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Teenagers robbed at knifepoint in Whitley
A group of robbers attacked two 16-year-old boys and stole a bag containing cash and a mobile phone
yesterday 17:19
Teenagers robbed at knifepoint in Whitley
A group of robbers attacked two 16-year-old boys and stole a bag containing cash and a mobile phone
yesterday 17:19
Teenagers robbed and assaulted in frightening raid

THUGS who surrounded a pair of teenagers before drawing a blade and demanding their property were at the centre of an investigation today.

One of the 16-year-old victims suffered minor injuries following a frightening attack in Whitley last week.

The two friends were

yesterday 16:37
Around the Riverbanks with Alan Hughes

READING & District Angling Association Club matches were thin on the ground last weekend and, with the main rivers still carrying floodwater, conditions did look a bit difficult.

There was one match each on the River Kennet, River Thames and Kennet & Avon Canal.

yesterday 11:05
Enormous blaze rips through poultry farm killing scores of young chickens

AN ENORMOUS blaze ripped through a large chicken shed and sadly killed scores of young chicks at a farm last night, firefighters have confirmed.

Fire and rescue crews from Reading, Bracknell and Wokingham all rushed to the scene in Shurlock Row after the emergency operator received

yesterday 09:59
Hundreds of Reading recycling bins not collected in first week of tough new rules
Reading Borough Council has given advice to those whose bins were left full in the first week of the new collection scheme
yesterday 05:07
Brighton & Hove Albion 3 Reading FC 0: Superb Seagulls ease past Royals
Jaap Stam's side are comfortably beaten in Saturday evening's game at the Amex Stadium
2017-02-25 22:19
Brighton & Hove Albion 3 Reading FC 0: Superb Seagulls ease past Royals
Jaap Stam's side are comfortably beaten in Saturday evening's game at the Amex Stadium
2017-02-25 22:19
Poor display from Jaap Stam's Reading FC leads to second Championship defeat on the bounce

READING FC’s hopes of sneaking into an automatic promotion place were dealt a bitter blow after the Royals crashed to a poor 3-0 defeat against league leaders Brighton and Hove Albion FC.

Jaap Stam’s men failed to find their rhythm on the south coast and found themselves a goal

2017-02-25 21:42
Ben Franks brace helps London Irish make it 15 Greene King IPA Championship wins in a row with London Scottish triumph

BEN Franks scored two tries as London Irish made it 15 Greene King IPA Championship wins in a row with a hard-fought 29-20 victory at home to London Scottish this afternoon, writes Richard Ashton.

Exiles had won the corresponding fixture 62-12 earlier in the season, but they were

2017-02-25 19:29
Drivers unscathed after four car pile-up earlier this afternoon

DRIVERS escaped unharmed after a four-vehicle pile-up halted lunchtime traffic today.

Firefighters, paramedics and police officers raced to the scene, at the junction of Shinfield Road and Elm Road, shortly before 12.30pm.

When they arrived it immediately became clear

2017-02-25 19:29
Reading & District Sunday League Football round-up: Wokingham & Emmbrook pick up first win of the season against Loxwood

WOKINGHAM & Emmbrook picked up their first Reading & District Sunday League Division Two points of the season by stunning Loxwood 2-1 at Lowther Road, writes Richard Ashton.

The rock bottom hosts had lost all of their previous nine league matches, but produced a battling

2017-02-25 17:17
Lacrosse: Reading Wildcats 2nds hammer Oxford

READING Wildcats were beaten 13-6 in their Flags semi-final against Hampstead on Saturday.

There was success for the 2nds, however, as they earned a first victory of the season in winning 12-3 at Oxford.

Reading started well – looking comfortable on the ball and positive

2017-02-25 15:03
Councillors who leaked controversial plans for a 15,000 home development breached standards, a committee has ruled

POLITICIANS who leaked controversial plans to build 15,000 homes in Grazeley to the public breached council conduct, a committee has ruled.

Wokingham Borough Council’s [WBC] Clive Jones and Lindsay Ferris, both Liberal Democrat party members, shared plans for a massive estate near

2017-02-25 13:57
Half Marathon training tips with George Anderson

WITH little more than three weeks to go before the big day, you might be starting to ask yourself ‘have I done enough training?’, ‘do I need to squeeze in one more two-hour run?’ and so on.

You’re not alone with these concerns, but in the final weeks less actually becomes

2017-02-25 12:51
Lilly-May family criticise ambulance errors saying, 'she would still be with us'
The family delivered an emotional statement following the inquest at Reading Town Hall
2017-02-25 07:59
Daily News
Jeremy Corbyn promises ‘credible’ policies in bid to revive Labour’s fortunes

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to bring forward “very coherent”, “credible” and “solid” policies that will help revive Labour’s fortunes following its humiliating Copeland by-election defeat.

The Labour leader appeared to reject suggestions his

today 23:17
England coach Eddie Jones calls on World Rugby to act over breakdown tactics

Eddie Jones expects World Rugby to revise the laws that enabled Italy to frustrate England with unusual breakdown tactics described by George Ford as having the potential to “kill the game”.

In a ploy devised by defence coach Brendan Venter, no player was committed after a

today 23:17
Andy Murray ready for return in Dubai despite bout of shingles

Andy Murray insists he is “fit and raring to go” at the Dubai Tennis Championships having overcome a bout of shingles during a five-week lay-off.

The world number one has not played since a shock fourth-round exit to Mischa Zverev in the fourth round of the Australian Open, and

today 23:17
Crystal Palace to be rewarded for return to form with warm-weather training camp

Crystal Palace will be rewarded for their return to form with a warm-weather training camp in the coming weeks.

