Latest News Headlines UK

Reading Chronicle

Newspapers across Europe say focus is now on UK’s future relationship with EU

Boris Johnson extending his stay at Downing Street – and its wider implications – make headlines both home and abroad on Saturday.

Many papers described the size of Mr Johnson’s victory as a “landslide”, while columnists have been given plenty to mull over ...

today 05:20 open_in_new
THE GUIDE: ‘Godmother of Scottish comedy’ lifts the lid on her Soup Pot Tour

SHE’S been dubbed the ‘godmother of Scottish comedy’ and numbers Billy Connolly among her fans.

Now, Janey Godley is set to spread her appeal across the nation as this quintessentially Glaswegian comic takes the Soup Pot Tour over the border and down south - ...

today 05:20 open_in_new
What do you think should now be top priority for local MPs after election?

AS THE dust begins to settle on what was, for many, a surprising result in the 2019 general election, we want to hear from you.

Eight MPs were elected across the county after voters went to the polls on Thursday, and ballot papers counted throughout Thursday night and into the ...

today 05:20 open_in_new
Station Hill development — new details revealed

NEW details of the Station Hill development have been published revealing there will be a cinema and gym. 

Documents with detailed plans were published on Reading Borough Council’s website as planners gave outline permission.

This includes things like ...

today 05:20 open_in_new
The most important planning applications decided in Reading this week

HERE’s our round-up of the most important planning applications decided in Reading this week. 

‘Horrendous’ hotel plans refused

A 132-hotel proposed in the car park of the Crowne Plaza near Caversham Bridge has been refused planning permission.  ...

today 05:20 open_in_new
Nigel Farage says he is now concerned with the form of UK’s departure from EU

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has vowed to be “not too far away from the action” after Boris Johnson led the Conservatives to victory at the polls.

The Tories will hold an 80-seat majority when Parliament resumes and Mr Johnson said his party’s MPs have an ...

today 04:17 open_in_new
Florida city faces million dollar ransom demands by cyber attackers

A city in Florida has confirmed hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week.

But officials in Pensacola have yet to decide whether they will pay a reported $1 million ransom.

If they do opt to fork over the money, they may ...

today 03:14 open_in_new
Sturgeon to welcome new SNP MPs after indyref2 call with Johnson

Nicola Sturgeon is to welcome the SNP’s new raft of MPs in Dundee following their “watershed” General Election win – and hours after discussing a second independence referendum with the Prime Minister.

The First Minister quickly confirmed she will formally request ...

today 01:08 open_in_new
PM to visit newly-elected MPs in election victory tour

Boris Johnson will meet with newly-elected Conservative MPs as part of a celebratory victory lap after winning a “stonking mandate” at the General Election.

The Prime Minister secured an 80-seat majority and many of his gains came in Labour’s heartland areas across the ...

today 01:08 open_in_new
What the papers say – December 14

Pictures of a jubilant Boris Johnson feature on many of Saturday’s front pages after he led the Conservative party to an 80-seat majority at the General Election.

The Times leads with Mr Johnson’s conciliatory message on the steps of Downing Street where he urged people to ...

today 01:08 open_in_new
Navy and police divers continue search for body after New Zealand volcano

Waters around White Island are being scoured by navy and police divers for traces of a body previously seen in the area following Monday’s deadly volcano eruption in New Zealand.

Six bodies were taken off the volcano in a four-hour recovery mission on Friday, with two further bodies ...

today 01:08 open_in_new
New train timetable will add 1,000 weekly services

Britain’s railways will undergo a major timetable change on Sunday including the first non-stop trains between London and Bristol in decades.

Journey times will be cut, frequencies increased and new routes added across the country following infrastructure investment and upgraded ...

today 00:05 open_in_new
Van Gerwen survives scare to begin title defence with win against Klaasen

Michael Van Gerwen survived a scare as he began the defence of his PDC World Championship title with a battling victory over fellow Dutchman Jelle Klaasen at Alexandra Palace.

Having won seven televised tournaments this year, the three-time world champion is the overwhelming favourite to ...

today 00:05 open_in_new
Tories hold Newbury but Lib Dems cut their majority

THE Conservative party has kept their seat in Newbury with Laura Farris being voted in as MP. 

Ms Farris won the seat with 34,431.

The Liberal Democrats came second, cutting the Tory majority compared to the 2017 general election. Their candidate Lee Dillon received ...

today 00:05 open_in_new
Alok Sharma retains Reading West seat at general election

Alok Sharma held onto his Reading West seat in a night when the Conservative Party won a majority.

The Conservative Party candidate won in Reading West with 24,393 votes, beating Labour challenger Rachel Eden.

The Reading West election count lasted until just after ...

today 00:05 open_in_new
Matt Rodda wins in Reading East at general election

Matt Rodda held onto his seat emphatically in Reading East in a bad night nationally for Labour.

The Labour Party candidate won in Reading East with 27,102 votes ahead of Tory hopeful Craig Morley.

The Reading East result was announced at 3.46am.

Mr Rodda ...

today 00:05 open_in_new
What will the first weeks of a Boris Johnson majority Government look like?

Boris Johnson returned the biggest Conservative majority since 1987 at the General Election.

The Prime Minister has already started the work of governing in the hours after confirming his thumping victory, having secured an 80-seat majority.

He spoke with Nicola Sturgeon, leader of ...

today 23:02 open_in_new
Labour leadership: When could a contest be triggered?

As Jeremy Corbyn signals he could quit as Labour leader in the early part of next year, after a bruising General Election defeat, here is a look at how any upcoming leadership contest could play out.

– How is a leadership contest triggered?

Mr Corbyn has said it is for the ...

today 23:02 open_in_new
The six things likely to be at the top of Boris Johnson’s in-tray

The Conservatives’ 59-page manifesto contained what Boris Johnson hoped was enough to secure him a “working” majority.

It might have been criticised for being slim on ambition by the Institute for Fiscal Studies but the public were buying up his pledges in large ...

today 23:02 open_in_new
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard expects to have his say on transfer dealings

Frank Lampard expects to have a “big say” in Chelsea’s recruitment plans.

The former Blues midfielder will get his first taste of the transfer market as Chelsea boss next month, and is confident of close contact with the board on targets.

Chelsea are able to dip ...

today 23:02 open_in_new
Family life and lower league experience keeps me grounded – Villa boss Smith

An unruffled Dean Smith insists his “two kids and a dog” are keeping him grounded in the face of Aston Villa’s Premier League relegation battle.

Smith also has to remind himself of how far he has come in the English game in a short period of time, notably claiming he had ...

today 23:02 open_in_new