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COVID-19 Lockdown Could Leave Climate Action Legacy

COVID-19 Lockdown Could Leave Climate Action Legacy

Coronavirus lockdown measures are showing how people can make longer-term changes to tackle climate change, University of Reading experts say. Social distancing and ‘stay at home’ rules have forced people globally to change their behaviour, with a massive impact on society and the economy. Yet some of these changes, such as home working, daily exercise, […]

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Hospital Webcam Donation To Help Patients and Doctors During COVID-19 Crisis

Hospital Webcam Donation To Help Patients and Doctors During COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 patients will be able to speak to their families more easily, and clinicians provide care safely, after the University of Reading gave 100 webcams to two hospitals. The University has given 50 high-resolution webcams each to both the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, and Royal Brompton Hospital in west London, following an appeal for […]

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Reading Garden Waste Collection To Resume

Reading Garden Waste Collection To Resume

The service was temporarily suspended on 27 March to allow the Council to successfully focus on ensuring priority collections of household waste and recycling could continue, despite staff shortages due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The council’s swift redeployment and retraining of staff meant that a full service of household waste and recycling has been maintained […]

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#WeAreTogether Reading University Employee Gives Back To Local Community In Voluntary Medical Responder Role

#WeAreTogether Reading University Employee Gives Back To Local Community In Voluntary Medical Responder Role

An employee of the University of Reading is giving back to her community by volunteering as a medical responder.  Rachel Jeans, 29, who is the deputy manager of the university’s Campus Jobs programme, signed up to become a Community First Responder for South Central Ambulance Charity earlier this year, not knowing that an international pandemic was just around the corner.   […]

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#WeAreTogether: Activity Books Helping Hospital Patients And Children Cope With Lockdown

#WeAreTogether: Activity Books Helping Hospital Patients And Children Cope With Lockdown

Hospital patients and children are benefiting from workbooks designed to keep minds active and distract from anxiety and boredom during the COVID-19 lockdown. Researchers from the Centre for Health Humanities at the University of Reading worked with medical colleagues and patients at the Royal Berkshire Hospital to create the Writers’ Block workbook, an activity booklet […]

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Reading Student DJs Bring Dancefloor Home To Lift Spirits In Lockdown

Reading Student DJs Bring Dancefloor Home To Lift Spirits In Lockdown

Two creative students are beaming club nights into kitchens with a new radio station to help lift spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic.  University of Reading students Harvey Dryburgh, 21, and Freddie Mann, 22, are streaming live sets from international DJs through their internet radio station, Rona Radio, to people around the world who are staying […]

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Reading Prison Sale – Reading Council Will Work With Successful Bidder

Reading Prison Sale – Reading Council Will Work With Successful Bidder

READING Borough Council has expressed disappointment that its bid to purchase the Reading Prison has been rejected by the Ministry of Justice, but has now vowed to work with the successful bidder to ensure its huge historical and cultural value is recognised in any future development. Reading Borough Council has always emphasised the historical and […]

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One Reading Community Hub Rallies Around Those In Need

One Reading Community Hub Rallies Around Those In Need

ALMOST 150 vulnerable residents in the town have received vital food deliveries so far thanks to a team of volunteers who answered the Council’s call for a community response to the coronavirus crisis. Daily deliveries began on Friday last week to ensure those most in need are being looked after. Reading Voluntary Action – the […]

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Royal Berkshire Hospital Help Needed

Royal Berkshire Hospital Help Needed

Many businesses in and around Reading have been forced to temporarily cease or restrict their operations due to coronavirus restrictions. At the same time many of you have been in touch with us to ask how you and your staff who are not able to work as normal can help with the response to the crisis. The […]

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Financial Support for Businesses in Reading

Financial Support for Businesses in Reading

Reading  Borough Council is this week writing to  thousands of eligible businesses across Reading to signpost them to financial support available in the form of the distribution of business rate relief and grants. Following the Government’s recent announcements on financial support for businesses, the Council has quickly put in place mechanisms to provide timely support […]