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Berkshire News

No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence
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
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
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
A 79-year-old man is killed in a collision in a hospital car park in Maidenhead.

Sunshine sees Womad's record sellout
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
The dogs that used to collect money for charity

How do we honour galloping greats?
Ways of honouring our champion horses

England win five silvers in athletics
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
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
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
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
Former Reading midfielder Jobi McAnuff signs a two-year contract with League One side Leyton Orient.

Home nations continue judo dominance
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
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
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
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
The BBC's Wendy Hurrell takes a look back at Tony Blackburn's 50 year broadcasting career.

VIDEO: Giant poppies to mark WW1 centenary
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
Engineering firm Costain is fined more than £500,000 for health and safety breaches that led to the death of a building site supervisor.

Reading Football Club (the nearest big club to Maidenhead)

McAnuff signs for Leyton Orient
Former Reading midfielder Jobi McAnuff signs a two-year contract with League One side Leyton Orient.

Veteran striker Kitson retires
Oxford United striker Dave Kitson, who also played for Reading and Stoke, announces his retirement from football.

Adkins plans delayed by takeover
Reading boss Nigel Adkins says he is unsure if he will be able to sign anyone before the start of the season.

Leeds United sign goalkeeper Taylor
Championship side Leeds United sign former Arsenal goalkeeper Stuart Taylor on a one-year contract.

Carrico joins Sevilla from Reading
Reading defender Daniel Carrico joins Sevilla on a permanent deal following a season-long loan with the Spanish side.

'Several' interested in Reading
Reading chairman Sir John Madejski reiterates his stance that "several parties" are interested in taking over the club.

Thai investor close to Reading deal
Thai investor Sumrit Bunditkrisada is close to agreeing a takeover of Championship club Reading, reports BBC South Today.

Reading warn Leeds off coach Dolan
Reading say they "would not welcome" an approach for coach Eamonn Dolan amid speculation linking him with Leeds United.

Zingarevich upset by Reading plight
Former Reading director Chris Samuelson says ex-majority shareholder Anton Zingarevich is "saddened" by the club's plight.

Russia drop Pogrebnyak for World Cup
Russia drop Reading's Pavel Pogrebnyak from their World Cup squad as Fabio Capello names a domestic-based 23-man party.

Madejski confirms Zingarevich exit
Reading chairman Sir John Madejski confirms majority shareholder Anton Zingarevich has left the club's board.

Taylor and Hector sign Reading deals
Reading pair Jake Taylor and Michael Hector agree new deals with the Championship club.

Le Fondre a bargain buy - Williams
New striker Adam Le Fondre will bring the Bluebirds goals, says ex-Wales and Reading defender Adrian Williams.

Cardiff sign Le Fondre from Reading
Adam Le Fondre leaves Reading to become the fourth player to join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Cardiff City so far this summer.

Ex-England left-back Bridge retires
Former England left-back Wayne Bridge retires because of a knee injury after being one of five players released by Reading.

Le Fondre unsure of Reading future
Striker Adam Le Fondre is unsure if he will still be at Reading next season because of ownership uncertainties.

Reading 2-2 Burnley
Reading miss out on the play-offs despite Garath McCleary's spectacular equaliser against Burnley.

Play-offs in our grasp, says Adkins
Reading manager Nigel Adkins praises the perseverance of his players as they look to secure a play-off place.

Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Reading
Reading score two late goals to take them into the play-off places and leave Doncaster in relegation danger.

'Destiny in our hands' - Adkins
Boss Nigel Adkins says Reading have control of their own destiny after returning the Championship play-off places.

BBC News Headlines

Anger mounts as Gaza toll rises
The US and UN condemn the shelling of a UN school housing civilians in Gaza, as Palestinians say Israeli attacks kill more than 100 in the day.

Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.

Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier
A devastating fire tears through Eastbourne Pier, leaving the structure an "absolute red, molten, mess of flame and smoke".

Tags to monitor alcohol consumption
Offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes will have to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme.

G7 says Russia faces more sanctions
The G7 group of economic powers warns President Putin of further sanctions after Russia called new US and EU penalties "destructive and short-sighted".

Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.

Nursery teachers higher status call
Nursery school teachers should be given the same status and pay as those in primary school, the Pre-School Learning Alliance says.

6 Music audience overtakes Radio 3
BBC Radio 6 Music listening figures surpass BBC Radio 3 for the first time with 1.89m weekly listeners.

'No deal' in Argentine debt talks
Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof says his offer to "hold-out" investors has been rejected and a mediator says default is "imminent".

NHS 'can deal with' UK Ebola threat
The Ebola virus poses a threat to the UK but health services here have the experience to deal with it, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

'Tape measure test' call on diabetes
People are being urged to take out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Campaign targets modern slavery
The government launches the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of people working in slavery in the UK.

