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Reading bus drivers take to the kitchen to celebrate black history month with some exotic cusine

A little spice on the canteen menu with foods from Africa and the Caribbean

They're more used to negotiating their way through the traffic in Reading, but this month some of the town's bus drivers have been swapping their uniforms for aprons.

They've taken over the kitchen at the works canteen to serve up dishes from different parts of the world. It's all to celebrate Black History Month. Penny Silvester went along to see how well the food has been going down.

The interviewees are bus driver Tricia James, Pablo Stevens - bus driver and Sierra Leonean chef; Randy Bancroft - Caribbean chef, and Shelley Townsend - bus driver.


Gridlock in Reading town: Delays were "more than an hour"

Managers at Reading Buses have apologised for major delays and disruption at the beginning of the week.

Almost every bus suffered delays, some by more than an hour, causing huge queues in the town. Extra buses - and drivers - were brought in but they, too, were caught up in the traffic chaos on Monday.

Reading Buses Credit:

The delays were caused by numerous factors including an earlier incident on the M4 which reduced the number of lanes to one and various roadworks around the town that included temporary traffic lights and inclement weather

– Jake Osman, Reading Buses

Reading Buses said the problems on the roads were the worst seen in years. The company said it will continue to monitor the various roadworks around the town and do what it can to help keep the buses to time.