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Why is it still so dark in the mornings?

Bill Buckley hears how the orbit of the Earth affects our daylight hours.
Have you noticed that it still seems pretty dark in the mornings when we're waking up, even though it's getting considerably lighter in the afternoons as we leave work?

Does the whole period of daylight shift later in the day even whilst it extends, or not?

It turns out it really doesn't, and to find out why, Dr Samantha Rolfe, an Astronomer from the University of Hertforshire spoke to Bill Buckley.

"She had her own royal carriages"

Historian Tim Dunn discusses Queen Victoria's underground journey from Windsor to London.
If you ever get the chance to delve into the black at white archives of British Pathe you'll find plenty of films covering the nation's transport revolution.

Well long before that you could actually catch a tube train to Berkshire, with lines going as far as Slough and Windsor.
Brexit explained: Can I still bring back booze from the EU?
BBC reporter Tom Hepworth explains what rules will change for people bringing alcohol back from the EU after Brexit.
Brexit explained: Can I still get healthcare in the EU?
BBC reporter Tom Hepworth takes a look at what Brexit could mean for how we access healthcare in the EU.

Flood warning issued in parts of Reading

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Residents have been advised to take action after a flood warning was issued in parts of Reading.

Property flooding is "possible" along the River Kennet in Southcote, Coley and Holeybrook, the Environment Agency (EA) said.

Burghfield is also affected by the warning.

River levels were expected to rise again and are forecast to fall on Saturday, according to EA.

South Western Railway strike: Commuter 'exhausted and stressed'
Alison Bunce says her commute from Surrey to London is now a five-hour round trip.

Estate agents fined for forming fee-fixing cartel

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Three estate agents have been fined more than £600,000 after illegally fixing minimum commission rates for seven years.

Michael Hardy, Prospect, Richard Worth, and a fourth company, Romans, all of Berkshire, broke competition law by running the cartel.

It set minimum commission rates for properties in Wokingham, Winnersh, Crowthorne, Bracknell and Warfield.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said Romans would not be fined as it informed it about the racket.

BBC political correspondent analyses what happened in the region

Peter Henley with a round-up of election news from the south of England
The University of Reading app helping children to eat the sprouts
University doctors are trying to help parents encourage their children to eat their greens using a mobile app.

"Yes I do have a sweet tooth but I wasn't willing to sacrifice my goal for a quick Snickers bar or a McFlurry.

Leon Mitchell from Slough chat's about becoming Natural World Body Building Champion