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Police appeal for witnesses following attempted robbery in Reading

A WOMAN was pushed to the ground in an attempted robbery in Reading.

The incident occurred on Saturday,  June 15 at around 9am in London Street, near to the bus stop by the junction of Queens Road.

The victim, a 19-year-old, was walking towards Reading town

today 16:50
Reading Borough Council announces changes to car park tariffs

The council has announced a series of changes to parking prices, the first since it took control of eight car parks from NCP in October 2018.

Reading Borough Council (RBC) expects to raise an extra £200,000 per year in income from the changes, which were

today 14:44
Reading weather - thunderstorms and when to expect them

THUNDERSTORMS and heavy rain are forecast to hit Reading tonight and into tomorrow.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning and updated its forecast for today and Wednesday.

First, there is an 80 per cent chance of heavy rain at 12pm today.

today 10:32
Climate emergency working group was ‘very positive’

A WORKING group of councillors from three parties have met and agreed on a wording to declare a climate emergency.

West Berkshire Council could now vote on July 2 to declare a climate emergency and work towards a target of 2030 to get the district to become carbon neutral.

today 09:29
Reading army veteran crept into woman's hotel and sexually assaulted her next to her sleeping boyfriend

An army veteran from Reading who crept into a sleeping woman's hotel room, got into bed with her - and her boyfriend - before sexually assaulting her, has been jailed for more than five years.

Ade Jerry met his victim, then 26, for the first time on a night out, where they were

today 08:26
Reading army veteran crept into woman's hotel and sexually assaulted her next to her sleeping boyfriend

An army veteran from Reading who crept into a sleeping woman's hotel room, got into bed with her - and her boyfriend - before sexually assaulting her, has been jailed for more than five years.

Ade Jerry met his victim, then 26, for the first time on a night out, where they were

yesterday 16:41
WATCH: Footage captured by police shows driver hogging lane on M4 near Reading

 

Please, when driving on the motorway or a dual carriageway, when the lane to your left is free, move into it! This #Lane3Hogger on the #M4 #Reading failed to see my marked BMW 530 with blue lights flashing & siren etc. Took them over a mile to see me &

yesterday 15:38
Repair work for Reading flyover to begin July 8

WORK to repair the damaged crash barriers on the IDR flyover following last month's serious incident is programmed to begin from July 8.

One westbound lane of the flyover remains shut following the incident on May 17, when a Parcel Force lorry crashed through the safety barrier and

yesterday 10:23
Reading store Jacksons - Then and Now

THIS week, our regular trip down memory lane takes us to the junction of Kings Road and London Street.

Here we look closely at Abbey Corner where Jackson’s Duke Street Stores once stood.

Every week the team at The Reading Chronicle pores through the archives to find

2019-06-16 18:32
Home of the Week: Reading property worth £950k

Holly Lane, Ashampstead

Guide Price £950,000

Set in the middle of the Berkshire Downland village of Ashampstead, Blorenge House is Grade II Listed with origins in the 16th Century.

The property, which would benefit from some updating, is full of original

2019-06-16 14:20
Home of the Week: Reading property worth £950k

Holly Lane, Ashampstead

Guide Price £950,000

Set in the middle of the Berkshire Downland village of Ashampstead, Blorenge House is Grade II Listed with origins in the 16th Century.

The property, which would benefit from some updating, is full of original

2019-06-16 14:20
Waiting for ‘low down’ on signage

A NEW direction sign on a traffic island in Reading town centre prompted one Chronicle reader to write a letter 45 years ago, complaining that it was too low for pedestrians.

After Mr J Staples’ wife had walked into the sign in Forbury Road (as it was only five feet from the

2019-06-16 06:59
Intimate show at Reading club for comic Zoe Lyons

ZOE Lyons is used to playing to sell-out audiences at arenas and festivals across the UK - but the stand-up comedian and TV favourite will be heading to Berkshire for an intimate show at Reading’s Milk Bar next month.

