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Monthly Archives: June 2018

The death of a Poundworld

Discount retailer Poundworld is teetering on the brink. For staff and customers, it's more than just a brand that could be lost. Source: BBC News...

After Dark: Reading club to become live music venue

The After Dark Club in Reading used to host bands like Radiohead, Supergrass and Shed Seven. Source: BBC News Berkshire

Jade Moore: Reading's England Women midfielder signs new deal

England Women midfielder Jade Moore signs a new deal to stay with Women's Super League club Reading. Source: BBC News Berkshire

Slough Borough Council bills woman two months after death

The son of Kay George said it was "very upsetting" to be "bombarded" by Slough Borough Council. Source: BBC News Berkshire

Flood scheme planned for River Thames in Reading

The Environment Agency is proposing flood walls and embankments along the river in Reading. Source: BBC News Berkshire

Bracknell residents warned over toxic caterpillar discovery

Hairs on the caterpillars can cause fevers and eye and throat irritations, officials say. Source: BBC News Berkshire

Calcot double fatal crash: Officer cleared of misconduct

A watchdog investigating two deaths finds his driving "was in line with police policies". Source: BBC News Berkshire

CO2 shortage: Why it really matters for the UK's food and drink supply

CO2 is now central to UK daily life - now, there's shortage. Why is that and what is being done? Source: BBC

Reading primary school plans set for council approval

Plans for a 450-place school in Reading's Green Park development are due to receive council backing. Source: BBC News Berkshire

John Lewis warns of zero first-half profit

The company says it will close four Waitrose convenience stores and one small supermarket. Source: BBC

Fastjet shares collapse as cash crisis threatens survival

The African budget airline says it may go bust if it cannot raise new funding from investors. Source: BBC

Innovation – it’s in our DNA

Home Instead Senior Care is the only homecare franchise to rank as a finalist in the 2018 bfa Franchisor Awards – with a shortlisting...

UK housing market lull drags into summer, says Nationwide

Annual growth in house prices fell to its slowest pace in five years in June, the Nationwide says. Source: BBC

Costa UK coffee sales fall by 2%, says owner Whitbread

Costa blames lack of shoppers on High Streets for a fall in like-for-like sales at the start of the year. Source: BBC

MPs seek report into HBOS Reading probe by Lloyds

The Treasury Select Committee is demanding maximum transparency into Lloyds' investigation of a fraud at HBOS. Source: BBC News Berkshire

Thames Valley and Hampshire police call system delayed again

The project that aims to modernise how police deal with 999 and 101 calls is now £5m over budget. Source: BBC News Berkshire