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Whitley shop banned from selling booze after employing illegal staff

A shop in Whitley with a history of selling counterfeit alcohol and employing illegal staff has had its licence to sell booze taken away.

Councillors decided to remove the alcohol licence of Supersave in Northumberland Avenue after inspections by Reading Borough Council and Thames Valley

yesterday 17:13
Whitley shop banned from selling booze after employing illegal staff

A shop in Whitley with a history of selling counterfeit alcohol and employing illegal staff has had its licence to sell booze taken away.

Councillors decided to remove the alcohol licence of Supersave in Northumberland Avenue after inspections by Reading Borough Council and Thames Valley

yesterday 17:13
Thatcham murder accused dies, bus driver admits error, coke lorry rolls in and more stories you may have missed

Convictions and trials have filled the headlines in Reading and Berkshire this week.

A major development saw a man arrested and charged with the murder of Thatcham mum, dead in prison.

John Wright, 32, of The Hollands, Thatcham died in HMP Bullingdon not long after appearing at

yesterday 14:07
Thatcham murder accused dies, bus driver admits error, coke lorry rolls in and more stories you may have missed

Convictions and trials have filled the headlines in Reading and Berkshire this week.

A major development saw a man arrested and charged with the murder of Thatcham mum, dead in prison.

John Wright, 32, of The Hollands, Thatcham died in HMP Bullingdon not long after appearing at

yesterday 14:07
Children at Highwood Primary School celebrated the 50th anniversary with the help of deputy mayor Sam Rahmouni

CHILDREN celebrated a significant milestone by gathering items and burying a time capsule for the pupils of the future.

Highwood Primary School's 50th anniversary was attended by councillor Sam Rahmouni on December 13.

The school opened in 1967 as Bulmershe County Primary

yesterday 08:55
Armed Forces charity SSAFA organises a trip to The Hexagon every year to help integrate the Gurkha community

PANTOMIME actors were on hand to give the Gurkha community a festive treat with a special performance on Thursday.

Armed Forces charity SSAFA teamed up with The Hexagon and the cast of Peter Pan for the annual trip.

For many of the ladies it was their first experience of a

yesterday 07:53
The top 10 performing primary schools in Reading and Berkshire

Nine in 10 Year 6 pupil hit the expected levels in Key Stage 2 assessments at Reading’s best performing primary.

At All Saints Junior School, 91 per cent of pupils reached the expected standard in reading, writing and maths in 2017.

As well as this 23 per cent of pupils at the

yesterday 03:47
The top 10 performing primary schools in Reading and Berkshire

Nine in 10 Year 6 pupil hit the expected levels in Key Stage 2 assessments at Reading’s best performing primary.

At All Saints Junior School, 91 per cent of pupils reached the expected standard in reading, writing and maths in 2017.

As well as this 23 per cent of pupils at the

yesterday 03:47
Reading FC fans slam side after poor display at Ipswich Town

Reading fans were left frustrated by Saturday afternoon’s 2-0 loss at Ipswich Town, a result which many supporters took as a sign that of their team’s mid-table mediocrity.

Royals had been on a morale-boosting unbeaten run in their last five games which had boosted hopes of an unlikely

2017-12-16 21:31
Reading FC fans slam side after poor display at Ipswich Town

Reading fans were left frustrated by Saturday afternoon’s 2-0 loss at Ipswich Town, a result which many supporters took as a sign that of their team’s mid-table mediocrity.

Royals had been on a morale-boosting unbeaten run in their last five games which had boosted hopes of an unlikely

2017-12-16 21:31
Quick talking points from Reading FC's disappointing 2-0 defeat at Ipswich Town

Reading FC fell to their first defeat in six matches as they were beaten 2-0 by Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

Goals from Callum Connolly and Joe Garner inside the opening half hour were enough to see off an ill-disciplined Royals side who had four players booked during the

2017-12-16 20:29
Quick talking points from Reading FC's disappointing 2-0 defeat at Ipswich Town

Reading FC fell to their first defeat in six matches as they were beaten 2-0 by Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

Goals from Callum Connolly and Joe Garner inside the opening half hour were enough to see off an ill-disciplined Royals side who had four players booked during the

2017-12-16 20:29
'Wholly inappropriate' Tilehurst housing application thrown out as planners cite 11 reasons for refusal

An unpopular housing plan which proposed vehicles driving over a footpath used by dog walkers and schoolchildren has been thrown out by council bosses.

