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Taxi drivers agree fare hike in West Berkshire in April

TAXI drivers in West Berkshire have agreed to a hike in fares, which will come into effect at the start of April.

The fare increase is the first in the district since 2013. Under the new proposals, a fare would be slightly more expensive than in Reading for three miles or less, but

today 11:59
Fireworks warning from police ahead of Brexit Day

A WARNING about setting off fireworks on Brexit Day has come from police ahead of Friday.

There is just five days to go until the UK is set to depart the European Union at 11pm on Friday, January 31,

Leave Means Leave campaigners will mark the moment with a celebration in

today 09:53
In the Dock: The following cases appeared at Reading Magistrates' Court

The following cases were heard at Reading Magistrates’ Court:

October 31: 

MAWULI ACOLATSE, 50, of Highgrove Street, Reading, convicted of two charges of assault by beating in Reading on July 17. Given a community order to comply with rehabilitation activity and

today 05:41
Man hit by train, causes Reading delays

A MAN being hit by a train has caused severe distruptions to trains at Reading station today.

Distruptions were announced just before 2pm this afternoon, after a man had been hit by a train between Reading and Bedwyn stations.

This has led to National Rail using

yesterday 18:08
The best and worst McDonald's in Berkshire revealed - according to TripAdvisor

MCDONALD'S is a brand that almost everyone is familiar with. But which are the best and worse in Berkshire?

We took to TripAdvisor to read customer reviews and ratings of the fast food chain from across the county.

1. Northbrook Street, Newbury

Topping the list

yesterday 12:53
In the Middle: Football is a contact game

ONE thing we should not forget is football is a sport where contact can be made quite legitimately.

When I say we, I mean players, referees and spectators.

I remember mentoring a promising young referee, where two opposing players were standing in the middle of the pitch,

2020-01-25 18:56
Maidenhead District Netball League: Woodley Comets stage a late fightback but run out of time in defeat to GX Jaguars

GX JAGUARS held on to beat Woodley Comets in the only game to go ahead in the Maidenhead District League Premier Division on Monday.

The courts at Kidwells Park in Maidenhead slowly fell to the icy conditions and were deemed unsafe to play.

GX Jaguars and Woodley are both

2020-01-25 15:47
Shinfield 249 homes plan by Cutbush Lane set for decision

A DECISION is set to be made on unpopular plans to build 249 homes in Shinfield after three days of legal wrangling.

Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) planning bosses threw the designs to build the homes on land south of Cutbush Lane in June 2019.

READ MORE: Designs

2020-01-25 07:23
Travellers in Church End Lane, Tilehurst, to be evicted following court order

TRAVELLERS who set up an encampment in Tilehurst 'several weeks ago' will be evicted by the council next week following court action.

The site, in Church End Lane, has been reported to Reading Borough Council, which was granted a full possession order by the courts this week

2020-01-24 19:50
Travellers in Church End Lane, Tilehurst, to be evicted following court order

TRAVELLERS who set up an encampment in Tilehurst 'several weeks ago' will be evicted by the council next week following court action.

The site, in Church End Lane, has been reported to Reading Borough Council, which was granted a full possession order by the courts this week

2020-01-24 18:48
Reading's Revolution de Cuba to host sausage dog vgathering

DOG lovers of Reading will be thrilled to hear that a popular bar will soon be transforming into café dedicated to sausage dogs.

READ MORE: Number of children in care in Reading increases

The famous Dachshund Café is finally making its way to Reading and will

2020-01-24 17:44
Married HSBC boss from Newbury dubbed 'Weinstein'

A married HSBC boss dubbed 'Weinstein' had an affair with a colleague and 'romped with another woman in the toilet at work', an employment tribunal heard.

Madeliene Luckham, head of delivery for HSBC staff digitisation, had an affair with her boss Robert Clegg, from Newbury, who

2020-01-24 14:35
Thames Valley Police appealing for witnesses after two girls sexually assaulted on Reading road

POLICE are hunting for a man who is believed to have sexually assaulted two girls on the same road.

The first assault happened at around 8.20am on Monday, January 6.

