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Berkshire News

Plans for school rebuild unveiled
Plans go on show ahead of the rebuilding of Reading Girls' School in Berkshire.

Legoland hopes for easing traffic
Experimental traffic measures to ease congestion around the Legoland theme park in Windsor over the Easter weekend have been given a guarded welcome.

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

Hospital blood test staff in dispute
Laboratory staff at the Royal Berkshire Hospital will not test blood samples sent by local GPs as part of planned industrial action this week.

'Drunken idiots' return missing dino
A stolen baby dinosaur model is returned anonymously to a shopping centre with a note stating the thieves were "drunken idiots".

Blackburn to get 50-year radio award
BBC Radio Berkshire presenter Tony Blackburn will receive The Radio Academy's lifetime achievement award for the second time, to mark his 50 years on the air.

Gun salutes to mark Queen's birthday
Her majesty spends day at Windsor Castle

Convention for Thunderbirds creator
The life and legacy of Gerry Anderson celebrated

Reading 2-0 Middlesbrough
Reading defeat Middlesbrough to climb up to sixth in the Championship with two games of the regular season remaining.

Investment 'critical' for Reading
Chairman Sir John Madejski admits he is concerned by the lack of progress in talks with Reading's potential investors.

Northampton 36-21 London Irish
Northampton Saints survive a remarkable London Irish fightback to return to winning ways at Franklin's Gardens.

Wigan Athletic 3-0 Reading
Reading slip out of the play-offs as they are comprehensively beaten by Wigan, who strengthen their own top-six place.

VIDEO: Warning to River Thames users
As the boating season gets under way, river users are being urged to take extra care on the Thames because of higher than usual water levels.

VIDEO: Package holidays blamed for cancer rise
The most dangerous form of skin cancer is now five times more common than it was in the 1970s.

VIDEO: World's toughest canoe race begins
Hundreds of people are taking part in the world's toughest canoe race, which passes through Berkshire.

VIDEO: Death crash drink driver jailed
A drink driver who knocked down and killed two cyclists in a stolen car while being followed by police is jailed for 10 years.

Reading Football Club (the nearest big club to Maidenhead)

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

Reading 2-0 Middlesbrough
Reading defeat Middlesbrough to climb up to sixth in the Championship with two games of the regular season remaining.

Investment 'critical' for Reading
Chairman Sir John Madejski admits he is concerned by the lack of progress in talks with Reading's potential investors.

Wigan Athletic 3-0 Reading
Reading slip out of the play-offs as they are comprehensively beaten by Wigan, who strengthen their own top-six place.

Royals playing 'chess' with injuries
Reading boss Nigel Adkins says he is playing 'chess' in an attempt to manage their injury problems.

Reading 1-1 Leicester City
Reading hold promoted Leicester to a 1-1 draw and move into the Championship play-offs on goal difference.

Bournemouth 3-1 Reading
Bournemouth move to within two points of the Championship play-off positions with a win over rivals Reading.

Championship is crazy - Drenthe
Reading midfielder Royston Drenthe says the Championship is the "craziest" league he has played in.

Charlton Athletic 0-1 Reading
Danny Williams' second-half goal bolsters Reading's play-off hopes and heightens Charlton's relegation woes.

Reading 1-1 Huddersfield Town
Championship play-off hopefuls Reading see their poor home form continue as they are held by Huddersfield.

Adkins slams 'poor' Reading display
Reading boss Nigel Adkins slams his side's performance after they are beaten 3-1 by Championship strugglers Barnsley

Reading 1-3 Barnsley
Reading suffer a shock home defeat against lowly Barnsley to dent their Championship play-off hopes.

Birmingham City 1-2 Reading
Captain Jobi McAnuff strikes twice to move Reading into the play-off places and inflict more pain on struggling Birmingham.

Reading forward Roberts retires
Reading forward Jason Roberts announces his retirement from football at the age of 36 because of injury.

Reading at home on the road - Pearce
Defender Alex Pearce admits play-off-chasing Reading find it easier to perform away from the Madejski Stadium.

Reading 0-0 Derby County
Derby's hopes of automatic promotion suffer a setback after they are held to a goalless draw by Reading.

Leeds United 2-4 Reading
Brian McDermott's Leeds suffer defeat at home to his former club Reading, who strengthen their play-off hopes.

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Reading
Reading return to the Championship play-offs as Royston Drenthe's equaliser earns them a point against 10-man Brighton.

Reading 1-1 Yeovil Town
Yeovil hold play-off chasing Reading to a draw despite ending the match with eight men after earning three red cards.

