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Migration crisis: What our region's MPs have to say

It's a subject on everyone's lips and an important issue that has dominated the headlines.

The refugee crisis is worsening - with thousands fleeing conflicts and wars in Syria, Afghanistan and Libya.

They are leaving their war-torn countries in the hope of a better life in the UK - and our MPs have been sharing how they think best to tackle the question of moral responsibility.

Name change for Reading's Madejski Stadium?

There has been a mixed reaction from fans to reports that Reading Football Club's Madejski Stadium could be renamed.

An aerial view of the Madejski Stadium in Reading

One of the Thai owners has said she is in talks with several companies to bring in more sponsorship money. The club says there are no immediate plans to change the name which has been in place in since 1998 in tribute to the co-chairman, Sir John Madejski.

Here's what some people in Reading said when we asked for their opinions.

Sir John Madejski, Reading FC co-chairman


eBay 20th anniversary - South's unusual items & bids

Buying and selling over the internet has become the norm and there are lots of sites you can use, eBid webstore and of course the most famous eBay.

Well eBay is 20 years old today and you can pretty much buy everything on it. Over the years we have reported on some of the more unusual things that have gone on sale - as Sally Simmonds reports.

Firefighters on way to blaze injured in engine crash

Four firefighters have been injured when the fire engine they were travelling in crashed on its way to a house fire.

It happened on Headley Road, in Grayshott - the vehicle hit a tree. One of the firefighters had to be cut free.

All of those hurt were taken to Southampton General Hospital. Emma Wilkinson reports.


Bournemouth paedophile jailed for 32 months

The court heard that on searching Newman's home, officers seized electronic devices containing indecent material of young children Credit: Dorset Police

A man from Bournemouth who owned and shared indecent images of children has been jailed for thirty two months.

Anthony Newman pleaded guilty to 12 counts of possessing and distributing mulitple images at Dorchester Crown Court yesterday.

He was also charged with arranging to meet a child to commit a sexual offence.

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Paul Chessell, of Dorset Police's Paedophile Online Investigation Team, said: "I am pleased that a man who presented such a risk to members of the public is now behind bars.

"This jail term is a warning to anyone involved in downloading indecent images of children.

"We will track you, we will arrest you and you will be brought to justice.

Hitachi train factory opens its doors today

The trains will run out of Paddington to Reading, Newbury, Oxford, Didcot, Swindon and the west Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A factory where hundreds of new rail carriages for the region will be built is officially opened today amid a row over jobs.

The rail unions say it is a "scandal" much of the new £5.7 billion Hitachi trains for First Great Western and East Coast will be built in Japan and shipped over for final assembly.

More than 800 Hitachi bullet-style carriages will be built to replace 40 year-old trains. They have more seats to ease overcrowding and will speed up journeys.

The new factory is in Newton Aycliffe in County Durham and will employ around 800 workers. But many parts for the new 125mph trains will be made in the south.

However, First Great Western denies safety will be at risk and insists more staff will be employed to operate the new trains.

Oxfordshire MP says Britain must take 'thousands more refugees'

The Conservative MP said more refugees should be taken into the UK Credit: PA Wire

The Government must now act and allow "thousands more refugees" into the UK, Oxford West & Abingdon MP Nicola Blackwood has told ITV News.

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