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29 Aug 2014 17:30 • Newsdesk

Charity fun day raises more than £200 despite being dampened by wet weather

A CHARITY fun day raised more than £200 despite being dampened by wet weather, writes Sunveer Sandhu.

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29 Aug 2014 17:00

Next round of roadworks to hit Reading

RESIDENTS are being reminded that the next stage in the summer’s road resurfacing work will begin at the start of the month as the borough council moves on to the residential street phase of its repair programme.

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29 Aug 2014 17:00

Newbury pupils celebrate another record-breaking GCSE year

PUPILS across Newbury revelled in their success last Thursday as they opened up their GCSE results after another year of improving statistics for the town and district.

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29 Aug 2014 16:50 • Andy Wilkins

Appeal launched to trace missing 83-year-old man from Windsor

AN APPEAL has been launched to find a missing 83-year-old man from Windsor.

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29 Aug 2014 16:30 • Daniel Whiteway

Plans submitted to start car wash business in Dedworth Tesco car park

CUSTOMERS to a supermarket could be given the chance to have their cars washed as they shop under new proposals.

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29 Aug 2014 15:45

Man behind bars after attempted robbery on security van

A MAN has been jailed for more than seven years after an attempted robbery on a security van in Bracknell.

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29 Aug 2014 15:30 • Andy Wilkins

Large residential development for 27 new homes in Stoke Poges sold to builder for £5.8m

A LARGE residential development site with planning permission for 27 new homes has been sold to a builder for £5.8m.

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29 Aug 2014 15:30 • Daniel Whiteway

Council reduces recycling target rate close to its current performance levels, due to government guidelines change

CHANGES to government guidelines have been singled out as the reason for the council reducing its recycling target rate.

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29 Aug 2014 15:30 • Rhodri Andrews

Review: Swing through the trees at 'real life answer to Tarzan'

Reporter Rhodri Andrews visits the Go Ape adventure centre in Swinley Forest to see what it has to offer during the school summer holidays.

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29 Aug 2014 13:30 • Daniel Whiteway

Sunday opening scheme at Royal Borough libraries made permanent

RESIDENTS can continue to enjoy Sunday reading at the Royal Borough’s libraries after a scheme was made permanent.

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29 Aug 2014 13:00

Flags, banners and drums will fill the town centre during Reading Pride march and festival tomorrow

BEATING drums, clashing cymbals and colourful flags will fill the town centre tomorrow when a festival celebrating diversity and equality marches through the streets.

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29 Aug 2014 13:00 • Nicole Zandi

Newly appointed governor and Indian poet shares work

A NEWLY appointed governor and poet from India came to Slough to share his work.

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29 Aug 2014 12:45

Bracknell roads have become 'litter hotspots'

LITTER-BUG drivers have been urged to stop throwing rubbish out of their car windows.

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29 Aug 2014 12:05 • Newsdesk

Appeal to help trace missing man last seen at Hurley Lock

AN APPEAL has been launched to trace a missing man who was last seen at Hurley Lock, but members of the public are being advised not to approach him.

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29 Aug 2014 11:30

Unauthorised absence from school fines skyrocket in Slough and the Royal Borough since 'term-time holiday ban'

THE number of parents fined for their children skipping school since the introduction of a 'term-time holiday ban’ has skyrocketed in Slough and the Royal Borough.

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29 Aug 2014 09:30 • Andy Wilkins

Hotel licence being reviewed after officers raise concerns it is becoming a 'child sexual exploitation hotspot'

A HOTEL’S licence is being reviewed after officers raised concerns it is becoming a ‘child sexual exploitation hotspot’.

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29 Aug 2014 09:30 • Daniel Whiteway

Two Coldstream Guards make it home in time from Afghanistan to see their babies born

THERE was a double dose of pride and joy for two soldiers who returned home just in time to see their families grow with the pitter-patter of little feet.

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29 Aug 2014 09:15

Dishwasher left on overnight sets on fire

FIRE crews are warning households not to use appliances overnight after a close call at a Bracknell home early this morning (Aug 29).

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29 Aug 2014 08:00

Flood defence to be built in Purley

VILLAGERS whose homes were devastated by some of the worst downpours in living memory welcomed news that work on new flood defences was to start this week.

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29 Aug 2014 07:30 • John Dickens

'Beds in sheds' crackdown by council has fallen behind schedule

A 'BEDS in sheds’ crackdown hailed as a landmark initiative to curb rogue landlords has fallen behind schedule.

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