The latest stage in a £150m regeneration of a Reading housing estate is to open. The 8-year scheme at Dee Park started 5 years ago.Read the full story ›
The National Lottery has taken unusual steps to find the owner of an unclaimed EuroMillions ticket.Read the full story ›
A memorial bike ride is being held in Berkshire - a year to the day since two cyclists were killed by a drink-driver. Kris Jarvis and John Morland were travelling on the A329 in Purley when they were hit by a stolen car during a police pursuit. Their families and friends are cycling from the crash site at the top of Westbury Lane, along the Oxford Road into town where a candle-lit service will be held at St Laurence's Church.
Mr Jarvis' fiancée Tracey Fidler and Mr Morland's fiancée Hayley Lindsay hope the memorial ride will also raise awareness of their petition, launched in July, calling for the sentence for causing death by dangerous driving to be changed. The petition currently has 56,000 signatures and has until March 30 to reach 100,000 which will trigger a debate in Westminster on the topic.
Last March family and friends took part in a 13-mile memorial bike ride from Caversham Bridge in Reading.
More than a quarter of primary school children in Reading aren't receiving a good education according to results just published by Ofsted.
They say the proportion of schools for pupils aged 4 to 11 that are rated "inadequate" is far above the national average.
Of ten schools and nurseries recently visited as part of a crackdown on poor standards, three had got worse and only one had improved.
Reading Borough Council says it has already strengthened its school improvement team, and the majority of schools are good.
Interviewees: Ofsted's Senior Inspector Mike Sheridan, Reading's Lead Councillor for Education, John Ennis (Labour).
A man who claims he was thrown to the ground in Reading and bitten by a police dog has settled his case against police, his solicitors say.Read the full story ›
Staff, patients and friends of the Sue Ryder, Duchess of Kent Hospice in Reading have been celebrating the completion of a £400,000 refurbishment.
It means a new day room where patients can spend quiet time with families, and 15 private rooms where inpatients can be cared for with dignity.
Divya Kohli reports.
Plans have been announced to ease traffic congestion on one of the Thames Valley's busiest routes - by creating a direct rail link between Reading and Heathrow Airport.
It would cost £500m to build the 'Western Rail Access Programme', The intention is to take a million car journeys off the road - and speed up overall journey times.
The changes would include a three mile tunnel under the M4 and M25 to Terminal 5 .
It would connect passengers via Slough and Reading to the West. Meaning rail travellers would avoid having to go into London to change at Paddington for a train or a tube back out to the airport. Mel Bloor reports.
There are delays of up to four hours on First Great Western between London Paddington and Reading because a person has been hit by a train at Slough. Disruption is likely to continue until around 11 this morning.
There will be no trains to Paddington from Didcot Parkway or Reading for five days over Easter - disrupting up to 100,000 journeys a day.Read the full story ›