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A charity in Newbury which created a soft play area for children with disabilities says it desperately needs a bigger, purpose built area.
Swings and Smiles is used by more than 300 local families. It was designed to be less daunting for children with special needs.
But it has outgrown its old home and the charity needs thousands to relocate to a new site.
Mel Bloor reports.
The Thames Valley was hit by flooding and storms overnight with transport routes and town centres including Maidenhead and Newbury badly affected. Cary Johnston reports.
The Royal County of Berkshire Show takes place over the weekend at the Newbury Showground.
There will be two thousand animals, on a 150 acre site - in an event that attracts more than 60,000 visitors. ITV Meridian spoke to Darren Bowyer from the Newbury and District Agricultural Society as the final preparations were being made.
Newbury railway station is now open. However services through the station will be delayed because one platform remains closed due to the flooding.
There are delays of up to 30 minutes and no service on Great Western Railway Westbound at Newbury train station because of flooding.
Trains can not run on some of the lines through Newbury and services are unable to call at Newbury station.
There is queueing traffic and traffic is heavier than normal on the A339 Northbound between A343 St John's Road / Greenham Road and A4 (Robin Hood Roundabout).
Delays not helped by extra delays through the town centre due to a derelict building fire on Bartholomew Street
A woman tried to abduct an eight-year-old girl in broad daylight.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for information after a teenage boy was sexually assaulted in public toilets in Newbury.
It happened on Saturday afternoon when a 16-year-old boy, went into the public toilets in Pembrook Road behind WH Smith.
Whilst in the there, the victim was touched inappropriately by a man.
The offender is white, aged between 50 and 60 years old, slim build, with short grey hair and stubble. He was wearing a blue fleece jacket and grey suit trousers.
“The victim is being supported by specially trained officers and we are conducting a full and thorough investigation. There are officers in the area today making enquiries, and I would encourage anyone with any concerns, or anyone who has any information about the incident, to speak to them.
“I would appeal to the public to help our investigation. If you have any information about the offence or recognise the description of the offender then please contact police immediately.”
The Ministry of Justice has announced magistrates courts in Aylesbury, Bicester and Newbury will be shut down.Read the full story ›