More than 1100 jobs at Hewlett Packard (HP) are to be lost at the beginning of 2014 - just under a months time.
A total of 618 jobs could be lost at the company's Bracknell base. Many of those facing redundancy either work from home or within the organisations employing HP.
The company blamed falling demand and reorganisation for the job losses that it wants to implement in the first three months of 2014.
A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to four years in prison for a robbery in which he carried out a serious assault on his victim.
Luis Sousa from Bracknell, was handed the sentence at Reading Crown Court today after entering a guilty plea at an earlier hearing on 16 September.
The incident happend on 17th August, where Sousa carried out an unprovoked attack on a 22-year-old man at the back of the Spin Bar in Alexandra Court, Wokingham, before stealing his mobile phone.
The assault was caught on CCTV and lasted for more than 3 minutes. The victim suffered around 120 blows to his head and body.
Police said they believe a man in his 20s, who died after being stabbed, knew those who attacked him.
Officers are following a number of leads after arresting two men as part of a murder investigation in Bracknell in Berkshire.
Anyone with any information or concerns should contact the Police Enquiry Centre on the non-emergency number, 101. If you don't want to speak directly to the police, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org
Thames Valley Police has launched a murder investigation after man was found in Bracknell with a stab wound to his chest.
Police were called by paramedics at 11.25pm on 21st September 2013, after reports a man had been stabbed at an address in Appledore in Great Hollands.
They discovered a man in his twenties with a stab wound to his chest. Despite being treated at the scene, he died a short time later.
Two men, aged 42 and 31, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in police custody.
One lane closed and slow traffic due to emergency repairs on M4 Westbound between J10 A329(M) Wokingham / Bracknell and J11 A33 / B3270 (Reading).
The employee-owned partnership, which has 39 John Lewis shops and 294 Waitrose supermarkets, racked up £4.7 billion in sales in the six months to July 27, an increase of 7% despite comparisons with strong trading last summer.
Underlying profits were 4% higher at £115.8 million, although a payment of £40 million to staff following the miscalculation of holiday pay over the last seven years meant bottom-line profits fell 38.5% to £68.5 million.
Waitrose has outperformed the sector for more than four years and that its market share stood at 4.9% - 0.3% higher than a year ago. Its sales in the first half were up by 7.8% to £3 billion, or 6.9% on a like-for-like sales basis, as operating profits climbed 12.8% to £160.2 million.
In March, the business announced that employees would receive 17% of their salary as part of an annual bonus, equivalent to nearly nine weeks pay.
The business created a net figure of 800 new jobs, taking its headcount to around 85,500 staff.
Thames Valley Police have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a sexual assault on a woman in Bracknell.
The assault happened on Monday, June 24 at 4.30pm when a man called at the property asking for a previous occupant.
A 28-year-old woman answered the door and the man forced his way into the house and punched her in the face, before sexually assaulting her.
The victim suffered bruising to her face and body as a result of the incident.
The man is in his early 30s, about 6ft 4ins and of heavy build.
Many town centre regeneration plans have been delayed or scrapped due to the current economic climate, but one scheme in Berkshire is pushing ahead at full speed. The shopping precinct in the northern area of the town centre has now been cleared, ready for demolition next month.
Around £200m is being spent on new shops, restaurants, homes and leisure facilities in the area, creating 2,500 jobs. But, as Mel Bloor reports, some independent retailers are far from happy.
Mel talked to Helen Barnett, Bracknell Regeneration Partnership; Ruth Layfield, Ron Taylor Carpets; and Richard Knight, Federation of Small Businesses.
Ringmead in both directions is closed due to flooding between Hanworth Road and the A322 Bagshot Road / Opladen Way. A large water leak has been reported along Ringmead towards Sainsburys. It remains unclear as to the exact cause, possibly due to subsidence causing a water main to burst.
With the economy struggling and so many big name High Street stores going under - there was good news today for one Berkshire based retail giant.
John Lewis and Waitrose, with their headquarters in Bracknell, announced a rise of more than 15% in pre-tax profits. And as an employee-owned partnership it's the staff who reap the rewards.
Penny Silvester reports and speaks to Cheryl Millington, Waitrose IT Director.