Thames Valley Police said the victim, a girl, was walking along Wokingham Road when she was approached

2020-01-24 13:33
Woodley 10k attracts over 100 runners months before race starts

LACE up your running shoes to get ready for this year's Woodley 10k run.

The run is set to take place on Woodford Park, Headley Road, Woodley, on April 9 and begins at 9 am.

The course is described as "A fast, flat, personal best potential road race around the streets of

2020-01-24 12:29
Talking Rugby with Andy Clark: The Saracens scandal is a boost to London Irish

THERE really is nowhere else to start this week than the story which has rocked English rugby - Premiership and European champions Saracens deciding to accept relegation at the end of the season for continual breaches of the salary cap.

It's an extraordinary tale and has been

2020-01-24 11:26
Reading crime rate unchanged, new stats show

THE crime rate in Reading remained largely unchanged last year, new crime statistics show, despite an increased police workload elsewhere across England and Wales.

The Office for National Statistics's (ONS) crime data shows that police recorded 16,293 crimes in the area during the

2020-01-24 11:26
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Italy’s regional voters thwart hopes of Matteo Salvini’s League party

Italian voters have thwarted right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini’s hopes of turning an election in a key northern region into a springboard for regaining national power.

Nearly complete results from Sunday’s election for the governorship of the prosperous Emilia-Romagna

today 11:59
Coronavirus: Foreign Office working to get Britons out of Hubei province

Ministers are working to get Britons out of coronavirus-hit Hubei province in China, as Public Health England acknowledged that the first UK case is likely to come from somebody already in the country.

In an updated statement, the Foreign Office said anyone in the province who needs

today 11:59
Coronavirus: Foreign Office working to get Britons out of Hubei province

Ministers are working to get Britons out of coronavirus-hit Hubei province in China, as Public Health England acknowledged that the first UK case is likely to come from somebody already in the country.

In an updated statement, the Foreign Office said anyone in the province who needs

today 11:59
Jamie Foxx shares Kobe Bryant clip as tributes continue to pour in for NBA star

Tributes have continued to pour in for retired basketball player Kobe Bryant after his death in a helicopter crash, with Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg writing messages for him.

Five-time NBA champion Bryant, 41, died alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others in the crash in

today 11:59
Grenfell refurbishment firms expressed no trace of responsibility, inquiry told

Firms involved in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower have expressed “no trace of responsibility” for the catastrophic fire, despite experts saying the work failed to comply with building regulations, an inquiry has heard.

The second phase of the investigation into the disaster

today 11:59
Hunter believes England will thrive in Six Nations opener against France

Captain Sarah Hunter is confident England will thrive in the partisan environment created by France’s fervent fans in Le Crunch on Sunday.

The Red Roses begin the defence of their Women’s Six Nations crown with a lunchtime kick-off at the Stade du Hameau.

today 11:59
From the mud-bath in Siddal to Super League, Toronto Wolfpack are ready

Memories of a mud-bath on a rain-lashed hillside above Halifax have focused Toronto Wolfpack minds as they prepare to complete their improbable transatlantic journey from Siddal to Super League this weekend.

Three years ago the dregs of Storm Doris and the fortitude of one of the

today 11:59
Maiden Manchester United goal a ‘release’ for delighted Dalot

Diogo Dalot revealed scoring his first Manchester United goal in the 6-0 rout of Tranmere felt like “a release” after a frustrating time with injuries this season.

Hip and groin problems have limited the Portuguese’s opportunities this term but he started for the first

