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Delays of up to an hour for rail passengers after freight train breaks down

20 Aug 2014 09:00

PASSENGERS are facing delays of up to an hour this morning because of a broken down freight train.

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29,000 watch Red Bull Air Race World Championship held at Ascot Racecourse

18 Aug 2014 17:30

A CROWD of 29,000 people looked to the skies as the Red Bull Air Race World Championship was held at the venue for the first time.

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Public urged to join fight against cancer

17 Aug 2014 16:30

PEOPLE in Berkshire are being asked to join forces and Stand Up To Cancer. The joint fundraising campaign, spearheaded by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, aims to raise cash to fund vital research which will get new and better treatments to cancer patients faster.

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£60,000 appeal target for little Zakk Burks is reached

17 Aug 2014 09:30

THE family of a four-year-old boy in need of life-changing surgery are celebrating after they hit their fundraising target ahead of the operation next month.

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Aces take to the sky for Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Ascot Racecourse

15 Aug 2014 16:30

A SPECTACULAR international air race is on its way to Ascot this weekend. Motorists should note that part of the Winkfield Road will be shut to traffic during the event.

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We didn't tip off media about raid on Cliff Richard's house, say police

15 Aug 2014 11:30

THAMES Valley Police has issued a statement denying it tipped off the media about the raid on the Sunningdale home of Sir Cliff Richard yesterday (Thursday). The search warrant was carried out by officers investigating an historic allegation of sexual assault on a boy.

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Win tickets to Windsor Races

15 Aug 2014 13:30

188BET, one of the UK’s prefereed destinations for online gaming and betting, has teamed up with the Slough Observer to offer 10 lucky readers a pair of tickets to Ladies Night at Royal Windsor Racecourse on Saturday, August 23.

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Berkshire's wait for a win continues in the Unicorns Championship after they draw with Oxfordshire at Great & Little Tew

8 Aug 2014 10:30

BERKSHIRE CC’s penultimate match of the season ended in a tame draw against Oxfordshire at Great and Little Tew this week.

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Giant racehorse statue unveiled ahead of Saturday's Shergar Cup at Ascot

7 Aug 2014 16:00

A GIANT racehorse created out of contortionists has been unveiled at Ascot Racecourse in celebration of the Shergar Cup this Saturday.

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Berkshire face trip to fellow strugglers Oxfordshire

1 Aug 2014 17:30

BERKSHIRE take on neighbours Oxfordshire at Great & Little Tew on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

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BREAKING: Thai consortium close to Reading FC takeover

31 Jul 2014 17:35 • Sportsdesk

A THAI consortium is on the verge of completing a takeover of Reading FC.

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Cricketers bail out with ants in their pants

31 Jul 2014 16:21 • Sportsdesk

RAIN, snow and even penguins have been known to stop play, but a team of Berkshire cricketers were stumped when a huge swarm of flying insects forced them to down sticks on a league match last weekend.

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Top wakeboarder Nick Davies talks to us about returning home for Plastic Playground

20 Aug 2014 09:30

“I GOT into wakeboarding through a school friend about 13 years ago now – we pretty much just went one day after school.”

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Step back in time with a retro extravaganza at Hughenden Manor

17 Aug 2014 09:30

THE Forties will return with a bang next month with a range of exhibitions and demonstrations bringing the era to life.

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Insight into wartime Reading at exhibition

16 Aug 2014 09:30

A CROWD gathers outside Reading Town Hall and a man wearing an old-fashioned boater stares back at me, his face a mask of fear.

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Review: Billy Ocean at G Casino Reading

15 Aug 2014 17:00

SO the night had finally arrived, Billy Ocean ‘Up close and personal’ at G Casino Reading.

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