WE have rounded up some of Reading's most shocking, eye-opening and important stories from the past week.

Here are a few of the most significant stories readers should be aware of:

1. Warning over 'Nottingham Knockers' targeting local residents on their doorsteps

Reading Chronicle:

POLICE are warning residents across Bracknell Forest and Berkshire not to let anyone they don’t know into their homes after receiving a number of reports of ‘Nottingham Knockers'.

Officers from Thames Valley Police have warned local areas that they have been made aware of 'suspicious activity' from door knockers.

Several residents in Crowthorne have reported 'Nottingham Knockers' being "abusive and foul mouthed".

For the full story, click here.

2. Reading placed in tier 2: this is what you can and cannot do

Reading Chronicle:

Reading has been placed in tier 2 of the new three-tier Covid restrictions, which will come in at the end of lockdown next week.

Wokingham, West Berkshire, Bracknell and Windsor & Maidenhead will also be in tier 2, with Slough in tier 3.

Tier restrictions are stricter compared to the previous tier system as the Government seeks to get the virus under control.

To find out the full extent of restrictions in Reading, click here for the full story.

3. The six most wanted criminals in Berkshire

Reading Chronicle:

SOME criminals manage to escape justice by running from the law.

From drug, firearm and death by dangerous driving offences, here is a list of the six most-wanted criminals in Berkshire, according to Crimestoppers.

To read the full details of the six most-wanted, click here for the full story.

4. 34 test positive for Covid after Tilehurst school outbreak

Reading Chronicle:

A secondary school in Tilehurst says 34 pupils have tested positive for Covid-19 following an outbreak.

Little Heath School remains open but the affected pupils and their close contacts have been told to self-isolate at home.

The school is now working with Public Health England and West Berkshire Council to contain the outbreak.

Councillor Dominic Boeck, executive member for education, said: “We are working closely with the school and Public Health England to ensure that the appropriate guidance and control measures are in place to prevent further spread of the virus.

“Little Heath remains open to all students, except those who have been told to self-isolate. The school will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

To read the full story, click here.

5. The Vine Christian School in Reading at risk of closure

Reading Chronicle:

A READING school which describes itself as providing a "Christ-centred, Bible-based education" is at risk of being closed by the government.

The Vine Christian School, a private, creationist school based on Basingstoke Road, has not made changes despite being allowed time to improve, according the the Department for Education (DfE).

Following an Ofsted visit, officials recently told the school it needs to improve its safeguarding of children.

For the full story, click here.