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Film and TV star Anita Harris returns to Wokingham Theatre 30 years after first performance

The actress has performed alongside Morecambe and Wise and Tommy Cooper and is 'absolutely thrilled' to be returning to perform in Wokingham Film and television star Anita Harris is returning to Wokingham Theatre next week, 30 years after she first performed for the group. The 72-year-old will be hosting an intimate evening of songs and stories at the theatre in Twyford Road on Friday, September 19. "I am absolutely thrilled to be returning to the Wokingham Theatre as I remember vividly performing there many years ago ," says Anita.

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Brave Wokingham firefigher taking on land and sea for charity

Scott Butler challenged himself to do something different every day and will head out in epic "Journey to Mount Elbrus" next July A daredevil firefighter who vowed to do something different every day for a year will brave land and sea in the name of charity. The self-titled solo expedition 'Journey to Mount Elbrus' will see Scott Butler cycle 1,800 miles through Europe to the Black Sea, row more than 500 miles across it and then climb Mount Elbrus in Russia - Europe's highest peak - in July.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

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Music scholarships now available at Wokingham's All Saints Church

All Saints Church will offer the scholarships, worth A 150 each, to singers aged 16 to 19 years with an interest in classical choral music. Since October, All Saints Church Music Education Fund has raised more than A 10,000.

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Wokingham council steps up action against illegal development

A review of the borough's planning enforcement by John Silvester Associates concluded Wokingham Borough Council's service is "not fully fit for purpose". But members of the council's overview and scrutiny committee heard on Monday what improvements have been made since the independent Silvester Report last year.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Bracknell News

Council set to cash in on town centre homes

THE SALE of seven new flats in Wokingham town centre is set to total more than 2million which could clock up a profit of around half a million pounds for the borough council. The flats, on the corner of Market Place and Rose Street, are a conversion of former offices and part of the long-awaited plans to regenerate the town.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

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First World War to be commemorated at Wokingham's Heritage Day

Christopher Sayer, 49, was being interviewed by Northamptonshire Police in 2012 about unrelated matters when the prosecution say he admitted to abusing two boys in the 1990s The comic gives a raw and hilarious account of 2013 in new show No Further Action which comes to Reading next month Wokingham Town council will host a range of themed activities on Sunday at the town's annual Heritage Open Day Wokingham Town Council will mark 100 years since the start of the war on Sunday with a range of themed activities and the launch of the borough's Heritage Memorial Trail.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

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Take the first look at new Peach Place

Christopher Sayer, 49, was being interviewed by Northamptonshire Police in 2012 about unrelated matters when the prosecution say he admitted to abusing two boys in the 1990s The facades of the upper part of the buildings on the corner of Market Place and Rose Street have been refurbished and Wokingham Borough Council has also converted the empty offices into apartments and brought forward apartments above Boots to raise the frontage. Councillor Philip Mirfin, executive member for regeneration and communities, said: "Seeing the buildings change over the last year to create a much improved setting for the town centre has been really exciting.

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Dr Phillip Lee: Summer recess is an important time for MPs to return to their constituencies

Parliamentary business resumed for the first time in several weeks last Monday following the summer recess period; an important time in which Members of Parliament are able to return to their constituencies. One of my primary interests as Bracknell's MP is supporting local businesses and during my time in office I have visited nearly 100 across the constituency.

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Brave Sam Jenkinson Francis nominated for Pride of Reading award

A brave three-year-old tot battling a rare childhood cancer has been nominated for a Pride of Reading award. Sam Jenkinson Francis, who celebrated his third birthday on August 29, captured readers' hearts when the story of his fight against neuroblastoma hit the front page on June 27. And so touching is the toddler's plight that a wellwisher has put him forward for this year's Child of Courage Award.

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Gallery: See the spectacular work of Wokingham and East Berkshire Camera Club

Christopher Sayer, 49, was being interviewed by Northamptonshire Police in 2012 about unrelated matters when the prosecution say he admitted to abusing two boys in the 1990s The comic gives a raw and hilarious account of 2013 in new show No Further Action which comes to Reading next month The club's new season starts today. We will be featuring galleries of their work at least once a month The club was formed in 1989 as the East Berkshire Photographic Society and ran for many years in Bracknell, before moving to Wokingham in 2005.

