 Apr 2015 09:30

Riding to Reading

A COUPLE have quit their jobs to cycle more than 30,000 miles to raise £10,000 for the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

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25 Apr 2015 09:00

The Wren School confirms opening in September

THE WREN School will be opening this September after securing the former Elvian School site.

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25 Apr 2015 08:30 • Chris Anderson

East Reading transport links

A MONORAIL connecting a park-and-ride in East Reading to the town’s railway station is one of the ideas on the table to ease traffic congestion.

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24 Apr 2015 17:00 • Carly Read

Whitchurch Bridge repair works £2m overspend prompts toll increase proposal

OBJECTORS angry over plans to increase the Whitchurch Bridge toll by 20p have been encouraged to voice concerns at a public enquiry to be held next month – despite owners of the bridge saying “it’s just the way it has to be”.

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24 Apr 2015 15:30 • Carly Read

Father vows not to return to Prospect Park until travellers move on

A TILEHURST father-of-three has vowed not to return to Prospect Park with his children until travellers using the site have been moved on by Reading Borough Council.

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24 Apr 2015 13:30 • Carly Read

Drivers mounting pavements to avoid learner drivers clogging up road

A ROAD on the DVLA test route has become so clogged up with learners practising their manoeuvres that drivers are having to mount the pavement or swerve to avoid them.

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24 Apr 2015 12:30 • Chris Anderson

Forceful arrest in Broad Street allegation passed on to IPCC

AN investigation into a forceful arrest has been opened as the Independent Police Complaints Commission appeals for residents’ help.

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24 Apr 2015 11:18

Woman charged over Oxford Road shop crash

A 29-year-old woman has been charged with drink driving after a car slewed off the Oxford Road and crashed into a charity shop.

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24 Apr 2015 10:15

Heartbroken couple fear for daughters education

A HEARTBROKEN couple are dreading telling their five-year-old daughter she’s going to a school “they’ve never even heard of”.

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24 Apr 2015 09:30 • Carly Read

Thames Valley Police stats reveal reported rapes up by more than half in the borough

BURGLARIES and robberies are down but violent crimes including rape have seen an increase in the last year, according to figures released by Thames Valley Police.

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24 Apr 2015 08:30 • Chris Anderson

Council reported to Charity Commission over Mapledurham Playing Fields

THE council has been reported to the Charity Commission for its part in the Heights School consultation.

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24 Apr 2015 07:30

New food market opens in Market Place

FOODIES can get their fix as a new offering is set to open its stalls in the town centre.

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23 Apr 2015 17:00

Woman in her seventies arrested on suspicion of running Katesgrove brothel

A 73-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of running a brothel in Katesgrove.

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23 Apr 2015 15:00

No roots for community orchard

A COMMUNITY group is frustrated that a planned orchard has not found a permanent home.

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