A large fire broke out in a factory in Wokingham this morning. Firefighters were called to the Metro Centre on Toutley Road after reports of a large plume of smoke over the A329. Video courtesy of Wokingham Times.
The fire at Toutley Road in Wokingham this morning is causing traffic problems. Long delays on the A329M.
Fire crews are currently at the scene of a large fire in Toutley Road in Wokingham.
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue were called to the Metro Centre on Toutley Road at 6:49 this morning to reports of a large plume of smoke billowing over the A329.
Eight appliances have attended the fire and crews are using foam and water to tackle the blaze.
People are being warned of heavy traffic in the area and restricted access to roads around the centre.
A new strategy has been launched to make sure there are enough parking spaces in Wokingham. Councillors approved the plan which sets out how to make better use of existing parking and increases capacity over the next thirteen years to meet a growing population in the town.
A farmer has spoken of his horror at discovering how one of his cows had been shot by a crossbow. Alan Bishop found the injured animal on his field at Church Farm in Finchampstead - near Wokingham.
The pedigree cow had been shot in the neck. It survived - and is recovering - but police are investigating the incident. Here's Divya Kohli's report.
A farmer is appealing for witnesses after his cow was shot by a crossbow in Wokingham. Mr Bishop found Lady Heather lying in a field near Church Farm in Finchamsptead. She is now recovering well.
If you have any information please contact PC Savazzi of Loddon Valley police station via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
– PC Jennifer Savazzi, Thames Valley Police
The incident is believed to have occurred between 9am and 2.15pm on Saturday. I am appealing to anyone with information about the incident to contact Thames Valley Police. The area where the incident occurred is near a road, so if you were driving past around the time and saw something suspicious, please get in touch. The animal has had the bow removed and is currently recovering from its injuries.
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a cow was hit by a crossbow in Wokingham on Saturday.
The animal, which has a calf, was found lying in a field near Church Farm, Church Lane in Finchamsptead. It has had the bow removed and is currently recovering from its injuries.
Disruption on South West Trains between Reading and London Waterloo due to signalling problem at Wokingham.
Tickets are being accepted on First Great Western between Reading and London, and London Underground services.