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POG STRIKES EARLY - AND WEST HAM ARE ROYAL BUNNIES AGAIN!
29/12/2012 NEVER mind the quality - feel the points! The Royals put win number two in their bag against the team now firmly entrenched as their bunnies. more...
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29/12/2012
BREAKING NEWS: LINKS TO THE TOP LOCAL SOURCES - AND READING USA
29/12/2012 WITH traditional newspapers under increasing pressure from "new media", both of the local newspapers, the Post and the Chronicle have made dramatic changes in recent years. more...
28/12/2012BORING POINTS WILL DO NICELY NOW FOR ROYALS!
28/12/2012ENTER CARRICO - WITH SUNZU, ROGIC AND OTHERS TO FOLLOW
28/12/2012SPURS TOO HOT FOR BRAVE ROYALS - BUT ONLY JUST!
28/12/2012SPORTS NEWS LINKS: CLICK FOR THE LATEST FROM THE ROYALS, IRISH AND OTHER CLUBS
27/12/2012ARSHAVIN, SUNZU, CARRICO FIRST NAMES IN JANUARY TRANSFER FRAME
26/12/2012ALFIE'S OUT OF LUCK SO IT'S BLANKETY-BLANK
23/12/2012B-MAC FURIOUS AT DECISIONS WHICH COST HIS MEN SO DEARLY
22/12/2012NO XMAS CHEER FOR EXILES AS THEY ARE MAULED BY TIGERS
22/12/2012ROBBED OF PEN AND CRUELLY BEATEN AT THE FINISH BY DODGY GOAL
21/12/2012WHO SHOULD B-MAC CHOOSE TO FRONT UP TO THE CHAMPIONS?
20/12/2012ROYALS HOPE STAR OF AFRICA REMEMBERS OFFER THEY MADE
19/12/2012ANTON'S DILEMMA - GO BIG OR PLAY SAFE IN JANUARY WINDOW
18/12/2012IT'S THE SAD STAD AGAIN AS ARSENAL TURN ON THE STYLE
16/12/2012CAN ROYALS AT LAST GET ONE OVER THE GUNNERS?
15/12/2012BOSS SMITH FACING UPHILL TASK AS THE IRISH CRASH AGAIN
14/12/2012DANNY AND THE POG AT THE HEART OF SOME ROYAL RUMBLES
11/12/2012WIN OR BUST FOR THE ROYALS TONIGHT AT THE STADIUM OF FRIGHT
11/12/2012QUICK RETURN TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP BECKONS AFTER HEAVIEST LOSS
09/12/2012SAILOSI SETS IT UP BUT IRISH BURNED BY SURE-SHOT FREDDIE
08/12/2012ROYALS CAN'T REPEAT LAST SEASON - SO ANOTHER ONE-GOAL LOSS
07/12/2012JJ AND PAICE RETURN TO GIVE THE EXILES AMLIN CUP BOOST
07/12/2012ROYALS ARE HOPING IT CAN BE APRIL 13 ALL OVER AGAIN!
06/12/2012MAYOR HONOURS LOCAL OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC HEROES
05/12/2012JUSTIN WARMS UP FOR HEXAGON PANTO BY STARRING AT THE BAFTAS
04/12/2012TOWN MAKES ROOM FOR HOMELESS ON FREEZING NIGHTS
03/12/2012YOU GET A BIG BAD WOLF PLUS FISH AND CHIPS - FOR 20 QUID!
02/12/2012A REUNION WITH SIR STEVE - AND A DATE WITH A BANANA SKIN!
01/12/2012HALA'UFIA SEES UNFAIR RED AS IRISH TUMBLE TO ANOTHER DEFEAT
01/12/2012RAMPAGING ROYALS GIVE MIGHTY MAN U A MIGHTY FRIGHT
30/11/2012SIR JOHN MADEJSKI SALUTES READING UNI'S TOP LEARNERS
28/11/2012IT'S OH SO DEPRESSING BUT THE ROYALS ARE STAYING UPBEAT
27/11/2012ANOTHER LOSS - NOW IT'S UPHILL ALL THE WAY FOR ROYALS
26/11/2012ASTON VILLA - NO DOUBTS THAT IT'S A MUST-WIN SIX-POINTER
25/11/2012JUSTIN WARMS UP FOR HEXAGON PANTO BY STARRING AT THE BAFTAS
25/11/2012ANOTHER SETBACK AS IRISH AGAIN MADE TO PAY THE PENALTY
24/11/2012MORRO SHOWS THE WAY BUT ROYALS LOSE TO LAST-GASP GOAL
23/11/2012HOMER RETURNS AS IRISH TRY TO IMPROVE LEAGUE PLACING
22/11/2012MUM'S THE WORD AS SCREEN QUEEN KATE MEETS HER MAJESTY
21/11/2012READING UNI GREEN SPACE IS VOTED THIRD BEST IN COUNTRY
19/11/2012UNLUCKY ANSBRO RETURNS TO THE IRISH TO CONTINUE REHAB
18/11/2012SANTA DROPS IN ON BROAD STREET MALL - EVENTUALLY!
