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Free family fun-day in Whitley this weekend

Churches in Whitley are praying for good weather for South Reading Churches Fun Day at Rabson's Recreation Ground, Northumberland Avenue, from noon to 3pm on Saturday The human table football contest at last year's fun day at last year's South Reading Churches Fun Day After last year's scorcher the churches in Whitley are praying for good ... (more)

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Duke of York will open Woodley's war memorial

Part two of the Reading Post/getreading fans' survey looks at Royals' rivals, potential signings and the possibility of an early return to the Premier League The range of artists at this free event is really outstanding, with retro pop headliners The Travellers headlining on Saturday and folk 'n' roll outfit Bear the Woods headlining the following ... (more)

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Voluntary ban on To Let boards proposed in East Reading

The 29-year-old defender has penned a two-year deal with the Addicks having impressed while on trial during the club's pre-season tour of Portugal The range of artists at this free event is really outstanding, with retro pop headliners The Travellers headlining on Saturday and folk 'n' roll outfit Bear the Woods headlining the following day Letting ... (more)

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20 hrs ago | Get Reading

Schools across Reading expected to close tomorrow for teachers' strike

The 29-year-old defender has penned a two-year deal with the Addicks having impressed while on trial during the club's pre-season tour of Portugal The range of artists at this free event is really outstanding, with retro pop headliners The Travellers headlining on Saturday and folk 'n' roll outfit Bear the Woods headlining the following day Parents ... (more)

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Caversham man accused of raping young girl when he was a boy

A jury at Reading Crown Court heard how the girl was told to "be quiet" and that she was "a dirty girl" as she was attacked.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

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Pick of the Past: Elephants in 1970

Billy Smart's Circus, once a regular site in Hills Meadow, made a dramatic spectacle when its largest participants arrived by train.

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Nights out in Reading: Oakford Social Club, Blagrave Street

An extensive pub venue with plenty of room to explore, traditional cosy restaurant areas, with front and back garden terrace areas What the venue was like: Extensive pub venue with plenty of room to explore, traditional cosy restaurant areas, with front and back garden terrace areas.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

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Reading man who died at Glastonbury Festival named as Jack Crabtree

Reading Borough Council has been successful in a bid for a share of the A 168 million set aside by central Government to help local authorities repair potholes Running from Wednesday, July 9, to Sunday, July 13, the Henley Festival will see five nights of music and entertainment by the banks of the River Thames The Rose Bowl went to Rosemary Steele ... (more)

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Positive response to plan for flats for the elderly on Fosters Care Home site

Reading Borough Council has been successful in a bid for a share of the A 168 million set aside by central Government to help local authorities repair potholes Running from Wednesday, July 9, to Sunday, July 13, the Henley Festival will see five nights of music and entertainment by the banks of the River Thames The A 5 million extra care housing ... (more)

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Reading Retail Award nomination for Pepe Sale

The restaurant in Queens Walk will have been serving its authentic Italian-Sardinian dishes for 15 years in December and has built up a loyal league of customers Owner Toni Sale, centre, manager Marco Marchetti, left, and chef Gianni Antolini celebrate being nominated for Restaurant of the Year An Italian restaurant with a difference, tucked away ... (more)

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

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Van windows smashed during incident outside Reading pub

A jury in Windsor decided that Stephen Church took his own life on May 13, 2011, while detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act The annual event sees dozens of cars, trucks and motorbikes on display at Prospect Park along with plenty of family-friendly activities The Rose Bowl went to Rosemary Steele while Betty Wilson was the winner of ... (more)

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

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Reading Buses summer timetable starts on Monday

Four timetable booklets have been produced covering the north, south, east and west of Reading and some services with significant changes, including the lime 2/2a, claret 21 and the 19s, have their own dedicated leaflets.

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Call for more volunteers for this weekend's Crowthorne Carnival

New additions announced today include Red Fang and The Wytches who join the line up on the NME/Radio 1 Stage Wokefield Park, in Goodboys Lane, Mortimer, teamed up with NHS Blood and Transplant to run the session to encourage people to sign up and help save lives A brightly-coloured crocodile of 27 floats will be making its way from Wellington ... (more)

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Chain of failures contributed to death of suicidal man who was left alone

New additions announced today include Red Fang and The Wytches who join the line up on the NME/Radio 1 Stage Wokefield Park, in Goodboys Lane, Mortimer, teamed up with NHS Blood and Transplant to run the session to encourage people to sign up and help save lives A jury in Windsor decided that Stephen Church took his own life on May 13, 2011, while ... (more)

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

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Waitrose enjoys unusually big share of the market in Reading but Tesco dominates

New additions announced today include Red Fang and The Wytches who join the line up on the NME/Radio 1 Stage Wokefield Park, in Goodboys Lane, Mortimer, teamed up with NHS Blood and Transplant to run the session to encourage people to sign up and help save lives Shoppers are three times more likely to find a Waitrose in Reading than they would in ... (more)

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Burglar jailed for 22 months after being caught 'red-handed'

Reading Borough Council has signed an agreement this week with Network Rail which will allow the work to go ahead to reopen the vital link between Newtown and the town centre New additions announced today include Red Fang and The Wytches who join the line up on the NME/Radio 1 Stage Robert Potter, of Chestnut Crescent, Shinfield, admitted burglary ... (more)

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Hunt for Bedlam plague death names

A team of volunteers is helping to track down records of hundreds of skeletons dug up under Liverpool Street station during work on Crossrail.

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Teenage fundraiser Yazsmin Tuckey is having her head shaved for Cancer Research UK

Reading Borough Council has signed an agreement this week with Network Rail which will allow the work to go ahead to reopen the vital link between Newtown and the town centre New additions announced today include Red Fang and The Wytches who join the line up on the NME/Radio 1 Stage In summer 2012, she organised an 80-mile bike ride from Bristol to ... (more)

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

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Pride of Reading nomination for women behind Caversham Children's Fund

Leah Graham and Mandy Cole were both nominated for the Community Champion award by friends Ruth Martin and Rachel Miller, in recognition of their work Mandy Cole, left, and Leah Graham have been nominated for a Pride of Reading award for their work at the Amersham Road Community Centre Two women who have dedicated their spare time to setting up a ... (more)

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Hundreds celebrate Armed Forces Day in Reading

Solicitor General Oliver Heald, QC, referred the case to the Court of Appeal which heard the case yesterday and imposed six more years on Afzal's five-and-a-half-year sentence Sonning singer Nathan James, who found fame on ITV reality show Superstar, is hoping to bring back proper British rock with new band Inglorious Hundreds of civilians and ... (more)

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