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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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Reading University Lab Kit Boosts UK Testing Capacity

Reading University Lab Kit Boosts UK Testing Capacity

Laboratory equipment for COVID-19 testing has been loaned by the University of Reading to help boost national capacity for testing NHS and social care workers. The University has provided three high-tech RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) machines to be used to test frontline health and care workers, to contribute to the second pillar of […]

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Reading Council Launches Carer Recruitment Campaign

Reading Council Launches Carer Recruitment Campaign

READING Borough Council is working to recruit extra local carers to meet the growing demand and help the borough through the coronavirus pandemic. Our town urgently needs more carers. The Council is urging people to join them, and the care agencies they work with, to help make sure vulnerable adults and older people in Reading […]

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COVID-19 Lockdown Could Leave Climate Action Legacy

COVID-19 Lockdown Could Leave Climate Action Legacy

Coronavirus lockdown measures are showing how people can make longer-term changes to tackle climate change, University of Reading experts say. Social distancing and ‘stay at home’ rules have forced people globally to change their behaviour, with a massive impact on society and the economy. Yet some of these changes, such as home working, daily exercise, […]

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Hospital Webcam Donation To Help Patients and Doctors During COVID-19 Crisis

Hospital Webcam Donation To Help Patients and Doctors During COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 patients will be able to speak to their families more easily, and clinicians provide care safely, after the University of Reading gave 100 webcams to two hospitals. The University has given 50 high-resolution webcams each to both the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, and Royal Brompton Hospital in west London, following an appeal for […]