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By Joe Nimmo

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That's all for today

Dave Gilyeat

BBC South

BBC Local Live for Berkshire returns at 08:00 on Tuesday. Have a great Bank Holiday weekend.

GWR New Trains

The new trains will be part of the company's "biggest fleet upgrade in a generation".

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Drones posed 'significant risk' to passenger plane

Jennifer Scott

BBC News

A near-miss involving a passenger jet and more than one drone has been reported in the UK for the first time.

The incident happened over east London as an Airbus A320 was approaching Heathrow Airport last November.

A report by the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) found the incident had "compromised the safety of the aircraft".

One pilot also said there would have been a "significant risk of collision" if the jet had been on a different approach path.

Airbus A320

Weather: 'Mostly dry with light winds'

BBC Weather

It will be mostly dry overnight, with clear spells and just the chance of an isolated light shower. 

The winds will be light and it will turn chilly in any clearer periods too. 

Minimum temperature 5C (41F). 

Accordion shop targeted for fourth time by burglars

Seven accordions were stolen from the Piano and Accordion Shop in Sunningdale that has already been targeted three times by thieves.

Thames Valley Police said they took two black Hohner Morinos, a black hand Excelsior 960, a black Roland FR4X, a black Roland FR8X, a black Bugari Evo Hair  P41, and a red Hand Sonola Festival.

The men
Police would like to speak to these two men captured on CCTV

Accordions worth £150,000 have been stolen during three burglaries at the shop over a six-month period.

Police have released images of two men they want to speak to after the raids in January and February 2017.

Accordions worth £20,000 were stolen during the February break-in.

Forty of the instruments, worth £130,000, were previously taken from the shop in August last year.

Chihuahua rescued after becoming stuck in pipe

Firefighters in Bracknell came to the rescue of a chihuahua that had become stuck down a drain pipe last night. 

They used a thermal imaging camera to find the puppy and then they cut it free, and reunited it with its owner.

It happened on Forest Road at 22:55.   

"This isn’t an everyday rescue for our crews," Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said. 

"Whenever there is a risk that human life might become endangered by trying to rescue beloved pets, our crews will respond to help their community."

London Irish: Coman wants to take the challenge head on

Mike Coman wants to finish what has been an exciting time for the club with promotion.

Wokingham's Carnival Pool to be rebuilt

Sam Clayton

BBC Radio Berkshire newsreader

Carnival Pool in Wokingham will be rebuilt. 

New plans for the site have been announced that will also see the library and flats incorporated into a new leisure and community hub. 

It's a reversal of a previous policy to keep the existing pool open.

Bracknell man banned from begging

A Criminal Behaviour Order has been granted by Slough Magistrates Court in relation a man who frequents Bracknell Town Centre on a daily basis, often sat by the banks or at the Peel Centre.

The order will last for two years and prevents the man from approaching members of the public and asking for food, beverages and or money anywhere within England and Wales.

Encouraging any other person to make the above request on their behalf; sitting on the ground in the centre of Bracknell; and urinating or defecating in an open public place.

If any of these conditions are breached, police said he could be arrested.

Milestone reached for Great Western Railway's new train fleet

The new fleet of Intercity Express Trains for the Great Western Railway (GWR) line from London to the South West has reached a new milestone, the firm has said.

The route will link Paddington to Exeter and Cornwall via Reading and Newbury.

The test train in Japan
The test train being loaded at Kobe port, Japan

The first five-car test train left Japan for the UK on Wednesday and is expected to reach Southampton port in June, GWR said.  

The Class 802 fleet is currently being built in Pistoia, Italy, and due to enter passenger service next summer.

In total, three test trains will be used ahead of the trains entering service.

The Class 800 fleet, built at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, is currently being tested in the UK and due to enter service later this year.

String of break-ins in Caversham area

Over the past few days there has been a number of burglaries in the Caversham area.Between Friday 21 April and Saturday 22 April in Star Road someone gained entry via kitchen window and stole a jar of money.Between Tuesday 18 April and 25 April in Kingsway there was an attempted burglary and nothing was stolen.On Wednesday 26 April at about 03:00 in Wolsey Road someone was disturbed near the front door, but didn't gain entry and nothing was stolen.

Travel update: Long delays on M4

Man found dead following Reading flat fire

A man has been found dead following a fire at a flat in Reading.

The scene

Emergency services were called to Luscinia View, Napier Road, at 9:50 BST and the blaze was extinguished, but the man was declared dead at the scene.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is not treating the fire as suspicious.

A cordon is currently in place, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Formal identification is yet to take place.

Weather: Sunny spells and showers

Holly Green

BBC Weather

Police officer 'not racist' for using black monkey toy

A counter-terrorism officer was not being racist when he put a monkey toy on a black colleague's desk, a disciplinary panel has found.

Police HQ
Low Carbon Oxford

Det Sgt Andrew Mottau was cleared of gross misconduct, but was told he should have realised the animal could be perceived as offensive.

He will now receive management advice - the lowest form of disciplinary action.

The woman who brought the complaint said he used the toy to signal whose turn it was to make tea and coffee.

Good morning

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