Ten more free schools won government approval to launch in the region today. They will open in 2014.
Overseas students living thousands of miles away can study at British universities without leaving home.
Reading scientists have found that climate change will affect aviation - by increasing air turbulence and causing flights to get bumpier.
People have been clearing their homes today after water from a burst water main poured into their homes. It happened in Reading, on the site of the old Thames Water reservoir in Bath Road, an area where new homes are being built next to a block of flats.
Today, the chairman of the property development company pledged to do everything possible to help the residents whose homes are affected. Richard Slee has been with one young family mopping up after the flooding.
A Thames Valley police officer remains in a critical condition in hospital after being hit when trying to stop a stolen car.
PC Gareth Browning was on foot patrol in Reading on Saturday night when it happened.
A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of a police officer after a road traffic collision in Whitley, Reading on Saturday.
PC Gareth Browning was struck at high speed by a stolen car which he was attempting to stop as it travelled on Lower Early Way West.
One man, aged 28, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. A woman, aged 31, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. A 34-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
All three suspects, from Reading, are currently in custody.
It's been confirmed a police officer who was knocked down while trying to stop a stolen car is a father of two.
PC Gareth Browning is in a critical condition in hospital following the incident on Saturday afternoon.
PC Browining was on foot patrol - with a colleague - when he was deliberately driven at by a car in Lower Earley Way West, in Reading.
The black Mazda car was later found abandoned about two miles away in Corinne Close in Whitley.
Thames Valley Police have confirmed PC Browning is married with 2 and a half year old twin boys.
A police officer who is in a critical condition after being hit by a stolen car in Reading has been named as PC Gareth Browning.
He and a fellow officer were attempting to stop the vehicle on Lower Earley Way West, Whitley at around 5.30pm yesterday. The other officer was unharmed.
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The black Mazda Aerosport, registration number KB07 LBV, failed to stop. The vehicle was later recovered in Corrine Close, Whitley, but officers are still attempting to locate the driver.
The Mazda was stolen during a burglary in Sonning Common on 21 November.
A Thames Valley Police officer is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a stolen car in Reading. He and a fellow officer were attempting to stop the vehicle on Lower Earley Way West, Whitley at around 5.30pm yesterday. The other officer was unharmed.
The black Mazda Aerosport, registration number KB07 LBV, failed to stop. The vehicle was later recovered in Corrine Close, Whitley, but officers are still attempting to locate the driver. The Mazda was stolen during a burglary in Sonning Common on 21 November.
Assistant Chief Constable John Campbell said: 'Our thoughts are with the injured officer and his family at this time. We would urge anyone who may have any information about these incidents or knows the whereabouts of the driver to call the non-emergency number 101 and quote URN 1104 30/11.'
Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in Oak Tree Road in Reading and have released CCTV images of a suspect.
On 3rd November, offenders gained entry to the property by breaking open the lower panel of the back door.
The elderly victim returned home to find his house had been burgled.
Items stolen include two Sony Vaio laptops, a HP Computer monitor, five watches, a shopping voucher, two handbags and several bank cards. The same day at 2.50pm an attempt was made to use the victims’ bank cards at the ATM outside the Post Office on Oxford Road, Reading.
If you have any information should contact Thames Valley Police on 101.
Reading to Newbury/Bedwyn
- Replacement buses operating between Reading/Reading West and Theale from 27 December to 30 December
- On Friday, Saturday and Monday customers wishing to continue their journey to stations to Newbury/Bedwyn will be served by one train every hour from Theale
- 29th December, there will be an hourly replacement bus from Reading/Reading West to Theale. From Theale, there will be an hourly service to Newbury (calling at all stations) with alternate trains extended to Bedwyn (calling at Thatcham, Newbury then all stations to Bedwyn).
- 31st December and 1 January 2014, there will be two trains an hour between Reading and Newbury. Trains continue hourly from Newbury to Bedwyn
The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading has been named as the nation's fastest centre for heart attack treatment. Its cardiac team has helped patients within two hours of being called to help them - giving them the best chance of survival.
New figures reveal that 90.2% of Royal Berkshire Hospital patients underwent primary angioplasty within 120 minutes of calling for help.
The figures are from the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP).
It's stood in the centre of Reading for almost 170 years housing thousands of prisoners, most famously, Oscar Wilde, but today the final inmates left Reading Prison.
Now a young offenders institute, the prison on Forbury Road can hold up to 320 men up to the age of 26.
But two months ago the Government said it was no longer fit for purpose and will close.
Today's shut-down has come a month early - and is a complete mistake according to the prison officers union.
Mel Bloor reports.
(Interviewees: Rob Wilson MP, Reading East, Conservative and Steve Gillan, Prison Officers Association General Secretary.)