A new newspaper goes on sale in Wokingham, four months after the town's weekly is axed.
The preferred route for a bypass to reduce the volume of traffic through a Berkshire village is agreed.
Reading, Wokingham and Slough councils start a £27m scheme to replace thousands of street lights.
New services, extra seats, car parking and ticket machines are announced as part of a £50m investment in South West Trains (SWT).
The man in charge of Oxfordshire's highways expresses disappointment at being turned down for government funding to raise a flood-prone road.
A Maidenhead Facebook group gets out of hand
Peter Henley reviews region's politics
Team news as London Irish host Newcastle in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Madejski Stadium (15:00 GMT).
Reading have signed Crystal Palace forward Kwesi Appiah on loan until the end of the season.
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