17/11/2012TWO CORRIE STARS WILL LIGHT UP BROAD STREET MALL
17/11/2012B-MAC HOPES PLAN B HELPS ROYALS STICK IT TO THE TOFFEES
17/11/2012ALFIE THE TWO-GOAL HERO AS ROYALS STICK IT TO TOFFEES
16/11/2012TOM DECIDES HE FEELS HOME SWEET HOMER AT LONDON IRISH
16/11/2012CONSERVATIVE COUNCILLOR WINS THAMES VALLEY POLICE POLL
15/11/2012LOANING ANDREY MAYBE - BUT NO JANUARY SPREE FOR ROYALS
14/11/2012B-MAC RELISHES CHALLENGE AS BIG THREE HEAD FOR MAD STAD
14/11/2012NATIONAL AWARD FOR READING SCHOOLS DINNERS BOSS
13/11/2012SIX SEEK YOUR VOTE TO BE FIRST POLICE COMMISSIONER
12/11/2012TWO CORRIE STARS WILL LIGHT UP BROAD STREET MALL
11/11/2012GARVEY TO THE RESCUE AS IRISH FIGHT BACK TO BITE SHARKS
10/11/2012MAC'S CALL FOR SOLID DEFENCE WORKS - BUT A SNORE DRAW
09/11/2012UNI HELPS DEVELOP SYSTEM TO BATTLE MALNUTRITION
08/11/2012BRIDGE IS THE SOLUTION TO UFTON NERVET DEATH CROSSING
07/11/2012ROAD SAFETY INITIATIVE IS TARGETTING YOUNGSTERS
06/11/2012COUNCIL HOPING ITS NEW APP WILL HELP KEEP READING TIDY
06/11/2012BERKS FIREFIGHTERS ARE WORLD'S BEST AGAIN AT RESCUE
04/11/2012KASPARS HAS ROYALS AHEAD AGAIN BUT IT'S ANOTHER DRAW
02/11/2012FORGET OH, OH SEVEN - MAKE THE SKY FALL IN ON FAKE HOOPS!
01/11/2012MARLAND'S BACK TO HELP IRISH DO THE FAST YARDES AT SALE
30/10/2012REF KEVIN IS NO FRIEND AS ROYALS LOSE 12-GOAL STUNNER
30/10/2012KNIVES OUT FOR B-MAC AFTER ROYALS' CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
28/10/2012HOT-SHOT HUMPH KICKS 23 BUT IRISH UNDONE BY VIDEO NASTY
27/10/2012HRK RESCUES A POINT IN SENSATIONAL FINISH AT THE MAD STAD
27/10/2012B-MAC PROUD OF SQUAD SPIRIT AFTER FANTASTIC FIGHTBACKS
26/10/2012DAME KELLY GIVES QUEEN ANNE'S GIRLS OLYMPIC-CLASS ADVICE
25/10/2012WOKINGHAM ALL SET FOR MAJOR RAIL STATION UPGRADE
22/10/2012FIT-AGAIN FEDS RETURNS WITH A CLEAN SHEET FOR THE U21s
21/10/2012CAMPAIGN COULD HELP YOU SAVE ENERGY - AND MONEY
20/10/2012TOPSY LANDMARK AS EXILES STAGE 11-TRY EURO SUPER-SHOW
20/10/2012MORE FRUSTRATION AND ANOTHER NEAR-MISS FOR ROYALS
16/10/2012NO JOY FOR JEM - AND THE THREE WALES ROYALS ARE BEATEN
15/10/2012TURKISH DELIGHT FOR JEM, AS HE GETS WORLD CUP CALL
14/10/2012TWO YOUNG ROYALS LEARNING THEIR TRADE IN THE NEW FOREST
13/10/2012FIRST START FOR GUY AS IRISH START THEIR EURO ADVENTURE
13/10/2012FRENCH FRIED AS AWESOME IRISH STAGE SIX-TRY EURO BLAST
12/10/2012COME HOME CHARLIE - YOU'RE NOT TOO SMALL AFTER ALL!
10/10/2012JEMBA SAYS ROYALS ARE FEELING RIGHT AT HOME IN THE PREM
10/10/2012THIS IS JUST THE JOB FOR BUSINESSES AND UNI STUDENTS!
