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Berkshire firefighters to again strike on eight consecutive days

31 Jul 2014 15:30

FIREFIGHTERS across Berkshire will strike on eight consecutive days starting next weekend as their pensions row with the Government rumbles on.

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TV fame for Charters student

31 Jul 2014 12:00

BAKING FANATIC Martha Collison, a Year 12 student at Charters School, has been selected as one of the contestants in this year’s Great British Bake Off.

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Man hit by "unattended" car named

31 Jul 2014 09:30

A MAN who died following a collision with an unattended vehicle at a hospital has been named.

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Great Hollands Library opens up a new chapter

30 Jul 2014 17:30

VISITORS can enjoy a more modernised library thanks to a recent upgrade.

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In this week's News (Wednesday July 30)

30 Jul 2014 12:30

IN this week's edition of the News, we reveal that almost £4.5m was left unspent by Bracknell Forest schools last year, HIV testing is set to be offered at Bracknell Library, and we have the second part of our Super Tots 2014 competition.

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Post Office to shut for facelift

30 Jul 2014 11:00

A POST office is set to temporarily close for modernisation work, whilst a new branch has reopened after similar refurbishment.

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Cricketers bail out with ants in their pants

31 Jul 2014 16:21 • Sportsdesk

RAIN, snow and even penguins have been known to stop play, but a team of Berkshire cricketers were stumped when a huge swarm of flying insects forced them to down sticks on a league match last weekend.

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West Reading suffer Sandhurst setback in race for Premier Division title

31 Jul 2014 15:45

SANDHURST produced an outstanding performance in the Premier Division to thrash title-chasing West Reading by six wickets at Memorial Park.

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Former Pinewood Judo Club star Megan Fletcher scoops Commonwealth Games gold medal in judo 70kg final

25 Jul 2014 19:15

FORMER Emmbrook School pupil Megan Fletcher won a fantastic gold in the under 70kg judo event. After beating New Zealander Moira de Villiers in the final, the 24-year-old thanked Pinewood Judo Club in Wokingham, where she was trained.

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Binfield shooting star Amber Hill fails in bid to reach Commonwealth Games final

25 Jul 2014 15:05 • Sportsdesk

BINFIELD shooter Amber Hill has failed in her bid to reach the Commonwealth Games skeet final.

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Sandhurst Cricket Club lose to Royal Military Academy by two wickets in tight contest

25 Jul 2014 14:30

SANDHURST Cricket Club chairman Simon Coxwell hailed an “excellent day” as supporters flocked to Memorial Park on Sunday.

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Bracknell Town, Binfield, and Wokingham & Emmbrook all secure pre-season wins

25 Jul 2014 13:30

Bracknell Town FC again showed their resolve with a second consecutive come-from-behind victory as they beat Holmer Green 4-2.

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Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey to ‘take us up’ at Rewind Festival

30 Jul 2014 09:30

REWIND to 1984 – long before MP3s were king – the Thompson Twins’ Into the gap was one of the most played vinyl records in my house. As a music-obsessed six-year-old, I must have spent hours listening to those nine songs over and over again...

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Campaign launched to save Windsor's 100-year-old theatre which is the only unsubsidised theatre in the country

18 Jul 2014 10:15

A campaign has been launched by the Windsor Observer - part of the Berkshire Media Group - to save Windsor's 100-year-old theatre as fears the curtain could come down for the final time surface.

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First night review of Murder Weapon by Brian Clemens at Theatre Royal Windsor

1 Jul 2014 09:30

IT’S annoying what you can fail to deduce about a murder mystery even when you’ve picked up the scent.

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Artists take their talents to the streets

23 Jun 2014 09:30

A TOWN centre was bustling with life and colour as hundreds of artists and performers showcased their talents.

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Glass ceiling that can't last forever

We've all heard about the notorious “glass ceiling” women often face when they try and pitch for the top jobs that have traditionally been dominated by men, but recent evidence suggests things are - finally - starting to get better.

4 Jul 2014 14:30

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