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Summary

  1. Fire crews called to remove lorry wedged between buildings
  2. West Berkshire Council to reduce number of councillors
  3. Blue Badge parking app piloted in Reading
  4. Berkshire weather: Better than yesterday

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  1. That's all for today

    Thank you for joining us today. We'll be back again at 08:00 GMT tomorrow with all Berkshire's latest news, travel and weather. 

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  2. Streatley Hill still shut after lorry gets wedged in road

    Sarah Lee

    South Online

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    Video caption: Streatley crossroads shut as lorry gets wedged in road
  3. 'A great surge in political opinion'

    Earlier today, writer and broadcaster Matthew Parris joined BBC Radio Berkshire's Anne Diamond to discuss a roller-coaster year in politics, including the EU Referendum, and Donald Trump's election victory.

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    Video caption: Writer and Broadcaster Matthew Parris on a turbulent year in global politics
  4. 'Vehicle idling' fine plans to be discussed

    A meeting to discuss plans to fine drivers who keep their engines running while stationary will be discussed at Reading Borough Council this evening.

    The authority is considering issuing the penalty notices to motorists who keep their engines on for more than one minute while not moving.

    The proposal to combat "vehicle idling" comes after environment minister Dr Therese Coffey said the borough had "not reduced pollutant levels far enough".

    Read more about the plans here

  5. Berkshire weather latest

    It is expected to remain overcast this evening with a chance of light rain outbreaks overnight. 

    Conditions are forecast to remain chilly tomorrow. 

    Berkshire weather forecast
    Image caption: There is a chance of light rain outbreaks overnight
  6. Reading buses take home bus award

    Reading Buses won the Silver Award at the UK Bus awards, after being named as Top Shire Operator for the fourth year in a row. 

    View more on twitter
  7. Pedestrian dies after M4 crash near Reading

    A 19-year-old man has died in hospital after being hit by a car on the M4 in Reading. 

    The incident happened on the westbound carriageway between junction 11 at Reading and junction 12 Theale at about 16:50 GMT on Friday. 

    M4

    South Central Ambulance Service said the man was struck by a car close to Reading services. 

    He died in hospital on Tuesday. The road was closed for up to four hours following the accident.  

  8. Bus lane to be extended in Reading

    Plans to extend a bus lane on the A33 in Reading are set to be approved at a council meeting. 

    Work is already under way on phase one of works between the Imperial Way roundabout, through to the start of one of the existing bus lanes at Junction 11. 

    If approved, the bus lane will be extended to the A33 junction with Lindisfarne Way, where it joins Kennet Island. 

  9. Poppies picture wins council competition

    This stunning picture of poppies was the winner in West Berkshire Council's photography competition. It was taken by Yvonne, one of the council library supervisors.

    Picture of poppies
  10. Stam focused on taking it step by step

    Reading FC Press conference

    Adam Whitty

    BBC Berkshire

    Jaap Stam had little good news to give Reading fans on the injury front ahead of Saturday's game at Bristol City.

    Striker Yann Kermorgant is still out with a knee injury, and John Swift faces a long lay off. Anssi Jaakkola, The Royals reserve goalkeeper, has however returned to training this week.

    His side are flying high right now, they have won four wins on the bounce, and sit third in the Championship table - right where fans want to be.

    Plenty of attention has therefore been focused on Reading (they were even compared to Barcelona and Manchester City on Saturday nights highlights programme).

    Jaap Stam, though, seems intent on ignoring the noise and focusing solely on this weekend's game.

  11. Lorry removed - but road stays closed

    The A329 Streatley Crossroads & B4009 Streatley Hill remains closed while the chimney stack hit by the lorry is made safe. 

    Fire crews are checking it doesn't collapse into the street. 

    Lorry stuck
  12. 'Smitten' bank worker jailed for fraud

    A former bank employee has been jailed for two years after admitting transferring £53,000 from the accounts of 14 elderly customers to a mystery man she had only met three times.

    Natasha Bassi, 23, from Southampton, moved the funds over eight months in 2014 while working as an adviser at a branch of Santander in Reading.

    Natasha Bassi

    She moved the money to a man called "Leroy" with whom she was "smitten".

    The judge said she had "put aside all honesty and integrity".

  13. Wedged lorry successfully removed

    The lorry which hit a house and became wedged between two houses on a tiny road in Streatley has been removed. 

    Fire crews said the vehicle had damaged the chimney stack of the house it struck. 

    The incident resulted in the crossroads next to the 15th century Bull pub to be closed. 

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  14. They're through to the semi finals!

    The Bulmershe Ensemble appeared on television last night as part of The Choir: Gareth's Best in Britain, where they were selected to represent the South East region.

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    Video caption: The Bulmershe Ensemble appeared on The Choir: Gareth's Best in Britain
  15. 'It would be closed for two to three months'

    Oxfordshire County Council are bidding for £7 million worth of funding from the government to raise the Playhatch Road in Sonning - which last flooded in 2014.

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    Video caption: Cllr David Nimmo-Smith on proposed work to the Playhatch Road in Sonning
  16. BreakingEx-bank worker jailed for stealing £53k from accounts of elderly customers

    Former employee Natasha Bassi has been jailed for two years after admitting transferring £53,000 from the accounts of elderly customers at Santander Bank.

    Southampton Crown Court heard she had been working as an advisor to customers at a Reading branch of the bank when she committed the offences between May and December 2014.

    Bassi, 23, of Cobden Crescent, Southampton, pleaded guilty to committing fraud.