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Reading's top indie venues for coffee and a quick bite to eat

Help local businesses bounce back from lockdown through the power of caffeine Nipping out for a takeaway coffee and cake has been one of the few options available to those seeking respite from their own four walls lately.But just because options are multiplying, as England travels the road out of lockdown, this doesn’t mean that your local coffee house isn’t a great option for an afternoon out.

getreading.co.uk ,  17h 0
Reading's top indie venues for coffee and a quick bite to eat

Heathrow Airport: Driver found dead in his taxi had been there for three days

Cabbies are sleeping in their taxis for days on end The deserted Heathrow Airport remains ghostly-quiet as people in England await the return of international travel on Monday, May 17.Taxi driver income continues to take a huge cut as cabbies wait outside the uninhabited terminals, hoping for a customer.

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Heathrow Airport: Driver found dead in his taxi had been there for three days

Disturbing moment 'police car' hits escaped cow sending it flying across road

WARNING, DISTRESSING CONTENT: Viewers have been left angry after what appeared to be a police car was caught on camera smashing into the cow which had fled a farm earlier in the day Distressing footage has emerged showing a police car ramming into a rogue cow after it had charged at a member of the public and injured an officer.

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Disturbing moment 'police car' hits escaped cow sending it flying across road

'Rat-infested' flats in Reading will be transformed

The blocks in Coley will be developed into new properties as part of an ongoing housing scheme Flats where neighbours complained were infested with rats are going to be developed as part of a transformation of the area.The three blocks in Coley, Reading, will be refurbished as the new housing scheme enters its second stage.

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'Rat-infested' flats in Reading will be transformed

£60 fines for drivers caught on camera in A4 bus lanes

Restrictions come into force around rush-hour periods on weekdays Motorists could be fined £60 if caught in the controversial A4 bus and cycle lanes in Slough now cameras are up and running.Cameras are now live to deter drivers from entering the experimental bus lanes in Bath Road during the prohibited hours.

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£60 fines for drivers caught on camera in A4 bus lanes

Tesco issues statement on face masks after some shoppers break the rules

Face coverings currently mandatory in all stores Fears supermarket customers are rebelling against mask rules, have prompted Tesco to release a statement about face coverings in its stores.Face masks have been compulsory inside stores in England for almost a year – since July 2020 – but some people are reportedly not following the rules, reports BirminghamLive.

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Tesco issues statement on face masks after some shoppers break the rules

The best Reading cafes to enjoy indoor dining from May 17

As lockdown continues to ease there will be no more sitting outside in the cold!Over the last few weeks people in Berkshire have been forced to shiver in the cold as they meet with friends in pubs and restaurants but May 17 is just around the corner, and so is the return of indoor dining.

getreading.co.uk ,  5d 1
The best Reading cafes to enjoy indoor dining from May 17

Bank holiday could affect Universal Credit payments

You may need to make your money last longer The bank holiday could mean changes to your Universal Credit payments this month, meaning you may get your money on a different day.People that usually get their payments at the end of the month could see the date shifted because of the bank holiday on May 31.

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Bank holiday could affect Universal Credit payments

Man frustrated at Berkshire GP after being left with untreated infection

Ben McClure got a nasty infection in his arm but was "totally unable" to get an appointment at Wokingham Medical Clinic A man who got a nasty infection in his arm and needed medical treatment has raised his concerns over how vulnerable people in Wokingham can't see a doctor after being "totally unable" to get an appointment.

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Man frustrated at Berkshire GP after being left with untreated infection

Road worker left with serious injuries after being hit by car in Berkshire

He was wearing a high-visibility jacket and trousers at the time A road worker has been left with significant injuries after he was hit by a car on the A4 in Theale.At around 9.55pm on Thursday (May 6) Thames Valley Police officers were called down to the A4 Theale bypass close to the roundabout with the A340, following reports of a collision between a car and a person.

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Road worker left with serious injuries after being hit by car in Berkshire

The best Berkshire family attractions to visit post-lockdown

From educational trips that make learning fun to unbridled entertainment - here are the places we'd recommend visiting with the family now that restrictions are starting to lift We've expended our craft idea reserves, played as many indoor games as we can think of and grown tired of coming up with daily play ideas to keep our little ones occupied - we're ready to go out and have fun.

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The best Berkshire family attractions to visit post-lockdown

Lorry accident shuts major road in Maidenhead

There was already congestion in the area due to the closure of the M4 this weekend A stretch of the A308 was closed on Saturday night (May 8) following an accident involving a lorry.Recovery work is taking place on the eastbound carriageway following the incident from Braywick roundabout into Maidenhead.

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Lorry accident shuts major road in Maidenhead

Wokingham local election results in full

The count is being held today People across Wokingham have been casting their votes in the 2021 local elections.Voters across the borough headed to their local polling stations to vote over the course of Thursday, May 6.The polls were open between 7am and 10pm around the borough.

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Wokingham local election results in full

Slough local election results in full

Counting for the Slough Borough Council local elections is due to take place across the weekend Slough's voters have been visiting polling stations or sending in their postal votes to choose their councillors for the next four years.The full list of winners - and losers - will be revealed throughout the weekend as coronavirus makes counting the ballot papers at little different in the town.

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Slough local election results in full

Madejski Stadium Covid jab patients' two-hour wait for vaccine

People using the centre had long waits to get their jabs Patients asking questions about their vaccine has been cited as a reason for long delays at Reading's Covid jab centre.Chaos unfolded in the car park of the Madejski Stadium on Wednesday, May 5, as patients ended up in long queues due to appointments overrunning.

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Madejski Stadium Covid jab patients' two-hour wait for vaccine

Reading local election results in full

The results will be updated throughout the day on Friday, May 7 Reading's voters have been visiting polling stations or sending in their postal votes to choose their councillors for the next four years.The full list of winners - and losers - will be revealed below as the votes are verified and counted on Friday, May 7.

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Reading local election results in full

Spectacular Sunningdale development promises 'high quality' - and very expensive - homes

Sunningdale Park will eventually see more than 160 new homes surrounded by 79 acres of ancient woodland More than 160 homes are set to come to the affluent village of Sunningdale later this year.The pricey Berkshire village was recently named as the place people leaving London are heading to as they look for a quieter life in the country.

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Spectacular Sunningdale development promises 'high quality' - and very expensive - homes

Tesco warns Clubcard holders over voucher expiry date

The supermarket giant had warned the vouchers would expire next month Supermarket giant Tesco has confirmed it will extend its Clubcard expiration date.The company had initially said the vouchers would expire this month.However, it has now confirmed that will be extended by six months.The extension gives shoppers more time to use the vouchers following the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tesco warns Clubcard holders over voucher expiry date

Berkshire hotspots where Japanese knotweed can drop your home's value

It's the UK's most invasive plant Numerous Berkshire towns are considered to be hotspots for the UK's most invasive plant, .What's worse is that this weed can have a significant impact on the value of your home.expert, Environet, has created an interactive online tracker showing the hotspots across the UK.

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Berkshire hotspots where Japanese knotweed can drop your home's value

Police visit mum of girl with Covid at home after school run

She left her daughter in the car at all times to take her other girl to school A mum was visited by police at home after she took her self-isolating daughter on the school run so that her other girl could go to school.The mum from Newbury did not let the girl with Covid out of the car - but was left embarrassed when police turned up at her doorstep.

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Police visit mum of girl with Covid at home after school run