Latest news stories in Berkshire

No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:52:24 GMT
The jail sentence of Rolf Harris, from Bray, Berkshire, over sex offences will not be referred to the appeal court, despite 150 complaints over its "leniency".

Street light switch-off to mark WW1
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:22:03 GMT
Street lights in Reading will be turned off to mark the 100th anniversary of the night that Britain officially entered World War One.

Petition for road death law change
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:02:11 GMT
The families of two cyclists killed by a drunk driver in a stolen car, call for a change in the law so that drivers get the same sentence for each person they kill.

Pensioner killed in hospital crash
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:32:40 GMT
A 79-year-old man is killed in a collision in a hospital car park in Maidenhead.

Sunshine sees Womad's record sellout
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:02:04 GMT
Wiltshire's annual Womad festival attracts a capacity crowd for the first time since relocating from Reading in 2007.

The dead dog that changed colour twice
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:19:20 GMT
The dogs that used to collect money for charity

How do we honour galloping greats?
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:16:47 GMT
Ways of honouring our champion horses

England win five silvers in athletics
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:16:20 GMT
Laura Weightman, Laura Samuel, Will Sharman, Ashley Bryant and Nick Miller all win silvers on a thrilling night for England.

Luckman claims second shooting gold
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:02:08 GMT
England's David Luckman wins his second gold medal of Glasgow 2014 and compatriot Dan Rivers also strikes gold, while there is bronze for Reading's Kristian Callaghan.

Carlin earns Wales 800m freestyle gold
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:15:53 GMT
Jazz Carlin becomes the first female Welsh swimmer to win a Commonwealth title in 40 years as Reading's Adam Barrett won bronze in the 100m butterfly.

Taghrooda wins King George VI at Ascot
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:57:22 GMT
Taghrooda, a 7-2 shot, produces a late surge to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot.

McAnuff signs for Leyton Orient
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:52:40 GMT
Former Reading midfielder Jobi McAnuff signs a two-year contract with League One side Leyton Orient.

Home nations continue judo dominance
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:46:39 GMT
England win three gold medals, including one for Berkshire's Megan Fletcher, on day two of the Commonwealth Games judo in Glasgow.

VIDEO: England's Fletcher takes 70kg gold
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:46:34 GMT
Wokingham's Megan Fletcher beats New Zealand's Moira de Villiers with an ippon to secure women's -70kg judo gold at Glasgow 2014, with Scotland's Sally Conway winning bronze.

Allen wins silver as Hill misses out
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:37:14 GMT
Wales' Elena Allen takes women's skeet silver behind Laura Coles, but Berkshire's Amber Hill fails to reach the final.

VIDEO: Jayden killer is jailed for life
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:23:57 GMT
The violent ex-boyfriend of teenager Jayden Parkinson has been jailed for life for her murder after strangling her and burying her in his uncle's grave.

VIDEO: Tony Blackburn: 50 years on air
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:53:37 GMT
The BBC's Wendy Hurrell takes a look back at Tony Blackburn's 50 year broadcasting career.

VIDEO: Giant poppies to mark WW1 centenary
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:16:26 GMT
A total of 25 6ft (1.8m) tall poppies are placed in prominent positions around Bracknell to mark the start of World War One.

VIDEO: Developer fined over forklift death
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:04:38 GMT
Engineering firm Costain is fined more than £500,000 for health and safety breaches that led to the death of a building site supervisor.