A 52-year-old man extradited from the United States and arrested at Heathrow Airport has been charged over the fatal shooting of a Reading man in 1996.
Terrence 'Jeff' Allamby, 43, was shot twice in the Mandela Court area of Reading on 29 September and subsequently died from his injuries.
Howard Patterson, of no fixed abode, has been charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm.
He will appear at Oxford Magistrates Court.
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A telephone system upgrade at Thames Valley Police has resulted in callers dialing 101 experiencing lengthy delays today.
A force spokesman said: "Thank you for your patience while this upgrade work is finished. If your call is an emergency, always dial 999."
Students who held a social event billed as "Pikey night" have apologised for offending the Traveller community.
The Agricultural Society at Reading University "apologised profusely" for the themed evening, the Reading Chronicle reports .
The students set off fire extinguishers and fireworks and threw furniture in the street at the event last October.
The Traveller Movement said it was "absolutely right" to apologise for an event with "an overtly racist theme".
An altarpiece designed by novelist Thomas Hardy which has been hidden for more than a century is set to be unveiled.
Paper designs for the reredos had been on Windsor's All Saints Church's wall for decades, but it was thought it had never been built.
However, the rare architectural example by the Mayor of Casterbridge author was discovered behind wooden panelling by choir members last year .
And now work has begun to unveil it after the £9,000 needed was raised.
BBC Berkshire sport editor
Reading have the best home record in the Championship, having only lost twice at the Madejski Stadium.
Newcastle are the best team away from home in the Championship, with 13 wins on the road. Something has to give in this one.
Reading were not convincing in their win against Wolves on Saturday. They probably need another four wins from their remaining 11 games to seal a play-off spot.
Newcastle have forged a five-point lead over Brighton at the top, and anything other than automatic promotion is now unthinkable for their fans.
One of the big talking points at Reading in the past couple of weeks has been the low attendances, despite the excellent results. Stam and his team will enjoy playing in front of a full house.
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Packaging used to conceal a baby murdered by Victorian serial killer Amelia Dyer has been found in a loft.
Dyer murdered up to 400 infants in her care over a 20-year period and was found guilty of "baby farming" murders in 1896.
Paper packaging containing the body of baby Helena Fry was fished out of the Thames in Reading in 1896, which helped secure Dyer's conviction.
It has been rediscovered by a relative of the arresting officer in the case.
A box containing the brown paper packaging, string, white edging tape, and an evidence tag, was discovered in a loft by the great-great-grandson of DC James Beattie Anderson.
It has now been donated to the Thames Valley Police Museum in Sulhamstead, Berkshire.
Here is the latest team news ahead of Reading's Championship encounter with Newcastle tonight :
After a bright and dry start, it is expected to become cloudier as the day progresses.
Rain showers are forecast overnight ahead of a damp and mild day tomorrow.
Dame Katherine Grainger from Maidenhead has officially been made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
Great Britain's most decorated female Olympic athlete is being honoured for her services to sport and charity.
She says its an honour for her and rowing as a sport.
Quote Message: We've got two Dames now and two Knights of the Realm within the rowing body. It's lovely that the sport is celebrated in that way and recognised. from Dame Katherine Grainger Former Olympic rower
Despite press reports saying Channel 4 has “secured” the tent at Welford Park where the Great British Bake Off is filmed, Lord Lieutenant James Puxley has told BBC Radio Berkshire discussions with the production company are “ongoing”.
As yet, there is no confirmation the show will continue to be filmed there.
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An accident earlier this morning has closed Nine Mile Ride in both directions, between the junctions of New Wokingham Road and Crowthorne Road.
Police are dealing with the accident, and there are delays approaching from all directions
The Olympic rower from Maidenhead Katherine Grainger will become a Dame today.
She'll be awarded the title at Buckingham Palace this morning for her services to sport and charity.
She says she had to keep quiet about it until it was officially announced in the New Year.