Latest News Reading

Headlines
A Luther film crew pitched up at the site this week

THE FILM crew for hit TV show Luther has pitched up at Prospect Park.

Trailers pitched up at the Tilehurst Park, which was the scene of the Mary Ann Leneghan's tragic murder several years ago, yesterday.

It is believed the crew are filming for the next instalment of

2018-05-25 19:02
A Luther film crew pitched up at the site this week

THE FILM crew for hit TV show Luther has pitched up at Prospect Park.

Trailers pitched up at the Tilehurst Park, which was the scene of the Mary Ann Leneghan's tragic murder several years ago, yesterday.

It is believed the crew are filming for the next instalment of

2018-05-25 17:59
Priory Avenue Surgery in Caversham set to close

A FAILING GP practice in Caversham is set to close leaving thousands of patients scrambling to find a new doctor elsewhere.

Priory Avenue Surgery, which has been operated by One Medical Group since September 2016, was deemed to require improvement in most areas of its Care Quality

2018-05-25 15:50
Priory Avenue Surgery in Caversham set to close

A FAILING GP practice in Caversham is set to close leaving thousands of patients scrambling to find a new doctor elsewhere.

Priory Avenue Surgery, which has been operated by One Medical Group since September 2016, was deemed to require improvement in most areas of its Care Quality

2018-05-25 11:38
Children can learn to swim with Rebecca Adlington in Reading from next week

OLYMPIC swimming sensation Rebecca Adlington is set to launch a brand new learn-to-swim programme for children in Reading next week.

The four-time medallist is launching Becky Adlington's Swimstars on May 29, and to celebrate the Holiday Inn, in Basingstoke Road, will be holding

2018-05-25 10:35
Family pays tribute to Simone Grainger as husband is jailed for her manslaughter

THE family of Simone Grainger have spoken of the pain of losing the mother-of-two as her husband was jailed for killing her.

Simone, 30, died on November 4 last year after being battered by her husband, Steven, 32.

The young mum suffered abrasions and lacerations to her

2018-05-24 17:47
Fallen lamppost causes traffic chaos for commuters

A LAMPPOST which fell onto a busy motorway, blocking all three lanes, caused miles of traffic for commuters this morning (Thursday).

One motorist dubbed the tailbacks as 'carmageddon' as a massive queue of cars formed around the borough.

Reading Borough Council warned

2018-05-24 12:32
Anthony Horowitz will be at Reading Waterstones on June 13

A PROLIFIC author who has seen many of his popular books turned into successful shows for the small screen is coming to Reading.

Anthony Horowitz OBE, one of the most successful writers in the UK, will be at Waterstones on June 13 to sign copies of his latest novel.

His

2018-05-24 10:26
BREAKING: Steven Grainger found guilty of manslaughter of wife

A HUSBAND has been convicted of killing his childhood sweetheart.

Steven Grainger, 32, was convicted of manslaughter but acquitted of murder by a jury at Reading Crown Court today (Wednesday).

Tragic Simone Grainger was killed at her home in Windsor Way, Calcot, last year.

2018-05-23 19:29
BREAKING: Steven Grainger found guilty of manslaughter of wife

THE HUSBAND of Simone Grainger has been found guilty of her manslaughter.

A jury at Reading Crown Court spent more than four hours deliberating over the verdict this afternoon.

Steven Grainger, 32, was found guilty of manslaughter, but not guilty of murdering his

2018-05-23 18:26
Chiltern Edge School closed due to power cut

A SCHOOL in South Oxfordshire has been forced to close today due to a power cut.

Chiltern Edge School, in Sonning Common, has been experiencing site-wide powercuts throughout the day, and engineers have confirmed that power will not be consistently restored until after 2pm.

2018-05-23 16:20
PICTURES: Reading Sailing Club open day

ASPIRING sailors tested the water at Reading Sailing Club’s annual open day on Saturday.

The club, located in Sonning Eye, Reading, invited those who may have never stepped into a boat before to get out on the water and enjoy themselves.

And residents turned up in

2018-05-23 15:17
Earley councillors expressed concern over the proposed bridge between Thames Valley Business Park and Napier Road

COUNCILLORS have expressed concern over controversial plans to build a transport link due to the potential damage to the environment.

Designs for a new fast-track public transport link for pedestrians and cyclists came under fire when they were put before Earley Town Council on May

2018-05-23 10:02
Cilantro is in the running to win the Restaurant of the Year prize

SERENE comforts and quality food could see a fine dining experience recognised as the best restaurant in town.

