Here are the top five stories from this week (June 1 - June 8).

1. Schools in Reading that are the best and worst for pupil progression

(Image: NQ) A new report ranks school and colleges in Reading based on their progress 8 score.

Non-Stop Kids and Online Marketing Surgery have created their School Attainment Report, which help rank secondary schools in Reading based on their average progress 8 score.

This score is a way of measuring the progress that pupils make from the end of key stage 2 to the end of key stage 4.

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2. Spencers Wood: 500 homes plan branded 'absolute lunacy'

(Image: Spencers Wood - planning) Plans to build almost 500 homes south of Reading have been branded ‘absolute lunacy’ by villagers who say their area is already struggling with new development.

Development consultancy Pegasus Group submitted plans for up to 475 homes south of Spencers Wood to Wokingham Borough Council in May. Plans include a primary school, local centre and green space.

But dozens of people have written to object, arguing that roads and schools are already overcrowded – and fearing a loss of open space.

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3. The Oracle loses ANOTHER restaurant on the riverside

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A much-loved American style restaurant, located in the heart of Reading Town Centre, has closed its doors for good this week.

Located at The Oracle along the Riverside, TGI Fridays opened in 2015 joining the restaurant on Caversham Road.

The American restaurant chain focusing on primarily American cuisine and casual dining has become extremely popular across the world over the last few decades

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4. Reading station rated as 20th worst station in the UK

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A Berkshire train station has been named one of the ‘worst in the UK' – according to fresh figures.

Reading ranks as the 20th worst performing train station, over the four weeks leading to May 31 – for passenger count and performance compared to all 2,628 stations, according to Ontimetrains.

Despite its ranking compared to other Berkshire stations, the town's main station has a performance score of 84 percent.

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5. Changes to The Oracle and Reading pub in plans submitted

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Yet more changes could be coming to The Oracle according to a recently submitted plan.

Works would see changes made to the former House of Fraser department store building for access points and provide more parking spaces.

Near the town centre, a pub wants to convert an existing outhouse into a microbrewery.

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