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Entries open for 2019 Reading Half Marathon

ENTRIES are open for next year’s Sage Reading Half Marathon after it was acquired by a new firm.

Goldline Events Limited has taken over the town’s most iconic race, which also incorporates the Green Park Challenge.

Judith Manson, founder of Goldline Events,

today 11:23
Entries open for 2019 Reading Half Marathon

ENTRIES are open for next year’s Sage Reading Half Marathon after it was acquired by a new firm.

Goldline Events Limited has taken over the town’s most iconic race, which also incorporates the Green Park Challenge.

Judith Manson, founder of Goldline Events,

today 11:23
Arthur Hill pool: Campaigners spark fresh battle with borough council

CAMPAIGNERS hoping to see the town's historic Arthur Hill swimming pool returned to the public have launched a new battle.

They are at loggerheads with Reading Borough Council (RBC) after the authority refused to disclose who the pool will be sold to or at what price.

An

today 10:20
APPEAL: Woman kneed in the groin as she queued at racecourse

A WOMAN was assaulted as she queued to place a bet at Newbury Race Course. 

The 24-year-old woman was standing near to the betting totes near the grandstand when a man kneed her in the groin. 

She did not require hospital treatment, but suffered intense pain as a

yesterday 17:32
APPEAL: Teenage girl has been missing for more than two weeks

POLICE are pleading for help with locating a teenager who vanished from her home in Reading.

Antonia Bataiosu, 16, of Ashampstead Road, Reading, has been missing for more than two weeks now. 

She was last seen on July 3 at her home address and concerns are growing for

2018-07-21 10:59
Mystery surrounds death of man found in the River Thames

MYSTERY surrounds the death of a man who was recovered from the River Thames after shouting for help.

Rajkaji Lama, 44, of Audley Street, died in the early hours of January 20 after he was spotted in the river close to Sonning Lock.

At an inquest into his death, held at

2018-07-21 09:56
Residents in Wokingham Road claim the red route scheme has not lived up to expectation

FRUSTRATED residents want more to be done in order to clamp down on errant parking in Wokingham Road.

Reading Borough Council recently introduced a red route scheme which deters motorists from stopping along the busy street.

A CCTV camera car has also been issuing fines to

2018-07-20 09:47
Shock as town centre restaurant CAU ceases trading with immediate effect

A TOWN centre restaurant has closed today with immediate effect.

Argentinian steak chain CAU, in Holy Brook Walk, shut its doors today following the collapse of restaurant group Gaucho.

A notice posted on the door of the restaurant earlier this afternoon stated that

2018-07-19 20:09
The following cases were heard at Reading Magistrates' Court between July 9-14

EMMA LOUISE JAMES, 28, of Calver Close, Winnersh, admitted to stealing from Marks and Spencers and was fined £100. She was also ordered to pay a sur charge of £30.

SULTAN BASHARAT, 30, of London Road, Reading, admitted to breaching the requirements of a community order

2018-07-19 18:02
Derelict Battle Hospital site set to be transformed as part of Bellway Homes development

PLANS to build more than 200 homes at the site of the former Battle Hospital have been approved.

Reading Borough Council's planning committee gave the green light to the project on July 18.

The application, submitted by Bellway Homes, contains the erection of 211

2018-07-19 16:59
Post Office in Coronation Square, Reading, is set to move

RESIDENTS are being warned that a nearby post office could be on the move.

The Post Office in Coronation Square, Reading, is set to be relocated next door to Southcote Pharmacy.

Should the move go ahead, the new branch will be open Monday to Friday between 9and 6pm and

2018-07-19 13:50
Post Office in Coronation Square, Reading, is set to move

RESIDENTS are being warned that a nearby post office could be on the move.

The Post Office in Coronation Square, Reading, is set to be relocated next door to Southcote Pharmacy.

Should the move go ahead, the new branch will be open Monday to Friday between 9and 6pm and

2018-07-19 09:38
Valentia Road fire: Thames Valley Police treating blaze as arson

FLAMES and smoke were seen billowing into the air in the early hours of Wednesday.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) crews were on the scene for several hours after a fire broke out at a derelict property near Valentia Road.

A spokesman for RBFRS said: "Crews

2018-07-19 00:11
Zvikomborero Tapfumaneyi is wanted by police in connection with fraud and theft

A MANHUNT is underway for a wanted man suspected of fraud and theft. 

Zvikomborero Tapfumaneyi, known as Ronnie, is wanted by police in connection with an offence of theft and fraud. 

The incident took place in Wokingham on June 6, where a vulnerable elderly man

2018-07-18 12:38
Valentia Road fire: Crews from Caversham and Dee Road were called just after midnight

FLAMES and smoke were seen billowing into the air in the early hours of Wednesday.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) crews were on the scene for several hours after a fire broke out at a derelict property near Valentia Road.

