Here are the five top stories from this week (Saturday, November 11 to Saturday, November 18).

1. Reading hairdressers wins "Best Salon" for Ruby Red

Reading Chronicle:

An Independent hairdressing salon Ruby Red in Reading’s town centre has won four major awards for the fourth year running.

The talented team of stylists walked away from this year’s Salon Awards with best salon team, best customer experience, and best colourist who was Ms Georgia Burgess.

The Salon Awards takes place every year in London and gives awards to salons from the north to the south of England.

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2. The Jolly Anglers pub closes after £100K renovation

Reading Chronicle: Jolly Anglers

A Reading riverside pub has been forced to close its doors this week.

Following news that the Jolly Anglers was up for sale in June, a ‘Notice of Possession’ was spotted at the entrance alongside the boarded-up doors and windows.

The letter from a Manchester-based company called CG&Co outlined that they had taken possession of the Jolly Anglers and changed the locks.

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3. C&G Hardware announces closure of Tilehurst shop

Reading Chronicle:

A long-standing Tilehurst hardware store that as dedicated 20 years to serving the community has announced its closure.

C&G Hardware, located on School Road, was opened by renowned Tilehurst business owners Corinne and Geffrey Folley in April 2004.

After announcing the closure this week, the business owners and community have expressed huge sadness as the shop prepares to leave Tilehurst.

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4. Sainsbury plans to build new superstore in Arborfield

Reading Chronicle:

Sainsbury’s plans to build a new superstore in the area are set to be submitted to Wokingham Borough Council.

Huge plans to build a Sainsbury’s superstore are set to be submitted to Wokingham Borough Council.

This comes following a positive reaction from the public to create the new superstore which will include the creation of 75 jobs.

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5. Four Houses Corner traveler site proposed for revival

Reading Chronicle:

The revival of a Traveller site in West Berkshire has been proposed following its demolition in 2020.

The site, which has been in operation since 1982, is located near Ufton Nervet and originally permitted 18 permanent pitches.

The new proposal has outlined 17 pitches consisting of a hard-standing area large enough for two twin axle caravans, car parking for two vehicles and a 30 sqm amenity building. The community building will house a kitchen/dayroom, bathroom, separate WC and utility area.

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