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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.


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.


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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29 Aug 2014 15:30 • Sportsdesk

RFU president Jonathan Dance to open new clubhouse at Reading Abbey RFC

READING Abbey’s newly-refurbished clubhouse will be officially opened by RFU president Jonathan Dance this Saturday.

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29 Aug 2014 14:30 • Sportsdesk

New boy Oliver Norwood poised for Reading FC debut against Middlesbrough

OLIVER Norwood could be poised to make his full Reading FC debut in tomorrow's clash at the Riverside.

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29 Aug 2014 13:00

Flags, banners and drums will fill the town centre during Reading Pride march and festival tomorrow

BEATING drums, clashing cymbals and colourful flags will fill the town centre tomorrow when a festival celebrating diversity and equality marches through the streets.

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29 Aug 2014 10:45 • Sportsdesk

Shinfield teenager hits hole-in-one

MATT Robertson (5hcp) claimed the August Junior Medal at Caversham Heath with a nett 68 - a convincing six shots clear of runner-up Callum Peart (8hcp). James Millard (6hcp) was third with a nett 76 last weekend.

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29 Aug 2014 09:30

Highmoor Ibis come from behind to beat Reading Town

Highmoor Ibis twice came from behind to beat Reading Town 4-2 at Scours Lane on Tuesday night to go second in the Hellenic League Premier Division table.

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29 Aug 2014 08:00

Flood defence to be built in Purley

VILLAGERS whose homes were devastated by some of the worst downpours in living memory welcomed news that work on new flood defences was to start this week.

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29 Aug 2014 07:30 • Sportsdesk

Reading FC takeover: Srivikorn bowled over by ‘perfect gent’ Madejski

KHUNYING Sasima Srivikorn has revealed how she was persuaded to invest in Reading FC by ‘perfect English gentleman’ Sir John Madejski.

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28 Aug 2014 22:30

Victory boosts Potters' hopes of survival

CAPTAIN Patrick Allen produced a magnificent spell of spin bowling to help keep Purley-onThames' survival dreams alive as they crushed Eversley 2nds by seven wickets at Goosecroft Lane.

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28 Aug 2014 21:30 • Sportsdesk

Woodley Town FC secure impressive draw ahead of historic clash at Scours Lane

DAMIEN Marshall’s new look Woodley Town side earned an excellent point at Headington Amateurs in the Hellenic League Division One East on Saturday.

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28 Aug 2014 20:30

Sonning CC lose crucial relegation scrap against Slough 2nds

STRUGGLING Sonning suffered a 132 run thrashing at the hands of basement side Slough 2nds as their relegation fears were increased in Thames Valley Division 2b.

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28 Aug 2014 18:30 • Paul Carey

Wonderful Waghela puts Reading CC on verge of promotion

READING CC are on the verge of promotion to Home Counties Division One - but captain David Hartley wants to put the icing on the cake by going up as champions.

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28 Aug 2014 18:30

Proud day as Peppard Stoke Row win maiden Berkshire Cricket League title

PEPPARD Stoke Row were crowned Berkshire Cricket League Premier Division champions for the first time after they thrashed South East Reading by eight wickets.

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28 Aug 2014 18:00 • Sportsdesk

Redingensians RFC ramp up pre-season campaign with brace of wins

REDINGENSIANS Rams added two more scalps to their pre-season campaign by beating neighbours Reading 34-0 and fellow National League 3 South West campaigners Amersham & Chiltern 19-7 away at Ash Grove.

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28 Aug 2014 17:15

A329M Loddon Viaduct roadworks set to re-open tomorrow ahead of schedule

DRIVERS will breathe a sigh of relief after it was announced that works on the A329M Loddon Viaduct finished today (Thursday) ahead of schedule.

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