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In this week's News
In this week's Bracknell News we reveal that the town's biggest school is set to get bigger, the green light is given for nearly 1,000 new homes in Binfield and full coverage and pictures of GCSE results day across the area.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Demolition one step closer after council gives up keys to Winchester House
Timothy Wheadon, chief executive of Bracknell Forest Council handing the keys to Winchester House to Robert Sheppard, pincipal engineer of Comer Homes The demolition of Bracknell's most hated buildings is one step closer after Bracknell Forest Council gave up the keys to Winchester House.
Plans for 930 new homes in Binfield approved
Bracknell Forest Council's planning committee decided the plans for land at Amen Corner should go ahead during a meeting at Easthampsetad House in Town Square on Thursday, subject to developers signing a Section 106 agreement.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
19-year-old charged with possession of Class A drugs with intent
A 31-year-old man from London and a 14-year-old boy from Surrey have been arrested on suspicion of rape and are currently in police custody.
Plans for nearly 1,000 homes to be built in Binfield approved by Bracknell Forest councillors
COUNCILLORS approved three applications which will see nearly 1,000 homes built in Binfield at a Bracknell Forest Council committee meeting last night .
GCSE results in Bracknell Forest improve year on year
Reading School, in Erleigh Road, and The Abbey School, in Kendrick Road, both celebrated a 100 per cent overall pass rate but some schools fared worse than usual The BBC Radio 1 DJ, known for her fantastic fashion flair, will be at the racecourse to create a night to remember and to see the summer racing season out in style We've teamed up with HMV ... (more)
Wed Aug 20, 2014
James Foley: Latest updates and reaction after US journalist is...
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Mon Aug 18, 2014
Decisions on plans for hundreds of homes at Amen Corner
DECISIONS on two controversial developments proposed for Binfield are set be made by councillors this week.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Part of Ringmead in Great Hollands will be made quieter
Part of Ringmead in Great Hollands will be shut from Tuesday, August 26, to Thursday, August 28, from 8am and 10pm.
Reading Festival 2014 map
Reading Borough Council announced 68 per cent of students gained A* to B grades, battering the national average of 52.4 per cent, while 96 per cent passed with an A* to E grades Morrison, 26, becomes the second Reading player to join Cardiff this summer, following Adam Le Fondre's A 2.5m transfer in May Families can enjoy three days of free movies ... (more)
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Bracknell students buck the trend with 99 per cent success rate at A-level
Results show 53 per cent achieved an A*-B grade, again beating the 52.4 per cent national average, which fell from 52.9 per cent last year The borough bucked the national trend which saw the pass rate fall for the first time in 30 years to 98 per cent.
Free school lunches will not eat into Bracknell's budget
Bracknell Forest Council must provide a free school meal to children in Reception, Year One and Year Two classes at state-funded schools in the borough as part of the Universal Infant Free School Meals initiative Bracknell Forest Council will be one of the few local authorities in the area to provide the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme ... (more)
Plans for 930 new houses in Binfield up for discussion next week
Reading Borough Council announced 68 per cent of students gained A* to B grades, battering the national average of 52.4 per cent, while 96 per cent passed with an A* to E grades Royals' 19-year-old striker had only been on the pitch for four minutes and 21 seconds when his fine left-footed finish flashed past keeper Lenny Pidgeley With the Butts ... (more)
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Dogs have their day at Paws in the Park
Royals' 19-year-old striker had only been on the pitch for four minutes and 21 seconds when his fine left-footed finish flashed past keeper Lenny Pidgeley Also known as Mr Tumble, Justin is a regular face on CBeebies, starring in shows like Gigglebiz, Something Special, Jollywobbles and Higgledy House With the Butts Centre partially complete it's ... (more)
Families could get cash back under Green Deal Communities fund
Homeowners can claim back up to A 7,000 from the Green Deal when they install two or more energy saving measures.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Man in his mid-40s charged with harassing teenage girls
Julian Lloyd, of Wolsingham Way, Thatcham, was arrested and charged the day after an incident in Ilkley Way, Thatcham, on Wednesday, July 23 when a 12-year-old girl was approached by a man who said: "Hello pretty girl."
What does Bracknell think: Remembering the First World War
Monday marked 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War and this week we asked our panel what they did to commemorate the historic event Neighbours took part in the Lights Out event at South Hill Park in Ringmead, Birch Hill on Monday, August 4 to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of the first world war Our opinion piece features a ... (more)
New name for Bracknell Forest Voluntary Action
Tim Royle faces fraud charges involving more than A 8,000. It is alleged he abused his position as a headteacher over a six- to seven-year period The Australian singer moved to Wokingham nearly three years ago and has been working hard to improve the town's music offerings ever since To celebrate the return of the Great British Bake Off, HouseTrip, ... (more)
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Business crime remains low in Bracknell
As well as holding regular events and influencing key issues in the borough likely to impact on business, each month we feature a topical business issue here.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Adam Afriyie: We must never forget the sacrifices of our Armed Forces
Royals' boss insists he is as excited as he's ever been as he heads into the 2014/15 Championship campaign The fifth series of The Great British Bake Off is expected to be more popular than ever, especially as it's now being broadcast on BBC One The WWI Centenary is a wonderful opportunity for the council and residents to come together and ... (more)