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Woodford Park in Woodley named one of town's top places to go in new survey

Results of the survey by Woodley Town Council said the 24-acre parck is excellent or good by 83 per cent of the people who took part Woodford Park has been rated a top spot in a questionnaire about places to go and things to do in Woodley.

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

Art collector and campaigner Markus Lawrence said his reputation and years of community work in Reading had been destroyed after a BBC news story raised questions about the provenance of what he says is a Vincent van Gogh painting So far Royals' boss has been unable to spend any money this summer due to the ongoing ownership situation at the club ... (more)

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Parents can play leading role in new Wokingham secondary school

Parents are needed to come forward to help guide some of the key decisions about the school, which is set to open next September Parents can play a leading role in the development of a new secondary school in the south of the borough.

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Wokingham street artist to put face of Ollie Young on mural to raise funds for foundation

Pistol will be put a painting of Ollie, who died from a brain tumour in 2012, on the mural in Wellington Road A remowned street artist will put the face of a boy who died from a brain tumour in a public mural to raise funds for the foundation in his name.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Bracknell News

In this week's News

THIS week we reveal plans for a 7m project to improve a busy roundabout in Bracknell, public sector staff are due to take part in an national strike tomorrow and a packed line-up will feature at a summer festival in Wokingham this weekend.

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Festival season comes to Wokingham with Under the Sky this weekend

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 Legendary Real Thing top the bill at the popular festival and promise people will 'get the chance to strut their funky stuff'.

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Brownie group celebrating 60 years in Wokingham could close if they can't find new leader

The 8th Wokingham All Saint's Brownies. The 21 girls of 8th Wokingham Brownies will say goodbye to Helen Alderman, their unit leader, at the end of term.

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Bracknell News

Teacher Strike - List of schools affected by Thursday's walkout

A NUMBER of schools will be closed or partially closed in Bracknell and Wokingham tomorrow as teachers take industrial action.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Bracknell News

Celebrity cat to open purr-fect summer fair

Bob the cat was made famous in 2012, when James Bowen published 'A Street Cat Named Bob', detailing how the feline had turned around the life of the homeless busker.

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Pride of Reading nomination for campaigner Sinead Gibson

The Reading Post, getreading, Wokingham Times and Bracknell Forest Standard are part of Trinity Mirror Southern, offering you unique access to our audience across the region online and in print.

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Wokingham doctor raises A 960 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Sarah Edwards took part in Reading Half Marathon earlier this year as a tribute to relatives who would be absent from her wedding last month due to the disease l-r Dr Clive Edwards , Sarah married Adem Uner, Judi Edwards please credit Jamie from Studio Rouge Doctor Sarah Edwards ran the Reading Half Marathon while juggling her career and wedding ... (more)

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

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Can you help solve tale of soldier's mysterious 'sisters'?

Dr Diane Quayle wants to know if anyone has memories of two women she thinks are the sisters of her grandfather John Harbour, who is thought to have lived in Wokingham One of two women, thought to be sisters, that Dr Diane Quayle of Perth, Australia, is hoping to find information on Relatives of a soldier who may have lived in Wokingham in the ... (more)

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

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Delay to flood-prone park and ride

The relocation of a flood-prone park and ride scheme, which costs two Berkshire councils A 100,000-a-year each in losses, has been delayed.

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Under the Sky returns to Wokingham this weekend

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 The Room are a five-piece progressive rock band from Berkshire who formed three years ago and signed to US music label Melodic Revolution Records in 2012 Fantastic festival Under the Sky ... (more)

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Judging starts today for Wokingham's Greenfingers gardening competition

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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Green light for A 400,000 investment in Wokingham Borough Council customer services

Council projections reveal the borough's population is expected to rise to around 162,300 people by 2026 as plans are under way to build more than 13,000 homes across four key development areas Members of the borough's executive committee agreed to spend the money over the next four years on new technology as part of its Improving Resident and ... (more)

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Bracknell News

Wokingham man celebrates 50th birthday by hiring Hammersmith Apollo for gig

A FATHER of two spent 26,000 hiring Hammersmith Apollo to perform with his band as a 50th birthday present to himself.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

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Cigarette is believed to have sparked Waitrose plant pot fire

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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Public consultation over proposal to scrap retained fire crew in Bracknell

Bracknell fire station has two engines, one manned by full-time staff and the other manned by a retained crew Bracknell fire station currently has two engines, one manned by full-time staff and the other manned by a retained crew Stanby firefighters in Bracknell could be scrapped under plans to get rid of one of the town's two fire engines.

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Heavy rain dampens the spirit on Armed Forces Day in Wokingham

The Saint Sebastian Wokingham Band which had expected to play in Market Place found a spot under cover at Erfstadt Court but the mayor braved the rain to deliver his message from the balcony at the Town Hall The band was forced to beat a hasty retreat as the rain hammered down on Wokingham on Armed Forces Day.

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