Top two out of reach - Royals' Obita
Reading left-back Jordan Obita says the Championship's automatic promotion places are out of reach for his side.

BBC News Headlines

Police make Syria plea to UK women
British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.

Labour to cut ties with Co-op Bank
The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in the UK.

Care needs to 'outstrip' family help
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.

Crime falls 15% in England and Wales
Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, an official survey shows - but there are signs, according to police figures, of rises in certain areas.

Ukrainian forces 'regain city hall'
The Ukrainian government says it has won back control of the city hall in the eastern port of Mariupol from pro-Russian separatists.

DJ Travis denies indecent assault
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis pleads not guilty to single charge of indecent assault against woman in January 1995

Brother's death 'devastates' duchess
The Duchess of Cornwall has been left "devastated" by the news of her brother's death, Clarence House says.

Korea ferry disaster school reopens
The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.

Lib Dems 'to fight for EU cause'
Nick Clegg will pledge to speak "loudly, passionately and unequivocally" against "isolationists" when he launches the Liberal Democrat campaign for the European elections.

Woman held over children's deaths
Police continue to question a 42-year-old woman suspected of murdering three of her children in south-west London.

Ecclestone trial begins in Germany
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone appears in court in the German city of Munich to face bribery charges that carry a 10-year jail term.

Cancer teen 'making huge difference'
A teenager with terminal cancer will make a "transformational difference" after raising more than £1.5m, the Teenage Cancer Trust says.

Worries over young wanting surgery
Plastic surgeons say they're worried about the number of young people who want cosmetic procedures.

Madeleine 'clues' and Mark Shand death - papers
A police update in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann and the death of the brother of the Duchess of Cornwall after a fall in New York attract headlines.

Cornish granted UK minority status
Cornish people will be granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend
US film star Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend, Alexandra Hedison, the actress's representative confirms.

Robben surprised by Real's approach
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben is surprised by Real Madrid's cautious approach in their 1-0 Champions League semi-final first-leg win.

Weight concerns behind Phelps return
Legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps says he is coming out of retirement because of concerns over his weight.

Mercedes may rethink team order plan
Mercedes say they may be forced to rethink their policy of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg racing without team orders.

Wales ready to submit Euro 2020 bid
August's Uefa Super Cup can act as a platform for Cardiff's bid to be a Euro 2020 host city, says FAW chief Jonathan Ford.

Moyes, Woodward and the doomed presentation
David Moyes 'livid' at Manchester United treatment after 10 months characterised by poor communication and difficult relationships

Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads
Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues.

VIDEO: Obama's trade deal faces jobs question
A potential free trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership is being seen as key to boosting growth in the Asia-Pacific region. But it has raised some questions about the impact on US jobs.

Tories would end wind farm subsidies
The Conservatives say they will not subsidise new onshore wind farms if they win the 2015 general election.

VIDEO: How will the European electorate vote?
Campaigns have started for Europe's elections in just over a month but is the European electorate engaged?

Binge drinking 'link to overeating'
Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.

VIDEO: Package holidays blamed for cancer rise
The most dangerous form of skin cancer is now five times more common than it was in the 1970s.

Tuition-fee change savings 'unclear'
A study says the public cost of higher university fees and loans is "highly uncertain" and depends on how much future graduates will earn.

VIDEO: Schools improving maths with snooker
Snooker World Champion Steve Davis is taking his love of the sport into schools in the hope of improving students' maths skills.

Apple profits beat expectations
Technology giant Apple plans a share buyback after it reports profits of $10.2bn, selling a more than 43 million iPhones in the second quarter of 2014.

VIDEO: Hands-on with Microsoft's Cortana
Microsoft's natural language expert explains how he breathed life into the firm's Halo-inspired virtual assistant Cortana.

Asteroid impact risks 'underplayed'
A visualisation showing where sizeable asteroids have hit the Earth in recent years has been released by the B612 Foundation.

AUDIO: Migrant birds 'shot as trophies'
Wildlife expert Chris Packham and Sergei Golovkin from Malta's Wild Birds Regulation Unit discuss the number of illegal bird hunters operating in Malta.

Banksy street works to be auctioned
A collection of street art works by Banksy, removed from walls, is to go on display at a London hotel before being sold at auction.

VIDEO: Mirren: I'd love to play Romeo's Juliet
Dame Helen Mirren has revealed she always wanted to play Shakespeare's Juliet, but was never given the chance.

