Latest news stories in Berkshire

Site for new free school approved
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:01:06 GMT
A site for a new secondary free school in Reading is approved amid a predicted shortage of pupil places.

Listed baths takeover is agreed
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:43:46 GMT
A council agrees the takeover of a dilapidated Grade II-listed lido in Reading.

'Faster' new route for half-marathon
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:24:57 GMT
Race organisers unveil a faster new route for the Reading half-marathon, which cuts some up of the uphill struggle.

Magna Carta Island goes on sale
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:16:51 GMT
An island in the River Thames - which may have been where the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215 - has gone on sale for nearly £4m.

Mentally ill locked in police cells
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:18:02 GMT
More than 500 people with mental health issues ill were locked up in Thames Valley Police cells in the last two years, figures show.

Dana: Charges against brother untrue
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:25:55 GMT
Former Eurovision winner Dana Rosemary Scallon is giving evidence in her brother's trial at Harrow Crown Court.

Jayden murder trial jury sent home
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:43:19 GMT
A jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend and burying her in his uncle's grave is sent home and will not resume its deliberations until Thursday.

Queen opens revamped Reading station
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:34:36 GMT
Her majesty meets orange-suited engineers

Royal unveiling for war memorial
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:50:37 GMT
War memorial unveiled after a three-year appeal

I'm not a typical shooter - Hill
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:21:18 GMT
Teenage shooting star Amber Hill, who will represent England at Glasgow 2014, says she is "not a typical shooter".

Tainton joins London Irish as coach
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:58:06 GMT
London Irish appoint former Ireland assistant coach Mark Tainton as their new skills and kicking coach.

Fletcher ruled out of Glasgow Games
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:21:09 GMT
English judoka Ben Fletcher is forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after suffering a knee injury.

VIDEO: 'Shock' at friend's polar bear death
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:42:31 GMT
Nick Hampson, a friend of Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple mauled by a polar bear, describes the shock of hearing about his death.

VIDEO: Lightning show in the South captured
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:02:06 GMT
The dramatic lightning show on Thursday night is captured by residents in the South of England.

VIDEO: Queen opens revamped station
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:17:27 GMT
The Queen has officially opened the revamped Reading railway station after its £897m upgrade.

VIDEO: 'Not enough support' for new firms
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:06:03 GMT
Early stage companies looking for money and support to grow say the Thames Valley is not geared up to offer sufficient help.

VIDEO: Sebbage family speak of 'our ordeal'
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 01:02:34 GMT
The mother of an 18-year-old man who was killed in Greece by a taxi driver has spoken of the family's three-year legal ordeal in a foreign country.

VIDEO: Political week in 60 seconds
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:01:31 GMT
Sunday Politics South looks back at the week's political headlines in 60 seconds.