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Edwards' emotional message as he ends Wales career

Former Wales midfielder Dave Edwards. Credit: PA

Dave Edwards has issued an emotional message following his decision to retire from international duty.

The Reading FC midfielder has ended his playing career for Wales after winning 43 caps over an 11 year period.

New Wales boss ...

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Reading FC fan gallery from the defeat at Norwich City

Several hundred loyal Reading FC fans made the trip to east Anglia on Saturday to witness their side take on Norwich City.

Royals went in to the game needing a win to boost their Championship survival hopes but they were left to rue a ninth away loss of the season.

Goals from Liam ...

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Royal Berks staff less stressed and say it is one of the best places to work or be treated

The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Craven Road, Reading. Credit:getreading

Stress levels have dropped among staff at the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and communication with managers has improved, a survey reveals.

The 2017 national NHS staff survey asks health workers ...

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Free VIP package for under 16s at Reading FC vs Preston North End

Fans at Reading v Leeds at the Madejski Stadium. Credit: getreading

Young Royals fans can get VIP treatment with free hospitality entry when Reading FC play Preston North End.

The Easter deal for the 3pm kick off on Saturday, April 7 is available for all children under the age of 16 ...

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Body found believed to be missing Sunningdale man

Rizkallah Moussah went missing on Saturday, March 10. Credit: Thames Valley Police

A body of an elderly man was found in Sunninghill on Saturday, March 17.

Search teams uncovered the body at 5.30pm in the undergrowth of Sunninghill's Armitage Court in Ascot, ...

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Meet the Reading Buses staff praised for going 'beyond the call of duty'

Bus driver Justin Smith was named Star of the Month. Credit: Reading Buses

Three members of staff at Reading Buses have received a pat on the back for exceptional service.

The three have each been named Stars of the Month in the in-house awards scheme run by the transport company to ...

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Major retailer Ikea closed in Reading due to snow

Ikea is closed on Sunday, March 18 due to snow. Credit: getreading

Shoppers will have to avoid the Ikea in Calcot as snow prevents the store opening its doors.

Two weather warnings were issued by the Met Office during the week, with the forecast proving accurate Ikea remained closed ...

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Runners given Sports Direct vouchers after Reading Half Marathon is cancelled

Disappointed runners may be happy to know there is a silver lining in the wake of Reading Half Marathon being cancelled.

Sports Direct, one of the UK's leading sports-goods retailer has offered to provide would-be half marathon runners a £40 evoucher to spend in store.

Vouchers are ...

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11 half marathons you can still run this year

Snow caused officials to cancel the Sunday, March 18 race. Credit: getreading

Runners woke up to disappointment as harsh weather meant the biggest race event of the year in Reading was cancelled.

Bitter weather and snow also led to the Green Park Challenge being cancelled on ...

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Stam out chants, why Kelly was subbed and three other things we took from Norwich City v Reading FC

A dejected Royals after conceding a goal at Carrow Road. Credit: Eddie Greville

Reading FC's season took another turn for the worse on Saturday as they slumped to a 3-2 loss at Norwich City.

Royals let two early goals in to spark fears of a disastrous afternoon ahead at Carrow Road ...

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Reading town centre roads wrecked by ice and snow will close for up to 10 days

Buses will be diverted during the roadworks. Credit:getreading

The Beast from the East has wrecked the surfaces of two Reading town centre roads which must close for urgent repairs.

Friar Street and Valpy Street in Reading, Berkshire, will both be closed to all traffic for up to 10 ...

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80s legends to play family festival in West Berkshire

Katrina (Ex Katrina and the Waves) will be performing at Sun Shine Music Fest. Credit: Trinity Mirror

Legendary 80s artists and some of the best tribute acts around will be playing a new family friendly music festival in West Berkshire.

Katrina (Ex Katrina and the Waves), Dave ...

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Enjoy the Grand National at WADE day centre event

Experience the Grand National in Wokingham. Credit: Getty Images Europe

Experience the Grand National as you have never experienced it before at a fun filled event at the WADE day centre.

Guests will get lunch and the chance to bid on the Grand National and six other races on the ...

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Runners braving the weather despite half marathon cancellation

Snow has led to cancellation but not everyone is giving up. Credit: Reading Half Marathon Facebook

More than 20 people may still take on the 13.1 mile challenge of Reading Half Marathon.

Josh Pewter and Stuart Peyton have decided to rally runners that still want to take part in spite ...

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Reading Half Marathon 2018 cancelled due to heavy snowfall

Reading is covered in snow making it unsafe for runners to take part in Reading Half Marathon. Credit: getreading

A blanket of snow has covered Reading, with bitter winds and snow continuing to fall Reading Half Marathon has been cancelled.

The race organised for Sunday, March 18 at ...

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Ulderink on the Norwich City defeat, fighting relegation and Smith

Reading assistant boss Andries Ulderink and boss Jaap Stam. Credit: Eddie Greville

Reading FC assistant boss Andries Ulderink admitted the team's first-half failings were a key factor in their 3-2 defeat at Norwich City.

Royals suffered a third loss in five games on Saturday at ...

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Prison van being converted into mobile washroom for homeless in Reading

Michael Longsmith with the prison van being converted into a shower room for the Ark Project. Credit: getreading

Homeless people in Reading will soon be able to shower in an old prison van converted into a mobile washroom.

The shower and toilet unit will be part of The Ark Project's ...

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Have a lucky shot and get involved in boules tournament in Newbury

Take part in a boules tournament in Newbury. Credit: Newbury Rotary Club

Sports fans should get their aim ready for a boules tournament in Newbury.

The Boules in The Square Tournament is organised by Newbury Rotary Club and is in partnership with Visit Newbury.

After previous ...

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Pork pies are out but quiche is now in the nation's shopping basket

The basket reflects the way we shop to measure inflation. Credit: Trinity Mirror

by Claire Miller

Reading people are more likely to be found streaming movies on a giant screen in the comfort of their own home rather than going out on the town.

And when it comes to snacks, we ...

2018-03-17 20:14 open_in_new
Green Park Challenge postponed for children's safety

The cancellation will undoubtedly cause quite a bit of disappointment. Credit: getreading

Runners are left disappointed as Green Park Challenge is postponed in Reading.

Organisers of the 3km fun run set to take place on Sunday, March 18 have made an announcement that the race can not ...

2018-03-17 20:14 open_in_new
Three quick talking points from Reading FC's loss at Norwich City

Grant Hanley scores for Norwich. Credit: Eddie Greville

Reading FC's fight against relegation took another turn for the worse following a 3-2 defeat at Norwich City.

Goals from Liam Kelly and Sam Smith were not enough as Royals' rotten run continues as they have now won just once in ...

2018-03-17 20:14 open_in_new