Man attempts to sell 20L of petrol for £360 on Facebook PEOPLE are taking advantage of people running out of fuel by selling petrol on Facebook four times the price than at a petrol pump. As people queue for hours at petrol stations to get fuel, some opportunists in Berkshire have decided to make a profit off of the fuel crisis.
Reading, Berkshire, news round-up: 5 stories on Tuesday, including 'big cat' sightings and M4 20-mile police chase
Read the top stories from across Berkshire It has been another busy day in the BerkshireLive newsroom today (Tuesday, September 28). Here are five of the stories you may have missed. The list ranges from where 'big cats' have been spotted in the county, to an M4 lorry driver who led police near Reading on a 20-mile chase.
The Royals travel from Berkshire to Derby for a Championship clash on Wednesday night Reading will be boosted by the likely return of three key players for the trip to Derby County on Wednesday night. The Royals make the journey from Berkshire to Pride Park in midweek having picked up three consecutive wins in the Championship.
There have now been more than 95,000 cases of the virus in Berkshire Another person has died after catching coronavirus in Berkshire, according to official statistics. The most recent death took place in Reading, where so far 283 people have died from Covid-19. It means that 1,482 people have died from the virus since the start of the pandemic.
One council said they could introduce measures to ensure services could continue Local authorities in Berkshire say they're coping with the ongoing fuel shortages as drivers continue to struggle to fill up their cars. The fuel crisis has led to garages shutting off their pumps and frustrated drivers taking nervous trips around trying to find fuel for the past few days - and a number of bust ups.
There have been a lot of rumours, but sightings have never been confirmed Most people have a pet, many have cats. Some are cute and fluffy, some sleep all day, others might be a little more vicious. But no matter how many dead birds your cat drags through the door, there could be wildcats in Berkshire that make your feral four-legged friend look like the picture of grace a kindness.
Latest coronavirus news as of 11am on 28 September Survey of children in England finds younger ages more hesitant about vaccination Younger children appear to be less willing to have a covid-19 vaccination than older teenagers, according to a survey of more than 27,000 students aged between nine and 18 in England.
ENVIRONMENTAL health authorities have issued an urgent warning to those stockpiling fuel as more scenes of chaos from the weekend emerge. Over the weekend, garages in West Berkshire saw drivers pile up on the roads to buy petrol and diesel over fears they would run out of fuel.
YOUNGER children in schools across Berkshire are less willing to have a Covid-19 vaccination than older teenagers, a study suggests. Youngsters who are less willing to have a vaccine often come from the most socioeconomically deprived backgrounds and they feel less connected to their school community, according to researchers.
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PLANS have been submitted to build 45 new homes on greenfield land on the southern edge of Ashford Hill. Berkshire developer JPP Land has put forward proposals to build the homes, 40 per cent of which would be classed as ‘affordable’, on agricultural land directly south of Holt Cottages on the east side of Little Knowl Hill.
Drone photographer Tony McGinn took some amazing shots of the historic Reading spots Reading Abbey is 900 years old this year and a Berkshire photographer has captured it from high above in a range of spectacular pictures. Drone photogapher Tony McGinn sent his machine high into the skies above the abbey, Reading Prison and Forbury Gardens to capture these incredible shots.
COVID-19: Younger children 'more hesitant than older teenagers to get jabbed' as researchers call for better vaccine messaging
The team of researchers said younger people who are less willing to have a vaccine often come from the most deprived backgrounds and feel less connected to their school community. Researchers are calling for better messaging about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines after a study showed younger children were more hesitant than older teenagers to receive a jab.
Rajinder Singh, known to many as the ‘Skipping Sikh’ hopes to be the first person to skip over the finish line of the London Marathon when he takes part in the race on 3 October. He will reach the milestone age of 75 during the same month and wants to use it as a chance to encourage everyone, regardless of age, to stay active.
Researchers and academics want to use TikTok to encourage more children to get vaccinated and share information about coronavirus Health experts are considering using TikTok to teach children about coronavirus after a study found that younger children are less likely to agree to be vaccinated. The survey, which was carried out across schools in Oxford, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Merseyside, asked 27,000 students aged between nine and 18 if they wanted to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
The younger you are, the less likely you are to want your Covid jab, research shows. The younger you are, the more hesitant you may be about getting your Covid-19 jab. That’s the finding of a major new survey of school children across the UK.
Fuel crisis: Foreign HGV drivers not expected to arrive in UK until late October as panic buying continues
Home Office will not launch the visa programme until early next month as scheme to train young drivers not expected to begin until November The first of the 5,000 truck drivers the Government is hoping to attract to the UK to ease the fuel crisis are not expected to arrive until at least the end of October, according to Home Office sources.
Reading, Berkshire, news round-up: 5 stories on Monday, including petrol station panic and 'dreadful' £850 album
Read the top stories from across Berkshire It has been another busy day in the BerkshireLive newsroom today (Monday, September 27). Here are five of the stories you may have missed. The list ranges from panic buying at Berkshire's petrol stations to the "dreadful" album that cost £850 at Reading's longest-running record shop.