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Thousands of students find out A level results

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It is judgement day for thousands of students across the south as they find out their A Level results.

Today marks the end of 14 years of study for many.

Results are expected to be more unpredictable and uncertain than usual because reforms have meant completely new exams in many subjects this year.

Mary Bousted, Association of Teachers and Lecturers

Open spaces in Reading recognised

Forbury Gardens in Reading

Two of Reading's open spaces have been recognised as among the best in the country.

Forbury Gardens and Caversham Court Gardens have both been declared Green Heritage Site and won Green Flag awards.

The awards celebrate parks which have conserved their historical features to a high standard, while maintaining their historic character and appearance. They must also demonstrate that continuous improvements are being made.

Forbury Gardens was reopened in 2005, after a year's closure and a £3.4m makeover. Caversham Court was closed for nine months in 2008-09, wth its main features restored at a cost of £1.6m.

Forbury Gardens has been commended for maintaining its historical character

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