Latest news stories in Berkshire

Woman fell for 'charming' scammer
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:28 GMT
A victim of an online dating scam was taken in by a "charming" fraudster who was going to be her "prince", a court hears.

Reading Festival tickets not sent
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:22:53 GMT
Reading Festival fans complain that an official ticket agent would not send their tickets out, forcing them to be collected in person.

School to be built on garrison site
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:12:47 GMT
A secondary school for 1,200 pupils is to be built on the site of an Army garrison in Berkshire.

Four arrested over letter bombs
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:40:20 GMT
Police investigating a series of letter bombs sent to addresses in Northern Ireland and England, including Berkshire, arrest four people.

Cycle lane slammed as 'dangerous'
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:53:59 GMT
Cyclists slam a new cycle lane, describing it as "an accident waiting to happen" because it is too narrow.

Gang jailed for Selfridges robbery
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:23:04 GMT
A gang is jailed over a smash-and-grab raid at the flagship Selfridges store in central London.

Roadworks cause severe delays
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:24:34 GMT
Drivers face long delays as a Berkshire council races to finish roadworks ahead of Reading Festival.

Man charged with murdering wife
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:49:45 GMT
A man appears in court charged with murdering his wife at their home in Newbury.

Reservoir built in flood-hit town
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:21:41 GMT
Flood defences which were built after a "one in 100-year storm" in a town in Berkshire are completed.

Feel sorry for dogs called Buster
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:17:48 GMT
Certain names likely to end up at animal centre

DJ celebrates 50 years on the air
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:54:37 GMT
Dave Cash celebrates 50 years of broadcasting

Reading 1-2 Huddersfield Town
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:31:07 GMT
Managerless Huddersfield Town secure their first Championship win of the season as Reading lose for the first time.

'No reason to leave' Royals - Morrison
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:50:07 GMT
Cardiff City defender Sean Morrison says his exit from Reading was a "shock to the system", following his transfer.

Madejski rules out spending spree
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:28:23 GMT
Reading chairman Sir John Madejski plays down hopes of a sudden influx of signings under the new owners.

Reading 1-0 Ipswich Town
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:21:53 GMT
Jake Taylor scores his first goal for Reading as they beat Ipswich in a scrappy match at the Madejski Stadium.

Cardiff sign Morrison from Reading
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:35:34 GMT
Defender Sean Morrison completes his transfer to Championship rivals Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee.

Wasps sign London Irish's Tagicakibau
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:59:17 GMT
Wasps complete the signing of Sailosi Tagicakibau from London Irish where he made 158 appearances and scored 58 tries.

VIDEO: Women 'duped in dating site fraud'
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:22:57 GMT
Four people have gone on trial accused of conning a number of women out of tens of thousands of pounds through an internet dating agency, Match.com.

VIDEO: 'Items recovered from Sir Cliff's flat'
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:13:27 GMT
Police are continuing to investigate an allegation that Sir Cliff Richard sexually assaulted a boy in Sheffield in 1985.

VIDEO: Police search Cliff Richard property
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:06:48 GMT
Sir Cliff Richard's home in Berkshire is being searched by police, in connection with an allegation of a sexual nature.

VIDEO: Police on search of Cliff Richard's property
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:14:33 GMT
South Yorkshire Police have confirmed that they are searching a property belonging to pop star Sir Cliff Richard in Berkshire in connection with an allegation of a sexual nature dating back to the 1980s.

VIDEO: Railway line electrification begins
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:50:57 GMT
The electrification of the Great Western Main Line begins.