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Follow Reading charity's journey to global HIV conference

The charity is taking part in the Global HIV Conference. Credit: Getty Images

A Reading charity is taking a trip across Europe to attend the annual international AIDS conference.

Thames Valley Positive Support (TVPS) is a sexual health charity that predominantly supports people ...

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People in Berkshire urged to stay out of the sun this week

Men and women enjoy the sun in Forbury Gardens. Credit: Eddie Greville

People in Berkshire have been told to stay out of the sun this week as a heatwave hits the country.

The Met Office has issued an amber heatwave warning for Berkshire from Monday, July 23 to Friday, July ...

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Shinfield dad launches network to help bullied children

Manu Dhaumya and his proud wife Deepa. Credit: UGC

A Shinfield man determined to crack down on bullying in schools has been nominated for a Pride of Reading Award for the third year.

Manu Dhaumya, 33, is the force behind the anti-bullying campaign United Against Bullies, which he ...

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Reading family face long wait for answers after man died in police custody

Junior Medford died after being held at Loddon Valley Police Station. Credit: Google Images

A Reading family will have to wait for more than two years for answers over how a man being held in police custody died.

Leroy Junior Medford, 44, of Rodney Court in Berkeley Avenue, died on ...

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Reading man who drowned in River Thames had been drinking, inquest hears

Sonning Lock, near where the man's body was found. Credit: UGC

A man had drunk a "significant amount of alcohol" before drowning in the Thames, an inquest has heard.

At around 4.15am on Saturday, January 20, Rajkaji Lama was heard calling for help after falling into the ...

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Man in hospital after being found with stab wound in Reading

A stretch of Cressingham Road in Reading. Credit: Google Maps

A man has been taken to hospital after a stabbing in South Reading.

Police officers were called on Sunday, July 22 to an alleged altercation in the Cressingham Road area of Reading, Berkshire.

A Thames Valley ...

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Praise heaped on Willink School in latest OFSTED report

The Willink School in Burghfield Common. Credit: Google Maps

A West Berkshire secondary school has been awarded a "good" Ofsted inspection following its most recent judging.

The education watchdog has praised The Willink School in Burghfield Common after an inspection of ...

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Reading council approves latest phase of Green Park Village

An earlier phase at Longwater Reach, Green Park, will be completed by summer 2019. Credit:Berkeley Homes

Detailed planning consent has been granted for 118 homes at Reading's Green Park Village.

Outline permission has already been granted for phase four of the St Edward Homes ...

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Wokingham libraries to host summer fun days

Wokingham Libraries have lots of fun to get on with Credit:Getty Images

Creative writing workshops, family puppetry sessions and baby nursery rhyme mornings will be hosted at libraries in Wokingham this summer.

Wokingham Borough Council is hosting a number of child-friendly ...

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Volunteers needed for Reading on Thames Festival

Reading on Thames Festival will see a packed programme of events this September. Credit: Cirque Bijou

Singers, dancers and volunteers are needed for the second Reading on Thames Festival.

After a massive success in its pilot year, the festival is back with more than 8,000 people ...

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Breastfeeding support group to host The Big Latch On in Reading

Get involved with broadening awareness of breastfeeding. Credit:Getty Images/iStockphoto

A group which supports breastfeeding mums across Berkshire is celebrating its fifth anniversary and taking part in The Big Latch On.

The event in Reading held by Breastfeeding Berkshire, will see ...

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Parents can have their say on Reading's new secondary school

The site for the new free school in Reading. Credit: getreading

Plans to build a new secondary school on a former golf driving range in Reading have stepped up with the launch of a public consultation.

Parents and carers have until the end of August to respond to a questionnaire from ...

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Kick start your dream career at Reading Job Fair

Gain valuable knowledge and contacts from the Job Fair. Credit: Getty Images

People looking for work in Reading can network with businesses at a jobs fair this week.

On Friday, July 27, employers from across the town will be setting up stalls and looking for jobseekers to join them ...

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Breakdowns, noise and months of roadworks among smart M4 concerns

Work will start at junction 10 for Wokingham and Bracknell on the M4. Credit: getreading

What to do if you breakdown and what's being done to reduce noise were among the questions asked at a public exhibition on plans to make the M4 a smart motorway.

A total of 1,147 people attended ...

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Firefighters tackle huge field fire in Kidmore End

A general image of firefighters tackling a field fire using hose reels and beaters. Credit: Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters are on the scene tackling a huge field fire in Kidmore End.

Eight fire engines were scrambled to the village north of Reading, ...

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Woman kicked in the groin at Newbury Racecourse

The woman was enjoying race day when she was allegedly kneed in the groin. Credit: Julian Herbert/PA Wire

A woman was kicked in the groin during an alleged assault at the Newbury Racecourse.

At around 6.30pm on Saturday, July 21 the 24-year-old victim was near to the steps of the ...

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The complete Henley Literary Festival line up and everything else you need to know

The massive Literary Festival is held in the scenic town of Henley. Credit: UGC

Bloggers, historians and international bestsellers will soon be heading to Henley-on-Thames for the biggest Literary Festival the town has ever seen.

This year the festival kicks off on Saturday, ...

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Boy's mission to find a cure for mum's brain tumour

Oliver Shears has been nominated as Young Person of the Year. Credit: Yvette Shears

A Lower Earley schoolboy who is raising money to “help the doctors that helped his mummy” when she was struck down with a brain tumour has been nominated for a Pride of Reading ...

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Reading charity launches free workshops for parents of autistic children

Get advice on anything surrounding autism. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Autism Berkshire is pleased to announce a new series of free advice workshops in Reading and West Berkshire later this year for parents and carers of children with a diagnosis of autism, or who are waiting for a ...

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Man punched in the nose during assault in Windsor

CCTV of men who may have vital information following an assault in Windsor. Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man sustained a broken nose and facial bruising after being punched a number of times during a confrontation in Windsor.

The offence occurred at around 1.45am on Saturday 2 ...

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Overnight closures hit Reading and the M4

There will be road closures in Reading and diversions on the M4. Credit: getreading

A number of overnight closures on the M4 and roadworks in Reading will be in place for the week starting Monday, July 23.

There will be an overnight closure in Reading, Berkshire in this week as ...

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