Developer The Cardiff Property PLC had applied to build 18 homes on land near Thorpe House in Colliers Way, Tilehurst.

However, the

2017-12-16 19:27
'Wholly inappropriate' Tilehurst housing application thrown out as planners cite 11 reasons for refusal

An unpopular housing plan which proposed vehicles driving over a footpath used by dog walkers and schoolchildren has been thrown out by council bosses.

Developer The Cardiff Property PLC had applied to build 18 homes on land near Thorpe House in Colliers Way, Tilehurst.

However, the

2017-12-16 19:27
Man acquitted of Reading murder jailed for drug and passport offences

A man who fled to America using a fake passport after being arrested for drug offences has been jailed for five years.

Howard Patterson, 52, used false information to get a passport in the name Vincent Richards, which allowed him to flee the country after being arrested for possession of

2017-12-16 14:05
Caversham traders not cool with Iceland over refusal to meet colour scheme

Traders in Caversham are urging a supermarket giant to become one of the gang after predicting a refurbishment may take as long as 10 years.

Shops in St Martin's Precinct are now decked out with a grey and white look after a major refurbishment by Hermes Properties.

The shop owners

2017-12-16 13:01
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May vows to seek trade deals with other countries despite EU rules

Theresa May will tell MPs that the UK will seek to sign trade deals with countries around the world despite potentially being bound by European Union rules for around two years after Brexit.

The Prime Minister will say that even though the UK is leaving the single market and customs

today 01:27
Franco Manca boss blasts ‘incompetent’ Tories as consumer confidence sinks

The boss of Franco Manca and The Real Greek restaurant chains has ripped into Theresa May’s “incompetent” Government, blaming the Conservatives for destroying consumer confidence as they press ahead with Brexit.

In an extraordinary outburst David Page, the chairman of Fulham

today 00:25
Police probe whether embassy worker found dead in Beirut was sexually assaulted

Lebanese police are investigating whether a British embassy worker strangled and dumped by the side of a motorway was sexually assaulted.

Rebecca Dykes’s family said they have been left “devastated” following her death in Beirut early on Saturday morning, while embassy staff

today 00:25
May vows to seek trade deals with other countries despite EU rules

Theresa May will tell MPs that the UK will seek to sign trade deals with countries around the world despite potentially being bound by European Union rules for around two years after Brexit.

The Prime Minister will say that even though the UK is leaving the single market and customs

today 00:25
‘Happy, loving’ taxi driver killed in multi-car crash on last job of the night

A taxi driver killed in a multi-car crash in Birmingham phoned his wife to say he would be home after his last fare before the horror smash, his brother said.

Father-of-six Imtiaz Mohammed was described by grieving relatives as a “happy, loving and friendly guy” after he was one

today 00:25
Barca rout Depor to warm up for Clasico

Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice as LaLiga leaders Barcelona tuned up for next week’s Clasico with a handsome 4-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna.

With a trip to Real Madrid coming on December 23, Barca overwhelmed their visitors at the Nou Camp, with all four finishes

today 23:23
Thousands of firefighters battle California blaze as colleague’s funeral held

Thousands of firefighters tried to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California’s history as a funeral procession was held in honour of one of their colleagues who was killed battling the flames.

Crews cleared brush and dug containment lines above

today 22:21
Ryanair pilots suspend pre-Christmas strike

Ryanair pilots have suspended a pre-Christmas one-day strike, union bosses have announced.

Impact, which represents Irish-based pilots, has agreed to meet the low-cost carrier’s management on Tuesday evening ahead of the planned strike on Wednesday.