08/10/2012ROYAL BERKS HOPING A KISS WILL REDUCE A&E VISITS
08/10/2012BOSS HIGHLIGHTS POSITIVES WITH PRAISE FOR ALEX AND JAY
06/10/2012ROYALS RELY ON SUPER-SAVER ALEX AFTER TWO-GOAL LEAD
06/10/2012JJ SETS UP GREAT DAY FOR IRISH AS THEY MAKE SAINTS SUFFER
04/10/2012READING UNI RESEARCH TURNS UP THE HEAT ON CHIPS
02/10/2012FAMILY ACCOLADES FOR WOKINGHAM, WOODLEY AND TWYFORD
01/10/2012UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES AUTISM RESEARCH PROJECT
01/10/2012READING AREA WILL BENEFIT FROM POLICE COPTER CHANGES
17/09/2012CLUB ADMITS FEDS IS INJURED SO MAC STAYS IN FOR A WHILE
16/09/2012SPURS DOMINATE BUT NEED ALL THE LUCK TO SUBDUE ROYALS
15/09/2012MARLAND DOES THE HARD YARDS BUT IRISH SURRENDER AGAIN
13/09/2012POLICE WARNING UNI FRESHERS OF STUDENT DANGERS
12/09/2012ALEX ON THE IRELAND SCORESHEET ALONGSIDE DOYLER AND SHANE
12/09/2012RED TAPE TANGLE MEANS EXILES HAVE A DELAY IN SIGNING SA
11/09/2012JOBI SOUNDS BATTLE CALL AS ROYALS PREPARE FOR RE-START
10/09/2012SMART ALEX REWARDED FOR CONSISTENCY WITH IRELAND CALL
09/09/2012ROYALS HAVE LUXURY OF FOUR KEEPERS IN THEIR SQUAD OF 25
08/09/2012SHINGLER KEEPS THE BOOT IN BUT IRISH FADE AT THE FINISH
03/09/2012THE TRANSFER DAY BUZZ - WHY ROYALS WERE EMPTY-HANDED
02/09/2012TABBY HAT-TRICK (YES, HAT-TRICK!) IN ROYALS' 8-GOAL ROMP
01/09/2012ONE TOM KICK IS ALL THE IRISH GET AS THEY ARE SWEPT ASIDE
31/08/2012TRANSFER DEADLINE PASSES WITH NO MORE NEW ROYAL FACES
30/08/2012ROYALS SAID TO BE MAKING DEADLINE SIGNING - BUT IS IT ZAHA?
01/01/2012SPURS TOO HOT FOR BRAVE ROYALS - BUT ONLY JUST!
12/11/2010MARCH FOR HONOUR HEROES COME THROUGH BERKSHIRE
12/01/2010YOUR CHANCE TO CATCH UP WITH TV PROGRAMMES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED - THE FULL SET
 
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YOUR CHANCE TO CATCH UP WITH TV PROGRAMMES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED - THE FULL SET
12/01/2010
MARCH FOR HONOUR HEROES COME THROUGH BERKSHIRE
12/11/2010 THE band of REME Arborfield accompanied the March for Honour on its way through Berkshire today, here forming a guard as the walkers headed for a well-earned tea-break at The Forbury in Reading.
SPURS TOO HOT FOR BRAVE ROYALS - BUT ONLY JUST!
01/01/2012 AFTER three excellent defensive performances, Royals came a cropper at White Hart Lane against a team which on its day is equal to any attacking force in the Premier League.
ROYALS SAID TO BE MAKING DEADLINE SIGNING - BUT IS IT ZAHA?
30/08/2012
By ROGER WARE
IT'S the last day of the transfer window tomorrow, and Brian McDermott set the cat amongst them on TV tonight by suggesting Royals had narrowly failed to land a player in the last few hours.
TRANSFER DEADLINE PASSES WITH NO MORE NEW ROYAL FACES
31/08/2012 SO Brian McDermott was teasing when he hinted that Reading might make one more signing before the transfer deadline shutters came down.
ONE TOM KICK IS ALL THE IRISH GET AS THEY ARE SWEPT ASIDE
01/09/2012 WORK in progress is the best that can be said for the new-look London Irish team as they crashed to an embarrassingly comprehensive defeat at Twickenham in their first match of the new Aviva Premiership season.
TABBY HAT-TRICK (YES, HAT-TRICK!) IN ROYALS' 8-GOAL ROMP
02/09/2012 THE Royals had a runaway 8-1 win in their Sunday friendly workout against Bray Wanderers in Ireland.
THE TRANSFER DAY BUZZ - WHY ROYALS WERE EMPTY-HANDED
03/09/2012 IN dribs and drabs, the rumour-mill has put forward some plausible theories as to why Reading did not manage to sign anyone on transfer deadline day.
SHINGLER KEEPS THE BOOT IN BUT IRISH FADE AT THE FINISH
08/09/2012 ON a roasting hot sunny day at the Mad Stad, it was ironically appropriate that London Irish should be condemned to a 40-31 defeat by the boot of Gloucester fly-half Freddie Burns.
ROYALS HAVE LUXURY OF FOUR KEEPERS IN THEIR SQUAD OF 25
09/09/2012 THE Royals have submitted their squad list of 25 players to the Premier League - and unlike many other clubs, it falls well within the stipulated limit of 17 players who are not "home-grown".
SMART ALEX REWARDED FOR CONSISTENCY WITH IRELAND CALL
10/09/2012 ROYALS Player of the Year Alex Pearce has his first senior call-up for Ireland - the latest in an impressive line of Reading Academy graduates to make it to the international arena.
JOBI SOUNDS BATTLE CALL AS ROYALS PREPARE FOR RE-START
11/09/2012
By ROGER WARE
AFTER the bizarre fixture shambles they were so infuriatingly lumbered with, the Royals start their Premier League season over again this weekend.
