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Shinfield Studios Phase Two Under Way

Shinfield Studios Phase Two Under Way

Shinfield Studios Joint Managing Directors, Nick Smith, and Ian Johnson and, Head of Studio Operations, Dean Horne were last week joined by Councillor John Halsall, Councillor Jim Frewin, Councillor Barrie Patman and Councillor Jackie Rance; together with Paul Inman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), Reading University and the team from Curo Construction to mark the second phase of […]

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Berkshire Freemasons Gives Grant To Parenting Special Children Charity

Berkshire Freemasons Gives Grant To Parenting Special Children Charity

Berkshire Freemasons have made an unrestricted grant of £15,000 over three years to Berkshire charity, Parenting Special Children (PSC). Tess Eagles, partnerships manager at PSC, began her role with the charity two years ago and has first-hand experience of the type of work it carries out: “I’m a mum to a now grown-up son with […]

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Heatwave Definition Change – Reading University Comment

Heatwave Definition Change – Reading University Comment

On the news that the Met Office has raised the temperature threshold to define a heatwave in parts of the UK, including Berkshire – https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/weather-and-climate/2022/heatwave-threshold-changes  Heatwave Definition Change Professor Hannah Cloke, a natural hazards researcher at the University of Reading, said:“The Met Office recalibration of the official heatwave definition for the UK shows how simple it […]

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Woodley Library Going Carbon Net Zero

Woodley Library Going Carbon Net Zero

Woodley’s local library continues to show its green credentials as it becomes the first carbon net zero library building in the borough, and one of only a handful across the UK.  To reach this net zero level, Wokingham Borough Council has worked hard to reduce the amount of energy required to run the building and […]

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Rescued Victorian Rainfall Data Smashes Former Records – University of Reading

Rescued Victorian Rainfall Data Smashes Former Records – University of Reading

Record-breaking Victorian weather has been revealed after millions of archived rainfall records dating back nearly 200 years were rescued by thousands of volunteers during the first Covid-19 lockdown. The Rainfall Rescue project was launched by the University of Reading in March 2020 and offered members of the public a way of distracting themselves from the […]

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Bath Road/Castle Hill Cycling Scheme Receives Funding

Bath Road/Castle Hill Cycling Scheme Receives Funding

READING Borough Council has welcomed the news that it has been awarded full funding for a new cycle scheme along the Bath Road and Castle Hill in West Reading. The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed that Reading will receive 100% of its funding, a total of £1,300,000, as part of the national Active Travel […]

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Mobile Phone Use Whilst Driving – Thames Valley Police Warning

Mobile Phone Use Whilst Driving – Thames Valley Police Warning

“The consequences of using a mobile phone while at the wheel can be catastrophic.” That is the message from Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police’s joint operations Roads Policing Unit as new law changes come into effect from today (March 25). The change sees the law expanded and mean you can receive an immediate fine […]

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Reading Half Marathon 2022 Details

Reading Half Marathon 2022 Details

THE STREETS of Reading will once again be taken over by thousands of runners when the Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon returns on Sunday 3 April. Participants taking on the 13-mile course range from elite athletes to enthusiastic amateur runners. Approximately 12,000 people are expected to take part in the half-marathon which starts and finished […]

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Reading Economic Growth Continues

Reading Economic Growth Continues

Reading ranks in the UK’s top five cities for good economic growth, according to the latest Demos-PwC Good Growth for Cities Index report (17 March 2022). The Report The Index ranks 50 of the UK’s largest cities based on people’s assessment of 12 key economic wellbeing factors, including jobs, health, income and skills, as well […]

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Reading Mayor Appeal For Financial Donations For Ukraine

Reading Mayor Appeal For Financial Donations For Ukraine

READING Mayor Councillor Rachel Eden has today launched an appeal for financial donations to the Reading Ukrainian Community Centre to help them support people caught up in the conflict. The Reading Ukrainian Community Centre in Sidmouth Street has been completely overwhelmed with generous donations of food, clothes, medical items and other gifts in kind in […]