Teams from Caversham Road and Dee

2018-07-18 11:35
John Madejski Academy star Matthew Marsh has joined Barcelona

A TALENTED young basketball player’s career took a huge leap forward when he became the first ever Brit to join one of the world’s biggest clubs.

Year 11 pupil Matthew Marsh, of John Madejski Academy, has made the switch to FC Barcelona Basketball Club.

The

2018-07-18 10:32
Daily News
Three dead including gunman after Toronto mass shooting

A man has killed two people and left 12 others injured after he fired a handgun into restaurants and cafes in Toronto, before dying following an exchange of gunfire with police.

Police chief Mark Saunders did not rule out terrorism as a motive after the incident in Greektown, though

today 17:41
Officer acted like bully smashing car windscreen, court told

A police officer acted like “a bully in uniform” after smashing and sawing through a suspect’s car windscreen, a court has heard.

Joshua Savage allegedly attacked Leon Fontana’s Ford Fiesta with a baton before cutting the glass with a lock knife on September

today 17:41
MP never authorised pay increase for office manager, jury told

The deputy leader of Welsh Labour has told a court that she never authorised a payrise for her office manager.

Carolyn Harris, MP for Swansea East, said she was not aware of a form increasing Jenny Lee Clarke’s annual pay from £37,000 to £39,000.

Clarke,

today 17:41
May backs Javid over possible death penalty for Islamic State ‘Beatles’

Theresa May backed the decision not to seek assurances from Washington that two Britons suspected of fighting for Islamic State will not face execution if extradited to the US for terror crimes, Downing Street has said.

The decision of Home Secretary Sajid Javid not to seek

today 17:41
Tourist boat involved in Missouri tragedy raised from lake

A duck boat that sank while carrying tourists on a southern Missouri lake during powerful winds, killing 17 people, has been raised to the surface.

Broadcast footage showed a crane attached to a barge pulling the Ride the Ducks boat from Table Rock Lake, before a boat pushed the

today 17:41
DFB rejects racism allegations as Ozil retires from international football

The German Football Association has expressed regret over Mesut Ozil’s retirement from international football but denied allegations of racism towards the Arsenal midfielder.

Ozil, 29, won the World Cup with Germany four years ago but was also part of Joachim Low’s squad

today 17:41
Follow Reading charity's journey to global HIV conference
They are in the Amsterdam Global Conference from July 23 to 27
today 17:17
Jeremy Hunt: Only Vladimir Putin would welcome no-deal Brexit

Only Russian President Vladimir Putin would welcome a no-deal Brexit, Jeremy Hunt has said.

The Foreign Secretary said Mr Putin would rejoice if the UK and its allies failed to reach an agreement.

