16 hrs ago
World in Pictures, December 5, 2013: Calm before the storm in Newcastle and Sunset in Switzerland
Today's World in Pictures features photographs of the calm before the forecast storm as the sun sets over the famous Tyne and High Level bridges in Newcastle and a photographer takes pictures of the setting sun behind the Jura mountains in Gros-de-Vaud Region, in Daillens, southwestern Switzerland.
20 hrs ago
New police figures name Bracknell as safest place in the Thames Valley
Police also found thousands of video files of child pornography and binoculars capable of taking photographs and connecting to computers, at the home of Alan Beattie Originally called Jelly Leg'd Chicken, 'so people wouldn't think it was a typical art gallery', Jelly lost its surnames over the years, becoming the colourful and lively group we know ... (more)
Wed Dec 04, 2013
VIDEO: Police release anti-drink and drug drive video as part of Christmas campaign
DRINK and drug drive video has been released to highlight the dangers of driving in particular the morning after a night out.
Delays on the M4 after car overturns
Police, fire engines and ambulance crews were called to an eastbound stretch of the motorway between junction 10 and junction 8/9 at 1.30pm after the Rover overturned.
Send in photos of your Christmas decorations
We are asking all our readers to contribute to a Christmas gallery by sending us photos of your trees, decorations and other festive fun.
Former Bracknell councillor named as UKIP election candidate
Richard Thomas, who grew up in Bracknell and now lives in Crowthorne, has been selected as the prospective parliamentary candidate for the UK Independence Party.
Man charged in connection with police officer hit and run
Reading Leeds Festivals announce Blink-182 as a Main Stage headliner with Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Metronomy, Of Mice Men, Wilkinson and I Am Legion also featuring on the 2014 line-up A 28-year-old man from Whitley has been charged in connection with a hit and run in which a police officer was left critically injured.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Library closed due to major power failure in Crowthorne
Crowthorne Library in High Street, will be closed for the rest of today after a major power failure in the village.
Political stars of the future spend a day with councillors
The youths are LtoR Edward Clapham, Alex Evans, Gregory Makarchuk, Max Ranger Alistair Shields and Bradley Austin.
Conservationists plant 100 new trees in three hours in Warfield
Volunteers added to the 500 trees planted in the past five years when they joined Warfield Environment Group at Newell Green on Saturday, November 16. With trees and equipment provided by The Woodland Trust, the group has been working to create a 'green corridor' in preparation for new homes which are anticipated as part of Bracknell Forest ... (more)
Bracknell Forest Council social worker in the running for national award
A social worker has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2013 for her outstanding work for children.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Georgia Williams murder: Live updates as Jamie Reynolds pleads guilty to teenager's murder
Reynolds, 23, was at the centre of a UK-wide manhunt in May after killing Georgia in their home town of Wellington, Shropshire Is there something happening in your area you would like us to report on? You can contact the newsdesk via the following details: The Reading Post, getreading, Wokingham Times and Bracknell Forest Standard are part of ... (more)
Bracknell town centre artwork saved from bulldozers
Town centre artworks have been saved from the bulldozers and more than A 200,000 will be spent on new pieces for a regenerated Bracknell.
Rules set for filming Bracknell Forest Council meetings
Rules governing recording, filming, blogging and tweeting of council meetings have been set out in a 'protocol' by Bracknell Forest Council.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
MP joins battle to save Bracknell golf course
As part of its blueprint for new housing in the borough, Bracknell Forest Council is proposing to allocate land for 400 homes, as well as primary, secondary and special needs schools plus a new ground for Bracknell Town FC on what is currently the Binfield golf club.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Live: Trial of two men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby
Live updates from the Old Bailey where Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, are charged with killing the Fusilier as he walked back to Woolwich Barracks in London Is there something happening in your area you would like us to report on? You can contact the newsdesk via the following details: The Reading Post, getreading, Wokingham ... (more)
Council rejects 'David and Goliath' Sainsbury's application
Retailer was seeking planning permission to knock down and rebuild its 20-year-old Watchmoor Park store in Camberley but faced opposition from councillors and traders During an extraordinary meeting of Surrey Heath Borough Council on Thursday , members voted by 27 to one in favour of overturning an officer's recommendation to approve the plans.
Companies struggle with business rates increase
Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce is urging the Government to conduct an extensive review and completely reform the business rates system by 2015 Companies in Wokingham and Bracknell Forest paid a combined total of A 134 million in business rates last year, CVS Commercial Valuers and Surveyors has revealed.
A 61 million home improvements keeps Bracknell tenants happier and heathier
Bracknell Forest Homes' improvement plan was shown to give residents a greater sense of well-being, improved health and less fear of crime People are feeling happier and healthier after A 61million was spent on improving their houses, according to a new report.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Local By-Election Preview: November 28th 2012
When people think of "one party states" in local elections, they often think of the Labour heartlands such as Knowsley , Sandwell and Rotherham .