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Reading and Bracknell parents share their useful home schooling tips

Berkshire readers have sent in some tips and advice for home schooling their children during lockdown.

For many, home-schooling their children will have come as a completely new and in some cases, overwhelming experience.

READ MORE: Newbury woman arrested for drink driving

2020-03-30 18:59
In the Dock: The following cases appeared at Reading Magistrates' Court

The following cases appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court:

February 7:

MACIEJ MOJSIEJCZYK, 38, of Corwen Road, Tilehurst, convicted of drink-driving in Tilehurst Road, Reading, on April 13, 2019. Found to have 45mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit

2020-03-30 07:26
Five famous cases of coronavirus - and how they are doing

MANY were shocked to hear that Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week, but how many other high profile cases of the illness are there - and how are they doing?

1) Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson

Popular US actor Tom Hanks

2020-03-29 16:44
Reading's positive stories from this week

AS the coronavirus continues to spread, you might be feeling overwhelmed with negative news from around the world.

To try and brighten your day, we've listed our top five positive stories from this week.

Reading and Bracknell clap for NHS workers

On

2020-03-29 08:20
GOLF: Sand Martins award scholarship to Woodley-based Tom Nicholls

TOM Nicholls is the latest recipient to receive a scholarship as part of the Sand Martins Golf Club Feel Inspired Academy Satellite Club for Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The 14-year-old with Downs Syndrome is a pupil at Addington School in

2020-03-28 14:50
Coronavirus figures in Berkshire almost at 200 confirmed cases

THE number of patients who have tested positive for coronavirus in Berkshire has more than doubled in just one day.

Figures from Public Health England, as of 9am yesterday, show numbers had almost hit 200 cases in the county.

It showed 191 people have tested positive

2020-03-28 07:29
Reading Borough Council chief exec and leader take charge of key decisions

Important decisions on the future of the town are now being taken by the chief executive and leader of the council, with committee meetings scrapped until further notice.

The council will publish urgent decisions via the ‘decision book’ process, which is normally used

2020-03-27 18:53
Reading Hockey Club star Maz Downer given England call-up

READING Hockey Club's Marianne 'Maz' Downer has received an international call-up, writes Dave Wright.

The 41-year-old defender is named in England's Over 40s squad for the Home Nations games and then the World Masters Hockey Trophy in London in August.

Sadly for her, the

2020-03-27 16:47
HELLENIC LEAGUE: FA voids season for Reading City, Woodley United and AFC Aldermaston

CLUBS in the BetVictor Southern League and below will not play again this season following an announcement from the Football Association.

The 2019/20 campaigns will see their results expunged, with no promotion or relegation between steps three (BetVictor Southern League Premier)

2020-03-26 20:50
CRICKET: Thames Valley League to help clubs financially during Coronavirus crisis

THE Thames Valley League have taken quick action to try to assist clubs who could face serious financial hardship with the sport now suspended due to Covid-19.

Secretary Matthew Stevenson said: "We are considering how to help our member clubs financially in these unprecedented

2020-03-26 13:29
IN THE MIDDLE: Discussing VAR

THE Premier League’s handling of its introduction of VAR was discussed at the IFAB Annual General Meeting at the end of February.

Before the meeting, the President of FIFA had made public his displeasure that the referees of the Premier League were not following the rest of

2020-03-26 10:20
BASKETBALL: Reading Rockets' overseas stars safely return home

READING Rockets’ season came to a premature close this week with the suspension and then cancellation of all competitions as the governing body, Basketball England, were forced to act amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

With all of Rockets’ 15 teams coming to a halt, the club

2020-03-25 18:35
In the Dock: The following cases appeared at Reading Magistrates' Court

THE following cases were heard at Reading Magistrates’ Court:

January 30:

ANTHONY FITZGERALD-WILSON, 56, of Greyberry Copse Road, Thatcham, admitted possession of a lock knife i Wharf Street Car Park, Newbury, on June 4, 2019. Sentenced to 12 weeks in prison

2020-03-23 07:47
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Outbreak risks deaths on ‘unprecedented scale’ in prisons, say campaigners

Campaigners have called for prisoners to be released early amid the coronavirus outbreak, warning that failure to act could lead to deaths on an “unprecedented scale”.

The Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prison Reform Trust added to pressure calls for the Justice

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Dramatic footage shows officers using belts to rescue man from 50ft cliff

Dramatic footage shows officers using their belts to rescue a man from a 50ft cliff over a quarry.

The quick-thinking police turned the belts into an improvised hoist to haul the man up, shouting “Hold on! Hold on”.

One of the constables had to lean over the sheer cliff

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Former broadcaster and Labour peer Lord Gordon dies, aged 83

Former broadcaster and Labour peer Lord Gordon of Strathblane has died at the age of 83.

James “Jimmy” Gordon passed away peacefully on Tuesday, leaving behind his wife Anne, three children and four grandchildren.

The Maryhill man studied at the University of Glasgow

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Dramatic rise in sewer call-outs due to use of ‘toilet roll substitutes’

Water companies have issued further warnings after a dramatic rise in call-outs to sewer flooding and blockages due to the use of “toilet roll substitutes”.

