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Reading council says it spent 95,000 in 2016-17 on dealing with unauthorised encampments.

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Officers were called at 03:45 BST on Monday after reports of a rape at the Victoria Street car park.

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Nathan Sedgewicke left his car after stopping on the hard shoulder with police, but was then struck by a vehicle.

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They were among nine people taken to hospital after a crash involving two cars in Woolhampton.

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NHS England ambulance trusts spent 78m on private firms in 2016-17, up from 64m two years ago.

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Peter Pickering, 79, is accused of raping and kidnapping an 18-year-old woman 45 years ago.

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Pensioner Reuben Gregory could face a jail term of up to five years.

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A Reading woman was hospitalised after being bitten twice by a spider inside her home.

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Donna Sidebotham thought she had been snubbed by her friend after he failed to RSVP to her wedding.

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Rosey Delarue didn't go to university - instead she went to circus school and joined the big top.

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Retired architect Cyril Minchell has watched his design for Bracknell demolished and replaced.

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It was known for nuclear warheads and peace protests but as the ex-US base is remembered there were other stories.

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Community News

Rural Community Development

Posted by Administrator : Thursday 8th October 2015

Parish Plans and other community participation exercises can provide rural communities with the opportunity of deciding how they want their community to develop in the future. CCB can help in the process by providing expertise.

The Environmental Trust for Berkshire

Posted by Administrator : Thursday 8th October 2015

CCB is responsible for the administration of the Environmental Trust for Berkshire. The Environmental Trust can help local organizations access funds of around £100,000 each year for environmental projects in Berkshire.

 

Community Transport

Posted by Administrator : Thursday 8th October 2015

The West Berkshire Rural Transport Partnership (RTP) covers the area of the West Berkshire Council. The RTP’s aim is to enhance rural transport services in West Berkshire, to secure long term improvement in access to work, services and social activities and to improve access for visitors to the countryside.

 

 

The Community Council for Berkshire

Posted by Administrator : Thursday 8th October 2015

The Community Council for Berkshire (CCB) is one of a national network of independent charities working to overcome social exclusion. The CCB has a particular remit to enhance and enable communities in rural villages and towns.

 

Can you support our Village Halls?

Posted by Administrator : Wednesday 7th October 2015

Help from CCB’s specialist Village Halls Advisor can help community groups or management committees ensure that their village hall plays a central role in the life of the rural community. 

Potholes Giving Local Drivers a Problem

Posted by Administrator : Wednesday 13th March 2013

LEAVING US IN A DITCH? Potholes are becoming more and more of a problem in Berkshire due to a lack of local maintenance funding and the changes in the UK weather. Potholes despite being seen as a miner problem they can affect so many drivers on a daily basis.

Local Weather

Maximum Temperature: 18C (64F), Minimum Temperature: 13C (55F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 9mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1018mb, Humidity: 71%, UV Risk: 3, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 06:46 BST, Sunset: 19:08 BST

Maximum Temperature: 17C (63F), Minimum Temperature: 6C (43F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 13mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1014mb, Humidity: 67%, UV Risk: 3, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 06:47 BST, Sunset: 19:05 BST

Maximum Temperature: 17C (63F), Minimum Temperature: 12C (54F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 10mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1022mb, Humidity: 57%, UV Risk: 4, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 06:49 BST, Sunset: 19:03 BST

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