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The school - which had no planning consent for more than 20 years - is now seeking permission to expand

Gerald Runcieman, 71, who has Dementia and Parkinson’s disease, was last seen at around 2.15pm on Tuesday, September 6 in Hungerford

Petitions calling for 20mph zones in the centre of Caversham and in Lower Caversham will be looked at by Reading traffic planners

The traffic and travel round up for Friday, September 2

Caversham is entirely within the borough of Reading and forms four of the borough's sixteen electoral wards: Caversham, Peppard, Mapledurham and Thames wards. Two of Caversham's wards derive their names from Oxfordshire villages that are outside the borough boundary – Mapledurham and Rotherfield Peppard.[12]

At the 2011 census the proportion of homes that were rented as opposed to owned was close to 50% of the average for the borough. The area had 15.3% of Reading's population and 16.4% of the borough's area. In keeping with a suburb, in 2005 ONS land use statistics published with the census, Caversham had 4.3% of the non-domestic buildings. Almost wholly low rise where developed, its homes occupied 20.6% of the footprint of all homes in the borough.

Their route will include Tower Close, Marchwood Avenue, Phillimore Road and Cherry Close.This will take place between 10.30 and 12 noon.

Take a look at which foodie hot spots ranks highly with TripAdvisor

The Albert Road recreation ground offers facilities for tennis, croquet, and bowls.

In the Civil War there was fierce fighting around Caversham Bridge for a short time in April 1643.[5] Reading had been held by Royalists and was besieged by a Parliamentary force under the Earl of Essex. Royalists marched south from Oxford to try to relieve the town's defenders but were heavily defeated, and the town fell to the Parliamentarians a few days later.[7]

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Caversham including Emmer Green (the north bank) had: 22.1% of its homes being socially or privately rented in 2011, whereas the borough had 42.4%. This broad area had 20.4% of Reading's population and 23.5% of the borough, with the north bank's homes occupying 29.1% of the footprint of the whole borough's homes. It had 5.7% of the borough's non-domestic buildings footprint.

Girlfriend Shanice Medford says the family of the man who died in a collision involving a police car will take legal advice over a possible review of the case

Interesting Fact Alto was named after the car in front of us in a traffic jam when we happened to be talking about names. Not original, we know, but we like it.

The name of Caversham in 1066 was Caveham.[2] The first written description of Caversham as Cavesham appeared in the Domesday Book within the hundred of Binfield.[3] This entry indicates that a sizeable community had developed with a considerable amount of land under cultivation.[4]

The shopping area and immediate residential surrounds that form Central Caversham are surrounded by more recent developments that form bolt-on additions to the suburb: Caversham Heights on the higher ground to the west, Lower Caversham to the south east, and Caversham Park Village to the north east on what was the parkland of Caversham Park. Emmer Green, to the north, is an older village but is generally considered part of Caversham.

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The council's traffic management will carry out a statutory consultation to introduce double yellow lines and extend dragons teeth markings on Highmoor Road

Alto's layout is spookily similar to a slightly larger version of Tinto with a large, bright open-plan layout. It’s located on Church Street, which is the main shopping street in Caversham 'village'.

Firefighters were called to the flats in Ruskin on Monday, September 5

We had a look at the history of the popular watering holes

On the other side of the Thames to Reading, Caversham has a very strong, unique and independent identity to the rest of the city.  In fact, it used to be in Oxfordshire before it was annexed to Reading in the early C20th.

CADRA was established over 40 years ago and has become a widely respected voice for the community north of the river. Our aim is to "preserve and enhance the quality of life in Caversham and the surrounding District" or in other words that Caversham should always be:

The lightning made a hole in the roof and took out the electrics

Crews were called to a crash at a junction in Caversham on Monday, September 5

Alto opened in April 2009 in what used to be a Chinese Restaurant called Le Shanghai.

Caversham is a suburb in the Borough of Reading, a unitary authority, in the royal, non-administrative county of Berkshire, England. Caversham occupies much of the land of a geographically large village of the same name founded in the Middle Ages. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames, opposite the rest of Reading. Caversham Bridge, Reading Bridge and Caversham Lock (pedestrians only) provide crossing points, with Sonning Bridge also available a few miles east of Caversham.

The young ballet stars from Tilehurst and Caversham have made it through to the professional show in Oxford

The craft beers are part of a new selection of drinks


Caroline Sawyer wants some answers on the situation at Henley Road Cemetery

The stories from around the site on Friday, September 2

Caversham was an urban district and part of Oxfordshire until 9 November 1911,[9] when it was transferred to Berkshire and became part of the county borough of Reading.[10][11]

The Giant House Spiders are expected to flock to warm dry homes during mating season

Double yellow lines are proposed for the Highmoor Road/Albert Road crossroads where a pedestrian died in May

Address: The Caversham Group Practice 4 Peckwater Street Kentish Town London NW5 2UP

After some delays, we are currently working on a new version of the Caversham web site. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience - the new one will be worth the wait!

In the Middle Ages Caversham Manor was one of the demesnes of William Marshal (1146 or 47 – 1219), Earl of Pembroke and regent during King Henry III's minority. It was the place of his death.

Caversham is in the Reading East parliamentary constituency, currently represented by Rob Wilson of the Conservative Party.