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Reading Football Club's future has been secured

The club's future is now secure Credit: Meridian

New Asian consortium partners are now in place at Reading Football Club.

Sir John Madejski said: "After months of tireless hard work and a lot of speculation, I am very pleased to say that Reading Football Club's future has been resolved.

"Over the past year, since the Zingarevich family left, we have engaged with a number of different prospective investors, but we have now succeeded in finding who I believe are the right people to take this club forward.

"I am honoured to be staying on as Co-Chairman at the Club I love, with Khunying Sasima Srivikorn as my fellow Co-Chairwoman. Khunying Sasima has purchased 25% of the club, Khun Narin Niruttinanon has 50% and Khun Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth the remaining 25%. They will all join the Reading Football Club board, as will Khun Jack Srisumrid and Khun Theekharoj Piamphongsarn. Nigel Howe will remain as Chief Executive and Ian Wood-Smith as non-executive Director."

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Vatican takes on the Church of England in Kent cricket match

Sporting opponents often claim to have God on their side - but never has that been so true today as when a cricket match between two Christian faiths began. A team from the Vatican arrived in Kent to take on an Anglican eleven. We sent our reporter Andrea Thomas to speak with both teams before play got underway. She spoke to Reverend Stephen Gray, captain of the Church of England XI and Tony Currer, captain of the Vatican XI.

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Police officers investigated over handling of Savile complaint

Four serving Sussex police officers are to be investigated over their handling of an alleged sexual assault by Jimmy Savile. It relates to an allegation made by a woman in 2008.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has started a misconduct inquiry. It'll examine if the officers failed to carry out a proper investigation once the complaint was made. Tom Savvides has the latest.

Will Scottish 'no' vote affect the South East?

It was a historic vote more than 400 miles away - but the Scottish decision to remain part of the UK will have major implications for everyone living in the South East.

Not only will more power now be devolved to Scotland, but more powers are now expected to be handed over to English councils and cities - councils like Kent, which is one of the largest authorities. Malcolm Shaw reports.

Dorset Police makes cutbacks to save £18m

They used to be at the front line of policing - but now, Dorset Police is to close more of its front desks to help save £18m over four years.

The Divisional Police HQ at Ferndown - which only opened 14 years ago - is to close - along with counter services at Shaftesbury, Christchurch, Winton, Dorchester and Wareham. That will leave nine in all - but only Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth and Bridport stations will be open full-time.

The force says the closures will save £700,000 a year. But what's the real cost to local policing in our community? Martin Dowse has been investigating.

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Woman detained after death of 96-year-old pensioner

The pensioner's death is being treated as suspicious Credit: Meridian

A care home is at the centre of a murder investigation following the death of a 96-year-old woman resident.

Detectives said that they were treating the death of elderly Ethel Baldwin at the Abbey House Care Home, as suspicious. Today a 36-year-old woman was being held in the police cells after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

The investigation was launched after Ethel died at the home in Netley Abbey, Hants., on 13 September.

Will Scottish decision have implications for South East?

The decision could mean more power being handed to English councils Credit: ITV

It was an historic vote more than 400 miles away - but the Scottish decision to remain part of the UK will have major implications for everyone living in the South East. Not only will more power now be devolved to Scotland, but more powers are now expected to be handed over to English councils and cities. Kent is one of the largest authorities. Malcolm Shaw will have a report for us this evening.

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