They significantly improved during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat of Middlesbrough, which has revived their hopes of surviving relegation from the Premier League, and manager Sam

today 23:17
Romelu Lukaku determined to push Everton to ‘greatness’

Romelu Lukaku’s ambition is to help Everton achieve “greatness” but believes the only way to do that is if every player pushes each other to the limit.

The Belgium striker is the Premier League’s joint-leading scorer with 17 after his goal in the 2-0 win over

today 23:17
Claims MP Lewis registered websites in preparation for Labour leader bid denied

Claims that Clive Lewis registered website addresses in apparent preparation for a Labour leadership bid have been denied by a source close to the MP.

It comes after the Huffington Post UK said four domain names which appeared to support Mr Lewis for Labour leader were registered on June

today 22:11
Injured Barry Geraghty to miss Cheltenham Festival after Kempton fall

Top jockey Barry Geraghty has been ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival after suffering a collapsed lung and six broken ribs in a fall at Kempton Park on Saturday.

The rider was taken to hospital for further examination following a spill from the Nicky Henderson-trained Charli Parcs in the

today 22:11
Leicester v Liverpool talking points

Leicester play their first match since the sacking of boss Claudio Ranieri as they host Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday.

The Foxes, in action four days on from the man who oversaw last season’s remarkable surge to the title being dismissed, have slipped to 18th in the

yesterday 21:06
Latest news from Reading
today 23:17 Jeremy Corbyn promises ‘credible’ policies in bid to revive Labour’s fortunes
today 23:17 England coach Eddie Jones calls on World Rugby to act over breakdown tactics
today 23:17 Andy Murray ready for return in Dubai despite bout of shingles
today 23:17 Crystal Palace to be rewarded for return to form with warm-weather training camp
today 23:17 Romelu Lukaku determined to push Everton to ‘greatness’
today 22:11 Claims MP Lewis registered websites in preparation for Labour leader bid denied
today 22:11 Injured Barry Geraghty to miss Cheltenham Festival after Kempton fall
yesterday 21:06 Leicester v Liverpool talking points
yesterday 20:00 Key May aide hits back after criticism over disability benefits comments
yesterday 20:00 Ibrahimovic winner gives Manchester United EFL Cup glory against Southampton
yesterday 18:53 Welsh rugby star Elli Norkett killed in car crash at age 20
yesterday 18:53 Business rates a ‘ticking time bomb’ for small companies, Labour says
yesterday 18:53 Home favourite Fichardt lands fifth European Tour crown at Joburg Open
yesterday 18:53 UAE the likely destination for Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao fight
yesterday 18:53 Marc Albrighton ‘angry and upset’ at reports he was involved in Ranieri’s exit
yesterday 18:53 Sam Billings pushing for improvement as England opening spot remains precarious
yesterday 18:25 Reading FC fans' gallery: More than 2,000 pack out away end at Brighton
yesterday 18:25 Reading FC fans' gallery: More than 2,000 pack out away end at Brighton
yesterday 17:47 Aliens actor Bill Paxton dies aged 61 after complications from surgery
yesterday 17:47 Wind, ice and snow for parts of UK as Storm Ewan hits Ireland
yesterday 17:47 Suspect named after truck hits crowd at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade
yesterday 17:47 England survive scare to down battling Italy and keep Six Nations bid on course
yesterday 17:19 Wokingham best in England for breast cancer screening
yesterday 17:19 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 Reading FC 0: Royals' senior players fail to step up, the Seagulls are a class apart and three other things we learned
yesterday 17:19 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 Reading FC 0: Royals' senior players fail to step up, the Seagulls are a class apart and three other things we learned
yesterday 17:19 Teenagers robbed at knifepoint in Whitley
yesterday 17:19 Teenagers robbed at knifepoint in Whitley
yesterday 16:37 No 10 policy unit chief criticised after defending disability benefit changes
yesterday 16:37 Teenagers robbed and assaulted in frightening raid
yesterday 16:37 Harry Kane nets another hat-trick as rampant Spurs put Stoke to the sword
yesterday 16:37 Jimmy Gopperth scores hat-trick as Wasps restore Aviva Premiership cushion
yesterday 16:37 Gavin Henson kicks relegation-battling Bristol to shock win over Bath
yesterday 16:37 Sam Warburton: Wales now left playing for pride after Scotland defeat
yesterday 16:37 Teenagers robbed and assaulted in frightening raid
yesterday 15:31 Woman tells of ‘carnage’ after five pedestrians hit by car
yesterday 15:31 Jeremy Corbyn: Labour needed more than ever but we must stay united
yesterday 15:31 Red Bull unveil car they hope will end Mercedes domination
yesterday 15:03 Most read: getreading's top stories of the week
yesterday 15:03 Most read: getreading's top stories of the week
yesterday 14:25 Rescuers broaden search for 18-year-old amid Arbroath Cliffs fall fears
yesterday 14:25 Man in critical condition after car crashes into pedestrians
yesterday 14:25 Ronald Koeman challenges Everton to make late run for Champions League
yesterday 14:25 Ali Price confident Scotland can end long wait for Twickenham win over England
yesterday 14:25 Martin O’Neill rules out making Leicester return
yesterday 13:57 M4 and M3 closures planned for this week
yesterday 13:57 M4 and M3 closures planned for this week
yesterday 13:19 Amber Rudd: No sudden drop in immigration post-Brexit
yesterday 13:19 Three critically hurt after pedestrians hit by car
yesterday 13:19 Adam Lallana an integral member of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool squad
yesterday 13:19 Sir Mo Farah: I’m a clean athlete
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