A record number of runners have been taking part in Reading's annual Half Marathon despite the awful weather. More than 16,000 competitors took to the streets including 80 professional athletes. Sir John Madejski sounded the hooter to start the event.
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An inquest has heard that a teenager from Oxford drowned after being carried out of his depth in the River Thames.
Thursday night's weather for the east of the region