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Sir John Madejski chats to Sangeeta about his 25 years as Reading chairman

He's one of Reading's most famous businessmen and today Sir john Madejski said the town must press ahead with redevelopment in order to compete with surrounding areas and boost its economy. On the 25th anniversary of him becoming chairman of Reading Football Club, Sir John has also shared his views on a possible name change at the stadium that bears his name.


Gatwick on alert as Heathrow's third runway bid slammed by report

Heathrow or Gatwick? Most experts think the Government will finally make its decision on airport expansion this month - and most think David Cameron will go for Heathrow.

But bosses at Gatwick, still sure their airport is the better option, were thrown a last minute boost today, when a report said Heathrow's third runway shouldn't be approved unless it meets key environmental conditions.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Alistair McDermid of Gatwick Airport, Sally Pavey of the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign, and Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Chairman of Environmental Audit Select Committee.

Landmark ruling in 'sexting' case

In a landmark ruling the vice principal of a private school in Kent has been sued for receiving indecent photos in text messages from a pupil.

Children's charities are tonight warning that 'sextexts' are becoming a worrying phenomenon in our schools. This is the first time damages have been awarded in such a case.

The victim, who was 16, said she saw the teacher who was 57 at the time as a 'father figure'. Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Anastasia de Waal, Chair of Family Lives, and lawyer David McClenaghan.


Are catwalk models far too skinny?

Catwalk models were making the front pages again today - not in the name of fashion though - but for their size.

The Chair of the All-Party committee on body image - Caroline Nokes - today handed in a petition to the government calling for better healthcare in the modelling industry.

The MP was accompanied by a size 8 model Rosie Nelson who'd been told by her own modelling agency to slim down.

Sam Holder reports.

Simon Parkin has all the answers in the Text Santa quiz

December's here already and, of course, that means the countdown to Christmas is officially underway.

It also means the start of ITV's Text Santa campaign which will see fundraising events across the country between now and the big ITV show on 18 December.

To launch the festivities we decided to help out at a pub quiz, and who better to host it than our very own master of ceremonies, Simon Parkin.

Teams at the Silver Fern in Warsash got into the competitive Christmas spirit and were pitted against each other in a test of general knowledge, sport and entertainment.

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