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Reading East MP Rob Wilson has spoken out about the decision to close of the Royal Berkshire Hospital's hydrotherapy pool.
The closure, to come into effect from 31st March 2017, was announced by Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in November.
After meeting with the hospital's senior management, Reading East MP Rob Wilson said the trust "did not provide any robust evidence or proper explanation as to why it has taken this decision."
Mr Wilson also criticised the lack of consultation with "patients, local charities or support groups" and said there had not been any consideration for "alternative provision for service-users."
The trust decided to discontinue their hydrotherapy service as it wasn't "cost effective" and benefited less than 5% of patients requiring physiotherapy.
Head of Therapies, Jill Gillespie-Shahabi, said: “We know that this service is enjoyed by a small number of users, but equally, we have to make difficult decisions that demonstrate the best use of NHS facilities and money."
Police have released further details following a road traffic collision yesterday in which two people were seriously injured.
At around 05:45 GMT, Thursday 22 December, a red Peugeot 306 and a grey Peugeot 5008 collided on Goring Lane in Reading, between Lockram Lane and Man's Hill.
Both drivers had to be cut from their vehicles, and are currently being treated in hospital.
Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses.
High-flying Reading are at home to 10th place Norwich on Boxing Day.
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A man pretending to be a police officer has gained entry to and searched an elderly woman's house in Slough.
At around 15:30 on Monday 19 December the offender approached the woman, claiming to be an officer investigating burglaries in the area, and searched the property whilst she made him a cup of tea. Nothing was taken.
He is described as white, in his 30s and around 6ft 2 tall.
The man was also carrying a notebook and wearing a black tunic with numbers on the shoulders.
Thames Valley Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen the man, and also encourage people to read their guidelines on rogue traders.
A union boss claims contract cleaners on the Great Western Railway are being "mercilessly exploited".
The dispute, which involves almost 200 workers, began at 06:00 today.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union are calling for the cleaners, who work for agency Servest UK, to be made permanent GWR staff.
Mick Cash, RMT general secretary, said: "GWR and Servest UK can bring an immediate resolution to this dispute by addressing the issues over pay and other grievances."
M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, between J8 for and J10 for A329.
M4 Berkshire - One lane blocked on M4 westbound between J8 and J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of an accident involving two vehicles.
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London Irish's "wing wizard" Topsy Ojo is returning to the side to face Richmond tomorrow.
The Championship game on Christmas Eve will be his first start since the league win over Cornish Pirates in November.
It is the Exiles first championship game since the 3rd December after two wins in the British and Irish Cup against Cornish Pirates.
A woman accused of breaching a family court order, has been told she can spend Christmas at home.
She could still face a jail sentence in the New Year after she named her teenage daughter when being interviewed by a Polish journalist in Polish.
At a hearing in Reading today, the woman, from near Oxford, appeared before Judge Simon Oliver.
Social services bosses at Oxfordshire County Council had accused her of being in contempt of court by breaching an order and had asked for her to be committed to prison.
Former Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming, who campaigns for improvements in the family justice system, described the timing of the court appearance is cruel, and claimed it raises "free speech issues".
Reading could have midfielder John Swift back from an ankle injury he picked up on England Under-21 duty.
Jaap Stam also has Danny Williams available following suspension for the red card he was shown in the 5-0 defeat by Fulham on 3 December.
Preview followed by live coverage of Boxing Day's Championship game between Reading and Norwich City.
Norwich have lost seven of their past nine games, and boss Alex Neil could recall Alex Tettey and Steven Naismith.
Winger Matt Jarvis is in line for a return to the squad, having missed six months with knee ligament damage.
A327 Berkshire both ways severe accident, between B3350 Elm Road and Shinfield Rise.
A327 Berkshire - A327 Shinfield Road in Reading blocked in both directions between the B3350 Elm Road junction and the Shinfield Rise junction, because of a serious accident.
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Three British Airways passengers had a once-in-a-lifetime flight after finding they were the only ones on board.
Lawrie-Lin Waller, 33, said she and her friends were upgraded to business class, treated to bottles of champagne, and posed for selfies with the captain.
And on their trip from Gibraltar to Heathrow on 17 December, her friends Laura Stevens, 34, and Sarah Hunt, 35, enjoyed three-course meals.
Ms Waller said: "We're never going to experience anything like that again."
