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Reading teacher banned for sexual relationships with pupils

A DISGRACED teacher from Reading has been banned indefinitely from the profession for engaging in sexual relationships with pupils.

Gunsel Akyol, 64, taught economics and business studies at Waingels College in Woodley from 1988 to 2016, when it emerged that he had developed an

yesterday 13:56
Reading teacher banned for sexual relationships with pupils

A DISGRACED teacher from Reading has been banned indefinitely from the profession for engaging in sexual relationships with pupils.

Gunsel Akyol, 64, taught economics and business studies at Waingels College in Woodley from 1988 to 2016, when it emerged that he had developed an

yesterday 11:50
Brexit: 21,000 in Reading sign petition to revoke Article 50

More than 21,000 people from Reading have signed a petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

The petition, which was created in late February, now has 4,947,867 signatures, with 13,206 residents from Reading East and 8,081 from those in the Reading West area.

The

2019-03-24 16:50
Brexit: 21,000 in Reading sign petition to revoke Article 50

More than 21,000 people from Reading have signed a petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

The petition, which was created in late February, now has 4,947,867 signatures, with 13,206 residents from Reading East and 8,081 from those in the Reading West area.

The

2019-03-24 14:44
Berkshire Bygones: Find out what made the news in 1841

This week Bygones is taking you back to the 19th century, courtesy of a fascinating new book “Waterloo to Balaclava” by Berkshire author, John Trigg.

If you like local history, then the 230 pages of this new volume with fill you full of facts and amazing insights, taking

2019-03-24 09:29
Arrests made following conspiracy to burgle in Theale

THREE men and a woman have been arrested in connection with a conspiracy to burgle in Theale.

The arrests are in connection with incidents in Meadow Way, Roundhead Road and Church Street on Friday, March 22 at around 9pm.

A 31-year-old man of no fixed abode and two

2019-03-23 18:47
Reading: Purdah begins Tuesday

From Tuesday, March 26, Reading Borough Council (RBC) will be less willing to give its views or provide statements about big issues in their area.

In election years, the rules for what local authorities can and can’t do become stricter.

Around six weeks before

2019-03-23 17:44
Reading: Purdah begins Tuesday

From Tuesday, March 26, Reading Borough Council (RBC) will be less willing to give its views or provide statements about big issues in their area.

In election years, the rules for what local authorities can and can’t do become stricter.

Around six weeks before

2019-03-23 12:29
Reading care home hold food week campaign

RESIDENTS at Sunrise of Sonning care facility took part in the annual Taste of Sunrise campaign last week.

Taking place from March 17 - 24, the week celebrates fine food and healthy eating, highlighting the importance of nutritious food for older people.

On March 7, the

2019-03-23 08:17
Leondis Zogunovs forced his way into a house in Bradfield Southend in Reading

A PERSISTENT burglar has been sentenced for more than two years in prison for entering properties and having a bladed article in a public place.

Leondis Zogunovs, of no fixed abode, was found guilty by a unanimous jury on March 15, after a five day trial at Reading Crown Court.

2019-03-22 13:14
Pensioner sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for series of sexual offences

A 92-YEAR-OLD man has been sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment after being found guilty for a series of sexual offences following a nine-day trail.

Terence Galligan, 92 from Argyle Road, Newbury has been sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment at Reading Crown Court on

2019-03-20 16:05
Pensioner sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for series of sexual offences

A 92-YEAR-OLD man has been sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment after being found guilty for a series of sexual offences following a nine-day trail.

Terence Galligan, 92 from Argyle Road, Newbury has been sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment at Reading Crown Court on

2019-03-20 12:56
Reading Girls’ School in top 5 per cent performing schools in England

A SCHOOL previously rated ‘inadequate’ and placed in special measures is now in the top five per cent performing schools in England.

Reading Girls’ School, in Whitley, is now the best performing non-selective school in Reading, and the seventh best performing

2019-03-20 11:53
Thatcham woman asks walkers to step towards Parkinson’s cure

A DETERMINED woman from Thatcham is calling for residents across Berkshire to unite in a sponsored walk.

Taking place at Welford Park in Newbury on April 28, the Walk for Parkinson's event is one of 45 across the UK.

The walks are set to raise more than £600,000 for

2019-03-20 10:50
Jailed: Reading drug dealer sentenced

A MAN has been jailed for drug offences after being found with a large quantity of crack cocaine and heroin in Reading.

Ashley Patrick, 54, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

The sentencing is in connection

2019-03-20 00:20
Jailed: Reading drug dealer sentenced

A MAN has been jailed for drug offences after being found with a large quantity of crack cocaine and heroin in Reading.

Ashley Patrick, 54, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

The sentencing is in connection

2019-03-19 18:02
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Charles formally welcomed to Cuba with honour guard in Havana

The Prince of Wales has been formally welcomed to Cuba by its president as the royal visit was hailed as a boost to Britain’s post-Brexit ambitions.

