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.
The final phase of work on Reading's long-awaited Chatham Place development has begun. The £100 million project had been on hold since 2008. It includes 184 new flats, shops and public gardens. The first phase was finished four years ago.
A wildlife haven has openedafter a revamp - thanks to a £500,000 facelift.
Fobney Island in Reading has seen rough grassland transformed into a wetlandhaven for nature.
The Environment Agency joined forces withReading Borough Council, Thames Water and the Thames Rivers Trust to carry outthe work.
The renovation work carriedout included additional flood storage, a restored river channel, new viewingpoints and disability access.
Graham Scholey, EnvironmentAgency Conservation Technical Specialist, said: "This project will make areal difference to the diversity of wildlife at the site."
Universities from the South are going global in the battle to win a share of the lucrative overseas student market. Demand for higher education in developing countries is soaring. Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports.
At a time when the recession is biting harder than ever, at last some good news - with a massive jobs boost for Reading. Tesco have opened a huge distrubution centre - to serve its stores across the South. Andrew Pate reports.
Police are appealing for witnesses after an 11-year-old girl was assaulted in Reading.
At around 5.50pm on Monday (29/4) in Omers Rise, near the Bantam pub in Burghfield, a fight broke out between a group of youths.
The victim was walking nearby when she was confronted by three of these youths, one of whom was wearing a balaclava.
One of the men slapped her on the face, while another threatened her with a knife. She fled the scene.
A man has died following a crash between two motorbikes in Reading.
The accident happened on the A33 at the roundabout for junction 11 of the M4 at around 11.20am on Sunday (5/6)
A 46-year-old man from Alton in Hampshire died at the scene.
A 61-year-old man, also from Hampshire, is being treated for serious injuries at the John Radcliffe Hospital.
The road was closed for three hours following the crash.
Thousands of Sikhs are gathering in Reading today to celebrate one of the most important dates on their calendar.
A religious procession will make its way through the streets of East Reading to mark New Year.
It will leave the Newtown temple in Cumberland Road at 10.30am and make its way to the temple in London Road, Earley, arriving at 1.30pm.
Free food will be served through the afternoon and the procession will leave at 2.30pm to make its way back to Cumberland Road.
Reading have been crowned Investec Women’s Hockey League Champions after beating Leicester in dramatic fashion at their Sonning Lane base on Sunday. The win earned them the coveted title, £2,500 of prize money from sponsors Investec and top spot in Europe.
Level at 1-1 after normal time and extra time, Reading won two-nil on penalty shuffles to spark scenes of jubilation at their home ground, with Olympians Kate Walsh and Alex Danson the only players to keep their nerve and score in the shootout.
A man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving in Reading.
Samuel Darling, 24, of Sirius Close in Wokingham, was found guilty by a jury at Reading Crown Court yesterday. (17/4)
He was given seven years for each of the two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, to run concurrently.
Darling was also disqualified from driving for six years.
Darling’s white transit van was in collision with a VW Golf being driven by Jack Allison at Winnersh crossroads on 14 March last year.
Mr Allison, aged 18, and his passenger Stuart Craig, aged 19, both died following the collision.