Some 117

today 22:21
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today 01:27 May vows to seek trade deals with other countries despite EU rules
today 00:25 Franco Manca boss blasts ‘incompetent’ Tories as consumer confidence sinks
today 00:25 Police probe whether embassy worker found dead in Beirut was sexually assaulted
today 00:25 May vows to seek trade deals with other countries despite EU rules
today 00:25 ‘Happy, loving’ taxi driver killed in multi-car crash on last job of the night
today 23:23 Barca rout Depor to warm up for Clasico
today 22:21 Thousands of firefighters battle California blaze as colleague’s funeral held
today 22:21 Ryanair pilots suspend pre-Christmas strike
today 22:21 Sir Mo Farah named BBC Sports Personality of the Year
today 22:21 Mo Farah delivers hilarious interview on his way to winning top award
yesterday 21:19 Taxi driver killed in multi-car crash ‘was happy, loving’ father-of-six
yesterday 21:19 Douvan to miss rest of the season as connections take ‘conservative’ approach
yesterday 20:17 Putin thanks Trump for CIA tip-off stopping St Petersburg bombings
yesterday 19:15 British embassy worker found dead in Beirut ‘was strangled’
yesterday 19:15 Police probe cause of deadly crash as first victim is named
yesterday 19:15 Mohamed Salah nets again as Liverpool return to winning ways in style
yesterday 18:15 Reading FC fan gallery from the Championship clash at Ipswich Town
yesterday 18:15 Reading FC fan gallery from the Championship clash at Ipswich Town
yesterday 18:13 May’s hopes of bespoke trade deal with EU dealt blow by Barnier
yesterday 18:13 May’s hopes of bespoke trade deal with EU dealt blow by Barnier
yesterday 18:13 Police officer critically ill after being hit by Maserati
yesterday 18:13 Police probe death of British embassy worker in Beirut
yesterday 18:13 Kyle Anderson sees off Peter Jacques to reach World Championship second round
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yesterday 18:13 Killahara Castle makes history with 200-1 defeat of odds-on favourite at Thurles
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yesterday 17:13 Whitley shop banned from selling booze after employing illegal staff
yesterday 17:13 Whitley shop banned from selling booze after employing illegal staff
yesterday 17:11 Ryanair offers last-minute talks with union in bid to stop pilot strike
yesterday 17:11 Jo Cox’s widower talks of challenges of bringing up children alone
yesterday 17:11 Juve sweep past Bologna as Milan’s misery deepens
yesterday 16:09 French sailor Francois Gabart sets new solo round-the-world record
yesterday 16:09 Elliot Daly at the double as Wasps sting La Rochelle
yesterday 16:09 Killahara Castle shocks odds-on favourite with 200-1 success at Thurles
yesterday 15:09 Brave teen chases her mugger in Reading
yesterday 15:09 Brave teen chases her mugger in Reading
yesterday 15:07 Artist Steve McQueen to film Grenfell Tower tribute
yesterday 15:07 Police appeal for witnesses as six people die in ‘harrowing’ multi-vehicle crash
yesterday 15:07 Bookmaker apologises over tweet of blackface darts fan dressed as Diane Abbott
yesterday 15:07 Premier League leaders Manchester City have no intention of easing up – Jesus
yesterday 15:07 Hearts emphatically end Celtic’s long unbeaten run
yesterday 14:07 Thatcham murder accused dies, bus driver admits error, coke lorry rolls in and more stories you may have missed
yesterday 14:07 Thatcham murder accused dies, bus driver admits error, coke lorry rolls in and more stories you may have missed
yesterday 14:05 Mixed messages from Labour figures over new vote on terms of Brexit negotiation
yesterday 14:05 Mixed messages from Labour figures over new vote on terms of Brexit negotiation
yesterday 14:05 Girl abducted by schizophrenic mother ‘has been abroad at least three times’
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today 23:51 British diplomat Rebecca Dykes found 'strangled' in Lebanon
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