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John Lewis agrees £500m deal with Abrdn to build 1,000 rental homes
Waitrose shops in Bromley and West Ealing will be redeveloped, and vacant warehouse in Reading

Mark Sweney

02, Dec, 2022 @8:41 AM

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Thames Valley police apologise for man’s heroin death in custody
Leroy Junior Medford died in 2017 after ingesting drugs in cell, in incident force says was ‘tragic and avoidable’

Jamie Grierson

15, Jun, 2022 @2:47 PM

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Man guilty of killing Shani Warren 35 years after murder
Jury finds Donald Robertson guilty of imprisonment, indecent assault and murder of 26-year-old after new DNA evidence found

Matthew Weaver

17, May, 2022 @2:36 PM

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Robert Gillmor obituary
Artist behind the RSPB’s logo whose vivid illustrations of birds graced the covers of the Collins New Naturalist book series

Stephen Moss

12, May, 2022 @4:44 PM

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Dirty air affects 97% of UK homes, data shows
Slough, London and Leeds among worst locations on map showing air pollution above WHO limits

Damian Carrington Environment editor

28, Apr, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Deliveroo extends its range adding new partner WH Smith’s products
Deliveries will start in Reading, as the takeaway service continues its expansion into new areas.

Sarah Butler

28, Mar, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Reading terror attack victims remembered at memorial one year on
Families and friends share memories of three men killed in Forbury Gardens last June

PA Media

20, Jun, 2021 @5:46 PM

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The Last Abbot of Reading review – Tudor history goes back where it came from
Beth Flintoff’s atmospheric Reformation drama casts Henry VIII as a Boris-like bully, and is staged amid the ruins of his Catholic frenemy’s abbey

Mark Lawson

18, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Reading council seeks closure of quarantine hotel after Covid outbreak
Council calls Department of Health ‘irresponsible’ after virus passed from hotel staff to people in community

Matthew Weaver

10, Jun, 2021 @5:32 PM

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New theatre in Reading opens with modern take on Oscar Wilde play
In the town where the playwright was imprisoned, a new venue for the Reading Rep company is to run a ‘radical’ version of The Picture of Dorian Gray

Chris Wiegand

12, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Lord Stoddart of Swindon obituary
Astute Labour politician admired for his decency and independent mind

Julia Langdon

23, Nov, 2020 @6:28 PM

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The bookseller of Tunis: one man's fight to preserve relic of bygone age
As news of its uncertain future spreads, readers are flocking to the city’s oldest bookshop – but can it survive changing tastes and technology?

Simon Speakman Cordall in Tunis

18, Nov, 2020 @7:45 AM

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