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European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Expansion

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Expansion

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Plans for forecasting centre move could enhance Reading University as world-leading weather and climate research hub.  Plans to build a new headquarters for a world-leading weather forecasting centre at the University of Reading have taken a step forward after detailed investigation work was backed.   ECMWF – European […]

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Sports Facility Park Improvements Complete

Sports Facility Park Improvements Complete

Prospect Park & Cintra Park Work to improve sports facilities in two of Reading’s most popular parks is now complete, all in good time for the start of Wimbledon, the World Cup and the school holidays.  Sports pitches at Prospect Park in west Reading and the multi-use games area at Cintra Park in south Reading […]

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Beechwood Grove Caversham – Independent Living Scheme On Track

Beechwood Grove Caversham – Independent Living Scheme On Track

Beechwood Grove Reading Council and A2Dominion’s new independent living scheme in Caversham is a step closer to finishing this month, with the roofing and building structure completed.   The scheme of 43 apartments will provide independent living for over 55s, with communal amenities and grounds, and the option to receive bespoke care and support packages.   […]

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Bulmershe Leisure Centre Demolition On Track

Bulmershe Leisure Centre Demolition On Track

Bulmershe Leisure Centre Demolition In Woodley Plans to replace Bulmershe Leisure Centre with a modern £14million facility better suited to the needs of residents and local schools are progressing well.  The ‘soft strip’ of the old leisure centre is now underway, removing all non-structural items from inside and outside of the building, getting it ready […]

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Reading Refugees Invited To Apply For University Scholarship

Reading Refugees Invited To Apply For University Scholarship

Reading Refugees Reading’s refugee community is to benefit from a new scholarship scheme launched by the University of Reading.  The Refugee Scholarship Scheme has been developed in partnership with Reading Refugee Support Group (RRSG) and Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU), and will provide up to 14 university scholarships for refugees in the Reading area. These […]

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Reading in Bloom Committee – Last Call For Entries

Reading in Bloom Committee – Last Call For Entries

Reading in Bloom Reading in Bloom Committee is appealing for local entries to support Reading’s bid to win a prestigious national title in the lead up to the competition deadline on Friday 29th June.  Individual residents, schools, community groups and businesses are urged to get behind Reading in Bloom and enter this year’s local competition […]

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Inspirational Woman Venus Award goes to forward-thinking business manager Anna Sampson

Inspirational Woman Venus Award goes to forward-thinking business manager Anna Sampson

Inspirational Woman Venus Award goes to Anna Sampson A woman who has led the rapid expansion of a business while inspiring staff and supporting flexible working arrangements has won the University of Reading’s ‘Inspirational Woman’ prize at the Thames Valley Venus Awards.   Anna Sampson, who took over as General Manager and Creative Director of […]

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University of Reading listed in the top 200 universities in the world

University of Reading listed in the top 200 universities in the world

University of Reading listed in the top 200 worldwide   The University of Reading has maintained its place in the top 200 institutions in the QS World University Rankings 2019 published in 2018.   The University ranked 195th overall, out of 1,000 top institutions in the world considered by the compiler, and was ranked 29th out […]

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Black Cabs Will Take Card Payments in Reading from Next Year

Black Cabs Will Take Card Payments in Reading from Next Year

Black Cabs Will Take Card Payments All black cabs in Reading will be required to take card payments from passengers by next year, following a licensing committee decision made last night (June 6).   A limited number of hackney carriages in Reading currently provide facilities for passengers to pay for their trips by credit or […]

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New Secondary School Proposed For Richfield Avenue

New Secondary School Proposed For Richfield Avenue

New Secondary School Proposed For Richfield Avenue Richfield Avenue is the preferred location for a new secondary school in Reading with the proposal set to be considered at a meeting of the Council’s Policy Committee later this month (June 11).   Reading Borough Council has been considering possible locations for a new 6-form entry Secondary […]