Dozens trapped by Indian landslide
At least 20 people are killed after a landslide buries more than 40 houses and leaves up to 200 people trapped in a village in western India.

Drug-resistant malaria 'widespread'
Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study.

Tor attack may have unmasked users
Users of the "dark net" service Tor who visited hidden websites may have had their identities revealed by a five-month long cyber-attack.

Broken robots 'learn to keep going'
Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.

'Tax cuts' and pier fears - front pages
Claims that the PM wants to raise the threshold at which people pay the 40p income tax rate lead some papers, while many feature images of Eastbourne's pier ablaze.

Flying axe near-miss on US motorway
A US vehicle passenger is "shaken up" after an axe flew off the back of a lorry on a motorway and crashed midway through a windshield, police say.

Broody octopus keeps four-year vigil
A deep-sea octopus has been observed nursing her eggs for more than four years - the longest brooding time seen in any animal.

Rutherford wins Commonwealth gold
Greg Rutherford adds Commonwealth gold to his Olympics long jump title as England move top of the medal table in Glasgow.

Everton complete £28m Lukaku signing
Everton sign Belgian World Cup striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for a club record fee of £28m.

Legia Warsaw 4-1 Celtic
Ronny Deila suffers a nightmare first loss as Celtic boss with a heavy defeat by Legia Warsaw in the Champions League qualifiers.

England close in on win over India
England move closer to levelling the series against India with another dominant display on day four of the third Test.

England pair win gymnastics golds
England's Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane both win their second gold medals in Glasgow in the all-around competitions.

VIDEO: What was in WW1 British soldier's kit?
Military historian Andy Robertshaw talks through the uniform worn by soldiers in the British Expeditionary Force at the start of World War One.

VIDEO: Louvre rat infestation shocks tourists
The Louvre in Paris has called in pest controllers after an infestation of rats was spotted in the gallery's gardens.

VIDEO: Why Tiki became a US phenomenon
In his book Tiki Pop, Sven Kirsten describes how Tiki bars and cocktails became a welcome escape for Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.

VIDEO: How to 'drive' a driverless car?
The BBC's Jon Ironmonger uncovers the science behind the UK's driverless cars.

VIDEO: Inside a laboratory battling Ebola
Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar takes a look around a makeshift laboratory trying to battle the Ebola outbreak in Guinea.

VIDEO: Broads-view opens up Norfolk waterways
The Norfolk Broads will soon be available for virtual navigation thanks to a novel aquatic equivalent of Google's Streetview technology

VIDEO: Sun bracelet measures UV exposure
The BBC's Dougal Shaw tests out a digital bracelet designed to help people avoid getting too much sun exposure.

VIDEO: Near miss on Indiana train bridge
Two women had a narrow escape when they were nearly hit by a freight train on a bridge in Monroe County, Indiana.

Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown
Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.

VIDEO: Cable 'felt safe' in driverless car
Driverless cars are set to take to the roads in the UK from next January, they will guided by a system of sensors and cameras.

We'll keep tightening sanctions - PM
UK Prime Minister David Cameron warns of increasingly tough sanctions unless Russian President Vladimir Putin "changes his approach".

VIDEO: Cameron: Prime minister for silly walks?
David Cameron has joked about the moment a theatre audience laughed at the funny walk used by an actor playing him.

'E-cigs less harm than cigarettes'
An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.

VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola
Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.

School standards £5m funding fears
There are fears millions of pounds could be diverted from current schools' improvements programmes to fund a new policy also aimed at raising standards.

VIDEO: Student texts make fly on wall TV show
BBC Click's Spencer Kelly goes behind the scenes of the TV programme The Secret Lives of Students.

Smart home kit proves 'easy to hack'
Security experts at HP raise concern about smart home devices after testing 10 app-controlled examples and discovering vulnerabilities.

Mystery of lemon-shaped Moon solved
Tides and spin gave the Moon its strange lemon shape more than four billion years ago, research reveals.

VIDEO: East Coast beaches 'fast disappearing'
Up to half a mile of land is being lost every 50 years due to coastal erosion, as Sian Lloyd reports.

Production stalls on Big Bang Theory
Work on the eighth series of US sitcom The Big Bang Theory is delayed, as its cast members fight for higher salaries.

VIDEO: Hopper's art given life on film
Talking Movies talks to Gustav Deutsch - a multimedia artist at the cutting edge of cinema.

Who believes compatibility ratings on dating websites?
OKCupid has been telling users they're a good match when they're not.

What happens when lightning hits the sea?
A swimmer has died in a thunderstorm off a Californian beach. But what happens when lightning hits water?

Sir Bobby's legacy five years on
Five years on from his death, Sir Bobby Robson would be "astonished" at the legacy he has left, says his widow Lady Elsie.

