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Summary

  1. Lilly-May Page inquest: Coroner due to deliver findings
  2. Eminem to headline Reading Festival
  3. Ladybird artwork unveiled at University of Reading
  4. Weather: Chilly start with sunny spells

Live Reporting

By John Hudson and Sarah Lee

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

    Toby Wadey

    BBC South

    Thank you for joining us again today.

    We'll be back at 08:00 Monday with all Berkshire's latest news, travel, sport and weather. 

    Stay in touch via our  Facebook  and  Twitter  pages. 

  2. Man jailed for Reading sex attacks

    Toby Wadey

    BBC South

    A man who tried to sexually assault two women walking in an underpass has been jailed.

    Biat Idriss Deen-Kamara pinned one of his victims to the ground on Granville Road, Reading, in August last year before she managed to get away. 

    An hour earlier, the 26-year-old had tried to engage a woman in conversation in the same place and grabbed her arm before she also escaped. 

    Biat Idriss Deen-Kamara

    He pleaded guilty to one count of assault with intent to commit a sexual offence and another of attempted assault.

    On Thursday Deen-Kamara was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison, and has been placed on the sex offender register for life. 

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J12 for A4 and J13 for A34 Chieveley.

    M4 Berkshire - Broken down vehicle and a rolling road-block on M4 westbound between J12, A4 (Theale) and J13, A34 (Chieveley).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  4. Koloamatangi gets Irish debut

    Jack Winstanley

    BBC Berkshire Sport Reporter

    New signing Tevita Koloamatangi has been handed his London Irish debut for the visit of London Scottish tomorrow afternoon.

    Winger Alex Lewington makes a return to the side for his first appearance this season after a lengthy injury layoff.

    Kick off at the Madejski Stadium is at 3pm.

    London Irish starting fifteen
  5. CCTV released after Slough stabbing

    Police have released CCTV images of a man officers would like to speak to in connection with an incident of GBH in Slough.

    At 4.30pm on Sunday 12 February, police were alerted to an incident in Kennedy Parade, Britwell in which a 26-year-old man sustained an injury to his back, believed to be a stab wound.

    The victim was taken to hospital following the incident from where he has since been discharged.

    CCTV
  6. Brighton v Reading: Match facts

    BBC Sport

    Here some key stats ahead of Reading's trip to Brighton tomorrow :

    • Brighton have recorded just one league win in their last 13 attempts against the Royals (D5 L7), although it arrived in this fixture last term.
    • After winning four in a row at Brighton between 2002 and 2012, Reading are winless in their last three league games on the south coast (D2 L1).
    • Brighton have suffered just two defeats in their last 26 league matches (W18 D6 L2), but both of these have come in 2017.
    • At home, Brighton have lost just one of their last 26 league matches (W19 D6 L1) - this coming versus Brentford in September 2016.
    • Garath McCleary has had a hand in 15 goals this season in the Championship for Reading (8 goals, 7 assists) - in his previous two seasons combined, he'd been involved in nine goals in 60 Championship apps for the Royals (5 goals, 4 assists).
  7. River Thames Scheme to be finished by 2024

    Adam Paylor

    BBC South

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    Video caption: An aerial view of the flooding in Wraysbury in 2014.

    The River Thames Scheme is The Environment Agency's plan to reduce flood risk along the largest area of undefended floodplain in England, between Datchet and Teddington. 

    The plan involves the construction of a 17km channel that will take four years to complete.

    Andrew Mole, Senior Project Manager, said that the estimated cost of the scheme is £476m and he hoped that the project would be completed by 2024.

  8. Train operator 'very sorry' for travel disruption

    South West Trains has issued an apology to customers affected by travel disruption caused by Storm Doris. 

    In a statement, head of customer experience Christian Neill admitted that the company expected the storm to have "minimal impact on services". 

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    He said that there were 20 incidents of trees falling on the tracks. 

    "We are very sorry for the disruption that many of you may have faced whilst travelling on our services yesterday," he added. 

  9. BreakingCoroner says defibrillator could have saved five-year-old

    A coroner has concluded that a five-year-old Reading schoolgirl died from natural causes contributed to by the neglect of ambulance personnel called to help her.

    Lilly-May Page-Bowden collapsed at Willowbank School in May 2014.  

    Lilly-May Page-Bowden

    It later emerged she had an undiagnosed heart condition. 

    The coroner concluded that she would probably have survived if she had been shocked with a defibrillator in time.

  10. Weather latest: Bright afternoon ahead

    Following the high winds brought by Storm Doris yesterday, conditions are much calmer today. 

    It is expected to remain bright for the remainder of the afternoon, but there is a possibility of some showers overnight. 

    BBC weather for Berkshire
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    Severe accident: A34 Berkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A34 Berkshire northbound severe accident, after Fiddler's Lane affecting A339.

    A34 Berkshire - Queuing traffic for five miles and one lane closed on A34 northbound in East Ilsley after the Fiddler's Lane junction, because of an accident involving four cars. Travel time is over 45 minutes. Congestion to the A339 junction.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  12. Curling rink plans turned down

    Plans to build a curling rink near Bracknell have been turned down again. 

    Proposals to develop a barn in Warfield were rejected last night. 

    Ernest Fenton is behind the one only existing rink - in Tunbridge Wells. He said finding a suitable plot is difficult.

  13. Analysis: Should the Royals fans look up or down?

    Jack Winstanley

    BBC Berkshire Sport Reporter

    Beat Brighton tomorrow night, and Reading could be five points off the top two. Lose, and the Royals could be 11 points adrift of the automatic promotion spots, and Brighton and Newcastle would still have a game in hand.

    By any measure, getting into the playoffs this season would be a massive success for Jaap Stam and Reading FC, a denouement which is looking increasingly likely. They are eight points clear of Fulham in 7th, which is not an insignificant gap at the end of February.

    But some Reading fans have been hoping and, in small parts, expecting slightly more. The result tomorrow could either finally extinguish those thoughts, or add more fuel to the fire, there is no real middle ground.

    Reading FC players celebrate
    Image caption: The last league game between Reading FC and Brighton ended 2-2 after Paul McShane's equaliser.
  14. Ladybird artwork unveiled at University of Reading

    Illustrations taken from more than 100 years of Ladybird Books are being exhibited for the first time. 

    The gallery at the University of Reading's Museum of Rural Life Life contains more than 20,000 pieces of original artwork. 

    It was revealed for the first time on Thursday - a month after the release of a new book co-authored by Prince Charles. 

    The free exhibition will be open to the public from 11 March until 2 July. 

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