Five stories you may have missed this week

WE have rounded up five of this week’s big stories, just in case you missed them.

1) Greene King: Petition to save The Rose and Thistle in Reading

Reading Chronicle: PubPub

Almost 700 people have signed a petition to help save a popular Reading pub.

The Rose and Thistle Pub, on Argyle Road, is owned by Greene King, and is one of the pubs at risk of closure following the pandemic.

Read the full story and view the petition here.

2) 'My Personal Professional Pandemic' Reading presenter documents experiences of being a carer during Covid-19 in special book

Reading Chronicle: ITV Meridian: Fred Dinenage and Sangeeta BhabraITV Meridian: Fred Dinenage and Sangeeta Bhabra

ITV News Meridian reporter Sangeeta Bhabra spoke to The Chronicle to speak about the special book she has contributed towards, which documents the experiences of reporting Covid-19.

The book explores the crisis from the reflections of ITV news journalists at the heart of the ever-changing information coming out every day.

Read the full story here.

3) Reading Morrisons applies to open store 24/7

Reading Chronicle: MorrisonsMorrisons

Morrisons has applied for a licence to open its Rose Kiln Lane, 300 Basingstoke Road, store continuously to sell alcohol and hot food and drink around the clock.

The supermarket’s current opening hours are Monday – Saturday, 7am–11pm, and Sundays from 10am–4pm.

Read the full story here.

4) Emmer Green's Charlie Ilsley returns to Mexico for further cancer treatment

Reading Chronicle: CharlieCharlie

Charlie Ilsley, 13, from Emmer Green was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, the most high-grade brain tumour found in children when he was eight years old.

He flew to Mexico for potentially life-saving treatment in June but a follow up scan showed a “small progression” in Charlie’s spine and a little area in the back of his head.

Read the full story here.

5) University of Reading: Police called to gatherings as vice chancellor warns students about 'unacceptable' behaviour

Reading Chronicle: Vice Chancellor of University of ReadingVice Chancellor of University of Reading

"Irresponsible" students in Reading have been warned that they are breaking the law after police were called to 'large gatherings' over the weekend.

Vice chancellor of the University of Reading (UoR), professor Robert Van de Noort, delivered a recorded message to students who had been flouting Covid-19 laws, which was posted on the university's social media platforms, to remind them that such behaviour is "unacceptable."

Read the full story here.