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Disabled man's 'bedroom tax' house swap is stopped by council

Twenty-eight stalking cases were brought to court between April 1, last year, and February 1, this year, including five at Crown Court Kevin West cannot afford to pay the 'bedroom tax' on his three-bedroom home in Brayford Road, Whitley Wood, so had signed up to Reading Borough Council's HomeSwapper initiative A disabled man's plan to downsize his ... (more)

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

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Churches Together in Reading hold services to celebrate Easter

Developers want to convert an area at the Holy Brook entrance of the shopping centre, off Minster Street, into a two-storey restaurant overlooking the historical waterway The fashionista will be giving a sneak preview of her summer collection at the event but she's given us a hint of what she thinks will be popular at this year's Royal Ascot in ... (more)

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Police warning after spate of burglaries in West Reading

Aiden Howe, of Bath Road, Padworth, has been before the court 16 times for 30 different offences with the latest incident happening while he was on bail on suspicion of another burglary Royals host Boro at Madejski Stadium this evening knowing a win will take them back into the play-off places Chirpy banana pals B1 and B2 are bringing their stage ... (more)

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

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Views of the country on show

AN exhibition of art, jewellery and ceramics from a professional group will take place at Hambleden Village Hall this weekend.

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Green-fingered gardeners urged to get Reading in Bloom

Royals host Boro at Madejski Stadium this evening knowing a win will take them back into the play-off places With the 50th anniversary of the national competition and the 100th anniversary of the First World War in mind this year, Reading in Bloom is launching its own annual competition once again this summer Reading Post chief reporter Linda Fort, ... (more)

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Spencers Wood woman with cystic fibrosis conquers Mount Kilimanjaro

Twenty-three-year-old Amy Westmoreland reached the summit of Africa's highest mountain on Mother's Day raising 1,000 for vital research carried out by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust Determined not to let the debilitating and life-shortening condition get in her way, Amy Westmoreland, 23, from Stanbury Gate, reached the summit of Africa's highest ... (more)

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

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Set in the beautiful Danesfield House in Marlow-on-Thames, The Orangery pulls off a blend of English delights with a continental twist.

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Reading policewoman gets into the swim to help serious injured colleague

PC Melanie Todd is taking part in the Great North Swim to raise funds for PC Gareth Browning, who suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a stolen car PC Melanie Todd is raising money for PC Gareth Browning who was seriously injured in a hit and run by offender Luke Haywood A Reading policewoman is taking the plunge by swimming two miles ... (more)

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

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Cannon and Ball all fired up for Reading show

Melanie Deegan was expecting to be paid A 7 an hour for visiting people in their homes but discovered that she was not being paid for travel time between the visits Royal's Portuguese midfielder joined the Spanish giants on loan last July and has proved a huge hit during his time in Andalucia The funny pair, who shot to fame on Bruce Forsyth's Big ... (more)

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Conviction being challenged in baby death

A FORMER marine jailed for shaking a baby to death has appealed against his conviction.

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Care workers claim 'underpayment' by company used by Reading Borough Council

Melanie Deegan was expecting to be paid A 7 an hour for visiting people in their homes but discovered that she was not being paid for travel time between the visits Two care workers have quit their jobs because the company they worked for was effectively paying them less than the minimum wage.

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Jury clears police worker of benefit fraud after just 28 minutes

Throughout the two-day trial Megan Purnell, who works as a civilian officer for Thames Valley Police in Reading, adamantly denied the charge A police worker was taken to court for benefit fraud despite raising the alarm for the overpayment and paying the extra money back.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

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Burglar who caused life-threatening injuries to policeman jailed

Luke Haywood drove directly at PC Gareth Browning who is still in a serious condition in hospital after four months A burglar who left a policeman fighting for his life after mowing him down in a stolen car has been jailed for nine years.

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Passengers asked for their views on changes to bus routes in Caversham

The planned reorganisation of Reading Buses services, which will affect the pink and lime bus routes, is due to come into force on July 7 The planned reorganisation of Reading Buses services, which will affect the pink and lime bus routes, is due to come into force on July 7. One of the main changes will be on lime 2 which runs via Mortimer, ... (more)

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Five charged after street protest linked to English Defence League

The charges relate to incidents on the evening of Friday, February 28, when a group of around 15 to 20 people gathered in The Broadway, Thatcham Edward Scovell, 43, of Donnington Gardens, in the university area of Reading, has been charged with one count of racially or religiously aggravated harassment and one count of using threatening, abusive or ... (more)

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Tilehurst Play Street gives children freedom to play in the road

A stretch of Armour Road, between Westwood Road and Lower Armour Road, was shut between 1pm and 4pm as part of the council's Play Streets scheme Children in Tilehurst were able to play safely outside their own homes on Saturday as part of a major road was closed for the afternoon.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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Roadworks cause bus route changes in South Reading

Several Kennet Island Greenwave bus services will be diverted when road repairs are carried out from this tomorrow until Friday.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Henley Standard

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JACKSONS Residential estate and lettings agency in Henley has joined forces with Romans Group, becoming the 21st office for the local property group.

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Hilary Benn hears of community spirit among hardship at Dee Park

North and West Reading, South Reading and Wokingham Clinical Commissioning Groups were not successful in their joint bid for part of the Prime Minister's 50 million GP Access Fund Following on from the successful spring season which was loaded with award-winning films such as 12 Years a Slave and Gravity, the new schedule includes more award ... (more)

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Easter supermarket opening hours

Easter Sunday is one of only two days each year when larger shops and supermarkets have to close.

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