Cilantro, based at Madejski Stadium, is in the running to win the Restaurant of the Year accolade at this year’s Reading Retail Awards.

The jewel in the

2018-05-23 08:59
Witnesses sought following burglary in Earley

WITNESSES are being sought following a burglary in Earley.

Between 8am and 6pm on Wednesday, May 16, someone gained entry to a house in Church Road.

Thames Valley Police have not specified what, if anything, was stolen from the property during the burglary.

2018-05-22 11:59
Battle Primary Academy is making rapid progress after being rated as 'requires improvement' by Ofsted

EDUCATION chiefs have praised leaders for making huge strides to improve a once struggling school.

Ofsted carried out a follow-up visit at Battle Primary Academy after the school received a 'requires improvement' rating from the watchdog in November 2016.

Concerns were

2018-05-22 09:53
Daily News
Dozens injured during clashes at Israel-Gaza border

Dozens of Palestinians have been injured during protests along the border with Israel, Gaza’s Health Ministry has said.

It said most of the 86 people injured were treated for tear gas inhalation, while some sustained gunshot wounds.

Israel’s military said

2018-05-25 21:08
Strong turnout reported in Irish abortion referendum

Votes continue to be cast in Ireland’s abortion referendum amid reports of strong turnout numbers in many parts of the country.

Polls close at 10pm, with 6,500 voting centres across the state likely to witness the traditional evening surge in people arriving to vote after

2018-05-25 21:08
Barnier calls for ‘realism’ over post-Brexit EU-UK relationship

The European Union’s Brexit negotiator has called for “realism” over the terms of the future relationship between the UK and Brussels.

Michel Barnier’s comments came after claims from EU officials that Britain has a “fantasy” approach to the talks

2018-05-25 21:08
England v Pakistan – story of the second day of the first Test

England paid a heavy price for their own faulty batting as Pakistan demonstrated how it should be done on day two of the first NatWest Test at Lord’s.

Babar Azam top-scored with 68 before having to retire hurt, and the tourists duly put themselves in a position surely beyond

2018-05-25 21:08
Pakistan build big lead as England struggle in the field

England paid a heavy price for their own faulty batting as Pakistan demonstrated how it should be done on day two of the first NatWest Test at Lord’s.

Babar Azam top-scored with 68 before having to retire hurt, and the tourists duly put themselves in a position surely beyond

2018-05-25 21:08
Salah a long way from being Ronaldo’s equal – Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos believes Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah still has some way to go to match team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi as they are “in another orbit”.

Salah has enjoyed an incredible debut season, scoring 44 goals in

2018-05-25 21:08
Fine dining at Royal Ascot to see Raymond Blanc and James Tanner return
All you need to know about fine dining options at Royal Ascot
2018-05-25 20:59
Grenfell inquiry asked: Why wasn’t more done to save victims?

The bereaved relative of a family of five “cremated unwillingly” in the Grenfell Tower fire has asked why more was not done to save her loved ones trapped as the high-rise burned “like a torch”.