RED TAPE TANGLE MEANS EXILES HAVE A DELAY IN SIGNING SA
12/09/2012 LONDON Irish have had a setback to their hopes of signing Setaimata Sa from Super League club Catalan Dragons.
ALEX ON THE IRELAND SCORESHEET ALONGSIDE DOYLER AND SHANE
12/09/2012 ROYALS centre-back Alex Pearce not only made his debut for the Republic of Ireland, he also scored their final goal in a 4-1 defeat of Oman at Craven Cottage on Tuesday.
POLICE WARNING UNI FRESHERS OF STUDENT DANGERS
13/09/2012 IT'S Freshers time again - and Thames Valley Police is working with universities and local authorities to ensure students enjoy their uni experience and do not become victims of crime.
MARLAND DOES THE HARD YARDS BUT IRISH SURRENDER AGAIN
15/09/2012 LONDON Irish took on one of the best defensive coaches in the business to help them get them over the concession of too many penalties and too many preventable tries - but even Shaun Edwards' legendary methods have not stopped the rot.
SPURS DOMINATE BUT NEED ALL THE LUCK TO SUBDUE ROYALS
16/09/2012 AS though they didn't know already, the Royals found out just how tough the road ahead will be in the Premier League when they lost 3-1 at home to Spurs on Sunday.
CLUB ADMITS FEDS IS INJURED SO MAC STAYS IN FOR A WHILE
17/09/2012 THE reason behind Brian McDermott's call to put Alex McCarthy between the sticks against Spurs on Sunday in place of Adam Federici has now become clearer, with the club admitting for the first time that Feds is not fully fit.
READING AREA WILL BENEFIT FROM POLICE COPTER CHANGES
01/10/2012 THE Reading area has come out well in what some see as the controversial shake-up which has brought the police helicopter service under one central national control point.
UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES AUTISM RESEARCH PROJECT
01/10/2012 A TEAM of scientists, doctors and educational researchers met at the University of Reading for the launch of a regional network for autism.
FAMILY ACCOLADES FOR WOKINGHAM, WOODLEY AND TWYFORD
02/10/2012 ACCORDING to a survey, the Reading area has three of the top 17 communities in the country for quality of family life - including the top two positions out of more than 2,400 postcodes covered.
READING UNI RESEARCH TURNS UP THE HEAT ON CHIPS
04/10/2012 WHEN you last tucked into that yummy portion of French fries, did you wonder about their acrylamide content?
JJ SETS UP GREAT DAY FOR IRISH AS THEY MAKE SAINTS SUFFER
06/10/2012 LONDON Irish turned the form book on its head as they battered league-leading Northampton 39-17 at the Mad Stad.
ROYALS RELY ON SUPER-SAVER ALEX AFTER TWO-GOAL LEAD
06/10/2012 ROYALS are still awaiting their first win of the season after surrendering a two-goal half-time lead to draw 2-2 at Swansea.
ROYAL BERKS HOPING A KISS WILL REDUCE A&E VISITS
08/10/2012 READING'S Royal Berkshire Hospital is one of the first three in the country to install an electronic questionnaire in the reception area at its A&E unit.
BOSS HIGHLIGHTS POSITIVES WITH PRAISE FOR ALEX AND JAY
08/10/2012 WAS it a point gained, or two points lost? The viewpoints were varied after the Royals surrendered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at Swansea.
THIS IS JUST THE JOB FOR BUSINESSES AND UNI STUDENTS!
10/10/2012 AN each-way winner - that's how you could describe the new Job Shop at the University of Reading. Students can offer themselves for the sort of part-time vacancies which businesses often find difficult to fill, while the businesses themselves can benefit from dipping into a pool of talented people.
JEMBA SAYS ROYALS ARE FEELING RIGHT AT HOME IN THE PREM
10/10/2012 MIDFIELD hassler Jem Karacan is the latest player to express his confidence in the Royals' chances not only of surviving, but making an impact in the Premier League.
COME HOME CHARLIE - YOU'RE NOT TOO SMALL AFTER ALL!
12/10/2012 SEVERAL times in the transfer windows of recent seasons, the Royals are believed to have pondered offering a return ticket to Charlie Austin, the Berkshire boy they once released for being "too small".
FRENCH FRIED AS AWESOME IRISH STAGE SIX-TRY EURO BLAST
13/10/2012 LONDON Irish made a flying start to their Amlin European Challenge Cup campaign with a stunning 43-16 defeat of Bordeaux-Begles on Saturday evening.
FIRST START FOR GUY AS IRISH START THEIR EURO ADVENTURE
13/10/2012 GUY Armitage and Chris Hala’ufia will both start for the first time this season when London Irish face Bordeaux-Begles in the Amlin European Challenge Cup this evening at Stade Andre Moga (8pm UK time).
TWO YOUNG ROYALS LEARNING THEIR TRADE IN THE NEW FOREST
14/10/2012 WITH an international break having chewed up the Premier League programme yet again on Saturday, many Royals fans took advantage of the annual incentive to go to watch a non-league game.
