Berkshire News

Reading stabbings: Terror suspect Khairi Saadallah appears at Old Bailey
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 13:59:53 GMT
The 25-year-old is remanded in custody after appearing by video link from Belmarsh Prison.

Wendy's: Reading chosen by fast-food firm for UK comeback
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:42:54 GMT
Reading is set to be home to the burger restaurant's first branch in the UK in two decades.

PC Andrew Harper murder trial: Jurors visit death scene
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 15:24:56 GMT
Jurors leave the Old Bailey to visit the scene where PC Andrew Harper was dragged to his death.

Boy, 10, in 480km 'Windsor to Paris' triathlon challenge
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:07:12 GMT
Joshua Collacott began his fundraising challenge after seeing an advert for the NSPCC.

Teenagers fired catapults at vehicles on M4 motorway
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 15:36:02 GMT
Police say only "good fortune" prevented serious injury or death on the motorway, in Berkshire.

Wargrave Fire Station to close, fire authority decides
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 11:58:13 GMT
The Royal Berkshire Fire Authority voted to shut Wargrave Fire Station, which opened in 1903.

Winnersh teenager died in balcony fall at Spanish resort
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:18:43 GMT
A university student took MDMA and cocaine before toppling into a swimming pool, an inquest hears.

Reading Festival-goer died from accidental drug overdose
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:41:20 GMT
A student nurse died after taking MDMA at Reading Festival in August, an inquest hears.

Mother's warning to others over son's Jubilee River drowning
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 13:02:57 GMT
Michael Scaife died after going to the aid of a friend in the Jubilee River in Berkshire in 2015.

Reading Bridge closure to cause 'significant disruption'
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:30:15 GMT
A bridge connecting Reading and Caversham will close for six weeks to replace two gas mains.

Cookham drowning: Second man dies after being pulled from Thames
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 14:10:33 GMT
Two men had been swimming in a stretch of the River Thames when they got into difficulty.

PC Andrew Harper murder trial: Driver 'tried to ram' police car
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:48:42 GMT
A policeman says the driver of the car dragging PC Harper "deliberately" drove straight at him.

Windsor and Maidenhead Council report a 'damning indictment'
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 12:57:10 GMT
The report blamed the council's perilous financial state on several major failures over years.

Wokingham Council lowers flag after Black Lives Matter criticism
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 14:44:59 GMT
The town council decided to fly its civic office flag at half-mast today to mark one month since the death of George Floyd.

Reading stabbings: 'Joe was outrageously funny'
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 19:01:39 GMT
Tributes have been paid to the the victims of an attack in Reading on Saturday.

Reading stabbings: Friends pay tribute to the victims
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 17:31:33 GMT
Friends pay tribute to the three people who died after a stabbing attack in Reading on Saturday.

Coronavirus: Lung transplant patient on life in lockdown
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:02:14 GMT
Adam Divall, who says he would likely die if he caught the virus, is venturing outside cautiously.

Ministry of Silly Walks comes to Sonning during lockdown
Wed, 27 May 2020 23:02:57 GMT
Residents of a Berkshire village have been taking advantage of quiet streets to perform their own silly walks.

Coronavirus: The Thames Valley from the air in lockdown
Sat, 09 May 2020 23:08:23 GMT
A qualified drone pilot captures the largely deserted region under lockdown for the BBC.

Coronavirus: Your virus transmission questions answered
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 12:58:29 GMT
Dr Simon Clarke, a microbiologist at the University of Reading, has been answering some of your questions.

Coronavirus: Mums talk about school opening concerns
Thu, 28 May 2020 23:07:59 GMT
As primary schools in England prepare to reopening two mums talk about their worries.

Coronavirus: Childminders adapt to support key workers
Wed, 20 May 2020 23:16:43 GMT
Temperature checks and coronavirus risk assessments are now part of a childminder's daily life.

Coronavirus: Berkshire pensioner helping Sikhs in isolation
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 22:58:47 GMT
Rajinder Singh is helping the local Sikh community keep fit and healthy while temples are closed.

Coronavirus: Berkshire GPs volunteer in 'hot clinic'
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 01:07:50 GMT
Family doctors are volunteering to take up front-line roles in new "hot clinics".

Coronavirus: How to help film the news
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:01:13 GMT
Ellie Crisell explains how you can help the BBC report during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: Virtual maypole dancing in lockdown
Fri, 01 May 2020 00:18:45 GMT
Families are posting virtual maypole dances online to celebrate May Day and the coming of summer.

Coronavirus: Why people are singing in their toilets
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 00:01:48 GMT
Actor Paul Cooper started the toilet challenge after his son contracted coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Transplant patient in self-isolation feels 'forgotten'
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 11:34:39 GMT
A double lung transplant patient says younger people with health issues are being "forgotten about".

Berkshire schoolgirl writes recycling plea letter to council
Tue, 10 Mar 2020 00:25:03 GMT
Florence wrote to her council asking them to recycling more plastic, so they came to visit her at school.

Reading: Loader, Popa and Mannone released while 11 others agree short-term deals
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:38:04 GMT
Reading release Danny Loader, Adrian Popa and Vito Mannone. and agree short-term contract extensions with 11 others.

Reading 0-3 Brentford: Bees keep pressure on top two with victory
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:19:00 GMT
Brentford comfortably beat Reading and move within two points of second-placed West Bromwich Albion.

Gloucester 'surprised' by London Irish reaction to George Skivington appointment
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 14:31:51 GMT
Gloucester say they are "surprised" by London Irish's response to their appointment of George Skivington as head coach.

Derby County 2-1 Reading: Wayne Rooney nets as Rams continue play-off chase
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:17:38 GMT
Wayne Rooney is on target as play-off chasing Derby County secure victory against Reading at Pride Park.

George Skivington: Gloucester name London Irish forwards coach as new head coach
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 22:19:51 GMT
Gloucester appoint George Skivington as their new head coach, to replace the departed Johan Ackermann.