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New campaign to 'Bring Back Reading Racers'

The Reading Racers site was at Smallmead Stadium in Whitley

A campaign has been launched to bring speedway bike racing back to Reading in Berkshire.

The 'Reading Racers' club attracted crowds of more than 7,000 fans at the height of its popularity. However it eventually closed in 2008 after its lease ran out. The Smallmead Stadium site in Whitley where the motorcyclists raced was later demolished.

Crack down on speeding in 20mph zones

Twenty mile an hour speed limits are nothing new - but in certain areas in Oxford, police and residents say drivers are regularly exceeding the limit.

The Thames Valley force is launching a new speed awareness course for drivers doing more than 20 miles an hour - and says it's not just about fining people but educating them. So how will it work? Asana Greenstreet reports.


Speedway inquest records 'accidental death' - full report

He was described by those who raced with him as "a great captain and a wonderful father and husband". Today the inquest into the death of speedway racer Lee Richardson from Hastings recorded a verdict of accidental death.

The father-of-three died in an horrific crash in Poland last year. From Hastings Coroner's Court, David Johns reports and speaks to Lee's mother Julie Bowles.


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