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Anti-nuclear weapons demonstrators plan month of protests

Police will use social media to alert the public about disruption to transport links

A month of demonstrations are due to begin at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire today.

Peace group Trident Ploughshares along with other demonstrators will attempt to disrupt operations at AWE's Burghfield site. Thames Valley Police have set up a special Twitter account to provide the public with information about the protests and any disruptions to roads or transport links. in the area.

A previous protest near the site in Burghfield

Man questioned after teenage boy stabbed

Saxby Close Credit: ITV News Meridian

Thames Valley Police has arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder in Reading. A 21-year-old man from Burghfield Common, Reading, was arrested at the weekend and is currently in custody.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was assaulted in Saxby Close just after midnight on Sunday. He sustained stab wounds and was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital where he is being treated for his injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.

A second man, from Theale, Reading, aged 20, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and has been bailed.


Teenager in hospital with knife wounds after stabbing

Saxby Close Credit: ITV News Meridian

A 16-year-old boy is in hospital with knife wounds after he was stabbed on Burghfield Common near Reading. Police were called after a fight in Saxby Close involving a group of teenagers.

A youth who'd been injured was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.

Row erupts over idea for housing development over M4

A vision for a huge development of 30 thousand homes - on a flood plain - straddling the M4 is causing an outcry. It involves plans for a new garden city which would include shops being built above the motorway at Burghfield.

The scheme has been submitted as an entry for an influential economics prize. No official plans have been put to paper, but fears about flooding have already brought residents rushing to condemn the idea. Penny Silvester reports.

The interviewees are: Victoria Groulef, Reading West prospective parliamentary candidate; Alan Wade, a Southcote flood victim; and Babette Smeesters, a Southcote resident.