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Memorial bike ride remembers two cyclist killed by a drink driver in Berkshire

Kris Jarvis and John Morland Credit: ITV news

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.

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3,500 pupils taught in schools that 'aren't good enough'

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).


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