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  1. Stark warning from fire service to check smoke alarms after 'significant' fire at Priestwood homeRead the original story w/Photo

    50 min ago | Bracknell News

    A 'significant' fire at a home in Priestwood could have been prevented if the fitted smoke alarms were working, fire crews have warned. The fire and rescue service released a picture of the burnt out interior of the house as a stark reminder to residents to check their alarms regularly.

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  2. Recap: Breaking news for Reading and Berkshire for Thursday 5 MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Get Reading

    Welcome, this is the getreading breaking news service. We'll be bringing you the latest news, traffic and travel updates, sport and much more from Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell and beyond.

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  3. Wokingham police see big increase in rape reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Get Reading

    Chief Inspector Rob France of Wokingham Police told getreading.co.uk this week the number of reported rapes across the borough has risen from 22 between April 2013 and February 2014 to 49 over the same period between 2014 and 2015. Chief inspector France stressed it was a large increase in a low number and said there were a number of reasons for the rise and stressed very few of the attacks were "stranger rape".

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  4. Mothers' Day 2015: free days out in WokinghamRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Get Reading

    Hoping to enjoy a day out with mum on Mothers' Day but don't want to spend any money? Here are some ideas for free days out in Wokingham. If you're looking for something fun to do with your mum this Mothers' Day but need to save the pennies then don't fear.

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  5. Town centre redevelopment given the green light.Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Bracknell News

    The future of Wokingham looks peachy as the much anticipated plans for Peach Place finally came before the planning committee. A packed public gallery heard over 90 minutes of wrangling about the plans, focussing on car parking and access to the community centre.

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  6. Abuse victim 'could have been saved'Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Newsday

    A council criticised over its handling of child sex abuse ignored "credible evidence" which could have saved one victim, a former detective has said. Ex Det Sgt Dermot Norridge said he first raised concerns about a 13-year-old girl with Oxfordshire County Council in 2007.

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  7. Peach Place approved - but what about older people?Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Get Reading

    CGI image of Wokingham Borough Council's proposal for Peach Street looking south towards Market Place followning the decision not to demolish The Redan pub, Haka and Marks & Spencer Controversial plans for the Peach Place redevelopment in Wokingham were approved last night, but opposition councillors said there has been little consideration for elderly people in the plan. But she was concerned that no solution has been found to the fact that the Keep Mobile bus will no longer be able to drop elderly people at the Bradbury Centre and patients for doctor's surgery in Peach Street will now have to park at least 250 metres away with the loss of the Rose Street car park.

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  8. Recap: Breaking news for Reading and Berkshire for Wednesday 4 MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Get Reading

    Welcome, this is the getreading breaking news service. We'll be bringing you the latest news, traffic and travel updates, sport and much more from Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell and beyond.

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  9. In Pictures: Wokingham Medical Centre nominated for architecture awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Get Reading

    The building on Rose Street, which was opened by the Duchess of Gloucester in February 2014 , is in the running for the Royal Institute of British Architects South 2015 Awards. "One of the most common words used by people about the building has been 'posh,' so I presume that is a compliment! Barbara Weiss, from Barbara Weiss Architects, said: "We wanted to turn an ordinary, dry office building into a lovely medical centre.

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  10. Fairtrade Fortnight: Wokingham children go bananas in WaitroseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Get Reading

    The 12 children are on the Fairtrade steering committee and as part of Fairtrade Fortnight they went off to Waitrose in Rectory Road to learn about all the Fairtrade products on sale there. Waitrose staff member James O'Sullivan gave them a tour of the store showing them how the Fairtrade goods are displayed.

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  11. Bracknell house fire: Faulty fire alarms cause significant kitchen blaze in PriestwoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Get Reading

    One woman had to be treated by an ambulance crew after the blaze had become out of control due to the property's fire alarms not working. Two crews from Bracknell and Wokingham attended the two-storey semi-detached property in Priestwood Court Road at 7.39am.

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  12. Sixth annual Twyford Beer Festival in danger after hall booking is calledRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Get Reading

    Organisers behind Twyford Beer Festival are looking into other options after the hall booking it had for 2015 was cancelled The sixth annual Twyford Beer Festival could be in danger after it was announced its hall booking had been pulled. The event which last year saw ale lovers raise A 6,500 for Orchid, the male cancer charity, when it was held at Loddon Hall in Loddon Hall Road, Twyford was expected to be held at Hurst Village Hall in School Road in 2015.

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  13. The Swan Heights plan: what you have been sayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Get Reading

    Here are just some of the comments on the plan to build three tower blocks near Reading Bridge in the town centre View of the proposed Swan Heights development from outside the Rising Sun pub with One Reading Central on the right. Janus Winter : "Good - we need more homes near the town centre and given the bland designs of a lot of other developments around at the moment I think these ones look quite good."

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  14. Fire crews tackle 'significant' Priestwood house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bracknell News

    Firefighters from Bracknell and Wokingham were sent to tackle 'significant' kitchen fire at a two-storey semi-detached property in Priestwood Court Road at 7.39am. Station Manager Paul Jones, attended the incident.

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  15. Peach Street Stabbing: London woman arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Get Reading

    A 33-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with an incident in Wokingham last week where three people suffered serious stab wounds. The woman, from London, is being questioned by police in connection where four people were injured in Peach Street at around 8pm on Thursday, February 26. Police have also revealed three people taken to hospital with stab wounds have been released and are recovering at home.

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  16. Lib Dem newsletter 'cock-up' offends three primary schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Get Reading

    "It was a cock-up" admitted Lib Dem councillor Royce Longton who has angered a Burghfield primary school with his political newsletter. And he is not alone - Wokingham Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Clive Jones admitted his Focus newsletter had angered two schools - in Lower Earley and Arborfield - doing exactly the same thing.

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  17. Wokingham regeneration: objectors and petitions oppose Peach Place planRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Get Reading

    CGI image of Wokingham Borough Council's proposal for Peach Place Plaza looking from Bush Walk looking north towards Marks & Spencer. Wokingham planners will be faced with 75 objections and two petitions with more than 1,000 signatures when they look at the town centre regeneration plan for Peach Place.

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  18. Fire crews tackling house blaze in PriestwoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Get Reading

    Crews from Wokingham and Bracknell fire stations were called to the kitchen fire in a two-storey detached house, in Priestwood Court Road, shortly after 7.30am. Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman Ellie Gray said the crews had requested the assistance of an ambulance for a woman.

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  19. Scam Warning: Don't become a "money mule"Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Get Reading

    People across Reading , Bracknell and Wokingham are warned of scammers using new methods, including social media, to recruit unsuspecting members of the public as money launderers. The professional criminals are tricking people, particularly students, into making their bank accounts available for dodgy money to be transferred.

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  20. Live: Breaking news for Reading and Berkshire for Wednesday 4 MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Get Reading

    Welcome, this is the getreading breaking news service. We'll be bringing you the latest news, traffic and travel updates, sport and much more from Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell and beyond.

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