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Summary

  1. Bracknell's new-look town centre is set to open on time in September, according to the council's economic development boss.
  2. Reading win 3-2 against Bristol City
  3. Protests against rail fare hikes

Live Reporting

By Emma Midgley

All times stated are UK

The letter addressed to the the bike thief

A group of residents club together to buy a new bike for a stranger who left a letter for the thief that pinched his.

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Weather outlook: Fog bows!

Holly Green

BBC Weather

BBC Weather for the South of England on 25 January 2017
Charlie Estcourt

Teenage Wales midfielder Charlie Estcourt signs her first professional contract with English top-flight club Reading.

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Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

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M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J14 for A338.

M4 Berkshire - M4 lane blocked on exit slip road London-bound at J14, A338 (Hungerford), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, at J10 for A329 affecting J11 for A33.

M4 Berkshire - Delays, queuing traffic and one lane closed on M4 London-bound at J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of an accident. Congestion to J11, A33 (Reading).

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Today's weather with Holly Green

Today's weather with Holly Green
Ali Al-Habsi

Adam Williams

BBC Sport at Madejski Stadium

Reading climb back to third in the Championship as Ali Al-Habsi saves a late Chris Martin penalty to secure a win over Fulham.

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Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

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M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J8 for .

M4 Berkshire - M4 exit slip road partially blocked London-bound at J8, because of a broken down vehicle.

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Severe accident: A34 Berkshire northbound

BBC Travel

A34 Berkshire northbound severe accident, at Stanmore Road affecting Graces Lane.

A34 Berkshire - A34 in World's End closed and queuing traffic northbound at Beedon Turn Off, because of an accident earlier on and accident investigation work. Congestion to the Graces Lane junction.

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Anna Green joins Reading Women

Women's Super League One side Reading Women sign New Zealand international Anna Green on a contract until June 2018.

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Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

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M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, at J5 for A4.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M4 westbound at J5, A4 (Langley), because of an accident.

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Severe accident: M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise

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M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise severe accident, at J16 for M40 affecting J17 for A412.

M25 Buckinghamshire - Stationary traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J16 M40, because of an accident. Congestion to J17, A412 (Maple Cross).

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Tuesday's weather with Holly Green

Tuesday's weather with Holly Green

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

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M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, between J13 for A30 and J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M25 clockwise between J13, A30 (Staines) and J14, A3113 (Heathrow Terminal 4), because of a broken down car.

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Tired doctors 'fall asleep at wheel'

Four in 10 junior doctors fall asleep at wheel after night shifts.
Reading forward Melissa Fletcher

Reading forward Melissa Fletcher commits full-time to playing for the Women's Super League club until June 2018.

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Swift: "We can go into the game confident"

Reading FC midfielder John Swift hopes to turn things around against Fulham.
Reading FC midfielder John Swift hopes to turn things around against Fulham.

John Swift:

"It's another big game, like every game in the Championship is.

"Yeah he's a good player (Chris Martin), he's shown it in the Championship week in week out.

"It's up to the gaffer what he does, the tactics will all be done on the training pitch and hopefully we can take that into the game."

Stam is wary of the Fulham threat

Reading FC manager Jaap Stam knows it will tough in the rearranged game.
Reading FC manager Jaap Stam knows it will tough in the rearranged game.

Jaap Stam:

"Fulham have got a great team, good side, they play very good possession football as well.

"There are a lot of games, but in a way that is good as well.

"If you've lost it's good to play again in a couple of days."

How does fog form?

Steph Nieuwenhuys explains and has the forecast for the South.

Today's forecast with Emily Wood

Today's forecast with Emily Wood

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J10 for A329 and J8 for .

M4 Berkshire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M4 London-bound between J10 A329(M) Wokingham and J8, because of a broken down vehicle.

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Severe congestion: M25 Berkshire clockwise

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M25 Berkshire clockwise severe congestion, before J15 for M4 affecting J13 for A30.

M25 Berkshire - Queuing traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Congestion to J13, A30 (Staines).

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Severe accident: A34 Berkshire southbound

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A34 Berkshire southbound severe accident, after High Street.