The June 14 blaze almost halved the number of grandchildren in

2018-05-25 20:05
Latest news from Reading
2018-05-25 21:08 Dozens injured during clashes at Israel-Gaza border
2018-05-25 21:08 Strong turnout reported in Irish abortion referendum
2018-05-25 21:08 Barnier calls for ‘realism’ over post-Brexit EU-UK relationship
2018-05-25 21:08 England v Pakistan – story of the second day of the first Test
2018-05-25 21:08 Pakistan build big lead as England struggle in the field
2018-05-25 21:08 Salah a long way from being Ronaldo’s equal – Sergio Ramos
2018-05-25 20:59 Fine dining at Royal Ascot to see Raymond Blanc and James Tanner return
2018-05-25 20:05 Grenfell inquiry asked: Why wasn’t more done to save victims?
2018-05-25 20:05 Boy, 13, charged over death of schoolgirl
2018-05-25 20:05 Corbyn told about Brexit fears during N Ireland border visit
2018-05-25 20:05 Liverpool fans set to miss Champions League final after mayor admits defeat
2018-05-25 20:05 Liverpool fans set to miss Champions League final after mayor admits defeat
2018-05-25 20:05 Use of military grade agent in spy poisoning not possible, says Putin
2018-05-25 20:05 95-year-old man arrested over death of carer
2018-05-25 20:05 Stokes strikes for England but Pakistan forge ahead
2018-05-25 20:05 Zinedine Zidane as brilliant as a coach as he was as a player – Jurgen Klopp
2018-05-25 20:05 Pakistan build formidable lead over England at Lord’s
2018-05-25 20:05 Rory McIlroy round the best Alex Noren has ever seen
2018-05-25 19:02 Fire crews rescue second sheep from bridge in week
2018-05-25 19:02 Grinning Harvey Weinstein on one million dollar bail after rape charge
2018-05-25 19:02 Liverpool mayor braces football fans trying to get to Kiev for disappointment
2018-05-25 19:02 Google and Facebook hit by GDPR complaints
2018-05-25 19:02 Theresa May spotted watching cricket at Lord’s
2018-05-25 19:02 Police issue e-fit of sunglasses-wearing suspect after distraction robbery
2018-05-25 19:02 Youth held after fellow student and teacher hurt in US school shooting
2018-05-25 19:02 Stokes strikes twice on day two but Pakistan ahead
2018-05-25 19:02 Till confident of stopping Thompson in ‘very emotional’ homecoming
2018-05-25 19:02 Romania striker Florin Andone agrees to join Brighton
2018-05-25 19:02 Konta confident of breaking French Open duck
2018-05-25 19:02 Baboucarr Jarra stars as Thatcham Town win FA Vase
2018-05-25 19:02 Fulham CEO Alistair Mackintosh reveals how much Reading FC paid for Sone Aluko
2018-05-25 19:02 You can win free tickets to Thruxton
2018-05-25 19:02 A Luther film crew pitched up at the site this week
2018-05-25 18:53 A 1970s night out at Top Rank in Reading
2018-05-25 17:59 Blogger guilty of creating grossly offensive material over anti-Semitic songs
2018-05-25 17:59 Abortion referendum: Coaches laid on to help delayed voters get ferry to Ireland
2018-05-25 17:59 Netherlands and Australia blame Russia for downing Flight MH17
2018-05-25 17:59 Independence could replace the despair of Brexit with optimism, Sturgeon says
2018-05-25 17:59 Professional violinist offers calming performance for delayed flight passengers
2018-05-25 17:59 Pacific blue and Californian poppies adorn Meghan’s Coat of Arms
2018-05-25 17:59 Simone Grainger murder trial: Husband claims wife 'tried to stab him' with scissors night before she died
2018-05-25 17:59 Simone Grainger murder trial: Husband claims wife 'tried to stab him' with scissors night before she died
2018-05-25 17:59 The Grumpy Goat has been nominated for the 'Your Favourite Shop' award
2018-05-25 17:59 The Grumpy Goat has been nominated for the 'Your Favourite Shop' award
2018-05-25 17:59 Fred flattered by Manchester United interest
2018-05-25 17:59 Spotlight is on Exeter, not us – Saracens hooker Jamie George
2018-05-25 17:59 Teenager pleads guilty to hare coursing in Sulhamsted
2018-05-25 17:59 A Luther film crew pitched up at the site this week
2018-05-25 17:51 Man arrested over Bracknell sexual assault
2018-05-25 16:53 Father of ‘bubbly’ Grenfell victim, 12, describes ’emptiness inside us all’
Latest news from Great Britain
2018-05-25 21:26 Liverpool fans stranded ahead of Champion's League final as flights to Kiev cancelled
2018-05-25 21:26 Parents told to change their baby's name because 'it is not gender appropriate' - or have one chosen by the court
2018-05-25 21:26 Hacker who made £1.6m in Bitcoins selling people's bank details on dark web is jailed for 10 years
