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Scientists Say Enzyme-enriched Bread ‘as good as blueberries’ At Improving Blood Circulation

Scientists Say Enzyme-enriched Bread ‘as good as blueberries’ At Improving Blood Circulation

A small addition during bread making unlocks the potential of wholegrain bread, putting it on a par with other ‘superfoods’, according to researchers. During a clinical trial published in Clinical Nutrition, participants who ate an improved bread saw the same short-term boost to their vascular function as gained from eating blueberries. University of Reading Research […]

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Addington School In Woodley Wins Education Business Award

Addington School In Woodley Wins Education Business Award

Wokingham Borough Council has won an Education Business Award for its work on the £4.4million expansion of Addington School in Woodley. It scooped the School Procurement Award at a virtual ceremony on Thursday (26 November) to recognise the sixth form block constructed at the school, which opened in September. The prize recognises a project where […]

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COVID-19 Testing Now Open To All University of Reading Students

COVID-19 Testing Now Open To All University of Reading Students

All students and staff at the University of Reading can now get rapid COVID-19 testing, even if they don’t have symptoms, before the Christmas holiday. Working with NHS Test & Trace, the University has set up an on-campus rapid testing facility so that students who do not have COVID-19 symptoms can be tested before they […]

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Free Christmas Car Parking For Wokingham Borough Owned Car Parks including Woodley, Twyford

Free Christmas Car Parking For Wokingham Borough Owned Car Parks including Woodley, Twyford

Shoppers in Wokingham Borough will get an early Christmas present with free parking in the council’s car parks on Saturdays in the run up to Christmas. Council-owned car parks in towns and village centres across the area will offer this on 5, 12 and 19 December. The move has proved popular in recent years with […]

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Reading Students Provide Mental Health Support During Lockdown

Reading Students Provide Mental Health Support During Lockdown

Dozens of students at the University of Reading are volunteering their time to support young people with their mental health during the second Covid-19 lockdown. Psychology students teamed up with the NHS-approved mental health app MeeTwo during the spring lockdown, with 23 volunteers helping provide responses to 40,000 young people across the UK who expressed […]

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University of Reading Comment On Mass Student Testing

University of Reading Comment On Mass Student Testing

Professor Parveen Yaqoob, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Reading, said: “We have expressed our support for the mass testing of students, and are working with our local authorities on the logistics of the proposed programme. We will continue to work with partners in Reading and nationally to offer logistical and scientific support around testing.  […]

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Reading Climate Festival – Report Highlights Traffic Pollution Issue

Reading Climate Festival – Report Highlights Traffic Pollution Issue

People in Reading remain vulnerable to air pollution despite positive recent steps to reduce the town’s carbon footprint, according to the most detailed ever local-scale report into climate change and health. The Reading Countdown report, published today (Monday 9 November) by researchers at the University of Reading and Fondazione CMCC in Italy as part of […]

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Reading Town – University Research To Help Inform Future Vision Of Reading

Reading Town – University Research To Help Inform Future Vision Of Reading

Research from University of Reading academics will play a key part in developing the future vision of Reading town. Ahead of Reading Climate Festival next week, the University is publishing ‘Reading 2050: a smart and sustainable city?’. This collection of articles is based on the ‘Reading 2050 lecture series’, which was hosted by the University’s […]

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Food FOMO Contributing To Gen Z Food Waste – Reading University Research

Food FOMO Contributing To Gen Z Food Waste – Reading University Research

Young people want to make spontaneous and diverse food choices, which is driving up food waste in ‘Gen Z’ homes according to a new research project. Food FOMO – 18-25 Year Olds The EIT Food-funded project, Cook Clever, surveyed 18-25 year olds about their food habits and found that many of the participants said that […]

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New Addington Sixth Form School Building Opens

New Addington Sixth Form School Building Opens

The £4.4million new Addington School building has been officially opened. Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Malcolm Richards and executive member for children’s services Cllr UllaKarin Clark cut the ribbon with headteacher Sara Attra at the school to declare the building officially open, with the expansion allowing 50 more pupils to attend the Ofsted-rated outstanding school in […]