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Reading Council Planning for a Zero Carbon Reading

Reading Council Planning for a Zero Carbon Reading

Reading’s pledge to work towards a carbon neutral town by 2030 will be embedded across every area of the Council’s work in the coming weeks. Earlier this year Reading Borough Council joined other local authorities nationwide in declaring a climate change emergency,  pledging to work with partners towards a carbon neutral Reading by 2030 (Zero […]

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Reading Top 5 UK City For Business

Reading Top 5 UK City For Business

Reading has been ranked as the fifth best city for business by Management Today (24 June 2019). Manchester won the coveted top spot in the inaugural “21 Best Towns and Cities in Britain for Business”, which rates major urban centres, excluding London, on their appeal as places to run and grow talent-hungry, knowledge-based companies.  Reading […]

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Reading Cultural Awards 2019 Winners Announced

Reading Cultural Awards 2019 Winners Announced

The winners of the Reading Cultural Awards 2019 were announced last night (24 June) by Reading UK in front of over 250 guests at a glittering awards ceremony at the Hilton Reading. From over 350 nominations, the judges whittled the entries down to three finalists in each of the 12 categories before announcing the winners. […]

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New Vehicle Restrictions on Kings Road Bus Lane From 1st July

New Vehicle Restrictions on Kings Road Bus Lane From 1st July

New vehicle restrictions and enforcement of one of Reading’s most important bus lanes come into effect from Monday July 1st. The inbound (westbound) Kings Road bus lane,  running between Cemetery Junction and its junction with Eldon Rd/Orts Road, is a key public transport route in Reading. It helps to speed up journey times for the […]

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Reading University Lecturer Wins Top Psychology Teaching Award

Reading University Lecturer Wins Top Psychology Teaching Award

A lecturer from the University of Reading has been named as the Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year. Dr Alana James, who is the school director of teaching and learning for student experience and the school director of academic tutoring, was presented with the award on Wednesday 5 June during the annual conference of […]

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Winning Design for New Ivydene Playground Announced

Winning Design for New Ivydene Playground Announced

Reading Council announces the winning design for the new playground at Ivydene in west Reading. A consultation, launched on 25th May, put the choice of five playground designs to the public vote. Letters were written to residents living near the playground, the shortlisted designs were on display at Rivermead Leisure Centre and Wilson Primary School, […]

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Reading University Leads Fight Against Environmental Threats

Reading University Leads Fight Against Environmental Threats

Environmental crises such as climate change and habitat loss are being challenged through world-leading research and community action at the University of Reading, a week-long campaign will highlight. The work of Reading scientists in areas like flood forecasting, pollinator protection and climate change is being highlighted in the #madeatreading campaign, following Universities UK’s ‘Made at Uni’ scheme, between 17-21 June. Show Your Stripes Day The week will culminate with […]

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Reading IDR Flyover Repairs Begin In July

Reading IDR Flyover Repairs Begin In July

Work to repair damaged crash barriers on the Reading IDR flyover following last month’s serious incident is programmed to begin week commencing July 8th. One westbound lane of the flyover remains shut following the incident on Friday May 17th when a Parcel Force lorry crashed through the safety barrier and landed on the road below. […]

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Tenant Fees Banned – Reading Landlord & Agents Warned

Tenant Fees Banned – Reading Landlord & Agents Warned

Tenants renting private properties should no longer be hit by a raft of hidden charges from landlords and letting agents following the introduction of new legislation. The Tenant Fees Act has banned a range of charges which private renters previously faced on top of paying a deposit and rent upfront. The new rules, which came […]