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Summary

  1. A brain damaged boy from Berkshire has received a £4.6m NHS payout
  2. Concern is growing for a missing man from Maidenhead
  3. The police watchdog is investigating the death of a man who collapsed in custody in Reading
  4. Weather: A sunny and warm day

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

    Toby Wadey

    BBC South

    Thank you for joining us again today. 

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

    Stay in touch via our Facebook and Twitter pages. 

  2. £4.6m NHS payout for brain damaged boy

    Toby Wadey

    BBC South

    A boy who suffered "catastrophic brain damage" after contracting meningitis as a newborn baby is set to receive a £4.6m NHS payout. 

    The nine-year-old's family sought compensation from NHS England and South Central Ambulance Service after he became unwell in 2007 aged six weeks. 

    He received treatment at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, but it came too late to prevent the injury. 

    The organisations denied liability, but agreed to to settle the case at the High Court today. 

  3. Concern growing for missing man

    Police are becoming "increasingly concerned" for a missing man from Maidenhead. 

    Michael Asher, 79, was last seen on Thursday on the A4 Bath Road walking towards the Thickets roundabout.

    Michael Asher,

    He is white, 6ft, thin, bald and may have been wearing a brown jacket.

    Thames Valley Police said Mr Asher's disappearance was "very out of character".

  4. New probation service launched

    Tara Maxwell

    BBC Berkshire

    Extra probation staff will be taken on in Berkshire as part of a new service aimed at tackling re-offending. 

    The Prison and Probation service - launched today - means the two services will work together to support offenders both in and out of custody. 

    Staff will be given more training and governors will have more control over prisons. 

    A prison
  5. Investigation into police cell death

    Toby Wadey

    BBC South

    The police watchdog is investigating the death of a man who collapsed in custody.

    The 44-year-old was arrested in Reading on Saturday afternoon on suspicion of assault and a drugs offence before being taken to nearby Loddon Valley Police Station.

    Officers became concerned for his welfare and took him to hospital.

    He was discharged the same day but was then found unresponsive in his cell on Sunday and died later, police said.

  6. Pothole policy criticised by motorists

    Reducing pothole checks on Readings roads from once a month to once every three has been criticised by road users. 

    The borough council is considering the move because the government has changed the rules so local authorities can now decide how often roads are inspected.

    Pothole

    Councillor Tony Page, transport portfolio holder, said the authority was already working more efficiently.

    He added: "We need to put pressure on central government to give us more for proper highway maintenance."

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J8 for and J10 for A329.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 westbound between J8 and J10 A329(M) Wokingham. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Watch: Shakespearean pad valued at more than £30,000

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    Video caption: Shakespearean pad stuns Roadshow expert
  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, between J11 for A33 and J12 for A4.

    M4 Berkshire - Slow traffic on M4 westbound between J11, A33 (Reading) and J12, A4 (Theale), because of an accident involving a car and lorry.

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

  10. Irish cup dreams ended by Jersey

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport

    Lightning struck twice for London Irish in the space of eight days as Jersey Reds once again get the better of them.

    This time the Channel Islanders were 25-17 victors in the British & Irish Cup semi-final having also beaten Irish the previous weekend in the Championship.

    Nick Kennedy's side were undone by a late sin-binning for hooker Gerard Ellis and Nick Selway's try three minutes from time.

    They return to action in the Championship on Saturday against Rotherham at the Madejski Stadium.

  11. Weather latest: Sunny afternoon ahead

    After a bright morning, more sunshine is forecast for this afternoon with highs of 15C. 

    But make the most of it, because by dawn it will be raining and a gloomy day beckons tomorrow. 

    BBC weather
  12. Maidenhead United: Lock pleased with style and score

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    Video caption: Coach Sam Lock says that both the style of the win and the victory were pleasing vs Bath
  13. Reading pothole check reduction defended

    Plans to reduce pothole checks on Reading's roads from once a month to once every three months have been defended by the borough council as a legitimate way to save money.

    A pothole

    The reduction's being considered because the government has changed the rules so local authorities can now decide how often roads are inspected. 

    Reading council blames the government for cutting funding but Rory Buckley, who's from Reading and set up a website where people can report potholes, says inspecting them less is a false economy.

  14. Monday's weather forecast with Bee Tucker

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    Video caption: Bee Tucker has Monday's forecast
  15. Motorcyclist in serious condition in hospital after crash

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Earley.

    At around 20:20 on Friday a black Yamaha motorcycle, which was travelling in Wokingham Road, towards Winnersh, was involved in a collision with a grey Vauxhall Adam car travelling in the opposite direction.

    Wokingham Road

    The rider of the motorcycle, a 21-year-old man from Reading, was airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with serious leg, arm and neck injuries, where he remains in a serious condition. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

    A 23-year-old man from Reading was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs. 

    He was released on police bail until 20 May.

  16. Travel update: All lanes of M4 open

    Mandy O'Neale

    BBC Berkshire travel presenter

    All lanes of the M4 are now open after a crash on the London-bound carriageway near Langley earlier, but slow traffic remains from junction seven for Slough.

  17. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, at J6 for A355 Slough affecting J8 for .

    M4 Berkshire - Delays and queuing traffic on M4 London-bound at J6, A355 (Slough), because of an accident involving one car and two lorries earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J8.

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

  18. Reading FC: Stam happy to dominate Leeds

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    Video caption: The Royals boss speaks about scoring, then seeing out the win against play-off rivals