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Marchers gather for this year's Reading Pride parade

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.

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Marchers prepare for parade through Reading
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People in Reading during the Pride event to celebrate the community's diversity

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Investigation after woman raped in Reading

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.

Appeal after 22-year-old woman raped in Reading

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.

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.”

– Supt Robin Rickard, local area commander for Reading

Banging the drum for the tropics

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.

Liverpool 2 - 1 victory over Southampton

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Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne scores his side's first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Credit: PA

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.

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Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores his side's second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield Credit: PA
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Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield Credit: PA

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Catch up with the South's Saturday football scores

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.

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Birmingham City's Wesley Thomas (Left) and Brighton & Hove Albion's Rohan Ince battle for the ball Credit: Clint Hughes/EMPICS Sport

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.

Birmingham City's Wesley Thomas (left) celebrates after scoring his sides second goal of the match.
Birmingham City's Wesley Thomas (left) celebrates after scoring his sides second goal of the match Credit: Clint Hughes/EMPICS Sport
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