today 11:59
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today 11:59 Italy’s regional voters thwart hopes of Matteo Salvini’s League party
today 11:59 Coronavirus: Foreign Office working to get Britons out of Hubei province
today 11:59 Coronavirus: Foreign Office working to get Britons out of Hubei province
today 11:59 Jamie Foxx shares Kobe Bryant clip as tributes continue to pour in for NBA star
today 11:59 Grenfell refurbishment firms expressed no trace of responsibility, inquiry told
today 11:59 Hunter believes England will thrive in Six Nations opener against France
today 11:59 From the mud-bath in Siddal to Super League, Toronto Wolfpack are ready
today 11:59 Maiden Manchester United goal a ‘release’ for delighted Dalot
today 11:59 Royal Berkshire Hospital receives £750 donation from local artists' exhibition
today 11:59 Disability manufacturer to trailblaze plastic-free collection for bath and beauty sector in Reading
today 11:59 Taxi drivers agree fare hike in West Berkshire in April
today 10:56 China extends new year holiday to contain coronavirus as death toll rises
today 10:56 Mortgage approvals reach highest annual total since 2009
today 10:56 Huawei and 5G: the key questions
today 10:56 The key numbers on Britain and its EU links
today 10:56 Fianna Fail and Fine Gael ‘open’ to debate with Sinn Fein
today 10:56 In pictures: Tributes paid to Kobe Bryant
today 10:56 Woakes and Stokes strike as England edge closer to South Africa series win
today 10:56 Kobe Bryant death: Vigils held as Los Angeles pays tribute to basketball hero
today 10:56 Sam Ricketts understands why Liverpool will play the kids in Anfield replay
today 10:56 Great Western railway stops involvement in easitNETWORK travel scheme
today 10:56 Vulnerable Reading residents left in limbo for months over deprivation of liberty applications
today 09:53 China extends new year holiday to contain coronavirus as death toll reaches 80
today 09:53 New £20m research centre to help improve understanding of care in later life
today 09:53 Thomas Markle’s message to Prince Harry: Man up and meet me
today 09:53 Thomas Markle’s message to Prince Harry: Man up and meet me
today 09:53 Turkish rescuers drill into rubble in search for quake victims
today 09:53 Lewis Capaldi in case of mistaken identity at Grammys
today 09:53 Dear Basketball – Kobe Bryant’s Oscar-winning retirement letter
today 09:53 England prop Kyle Sinckler joins Bristol on two-year deal
today 09:53 Fireworks warning from police ahead of Brexit Day
today 08:51 Nicola Benedetti ‘honoured’ to win Grammy
today 08:51 Second phase of Grenfell Tower inquiry to begin
today 08:51 Muted reception for Margaret Court as Australian Open marks her achievements
today 08:51 The best and worst McDonald's in Berkshire revealed - according to TripAdvisor
today 07:47 Monday night could be the coldest of this winter
today 07:47 Varadkar warns Johnson that EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks
today 07:47 US warns British sovereignty at risk if Huawei helps build 5G network
today 07:47 Cyprus rape case teenager: Gang were like a pack of wolves
today 07:47 Scientists and mathematicians to have fast-tracked UK entry from February
today 07:47 Plane skids off runway and into street in Iran
today 07:47 Djokovic says Bryant ‘inspired the entire world’ as tennis stars pay respects
today 07:47 NBA great Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old daughter die in helicopter crash
today 07:47 Football rumours from the media: Spurs and Chelsea chase Piatek
today 07:47 Teams pay tribute to Kobe Bryant on sombre day for the NBA
today 07:47 Sears jokes he will not seek son-in-law Murray’s advice as Kontaveit progresses
today 06:44 Migrants defy freezing weather in bid to cross English Channel
today 06:44 Thomas Markle willing to testify against Meghan
today 05:41 The sporting weekend in pictures
today 05:41 Tennis stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant
Latest news from Great Britain
today 12:29 Britain talking to international partners on coronavirus - PM's spokesman
today 12:29 Britain will determine who fishes in its waters post-Brexit - PM spokesman
today 12:23 Martin Lewis issues warning to parents over ‘hidden’ university contributions 
today 12:23 Killer pollution: The staggering number of people who die from breathing Hull's toxic air
today 12:23 Killer pollution: The staggering number of people who die from breathing Hull's toxic air
