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Dealer caught with crack and heroin in Reading jailed

Kane Carter. Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man caught with drugs after being chased out of The Oracle Shopping Centre has been jailed for three years.

Kane Carter, 23, was jailed after he was caught carrying crack and heroin in Reading town centre.

He was caught at around ...

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Car wreckage in Sonning Common catches fire hours later

The fire happened in Peppard Road.Credit:getreading

A car which crashed in Sonning Common caught fire several hours later.

The Mini Cooper was involved in a crash with another car in Peppard Road on the morning of Thursday, October 19.

The vehicle was left by the side of the ...

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Elderly woman riding mobility scooter suffers serious injuries in Reading crash

The crash happened in Vastern Road, Reading.Credit:getreading

An elderly woman riding a mobility scooter was seriously injured after a crash in Reading.

South Central Ambulance Crews were called to Vastern Road at around 4.20pm on Thursday, October 18, following a number of 999 calls ...

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Live updates as Queen Elizabeth II visits Bracknell

The Queen during her visit to Ascot this year. Credit: getreading

The day has arrived. Queen Elizabeth II is visiting Bracknell to take a look at the new-look town centre.

The Queen is gracing the town with her presence on Friday, October 19.

During the visit, she is expected ...

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Man claims he's been 'unfairly targeted' by Reading council in bus lane fine row

Michael Christian was fined after driving into Trooper Potts Way. Credit: getreading

A man fined for driving in a bus lane is ready to go to battle with Reading council bosses who he says have not followed the right procedure.

Michael Christian, from Marlow, was fined £60 by Reading ...

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Check out all the events going on in Berkshire this October half term

It's the October Half Term, which means there are loads of Halloween events and things to do with children over the week. Credit: Surrey Advertiser

With so many events to enjoy, this half term is sure to be a packed one in Reading and the surrounding area.

Some of the events are ...

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Ambitious £30m plan to revitalise 'outdated' Gorse Ride estate given green light

An example of current housing in Gorse Ride. Wokingham Borough Council wants to increase the amount of homes on the estate from 208 to 290 as part of a modernisation project. Credit: getreading

A major multimillion pound redevelopment of the Gorse Ride estate has been approved by council ...

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New BrewDog signage and school music centre among latest Reading planning applications

The people that run BrewDog Reading want to improve the signage for the business. Credit: BrewDog

These are the latest planning applications submitted to Reading Borough Council for Monday, October 1.

This week, there a number of different plans to improve signs at businesses ...

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Horse found drowned in Land's End ford

The Land's End Ford during a flood. Credit: getreading

A horse has been found drowned in the Land's End ford near Charvil.

Firefighters were needed to despose of the body of the horse, and were called at around 10.30am on Thursday, October 18.

On arrival in Park Lane near ...

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Meet the headteacher who goes the extra mile to support her students at Holt School

The Holt's co-headteachers Anne Kennedy (right) and Katie Pearce. Credit: Martin Phelps

A dedicated headteacher who "goes out of her way and beyond" to support pupils who need "extra help both inside and outside of school" has been nominated for a Pride of Reading ...

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Why Seasonal huts could be coming to Bracknell town centre this Christmas

What the seasonal huts might look like. Credit: Publicity Picture

By Oliver Sirrell

Shoppers in Bracknell could soon be able to dip into seasonal huts as they go hunting for bargains this Christmas.

Planners at Bracknell Forest Council have agreed to 18 holiday huts in the ...

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Fundraising event set up to support victims of domestic abuse in Reading

The fundraising event will be raising money for Berkshire Women's Aid. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A high-class fundraising event has been set up to raise money for a charity supporting victims of domestic abuse in Reading.

Women, children and men can suffer from physical, ...

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Man who died on M40 identified as police referred to independent watchdog

Thames Valley Police has referred itself to the IOPC.Credit:getreading

A 32-year-old man who died in a crash with a car going the wrong way down the M40 has been named.

Stuart Richards, from Stockport in Cheshire, died after the crash involving the Ford Mondeo he was driving and a ...

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Work to repair Crowthorne burst water main will mean weekend road closure

A minbus got stuck in the sink hole. Credit: Thames Valley Police

A road in Crowthorne where a water main burst has caused a sink hole will be closed for a full weekend for repairs to be carried out.

South East Water has confirmed the damaged pipe in Nine Mile has been replaced and ...

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Reading to London Paddington passengers could face delays as cable repairs continue

Passengers should find it easier to get into London this morning.Credit:Great Western Railway

Passengers heading to London should have a 'near normal' service, but could face problems getting back as repairs to damaged cables continue.

Great Western Railway says it is anticipated a ...

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Fund launched to support Prior's Court victims after M4 minibus tragedy

(l-r) Lorraine Maclellan, 60; Catherine Gardiner, 52; Jason Aleixo, 44, died in a minibus crash on the M4. Credit: Thames Valley Police

A fund to support the families of three people who died and those injured in a minibus crash on the M4 has already raised more than £5,000.

Staff ...

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Dussehra Festival, Blues Brothers tribute and more in Berkshire this weekend

The Chicago Blues Brothers tribute act. Credit: Reading Arts & Venues

The weekend is fast approaching, so you might want to find out what there is to get up to in Reading and the surrounding area.

Dussehra Festival will see a celebration of Hindu culture with fireworks and the ...

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Caversham woman faces deportation despite husband having cash to meet Home Office rules

Steven and Thanwadee Park. Credit: UGC

A Caversham woman will almost certainly have to carry out complicated visa negotiations from a country where she has no family, job or place to live.

Thanwadee Park, who is known as "Air", is facing being sent back to Thailand, despite ...

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School boss pays tribute to three staff who died after M4 minibus crash

The three victims of the M4 crash on Thursday, October 11. Left: Lorraine MacLellan, 60; Centre: Catherine Gardiner, 52; Right: Jason Aleixo, 44. Credit: Thames Valley Police

The boss of a school for autistic people near Thatcham has paid tribute to three staff members who died after a ...

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How an innovative project is helping deaf people in Reading find work

DEAFinitely Creaseless Sharon Agard. Credit: Total Communication CIC

A sign language interpreting agency has been nominated for a Pride of Reading Award for the innovative ways it is helping deaf people in the town to find work.

All the signs for success are looking good for Total ...

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CCTV images released after two robberies in Reading

A man police want to speak to. Credit:Thames Valley Police

Police have issued CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after two incidents in Katesgrove.

Thames Valley Police officers believe the man might have vital information about a robbery and attempted robbery, both of which ...

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