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Fine dining at Royal Ascot to see Raymond Blanc and James Tanner return

There will be plenty to choose from at the Royal Ascot. Credit: Ascot Racecourse

World-class horse racing, high fashion, and Royal attendees, it's hard to imagine Royal Ascot can be any more prestigious, but fine dining options prove it can.

Two Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc ...

2018-05-25 20:59 open_in_new
A 1970s night out at Top Rank in Reading

Revellers having a good time at Top Rank in 1974. Credit:getreading

People of a certain age in Reading are bound to remember partying the night away at the Top Rank disco

The hall in Station Hill was a very popular venue which first hosted bands in the mid-1960s after it opened, and ...

2018-05-25 18:53 open_in_new
Man arrested over Bracknell sexual assault

The incident happened near Great Hollands Shopping Centre. Credit: getreading

A man has been arrested in connection with an incident in Bracknell where a teenage girl was sexually assaulted.

Thames Valley Police has confirmed a 23-year-old man from Bracknell has been arrested after ...

2018-05-25 17:51 open_in_new
Woman found dead near Wokingham golf club named

Waverley Way in Finchampstead. Credit: Google Maps

A woman found dead on wasteland near a golf club in Finchampstead has been named.

Melody Alexandra Beecham Vasquez, 23, of Jerrymoor Hill in Wokingham, was found dead on land near Sand Martins Golf Club in Waverley Way, Finchampstead ...

2018-05-25 16:47 open_in_new
Liverpool hat and scarf mysteriously appear on eight metre tall Bracknell statue

The statue in Jennett's Park. Credit: Chris Hammond

The spirit of Merseyside is clearly strong in Bracknell after Liverpool supporters decided to decorate a statue ahead of the side's Champions League final appearance.

The addition to the statue on the roundabout in the Jennett's ...

2018-05-25 16:47 open_in_new
Motorcyclist who died after Reading crash named

Flowers left at the scene of the crash in Kings Road. Credit:getreading

A Reading motorcylist who died after a crash has been named as Edward James Gilder.

Mr Gilder, 20, from Wokingham Road, died after a his motorbike collided with a car near Reading College in Kings Road, on ...

2018-05-25 15:44 open_in_new
Warning of heavy rain and thunderstorms for Berkshire over bank holiday weekend

Thunder and lightning could be on the way. Credit: Douglas Denton

People hoping to host bank holiday events are warned to have their mac and umbrellas handy as the hot weather could be punctuated by thunderstorms.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather of heavy rain for Saturday, ...

2018-05-25 14:41 open_in_new
Sweeney and Todd celebrates 40th anniversary with a mystery pie

The mystery pie filling won't be revealed until Saturday, May 26. Credit: Sweeney and Todd

Pie makers at Sweeney and Todd have been cooking up a surprise this week to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

June Hayward and her son Craig, who own the Castle Street restaurant in Reading ...

2018-05-25 14:41 open_in_new
M4 slip road lane closed after car fire damages carriageway

The fire happened on the slip road at junction 10 of the M4 towards Wokingham and Bracknell. Credit: Google Maps

Drivers are warned one lane of an M4 slip road will be closed throughout the day for repairs after a BMW caught fire.

The car caught fire on the exit slip road of the ...

2018-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
Team cracking down on illegal workers in Reading wins Home Office award

l-r Peter Narancic, Clyde Masson and Richard French of Reading Borough Council's licensing team. Credit: Reading Borough Council

Licensing bosses who have hunted down 31 illegal workers in restaurants and shops around Reading have received an award for their work.

Reading Borough ...

2018-05-25 06:17 open_in_new
Litter, noise and parking fears raised over plans to turn empty Reading shop into takeaway

A plan has been put forward to convert the former Ladbrokes in Oxford Road into a takeaway. Credit: Google Maps

Fears over litter, noise, anti-social behaviour and illegal parking have been raised about plans to convert an empty bookies into a takeaway.

The proposal for a peri peri ...

2018-05-25 06:17 open_in_new
Here is the bank holiday weather forecast for Berkshire

The weather will be warm over the weekend, but it's not all sunshine. Credit: getreading

The weather in Berkshire may be hotter than Ibiza this weekend but the area could be hit by rain and thunderstorms.

While temperatures throughout the three day weekend remain at highs over 20°C, ...

2018-05-25 06:17 open_in_new
Changes to 99 apartments among Bracknell applications

Developers want to make changes to plans for 99 apartments in Sterling Square, Broad Lane Credit:Bellway Homes

These are the latest planning applications submitted to Bracknell Forest Council from the week beginning Monday, May 14.

The applications are for a wide range of plans, ...

2018-05-25 06:17 open_in_new
Your Royal Ascot hat guide for 2018

This guide should help you pick the perfect hat for the occasion. Credit: Getty Europe

Dressing for an occasion is often an arduous task and when it's for such a prestigious event such as the Royal Ascot, decisions can be difficult to make.

Ladies planning to attend the Royal racing ...

2018-05-24 23:59 open_in_new
Child brandishing airgun spotted near Tilehurst school and Traveller camp

The land near Moorlands Primary School. Credit: Google Maps

Police were called to an illegal Traveller encampment in Tilehurst after two people were spotted with airguns.

Reading Borough Council has confirmed staff at Moorlands Primary School called Thames Valley Police on Thursday, ...

2018-05-24 23:59 open_in_new
Family reveals ‘unimaginable grief’ after Reading mum’s ‘brutal and senseless’ death

Simone Grainger with her cousin Karima Dernawi. Credit: Thames Valley Police

The family of a mum-of-two killed by her husband have revealed their "unimaginable grief" six months on from her death.

Simone Grainger, 30, was part of a tight-knit family, many of whom sat ...

2018-05-24 19:47 open_in_new
Tickets on sale for classical charity concert in Sunninghill

Enjoy the concert in Saint Michael's Church. Credit:Google Maps

Enjoy an evening of classical music and raise money for local charities at a charity concert.

The Inner Wheel Club of Ascot is holding a classical and light musical evening in aid of two charities.

The concert will ...

2018-05-24 17:41 open_in_new
Whitley shopkeepers fined for rat and cockroach infestation that put customers at risk

Damage to the floor at Reading Quality Foods, Northumberland Avenue, was caused by rats. Credit: Reading Borough Council

Two rogue traders who ran a Whitley food shop infested with rats and cockroaches have been fined almost £10,000 for breaching basic food hygiene ...

2018-05-24 16:38 open_in_new
Family will 'never forgive' Reading dad jailed for killing wife

Simone Grainger. Credit: Thames Valley Police

The family of a woman killed by her husband after a row at their home in Calcot say they will never forgive him as he was jailed for 11 years.

Family and friends of Simone Grainger wept in the public gallery as 32-year-old Steven ...

2018-05-24 16:38 open_in_new
Men dressed as Deadpool and Spiderman injured in hit and run in Reading

Two men dressed as Deadpool and Spiderman were injured in a hit and run in Reading. Credit: getreading

Two men dressed as Deadpool and Spiderman were taken to hospital after a hit and run in Reading.

A 26-year-old man dressed as Spiderman suffered a broken leg and a 25-year-old ...

2018-05-24 15:35 open_in_new
Five injured after car crashes into lamppost on M4 causing traffic chaos in Reading

A traffic camera showing long delays for drivers on the M4. Credit: Traffic England

Five people were injured after a car crashed into a lamppost on the M4.

The crash caused traffic chaos for drivers during the morning rush hour after it closed five lanes across both carriageways and ...

2018-05-24 14:32 open_in_new