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Reading University Research On 80% Empty Stadiums Linked To Higher Covid-19 Cases And Deaths

Reading University Research On 80% Empty Stadiums Linked To Higher Covid-19 Cases And Deaths

Professional football matches played before lockdown, even those in near-empty stadiums, were linked to higher Covid-19 cases and deaths in the local area, a study has found. The findings suggest that reopening stadiums with reduced capacities is unlikely to reduce rates of transmission on its own, without effective social distancing measures for fans before, during […]

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Electric Waste Vehicle Trial At Reading University

Electric Waste Vehicle Trial At Reading University

The University of Reading has continued its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by taking part in a trial of one of the first fully electric waste collection vehicles in the UK. The University’s waste contractor, Select Environmental, took delivery of the fully electric truck for a two-day trial in late August, understood to be […]

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MND Team Smash Thames Pedalo Guiness World Record

MND Team Smash Thames Pedalo Guiness World Record

The Challenging MND Team which set off on Wednesday 26th August from Lechlade has totally smashed the previous Guinness World Record to travel the length of the Thames (128 miles) in a pedalo.* The team made it to Teddington Lock in driving rain at 10:19pm on Friday in just 2 days, 15 hours and 2 […]

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The Museum of English Rural Life to reopen on 8th September

The Museum of English Rural Life to reopen on 8th September

After almost six months of closure, The Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL) will reopen its doors and welcome back visitors on Tuesday 8th September 2020.  Visitors will be able to return to The MERL galleries, the popular shop and café, beautiful urban garden, and reading room. A range of new measures have been introduced to ensure a safe and welcoming- environment for all. Just in time to celebrate Heritage Open Days, The […]

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Veljko Paunović Appointed As First Team Manager For ReadingFC

Veljko Paunović Appointed As First Team Manager For ReadingFC

Reading Football Club are pleased to confirm that Veljko Paunović has been appointed as our First Team Manager. Owner Mr Dai Yongge said, “With vast experience of top flight football as both a player and a coach across Europe and in the United States, and with proven pedigree of successfully working with young up-and-coming footballers […]

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Postgraduate Research Supervisor At Reading ‘Best In UK’

Postgraduate Research Supervisor At Reading ‘Best In UK’

Postgraduate study at the University of Reading has been given a boost with one of its professors being named PhD Supervisor of the Year. Prof Khutoryanskiy Professor Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy, from the Reading School of Pharmacy, was named PhD Supervisor of the Year in the Postgrad Awards 2020, hosted by postgraduate recruitment specialist FindAUniversity. The awards […]

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Reading Ranked Among World’s Top Non-Capital Cities

Reading Ranked Among World’s Top Non-Capital Cities

Reading has been ranked 13th in a major international ranking of non-capital cities around the world. San Francisco, Montreal and Houston fill the three top spots of the FDI Tier 2 Cities of the Future ranking, published on 18 August 2020. The report recognises second cities and other major non-capital civic jurisdictions that excel in […]

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Guinness World Record Attempt To Pass Reading On 26th August

Guinness World Record Attempt To Pass Reading On 26th August

On Wednesday 26th August, a team of four representing Challenging MND, will begin their attempt to break a Guinness World Record to travel the length of the Thames (128 miles) in a pedalo in the fastest time ever.   With team captain Alex Gibson, diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2018 at the helm, Alun […]

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New Bulmershe Leisure Centre Opens

New Bulmershe Leisure Centre Opens

Splash into action at the new bulmershe leisure centre The multi-million pound Bulmershe Leisure Centre in Woodley has officially opened its doors today (17 August) welcoming guests, members and VIPs from across the borough. Places Leisure It replaces the former 1970s centre on the same Woodlands Avenue site, knocked down in summer 2018. Our partner, […]

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New TV Studio Plan For University of Reading

New TV Studio Plan For University of Reading

Plans for a global creative media and film hub in Reading have been given a further boost as the University of Reading has made a new proposal for a purpose-built TV studio.   The new TV studio would be developed at Cine Valley on the Thames Valley Science Park site near Shinfield.  The University of Reading […]

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