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Plans published for new Health & Life Sciences Building at Reading University

Plans published for new Health & Life Sciences Building at Reading University

Plans have been published for a new Health & Life Sciences Building at the University of Reading, which will cost more than £50m and provide 7,557m2 of lab and teaching space. The project will see the consolidation of Reading’s Health and Life Sciences teaching, bringing together the School of Biological Sciences – currently hosted in […]

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Effect of methane on climate change could be greater than we thought

Effect of methane on climate change could be greater than we thought

Methane emissions caused by human activity may have a bigger impact on global warming than previously thought, scientists have found. Research led by the University of Reading indicates that emissions of methane due to human activity have, to date, caused a warming effect which is about one-third of the warming effect due to carbon dioxide […]

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Reading in the 1970’s – Major New Exhibition of Renowned British Artist at Reading Museum

Reading in the 1970’s – Major New Exhibition of Renowned British Artist at Reading Museum

UNIQUE and extraordinary large-scale paintings of Reading in the 1970s, created from direct observation, form the heart of a prestigious new exhibition opening at Reading Museum this January. The exhibition will showcase twelve expressive paintings by renowned British artist Ray Atkins, a number of which will be on display to the public for the first […]

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Changes Proposed to Residents’ Parking Permit Scheme

Changes Proposed to Residents’ Parking Permit Scheme

A RAFT of changes to the Residents’ Parking Permit scheme is being proposed following a review of the operation. A Task & Finish group was established in June 2016 to take an in-depth look at parking pressures in the town and the obvious impact on local residents. Reading’s Residents Parking Scheme is now 40 years […]

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Consultation Starts on Future of Children’s Centres

Consultation Starts on Future of Children’s Centres

A TWELVE week consultation on the future of Children’s Centre services in Reading has been launched. The council is proposing to reduce the number of designated Children’s Centres to four central hubs with services also being offered in a network of satellite buildings and community venues. The new arrangement would continue to offer universal health […]

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Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Ingredients 225g (8oz) S/R flour 1.5 tsp baking powder 1.5 tsp bicarb of soda 1.5 tsp cinnamon or mixed spice 3 beaten eggs 175g (6oz) granulated sugar 6fl oz veg oil 200g (7oz) grated carrot 50g (2oz) chopped walnuts (optional) 50g (2oz) sultanas (optional)   Topping 125g (4oz) cream cheese 50g (2oz) softened butter 225g […]

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Planning Application Submitted for Rivermead Pool

Planning Application Submitted for Rivermead Pool

PLANS to build a demountable pool at Rivermead have moved forward after the planning application was lodged in late December. The application is due to be considered on 8th February 2017. If approved, the temporary pool will provide continuity of swimming provision for central Reading whilst the permanent replacement for Central Pool is built. The […]

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Nests near bird feeders are FIVE TIMES more likely to be predated, research shows

Nests near bird feeders are FIVE TIMES more likely to be predated, research shows

Animal lovers who feed birds during the spring could unintentionally be harming them, a new study from the University of Reading has revealed. Researchers found that putting food out for birds during the breeding season makes it five times more likely that bird nests near the feeders will be raided by predators such as grey […]

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Regional Outdoor Activity and Education Centre to Open in Reading

Regional Outdoor Activity and Education Centre to Open in Reading

READING will be home to a major regional outdoor activity and education centre under exciting plans being brought forward by the Council for the former Leaderboard site at Rivermead. Positioned on the banks of the Thames, the centre will feature a high ropes adventure facility, archery, mini golf and laser clay pigeon shooting. A natural […]

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Successful Reading Taxi Spot Check Operation

Successful Reading Taxi Spot Check Operation

RESIDENTS can rest assured when they grab a cab this Christmas, following a mid-December taxi spot check operation in Reading town centre. On 19th and 20th December, Reading Borough Council’s licensing team worked alongside Thames Valley Police officers, spot checking the licence and insurance documents of taxis and private hire drivers, along with the mechanical […]