TURKISH DELIGHT FOR JEM, AS HE GETS WORLD CUP CALL
15/10/2012 NO prizes for guessing who might be the proudest footballer in tomorrow night's round of World Cup qualifying matches - Jem Karacan has finally got his first call-up for Turkey's senior team.
NO JOY FOR JEM - AND THE THREE WALES ROYALS ARE BEATEN
16/10/2012 IN the end, Jem Karacan did not get his big chance for Turkey in their World Cup qualifier against Hungary in Budapest on Tuesday evening.
MORE FRUSTRATION AND ANOTHER NEAR-MISS FOR ROYALS
20/10/2012 READING suffered yet another desperately-frustrating near-miss in their Premier League adventure, beaten by a single Liverpool goal at Anfield.
TOPSY LANDMARK AS EXILES STAGE 11-TRY EURO SUPER-SHOW
20/10/2012 LONDON Irish continued their excellent run of form with a thumping 69-26 defeat of French side Mont-de-Marsan in the Amlin European Challenge Cup group match at the Mad Stad.
CAMPAIGN COULD HELP YOU SAVE ENERGY - AND MONEY
21/10/2012 READING residents struggling to cope with spiralling energy costs are being urged to take a few simple steps to help them slash their bills and put money back in their pockets.
FIT-AGAIN FEDS RETURNS WITH A CLEAN SHEET FOR THE U21s
22/10/2012 ADAM Federici made his comeback for Reading as one of their four over-age players in the Premier Under-21 League 3-0 defeat of Norwich City at the Mad Stad on Monday.
WOKINGHAM ALL SET FOR MAJOR RAIL STATION UPGRADE
25/10/2012 WORK is due to start in the next few weeks on the £6million project to upgrade the currently inadequate rail station facilities at Wokingham.
DAME KELLY GIVES QUEEN ANNE'S GIRLS OLYMPIC-CLASS ADVICE
26/10/2012 PUPILS at Queen Anne's School in Caversham got the bonus of a long motivational talk from Dame Kelly Holmes when the former double Olympic gold medallist opened the school's Maddock House - a new state-of-the-art boarding facility.
B-MAC PROUD OF SQUAD SPIRIT AFTER FANTASTIC FIGHTBACKS
27/10/2012 AFTER watching his side come back from two deficits in the last five minutes to grab a sensational draw with Fulham, Royals boss Brian McDermott again praised the character and "togetherness" of his first team squad, stressing that there were 20 players in the dressing room debrief after the game.
HRK RESCUES A POINT IN SENSATIONAL FINISH AT THE MAD STAD
27/10/2012 THE wait for that elusive first Premier League win goes on, after the Royals and Fulham traded goals in an amazing last half-hour of a 3-3 draw at the Mad Stad.
HOT-SHOT HUMPH KICKS 23 BUT IRISH UNDONE BY VIDEO NASTY
28/10/2012 FOR the second successive day there was a dramatic finish at the Mad Stad - but unlike the Royals on Saturday, it was London Irish on the receiving end on Sunday.
KNIVES OUT FOR B-MAC AFTER ROYALS' CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
30/10/2012 AS though he had not suffered enough capital punishment after the stunning Capital One Cup defeat by Arsenal, shell-shocked Royals boss Brian McDermott has found himself the target for disgruntled fans.
REF KEVIN IS NO FRIEND AS ROYALS LOSE 12-GOAL STUNNER
30/10/2012 READING crashed out of the Capital One Cup after the most sensational game ever seen at the Mad Stad - one of the craziest ever in English football.
MARLAND'S BACK TO HELP IRISH DO THE FAST YARDES AT SALE
01/11/2012 SPEEDY Marland Yarde has recovered from injury and returns to the London Irish starting line-up for the Friday night Aviva Premiership match against Sale Sharks at Salford City Stadium (8pm).
FORGET OH, OH SEVEN - MAKE THE SKY FALL IN ON FAKE HOOPS!
02/11/2012 WITH the dust still settling from that epic battle with Arsenal, Royals are gearing up for what promises to be another titanic struggle, against fellow-strugglers QPR on Sunday lunch-time.
KASPARS HAS ROYALS AHEAD AGAIN BUT IT'S ANOTHER DRAW
04/11/2012 THE wait goes on for that super-elusive first Premier League win. Yet again Royals took the lead - with a brilliant effort by Kaspars Gorkss - but yet again they couldn't see it through, being held to a 1-1 draw by QPR.
BERKS FIREFIGHTERS ARE WORLD'S BEST AGAIN AT RESCUE
06/11/2012 THE Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service Extrication Team has again proved it's the best of the best by winning the World Rescue Challenge for the second year running.
COUNCIL HOPING ITS NEW APP WILL HELP KEEP READING TIDY
06/11/2012 READING Borough Council is inviting a group of local residents to help trial a new free ‘app’ which will allow people to report things like litter, graffiti or flytipping direct to the Council whilst they are out and about.
