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Takeaway closes after fire, A-boards and can you fry an egg on a car? Thursday's top stories

The thunderstorms forecast never came , but it's been a much cooler day in Reading today.

It has been busy as always and getreading has brought its readers a number of stories over the course of the day.

Crime has featured heavily with the news police have arrested a man in ...

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New homes have stunning views over Newbury Racecourse

A grandstand view of runners and riders could make these Newbury Racecourse apartments a favourite with buyers.

If you're a fan of horse racing these could be the perfect homes and you could enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on the balcony overlooking the racecourse.

The view is one ...

yesterday 20:53 open_in_new
Reading Clarks store closes after flood

A shoe shop in Reading has had to close after a water leak caused a flood which damaged its stock.

The leak at Clarks happened on Monday, June 19 and has led to the store being closed.

It is not yet known when the store might reopen as assessments are being carried out to establish ...

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Reading Clarks store closes after flood

A shoe shop in Reading has had to close after a water leak caused a flood which damaged its stock.

The leak at Clarks happened on Monday, June 19 and has led to the store being closed.

It is not yet known when the store might reopen as assessments are being carried out to establish ...

yesterday 20:53 open_in_new
This incredible Ladies Day picnic hat comes complete with scotch eggs

A day out at the races can be pricey.

That's especially true during Royal Ascot week where a Pimm's will set you back a tenner and two slices of cheese on toast costs £6.

So Marie Hudson turned a few heads when she arrived at Ascot Racecourse on Ladies Day with a hat filled ...

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This incredible Ladies Day picnic hat comes complete with scotch eggs

A day out at the races can be pricey.

That's especially true during Royal Ascot week where a Pimm's will set you back a tenner and two slices of cheese on toast costs £6.

So Marie Hudson turned a few heads when she arrived at Ascot Racecourse on Ladies Day with a hat filled ...

yesterday 18:19 open_in_new
Take a look at our pictures from Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

As the intense June heat wave faded away thousands of lavishly dressed women brightened up an overcast Ascot on Ladies Day.

The racecourse was awash with daring dresses and extravagant hats as a crowd of around 60,000 people enjoyed an afternoon of pulsating racing on the third day of ...

yesterday 18:19 open_in_new
Take a look at our pictures from Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

As the intense June heat wave faded away thousands of lavishly dressed women brightened up an overcast Ascot on Ladies Day.

The racecourse was awash with daring dresses and extravagant hats as a crowd of around 60,000 people enjoyed an afternoon of pulsating racing on the third day of ...

yesterday 18:19 open_in_new
A £7.99 Lidl sparkling wine has been named one of the best in the world

A £7.99 bottle of sparkling wine from Lidl has been named one of the best in the world - and has scooped the same award as champagnes that cost more than six times the price.

Lidl’s Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc was given the Silver Outstanding award at the International Wine ...

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Mel Giedroyc shares her scrumptious cake recipes ahead of Marie Curie's Blooming Great Tea Party event

There’s no denying that we are a nation of tea lovers. In fact, we drink 165 million cups of tea per day. But what if you could change lives with your favourite cuppa?

From tomorrow Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25, Marie Curie is asking people to get together with friends, family and ...

yesterday 16:59 open_in_new
Berkshire traffic: Broken down car on M4 and problems on trains to Gatwick airport

Drivers coming towards Reading on the M4 can expect a slow journey this evening thanks to a broken down car blocking the middle lane.

The car has broken down on the London-bound carriageway between junction 12 at Theale and Junction 11 at Reading.

The lane has been close to ...

yesterday 16:59 open_in_new
Whitley takeaway closed after serious fire

Fire crews spent three hours tackling a fire at a takeaway in Whitley on Wednesday, June 21.

Firefighters believe the blaze at Wok on Wheels started when a fat fryer caught light, developing rapidly after it ignited around 4.30pm.

The serious fire is likely to put takeaway in ...

yesterday 16:59 open_in_new
Whitley takeaway closed after serious fire

Fire crews spent three hours tackling a fire at a takeaway in Whitley on Wednesday, June 21.

Firefighters believe the blaze at Wok on Wheels started when a fat fryer caught light, developing rapidly after it ignited around 4.30pm.

The serious fire is likely to put takeaway in ...

yesterday 16:59 open_in_new
Why Reading FC have one of the toughest run-ins for the 2017/18 Championship season

Reading FC have one of the toughest ends to the Championship season - on paper at least.

Royals will finish their league campaign with games against Preston North End (home), Fulham (away), Sunderland (home), Sheffield Wednesday (away), Ipswich Town (home ) and Cardiff City ...

yesterday 16:59 open_in_new
Why Reading FC have one of the toughest run-ins for the 2017/18 Championship season

Reading FC have one of the toughest ends to the Championship season - on paper at least.

Royals will finish their league campaign with games against Preston North End (home), Fulham (away), Sunderland (home), Sheffield Wednesday (away), Ipswich Town (home ) and Cardiff City ...

yesterday 16:59 open_in_new
See the best hats and dresses from Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

A knitted dress adorned with butterflies stole the show on Ladies Day at Royal Ascot this year.

The colourful insects were clearly a popular fashion choice, with many guests wearing outfits covered with them.

The breathtaking outfit was created by Russian designer Inga Kovalerova ...

yesterday 16:59 open_in_new
See the best hats and dresses from Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

A knitted dress adorned with butterflies stole the show on Ladies Day at Royal Ascot this year.

The colourful insects were clearly a popular fashion choice, with many guests wearing outfits covered with them.

The breathtaking outfit was created by Russian designer Inga Kovalerova ...

yesterday 16:59 open_in_new
Designer of stunning knitted butterfly dress explains her inspiration

It's difficult to stand out during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot, but one designer has been turning heads with a beautiful butterfly covered dressed.

Fashion designer Inga Kovalerova said her outfit was inspired by a recent trip to Malaysia.

The Windsor-based designer, who specialises ...

yesterday 16:59 open_in_new
Designer of stunning knitted butterfly dress explains her inspiration

It's difficult to stand out during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot, but one designer has been turning heads with a beautiful butterfly covered dressed.

Fashion designer Inga Kovalerova said her outfit was inspired by a recent trip to Malaysia.

The Windsor-based designer, who specialises ...

yesterday 16:59 open_in_new
The Queen's hat at Parliament State Opening looked remarkably like the EU flag

The Queen's hat at the State Opening of Parliament has sparked humorous comparisons to the European flag on Twitter.

Delphinium blue and adorned with a cluster of matching flowers with bright yellow centres, the hat was designed by the Queen's trusted personal assistant and senior dresser ...

yesterday 15:49 open_in_new
The Queen's hat at Parliament State Opening looked remarkably like the EU flag

The Queen's hat at the State Opening of Parliament has sparked humorous comparisons to the European flag on Twitter.

Delphinium blue and adorned with a cluster of matching flowers with bright yellow centres, the hat was designed by the Queen's trusted personal assistant and senior dresser ...

yesterday 15:49 open_in_new