Wokingham, England Newswire

Wokingham, England Newswire

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  1. Earley mum says council is punishing her son for having special needsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Get Reading

    Ribina Shahin's son Shiraz has severe special needs and she has found getting him a college place for the next part of his education very difficult The mum of an Earley teen with severe disabilities feels he is being 'punished' for his disabilities and wants an open and frank conversation with Wokingham Borough Council. Ribina Shahin, 45, lives with her 19-year-old son Shiraz Al-Mustafa and has been told there is no education for him in Wokingham .

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  2. Sunningdale level crossing failure blocks roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Get Reading

    The level crossing on the stretch of track which runs through Sunningdale has failed and the barriers are blocking traffic The A30 London Road cuts through Sunningdale Station and across the rail line which runs from Longcross station to Ascot station. The problems were first reported at 9.40am in the road works area of London Road near to Charters Road, Sunningdale.

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  3. Wokingham house fire: Roof blaze in Carey RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Get Reading

    Crews from Wokingham, Bracknell and Wokingham Road fire stations were called to the incident in Carey Road shortly before midnight on Saturday, February 6. A spokesman from Wokingham Station said there were people in the house at the time but the fire, which started in the soffital guttering, was not large enough to warrant a rescue. He added the people had left the home while the flames were being put out.

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  4. More than 100 homes sold for over A 1 million in Reading, Wokingham and Bracknell in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Get Reading

    The area with the most sales was Wokingham borough, where 43 homes were sold costing over 1 million and two over2 million. According to Land Registry figures, there were 13,149 homes sold for more than 1 million, a drop of nine per cent from 2014.

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  5. More than 100 South Central Ambulance staff assaulted in 10 monthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Get Reading

    There were 118 assaults on SCAS staff in the last 10 months, leading to a number of addressed deemed "red-flagged zones." Ambulance staff serving Reading , Wokingham and Bracknell have been assaulted more than 100 times in the last 10 months, new figures reveal.

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  6. North Downs Line through the Wokingham constituencyRead the original story

    Friday Feb 5 | John Redwood's Diary

    The Great Western Railway hosted a North Down Line at the Sofitel at Gatwick Airport on Friday 15 January 2016 which I attended to hear their Managing Director, Mark Hopwood, announce the GWR's exciting vision to try to achieve electrification of that line, which services Wokingham, by December 2019. The plan is to have infill 3rd rail electrification, line speed improvements to 90mph, to double the frequency of the Gatwick Airport to Reading service to 2 trains per hour from May 2017 with existing diesel units and, after electrification, replace them with electric trains and extend them through Reading to Oxford.

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  7. London tube strike: 48-hour industrial action set to cause chaos in the capitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Get Reading

    The industrial action by the RMT is set to start at 9pm on Saturday, February 6 and last until Monday, February 8 at 9pm Travellers to and from Reading , Wokingham and Bracknell are being warned of disruption in London due to the latest tube strike. The industrial action announced by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers' Union is set to start at 9pm on Saturday, February 6 and last until Monday, February 8 at 9pm.

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  8. Heavy rain weather warning for SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Get Reading

    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wet weather and says around 20-30mm of rain is expected, with up to 50-70mm of rain in some areas.

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  9. Drunk man at Reading station handed A 60 fineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Get Reading

    A 21-year-old man was arrested at Reading station last Saturday night on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly. Meanwhile, a 36-year-old woman from Thatcham was arrested on Sunday, January 31 at Reading West station for failing to appear at court over a common assault allegation.

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  10. Sonning van completely destroyed by fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Get Reading

    A crew from Wokingham fire station were called at around 11.30am on February 4 following reports of a Ford Transit on fire. Firefighters were on scene for around 45 minutes and used two hose reels and two sets of breathing apparatus to douse the flames.

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  11. Half-term fun for the family in Reading, Bracknell and WokinghamRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Get Reading

    Looking for bits to get up to with the little ones? Take a look at what's happening in the Reading, Bracknell and Wokingham area throughout half-term. If you're looking to start planning some family fun for half-term , then we've got your activities programme for Reading , Bracknell and Wokingham covered.

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  12. Homeowners slam council after Grundon gains permission to run landfill site until 2020Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Get Reading

    Wokingham Borough Council's planning committee approved Grundon Waste Management's application to extend the time period of landfill operations People living near a landfill site in Wargrave are "incredibly disappointed" after the council gave a waste management company permission to continue dumping waste there until 2020. Grundon Waste Management has been operating the site, which is accessed by Star Lane in Knowl Hill, since 1999 but it was due to stop dumping waste there in 2016.

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  13. Burst water main leaves Wokingham homes without waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Get Reading

    A pipe leak in Wokingham became a fully fledged burst water main overnight leaving some homes in the vicinity without water. A six inch diameter pipe was leaking in Finchampstead Road yesterday, Tuesday, February 3 meaning South East Water engineers were scrambled to fix it.

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  14. Temporary traffic lights stuck on red near Theale StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Get Reading

    Road users should take care this morning if they're travelling though Theale as a set of traffic lights are stuck on red. The lights are a temporary set on Station Road near to Theale Train Station where the road meets Brunel Way.

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  15. Donated car helps students at Bracknell and Wokingham CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Get Reading

    A Peugeot 206 was donated last January by a local couple and both staff and students have given up their own time to refurbish the car. It is now covered in the police Battenburg markings with sirens and blue lights which were donated by Thames Valley Police.

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  16. First look: Inside Wokingham's new barbers HeadcaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Get Reading

    Gents, if you're looking for a fresh cut in Wokingham , then you'll be pleased to hear that Headcase Barbers has arrived on the scene. The trendy and quirky barber shop opened up in Denmark Street over the Christmas period in 2015, with the launch taking place at the end of January 2016.

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  17. Hurst motorists urged to change route as temporary road closures take effectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Get Reading

    Drivers are being warned as five roads in Hurst will be temporarily closed this week while council contractors undertake urgent repairs. The roads will be shut between Tuesday, February 2 and Friday, February 5 for essential drainage repairs carried out on behalf of Wokingham Borough Council .

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  18. A fallen tree adds to busy rush hour problems: Traffic and travel round-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Get Reading

    It's a busy day on the roads around Berkshire, a fallen tree in Wokingham is not helping traffic either. On the M4 traffic is slow towards Reading, Bracknell and Wokingham with congestion between junction seven, Slough West and junction eight/nine, Maidenhead.

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  19. Doctor's strike in Reading: Patients warned to think carefully...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Get Reading

    The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust insists that outpatient appointments and operations will go ahead during next week's 24-hour strike. The British Medical Association has confirmed that junior doctors working at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Prospect Park Hospital will join the picket lines but they will also provide emergency care.

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  20. Fallen tree in Wokingham closes Finchampstead RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Get Reading

    The road is blocked between Molly Millar's Lane and Carey Road, between the Tesco supermarket and the BP garage - both in Finchampstead Road. Police officers are currently at the scene while tree surgeons remove the offending trunk and a diversion has been put in place for drivers.

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