ROAD SAFETY INITIATIVE IS TARGETTING YOUNGSTERS
07/11/2012 YOUNG drivers in Reading will have a chance later this month to enhance their road safety knowledge and skills behind the wheel at seminars entitled Safe Drive Stay Alive.
BRIDGE IS THE SOLUTION TO UFTON NERVET DEATH CROSSING
08/11/2012 NETWORK Rail has announced that the controversial unmanned crossing at Ufton Nervet, just west of Reading, is to be replaced by a bridge.
UNI HELPS DEVELOP SYSTEM TO BATTLE MALNUTRITION
09/11/2012 ENGINEERS from the University of Reading have helped to create a touchscreen computer to detect malnutrition in older adults.
MAC'S CALL FOR SOLID DEFENCE WORKS - BUT A SNORE DRAW
10/11/2012 FIRST the good news - Royals have kept their first clean sheet of the season. Then the bad news - for once they couldn't score at the other end, and the match against Norwich fizzled out in a 0-0 stalemate.
GARVEY TO THE RESCUE AS IRISH FIGHT BACK TO BITE SHARKS
11/11/2012 TWO tries from the unlikely source of forward Matt Garvey helped London Irish edge a 32-28 victory over Sale Sharks in Sunday's first group game of the LV= Anglo-Welsh Cup at the Mad Stad.
TWO CORRIE STARS WILL LIGHT UP BROAD STREET MALL
12/11/2012 CORRIE comes to Reading's Oxford Road this weekend when the Broad Street Mall gets lit up for Christmas 2012.
SIX SEEK YOUR VOTE TO BE FIRST POLICE COMMISSIONER
13/11/2012 THIS week, for the first time, the public will have a chance to vote for the person they think most suitable to be police and crime commissioner (PCC) for their area.
NATIONAL AWARD FOR READING SCHOOLS DINNERS BOSS
14/11/2012 THE man in charge of delivering school meals to thousands of Reading schoolchildren was officially confirmed the best in the UK after he was crowned Local Authority Caterer of the Year.
B-MAC RELISHES CHALLENGE AS BIG THREE HEAD FOR MAD STAD
14/11/2012 OK Royals fans - deep breath - next three home Premier League games…Everton (4th and the form team of the moment), Manchester United (top, having won five out of six away games) and Arsenal (8th and recent 7-5 winners at the Mad Stad in that epic cup-tie).
LOANING ANDREY MAYBE - BUT NO JANUARY SPREE FOR ROYALS
15/11/2012 THE Royals have a decent chance of loaning Andrey Arshavin from Arsenal during the January transfer window - but national media reports of a signing spree of up to ten players are well wide of the mark.
CONSERVATIVE COUNCILLOR WINS THAMES VALLEY POLICE POLL
16/11/2012 WEST Berkshire Conservative councillor Anthony Stansfeld has been elected the first Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley area.
TOM DECIDES HE FEELS HOME SWEET HOMER AT LONDON IRISH
16/11/2012 FULL-BACK Tom Homer, has re-signed at London Irish for a further two seasons.
ALFIE THE TWO-GOAL HERO AS ROYALS STICK IT TO TOFFEES
17/11/2012 SENSATIONAL! Outplayed by Everton in the first half, Royals turned the game on its head and came up trumps with their first win of the season, 2-1.
B-MAC HOPES PLAN B HELPS ROYALS STICK IT TO THE TOFFEES
17/11/2012 THERE will be a huge cheer in the town centre around 4pm today when Corrie's Tina and Tommy switch on Reading's festive lights - and around 5pm there would be a much bigger cheer south of town if the Royals achieve their first win of the season.
TWO CORRIE STARS WILL LIGHT UP BROAD STREET MALL
17/11/2012 CORRIE comes to Reading's Oxford Road this weekend when the Broad Street Mall gets lit up for Christmas 2012.
SANTA DROPS IN ON BROAD STREET MALL - EVENTUALLY!
18/11/2012 TINA and Tommy from Corrie were there ready to switch on the lights at Broad Street Mall…hundreds of children and parents were inside in keen anticipation - all that was left to happen at the big switch-on was the spectacular arrival of Santa Claus.
UNLUCKY ANSBRO RETURNS TO THE IRISH TO CONTINUE REHAB
19/11/2012 SCOTLAND international Joe Ansbro has returned to London Irish to continue his rehabilitation following the neck injury he sustained during the pre-season match against Munster in August.
READING UNI GREEN SPACE IS VOTED THIRD BEST IN COUNTRY
21/11/2012 THE University of Reading's stunning Whiteknights campus has once again been voted one of the best green spaces in the country in a nationwide public poll.
MUM'S THE WORD AS SCREEN QUEEN KATE MEETS HER MAJESTY
22/11/2012 READING'S Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet collected the CBE she was awarded earlier in the year - then revealed she and the Queen had found common ground during their brief chat.
HOMER RETURNS AS IRISH TRY TO IMPROVE LEAGUE PLACING
23/11/2012 TOM HOMER returns at full back for London Irish against Exeter in the Aviva Premiership at the Mad Stad on Sunday (3pm).
