28 Feb 2015 12:30 • Chris Anderson

Extra £1.5m borrowing for boroughwide 20mph zones voted down

A LAST-minute appeal to borrow £1.5m for affordable housing and boroughwide 20mph zones was thwarted as councillors discussed their financial plan for the year.

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28 Feb 2015 11:30 • Chris Anderson

Father raises cash for heart charity after daughter's life-saving operation

A FATHER has proudly passed on a donation to a heart charity to help fund work like the life-saving operation that his five-month-old daughter received.

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28 Feb 2015 08:30 • Chris Anderson

'Berkshire' dating site recommended Scottish lovers and dead woman

SCOTTISH hotties and a woman who died seven months ago were among the recommended ladies viewed by one man on a dating website that’s supposed to cover the local area.

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28 Feb 2015 07:36

3rd prize winner of the World War 1 young writers competition

3rd prize: The Cruelty of War by Matthew Mrozowski aged 12 A FLASH from a lamp could be seen for a brief moment somewhere down the lines of trenches. It quickly cast its glance over the sodden earth.


28 Feb 2015 07:34

Second place prize entry for the World War 1 young writers competition

2nd prize: My War by Poppy Webb aged 15 8th November, 1920 I CAN’T forget it, however much they think I can. How can I forget the constant chatter of the machine guns and the shrieks of the shells?


28 Feb 2015 07:30 • Sarah Lawrence

Young writers awarded for World War 1 fiction

YOUNG writers who immersed themselves in the lives of people on the front line and back home in the First World War have picked up awards for their stories and poems


28 Feb 2015 07:29 • Sarah Lawrence

Updated: Car crashes into Oxford Road shops

Two shops have been destroyed after a car slewed off the road and crashed into the businesses this morning.

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27 Feb 2015 17:30

Renewed appeal to find missing Tilehurst man Ivan Kulyk

A RENEWED appeal to find a Tilehurst man who has been missing for more than a week has seen police release these CCTV images.


27 Feb 2015 17:30 • Georgina Campbell

Switch from figures to fiction leads to book deal

A retired accountant has secured her first book deal for a romantic novel.

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27 Feb 2015 16:30 • Sarah Lawrence

Personal WW1 stories published together for first time

A COLLECTION of “very personal” stories of the First World War has been collated and published for the first time.

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27 Feb 2015 15:30 • Georgina Campbell

Heralding Year of the Sheep

DRAGONS and dancers from the Reading Chinese School welcomed in the Year of the Sheep.

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27 Feb 2015 13:30 • Carly Read

Pink stilettos and bag come out for pink Labour bus

PINK was certainly the new black in Reading when a Labour campaign bus aimed at women stopped off in Whitley last Friday.


27 Feb 2015 13:15 • Chris Anderson

Updated: Caversham pursuit driver jailed

AN “IMMATURE” driver who sped away from officers in a high speed pursuit because he did not want to spend his birthday in a police cell has been jailed for eight months.

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27 Feb 2015 07:30 • Chris Anderson

Letters 'threatening' 91-year-old woman lead resident to strike out at council

A “THREATENING” letter sent to a 91-year-old woman suffering with dementia has led the pensioner’s son to strike out at the council.

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26 Feb 2015 12:12

Random town centre assaults leave woman hospitalised

A woman has been hospitalised after a man when on a violent rampage in the town centre.


26 Feb 2015 10:30 • Carly Read

Campaign launched to find missing student who 'vanished into thin air'

AN APPEAL for a missing student who “vanished into thin air” has sparked an online campaign which has gathered more than 600 supporters in just one week.


26 Feb 2015 09:23 • Carly Read

Police warning over child sexual exploitation

POLICE are investigating nine potential cases of child sexual exploitation in the borough, it has been revealed.


26 Feb 2015 07:30 • Chris Anderson

Calls to limit buy to let investors in housing market squeeze

A DESPERATE househunter is calling for a cap on the number of homes buy to let investors can purchase after a year-long search for somewhere to live has produced no results.

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25 Feb 2015 17:08 • Chris Anderson

Hayley Lindsay and Tracey Fidler meet Prime Minister in campaign for justice

THE Prime Minister has today met with campaigners fighting for justice for the families of those killed by dangerous drivers.

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25 Feb 2015 08:30 • Chris Anderson

Prime Minister to meet with families of Purley crash victims

THE Prime Minister is to hear of the campaigning work that grieving families have taken on in calling for heavier sentencing powers for dangerous drivers.

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