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Safety fears on UK roads mean older cyclists are missing out on health benefits

Safety fears on UK roads mean older cyclists are missing out on health benefits

A study involving academics from the University of Reading has shown that cycling has the potential to support older adults to age more ‘actively’, but many do not feel safe on UK roads. The cycleBOOM study, led by Oxford Brookes University, involved 240 participants aged 50-plus from Reading, Oxford, Bristol and Cardiff. These were a […]

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Reading Asked to Consider Joining New Regional Adoption Agency

Reading Asked to Consider Joining New Regional Adoption Agency

READING could become part of a new Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) under plans being considered at a meeting on Monday 3rd October. Members of the Adult, Children’s and Education committee are being asked to agree in principle to the borough council joining Adopt Thames Valley (ATV) along with six other local authorities and voluntary adoption […]

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Council’s Fun Packed Full of Life Event Celebrates Older People’s Day

Council’s Fun Packed Full of Life Event Celebrates Older People’s Day

READING will be celebrating National Older People’s Day this October with a free fun packed afternoon event highlighting the contribution older people make to the Reading community. The free event at Rivermead Leisure Centre runs from 1.30 to 4.30pm on Friday 14th October, with free parking available and light refreshments provided. The Mayor of Reading […]

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Reading rises in The Times and Sunday Times league table

Reading rises in The Times and Sunday Times league table

The University of Reading strengthened its national ranking in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide League Table 2017, rising one place to 31st place from last year. Reading’s position means that it has risen four places in the last four years and sits ahead of five Russell Group universities. The rankings measure 128 […]

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University of Reading in top 200 universities worldwide

University of Reading in top 200 universities worldwide

The University of Reading is consolidated its top 200 worldwide position in the latest Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2016-17. This firmly places Reading in the top 1% of more than 20,000 universities around the world. The results released today rank Reading 192nd worldwide meaning that in five of the last six years, Reading has […]

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Pupils Encouraged to Get on Their Bikes and Ride on Time

Pupils Encouraged to Get on Their Bikes and Ride on Time

PUPILS are being encouraged to get on their bikes and ride on time to school in a new initiative to improve attendance. Katesgrove Primary is piloting the scheme in which selected children are lent a bicycle to get to school which they can keep if they hit attendance targets at the end of the year. […]

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Record student intake at University of Reading bucks national trend

Record student intake at University of Reading bucks national trend

A record numbers of undergraduate students have begun at the University of Reading this week, with more than 4200 enrolling for the new academic year. The latest intake of students sees a year-on-year increase of 7% on 2015, and “bucks the trend” of a 1% sector growth for those accepted to UK HE so far […]

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Reading Stoptober Roadshow Offers Free Support for Smokers to Kick the Habit

Reading Stoptober Roadshow Offers Free Support for Smokers to Kick the Habit

THE COUNCIL is encouraging smokers to come to the Stoptober Roadshow in Broad Street on Saturday 24th September and join a national 28 day quit smoking challenge. The one day event will run from 10am to 4pm in Broad Street (Opposite the Oracle and M&S entrance) and features a range of entertainment under this year’s […]

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Introduction of Green Bin Collection Charges Proposed

Introduction of Green Bin Collection Charges Proposed

NEW charges for green bin collections could be introduced in Reading if proposals are given the go-ahead later this month (September 26th). Unlike many neighbouring areas, householders in Reading currently have garden waste collected for free from their doorstep. Unprecedented Government cuts to Council funding however, mean Reading Borough Council is now having to consider […]

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Inaugural Reading Literature Festival brings leading international writers to Berkshire

Inaugural Reading Literature Festival brings leading international writers to Berkshire

Poets, authors, playwrights and screenwriters are set to take the stage this November for Reading’s first Literature Festival.   Growing out of Reading Poetry Festival’s three successful years from 2013-15, the Festival will bring together many of the most exciting talents in contemporary writing from across the UK and abroad.   The events, taking place […]