The Live at The Apollo, Have I Got News for You and Mock

2019-06-15 19:26
READER LETTERS: What you have told us

Revitalise for Carers Week

June 10 marked the start of Carers Week, an important date in our calendar as we recognise the 6.5 millions carers living in the UK. It is estimated that unpaid carers save the economy £60bn per year.

That’s why, as a charity we are

2019-06-15 14:11
Reading West MP Alok Sharma on the valuable contribution of carers

THIS week Reading West MP Alok Sharma writes exclusively to Reading Chronicle readers:

This week is Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and recognise the contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK.

And I am joining

2019-06-15 07:53
Latest Reading Magistrates' Court cases - our round-up

The following cases were heard at Reading Magistrates’ Court:

May 24:

May 27:

May 28:

May 29:

A fundamental principle of justice is that it must be seen to be done. It is established in the UK that court cases should be heard in public.

2019-06-14 17:08
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Drugs laws must be changed to allow safe consumption rooms, says minister

Scotland’s public health minister has urged the UK Government to change drugs laws after visiting a medically supervised safer drug consumption facility in Paris.

Plans to set up a similar space in Glasgow have been under discussion for a number of years, with the Scottish

today 17:53
Hyponatraemia whistleblower was failed, inquiry says

The wrong conclusions were reached following an investigation into how a whistleblower’s hyponatraemia concerns were handled by officials, an inquiry said.

Chairman Sir John O’Hara QC scrutinised the deaths of five children from the condition last year and heavily criticised a

today 17:53
BBC director-general: We took on over 75s TV licences at height of austerity

BBC bosses have said shouldering the cost of over 75s licence fees stemmed from Conservative austerity.

Director-general Lord Tony Hall claims that cuts and an incoming Tory government lie behind the BBC decision to take on the expensive concession, which would have cost the broadcaster

today 17:53
UK set to host key international climate talks

The UK looks set to host major international climate talks in 2020 – after reaching a deal with Italy over rival bids to hold the UN meeting.

Under the proposal, the Foreign Office said the UK will host the “Cop26” meeting, which is due to be in Europe next November,

today 17:53
Bear’s backrub against tree captured on video

An Asian black bear in Russia has been captured on video enjoying a backrub against a tree – before trying to eat a surveillance camera.

The video, posted recently by the Land of the Leopard national park in Russia’s Far East, showed the bear approaching a tree, then rearing up

today 17:53
Edward and Sophie prepare to mark 20 years of marriage

The Earl and Countess of Wessex are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

Edward is the youngest of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s children, and the only one not to have got divorced.

The earl and Sophie enjoyed a day out at the races ahead of their

today 17:53
Live coverage: Second vote in Tory leadership race

Conservative MPs have voted in the second bout of the contest to select Britain’s next prime minister.

Candidates need to gain at least 33 votes from MPs to remain in the race to reach the final run-off, which will see some 160,000 Tory members select the next leader. The results

today 17:53
Reading to benefit from Lukozade Sport offer of free football time

READING football centres will be available for free pitch time to celebrate the England women's football team taking part in the FIFA 2019 Women's World Cup.

Lucozade Sport is offering up 90,000 minutes of free football to all women across the UK.

