News from the week: 5 top stories
Here are some of the top stories you may have missed last week. A GBP10m house belonging to Reading businessman John Madejski has gone on the market in Lower Basildon, West Berkshire.
It is one of six properties listed on Rightmove in West Berkshire with a GBP3m plus price tag. Mr Madejski built the 8,000 sq ft house himself, despite several knock backs from West Berkshire planners delaying it in the mid-2000s. He told Country Life magazine that he rarely has time to enjoy “this very special place”, which, he says, “needs a family to make the most of all it has to offer”, hence his reluctant decision to sell.
Read full story here POLICE cars have been spotted next to a chicken takeaway in Reading town centre.
Multiple police cars have been spotted next to Roosters Piri Piri in West Street this afternoon. The cars were parked in the side street next to the takeaway.
ONE of the town’s longest-standing and most-loved pubs is set to close down with one final shindig. The Sun Inn, on Castle Street, will host a day of fun complete with raffles, music, dancing and more on May 14 before it permanently shuts. A Facebook event created by the Sun’s bosses urged people to come and say farewell later this month.
They said: “Come and join us on the 14th of May to say goodbye to one of Reading’s oldest pubs. “As you have all heard, our beloved Sun Inn is closing down for good. Read full story here
Reading is known for being the go-to town when it comes to a night out in Berkshire. You can always guarantee a good night in one of the town’s many nightclubs, whether it be a girls night out in Popworld or jump around to some old school favourites in Purple Turtle.
But those who have been on the scene a little longer shared memories of clubs of old that would always guarantee a good time. Sadly these nightclubs no longer exist. Read full story here
FOUR men used a truck to ram-raid a Co-op store in a West Berkshire village. They got away in another car after burgling the Newbury Road in Hermitage at 1.40am this morning (May 2).
The group used a Toyota Hilux, registration beginning FE07, to break into the store. He then left in the Hilux and another car with the registration beginning RK07 and headed towards Yattendon. All of the offenders were wearing gloves and had their faces covered.
One offender was wearing a blue hoodie with letters on the front.
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