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Public Call To Help Reading University Scientists Improve COVID-19 Home Tests

Public Call To Help Reading University Scientists Improve COVID-19 Home Tests

Members of the public are being asked to support a University of Reading-wide research project to make sure that home antibody testing for COVID-19 will give accurate results. The new project, Improving COVID-19 testing, is led by biomedical technology researcher Dr Al Edwards with support from University of Reading experts in virology and communication design. […]

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Small Businesses Urged to Apply for Grant Funding

Small Businesses Urged to Apply for Grant Funding

SMALL businesses across Reading have a two-week window to apply for new grant funding to help support them through the Covid-19 crisis. Small Businesses – How To Apply Local firms have until Sunday June 14th to apply for Reading Borough Council’s new Discretionary Grant Fund Scheme. They can check if they meet the eligibility criteria […]

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Reading Council Celebrates Volunteers’ Week with Funding Boost for Voluntary Organisations

Reading Council Celebrates Volunteers’ Week with Funding Boost for Voluntary Organisations

READING COUNCIL is celebrating National Volunteers’ Week 2020 (1 – 7 June), expressing thanks to all the amazing volunteers and voluntary organisations who have risen to the challenge during the coronavirus crisis. During National Volunteers’ Week, the Council is launching a second phase of funding for small grants to the voluntary sector. The funding pot […]

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Woodley Precinct To Get Community Tree Garden

Woodley Precinct To Get Community Tree Garden

A community garden will be created in Woodley precinct to smarten up the town centre and help boost the local economy as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be created around the trees outside Waitrose, near the Crockhamwell Road car park, by removing the current paving slabs. Joint Project The joint project between […]

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Reading Council Pledges To Protect Residents’ Parking Areas As Enforcement Is Set To Increase

Reading Council Pledges To Protect Residents’ Parking Areas As Enforcement Is Set To Increase

THE RECENT easing of lockdown, increased car-based journeys and the need to support safe access for pedestrians and cyclists requires Reading Borough Council to restore its full parking enforcement service this week. Residents are being urged to ensure their parking permits have been renewed so that the full reinstated enforcement service, which was eased whilst […]

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Sunny Spring 2020 Could Even Break Summer Sun Records

Sunny Spring 2020 Could Even Break Summer Sun Records

This year’s ‘lockdown spring’ is likely to be the sunniest on record in parts of the UK, and may even rank among the sunniest seasons ever recorded – including all the summers. Reading University Sunshine data from the University of Reading’s weather observatory show that, as at 10am on 20 May, there had already been […]

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Reading Council to Create More Space for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Reading Council to Create More Space for Pedestrians and Cyclists

PLANS have been published to re-allocate road space in parts of Reading to make walking and cycling easier and safer. With social distancing measures likely to remain in place for some considerable time in response to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Council has moved to design a series of schemes to create more space for […]

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Reading’s Biggest Ever Road Repair Programme to be Delivered in Full

Reading’s Biggest Ever Road Repair Programme to be Delivered in Full

Reading’s biggest ever road repair programme is set to be re-profiled as a result of delays caused by the Covid-19 health emergency, but will still be delivered in full. Earlier this year the Council announced a new £9 million investment package of newly laid road surfaces, pavements and footpaths over the next three years, with […]

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Reading Holiday Inn To Be Used To Help Patients Leave Hospital Quickly – Thanks To Reading Council

Reading Holiday Inn To Be Used To Help Patients Leave Hospital Quickly – Thanks To Reading Council

READING Borough Council has partnered with the Holiday Inn Reading South to help residents leave hospital as quickly as possible. The Council has teamed up with the local hotel to create new care facilities for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak. The aim is to free up as many NHS beds as possible and to help […]

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A Fifth of UK Pupils Missing Out On English Language Development As Home-schooling Continues

A Fifth of UK Pupils Missing Out On English Language Development As Home-schooling Continues

Children whose home languages are not English need more help with home-schooling as classrooms remain shut, say education experts. Researchers at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education have put forward a range of measures to support the parents and teachers of bilingual or multilingual children during school closures.  Around a fifth of pupils in […]

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