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25 Oct 2014 08:00 • Chris Anderson

Literacy test shows white working class boys still bottom of school results in Reading

WHITE working class boys in Reading are sinking to the bottom of the education barrel as new data on literacy skills reaffirms.

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24 Oct 2014 18:00

Cat found with head and tail cut off in Westwood Road Tilehurst

A CAT whose head and tail had been cut off has been found in Tilehurst prompting a police investigation.


24 Oct 2014 17:30

Three men in a boat sail to South Hill Park

THE humorous tale of a trio’s trip down the Thames is coming to the stage once more as the original book celebrates its 125th anniversary.

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24 Oct 2014 17:00

Redingensians Rams continue to soar near the top of National South West Three table after beating Newton Abbot

A fantastic fightback capped by three second half tries saw Redingensians Rams grab a fifth National Three South West win of the season with a 31-15 success against Newton Abbot.

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24 Oct 2014 16:55

Woman arrested and property shut down after police raid in west Reading

A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of managing a brothel following a police raid in west Reading on Wednesday.


24 Oct 2014 16:45

Whitley man found guilty of rape in West Reading

A WHITLEY man has been found guilty of raping and beating a woman in West Reading in September last year.


24 Oct 2014 16:30

Investigation into gang rape in Whiteknights Road discontinued

POLICE have today ended their investigation into the gang rape of a 19-year-old woman in Whiteknights Road concluding that no offence took place.


24 Oct 2014 16:30

Reading Sunday League Football round-up: Richfield Rovers' struggles continue as they slump to Barton Rovers loss

RICHFIELD Rovers suffered a third Senior Division defeat of the season as they crashed to a 5-2 defeat at Barton Rovers, writes Richard Ashton.

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24 Oct 2014 14:30

Man who went missing from Twyford found safe and well in Tilehurst

A MAN who went missing from Twyford has been found safe and well.


24 Oct 2014 12:50

Teen steals handbag from woman's lap during snatch-and-grab theft in east Reading

A TEENAGE boy stole a woman’s handbag from her lap at a bus stop during a snatch-and-grab theft in east Reading.


24 Oct 2014 12:30

Reading mens hockey club blow two-goal lead to lose to Beeston

READING Mens hockey club blew a two-goal lead to fall to a 3-2 reverse against Beeston in the NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League on Sunday.

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24 Oct 2014 12:15 • Sportsdesk

Hope Akpan has no answer to Reading FC's slump in form

HOPE Akpan was at a loss to explain Reading FC’s defeat after the latest horror show against Bournemouth at Goldsands Stadium.

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24 Oct 2014 09:30

Performers mark 25th with a tribute to bard

A GROUP of aspiring performers are set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a hit musical.

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24 Oct 2014 09:30

Adam Federici tells Reading FC team-mates to 'show some fight' against Blackpool

READING FC keeper Adam Federici has fired a rallying call to his team-mates, telling them to ‘stand up and be counted’ in Saturday’s crunch home clash with Blackpool (3pm ko).

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24 Oct 2014 09:30

Irresistible Highmoor Ibis go top of the Hellenic Premier League with seventh straight win

HIGHMOOR Ibis continued their stunning recent form to make it seven wins on the spin as they took a grip on the top of the Hellenic League Premier Division.

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24 Oct 2014 07:30

Boxing starlet Faraz Akram targets title win on Saturday

FARAZ Akram believes he has everything it takes to become a boxing champion on Saturday, as the undefeated prospect prepares for the biggest fight of his life in Queensbury Boxing League.

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23 Oct 2014 18:30

Alex Danson scores four as Reading women beat Beeston

ALEX Danson produced a sublime performance to lead Reading Ladies to a convincing 5-2 success against Beeston the day after the men’s defeat.

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23 Oct 2014 18:00

Man charged in connection with burglary at south Reading hotel

A MAN has been charged in connection with a burglary of a south Reading hotel.


23 Oct 2014 17:30

Wonderful Woodley wallop Burnham with Adam Cashin-Murray in the goals again

ADAM Cashin-Murray continued his superb form by bagging a brace and contributing a pair of assists as Woodley Town put Burnham to the sword with a 4-1 home win in the Hellenic League Division One East on Saturday.

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23 Oct 2014 17:00

Toys and Teens appeal launched with Reading Family Aid and The Reading Chronicle

Christmas shoppers are being urged to buy an extra gift for a child so they too can experience the magic of Christmas.

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