Thousands of music fans braved the wind and rain today as they made their way home from the Reading Festival. Thames Valley Police have been reporting a slight drop in crime compared to last year. Two people have been arrested and bailed in connection with a rape. There have also been a number of thefts and drugs offences.The site at Richfield Avenue was cleared this morning, and even the weather didn't spoil the weekend. Lauren Hall reports
A major clean-up operation is underway at one of the region's biggest music festivals.
Reading Festival finished last night with thousands of festival-goers now leaving the site at Richfield Avenue in the rain and mud. People are being warned of delays on the roads around the town centre.
Preparations are well underway for this year's Reading Festival. Ninety thousand people will attend the three day event. The main stage is now up and will see the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182 perform over the Bank Holiday weekend.
ITV Meridian spoke to event organiser Noel Painting.
Northamptonshire Police has released a statement after toxicology tests were carried out on the body of a teenager who died at Reading Festival this year. They found she had taken no illegal substances before her death.
Esme Blore-Rimmer, from Stevington, Bedfordshire, died at Northampton General Hospital on 26th August 2013, prompting a joint inquiry by Thames Valley and Northamptonshire police forces.
Northamptonshire Police said further tests and histology reports had been ordered after a post-mortem examination proved inconclusive. An inquest into Esme's death was opened and adjourned in September this year.
A teenager who died after falling ill at last summer's Reading Festival had not taken any illegal substances, toxicology tests have shown.
Northamptonshire Police said tests had also found 17-year-old Esme Blore-Rimmerdid not take any "legal highs" prior to her death.
The death of a teenage girl is being investigated after it's believed she fell ill at the Reading Festival.
It's reported Thames Valley Police are working with their counterparts in Bedford where 17- year-old Esme Blore lived.
It's believed she became ill on Saturday and was taken to hospital for treatment and then was discharged.
Her death is being treated as 'unexplained.'
Better weather should make packing up an easier task as thousands of festival goers head home after the Reading Festival 2013. Here are some of the highlights from three days of top music.
Reading and Leeds festival organiser Melvin Benn has said the annual event has gone extremely well at both sites but refused to be drawn on who music fans could expect to see next year.
Mr Benn said there had been no major incidents or problems with this year's three-day event in which the music "has been going down phenomenally well"
Headliners Biffy Clyro, Green Day and Eminem were given a rapturous reception by revellers at the sister festivals and the wheels are already in motion for next year's line-up.
Tickets go on sale for 2014 on Tuesday, but Mr Benn said he was unable to give any hints on bands would be appearing.