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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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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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Palmer Sports Stadium Improvements Complete

Palmer Sports Stadium Improvements Complete

Palmer Sports Stadium  WORK on Palmer Park Sports Stadium is now complete, including new track fencing, lighting and improvements to the cycle track. There will be a launch ceremony on Saturday 11th March at 10am at the stadium to mark the completion of a number of improvements at Palmer Park Stadium. Representatives from British Cycling, […]

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Wrap It Up Coming To Reading – Free Wrap Offer

Wrap It Up Coming To Reading – Free Wrap Offer

Wrap It Up! Opens their First Store in Reading   Wrap It Up! is proud to announce that on Monday 20th February they will be opening their very first store in Reading and 18th store in England. Located in the centre of Reading the store is only a short walk from both the River Kennet […]

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Ladybird Books artwork gallery to launch at Reading University

Ladybird Books artwork gallery to launch at Reading University

The first and only permanent exhibition of Ladybird Books artwork will be launched at the University of Reading, to coincide with the release of a new book penned by HRH The Prince of Wales. The gallery, located within the University’s newly-refurbished Museum of Rural English Life (MERL), contains more than 20,000 illustrations. It will include […]

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Grand Re-opening for Reading’s Much Loved Arts Centre

Grand Re-opening for Reading’s Much Loved Arts Centre

READING’S much loved arts centre, Reading South Street, is celebrating the end of its £800k major improvement work this February. The future of the arts centre was secured last year, thanks to a generous award of £500,000 from the Arts Council England and just over £300,000 from Reading Council. The arts centre, which has been […]

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