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27 Mar 2015 17:30

New signings could help win National Three South West title next year claims head coach Rory Greenslade-Jones

A QUARTET of new signings could help fire Bracknell RFC to the National Three South West title next season, according to head coach Rory Greenslade-Jones, writes Richard Ashton.

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27 Mar 2015 16:30

Top charities benefit from lottery cash

CHARITIES in Bracknell and Wokingham have been the lucky beneficiaries of thousands of pounds of lottery funding.

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27 Mar 2015 14:44 • Louise Hill

High Court tells developers they must replant 1,280 trees

A DEVELOPER’S appeal against an order to replant more than 1,200 trees in Sunningdale has been thrown out by the High Court.


27 Mar 2015 11:00 • Alex Drury

Families fear eviction from their homes

Families could be reduced to squatting when they are evicted from their park homes later this year.


27 Mar 2015 09:00

Public help rescue woman from flipped hatchback

THE public helped rescue a woman who was trapped in her car in Ascot High Street early this morning.


26 Mar 2015 14:53 • Louise Hill

Firm fined thousands after worker has hand crushed in machine

A FIRM has been fined thousands of pounds after a worker had his hand crushed on a conveyor belt.


26 Mar 2015 13:17 • Rhodri Andrews

Councillor standing down due to ill health

A COUNCILLOR has expressed his regret after being forced to abandon plans to stand in May’s elections due to his deteriorating health.


26 Mar 2015 12:00

Men in Wokingham live longest in good health

Men in Wokingham will spend the longest time in good health according to an official report.


25 Mar 2015 16:28

Arborfield Garrison planning application submitted to planners today

A THRIVING village could soon replace the famous Arborfield Garrison. Planners meet today at Wokingham Borough Council’s extraordinary planning committee to discuss proposals that will transform the soon-to-be-vacated army site, in Biggs Lane, into a new village with two new schools, supermarket, new road links and at least 2,000 new homes.


25 Mar 2015 15:14

In this week's News (March 25)

In the News this week find out about the bullies who burnt a classmates GCSE coursework, 22 families facing eviction by the council, Royal Ascot's contribution to the local fashion industry and much more.


25 Mar 2015 14:15 • Louise Hill

Royal Ascot: Top milliner Rosie Olivia on the buzz and statement style at the world-famous racing event

HATS are big news for Royal Ascot. From the stylish to the downright silly, they’re always guaranteed to make an impact - and for some can be even more important than the horses racing around the track.

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25 Mar 2015 13:00 • Rhodri Andrews

Gunman hunt after cat shot nine times

A CAT-LOVING couple have served a stark warning to other pet owners after their cat was found to have been shot nine times with an air gun following a trip to the vets.


25 Mar 2015 10:58 • Rhodri Andrews

Fashion chain Arcadia latest retailer to sign up to new Bracknell town centre

ARCADIA, which owns fashion brands such as Topman and Topshop, has announced it is the latest retailer to sign up to the new Bracknell town centre.

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25 Mar 2015 08:55 • Rhodri Andrews

'Bullies set fire to my schoolwork'

BULLIES stole a schoolgirl’s classwork before filming themselves setting it on fire.

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24 Mar 2015 17:30

Primary pupils welcome a princess to their classroom

STUDENTS at Wheatfield Primary celebrated a special visit from a Disney princess.


24 Mar 2015 13:00 • Rhodri Andrews

Bid to put brakes on speeding drivers

A MOVE to tame speeding motorists through quiet residential roads has been welcomed by residents, although some doubt new speed limits will have any effect.


24 Mar 2015 09:00

St John's chairman competes in South African bike trial

AN AMBULANCE volunteer swapped the tree-lined streets of Ascot for the amazing sights of South Africa on a charity cycle tour.


23 Mar 2015 18:08 • Alex Drury

Crews tackles Easthampstead kitchen blaze

FIRE crews were called to tackle a kitchen fire in Bracknell.


23 Mar 2015 15:00

Man sentenced for illegal West Africa shipping

A Wokingham shipping company has been fined and its director handed a prison sentence for attempting to illegally ship used electronics to West Africa.


23 Mar 2015 14:13 • Louise Hill

Residents take action on plans for new homes

RESIDENTS of a Winkfield street are taking a proactive approach in their protests against plans for a new 88-home estate.


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