Severn Trent Water said it had received 3,000 reports of sewer blockages in a fortnight – mainly due to kitchen

today 16:23
Putin orders most Russians to stay off work until end of April

President Vladimir Putin has ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Speaking in a televised address to the nation on Thursday, Mr Putin said he was extending the non-working policy he previously ordered for this week to

today 16:23
Record viewing figures for women’s World T20

This year’s women’s T20 World Cup proved a hit with the public, with the International Cricket Council registering a record 1.1 billion digital views for the tournament.

That represents a rise of more than 20 times in comparison to the 2018 edition and goes down as the

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Atletico Madrid players take pay cut to help support club’s staff

Atletico Madrid players will help supplement the salary of 430 club employees after agreeing a wage deal.

Boss Diego Simeone and members of the club’s management committee will also contribute after the club presented a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE).

All first

today 16:23
Brighton boss Graham Potter believes taking a wage cut is the right thing to do

Brighton boss Graham Potter says it was a “normal” decision for him to take a pay cut and has backed his players to follow suit.

Potter, technical director Dan Ashworth and chief executive Paul Barber have taken a “significant voluntary pay cut” for the next three

today 16:23
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today 16:23 Outbreak risks deaths on ‘unprecedented scale’ in prisons, say campaigners
today 16:23 Dramatic footage shows officers using belts to rescue man from 50ft cliff
today 16:23 Former broadcaster and Labour peer Lord Gordon dies, aged 83
today 16:23 Dramatic rise in sewer call-outs due to use of ‘toilet roll substitutes’
today 16:23 Putin orders most Russians to stay off work until end of April
today 16:23 Record viewing figures for women’s World T20
today 16:23 Atletico Madrid players take pay cut to help support club’s staff
today 16:23 Brighton boss Graham Potter believes taking a wage cut is the right thing to do
today 16:23 Advice on coronavirus leaflets delivered in West Berkshire
today 16:23 Bus routes suspended in West Berkshire during coronavirus
today 16:23 Newsquest launches Support Our Guardian Angels campaign
today 15:20 NHS website and app usage doubles as people seek out coronavirus guidance
today 15:20 Coronavirus poses existential threat to Africa, says health expert
today 15:20 Travel insurance providers look to extend protection for medical emergencies
today 15:20 Coronavirus deaths in Scotland up 50 to 126
today 15:20 Government to ramp up Covid-19 testing
today 15:20 Lineker criticises Tottenham for furloughing club’s non-playing staff
today 15:20 Lineker criticises Tottenham for furloughing club’s non-playing staff
today 15:20 Coronavirus wrap: Doubts remain about Open – but Brighton and Norwich help out
today 15:20 Decision day for English football amid calls for player wage cuts
today 15:20 McDonald's rumours: Fast-food chain addresses 're-opening posts' on social media
today 15:20 Reading’s NHS staff offered 50 per cent off taxi fares
today 14:17 Arron Banks loses appeal against inheritance tax bill on Ukip donations
today 14:17 Boy who moved house day before UK lockdown receives messages from across world
today 14:17 Ninewells Hospital receives 10 ‘ventilators’ from children’s charity
today 14:17 US unemployment claims hit record 6.6 million
today 14:17 Entertainer Eddie Large dies aged 78 after contracting coronavirus in hospital
today 14:17 Royal Navy’s newest and greenest warship arrives at home port for first time
today 14:17 Alexander-Arnold to test Xbox skills against Manchester City Esports player
today 14:17 Norris and Sainz take pay cuts as McLaren furlough staff
today 14:17 Jordan Henderson hails Liverpool’s never-say-die spirit under Jurgen Klopp
today 14:17 Neighbours in Earley thank key workers during coronavirus lockdown
today 13:14 Britons cite ‘shocking’ lack of testing and advice after landing back in UK
today 13:14 DUP councillor blames pandemic on ‘God’s judgment’ for legalising abortion
today 13:14 DUP councillor blames pandemic on ‘God’s judgment’ for legalising abortion
today 13:14 ‘Preparations under way’ to ramp up coronavirus testing in Northern Ireland
today 13:14 Boris Johnson says testing will ‘unlock the coronavirus puzzle’
today 13:14 Comedian Eddie Large dies after contracting coronavirus in hospital
today 13:14 School ‘heartbroken’ by loss of seven-year-old girl stabbed to death in park
today 13:14 National Express to suspend all coach services
today 13:14 How the coronavirus outbreak has affected rugby union
today 13:14 Cricket pays respects to Duckworth-Lewis co-creator
today 13:14 Open decision yet to be made as R&A considers postponement
today 13:14 Women’s European Championship delay a “likely option” says UEFA
today 13:14 Coronavirus wrap: Open stays open for now but MotoGP date postponed
today 13:14 Sporting film of the day – This Sporting Life
today 13:14 Clap for our Carers returns tonight to thank NHS staff and care workers in the UK
