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Tuesday | Bracknell News

Record number of children receive preferred school places in Bracknell and Wokingham

In Bracknell Forest, a record number 1,472 were last week offered one of their top three preferred schools, for places starting This was 1% up on last year, with 87% of applicants receiving offers for their first-choice school from Bracknell Forest Council Cllr Gareth Barnard, executive member for children, young people and learning at Bracknell ... (more)

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Tuesday | Bracknell News

Motorists warned of lane closure at Twin Bridges roundabout

Due to damage caused to the highway, there will be the need for the closure - on the exit to Mill Lane - to be in place at Twin Bridges today to allow Bracknell Forest Council's contractors to carry out repair work.

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Wokingham May Fayre set to be biggest ever

The popular Wokingham May Fayre does more than just offer families a fun day out and raise money for charities.

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Tuesday | Get Reading

Council worker dons mankini for chilly Dinton Pastures swim

Ellie Barnes from Barnes Fitness with Chris Buggy and Cllr UllaKarin Clark, Mayor of Wokingham Borough PIC BY STEWART TURKINGTON www.stphotos.co.uk 07778 334771 However one brave entrant is ready to race the lakes in nothing more than a revealing mankini as he shows his support to a colleague who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Bracknell News

Bid for 380 homes and school outlined

The land at Amen Corner North, in London Road in Binfield, could see 380 homes and a primary school built on the site.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Bracknell News

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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Bracknell News

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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