Are gardeners wrong to put 'crocks' in plant pots?
For centuries, gardeners have put shards of pottery - "crocks" - at the bottom of plant pots. Why?

The ways tattoos can get you into trouble
The Sri Lankan authorities are deporting a British tourist because of a Buddha tattoo. Here are five other ways tattoos can get you into trouble.

Boy, 11, in canal pipe fall named
An 11-year-old boy who died after falling into a canal in Lancashire is named locally as Robbie Williamson.

Buddha tattoo woman to be flown home
A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm says she has not been "shown compassion" as she faces deportation.

Governments clash over pension costs
The Scottish government disputes UK government claims about future pension costs in an independent Scotland.

Traffic clampdown for 2014 Games
Major restrictions on traffic and parking are to be introduced in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games.

Disposable income 'half UK average'
Disposable income in Northern Ireland households is increasing but is less than half of the UK average, according to an economic consultancy.

Plans for new Belfast student block
Plans are submitted to build a nine-storey, 200 bedroom student accommodation block next to the University of Ulster's new Belfast campus.

Education warnings 'six years ago'
A lack of a long-term vision for education in Wales, highlighted in a critical OECD report, were first raised more than six years ago, BBC Wales has learnt.

Syria helpers' 'radicalisation' fear
Anti-terror police are concerned the Syria conflict is "radicalising" humanitarian volunteers from Wales.

S Sudan president sacks army chief
South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.

Nigeria rapist to be stoned to death
An Islamic court in northern Nigeria sentences a man of 63 to death by stoning for raping a girl of 10 and infecting her with HIV.

Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'
US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.

China releases Japanese cargo ship
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.

Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.

EU in slow progress on deficit cuts
EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.

Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes
Weeks before the World Cup, deadly clashes break out in the Brazilian city of Rio after the body of a young man is found, allegedly beaten by police.

Bogota mayor Petro reinstalled
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos reinstates the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, to his post following a court order to that effect.

Ban blames all Syria sides over aid
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.

Hamas and Fatah declare end to rift
Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.

US medics killed in Kabul attack
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a security guard at a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.

US troops in Poland for exercises
A first contingent of US troops arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.

In pictures: Mumbai goes to vote
Sixth phase of the ongoing India elections

Day in pictures: 23 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 23 April

In pictures: divers search South Korea ferry
Divers search South Korea ferry

In pictures: Rural murals
Huge murals in Dumfries and Galloway

In pictures: Garcia Marquez tributes
Memorials Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Day in pictures: 22 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 22 April

In pictures: Easter celebrations
Christians mark Easter Sunday

Day in pictures: 21 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 21 April

VIDEO: House of Commons
The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.

VIDEO: Pensioner risks life on level crossing
CCTV footage has captured the moment a man in Czech Republic was hit by a speeding train - but walked away with only minor injuries.

VIDEO: NYPD's Twitter campaign backfires
NYPD asked followers to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag "myNYPD" as part of a social media campaign.

VIDEO: Scottish referendum: An English view
Only those living in Scotland can actually vote - but what do people living in England think of the referendum?

VIDEO: One man's bid to make kindness cool
BBC News hears from a man carrying out a daily random act of kindness or 'RAK Nomination'.

VIDEO: Collapse victims wait for compensation
Many survivors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka are still waiting for compensation after the tragedy in 2013 that killed 1,129 workers.

VIDEO: Horror of S Sudan massacre filmed
The White House has strongly condemned the massacre of civilians in South Sudan calling it a betrayal of the people by their leaders.

VIDEO: Fee increase for small claims court
Fees to make a claim using small claims court courts have been increased from April 22nd, with some almost double what they were previously

VIDEO: Tribute to youngest Hillsborough victim
The mother of the Hillsborough disaster's youngest victim has said he would have been ''very proud'' of his cousin, England Captain Steven Gerrard.

The real story of Frank Sidebottom
How a cult comic character inspired a major new film

The unlikely debt capital of Britain
The unlikely debt capital of Britain

Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile
Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories

Sign language dialects 'in decline'
The decline of regional dialects for the deaf

Shakespeare's birds cause US trouble
How European Starlings invaded America

'I survived the Bangladesh factory collapse'
Survivors recall Rana Plaza disaster one year on

How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US
How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US

How is the Co-operative Group run?
Why both Labour and Co-op Bank would be happy with a divorce

Europe braces for first vote since crash
Eurosceptic voter backlash – how big could it be?

A new kind of tech bubble
Could bubble messages have profitable future?