President Miguel Diaz-Canel and his wife Lis Cuesta greeted Charles and Camilla on Monday evening at the end of their first full

today 07:47
Reduce sitting down time to cut UK deaths, researchers say

Thousands of UK deaths could be avoided every year if people reduce the amount of time spent sitting down, new research suggests.

More than one in 10 (11.6%) deaths in the country were linked to prolonged sedentary behaviour in 2016, according to analysis published in the Journal of

today 07:47
New powers to investigate stillbirths proposed

Coroners could be given new powers to investigate the deaths of stillborn babies under proposed Government plans.

The changes, which would apply to all full-term stillbirths occurring from 37 weeks of pregnancy in England and Wales, are the subject of a consultation launched on

today 07:47
Uber acquires Middle East competitor for £2.3bn

Ride-hailing service Uber said it has acquired its Middle East competitor Careem for 3.1 billion US dollars (£2.3 billion), making it the largest-ever technology purchase in the region.

Uber said the deal consists of 1.7 billion dollars (£1.2 billion) in convertible

today 07:47
May’s Brexit plan in chaos as MPs take control and three ministers quit

Theresa May’s Brexit strategy is in disarray after MPs dramatically voted to wrest control of the process from the hands of ministers.

Three pro-EU ministers quit the Government to back a Commons amendment enabling MPs to take control of Commons business to stage a series of

today 07:47
Debenhams will consider firm takeover bid from Sports Direct

Struggling retailer Debenhams has said it will give any firm takeover offer from Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct “due consideration” but said it would continue with emergency funding plans.

Sports Direct said after market close on Monday it was considering making an

today 07:47
Football rumours from the media

Yannick Carrasco wants to return to Europe and Arsenal would be interested in signing the Belgium winger, the Daily Mirror reports. The 25-year-old left Atletico Madrid for Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang last February.

Manchester United will offer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a

today 07:47
Portland clinch play-off spot but lose Nurkic to serious-looking injury

The Portland Trail Blazers needed two periods of overtime to beat the Brooklyn Nets and secure a play-off place – but it came at a cost.

Starting centre Jusuf Nurkic had scored 32 points and claimed 16 rebounds in the 148-144 victory but suffered a leg injury in the second

today 07:47
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today 07:47 Charles formally welcomed to Cuba with honour guard in Havana
today 07:47 Reduce sitting down time to cut UK deaths, researchers say
today 07:47 New powers to investigate stillbirths proposed
today 07:47 Uber acquires Middle East competitor for £2.3bn
today 07:47 May’s Brexit plan in chaos as MPs take control and three ministers quit
today 07:47 Debenhams will consider firm takeover bid from Sports Direct
today 07:47 Football rumours from the media
today 07:47 Portland clinch play-off spot but lose Nurkic to serious-looking injury
today 06:44 London to Perth flight ‘exceeds expectations’ one year after launch
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today 05:41 Fighting between Israel and Gaza enters a second day
today 04:38 Bercow sparks Commons uproar after aiming ‘insult’ at Tory MP
today 04:38 Stalemate and humiliation: How the papers have reacted to Brexit developments
today 04:38 Montenegro should face stadium ban for racist abuse, says Sterling
today 04:38 UEFA due to launch inquiry after racist abuse in Montenegro v England match
today 03:35 Huawei set to announce new flagship smartphones
today 01:29 What the papers say – March 26
today 01:29 Brexit: what happens after MPs seize control?
today 01:29 Manchester City one of four sides to battle for Premier League Asia Trophy
today 00:26 School places ballot could help close attainment gap, study suggests
today 00:26 BBC is excluding working-class talent for ‘gilded youth’, Michael Buerk claims
today 00:26 JustGiving scraps 5% fee for charities in the UK
today 00:26 Number of bank branches down by a third, figures show
today 00:26 Company bosses warned over bumper payouts ahead of AGM season
today 00:26 More than 100 orthopaedic patients left waiting over year for treatment
today 00:26 What are the indicative votes MPs have secured and how will they work?
today 00:26 Sterling calls for stadium bans after racist chanting in Montenegro
today 00:26 Southgate ‘saddened’ by racist abuse aimed at England players
today 23:23 MPs take control of Brexit from PM after Commons vote as three ministers quit
today 23:23 MPs take control of Brexit from PM after Commons vote as three ministers quit
today 23:23 Wales winger James not distracted by speculation over his club future
today 23:23 Brazil hoping to respond to Panama draw as they face Czech Republic
today 23:23 Southgate ‘saddened’ by racist abuse during England’s victory in Montenegro
today 22:20 Israel hits targets across Gaza after rocket attack
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today 22:20 MPs take control of Brexit from Theresa May after Commons vote
today 22:20 England’s five-star victory over Montenegro marred by racist chanting
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yesterday 21:17 Democrats demand release of full Mueller report
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yesterday 19:11 Camilla’s Havana visit sealed with a kiss
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yesterday 19:11 May seeks to build bridges with MPs doing ‘difficult jobs’ over Brexit
yesterday 19:11 May seeks to build bridges with MPs doing ‘difficult jobs’ over Brexit
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