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20 Apr 2014 08:00 • James Ash

More children miss out on first choice primary school in Reading

MORE children missed out on their first choice of primary school this year.

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19 Apr 2014 17:00 • Nick Gutteridge

Reading's Lib Dem leader warns spiraling compensation fund could lead to squeeze on vital services

MORE claims to a compensation fund for underpaid female council employees could put a squeeze on vital services, fears Reading’s Lib Dem leader.

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19 Apr 2014 14:30 • Sportsdesk

Wade backs London Irish ace Yarde to go the distance with England

THEY might have both spent more time on the treatment table rather than the pitch this season but Christian Wade believes he and Marland Yarde can be the duo to fire England to World Cup glory.

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19 Apr 2014 12:00

Murderer who kicked Reading paedophile to death spoke of violent fantasies

A CONVICTED murderer who kicked a paedophile to death in his cell while serving a life sentence had been encouraged to talk about violent fantasies during therapy sessions, an inquest heard.


19 Apr 2014 10:00 • Sportsdesk

Reading Rockets duo Wilcher and Lutz win national awards

READING Rockets’ Josh Wilcher has been named the England Basketball League Division One Player of the Year.

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19 Apr 2014 08:00 • Andrew Belt

Mother sobs as serial offender, 20 from Padworth, is sentenced

A 20-YEAR-OLD who has been hauled before the courts for 30 offences over seven years has been sent to a youth offenders institution for handling two stolen speakers.


18 Apr 2014 17:30 • Sportsdesk

Geraghty: London Irish want to build momentum with strong finish to season

LONDON Irish may now be mathematically safe from relegation from the Aviva Premiership but Shane Geraghty insists there is no chance of the Exiles turning their thoughts to their summer holidays just yet.

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18 Apr 2014 17:00 • James Ash

Firms from across the Thames Valley pack into Reading’s Madejski Stadium for Berkshire Means Business show

GUESTS were told to embrace social media and developing technology when businesses from across the Thames Valley attracted new clients on Tuesday.

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18 Apr 2014 16:45 • Sportsdesk

Wigan Athletic 3-0 Reading FC

READING FC slipped out of the Championship play-off places after a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic on Friday.

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18 Apr 2014 12:00 • James Ash

Burghfield Bowls Club unveils new playing green

THE sun was shining over Burghfield Bowls Club when its new playing green was unveiled.

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18 Apr 2014 11:30 • Sportsdesk

Geraghty to captain London Irish against Northampton Saints but O'Connor and Ojo miss out

SHANE Geraghty will captain London Irish against his former club Northampton Saints at Franklins Gardens on Sunday (kick-off 2pm).

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18 Apr 2014 09:32

The Week in Westminster: With Reading East MP Rob Wilson

WE have a short break from Westminster this week for Easter, so I thought I’d would raise a couple of local issues that are making me a bit grumpy at the moment.

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18 Apr 2014 09:31

We need to solve school's equation

IT PAINTS a telling picture that while a record number of children are celebrating being offered a place at their first choice of primary school, the percentage of youngsters getting allocated their number one option has dropped.

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18 Apr 2014 09:30

Can we really afford to switch off?

QUITE often I’ll merrily draft my column at some bizarre hour. I’m

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18 Apr 2014 08:00 • Nick Gutteridge

Last member of powerful narcotics gang that flooded Reading's streets with heroin jailed

POLICE have landed a hammer blow in their war on drugs after a judge jailed the final member of a powerful narcotics gang capable of flooding Reading’s streets with nearly half a million pounds worth of heroin.

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18 Apr 2014 08:00 • Sportsdesk

Pearce: Reading FC are in a great position in Championship

ALEX Pearce insists Reading FC are in a ‘great position’ heading into the final four games of the Championship season.

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18 Apr 2014 07:59 • Nick Gutteridge

Judge praises undercover cops for Reading drugs sting

A JUDGE has praised the bravery of two undercover police officers who helped bring down some of Reading’s biggest drug lords.

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17 Apr 2014 17:00

Updated: Burglar Luke Haywood jailed for nine years for mowing down PC Gareth Browning in Lower Earley Way

A PRISONER on day release who mowed down a policeman in a stolen car and left him for dead has been jailed.

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17 Apr 2014 16:59 • Andrew Belt

Police appeal to find teenager attacked in west Reading

POLICE are trying to track down a teenage boy who was attacked and left with head injuries in west Reading.


17 Apr 2014 14:30 • Sportsdesk

Reading Town beaten by Windsor FC in Berks & Berks Trophy final

READING Town suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Windsor FC in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy final on Tuesday evening.

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