An inspection into the Royal Berkshire Hospital has shown it "needs improvements".
Police are investigating after two reports of sexual assaults in Reading's Oxford Road area.
Ten more free schools won government approval to launch in the region today. They will open in 2014.
Hundreds of people took to the streets of Reading today in a colourful display of solidarity for the town's annual Pride parade. The event, which is in its eleventh year, is a celebration of the community's diversity and a march for equality.
Martin Dowse sends this from the festival.
The annual Reading Pride parade has taken place in Berkshire. The event celebrates the community's diversity.
The pride organisation works to advance education and eliminate discrimination in relation to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people.
Part of Reading's busy town centre was sealed off today as police searched for clues following an attack on a young woman.
It happened in Chain Street which is an alleyway leading from Broad Street to the main shopping centre in Reading.
The woman had been attacked by a man and alerted staff when she was admitted to the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Divya Kohli reports.
An appeal has been launched after a 22-year-old woman told police she was raped at 4am this morning.
Police were called after a woman who attended the A&E department of the Royal Berkshire Hospital disclosed to staff that she had been raped.
– Supt Robin Rickard, local area commander for Reading
At this time we are carrying out a full and thorough investigation into this incident, and this will include reviewing CCTV in and around the area we believe the offence occurred, to gather as much forensic evidence as possible.
As such, there is currently a scene watch in place in Chain Street, and this will remain there until we have concluded our enquiries.”
The victim, a 22-year-old woman, is currently with specially trained officers going through the details of the incident with them.
I would like anyone who was in or around the Chain Street area this morning to come forward and speak to us as soon as possible and help us with our enquiries.”
Now that we're well and truly into the summer, most of us are thinking about having a barbecue or going out dancing. And that can only mean one thing - it's carnival season. The life and soul of many tropical island parties is the steel pan. Asana Greenstreet went to meet the youngsters at Reading's All Steel Percussion Orchestra to see what it takes to learn this colourful instrument.
A new look Saints team took on some familiar faces at Anfield today. Liverpool took the lead in the 23rd minute with a goal from Raheem Sterling. An equaliser by Clyne in the 56th minute was not enough though after a goal from Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge 11 minutes from time. Final score - Liverpool 2, Southampton 1.
In the Championship, Brighton travelled to Birmingham looking for their first win, but it wasn't to be. The Seagulls lost 1-0. And Bournemouth look to hold onto the top spot with a 1-0 win at home over Brentford. A 1-0 win also for Reading against Ipswich.
In League One, Crawley beat fellow south side Swindon 1-0 and there was a 2-0 win for Gillingham against Yeovil. And in League Two, Southend United hosted Stevenage - that match ended 2-0. Oxford United return home from Mansfield having lost 2-1 and Portsmouth won 2-1 to newly promoted Cambridge.
Now that we're well and truly into the summer - many of us are gearing up for carnivals in our towns and cities. Reading's All Steel Percussion Orchestra (RASPO) is offering people the chance to see what it takes to play the Caribbean instrument, the steel pans. Mary Genis is the Lead for RASPO.