WE'VE rounded up some of this week's most read stories, just in case you may have missed them.

1. Bowling alley and mini golf could replace department store in Reading town centre

A huge new development that will bring better offerings to Readings town centre could be on the horizon as plans for House of Fraser were announced.

An application to change the department store into a bowling alley and mini golf centre have been submitted

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2. WATCH: 8 arrests today after HUGE cannabis farms uncovered in Reading drugs raids

Some 200 police officers were sent out to storm a number of properties across the Thames Valley in a bid to tackle organised drug crime in the area.

In Reading, this including a number of drugs raids and arrested after officer's uncovered multiple cannabis farms and electronics.

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3. TV chef Gary Rhodes dies in Dubai aged 59

Sad news came this week after it was announced celebrity chef Gary Rhodes had died in Dubai.

The star was best known for fronting programmes such as MasterChef, and Hell's Kitchen.

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4. 'Your decision is damaging': Campaign group on university pheasant shooting ban

Countryside Alliance spoke out this week about Reading university's decision to end pheasant shooting on site.

The campaign group argued the decision would be damaging, and the statement was met with a response from the university.

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5. Christmas comes early to one McDonald's as reindeer spotted at drive-thru

One slightly less controversial, and all-round cheerful story this week was the reindeers spotted at a McDonald's drive-thru.

The Christmassy creatures surprised customers at the Lower Earley fast food takeaway on Monday night to the delight of many.

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