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Investigation underway following deaths of two people in Reading

Police investigate unexplained deaths Credit: ITV news

Police are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a hotel in Reading. The man and woman, believed to be in their 60s were discovered in the Forbury area of the town. Officers described their deaths as "unexplained" and it was not believed anyone else was being sought in connection with the incident. Forensic teams have been at the scene this evening.

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Parents of 10-year-old Evey back new drug-driving law

The family of a 10-year-old girl killed by a drink and drug driver are backing new regulations aimed at stopping people driving while on drugs.

Evey Staley from the Isle of Wight was a rear seat passenger in her parents car when it was hit by Robert Blakely, two years ago. He'd been drinking and smoking cannabis prior to the collision.

New regulations came into force today, which mean drivers now face prosecution if they exceed limits set for the presence of eight illegal drugs and eight prescription drugs.

Police can test motorists at the side of the road to see if they have taken cannabis or cocaine:

Find out if your area is one of the worst in the country for food hygiene

Dinners are facing a 'postcode lottery' according to Which? Credit: ITV

Figures released by consumer group Which? found that dinners are facing a "postcode lottery" every time they go out to eat.

Thanet and Medway councils are in the bottom fifteen percent in the country, for ensuring restaurants meet food hygiene requirements.

Canterbury did best in our region, coming in at fourteenth place.

Which? released an interactive map where you can find out how your council did.

Hundreds of council supplied data on inspections Credit: ITV

“Our research reveals a shocking postcode lottery on food hygiene where in some places you may as well toss a coin before deciding which restaurant to trust with your health.

"Consumers expect local authorities to check that food businesses in their area comply with hygiene standards and rigorously enforce the rules.

“Local authorities should do more to make the best use of limited resources, respond effectively to risks across the food supply chain and ensure consumers are adequately protected wherever they live.”

– Richard Lloyd, Which? executive director
Half a million people get food poisoning each year Credit: ITV

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'Hard Wok Kafe' comes second in pun awards

A cafe in Portsmouth has reached the number two spot in a national competition - for having the best shop pun name.

Hard Wok Kafe, in Charlotte Street, made to it to second place with 15% of the vote, which were cast by visitors for their favourite shop name nationwide.

In January we selected our best ten shop puns of 2014 and asked you to vote for your favourite. Credit: Local Data Company

A breakdown of the winning ten:

1.Ace of Vapes, Eastwood, Nottingham 9%

2. Glasgrow, Glasgow 12%

3. Bit-A-Sweet, Seahouses, Northumberland 12%

4. Hair Dot Comb, Falkirk 27%

5. Lunch & Judy, Birkenhead 4%

6. Hard Wok Kafe, Portsmouth 15%

7. Peaches & Clean, Feltham 0%

8. Café Indie Pendent, Scunthorpe 8%

9.Croc-A-Tile, Chesterfield 6%

10.Peaches n Pairs, Uttoxeter 8%

Anxious day for families as school places offered

Families will find out via email, letters and websites Credit: PA

It's set to be an anxious day for parents and children across the region as thousands of secondary school places are allocated.

Emails and letters will let people know if they've received their first choices.

Different counties handle the process in different ways . In Medway, for example, nearly 95 per cent of primary aged children have been offered one of their preference places at secondary school according to the Council.

If you have a problem with a decision affecting you or your child, please let us know by emailing us the details on itvnewsmeridian@itv.com

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