OLYMPIAN Tom Daley was in Reading on Tuesday for his Comic Relief challenge.

The diver’s ‘Hell of a Homecoming’ challenge sees him take part in four disciplines as he makes his way from London to his hometown of Plymouth.

Having rowed six miles in London and cycled to Reading in day one, his day two began with a 1,000-metre swim in the Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake in Caversham before cycling through Reading towards Southampton.

Read the full story in this week’s Reading Chronicle, out now.

Also in the paper:

  • Police update as man charged after pub stabbing
  • A 900-home plan for a retail park is slammed
  • Concerns are raised about possible relocation of hospital
  • Parents frightened after boy chased by masked man
  • A Reading Festival reveller walked free from court despite assaulting three security guards
  • PLUS a beautiful mural marks Reading FC’s 150th anniversary
  • AND four pages of in-depth sport analysis and seven pages of puzzles

In the Woodley and Earley edition, campaigners protest plans to build a 3G pitch over loss of green space.

  • Major car parking change sparks fears
  • Care home bakers celebrate Platinum Jubilee
  • Police continue investigation into the death of a man at a petrol station