The partnership with

today 17:53
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today 17:53 Drugs laws must be changed to allow safe consumption rooms, says minister
today 17:53 Hyponatraemia whistleblower was failed, inquiry says
today 17:53 BBC director-general: We took on over 75s TV licences at height of austerity
today 17:53 UK set to host key international climate talks
today 17:53 Bear’s backrub against tree captured on video
today 17:53 Edward and Sophie prepare to mark 20 years of marriage
today 17:53 Live coverage: Second vote in Tory leadership race
today 17:53 Reading to benefit from Lukozade Sport offer of free football time
today 17:53 Reading Borough Council's' Tony Page issues engine idling warning for taxis
today 16:50 Nigel Farage milkshake protester ordered to pay compensation
today 16:50 Trump, outsider-turned-insider, sells himself as rebel for 2020 re-election bid
today 16:50 Merkel ‘doing very well’ after visibly shaking at Berlin ceremony
today 16:50 Online fundraiser launched to help cover Farage milkshake attacker’s costs
today 16:50 Almost all of Scotland’s councils dip into cash reserves over year
today 16:50 Tory members’ poll ‘an utter disaster for Ruth Davidson’
today 16:50 Caster Semenya: IAAF used me as ‘human guinea pig’ for testosterone limit
today 16:50 Geraint Thomas taken to hospital after crash at Tour de Suisse
today 16:50 University of Reading hits a 40% reduction target in its carbon footprint
today 16:50 Ivydene play area: Reading children vote on design
today 16:50 Police appeal for witnesses following attempted robbery in Reading
today 15:47 Justice Secretary urged to tear up sectarianism secrecy agreement
today 15:47 Hong Kong protesters reject leader’s apology and demand she quit
today 15:47 City watchdog launches investigation into suspended Woodford fund
today 15:47 Senior Tories show support for pregnant MP Stella Creasy over maternity rights
today 15:47 Two boys found guilty of Ana Kriegel murder
today 15:47 Sturgeon fears new Tory PM ‘will cause 18 years of damage in 18 weeks’
today 15:47 Platini questioned by investigators over awarding of 2022 World Cup to Qatar
today 15:47 Liverpool and Chelsea both allocated just over 5,000 tickets for Super Cup final
today 14:44 Retired NHS manager ‘made to feel like a leper’ after contracting Hepatitis C
today 14:44 Stewart and Javid battling to stay in Tory leadership race
today 14:44 Fears for NHS as doctors cut back hours and consider quitting over tax bills
today 14:44 More wet weather to batter parts of the UK as storm warning issued
today 14:44 Convicted child abuser had ‘heart of gold’, inquiry told
today 14:44 Sled dogs seem to walk on water in climate expert’s photo of melting Arctic ice
today 14:44 Teenager died after falling from wall at Magaluf complex, inquest told
today 14:44 Juan Mata set to sign new deal at Manchester United
today 14:44 Morgan rewrites record books as England smash 397 against Afghanistan
today 14:44 Reading reject Leicester and Brighton bids for striker Danny Loader, according to reports
today 14:44 Seven schools ended the year in deficit totalling £254k
today 14:44 Reading Borough Council announces changes to car park tariffs
today 13:41 Further maths A-level paper replaced amid leak probe
today 13:41 Home ownership schemes help thousands on to property ladder
today 13:41 Home ownership schemes help thousands on to property ladder
today 13:41 Record number of school leavers moving into work, study or training
today 13:41 Brexit Secretary asks Michel Barnier to consider citizens’ rights proposals
today 13:41 Reading Borough Council chief executive Peter Sloman alarmed at staff survey bullying response
today 13:41 Get free holidays with your dog by becoming a Canine Critic
today 12:38 New powers to fine firms exploiting customer loyalty
today 12:38 Woodford fund suspension watched amid ‘spillover’ fears, says Bank policymaker
today 12:38 Trouble in the Gulf: What happened before and after the oil tanker attacks?
Latest news from Great Britain
today 17:56 WWE star Dana Brooke left gushing blood from head in accident during match
today 17:56 Royal stunner Kitty Spencer wows crowds on first day of Ascot
today 17:56 Nine mystery deaths in tourist hotspot leave holidaymakers terrified
