WE have rounded up some of Bracknell's most shocking, exciting and important stories from the past week.

Here are a few of the most significant stories readers should be aware of:

Surge testing in Bracknell confirmed next week

Bracknell News:

The GU47 0 postcode area of Bracknell Forest has been identified as an area for surge testing after Indian variant cases have been rising.

Residents will have to start getting tested from Wednesday, June 16.

Read more here.

11.4-mile diversion for drivers in June​

Bracknell News:

Drivers have had to follow an 11.4-mile diversion around Wokingham to bypass a small stretch of roadworks .

Road repairs on Nine Mile Ride are just under three miles long and will take drovers on a diversion route expected to take 24 minutes to follow.

Read more here 

What's happening to Bentalls in Bracknell which was meant to be flattened in May

Bracknell News: Photo by Rob Francis Photo by Rob Francis

An iconic building in Bracknell that is meant to have been demolished is still standing.

The town’s Bentalls building was meant to be demolished earlier this year to make way for the next phase of The Lexicon regeneration project.

Read about the delays here 

Tangs in The Lexicon, Bracknell reveals reopening date

Bracknell News:

A CHINESE all-you-can-eat buffet in the town centre has revealed plans to reopen later this month.


Tangs in The Lexicon has been closed the longest out of all of the restaurants in the town centre during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Asian food buffet has looked derelict for some time with hungry diners wondering whether the restaurant will ever open its doors again.

Find out its opening date here