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Reading Jubilee Half Term Activities

Reading Jubilee Half Term Activities

FAMILIES are in for a treat this summer half-term, with creative and Jubilee themed activities galore on offer across Reading, many of which are free or low cost. Reading Chilren’s Festival Reading Children’s Festival runs until Sunday 5 June. From sport and music workshops to fun days with art and craft sessions, take your pick […]

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Reading Jubilee Events – Local Treasures On Display

Reading Jubilee Events – Local Treasures On Display

THE QUEEN’S connections with Royal Berkshire are highlighted in a new exhibition by the Berkshire Record Office, celebrating her reign and longstanding association with the county. ‘Happy and Glorious’ opens to the public from Thursday 26 May. Highlights from the exhibition display include: Local photographs of the 1953 Queen’s Coronation celebrations, such as the decorations […]

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Reading City Bid Fails – Reading Council Comment

Reading City Bid Fails – Reading Council Comment

Responding to today’s announcement that Reading has been unsuccessful in its Platinum Jubilee City Status bid, Council Leader Jason Brock said: “This is obviously hugely disappointing news for Reading, the Council and everybody who backed the bid. “As we said from the outset, however, this bid was about showcasing Reading, everything it has to offer […]

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Natural History Museum To Open Major New Research Centre With The University of Reading

Natural History Museum To Open Major New Research Centre With The University of Reading

The Natural History Museum is today announcing plans to develop a new global and sustainable base for high-end natural sciences research and international collaboration with the University of Reading. Subject to planning permission, the centre will be created at the Thames Valley Science Park (TVSP), which is owned and managed by the University, within Wokingham Borough. […]

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Paul Lindley Appointed Chancellor of the University of Reading

Paul Lindley Appointed Chancellor of the University of Reading

Paul Lindley OBE has been appointed as Chancellor of the University of Reading, the ceremonial head of the University. Mr Lindley, who will be installed as Chancellor in July, is the eighth person to hold the position in Reading’s 96 years as a University, taking over from the current Chancellor, William Waldegrave, Baron Waldegrave of […]

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Reading Community Groups Urged to Bid for Council Grants

Reading Community Groups Urged to Bid for Council Grants

Reading Community groups are being invited to bid for a total of £100,000 worth of Council grants to run activities which support inclusion and connectivity for some of Reading’s most marginalised residents, including vulnerable adults and children. A key priority for Reading Borough Council is to do all it can to ensure every resident can […]

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Reading Council Trials Vinegar & Steam Weed Control As An Alternative To Chemicals

Reading Council Trials Vinegar & Steam Weed Control As An Alternative To Chemicals

READING COUNCIL today launched a year-long trial of weed control alternatives, in a bid to reduce the use of the chemical herbicide glyphosate. The trial, which starts on Monday 9 May, will take place in south Reading along five different stretches of Northumberland Avenue, including two parks: Rabson’s Recreation Ground and Cintra Park. The alternatives […]

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Reading Children’s Festival 2022

Reading Children’s Festival 2022

READING’S much-loved Children’s Festival has announced its fun-packed, three-week programme of events and activities in celebration of the festival’s 33rd birthday, between 14 May and 5 June. This year’s celebration gets underway with the Forbury Fiesta in the Forbury Gardens on Saturday 14 May, with a giant tea party in celebration of Huntley and Palmer’s […]

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Reading Council Tax Rebates, Payments Start This Week

Reading Council Tax Rebates, Payments Start This Week

READING residents who live in Band A – D properties and pay their Council Tax by direct debit are due to begin receiving their £150 ‘rebate’ payments later this week. Reading Council Tax Rebates 73% of all Band A to D Council Tax payers in Reading pay by direct debit. The Council will use residents’ […]

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Reading Biscuit Town 2022

Reading Biscuit Town 2022

The story of 200 years of biscuit heritage comes to Reading this summer Reading is celebrating 200 years of its amazing biscuit heritage this summer with a special exhibition, guided tours, biscuit events, a unique museum collection and afternoon teas… with biscuits! In 1822, one of the most famous names in baking, Huntley & Palmers […]

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