today 12:23 A World Without Work: technology and the future of unemployment
today 12:23 In order to write, I have to make sacrifices and I'm learning to accept those losses
today 12:23 What will happen in phase two of the Grenfell Tower inquiry?
today 12:14 Labour tells SNP to fight wealth inequality together
today 12:11 Huawei: Pressure on Boris Johnson ahead of decision on company's 5G role The PM is under pressure from the US and within his own party not to grant the Chinese firm a role in the UK's 5G network.
today 12:11 Mortgage approvals at their highest since 2009 Analysts say the housing market could be moving up a gear as mortgage approval figures show an improvement.
today 12:11 Major recall of baby food from Tesco after jars were ‘tampered with’
today 12:11 Frozen 2 DVD and Blu-ray release date: When is Frozen out? Can I watch it online?
today 12:11 Kay Burley blasts Sir Keir Starmer as he fails to answer key question THREE times
today 12:11 Sophie Wessex news: Is Sophie the Queen’s favourite? How Queen trusts Sophie after Megxit
today 12:11 Colon cancer: Feeling a persistent discomfort in this body part could mean you’re at risk
today 12:11 Putin outrage: Why Russian President accused David Cameron of 'blackmailing EU'
today 12:11 Nicola Sturgeon warning: Pollster John Curtice exposes huge split among Scottish voters
today 12:11 Queen and Adam Lambert: Brian May turns ‘flood of ANGER and hurt' into 'rare best' – WATCH
today 12:11 Queen Elizabeth II news: Why the Queen may not want to step down for Prince Charles
today 12:11 Pretend UK haven’t left! Brussels ask EU27 to treat UK like they are still in EU next year
today 12:11 Brexit news: Do I need an international driving permit after Brexit?
today 12:11 EU civil war: Poland enraged by Brussels meddling in legal reform as democracy row deepens
today 12:11 Royal heartbreak: Why William's relationship with Charles will change forever after Megxit
today 12:11 Meghan Markle shock: Could Meghan have her eye on one particular job for post-royal life?
today 12:11 Kobe Bryant wife: Who is Vanessa Bryant? The heartbreaking tribute to NBA star's 'Queen'
today 12:11 Kate’s poignant photoshoot with Holocaust survivors - candid pictures revealed
today 12:11 Martin Lewis explains how much you could need to save for your child to go to university
today 12:11 UK weather warning: Snow maps show Britain smashed by brutal Arctic big freeze TONIGHT
today 12:11 James Bond: New 007 favourite James Norton DESTROYS casting rumours 'It's not real'
today 12:11 Elvis Presley's ex shares his cheeky move after Priscilla split: 'I'm not married anymore'
today 12:11 'You're humiliating the losers!' Remainer slams Brexit coin in heated clash on Jeremy Vine
today 11:20 Tommy Coyle's Barrow Boys will close next week for 'exciting' changes
today 11:20 Tommy Coyle's Barrow Boys will close next week for 'exciting' changes
today 11:20 Boris Johnson is shirking responsibility on Huawei and Stormont – but how long can he do so?
today 11:20 Boris Johnson's economic policy is all slogans, no reality
today 11:20 “Every day is Holocaust Day to me”: concentration camp survivor Ed Mosberg on reliving trauma
today 11:20 How internal divisions are threatening the SNP’s drive towards independence
today 11:08 Anne Frank’s stepsister recalls the ‘nightmares’ of Auschwitz
today 11:08 First picture of girl, 10, killed in house fire ‘started by dad who locked her in’
today 11:08 Who does Universal Credit get paid to? Guidance for household claims changed last year
today 11:08 Brexit explained: What will Brexit do to house prices? Will prices drop after Brexit?
today 11:08 Liverpool hold talks over Premier League victory parade as city council make route plans
today 11:08 Hugh Grant bemoans election 2019 'catastrophe' in bizarre rant – 'the country is FINISHED'
today 11:08 Brexiteers mock ‘embarrassing’ Alastair Campbell over refusal to use 50p Brexit coin
today 11:08 Let them go! China BLOCKS rescue jets for British citizens trapped in coronavirus cities
today 11:08 Coronavirus latest: Dr Hilary offers top tip for avoiding your risk of the deadly virus
today 11:08 Coronavirus horror as passengers on flight to Italy from Hong Kong tested for deadly virus
today 11:08 Meghan Markle’s father lashes out at Sussexes split from Queen which ‘makes NO SENSE’
today 11:08 Antiques Roadshow guest shocked by painting of Queen Elizabeth II’s impressive valuation
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