2018-05-25 21:26 Mum's impassioned plea to people of Ireland to protect her six-year-old autistic daughter from abortion ban
2018-05-25 21:26 Mum's impassioned plea to people of Ireland to protect her six-year-old autistic daughter from abortion ban
2018-05-25 21:17 Mystery behind notorious theft of 1966 World Cup trophy is ‘finally revealed’
2018-05-25 21:17 Man who swallowed razors and soiled himself in court is jailed for murdering grandfather
2018-05-25 21:05 Pokemon Go Adventure Week: How to defeat Aerodactyl Raid Boss
2018-05-25 21:05 Sam Chatto – An Apology – 25 May 2018
2018-05-25 21:05 Terminal liver cancer sufferer defies doctors to run 145 MILES down Grand Union Canal
2018-05-25 21:05 Stephen Hawking's FINAL THEORY: Close friend reveals last collaboration on the Big Bang
2018-05-25 21:05 Airbnb: New Orleans could ban short-term rentals in the city
2018-05-25 21:05 Chloe Madeley flaunts cleavage in plunging playsuit after being SLAMMED at Royal Wedding
2018-05-25 21:05 Macron PUNISHED by strikes: Sharp drop in polls follows France being crippled by unions
2018-05-25 21:05 Royal Coat of Arms in pictures: Princess Diana to Kate, Duchess of Cambridge
2018-05-25 21:05 The Chase viewers stunned as contestant makes shocking mistake: 'Oh dear'
2018-05-25 21:05 French mayor refuses to dismantle makeshift Ramadan tents despite court order
2018-05-25 21:05 Anti-Semitic blogger Alison Chabloz found GUILTY of creating "grossly offensive" material
2018-05-25 21:05 Arthritis symptoms: Five exercises to ease pain and prevent future discomfort
2018-05-25 21:05 Ruth Davidson DISMANTLES Sturgeon's plan to keep sterling in future independent Scotland
2018-05-25 21:05 Pensioner, 95, arrested on suspicion of murder after carer, 61, dies
2018-05-25 20:59 Liverpool fans turn Kiev RED as club legends take selfies with supporters
2018-05-25 20:59 Two Brits arrested after woman raped at Marbella hotel
2018-05-25 20:50 First look inside as micro-pub The Hugh Fitz-Baldric of Cottingham opens
2018-05-25 20:50 The heartbreaking moment two boys speak about their brother's rare illness
2018-05-25 20:50 The heartbreaking moment two boys speak about their brother's rare illness
2018-05-25 20:50 Live as three car crash blocks Willerby Road - updates
2018-05-25 20:50 Hull KR v Wigan Warriors: Live build-up, match updates and reaction of the Super League clash
2018-05-25 20:50 Warrington Wolves vs Hull FC LIVE team news, updates and reaction
2018-05-25 20:35 Harvey Weinstein: What books was disgraced movie producer carrying to police station?
2018-05-25 20:35 Weinstein: Who has accused disgraced movie mogul
2018-05-25 20:14 Man, 95, arrested for murder after carer dies in hospital
2018-05-25 20:14 Chef tries to shoot nemesis rat but armed police turn up to save it
2018-05-25 20:14 Teacher dies in tragic skydiving accident after heavy landing
2018-05-25 20:14 Your TV might ‘break’ during the Champion’s League final, and here’s why
2018-05-25 20:14 Scaffolders use cherry picker to rescue woman from bridge
2018-05-25 20:03 Plane fares: Flight prices set to go up due to oil hike
2018-05-25 20:03 Liver cancer symptoms: Eight signs that could indicate you have the disease
2018-05-25 20:03 Escape to the Country presenter reveals Strictly Come Dancing dreams: ‘I’m obsessed’
2018-05-25 20:03 Mini stroke symptoms: Four ways to prevent a transient ischaemic attack happening
2018-05-25 20:03 World’s oldest DANDRUFF found on head and shoulders of 125m-year-old raptor dinosaur
2018-05-25 20:03 Avengers Infinity War end credits: Writers reveal why Ant-Man was saved for Avengers 4
2018-05-25 20:03 'We don't want to wash EU's dirty dishes' Western Balkans citizens REJECT joining EU
2018-05-25 20:03 Solo A Star Wars Story: George Lucas asked for THIS Han scene to CHANGE – Guess which one
2018-05-25 20:03 Emmerdale spoilers: Ross Barton star defends acid attack plot ahead of shock exit
2018-05-25 20:03 Andrew Neil takes hilarious pop at Theresa May: 'You've won the glum bucket stakes'
2018-05-25 20:03 ‘Difficult to imagine’ EU SURPRISED by Trump’s car import threat
2018-05-25 20:03 Meghan Markle coat of arms: What does Kate's coat of arms look like?
2018-05-25 20:03 UK weather forecast: Bank Holiday scorcher to make way for MONSOON deluge and BOILING heat
2018-05-25 20:03 LIVE CAM: Giraffe Watch - TWO mother giraffes about to give birth at Port Lympne reserve
Watch the news from UK on Facebook