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Reading Economy One Of The Least Impacted By COVID And Best Placed To Recover

Reading Economy One Of The Least Impacted By COVID And Best Placed To Recover

A new report by PWC/Demos, Good Growth for Cities 2021 (published 20 January 2021), highlights the factors that have provided some degree of resilience in Reading to the worst economic impacts of the global pandemic and assesses Reading as well placed to recover more quickly than many other UK cities. The Report Ranks Reading 2nd […]

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Reading Abbey 900th Video Produced To Coincide With Anniversary In 2021

Reading Abbey 900th Video Produced To Coincide With Anniversary In 2021

Reading UK has produced a new introductory film to Reading Abbey Quarter to coincide with Reading Abbey’s 900th anniversary in 2021. Reading Abbey 900 has been produced to raise awareness of the Abbey as one of England’s outstanding medieval gems and to encourage visits to Reading later in the year, once the current COVID situation […]

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Smart Drainage Trial In Earley

Smart Drainage Trial In Earley

Wokingham Borough Council is trialling smart drainage sensors to help deal with flooding in the borough. These have been placed at key locations in Earley and Arborfield to provide real-time data on sewers to allow the council to resolve issues before or as they arise rather than after. Smart Drainage Trial Uses Sensors The ultrasonic […]

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Woodley and Earley Roads Will See Upgrades This Spring

Woodley and Earley Roads Will See Upgrades This Spring

Twelve roads across Wokingham borough will be resurfaced this spring as the council continues its investment in the area’s roads. Key transport routes in Woodley, Finchampstead, Barkham and Earley will see upgrades this spring as our extensive £8million road improvement programme for 2020-21 continues. Works start on 11 January and will continue until the end […]

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Shinfield Studios Deal Brings Hollywood to Reading

Shinfield Studios Deal Brings Hollywood to Reading

The University of Reading has entered into an agreement with affiliates of Commonwealth Real Estate LP, a film studios investor based in Los Angeles, for a long lease of land at the University’s Thames Valley Science Park campus, Berkshire, which will see the development of a major film studios and creative media campus. Following consultation […]

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The Earl of Wessex Visits Reading Scientists Fighting COVID-19

The Earl of Wessex Visits Reading Scientists Fighting COVID-19

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex met coronavirus-focused scientists when he visited the University of Reading today (Friday 4 December). The Earl had a socially-distanced tour of the Health and Life Science Building, home to brand new teaching and research laboratories that have remained open to staff and students throughout the UK’s recent lockdown, […]

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Waitrose Woodley Building Bought By Wokingham Council

Waitrose Woodley Building Bought By Wokingham Council

Wokingham Borough Council’s investment strategy continues to perform well in challenging economic conditions as the Waitrose building in Woodley becomes the latest property to join the portfolio. The site, which sits adjacent to the council’s Crockhamwell Road car park in Woodley town centre, will remain leased to Waitrose who will continue to offer their popular […]

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Addington School In Woodley Wins Education Business Award

Addington School In Woodley Wins Education Business Award

Wokingham Borough Council has won an Education Business Award for its work on the £4.4million expansion of Addington School in Woodley. It scooped the School Procurement Award at a virtual ceremony on Thursday (26 November) to recognise the sixth form block constructed at the school, which opened in September. The prize recognises a project where […]

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COVID-19 Testing Now Open To All University of Reading Students

COVID-19 Testing Now Open To All University of Reading Students

All students and staff at the University of Reading can now get rapid COVID-19 testing, even if they don’t have symptoms, before the Christmas holiday. Working with NHS Test & Trace, the University has set up an on-campus rapid testing facility so that students who do not have COVID-19 symptoms can be tested before they […]

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Free Christmas Car Parking For Wokingham Borough Owned Car Parks including Woodley, Twyford

Free Christmas Car Parking For Wokingham Borough Owned Car Parks including Woodley, Twyford

Shoppers in Wokingham Borough will get an early Christmas present with free parking in the council’s car parks on Saturdays in the run up to Christmas. Council-owned car parks in towns and village centres across the area will offer this on 5, 12 and 19 December. The move has proved popular in recent years with […]

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