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New Bulmershe Leisure Centre Update – Steelworks In Place

New Bulmershe Leisure Centre Update – Steelworks In Place

New Bulmershe Leisure Centre Students from The Bulmershe School and Addington School in Woodley were invited onto the Bulmershe Leisure Centre site to celebrate the start of the new centre’s steel frame being erected.   Wokingham Borough Council is building a new £14million leisure centre in Woodley on the site of the former one.   […]

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ReadyBike Cycle Hire Comes To An End In Reading

ReadyBike Cycle Hire Comes To An End In Reading

ReadyBike Cycle Hire Hourbike has announced it will withdraw from the contract to run the ReadyBike bicycle hire scheme at the end of this month (March 31st).  Hourbike Limited had a six month notice period on its existing contract with Reading Borough Council. The small UK-based company has however struggled to cover the costs of […]

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Reading Place of Culture Celebrates a Successful First Year

Reading Place of Culture Celebrates a Successful First Year

Reading Place of Culture Reading Place of Culture, the scheme to put arts, culture and heritage at the heart of the town, is celebrating its first full year of activity.  Reading, Place of Culture aims to make Reading a better place to live, work and visit, through high quality arts, culture and heritage activities across […]

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£200,000 Of Financial Support Will Help University Students

£200,000 Of Financial Support Will Help University Students

Financial Support Nearly £200,000 of financial support will help students studying at the University of Reading, regardless of background, to access career and study experiences.     Following the renewal of a three-year partnership agreement with Santander Universities UK, students from zero-income households will receive bursaries to support their studies at Reading, including an overseas […]

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New Energy Share Offer To Benefit Communities and Investors

New Energy Share Offer To Benefit Communities and Investors

Energy Share Offer A new share offer by the Reading Community Energy Society (RCES) is giving residents another chance make a return on their investments, while at the same time supporting local community projects.     The week after Reading Borough Council became the latest local authority to declare a Climate Change Emergency, the new […]

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Reading Secondary School Place Allocation For 2019 Announced

Reading Secondary School Place Allocation For 2019 Announced

Reading Secondary School Place Allocation Every Reading student has been allocated a secondary school place this year, despite higher numbers of pupils than ever before.  This year, Reading schools have been more popular than ever, with a greater number of residents choosing schools in the Borough than schools outside it.   Reading Girls has increased […]

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Reading Half Marathon 2019 News

Reading Half Marathon 2019 News

Reading Half Marathon 2019 News The streets of Reading will be taken over by thousands of runners on Sunday 17th March when the Sage Reading Half Marathon returns.  More than 14,000 participants will be taking part on the day with runners ranging from elite athletes to enthusiastic amateurs. More than 13,000 people are expected to […]

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Professor Robert Van de Noort appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading

Professor Robert Van de Noort appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading

Professor Robert Van de Noort appointed Professor Robert Van de Noort will be the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading. The appointment has been approved by the University’s governing Council and will take place with immediate effect.  Professor Van de Noort joined the University in 2014 as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Academic Planning and Resources, and […]

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Businesses In Reading Central & Abbey Quarter Renew BID Proposal

Businesses In Reading Central & Abbey Quarter Renew BID Proposal

Reading Central & Abbey Quarter Renew BID Proposal The business vote renews Reading Central BID and creates a new Abbey Quarter Commercial District.  Businesses based in Reading town centre have voted to invest in Reading town centre by renewing Reading Central Business Improvement District¹ (BID) and creating a new Abbey Quarter Commercial District. Both will […]

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Proposed University Student Accommodation

Proposed University Student Accommodation

University Student Accommodation New images showing how enhanced St Patrick’s Hall accommodation for University of Reading students would look have been revealed.  Artist impressions of the proposed upgrade and extension of the student halls in Northcourt Avenue are part of evidence submitted to Reading Borough Council ahead of a public appeal hearing that will determine […]