The top news stories in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and North Hampshire.
Danny Heaps appeared at Newbury Magistrates Court on 18 December.
A candle started the fire at a house in Green Road.
Auction to be held next week to sell off assets from folded motor sport company, Marussia.
A man's starting an eight year jail term for raping a teenager in Reading, back in 1988.
A twenty thousand pound reward is being offered for help to solve the murder of Dr Michael Meenaghan in Blackbird Leys.
Experts are examining more than 250 guns and a haul of ammunition handed in to Thames Valley police.
Three women were touched inappropriately by a man - and two others were followed.
36-year-old James Wall from Dorset has admitted a string of Asian gold burglaries in the Banbury area dating back to 2010.
Police have shot dead a man who stabbed three officers in a police station in central France.
Police in Germany are hunting for four masked men who stormed Berlin's luxury KaDeWe department store before escaping with the loot.
The energy industry's leading trade association is to wait until after the General Election before appointing a new chief executive amid intense political scrutiny of the sector.
Scotland's top prosecutor has reaffirmed Abdelbaset al Megrahi's guilt in the Lockerbie bombing following an appeal by victims' families to have the late Libyan's name cleared.
Sony has defended its decision to cancel a film mocking the North Korean regime after the studio suffered a damaging cyber-attack.
Barack Obama says Sony "made a mistake" by cancelling a film mocking the North Korean regime after the studio suffered a damaging cyber-attack.
As the Sony row shows no sign of letting up, here are the latest developments surrounding The Interview and the backlash following Sony's decision to drop the movie's release.
The billionaire creator of the computer game Minecraft has reportedly won a bidding war for a Beverly Hills mansion which Beyonce and Jay Z had their eyes on.
The curtain has come down on an incredible 11 days of Commonwealth Games sporting action in a glittering ceremony at Glasgow's Hampden Park.
Manchester United were prevented from recording a seventh straight Premier League victory as they were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Manchester City moved level on points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League after beating Crystal Palace 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium.
Gary Ballance has been recalled to a 15-man England World Cup squad that includes neither Ben Stokes nor outgoing captain Alastair Cook.
A cyclist had a lucky escape when he was run over by a large lorry in China.
A dog has been credited with saving the life of its owner after nudging him and alerting him to a fire inside his California home.
We have rounded up the heartwarming stories from across the globe about everyday heroes and their random acts of kindness that are making the world a better place.
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Forget heartbreaking British telly ads this Christmas, this German supermarket stunt is the coolest promo ever!
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