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Reading shortlisted for major award

Reading shortlisted for major award

Reading 2016, Reading’s Year of Culture, has been shortlisted in the Planning and Placemaking Awards 2017 for “Best Use of Arts, Culture or Sport in Placemaking”. The Awards, run by Planning magazine in conjunction with PlanningResource and PlacemakingResource, recognise excellence in planning-related activities such as placemaking, urban design and economic development. Reading UK CIC, which […]

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Three primary schools identified for expansion in Earley and Woodley

Three primary schools identified for expansion in Earley and Woodley

Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive approved the proposed expansion of three primary schools in the Wokingham Borough.   Beechwood and Highwood primary schools in Woodley, and Loddon and Aldryngton primary schools in Earley, were identified for expansion in the borough council’s Primary Strategy Implementation Plan.   It was recommended that (subject to planning consent, where […]

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Two Uber Taxi Drivers Fined For Plying For Hire at Reading Festival

Two Uber Taxi Drivers Fined For Plying For Hire at Reading Festival

TWO taxi drivers have been hit with large fines after illegally plying for hire in Reading. Mohamned Shahjhan Hussain, aged 37, of Elizabeth way Basildon, who is an Uber driver licenced by Transport for London, was caught illegally plying for hire during Reading Festival on Friday 26th August 2016. Mr Hussain appeared at Reading Magistrates […]

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Residents come together to create a community nature area in Caversham

Residents come together to create a community nature area in Caversham

A GROUP of residents and volunteers have come together to create a community nature area in Caversham. Local resident Nikki Drury approached Reading Borough Council’s Neighbourhoods team and asked for the area to be cleared last year and the idea blossomed to put the piece of overgrown land to better use. Since then the council […]

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HMO Landlord / Managers Ordered to Pay More Than £13k for 23 Offences

HMO Landlord / Managers Ordered to Pay More Than £13k for 23 Offences

HMO Landlord / Managers Ordered to Pay More Than £13k for 23 Offences AN OWNER and manager of a flat in multiple occupation have been ordered to pay a total of £13,826.50 in fines and costs following a successful prosecution by Reading Borough Council. Anuroop Tyagi, of Oxford Road, west Reading, and Sajad Bashier, 40, […]

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Reading Council Stands Its Ground on Affordable Housing Contributions

Reading Council Stands Its Ground on Affordable Housing Contributions

Reading Council Stands Its Ground on Affordable Housing Contributions   Reading Borough Council has expressed serious concerns about the ‘high degree of inconsistency’ of recent decisions by planning inspectors on the provision of much-needed affordable housing in Reading. The Council is also firmly standing by its requirement to secure affordable housing contributions from ALL housing […]

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Pop Up Business School – Help Setting Up Own Business

Pop Up Business School – Help Setting Up Own Business

Pop Up Business School returns to help Reading residents set up their own businesses   Following the previous successes of the Pop Up Business School in Reading, registrations are now open for the next free two-week course designed to help people start their own business.   Pop Up Business School Reading returns next week and […]

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Reading Apprenticeship 2017 Broad Street Open Event

Reading Apprenticeship 2017 Broad Street Open Event

Reading Apprenticeship 2017 Broad Street Open Event As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017 (6-10 March), a two-day event on Broad Street next week will be promoting the opportunities that apprenticeships provide to young people and businesses. Alexa Volker, Elevate Reading Skills for Business Co-ordinator, said: “Apprenticeships are a great way to start working in […]

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University of Reading Malaysia celebrates first anniversary

University of Reading Malaysia celebrates first anniversary

University of Reading Malaysia celebrates first anniversary A year since the official opening, staff and students have come together to celebrate the first anniversary of the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM). Celebrations will be held at the Educity campus in Iskandar from Wednesday 1 March and will be attended by University of Reading Vice-Chancellor, Sir […]

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Reading Secondary School Allocations

Reading Secondary School Allocations

Reading Secondary School Allocations FIRST preference secondary school places were offered to 78.4 per cent of pupils in Reading this year. In line with national trends, this figure is slightly down on last year’s (82.3 per cent) while the number of applications for secondary school places has continued to rise, from 1,702 last year to […]

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