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1 Sep 2014 17:20 • Sportsdesk

BREAKING: Reading FC winger Royston Drenthe joins Sheffield Wednesday

READING FC flop Royston Drenthe has joined Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday on loan until January.

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1 Sep 2014 16:00

Theatre Royal Windsor - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat review

Harry Buckley, 18, from Windsor, visited the Theatre Royal in Windsor to see the performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Here is his 250-word review:

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1 Sep 2014 15:15

Theatre Royal Windsor - Dreamboats and Miniskirts review

Lorna Hensley went to see Dreamboats and Miniskirts at the Theatre Royal in Windsor, and her 250-word review won her backstage tickets to the show. Read her review here:

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1 Sep 2014 14:00 • Nick Gutteridge

Education Funding Agency postpones work on Highridge site in Caversham after agreeing to scout out new locations for the Heights free school

THE Education Funding Agency has postponed working on the Highridge site in Caversham after agreeing to scout out new locations for the Heights free school.

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1 Sep 2014 13:30

Traffic disruption around Royal Berkshire Hospital

ROADS around the Royal Berkshire Hospital have been backed up today due to closures for repair works.

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1 Sep 2014 11:05 • Sportsdesk

Nigel Adkins calls Reading FC's victory at Middlesbrough as 'great win' ahead of busy transfer deadline day

NIGEL Adkins hailed Reading FC’s win at the Riverside as a ‘great victory’ for his team.

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1 Sep 2014 09:30

Hurst festival closed by police due to excessive noise levels

A CHARITY music festival in Hurst had to be shut down by police in the early hours of Sunday morning after reaching excessive noise levels.

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1 Sep 2014 08:00 • Chris Anderson

Tilehurst neighbours join to fight new home plans

MORE than 150 people attended the first Love Tilehurst meeting to object to potential new housing sites.

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31 Aug 2014 18:30

Firefighters attend two-car smash on the M4

TWO Reading crews were called to a two-car smash between junctions 11 and 12 of the M4 this afternoon (Sunday).

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31 Aug 2014 17:00

Berkshire coroner rules death of Whitley pensioner was an accident

A 92-YEAR-OLD retired brick layer died after he was overcome by smoke fumes when his oven switched itself back on after a 40-minute power cut.

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31 Aug 2014 14:30 • Sportsdesk

London Irish RFC to host Wales and Fiji during 2015 Rugby World Cup

LONDON Irish’s new Hazelwood training ground will be the official base for Wales and Fiji during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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31 Aug 2014 12:00

Thames Valley Police record drop in crime at Reading Festival

FESTIVAL-GOERS have been on their best behaviour this year with a 15 per cent drop in crimes since 2013.

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31 Aug 2014 09:30 • Sportsdesk

Watkins honoured to be part of European Championships

CALCOT’S Tricia Watkins admits her experience was as good as gold as she presented medals to some of Europe’s finest Paralympians.

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31 Aug 2014 08:00 • Nick Gutteridge

Calls to end delay over Reading Prison sell-off

CALLS are growing for ministers to make a decision over the future of Reading Prison a year after they first announced it would close —with taxpayers footing a £20,000 a month bill to keep the derelict building standing.

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30 Aug 2014 18:00

Firefighters release lorry after it becomes stuck under Winnersh bridge

FIREFIGHTERS were called to Woodley this morning after a lorry became stuck under a railway bridge.

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30 Aug 2014 17:21 • Sportsdesk

Simon Cox secures victory for Reading FC at Middlesbrough

READING FC bounced back from successive Championship defeats with a hard-fought victory at the Riverside

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30 Aug 2014 17:00

Family and friends to hold fundraiser to help raise cash for Aston's funeral after Wokingham Road collision

THE grieving family of a man killed when he was struck by a police car in east Reading are holding a fundraising event to collect cash for his funeral.

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30 Aug 2014 12:00

Take that, boss! Footballer douses manager in ice

THEY have done it in bikinis and lime green mankinis. One Earley man even did it starkers – with only an orange balloon to cover his modesty. The ice bucket challenge has come to Reading big time, writes Tessa Watkins.

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30 Aug 2014 08:00

Man rushed to aid of injured mother

NEIGHBOURS and passengers rushed to the aid of an injured mother and her son after their car collided with a bus on Tuesday.

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29 Aug 2014 17:00

Next round of roadworks to hit Reading

RESIDENTS are being reminded that the next stage in the summer’s road resurfacing work will begin at the start of the month as the borough council moves on to the residential street phase of its repair programme.

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