Reading youngsters given a feast of sports journalism at Reading Football Stadium

Reading youngsters will be taught the art of sports journalism all this week at Reading's football stadium. Running from Monday 4th to Friday 8th December, youngsters will be taught how to write match reports as well as interview techniques in a week long feast of sports journalism. Pupils from Southcote, Katesgrove, St Mary and All Saints Primary schools will take part at the Reading Study Centre based in the Madejski stadium, the home of 'The Royals.'

Anti - Knife ad launched by Met

Ambitious plans by the Metropolitan Police to rid Britons' streets of knives was launched yesterday. Operation Blunt have launched two new radio adverts aimed at educating youngsters between 11 - 19 about the damaging effects of carrying a knife. 'Knife City,' a mock radio computer game also demonstrates the tragic consequences of knife crime. Adverts will be screened on MTV, Trouble, Channel U and Passion TV.

New EU Migrants may end up homeless

A London Council fears that an influx of migrants from the new EU countries may lead to an explosion of rough sleepers on London's streets. Westminster City Council claim that hundreds of thousands of migrants from Bulgaria and Romania may become destitute if their visas are not accepted for work by new rules introduced by the government. Government new rules mean that migrants coming into the country are no longer guaranteed work, and as a result the council fears that this will increase the number of rough sleepers on London's streets.

Rocket Ronnie whitewashes Whirlwind White

Defending Champion 'The Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan has white washed Jimmy 'The Whirlwind' White tonight to win the Premier Snooker League final three times in a row.

Thought for the day

Thought for the day.

Flattery will get you anywhere, a fact that Network Rail is justly envious of.

Savannah Miscellany 3

"Bad Boy."

  The Lonely Planet talks about Savannah being the "bad boy" of Georgia. It's reputation is seedy and dirty and the town in justly proud. Savannah is a party city. There are pubs and students, and alcohol. This, combined with the fact that there is little else to do, except perhaps to brush up on one's Civil War history by visiting every square with a statue in, should mean that Savannah is a wild place.

The Cat is

Cling on Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott claimed last week after standing in for Tony Blair at Prime Minister's Question Time, that: 'the honeymoon period for the right honourable gentleman is over really.' In a poll for the Sunday Telegraph, compiled by Frank Luntz, an American polling expert, the results suggest that the Tory leader who celebrates his first year anniversary in power next week is receiving overwhelming enthusiasm from floating voters. Mr Luntz, who first identified Mr Cameron as a potential winner claims that undecided voters are warming to the fiesty Tory leader.

Emmerdale actor accused of rape

An actor from the ITV soap Emmerdale has been accused of raping a British girl whilst holidaying in Barbados. Ben Freeman, 26, who plays 'love rat' Scott Windsor in the long running soap was freed on bail with his passport confiscated and has been told not to leave the island, pending further enquiries. Foreign Office reports claim the girl is a British National who reported the alledged offence to the Barbadian Police. Both Freeman and the girl are recieving consular advice from the Authorities.

Disability Campaigners disgraced at popstars song lyrics

Disability campaigners are disgraced at a famous pop stars new album which they claim offends disabled people. Robbie Williams' album 'Rudebox,' released in October includes a song with the same name, has the line, 'Dance like you've just won the Special Olympics.' Raymond Johnson, from People First (Self Advocacy) said: 'It's disgraceful. This is just a modern way of saying dance like a spastic.' But Robbie Williams has not apologised for the remarks in the tune and a spokesman on his behalf claims he has 'admiration for disabled athletes.'

Scottish brothers crash out of X Factor

Scottish band, the McDonald brothers have crashed out of the X Factor tonight. The bravehearts will be on their way back to Scotland but they part on good terms with judge Simon Cowell who has slated them throughout the competition. They received the lowest number of votes, as show favourite Ben was walking a tightrope to remain in the show. Singing hits from Barry Manilow, as well as performing their own selected song, the four remaining pop star wannabes gave the performance of their lives.