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1 February 2015 Last updated at 12:17

Actress Geraldine McEwan diesGeraldine McEwan

Berkshire-born actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on ITV, has died aged 82, her family says.

British soldiers in silhouetteArmy to set up 'social media unit'

The Army is setting up a new unit in Hermitage that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

Crews from Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire fought the fireNine fire crews battle cottage blaze

Crews from nine fire engines help tackle a blaze at a thatched cottage on Friday evening.

Peter Henley Article written by Peter Henley Peter Henley Political editor, South of England

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Why are they called the Houses of Parliament if nobody lives there?

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