Latest news stories in Berkshire

Missing mother and baby found safe
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:35:34 GMT
A young mother and her nine-month-old baby are found safe after going missing in Reading on Wednesday.

Mencap plan 'will cut lifeline'
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:03:07 GMT
Proposed cuts to respite care services for disabled children in West Berkshire would cut a "lifeline" for users, campaigners say.

Harris faces indecent assault charges
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:43:12 GMT
Entertainer Rolf Harris, from Bray, to be charged with seven counts of indecent assault, Crown Prosecution Service says

Third double stabbing suspect sought
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:01:35 GMT
A third person is being sought by police after two men were stabbed in Slough.

'Lack of interest' in rail franchises
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:18:10 GMT
Taxpayers could end up out of pocket because not enough companies want to bid to run rail franchises, a group of MPs warn.

Threatened arts centre gets £500k grant
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:55:39 GMT
Reading's South Street Arts Centre is awarded a £500,000 arts council grant, despite being threatened with closure.

Larger revamp approved despite criticism
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:59:56 GMT
Reading Borough Council agrees to a larger redevelopment for the Station Hill area of the town.

Animal lovers 'keep horses alive'
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:26:05 GMT
Volunteers respond to "equine crisis"

Cutting libraries 'like losing limb'
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:06:09 GMT
Novelist questions closure plans

Reading v Burnley
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:38:38 GMT
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Reading and Burnley.

Northampton v London Irish (Sat)
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:24:58 GMT
Team news as Northampton host London Irish in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Franklin's Gardens (15:00 GMT).

McDermott not panicked by goal shortage
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:49:27 GMT
Reading manager Brian McDermott says he will need more time to address a shortage of league goals from his side.

McCusker bids to maintain Irish form
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:23:55 GMT
London Irish back row Rob McCusker hopes they can maintain the momentum of their recent home form away at Northampton.

Watkins leaves GB Olympic programme
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:33:48 GMT
Wokingham Olympic gold medallist Anna Watkins pulls out of the British programme for this year's Games in Rio.

A scrap in the Premiership drop zone
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:25:32 GMT
BBC Sport looks at the survival chances of Worcester, London Irish and Newcastle at the Premiership halfway mark.

Hearn agrees Irish deal extension
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:10:04 GMT
London Irish back Ciaran Hearn extends his contract at the club until the end of next season.

Biting ban for Worcester's Cavubati
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:32:58 GMT
Worcester Warriors lock Tevita Cavubati is given a nine-week ban after being found guilty of biting London Irish's Jebb Sinclair.

London Irish add three to squad
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 18:33:50 GMT
London Irish sign Elliott Stooke, Tom Halse and Tom Preece for the remainder of the season.


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