Up to 100 firefighters at manor blaze
Up to 100 firefighters are tackling a fire at a former home of the Cadbury family in Birmingham.

Kylie to headline Games closing show
Kylie Minogue will perform at the closing ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, organisers confirm.

Major roads closed for cycling event
Major road closures are being made in and around Glasgow ahead of the Commonwealth Games cycling time trial.

Gun attack on police patrol car
Police are blaming dissident republicans for a gun attack on one of their patrols in Londonderry

Woman 'sought witness information'
A woman is charged with terrorism offences for allegedly trying to identify people currently under the PSNI Witness Protection Scheme.

Cardiff march clash images released
CCTV images are released of people police want to speak to after violence erupts during a march through Cardiff city centre.

Masked gang jailed for family attack
A masked gang beat and stabbed an innocent family after targeting the wrong home in a scene from a horror film, a court hears.

Ebola: Liberia shuts all schools
Liberia's government announced it is closing down all schools across the country and deploying troops to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Six dead in Nigeria college blast
At least six people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, witnesses say.

Khmer Rouge duo begin genocide trial
The last two surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are to begin their second trial, this time for genocide, in Phnom Penh.

Tight security after Xinjiang unrest
Chinese authorities step up security in parts of Xinjiang after dozens were killed or injured in the region's worst violence for months.

France evacuates expats from Libya
The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.

Fastest growth in Spain since 2007
Spain's economy is growing at its fastest quarterly rate since the end of 2007, but it is also facing a deflation threat.

US travel ban on Venezuela officials
The US imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan government officials it says are linked to human rights abuses during recent protests.

Argentina's football president dies
Julio Grondona, president of the Argentine Football Association, dies in Buenos Aires at the age of 82.

'Dozens of bodies' at Libya base
At least 35 bodies are reportedly recovered from a military base that was overrun by Islamist-led militias in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

Turkey PM to return US Jewish award
A row over Israel prompts Turkey's PM Erdogan to return an award he received in 2004 from the American Jewish Congress.

US economic growth surges by 4%
The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.

House votes to sue President Obama
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution authorising a lawsuit against the president for alleged overreach of his authority.

Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014
News photos from around the world

A community's tales
Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir

Day in pictures: 25 July 2014
24 hours of news photos: 25 July

'Hidden' photos reveal library build
'Hidden' images reveal Cambridge's University Library

Your pictures: Cycling
Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling"

Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US

Taiwan plane crash: In pictures
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan

Prince George's first year
Prince George's first year

VIDEO: House of Commons
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.

VIDEO: Star Wars comes to County Kerry
Residents and tourists in Portmagee, County Kerry, are getting a taste of Hollywood as scenes for the new Star Wars film are shot on nearby island Skellig Michael.

VIDEO: Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier
A huge fire has ripped through Eastbourne Pier in East Sussex.

VIDEO: Huge water main leak gouges LA road
A burst water main on Los Angeles' iconic Sunset Boulevard has caused flooding at the University of California, Los Angeles, local officials say.

VIDEO: Ukraine forces tighten grip on Donetsk
Heavy fighting around Donetsk has seen government forces make strategic advances in their attempt to wrest control of the area from pro-Russian separatists.

VIDEO: Inside Gaza militants' tunnel
Israel says its offensive in Gaza will continue until the extensive Hamas tunnel network is neutralised. The BBC's Orla Guerin was given access by the military to a recently discovered tunnel.

VIDEO: Royals get sporty at Games
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry take part in several sporting activities during a visit to the 2014 Commonwealth Games village in Glasgow.

VIDEO: Air officials 'closing safety gaps'
Following the shooting down of flight MH17, aviation officials have been meeting in Montreal in Canada to discuss air safety.

VIDEO: Are we safe to fly over warzones?
Jim Reed asks whether passenger planes should fly over warzones after reports said the MH17 plane was 'downed by missile shrapnel'.

When politicians 'think aloud'
Why do politicians keep on falling foul of secret recordings?

Saving lives on the Ebola front line
'The first thing we saw was a baby being buried'

The dead dog that changed colour twice
The dog that stole charity money to buy biscuits

The women having a laugh in Turkey
Why are women in Turkey posting laughing selfies?

VIDEO: How WW1 shaped a poet's life
Robert Graves's memories of the horrors of fighting

It's not always winning that counts
Losing with style but winning over Commonwealth Games crowds

How many men are paedophiles?
How many men are paedophiles - and is the same true of priests?

Playing French horn with no arms
The French horn player who has no arms

Shakespeare's Globe: Theatrical laboratory
Turning Shakespeare's theatre into a living laboratory

A peculiar sort of debt
What are the true costs of running the student loan scheme?

Argentina in denial over debt dispute
Call it something else, says Argentina's president