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27 Feb 2015 20:30 • Sportsdesk

Reading Athletic Club record best-ever results in English National Cross Country Championships

THE English National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill Fields in London last weekend proved to be the most successful ever for Reading Athletic Club's young male athletes, with both the U15 and U17 teams finishing third, and the U13s in a creditable 15th place.

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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

Paul Carey's Reading FC column: Fringe players must step up to the plate

I DON’T think there’s any doubt about the main talking point this week.

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27 Feb 2015 16:30

Andy Silvey makes Reading RFC debut aged 46 in derby defeat at Windsor RFC

READING’s much-changed side took a time to settle and were 31-0 down to a rampant Windsor team after just 15 minutes in South West One East.

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27 Feb 2015 16:30

Reading FC's Pavel Pogrebnyak targeting a strong end to the season

PAVEL Pogrebnyak admits he is enjoying Reading’s brutal schedule – and the Russian striker has set his sights on ending the Royals’ season on a high by securing a midtable finish and a Wembley spot.

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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

Talking rugby with Reading RFC chairman Andy Clark

I DON'T know whether it's me as I get older or me just being a grumpy old so-and-so, but players these days just don't seem to have the commitment to the game or, indeed, their clubs they represent that they had a decade or so ago.

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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 13:50

Tony Spearing named new head of scouting at Reading FC

TONY Spearing has been appointed the new head of scouting and recruitment at Reading FC.

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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 11:30 • Sportsdesk

Thames Valley League: James Payne at the double for Woodcote Stoke Row

WOODCOTE Stoke Row marched to the top of the Premier Division with a comfortable 3-0 home win against Berks County, writes Richard Ashton.

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27 Feb 2015 09:30

Escape into a world of dreams

IT is always hard to critique a ballet performance because perhaps where as with comedians you could start with “well my five year old makes me laugh more” or with an actor there is the the possibility of them “over-acting” or in some cases “under-acting”.


27 Feb 2015 09:30

Oye Yes Santana: Review by Mike Swift

A SOLD out Norden Farm in Maidenhead played host to the ‘incredible’ Carlos Santana tribute band Oye Santana on Saturday night.


27 Feb 2015 09:30

Whiteway's Watching: The Casual Vacancy

AS ANY local newspaper reporter will moan to you about, parish council meetings can sometimes be a bit dull and only very rarely does the death of a parish councillor open a can of worms big enough for renowned angler, the late Ivan Marks, to never have to pop to the tackle shop ever again.

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27 Feb 2015 09:30 • Paul Carey

Reading FC's Simon Cox hoping to celebrate a return to scoring form against his old club

SIMON Cox is aiming to remind Nottingham Forest fans of what he is capable of on Saturday - and has vowed he won’t follow the current trend of not celebrating against a former club if he does find the back of the net.

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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 17:30 • James Ash

Takeaway boss offers free meals in bid to make peace

AN ENTREPRENEUR is hoping to bury the hatchet with residents who opposed his new Indian takeaway in Hurst by inviting them over for a free meal.


26 Feb 2015 17:20 • Sportsdesk

Legendary AP McCoy set to make final appearance at Newbury Racecourse

RACING fans could get their last ever chance to catch one of the world’s greatest sportsmen, AP McCoy, at Newbury Racecourse tomorrow (Friday).

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