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BBC Berkshire Sport Reporter
Reading Women FC defender Harriet Scott has signed a new contract with the club.
23-year-old Scott, who joined the Royals aged just 8, has been on a professional contract with Kelly Chambers' side since last season, and her new deal runs until the end of the 2017-18 season.
She joins Kirsty McGee, Mary Earps, Lauren Burton, Becky Jane, Charlie Estcourt, and Melissa Fletcher in signing a new contract with the club in the off-season.
A vacancy for a chocolate and cocoa beverage taster has received 1,500 applications.
Confectionery company Mondelez, which owns brands including Cadbury and Oreo, started advertising the part-time role in Reading on Monday.
The job description said a "passion for confectionery and taste buds for detection" were required.
It said the successful candidate would work 7.5 hours a week in "discussion rooms and sensory booths".
They would also need to be "eager to try new inventive products" and be able to show "honesty when it comes to giving an opinion", the advert added.
A company spokesman said the response had been "hugely encouraging".
"We can't wait to see who makes the cut to join our other 4,000 chocolate-loving employees across the UK," the spokesman said.
"Food science is an incredibly varied and exhilarating career path."
A soldier who abducted and stabbed his love rival has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.
John Watson, 35, ambushed Pte James Dicks outside his ex-wife's home in Windsor because he believed they were in a relationship.
He then tied Pte Dicks up, bundled him into a car and stabbed him before he was stopped by police.
Judge Angela Morris said Watson was a "danger to the public" as she sentenced him at Reading Crown Court.
She said there were "two John Watsons" and that while one was "a devoted family man who served his country with honour", the other was "one of anger, jealousy and murderous intent".
Many Reading fans will remember winger Royston Drenthe.
Well, he appears to have found a new career as a musician.
He has just released his new rap record, titled 'Paranoia' on Youtube.
You can watch it here. It is in Dutch, but the naughty words translate rather well, so it most definitely features explicit content.
He was pretty excited about the whole thing.
He posted on social media - 'Wedneday is the day!
'Be ready because at 12:00 I drop my first single called Paranoia."
The Newbury Weekly News has released its 150th celebration issue today.
The paper have also printed their first ever edition inside their anniversary special, printed on February 7, 1867.
We took a look inside to see what our fellow 'Berkshire-ians' were getting up to a century and a half ago.
The first edition begins with a message to its readers, saying it offers "no apology" for creating the paper.
They then go on to say they are part of "the cheap press", which presumably was more of a compliment at the time.
Among some national stories, including a women in Leeds who was shot in the head, and international stories from New York to Madrid, the paper began telling its readers their stories.
You can see below the main stories from local police courts, and below that, comes a rather dramatic story about a "family brawl" between two women, which revolved around simply, "a house".
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Waitrose, who has its headquarters in Bracknell, is to close five underperforming shops across the country, with almost 500 workers facing redundancy.
Another 180 jobs will go in a restructuring of the company's management.
But the supermarket chain says it is planning to open eight new stores this year, creating almost 600 new posts.
BBC Radio Berkshire newsreader
Large parts of Berkshire have been identified as being at higher risk for bird flu under new guidelines published by the government.
Restrictions on keeping poultry and other birds outside have been in place since before Christmas after a number of cases of Avian flu.
There have been no cases locally, but new guidance from DEFRA says restrictions will remain in place in some parts of Berkshire.
You can see which areas are at the highest risk using DEFRA's interactive map here.
Thames Valley police have released images of a man they want to speak to after a man was headbutted in Reading.
The 19-year-old victim was in Q Club on Friar Street when he was approached by three other men.
A verbal altercation took place and the victim was then head-butted by one of the other men. He sustained a cut to his eyebrow which required stitches.
The incident happened in the early hours of 25 September last year.
Snow has started falling in the grounds of BBC Berkshire, and the wintry showers could continue into the afternoon.
It will remain cold and cloudy throughout the day, with temperatures dropping to around 2C.
Sport presenter, BBC Radio Berkshire
Lambourn trainer Jamie Snowden has said that he is ready for the UK's richest handicap hurdle race of the season at Newbury this weekend.
The Betfair Hurdle is the 15:35 race at Newbury on Saturday, and is part of 'Betfair Super Saturday' at the racecourse.
It is seen as one of the last preparatory runs before the Cheltenham Festival next month.
A Reading ice cream man could be crowned Ice Cream Man of the year next week.
Paul Field is down to the final three for the competition, with the winner decided at the Ice Cream Alliance conference on next Wednesday.
"It's all about the quality of your ice cream, your van, yourself and your events" said Paul, who has been running Maurice’s Ice Cream for nearly 35 years.
He has a secret weapon, ready to wow the judges at the conference in Harrogate.
"I've taken a picture of Tony Blackburn, and I'm hoping that will win it for me."
Although clearly a customer of many BBC Radio Berkshire presenters (see below), we are of course maintaining our complete objectivity on his huge competition.
Andrew Lloyd Webber has become the first person in more than 60 years to have four shows running simultaneously on Broadway.
The composer - who lives in Sydmonton - matches the record set by Rodgers and Hammerstein in 1953.
A revival of his musical Sunset Boulevard opens in New York tonight - joining Cats, Phantom of The Opera and School of Rock.
"I can hardly believe this could possibly have happened," the 68-year-old told the BBC.
Sport presenter, BBC Radio Berkshire
Planning permission has been granted for a demountable pool at Rivermead leisure centre.
It's part of a programme to build two new swimming pools in Reading to replace ageing and expensive-to-run facilities at Central Pool and Arthur Hill.
The application was approved at a meeting of Reading Borough Council on Wednesday night.
Work should commence in May 2017 with the demountable, 'pop-up' pool expected to open by January 2018.
BBC Berkshire travel presenter
It was a busy morning on the roads this morning, but congestion is now clearing.
Here are the areas to watch out for at the moment.
From April, Reading fans with a concessionary bus pass will no longer be able to travel on match-day buses for free.
Reading Borough Council says "concessionary fares are no longer possible in the face of the severe, increasing and unprecedented Governments cuts."
Richard Langley from STAR, the Reading Supporters Trust said: "It would be ripping a large amount of the fan base out of the club.
"You look at the number of OAPs who use that service, it must be hundreds, if not thousands on every match day.
"People think I don’t want to spend money going to the football because I’ve had this service for so long and it’s been taken off me."
A case of female genital mutilation (FGM) is discovered or treated every hour in this country.
Now Berkshire is to get the first centre of its kind to tackle FGM.
Reading's Rose Centre will bring together professionals from law enforcement and the health service with teams working with local communities.
"Reading, and Slough, are regarded as hotspots for FGM in this country", says Victoria Hunter from the Alliance for Cohesion For Racial Equality, who are the group behind the centre.
"FGM is such a multi-faceted, secretive taboo that it’s very difficult to penetrate, and there’s an extreme amount of community pressure.
"There is a huge need here [in Reading] and a massive gap in service to look after women in a more holistic manner."
The desired time frame for the clinic's opening is April 2017.
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