A34 Berkshire - A34 blocked southbound after East Ilsley, because of an accident involving two or three vehicles.

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Severe accident: M25 Berkshire clockwise

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M25 Berkshire clockwise severe accident, between J15 for M4 and J16 for M40.

M25 Berkshire - Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J15 M4 and J16 M40, because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder.

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Bittersweet for Swift

Reading midfielder John Swift grabs a goal in the Derby defeat.
Reading midfielder John Swift grabs a goal in the Derby defeat.

John Swift:

"It was going to be a tough game from the start, but I think we started well, and then they started piling on the pressure at the end of the first half.

"Bit disappointing the end result, but I feel we deserved more than the way we played.

"I'm always pleased to get a goal but at the end of the day it's the end result, and today we just took our foot off the gas and got punished for it."

Severe accident: M25 Berkshire anti-clockwise

BBC Travel

M25 Berkshire anti-clockwise severe accident, between J15 for M4 and J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

M25 Berkshire - Rolling road-block and a multi-vehicle accident on M25 anticlockwise between J15 M4 and J14, A3113 (Heathrow Terminal 4).

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Stam: 'It is very frustrating'

The Reading manager is frustrated by the narrow defeat to Derby at Pride Park.
The Reading manager is frustrated by the narrow defeat to Derby at Pride Park.

Jaap Stam:

"If you look in how we played, we played very well today.

"It's not easy to create a lot of chances because they were defending with all of them basically in front of their own box.

"First two goals were very easy, the opposition doesn't need to do anything about that.

"Of course you don't want to concede goals, because if you concede goals it makes it difficult to get back into the game, especially against teams with quality."
Tom Ince

Tom Ince scores his ninth goal in 13 games to help Derby County overcome fellow play-off hopefuls Reading at Pride Park.

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New signing Furness was drawn by the Royals' ambition

Rachel Furness says Kelly Chambers and the club's ambition helped her make the switch.
Rachel Furness says Kelly Chambers and the club's ambition helped her make the switch.

"I've spoken to Kelly on the phone, and I just think the ambition of the club, wanting to go forward, wanting to improve on last season.

"They seem like a great bunch of girls.

"We've got the Spring Series in April, obviously it's a friendly league, every team plays each other once, and it's a great opportunity for our squad to get to know our strengths and weaknesses."

Hungerford captain: 'It's been a brilliant season'

Matt Day says this season has exceeded all expectations so far.
Matt Day says this season has exceeded all expectations so far.

"The aim was just to stay in the league," the Hungerford Town captain said. "To do what we have done, and achieve what we have done so far is brilliant.

"This weekend's a massive weekend for us, obviously two games in the space of three days, hopefully we can close that gap.

"I believe in the lads, but I think a lot of people didn't expect it."

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, between J8 for and J10 for A329M Wokingham affecting J6 for A355 Slough.

M4 Berkshire - Long delays on M4 westbound between J8/9, A404M (Maidenhead) and J10, A329M (Wokingham), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J6, A355 (Slough).

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Birdsgrove Nursing Home in Bracknell

A "mouldy and grimy" care home is closed amid serious concerns for residents' safety.

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Severe accident: A4155 Oxfordshire both ways

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A4155 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, between B478 Playhatch Road and Caversham Park Road.

A4155 Oxfordshire - A4155 Henley Road in Play Hatch, Caversham blocked in both directions between the B478 Playhatch Road junction and the Caversham Park Road junction, because of an accident.

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SAM's Championship table 2016-17

Illya Glushchenkov

BBC Sport

Newcastle and Brighton to win promotion from the Championship? That is the prediction of a special computer programme - but how do you think it will finish?

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Howells has Luton's Young Player of the Season award three times

Dagenham & Redbridge sign Jake Howells on a permanent deal and make a youth loan signing of Jake Sheppard.

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John Watson

A soldier who abducted and stabbed his fellow comrade and love rival in Windsor is convicted of attempted murder.

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Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

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M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J4B for M25 and J5 for A4.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 westbound between J4b M25 and J5, A4 (Langley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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