Latest news stories in Berkshire

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe moved from Broadmoor to prison
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:19:15 GMT
Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe - known as the Yorkshire Ripper - is transferred to prison after more than 30 years in Broadmoor psychiatric hospital.

Man jailed for selling Viagra-style drug
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:12:33 GMT
A man who made nearly £30,000 selling doses of unlicensed Viagra-style drugs is jailed.

Diver Chris Mears's Rio win marked by fake gold postbox
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:25 GMT
The home village of Olympic diver Chris Mears installs a "cardboard tribute" of a golden postbox to celebrate his success after Royal Mail refuses to paint it.

Prudential staff in Reading vote for industrial action
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:18:22 GMT
Workers at finance giant Prudential vote to take industrial action in a row over moving jobs overseas.

Heatwave alerts for south-east England as temperatures hit 30C
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:41:27 GMT
The Met Office issues heatwave alerts across the south and east of England, with temperatures expected to exceed 30C (86F) in some areas.

Newbury fireworks display cancelled over traffic 'chaos'
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:53:32 GMT
A fireworks display in Newbury is cancelled after traffic "chaos" last year.

Derby lads party in Reading after football goal challenge
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:32:20 GMT
A group of lads from Derby end up in Reading for a night out after using Saturday's football results to decide their party destination.

Hellenic League: Thatcham Town score 11 in victory over Burnham
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:29:20 GMT
Watch some of the goals as Berkshire side Thatcham Town thrash local rivals Burnham 11-0 in a Hellenic Premier League game.

'Mysterious' black door appears on Sonning Bridge
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:29:26 GMT
A mysterious black door has appeared on Sonning Bridge, puzzling nearby residents.

Richardson-Walsh carries GB flag
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:56:07 GMT
Highlights as Great Britain's women win their first Olympic hockey gold medal by beating the Netherlands in a dramatic penalty shootout.

Rio 2016 hockey: Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh celebrate 'special' win
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:21:28 GMT
Team GB captain Kate Richardson-Walsh and wife Helen become the first same-sex married couple to win an Olympic gold in the same final.

Swan pedalo completes 100-mile journey down the Thames
Sat, 13 Aug 2016 16:55:35 GMT
Scout leaders travel more than 100 miles along the Thames in a swan shaped pedalo but a broken pedal thwarts their charity target.

Reading 2-2 Milton Keynes Dons (4-2 pens)
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:21:55 GMT
Reading reach the third round of the EFL Cup with a 4-2 penalty shootout win over MK Dons.

Rio Paralympics: Seven athletes added to GB team after Russia ban
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:48:53 GMT
Seven athletes are added to the British team for the Rio Paralympics, after Russia's ban on competing was upheld.

Tyler Blackett: Manchester United defender joins Reading
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:27:42 GMT
Reading complete the signing of Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett on a three-year deal.

Liam Moore: Reading sign Leicester City centre-back
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 11:15:06 GMT
Championship side Reading sign centre-back Liam Moore from Leicester City for an undisclosed fee.

Rio Olympics 2016: Britain's Liam Heath takes gold in kayak 200m sprint
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:38:45 GMT
Britain's Liam Heath secures his second medal at Rio 2016, winning gold in the men's kayak single 200m sprint.

Rio Olympics 2016: GB women win first hockey gold on penalties
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 23:33:43 GMT
Great Britain's women win a first Olympic hockey gold medal by beating the Netherlands in a dramatic penalty shootout.


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