Reading Chronicle

Mark Clattenburg will continue to referee in Premier League until end of season

Mark Clattenburg will continue to referee in the Premier League until the end of the season.

Clattenburg announced his decision last week to become head of referees in Saudi Arabia but the official will remain in English football for the rest of the current campaign.

The Premier ...

today 17:05 open_in_new
Rory McIlroy plays round of golf with US president Donald Trump

Rory McIlroy played a round with US president Donald Trump on Sunday as he continues his recovery from a rib injury.

The world number three has not played competitively since suffering a stress fracture to one of his ribs during the South African Open in January, where he lost a ...

today 17:05 open_in_new
Shop owner snared after harmful alcohol found on shelves

THE OWNER of a shop which sold fake alcohol so bad it was unfit for humans to consume has been ordered to pay thousands of pounds by magistrates.

Paulam Patel, owner of Kush News in Southampton Street, left investigators stunned after they seized a stash of counterfeit bottles of ...

today 17:05 open_in_new
British IS fighter 'carries out suicide bombing in Iraq'

A British Islamic State fighter has reportedly carried out a suicide bombing near Mosul.

The bomber - named by the group as Abu Zakariya al-Britani - is said to have detonated an explosives-filled vehicle in a village to the south of the Iraqi city.

The Britani suffix has been used ...

today 17:05 open_in_new
Tipper truck driver 'crushed cyclist to death by careless driving on roundabout'

A renowned art designer was crushed to death as she cycled to work in London when a lorry ran over her at a roundabout, a court has heard.

Moira Gemmill, 55, was on her way to St James's Palace when she was struck by a Mercedes tipper lorry near Lambeth Bridge in Westminster on April 9 ...

today 17:05 open_in_new
Britain beats Ibiza to bask in warmest day of year so far

Temperatures have hit 18.3C (64.9F) as the country basks in the warmest day of the year so far - beating the likes of Ibiza, southern Spain and the whole of France.

The record temperature was logged at Kew Gardens, west London, where visitors enjoyed temperatures 10 degrees warmer than ...

today 17:05 open_in_new
Shop owner snared after harmful alcohol found on shelves

THE OWNER of a shop which sold fake alcohol so bad it was unfit for humans to consume has been ordered to pay thousands of pounds by magistrates.

Paulam Patel, owner of Kush News in Southampton Street, left investigators stunned after they seized a stash of counterfeit bottles of ...

today 17:05 open_in_new
Thames Valley Police would like to hear any more information about the incident

A FRIGHTENED man was chased into a pizza shop by thugs wielding a baseball bat and a knife following a 'row over a parking space', it has been revealed.

Police officers were called in the early hours of Sunday evening by the frantic 25-year-old who said he had been cornered in ...

today 15:59 open_in_new
Underlying financial position of NHS 'not sustainable' as deficit revealed

NHS trusts have reported a deficit of £886 million in the first nine months of the financial year and are likely to miss their overspend target, figures show.

While the sum owed by NHS trusts is down from the record overspend of £2.45 billion in 2015/16, the health service is not on ...

today 15:59 open_in_new
Theresa May sits in House of Lords to hear Brexit debate

Theresa May has taken the highly unusual step of sitting in the House of Lords to hear peers being told by the Government not to "frustrate" Brexit.

The Prime Minister sat on the steps in front of the Royal Throne as junior minister Baroness Williams of Trafford told the Lords to respect ...

today 15:59 open_in_new
Ian Brady loses bid to launch fight for choice of tribunal lawyer

Moors Murderer Ian Brady has been refused permission to launch a "totally unique" High Court fight for the right to have the lawyer of his choice representing him at a tribunal.

Brady applied for the go-ahead to challenge a bar on solicitor-advocate Robin Makin, who has represented him for ...

today 15:59 open_in_new
Man 'killed banker after being laughed at'

An unemployed plasterer has told jurors he killed a young banker after he was "laughed at" and called a "half chap".

Trevor Timon, 31, allegedly punched 30-year-old Oliver Dearlove in the head after becoming angry that he and his friends were talking to a woman he knew.

Mr ...

today 15:59 open_in_new
Scotland boss Vern Cotter handed squad fitness boost

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has been handed an RBS 6 Nations fitness boost after a clutch of his struggling players declared themselves fit to face Wales.

Cotter has been left sweating since losing skipper Greig Laidlaw and back-rower Josh Strauss for the remainder of the ...

today 15:59 open_in_new
Thames Valley Police would like to hear any more information about the incident

A FRIGHTENED man was chased into a pizza shop by thugs wielding a baseball bat and a knife following a 'row over a parking space', it has been revealed.

Police officers were called in the early hours of Sunday evening by the frantic 25-year-old who said he had been cornered in ...

today 15:59 open_in_new
Nigel Wood: Super League's World Club Series win strengths RFL's hand

Super League's maiden World Club Series triumph has strengthened the Rugby Football League's hand as they step up negotiations for the 2018 event, according to chief executive Nigel Wood.

The series, expanded in 2015 from a one-off World Club Challenge into a six-team tournament, was ...

today 14:53 open_in_new
UKAD chief's appearance before select committee postponed by one week

The much-anticipated appearance of UK Anti-Doping boss Nicole Sapstead before the Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) select committee has been postponed by one week to Wednesday, March 1.

Sapstead, ex-British Cycling coach Simon Cope and former Team Sky medic Dr Richard Freeman - two key ...

today 14:53 open_in_new
Croydon tram crash investigation suggests driver 'lost awareness'

The lack of emergency braking by a tram involved in a fatal crash suggests the driver "lost awareness", an investigation has found.

Seven people were killed and a further 51 injured when the tram derailed in Croydon, south London, as it entered a sharp bend at almost four times the speed ...

today 14:53 open_in_new
QC Max Hill appointed new terrorism laws watchdog

Max Hill QC has been named as the UK's new terror laws watchdog.

The barrister will take over from David Anderson QC as Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation at the start of next month.

Mr Hill has been a QC for nine years and worked on a number of high-profile ...

today 14:53 open_in_new
Life-threatening sepsis may affect far more in UK than previously thought

Far more people in the UK suffer from deadly sepsis than previously thought, research shows.

A study from the York Health Economics Consortium suggests 260,000 Britons develop the condition every year.

This is 110,000 higher than previous estimates, which put the number of ...

today 14:53 open_in_new
A Valentine's Day meal in Reading ended with a horrific attack

A GAY man was woken by a punch to the face before his boyfriend was savagely beaten and stretchered off a train on Valentine's Day.

Phil Poole, 35, and his boyfriend of three months Zbynek Zatloukal, 26, were travelling home to Maidenhead after a romantic meal in Reading's ...

today 14:53 open_in_new
Reading FC: Andries Ulderink previews the 'big challenge' ahead with Huddersfield Town, Brighton, Newcastle United, Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday looming on the horizon

ANDRIES Ulderink has spoken of the 'big challenges' facing Reading FC as they enter a defining run of fixtures.

Royals are knocking on the door of automatic promotion and look certain to secure a Championship play-off spot at the very least.

But their resolve will be ...

today 13:47 open_in_new