Work being conducted on the new Crossrail will cause services to be disrupted until early January.
Police have cordoned off a green space in a residential area after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted.
The force was called to reports of the victim being attacked and sustaining serious injuries to his armpit at around 20:56 GMT yesterday.
A 59-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident in Long Grove, Baughurst, on the Berkshire/Hampshire border.
The cordon remains in place.
BBC Berkshire political reporter
Nine years after taking on the top job at Slough Borough Council, chief executive Ruth Bagley's career at the authority is over.
She had been on extended sick leave since the autumn.
It's been clear since August that relations between the new team of councillors at the top of the authority and Ruth Bagley were frosty at best.
The fact she's now lost her job is no surprise, nor is the fact we don't know how much money she's been given to leave the job - which those who know her well say she loved.
A 41-year-old mother has been assaulted in a Bracknell car park whilst she was standing with her children.
She was approached by a man in the Lily Hill Car Park at about 14:20 GMT on Wednesday 21 December.
The offender has been described as short, white and wearing a blue tracksuit.
The woman sustained minor injuries which did not require hospital treatment.
Reading Borough Council are advising that all your packaging, wrapping paper, greetings cards and plastic bottles can be put into the red recycling bins and boxes for collection this Christmas.
A second 24-hour strike by contract cleaners on the Great Western Railway is under way.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union employed by Servest UK began the industrial action at 06:00 GMT.
The union claims agency workers should be made permanent GWR staff and that there is currently a "two tier" system.
GWR said it was aware of the strike and that rail services were expected to run as scheduled.
BBC Berkshire sport editor
Midfielder Danny Williams is looking forward to getting back to playing after his suspension.
He told BBC Radio Berkshire: "The fans are very, very important to us, and it feels like there is a twelfth man on the pitch.
"Norwich are underachieving a bit, but we all know they have a very good quality of squad, an experienced manager.
"It's a chance for us again to pick up three points, to keep that home run going, and to get a confidence boost.
"As long as we score one more than the opponent I am happy, but obviously it would be nice to keep clean sheets as well."
About 223,000 people will depart from and arrive at Heathrow Airport today, compared with about 200,000 on a normal day.
Heathrow has already had its busiest day in the build-up to Christmas - last Tuesday when 235,000 passengers came and went.
Major engineering work means all lines to Paddington station will close later tonight.
The last direct train is scheduled to leave Reading at 00:44.
After that, commuters will have to change at Ealing Broadway.
BBC Berkshire sport editor
Reading FC manager Jaap Stam says that Norwich will provide a tough test on Boxing Day.
He told BBC Radio Berkshire: "The only difference between Norwich and Reading is about £100m in the budget.
"They've got quality players, because a lot of players are still there who played in the Premier League last season.
"We're not scared, we're going to try and play our own game and see how it ends up.
"There's a lot of things going on in the paper as well about money being offered for players, I can tell you that's absolute rubbish."
Despite a government target to resettle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees across the UK, Slough has yet to take in a single one.
More than 4,000 have arrived so far in the UK and just 36 have been resettled in Berkshire.
The figures have emerged after the Syrian army said it had retaken full control of Aleppo, following the evacuation of the last group of rebels.
BBC Berkshire political reporter
The future of West Berkshire's libraries will be decided by parish councils.
Eight of the area's libraries are at threat and the authority says their survival will depend on whether local communities are prepared to pay for them.
Cash-strapped West Berkshire has been looking at whether it can keep its libraries open for months now.
It's just published a survey looking into what can be done to save them, and has concluded their future will come down to whether or not smaller parish councils are willing to pay for them.
We'll now have to wait and see whether the area's parish councils will ask the people who live in their communities if they'll be willing to see a small fee added to their council tax bills to keep their libraries going.
The A33 is closed both ways at Chineham after a five-vehicle crash.
Police were called at 06:35 and are expecting the road to be closed until at least 09:30.
A force spokesman said one male driver has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.
It will remain dry for much of the day, but towards the evening heavy rain and gusty winds are expected to develop with the arrival of Storm Barbara.
BBC Radio Berkshire newsreader
Around 12 million motorists are expected to be driving 20 miles or more today as they head home for Christmas.
And according to traffic information company Inrix, some journeys may take twice or even three times as long compared with other times of the year.
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