today 13:14 Reading’s TOP FIVE pizza places to visit after lockdown – according to Tripadvisor
today 12:11 Quarter of firms laying off staff due to pandemic, report finds
today 12:11 Former RAF aircraft hangar could be used as temporary mortuary
Latest news from Great Britain
today 16:41 Exclusive: UK worst case is 50,000 coronavirus death toll but not on course for that - source
today 16:38 The uncomfortable pattern that could see Hull City lose £50m of talent inside three summers
today 16:38 The uncomfortable pattern that could see Hull City lose £50m of talent inside three summers
today 16:38 Police allow east Hull Batman to continue his morale-boosting work after 'words of advice'
today 16:38 Police allow east Hull Batman to continue his morale-boosting work after 'words of advice'
today 16:35 How do coronavirus tests work?
today 16:35 US unemployment claims rise by a record 6.65 million – and worse is set to come
today 16:32 Pakistan court overturns conviction for 2002 murder of US journalist
today 16:26 Coronavirus: NHS asks public to stop sending rainbow pictures to new Nightingale Hospital A "fake" Facebook account had been urging people to send their rainbow pictures to the new facility, the NHS said.
today 16:26 Train driver ‘body-slammed teenager who assaulted ticket inspector’
today 16:26 Ranger warns Royal Parks will be closed if dogs aren’t kept on leads
today 16:26 Xbox One games UPDATE: Microsoft has good news and bad news for fans
today 16:26 Martin Lewis issues urgent warning on 'unfair banking lottery' amid coronavirus emergency
today 16:26 MOT’s and coronavirus: When is the new MOT deadline? What you need to know
today 16:26 Conor McGregor breaks silence on UFC 249 drama, accuses Khabib of scurrying to Russia
today 16:26 Merkel humiliation: How Chancellor 'failed like Theresa May' in horror comparison
today 16:26 Freddie Mercury ‘told everyone he would be a star, he EMPOWERED Queen’ says Smile founder
today 16:26 Brexit outrage: Vote Leave insider exposes key flaw in Merkel and Macron's EU exit talks
today 16:26 Meghan Markle and Harry REBRANDED: Expert analyses the clues left in new statement
today 16:26 Morrisons launch £30 click and collect food box with essentials - how to get one
today 16:26 Bye Jeremy! Just 48hrs left of dire Corbyn leadership as race for new Labour leader closes
today 16:26 Royal tribute: How 165,000 Danes will praise Queen Margrethe on her birthday
today 16:26 Houseparty for Windows: Can you get Houseparty on your laptop?
today 16:26 Gary Lineker donates two months salary to British Red Cross to help fight coronavirus
today 16:26 George Clooney’s plan with wife Amal Clooney halted after couple's move sparks concern
today 16:26 Prince Harry handed chance to rejoin British Army amid coronavirus crisis
today 16:26 Jeremy Corbyn in 'disgusting' parting shot at Boris Johnson as leadership race ends
today 16:26 Brexit POLL: Which Remainer plot was most significant in delaying Brexit since 2016? VOTE
today 15:35 Brian McDermott opens up on tough coaching apprenticeship under current Hull KR boss Tony Smith
today 15:35 Brian McDermott opens up on tough coaching apprenticeship under current Hull KR boss Tony Smith
today 15:35 Hull City's Matthew Pennington discusses his plans to leave Everton this summer
today 15:35 Hull City's Matthew Pennington discusses his plans to leave Everton this summer
today 15:35 McDonald's shares Sausage and Egg McMuffin recipe so customers can make it at home
today 15:35 McDonald's shares Sausage and Egg McMuffin recipe so customers can make it at home
today 15:35 Rugby League news: Robert Elstone takes significant pay cut, Warrington under pressure, Ben Crooks injury update
today 15:35 Bransholme primary school raided by 'teenagers' who escape with kitchen products
today 15:35 Bransholme primary school raided by 'teenagers' who escape with kitchen products
today 15:29 Men's Rugby Union Jones to stay with England until 2023
today 15:29 Darts Pros define shutdown with livestream living room tournament
today 15:29 Venezuela accuses US of deflecting attention from humanitarian crisis by sending war ships to region
today 15:29 Men's Cricket Players’ pay cuts are still on the table, Woakes suggests
today 15:29 Men's MMA UFC champ says he will not break quarantine for fight
today 15:29 Formula One McLaren staff furloughed
today 15:23 Coronavirus: Branson defers Virgin brand payments Virgin-branded companies are in talks to delay brand licensing payments to the billionaire’s empire, Sky News learns.
today 15:23 Coronavirus: 569 more COVID-19 deaths in UK - bringing total to 2,921 In England, 44 of the 561 people who died had no known underlying health condition.
today 15:23 UK coronavirus death toll rises by another 569 to 2,921
today 15:23 Family of nurse killed by coronavirus slam lack of testing and PPE for NHS staff
today 15:23 NHS staff turned away at coronavirus testing drive-throughs
today 15:23 Coronavirus vaccine: Oxford University scientist fears UK ‘putting eggs in one basket'
today 15:23 Martin Lewis lists two key criteria to see if you can be furloughed amid coronavirus
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