Latest news stories in Berkshire

Army to set up 'social media unit'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:44:46 GMT
The Army is setting up a new unit in Hermitage that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

Man jailed for woman's knife murder
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:38:34 GMT
A man who slashed a Polish woman working as a prostitute across the neck is jailed for her murder.

Nine fire crews battle cottage blaze
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:00:20 GMT
Crews from nine fire engines help tackle a blaze at a thatched cottage on Friday evening.

Early A&E leavers cost CCGs £4.8m
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:05:06 GMT
More than 70,000 people have left A&E departments in the south of England in the past nine months without being treated, the BBC learns.

Tory councillor defects to UKIP
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:29:30 GMT
The leader of the Conservative group in Slough joins UKIP, citing Prime Minister David Cameron as a key reason for leaving.

Cliff Richard raid on RTS shortlist
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:24:26 GMT
The live coverage of a controversial police raid on the Berkshire home of Sir Cliff Richard is nominated for a Royal Television Society award.

Airport may contribute to flood plan
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:17:33 GMT
Heathrow airport could be among businesses contributing to a £300m River Thames defence scheme if it gets the go-ahead to expand

Cardiac trial opt-out plan criticised
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:44:26 GMT
People who might receive treatment for cardiac arrest are told they must choose to opt out of a trial that could see them receive a placebo instead of adrenaline.

Arrests in £50m laundering probe
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:49:37 GMT
Eleven men are arrested on suspicion of laundering the proceeds of a multimillion-pound alcohol and VAT fraud.

Napoleon's red cloak to go on show
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:38:33 GMT
Napoleon's red cloak to go on show

Who wants to work in a tunnel?
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:11:19 GMT
The people who choose to work in giant tunnels

Reading 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:10:57 GMT
Nathaniel Chalobah scores on his home debut as Reading secure their first win at the Madejski Stadium since December.

Reading loan Samuel to Coventry
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:25:22 GMT
League One side Coventry City sign Reading striker Dominic Samuel on an emergency loan deal until 28 April.