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Friends – Reading University Book Launch

Friends – Reading University Book Launch

Fans of the hit sitcom Friends are invited to hear more about the cultural significance and importance of the show at a free event next week. An academic at the University of Reading will be hosting a free talk on Tuesday 1 October about the show to coincide with the release of her book on […]

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New High Speed Broadband Scheme Proposed For Reading

New High Speed Broadband Scheme Proposed For Reading

Hyper fast and high capacity broadband services could be delivered to three-quarters of the borough under a new non-exclusive scheme being considered by the Council. Internet service provider Hyperoptic is proposing to install high-speed fibre-based broadband capability to the Council’s own high-rise housing blocks at no cost to the Authority and then, over time, potentially […]

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National Older People Day 2019 Celebration In Reading

National Older People Day 2019 Celebration In Reading

Reading will be celebrating National Older People’s Day 2019 with a free fun packed event on Monday 30th September, highlighting the contribution all older people make to the Reading community. The free event hosted at the Broad Street Mall will run from 10am to 3pm. The theme of this year’s event, organised by Age UK […]

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Arthur Hill Swimming Pool To Become Affordable Homes

Arthur Hill Swimming Pool To Become Affordable Homes

The former Arthur Hill swimming pool site will become affordable housing for key workers across Reading, if proposals are agreed next week. Teachers, nurses, police officers and social workers would all be eligible to live in the new flats in east Reading, which would be built by the Council and rented out at 80% of […]

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Dying Trees In Chestnut Walk Reading To Be Replaced

Dying Trees In Chestnut Walk Reading To Be Replaced

Dying and diseased trees along Chestnut Walk Reading are set to be removed and replaced with new ones, as part of a wider £160,000 improvement plan which will include the introduction of pedestrian lighting and CCTV for the first time along the pathway. Situated next to the Abbey Ruins – which Reading Borough Council re-opened […]

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Food Waste Collection To Be In Introduced In Reading

Food Waste Collection To Be In Introduced In Reading

A new food waste collection scheme is set to be introduced in Reading as part of a major new campaign to boost the recycling rate in the town to 50 per cent. The campaign called ‘Reading Does’ recognises that households in the borough already recycle and are keen to do more and the Council wants […]

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Reading University Agriculture Student Partnership With Barclays Celebrates 50 Years

Reading University Agriculture Student Partnership With Barclays Celebrates 50 Years

A student-led project between the University of Reading and Barclays bank is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Barclays The Barclays exercise sees students from Reading’s leading School of Agriculture, Policy and Development working in collaboration with Barclays to help refine the skills and knowledge of the next generation of agricultural managers. Each year, students work closely […]

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World of Animals At John Madejski Art Gallery

World of Animals At John Madejski Art Gallery

An exciting new exhibition launches at Reading Museum this September offering an extraordinary glimpse of art work inspired by the animal kingdom. ‘ANIMAL: World Art Journeys’ delivers a visual treat inspired by the animal world, from lobsters and lions, to donkeys with dragons, and fabulous birds & beasties! The free exhibition launches to the public […]

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Multi-use Community Hub To Open At Battle Library

Multi-use Community Hub To Open At Battle Library

Battle Library will reopen to the public as a multi-use community hub for west Reading on Tuesday 17th September, following major building improvement work over the summer. Local residents can visit the library from 1pm on Tuesday 17th September. Battle Library has been transformed over the summer, so that more people can enjoy what it […]

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Food Professor Begins Nutrition Society Presidency

Food Professor Begins Nutrition Society Presidency

One of the country’s leading experts in nutrition and cardiovascular health from the University of Reading has begun their term as President of the Nutrition Society. Professor Julie Lovegrove Professor Julie Lovegrove, the Director of the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition at the University of Reading has been officially appointed as President of the […]