MORRO SHOWS THE WAY BUT ROYALS LOSE TO LAST-GASP GOAL
24/11/2012 READING led at half-time with a first Premier League goal by Sean Morrison, but surrendered a second half hat-trick to Wigan striker Jordi Gomez, to go under 3-2 in a classic rain-swept encounter at the DW Stadium.
ANOTHER SETBACK AS IRISH AGAIN MADE TO PAY THE PENALTY
25/11/2012 SOMEHOW London irish have to stem the flow of penalties they concede, because for the second successive weekend they were beaten by a kicker.
JUSTIN WARMS UP FOR HEXAGON PANTO BY STARRING AT THE BAFTAS
25/11/2012 READING-born children's TV presenter Justin Fletcher, who stars again in this year's Hexagon pantomime, will arrive in his home town next month in top form, having collected two BAFTA Children's Awards on Sunday.
ASTON VILLA - NO DOUBTS THAT IT'S A MUST-WIN SIX-POINTER
26/11/2012 PILOTS who survive a plane crash are advised to get back into the air as quickly as possible.
ANOTHER LOSS - NOW IT'S UPHILL ALL THE WAY FOR ROYALS
27/11/2012 AS though we didn't know already, there's no doubt now about the size of the task Reading have to get away from the relegation zone.
IT'S OH SO DEPRESSING BUT THE ROYALS ARE STAYING UPBEAT
28/11/2012 WHETHER you were among the Loyal Royals who made the trek to Villa Park, or watching on TV at home or in the pub, the feelings were utter frustration and deep depression when referee Lee Probert brought down the curtain on Aston Villa's 1-0 victory on Tuesday.
SIR JOHN MADEJSKI SALUTES READING UNI'S TOP LEARNERS
30/11/2012 THE University of Reading's top one percent of students were recognised by the Chancellor, Reading FC chairman Sir John Madejski, at the 2012 Chancellor's Award ceremony.
RAMPAGING ROYALS GIVE MIGHTY MAN U A MIGHTY FRIGHT
01/12/2012 IT looked like Mission Impossible - and in the end it was. But what a magnificent performance from the Royals against the team which is not top of the Premier League for nothing.
HALA'UFIA SEES UNFAIR RED AS IRISH TUMBLE TO ANOTHER DEFEAT
01/12/2012 LONDON Irish slid further into a relegation battle with a 15-9 defeat to one of their bottom three rivals, London Welsh, at Oxford's Kassam Stadium.
A REUNION WITH SIR STEVE - AND A DATE WITH A BANANA SKIN!
02/12/2012 IN the third round of the FA Cup Reading have been drawn away to Crawley Town - setting up a reunion with legendary ex-manager "Sir" Steve Coppell.
YOU GET A BIG BAD WOLF PLUS FISH AND CHIPS - FOR 20 QUID!
03/12/2012 WHEN the Royals signed Jason Roberts from Blackburn Rovers last January, they knew they were bringing in the promise, not only of ability, experience and, hopefully, goalscoring powers, but also charisma.
TOWN MAKES ROOM FOR HOMELESS ON FREEZING NIGHTS
04/12/2012 HOMELESS people on the streets in Reading are again being offered emergency extra beds during severe cold weather this winter.
JUSTIN WARMS UP FOR HEXAGON PANTO BY STARRING AT THE BAFTAS
05/12/2012 READING-born children's TV presenter Justin Fletcher, who stars again in this year's Hexagon pantomime, will arrive in his home town this weekend in top form, having recently collected two BAFTA Children's Awards.
MAYOR HONOURS LOCAL OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC HEROES
06/12/2012 READING'S Olympic and Paralympic heroes will be honoured at a special civic reception this weekend, hosted by the Mayor Cllr Jenny Rynn.
ROYALS ARE HOPING IT CAN BE APRIL 13 ALL OVER AGAIN!
07/12/2012 THE Royals have given some outstanding away performances in recent years, but none can top that magnificent night in April when they virtually clinched the Championship title with a 3-1 win at Southampton.
JJ AND PAICE RETURN TO GIVE THE EXILES AMLIN CUP BOOST
07/12/2012 WITH all hope of league honours gone, London Irish now have their sights firmly on some cup silverware, so they are pleased to have flying centre Jonathan Joseph and hooker David Paice back from England duty for Saturday's Amlin European Cup match against Gloucester at the Mad Stad (3pm).
ROYALS CAN'T REPEAT LAST SEASON - SO ANOTHER ONE-GOAL LOSS
08/12/2012 NOW it really is all up hill from here after the Royals came up a disappointing second best against Southampton at St Mary's.
SAILOSI SETS IT UP BUT IRISH BURNED BY SURE-SHOT FREDDIE
09/12/2012 LONDON Irish somehow squandered a 22-9 lead early in the second half, to stumble to a 29-22 defeat by Gloucester in the Amlin European Challenge Cup group match at the Mad Stad.
