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Reading in the top 30 UK universities

Reading in the top 30 UK universities

The University of Reading is once again ranked in the Top 30 UK universities, according to the latest national university league table published today. Reading is ranked joint 26th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2018, up one place from last year. The University has maintained steady progress in recent years, with this being […]

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How Climate Change Will Effect Gardeners

How Climate Change Will Effect Gardeners

Report outlines how climate change will affect gardeners The end of parks and village greens as we know them? Hotter, dryer summers, particularly in south of England, will turn green grass into dusty, brown meadows Drought and flooding caused by more extreme weather will prevent many people growing their favourite plants in their gardens Blackcurrants […]

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Eat Reading 2017

Eat Reading 2017

Reading restaurants, cafes and street food traders turn out for Eat Reading 2017 Reading town centre’s annual celebration of the best of Reading food, Eat Reading, is taking shape with Reading’s restaurants and independent food traders signing up to demonstrate  their culinary talents on Broad Street in June. On Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June, […]

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Rocket Salad Anti-Cancer Compounds Increase During Shelf Life

Rocket Salad Anti-Cancer Compounds Increase During Shelf Life

Anti-cancer compounds in rocket salad leaves have been found to increase during postharvest shelf life, countering the idea that nutritional content decreases during commercial processing. Food scientists from the University of Reading have discovered that compounds called isothiocyanates (ITCs) that have properties that fight forms of cancer, including prostate and gastrointestinal cancers, were significantly more […]

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University of Reading is to become the home of the largest tennis facility in Reading

University of Reading is to become the home of the largest tennis facility in Reading

The University of Reading is set to become the home of the largest tennis facility in Reading. Three brand new tennis courts will be built next to the University’s five existing courts at Whiteknights campus and will be housed underneath a weatherproof dome. The domed courts will be weather tight, floodlit, insulated and heated in […]

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Venus Awards 2017 University announces its final three

Venus Awards 2017 University announces its final three

The University of Reading has announced its three finalists in a regional women’s awards initiative, following a thorough interview process. The NatWest Thames Valley Venus Awards 2017 seek to recognise the contribution of women in business to the local, regional and national economy. There are 15 categories, including Inspirational Woman, sponsored by the University of […]

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Starting July, ARENA 2017 coming to Reading town centre

Starting July, ARENA 2017 coming to Reading town centre

Arena 2017 – Reading Business Improvement District (BID) has announced the 2017 ARENA programme of Reading town centre arts and cultural events.   Running in July and August, ARENA will celebrate the best work of Reading’s arts and cultural organisations through a diverse programme of free outdoor events, taking as their theme for 2017 – […]

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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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