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29 Jan 2015 13:30

London Irish star Shane Geraghty called into England training squad ahead of Six Nations clash with Wales

ENGLAND rugby coach Stuart Lancaster has called London Irish star Shane Geraghty up for a training session tomorrow.

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29 Jan 2015 11:44

In this week's News (Jan 28 edition)

Grab your copy of this week's paper to read how more parents than ever before are being hit with fines for taking their children out of school, residents' dismay over the closure of an Easthampstead post office and the launch of our annual Pride of Bracknell Awards.

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29 Jan 2015 11:01

Broadmoor sirens 'may not be working properly', Wokingham councillors hear

A WARNING system designed to alert Wokingham schools if someone has escaped from Broadmoor Hospital may not be working properly, borough councillors heard yesterday.

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28 Jan 2015 19:46 • Louise Hill

Tory councillor defects to UKIP

A TORY councillor announced his shock defection to UKIP to a meeting of Bracknell Forest councillors this evening.

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28 Jan 2015 16:56

Mixed reaction to new secondary school at Arborfield Garrison

PLANS for a secondary school in Arborfield were met with a mixed reception from parents, after they were unveiled by Wokingham Borough Council.

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28 Jan 2015 13:01

Support available for Wokingham's jobseekers

The Wokingham Job Support Centre is launching a free support and guidance service for unemployed people looking for jobs


28 Jan 2015 10:30

Big drop in anti-social behaviour in Sandhurst

ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour in Sandhurst Central has dropped by 24.7 per cent compared to this time last year, according to police.

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28 Jan 2015 09:30

First night review: Twelve Angry Men

THE enduring power of this show was richly illustrated by the success of last year’s West End revival which arrived in Windsor this week.


27 Jan 2015 17:23

Wellington College pupil rewarded for mental health campaigning

A CROWTHORNE pupil has been recognised with a top award for her tireless campaigning work on mental health awareness.

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27 Jan 2015 12:27 • Rhodri Andrews

Bracknell health team nominated for award for consistently good care

BRACKNELL Forest Council’s public health team has been nominated for two national awards.

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27 Jan 2015 09:30

A play with no words

Blind Man’s Song is a tale about one man’s rage against his world of darkness. Inspired by the paintings of René Magritte, the dead-end world of Samuel Beckett and interviews with blind and visually-impaired people, it uses theatre, mime and original live music to explore the power of imagination in seeking wisdom beyond our senses. With no words, Blind Man’s Song witnesses the power of the body to communicate.


27 Jan 2015 09:30

Lottery grant helps charity for the homeless

A LOTTERY grant will ensure a charity can continue its work helping the homeless out of poverty and into employment.

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26 Jan 2015 16:11

'Be extra vigilant': Police warn homeowners after spate of burglaries in Sunningdale

POLICE are warning homeowners in Sunningdale to be extra vigilant following a spate of burglaries in the area.


26 Jan 2015 15:33 • Alex Drury

Coppid Beech slip roads to close tonight ahead of major improvement works

The slip roads on Coppid Beech roundabout will be shut tonight between 8pm and 6am.

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26 Jan 2015 14:25 • Alex Drury

Plans for new car parking measures

Motorists in Wokingham could face stricter parking enforcement under plans being put forward by the town’s Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG).


26 Jan 2015 13:02 • Louise Hill

Winnersh doctor's death was a 'shock but not a surprise'

A RETIRED doctor who took his own life had struggled to come to terms with his retirement, an inquest heard.


26 Jan 2015 09:30

Bracknell Forest residents love life in the borough

NEARLY nine out of 10 residents in Bracknell Forest enjoy living in the borough and think it is a good place to live.

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26 Jan 2015 09:30

The Happy Horticulturist with Bernadette Varilone

Designing your ideal garden. First measure your plot.


25 Jan 2015 09:30

Whiteway's Watching: Now You See It

UNLESS I’m very much mistaken, the world has not been calling out for an alternative to You’ve Been Framed dedicated solely to magic and its often creepy exponents (please note I am very much aware my byline picture makes me look like a failed illusionist).

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24 Jan 2015 17:15

London Irish complete Italian Job as Rovigo win earns them home European quarter-final

SAMOAN star Ofisa Treviranus scored a brilliant hat-trick to help London Irish secure a 34-6 bonus point win in Rovigo which confirmed a top place finish in Pool A of the European Challenge Cup.

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