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Leisure Centres & Libraries Reopen in Step 2 of Lockdown Roadmap

Leisure Centres & Libraries Reopen in Step 2 of Lockdown Roadmap

Leisure facilities across the borough will reopen from 6am on Monday 12 April, with the Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley libraries also re-opening their buildings on set days and at reduced hours for browsing and borrowing of books. Loddon Valley, Bulmershe, St Crispin’s, Ryeish Green Sports Hub and Arborfield Green leisure centres will all re-open […]

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Reading University Invites Local Community For A (Virtual) Cuppa

Reading University Invites Local Community For A (Virtual) Cuppa

A new community initiative set up by the University of Reading is encouraging local residents to chat directly with University staff and students over a cup of tea… if virtual for the time being. The new Cuppa Over… Community pilot scheme, aims to provide local residents with a chance to have their voices heard in […]

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5% Rise In Reading University Applications

5% Rise In Reading University Applications

The University of Reading has seen a 5% rise in applications of students wishing to study at Reading this year. The University had 19,599 applications (up  1,010 on last year) for full-time undergraduate courses at the UCAS ‘on time’ deadline of 29th January, slightly later than usual due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For 2021 entry, […]

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The University Of Reading Has Been Awarded £3.4 Million – Carbon-reducing initiatives.

The University Of Reading Has Been Awarded £3.4 Million – Carbon-reducing initiatives.

The University of Reading has been awarded over £3.4 million to deliver a range of carbon-reducing initiatives across its campuses.  Funding of £3.2 million is one of the first grants in the country to be awarded by Salix Finance as part of the new Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, a £1 billion grant scheme launched by […]

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Employers Urged To Plan For Long Covid

Employers Urged To Plan For Long Covid

Doctors are urging employers to plan for the effects of Long COVID now as cases continue to grow. Without planning how to manage the condition in advance, employers risk being left with big staffing problems. “The Medical profession knows about post viral syndromes, but the potential scale and complexity of Long COVID is presenting new […]

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Berkshire Community Foundation Announces New Collaboration With Sanofi

Berkshire Community Foundation Announces New Collaboration With Sanofi

Berkshire Community Foundation is delighted to kick off the new year with a contribution received from the  global healthcare leader, Sanofi. Headquartered in the UK at Thames Valley Park, the pharmaceutical company has started the collaboration with a donation of £10,000 to support health and wellbeing in Reading. The majority of the donation will be […]

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Microsoft Campus Will Be Home To Wokingham Borough Council’s Second Rapid Testing Centre

Microsoft Campus Will Be Home To Wokingham Borough Council’s Second Rapid Testing Centre

Thames Valley Park will be home to Wokingham Borough Council’s second rapid testing centre from this week; enabling even more keyworkers to access regular lateral flow tests. This follows the successful launch of rapid testing at the council’s Shute End office, which has had nearly 900 bookings in the last three weeks, and a further […]

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Aircraft Could Cut Emissions By Better Surfing The Wind According To Scientists At Reading University

Aircraft Could Cut Emissions By Better Surfing The Wind According To Scientists At Reading University

Airlines could save fuel and reduce emissions on transatlantic flights by hitching a better ride on the jet stream, new research has shown. Scientists at the University of Reading have found that commercial flights between New York and London last winter could have used up to 16% less fuel if they had made better use […]

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TV Studio At Thames Valley Science Park Plans Submitted

TV Studio At Thames Valley Science Park Plans Submitted

Plans for a new purpose-built TV studio located at the Thames Valley Science Park in Shinfield have been submitted to Wokingham Borough Council.  The proposal, submitted by the University of Reading, aligns with the University’s future concept for the Science and Innovation Park, forming part of a new ‘Cine Valley’. In December 2020, the University […]

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Winnersh Triangle Park & Ride Construction Begins

Winnersh Triangle Park & Ride Construction Begins

Construction of a new park and ride, and expansion of another in Wokingham borough are set to begin, with nearly £10million being invested in the facilities. Work is to start on the new Coppid Beech Park and Ride in Wokingham and adding an additional decked floor to the Winnersh Triangle Park and Ride will start […]

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