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Bracknell News

Free school meals a hit despite lack of funds

COOKED lunches have proved a big hit in Bracknell after the Government's free school meals policy was rolled out last week. Bracknell Forest Council was awarded 282,479 by the Government to carry out the scheme for Key Stage One pupils across the borough, plus an additional 58,011 for its voluntary aided schools.

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Recycling campaigner sees red over Wokingham council's petition process

Matthew George is fighting to have glass collection introduced in the borough but is annoyed at Wokingham Borough Council's "poor" process A keen recycler who launched an online petition for glass to be collected alongside general rubbish has criticised the council's petition process. Matthew George previously branded Wokingham Borough Council "the fussiest council" and called for change after becoming disgruntled at having to repeatedly visit a recycling point to dispose of his glass.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Bracknell News

Four firecrews needed to battle blaze

A call about the fire was received at 2.44pm yesterday afternoon and crews from Bracknell, Wokingham, Windsor and Surrey attended the scene for just under two hours. A thermal imaging camera was used to help fight the fire which caused significant damage to the first floor and garage of a property in St Mary's Road, Ascot.

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Thames Valley League round-up: Sanjit stars for Reading

Christopher Sayer, 49, was being interviewed by Northamptonshire Police in 2012 about unrelated matters when the prosecution say he admitted to abusing two boys in the 1990s Show organisers expect to have 2,000 animals competing, alongside a packed programme of show-stopping acts, with daredevil motorcycle acrobats Honda Bolddog Lings topping the bill And they took little time in wrapping up the win as Robert Cassie tore through the Chalfont order, taking five wickets for just 13 runs as the league's bottom side crumbled to 60 all out with only one man making double figures. Elsewhere, Kidmore End's disappointing Division 1 season concluded with another defeat, this time against Wokingham , which relegated the side.

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More seats on the way for South West Trains passengers into Waterloo

The train company says it will mean 18,000 extra peak-time seats for passengers travelling into Waterloo, with longer trains running from Reading Commuters travelling between Reading and Waterloo will have more chance of finding a seat, following an order for a A 210 million fleet of new trains. South West Trains, which runs services across South and South West England, has awarded the contract for 150 new train carriages to engineering firm Siemens and leasing company Angel Trains.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

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Fast-paced Sherlock Holmes spoof Hound of the Baskervilles comes to Wokingham Theatre tonight

The attack took place between 5pm and 5.30pm, but although a member of the public reported it immediately to Swan Lifeline, the swan dragged itself away and wasn't found until the next day Will Martha Collison have her fingers in all the pies for The Great British Bake Off's pies and tarts week? Charters School head girl will tackle pies and tarts in this week's The Great British Bake Off on BBC One tonight The Hound of the Baskervilles rehearsal at Wokingham Theatre. Alan Long , Mark Hampshire , Adrian McDougall You've got to be barking mad to perform a play which has a message from the writers in it, wishing anyone who takes it on good luck.

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Wokingham council could prosecute organiser of nosiy Hurst charity festival

David Luck took this aerial shot of the Food 4 Thought Festival in Hurst on Saturday, August 30. The event attracted 98 noise complaints to police People in Wokingham borough and others as far as Bracknell and Crowthorne were kept awake by the music on Saturday and into the early hours on Sunday morning. The outdoor licensed Food 4 Thought Festival attracted around 600 people and was staged to raise money for Open Kitchen/Foodshare Maidenhead, but many people thought it may have been a rave.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

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Bikers asked to gear up for this year's Christmas Toy Run

This year's event is on Sunday, December 7, starting off from Foster Wheeler's car park in Shinfield and ending at the Barnardo's High Cross School in Wokingham Motorcyclists in Reading and beyond are again being asked to dig deep and take part in this year's Christmas Toy Run.

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Lifelong Wokingham Red Cross volunteer reveals the town's First...

A number of years ago, Ann Jeater found an old tin trunk while clearing out the organisation's building in Denmark Street.

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Reading, Wokingham and Bracknell memories: Strange school rules

We've asked our staff and readers for the memories of the weird and wonderful rules they experienced when they were at school @getreading At Wilson School in Reading, the caretaker used to put sawdust on floor for when we threw up!! #surewehadmorenervesinthosedays "When we were in the sixth form and allowed to wear non-uniform, we were not allowed ... (more)

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