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Scientists design new material that could both capture CO2 emissions AND turn them back into fuel

Scientists design new material that could both capture CO2 emissions AND turn them back into fuel

A new type of super-material that could capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and turn them into fuel using only sunlight has moved a step closer to reality. Scientists at the University of Reading have used supercomputers to design hypothetical materials with the precise molecular structure needed to absorb CO2 and convert it to cheap fuel. The photocatalyst […]

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Reading Borough Council Publishes NHS Local Sustainable Transformation Plan

Reading Borough Council Publishes NHS Local Sustainable Transformation Plan

Reading Borough Council today (Nov 16) becomes the latest local authority to publish the NHS’s Draft Local Sustainable Transformation Plan for its area. The Council has taken the decision due to serious concerns about transparency of the draft document, drawn up by the NHS for the Berkshire West, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire area. A predicted financial […]

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Ridgeway Primary School Celebrates New Buildings with Grand Opening

Ridgeway Primary School Celebrates New Buildings with Grand Opening

A SCHOOL in south Reading will be celebrating the completion of its expansion project with an official opening ceremony this week. Staff and children at The Ridgeway Primary School will be welcoming guests for the event on Friday 18th November. The project has included a new 10-classroom teaching block and a new entrance building containing […]

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Potential funding to investigate a potential garden settlement on the borders of Reading

Potential funding to investigate a potential garden settlement on the borders of Reading

Partners across Western Berkshire have joined forces to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) for government funding for a potential garden settlement on the borders of Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham Borough.   The EoI is in parallel (and without prejudice) to the strategic planning process that will decide how the homes, transport, schools, shops, […]

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Green Light For Woodley Shopping Centre Plans

Green Light For Woodley Shopping Centre Plans

The northern end of Woodley shopping centre is to get a £340,000 makeover to make it a more flexible space for traders, shoppers and community events.   Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive agreed this week (October 27) to release £250,000 in developers’ contributions to fund the scheme in the north precinct, to go with £90,000 […]

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Invitation to Free Landlord Information Evening

Invitation to Free Landlord Information Evening

A FREE Landlord Information Evening is being held at the Civic Offices later this month. All property landlords are invited to attend the event on Thursday 20th October. The National Landlords Association will be giving a presentation on the Right to Rent legislation while deposit protection scheme My Deposits will be offering advice about tenancy […]

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Health Budget Shortfall Forces Review of Public Health Services

Health Budget Shortfall Forces Review of Public Health Services

AN £835,085 CUT in Government funding for public health services in Reading has prompted a review of the Council’s Public Health Budget, set to be discussed at the next meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board (7 October). The outlook for health services in Reading is bleak with Government cuts eating into resources despite the […]

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Reading Asked to Consider Joining New Regional Adoption Agency

Reading Asked to Consider Joining New Regional Adoption Agency

READING could become part of a new Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) under plans being considered at a meeting on Monday 3rd October. Members of the Adult, Children’s and Education committee are being asked to agree in principle to the borough council joining Adopt Thames Valley (ATV) along with six other local authorities and voluntary adoption […]

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Reading rises in The Times and Sunday Times league table

Reading rises in The Times and Sunday Times league table

The University of Reading strengthened its national ranking in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide League Table 2017, rising one place to 31st place from last year. Reading’s position means that it has risen four places in the last four years and sits ahead of five Russell Group universities. The rankings measure 128 […]

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Record student intake at University of Reading bucks national trend

Record student intake at University of Reading bucks national trend

A record numbers of undergraduate students have begun at the University of Reading this week, with more than 4200 enrolling for the new academic year. The latest intake of students sees a year-on-year increase of 7% on 2015, and “bucks the trend” of a 1% sector growth for those accepted to UK HE so far […]