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Wokingham leading the charge for electric vehicles

Wokingham Borough Council has announced plans for five new charging points over the next year but Bracknell Forest Council said it had no plans to introduce any.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

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Forest fire tears through 100 square metres of land near Bracknell

A six-wheel off road vehicle joined the operation as crews from Bracknell and Wokingham tackled the fire near Martins Heron.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

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Veterinary nurse taking the plunge in charity sky dive

Melanie Deegan was expecting to be paid A 7 an hour for visiting people in their homes but discovered that she was not being paid for travel time between the visits Royal's Portuguese midfielder joined the Spanish giants on loan last July and has proved a huge hit during his time in Andalucia Rachel Lovell will jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet to ... (more)

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Wokingham burglar who stole from Bracknell homes jailed for six years

Melanie Deegan was expecting to be paid A 7 an hour for visiting people in their homes but discovered that she was not being paid for travel time between the visits Royal's Portuguese midfielder joined the Spanish giants on loan last July and has proved a huge hit during his time in Andalucia At a previous hearing the 31-year-old admitted two ... (more)

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People 'ready to fall back in love with Wokingham', says regeneration expert

A regeneration planner thinks people are ready to "fall in love with Wokingham again" after the town was shortlisted for a top regional award.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

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Evendons Primary helped parents avoid disappointment in school places news

Free school founders believe they have saved parents from disappointment this spring as they prepare to welcome four classes in their inaugural year.

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Young Sherlocks hunt for giant egg at Holme Grange School

PC Kate Cooper and PCSO Vicky Williams went to the school to help pupils hunt for clues about the mysterious egg Year Two Holme Grange pupil Daisy Frame, 7, and her classmates are investigating a mysterious egg which appeared on the school lawn.

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Burning rubbish causes tree fire in Binfield

The shop was in the now-demolished Crossway, but all its books are in storage as staff discuss a possible re-opening Is there something happening in your area you would like us to report on? You can contact the newsdesk via the following details: The Reading Post, getreading, Wokingham Times and Bracknell Forest Standard are part of Trinity Mirror ... (more)

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Five charged after street protest linked to English Defence League

The charges relate to incidents on the evening of Friday, February 28, when a group of around 15 to 20 people gathered in The Broadway, Thatcham Edward Scovell, 43, of Donnington Gardens, in the university area of Reading, has been charged with one count of racially or religiously aggravated harassment and one count of using threatening, abusive or ... (more)

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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Burglars targeting cash in series of break-ins across Wokingham and Bracknell

Police have released e-fits and CCTV images as they investigate a series of 24 burglaries in as many days in the boroughs Thieves fishing crooked bars through front doors and cat flaps have committed 24 burglaries in as many days in Woosehill, Crowthorne and Twyford.

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10 outdoor activities in Reading, Wokingham and Bracknell

Robert Berry, 42, collapsed at the finish line and was pronounced dead after being transferred to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington.

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Five new electric car charge points installed around Wokingham borough

Brian Orr going on another journey in their electric car - 2,500 miles to Scotland to raise money for Charity Help for Heroes The charge points will be placed at new park and rides at Winnersh and Mereoak, a site in Emmbrook, Shute End short stay car park and Wokingham railway station car park.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

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Easter supermarket opening hours

Easter Sunday is one of only two days each year when larger shops and supermarkets have to close.

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A company from Crowthorne abseiled 130ft down Bracknell and Wokingham College for charity

Oliver Lacey, James Taylor, Emily Taylor, David Taylor and Ian Hunt get ready to abseil down the Bracknell and Wokingham College building.

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Wokingham Foodbank has fed 1,000 people in just seven months

He met the directors of Cafe Couture, Kirsty Daniel and Dominique Grandison, and Joy Roach from nearby Oak Tree House, the new home providing extra care housing The town's Foodbank has fed its 1,000th mouth since it opened seven months ago - but the demand for help is still rising.

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GPs fail to secure Government funding for longer opening hours

North and West Reading, South Reading and Wokingham Clinical Commissioning Groups were not successful in their joint bid for part of the Prime Minister's A 50 million GP Access Fund Royals' assistant manager expects the Foxes to be back to their best when they arrive at Madejski Stadium for this evening's crunch Championship clash Following on from ... (more)

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More staff drafted in to improve Wokingham council's...

Family and friends of Emily Cross, who fell from the roof of the former Wellington Arms pub on April 1, will be walking laps of Prospect Park in Tilehurst on Saturday, June 14 Extra staff have been drafted in to improve a planning enforcement department after it was found to be inadequate by an independent review.

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Heritage memorial trail planned for First World War centenary

A Heritage Memorial Trail uncovering heroic tales and ancestry in the borough is being planned to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of First World War.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Bracknell News

Construction students from Bracknell and Wokingham College got a...

Students from Bracknell and Wokingham College listen to a talk by James Harris and Gareth Lloyd from Leadbitter at the Clement House construction site in Bracknell.

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Patients fear doctors won't cope with surge in families from new Woodley homes

Rob Wilson MP chairs a meeting at Beechwood Primary School where panelists attempted to calm fears over GP capacity in Woodley Disgruntled patients rejected assurances GP surgeries could cope with demand once hundreds of homes are built in Woodley claiming they are already struggling under the strain.

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