today 17:56 Bloke ‘forced to identify as a woman’ to buy a beer sues Brewdog and wins
today 17:56 Teacher, 25, ‘plied student with booze and had sex with him after school’
today 17:56 Teen Vogue accused of encouraging girls to work as prostitutes after ‘sex work’ tweet
today 17:56 Brothers swapped seats before police pulled them over – but BOTH were drunk
today 17:56 Tory leadership vote LIVE: Dominic Raab eliminated as Rory Stewart survives
today 17:41 Britain to bid to host 2020 U.N. climate talks
today 17:26 EU urges Swiss to move on talks or face sanction
today 17:26 Hull FC's Carlos Tuimavave and Gareth Ellis to miss Catalans Dragons game but key men return
today 17:26 Hull FC's Carlos Tuimavave and Gareth Ellis to miss Catalans Dragons game but key men return
today 17:26 Josh Drinkwater provides update on Hull KR contract negotiations
today 17:26 Josh Drinkwater provides update on Hull KR contract negotiations
today 17:26 Hull's legendary Jack Kaye and his fantastic grocery shop remembered
today 17:26 Hull's legendary Jack Kaye and his fantastic grocery shop remembered
today 17:20 Schoolboy, 15, fighting for life after being stabbed more than 20 times
today 17:20 Nurse jailed for second time for posing as man to trick women into sending nude pics
today 17:20 Tory leadership election timetable: When is the third ballot vote?
today 17:20 Aladdin box office: Live action Disney remake charms - how much money did Aladdin make?
today 17:20 Paul Pogba should have copied Arsenal and Chelsea players to get Man Utd wish - Parlour
today 17:20 Meghan Markle Royal Ascot: Where is Meghan? Is she at Ascot with Queen and Kate Middleton?
today 17:20 Google Calendar down: Users unable to access service as Error 404 message displayed
today 17:20 Juncker legacy project IN TATTERS: Plan to force countries to use Berlin Time 'killed off'
today 17:20 Queen Letizia: Why is Queen Letizia not at Royal Ascot but Queen Maxima is?
today 17:20 Bionic arm is going to change my life, says boy who learned to play Xbox with his CHIN
today 17:20 Japan tsunami warning: Is it safe to travel after caution issued following earthquake?
today 17:20 Best weight loss: This diet plan can help you shed fat fast - what can you eat?
today 17:20 Maureen Lipman: TV chefs are causing obesity crisis, blasts actress
today 17:20 BBC weather: Thunderstorms to make way for heatwave as UK's downpour of rain hits Europe
today 17:20 Rees-Mogg shuts down Jon Snow's criticism of Boris Johnson - 'You're being selective'
today 17:20 Rory Stewart wife: The sacrifices made by his 'secret weapon' in leadership bid
today 17:20 Dark Phoenix breaks another shocking record and director accepts BLAME for X-Men disaster
today 17:20 Political correctness has erased golden age of TV like Allo Allo! says Barry Cryer
today 17:20 When They See Us: What really happened to Korey Wise's sister?
today 17:20 Rory Stewart age: How old is Rory Stewart? Is he younger than Boris Johnson?
today 17:20 Phone and web fraud: 5million hit - how to avoid being caught
today 17:20 ‘SACK THEM ALL!’ Commuter chaos as South Western Railway begin five days of strikes
today 17:20 Stacey Dooley: 'It’s not the end of the world’ Strictly winner makes personal revelation
today 17:20 Meghan Markle cruelly nicknamed ‘degree wife’ in latest nasty jibe by royal aides
today 17:20 The Queen dazzles as she arrives for Ascot with Queen Maxima as royals turn out in numbers
today 17:05 Sudanese opposition call for 'revolutionary escalation' in bid to end military rule
today 17:05 China warns US against opening a Pandora’s box in the Middle East after troop deployment
today 17:05 F 150: International day of action for Louisa Hanoune
today 17:05 Juan Guaido accused of corruption network that embezzled millions of aid money
today 17:05 Men's Football Michel Platini arrested over Qatar 2022 vote
today 17:05 Unison Conference ’19 Prentis urges government not to follow Trump ‘blindly’ into war with Iran
today 17:05 Heathrow will re-route rivers and roads to meet expansion plans
today 16:53 Boaty McBoatface turns climate change theories upside down on debut mission
today 16:53 Yoga expert staring at phone crossing road wins compo after cyclist blamed for hitting her
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