His comments strike a different tone from predecessor Boris Johnson –

today 16:38
Latest news from Reading
today 17:41 Three dead including gunman after Toronto mass shooting
today 17:41 Officer acted like bully smashing car windscreen, court told
today 17:41 MP never authorised pay increase for office manager, jury told
today 17:41 May backs Javid over possible death penalty for Islamic State ‘Beatles’
today 17:41 Tourist boat involved in Missouri tragedy raised from lake
today 17:41 DFB rejects racism allegations as Ozil retires from international football
today 17:17 Follow Reading charity's journey to global HIV conference
today 16:38 Jeremy Hunt: Only Vladimir Putin would welcome no-deal Brexit
today 16:38 Hottest day of 2018 as public urged to avoid sun amid amber heatwave warning
today 16:38 Harry calls on young people to take up fight against Aids
today 16:38 Chaotic congress row delays Duterte speech and deal with Muslim rebels
today 16:38 Family pays tribute as Wolverhampton shooting victim named
today 16:38 Constituency office of senior Democratic Unionist defaced with graffiti
today 16:38 Love Island ‘not a sport yet’, peers told amid drugs debate
today 16:38 Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn backs Francesco Molinari for more major titles
today 16:38 Primary school celebrates 150th anniversary in style
today 16:14 Shinfield dad launches network to help bullied children
today 16:14 People in Berkshire urged to stay out of the sun this week
today 15:35 US coast guard to raise tourist boat involved in Missouri tragedy
today 15:35 Residents flee forest fire near Greek capital of Athens
today 15:35 White House blames Iran over war of words with Trump
today 15:35 Theresa May reveals how she copes with ‘world’s most stressful job’
today 15:35 Ministers accused of abandoning thousands in need of social housing
today 15:35 The race for yellow: How Geraint Thomas has jumped ahead of Chris Froome
today 15:35 Maurizio Sarri enjoys winning start as Chelsea boss in Perth Glory friendly
today 15:35 He’s a different Woods – but he’s a contender again, warns McIlroy
today 15:35 Mohamed Salah’s message of support to Loris Karius: Ignore those who hate
today 15:35 German FA ’emphatically’ rejects Ozil racism allegations
today 15:35 Share your views on council's development cash
today 15:35 Bus drivers go head-to-head in friendly rivalry
today 14:34 Electric car-charging could be made cheaper under new plans
today 14:34 MP’s office manager ‘fraudulently increased her pay’, jury told
today 14:34 Orders to snoop on private data unlawful, tribunal finds
today 14:34 Foster to raise abuse victims’ plight with head of NI Civil Service
today 14:34 Six arrested after woman’s throat slashed in hotel attack
today 14:34 Lawyers argue over format of Charles’s evidence to abuse inquiry
today 14:34 Greek trip awaits Celtic if they overcome Rosenborg
today 14:34 Rosberg reflects on ‘dark day’ for Vettel after Hamilton’s German Grand Prix win
today 14:34 Opinion: Reading FC midfielder Pelle Clement looks to have come of age
today 14:08 Reading man who drowned in River Thames had been drinking, inquest hears
today 14:08 Reading family face long wait for answers after man died in police custody
today 13:29 Papa John’s attempts to ward off founder with ‘poison pill’ plan
today 13:29 More than 200 to be recruited at Co Tyrone aviation firm
today 13:29 Two victims and gunman dead after Toronto shooting spree
today 13:29 Five arrested after woman’s throat slashed in hotel attack
today 13:29 French minister defends himself over Macron security officer controversy
today 13:29 Dukes Of Hazzard star admits inappropriate touching charges
today 13:29 ‘Ozil has been playing crap for years’ – Hoeness after Ozil’s Germany retirement
today 13:29 Froome ready to write off own Tour hopes to help team-mate Thomas triumph
today 13:29 Paralysed rugby player meets Prince Harry
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today 17:57 Crackdown on family homes being turned into flats introduced into four areas in Hull
today 17:57 PAW Patrol's Chase and Marshall are coming to Beverley Racecourse for a huge fun day
today 17:57 Emmerdale star Roxanne Pallett reveals horrific hate messages from trolls after car crash
today 17:57 It's so hot in Hull even Pearson Park's reptiles have had to be moved out
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today 17:57 Win tickets to see some of the best acts on the British music scene
today 17:53 Iran's communists condemn Rouhani and Trump's Twitter spat
today 17:53 Sajid Javid is ‘playing with lives,’ Labour charges
today 17:53 Formula One Rosberg takes pleasure from Vettel's downfall
today 17:53 Men's Football German FA rejects Ozil's allegations of racism
today 17:53 PC Savage became ‘a bully in uniform,’ court hears
today 17:53 Thousands protest against Israeli law excluding gay men from surrogacy
today 17:53 Men's Football Motherwell's Robinson plays down Salford feud
today 17:47 Father criticised after image of his son dangling head over train tracks goes viral
today 17:41 Umar Sadiq and Lassana Coulibaly in Rangers Europa League squad for Osijek tie
today 17:41 Stagecoach and Alexander Dennis Limited developing UK's first full-sized driverless bus
today 17:41 Steven Gerrard's reliance on loan Rangers is a disappointing transfer strategy - Hotline
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today 17:41 Appeal to trace owner of Akita after it attacks man and his dog in Bonhill
today 17:41 Six arrested after woman's throat slashed in Hilton hotel
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today 17:41 Couple's Magaluf holiday ends in horror as man breaks neck jumping into pool
today 17:20 Rush Hour Prowler jailed for groping women and girls as young as eight
today 17:20 Girl, 11, who weighs 7.5st receives letter saying she’s ‘overweight’
today 17:20 Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after child dies in Rochford
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today 17:17 How Kate went on Prince George's school run just HOURS after Prince Louis' birth
today 17:17 Millions of British drivers risk of £117 fine while driving abroad
today 17:17 Chancellor Angela Merkel has ALREADY lost power, warns political expert
today 17:17 Eclipse 2018: How to see the Blood Moon on Friday? When is it viewable in UK and USA?
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today 17:17 Stop sweating: The one shocking summer treat you should avoid to prevent excessive sweats
today 17:17 UK KILLER HEATWAVE WARNING: Choking POLLUTION sparks fears of summer DEATHS
today 17:17 UK weather forecast: Hottest temperatures of the year hit UK - where is it hottest?
today 17:17 Blood Moon 2018: END OF THE WORLD fears as lunar eclipse LOOMS
today 17:17 Top Tory in FURIOUS Brexit rant: ‘EU is holding UK PRISONER to show no country can leave!'
today 17:17 Diane Abbott SHUT DOWN as Tory minister points KEY FLAW in her emergency question
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