WE have rounded up five different news stories from this week, just in case you missed any.

1) Free school meals: How did YOUR MP vote?

Reading Chronicle:

On Wednesday, (October 21), MPs voted against Labour's motion to extend free school meals over school holidays until Easter 2021, by 322 votes to 261 - a majority of 61.

Here is a break down of how Reading and other Berkshire MPs voted.

2) Covid 'flare up' map shows worrying trend in Reading as cases soar

Reading Chronicle:

Covid-19 cases in Reading are predicted to rise significantly by next week.

A worrying trend in rising cases across the country, including in Berkshire, has been highlighted in the interactive map devised by Imperial College London.

The tool predicts which parts of the country have the greatest probability of seeing coronavirus cases rise above 50 per 100,000 weekly, which it classes as a 'hotspot.'

See what the map predicts for the town here.

3) Revealed: Ghost map of Reading and West Berkshire shows the most haunted locations

Reading Chronicle:

It's spooky season!

And we have rounded up some local ghost stories to scare you.

Reading and West Berkshire are believed to be home to some of the most haunted places in the UK - our paranormal sightings map pin-points the most spooky hotspots in and around the town.

Simply click on the ghost icons to find out more about the spooky goings-on at each location.

4) Captain Sir Tom Moore inspires Newbury's Ruth Saunders to walk a marathon for Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Reading Chronicle:

A 104-year-old woman is looking to give veteran fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore a run for his money by walking a marathon for charity.

Ruth Saunders, from Newbury, Reading, originally set out to walk 104 laps of her block to match her age, a distance of about 21 miles, but decided to extend her goal to a full marathon (26.2 miles) after encouragement from her family.

Read the full story here.

5) Tier two: Reading Council in talks with government about further Covid restrictions

Reading Chronicle:

Reading Borough Council (RBC) is in discussions with the government about increasing Covid-19 restrictions in Reading as cases continue to rise .

There were 128 new cases reported in Reading in the last week (October 14-20), which is around 79 per 100,000, although these figures are not finalised.

Leader of the council Jason Brock said Reading Borough case numbers are above the south east average but below the England average, and “clearly rising and cause for concern”.

Read the full story here.