QUICK RETURN TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP BECKONS AFTER HEAVIEST LOSS
11/12/2012 WITH a side decimated by injuries and mysterious non-appearances, it was hardly a surprise that the Royals lost again in their crunch date at Sunderland.
WIN OR BUST FOR THE ROYALS TONIGHT AT THE STADIUM OF FRIGHT
11/12/2012 AT the Mad Stad they all agreed - the Royals did not do themselves justice in Saturday's 1-0 flop at Southampton.
DANNY AND THE POG AT THE HEART OF SOME ROYAL RUMBLES
14/12/2012 WITH wounded giants Arsenal and Manchester City looming over the horizon, and the points total still not in double figures, the Royals have had to cope with a further cause for concern - an element of disharmony in the playing squad.
BOSS SMITH FACING UPHILL TASK AS THE IRISH CRASH AGAIN
15/12/2012 IT'S a miserable, miserable time for Reading's big two sports teams. While the Royals dropped to last place in the Premier League, London Irish were slumping to an horrendous 47-3 defeat in their Amlin European Challenge Cup group match at Gloucester.
CAN ROYALS AT LAST GET ONE OVER THE GUNNERS?
16/12/2012 IN the good old days, when the upstart Royals first mixed with the millionaires of the Premier League, only one of the "big teams" ever gave them a whacking - Arsenal (writes Roger Ware).
IT'S THE SAD STAD AGAIN AS ARSENAL TURN ON THE STYLE
18/12/2012 FOR the fifth time in six games the Royals walked head-on into a team playing its personal cup final, and yet again they came up short.
ANTON'S DILEMMA - GO BIG OR PLAY SAFE IN JANUARY WINDOW
19/12/2012 THERE'S much speculation about what the Royals will, or will not do - can or cannot do - in the January transfer window.
ROYALS HOPE STAR OF AFRICA REMEMBERS OFFER THEY MADE
20/12/2012 THE Royals are hoping Zambia's star defender Stoppila Sunzu has a long and fond memory of them as they tussle with Arsenal for his signature.
WHO SHOULD B-MAC CHOOSE TO FRONT UP TO THE CHAMPIONS?
21/12/2012 WHO would be the manager of a team rock-bottom in the Premier League, with only one win all season, and about to embark on a visit to the reigning champions?
ROBBED OF PEN AND CRUELLY BEATEN AT THE FINISH BY DODGY GOAL
22/12/2012 ROYALS went to Manchester City with the team a little apprehensive, and the fans fearing an absolute Christmas stuffing.
NO XMAS CHEER FOR EXILES AS THEY ARE MAULED BY TIGERS
22/12/2012 LONDON Irish just can't buy a victory recently, and they slipped deeper into an Aviva Premiership relegation scrap with a 31-9 defeat by Leicester Tigers at the Mad Stad.
B-MAC FURIOUS AT DECISIONS WHICH COST HIS MEN SO DEARLY
23/12/2012 BRIAN McDERMOTT was absolutely furious about two crucial decisions which cost the Royals at least a point, and possibly a fantastic win at the Etihad Stadium.
ALFIE'S OUT OF LUCK SO IT'S BLANKETY-BLANK
26/12/2012 THE Royals had a plan against Swansea - and it half-worked.
ARSHAVIN, SUNZU, CARRICO FIRST NAMES IN JANUARY TRANSFER FRAME
27/12/2012 IT'S that time again - so here we go with the transfer window guessing game.
SPURS TOO HOT FOR BRAVE ROYALS - BUT ONLY JUST!
28/12/2012 AFTER three excellent defensive performances, Royals came a cropper at White Hart Lane against a team which on its day is equal to any attacking force in the Premier League.
ENTER CARRICO - WITH SUNZU, ROGIC AND OTHERS TO FOLLOW
28/12/2012 ROYALS have wasted no time making their first signing of the transfer window, paying £600,000 for Sporting Lisbon club captain ‪Daniel Carriço.
BORING POINTS WILL DO NICELY NOW FOR ROYALS!
28/12/2012 THE Royals got some stick from certain quarters for being dull in the 0-0 with Swansea on Wednesday.
SPORTS NEWS LINKS: CLICK FOR THE LATEST FROM THE ROYALS, IRISH AND OTHER CLUBS
28/12/2012 READING is a fantastic hotbed of sport, spearheaded by the Royals, our Barclays Premier League football team, and London Irish from Rugby Union's Aviva Premiership, who both play at the Madejski Stadium. Beyond that the town is extremely strong in Hockey, Cycling and Athletics - and there's still a faint hope that the Racers Speedway team will return in 2013. So click through here for links to all the major clubs.
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POG STRIKES EARLY - AND WEST HAM ARE ROYAL BUNNIES AGAIN!
29/12/2012 NEVER mind the quality - feel the points! The Royals put win number two in their bag against the team now firmly entrenched as their bunnies.
BREAKING NEWS: LINKS TO THE TOP LOCAL SOURCES - AND READING USA
29/12/2012 WITH traditional newspapers under increasing pressure from "new media", both of the local newspapers, the Post and the Chronicle have made dramatic changes in recent years.
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