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#WeAreTogether Reading University Employee Gives Back To Local Community In Voluntary Medical Responder Role

#WeAreTogether Reading University Employee Gives Back To Local Community In Voluntary Medical Responder Role

An employee of the University of Reading is giving back to her community by volunteering as a medical responder.  Rachel Jeans, 29, who is the deputy manager of the university’s Campus Jobs programme, signed up to become a Community First Responder for South Central Ambulance Charity earlier this year, not knowing that an international pandemic was just around the corner.   […]

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#WeAreTogether: Activity Books Helping Hospital Patients And Children Cope With Lockdown

#WeAreTogether: Activity Books Helping Hospital Patients And Children Cope With Lockdown

Hospital patients and children are benefiting from workbooks designed to keep minds active and distract from anxiety and boredom during the COVID-19 lockdown. Researchers from the Centre for Health Humanities at the University of Reading worked with medical colleagues and patients at the Royal Berkshire Hospital to create the Writers’ Block workbook, an activity booklet […]

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Reading Student DJs Bring Dancefloor Home To Lift Spirits In Lockdown

Reading Student DJs Bring Dancefloor Home To Lift Spirits In Lockdown

Two creative students are beaming club nights into kitchens with a new radio station to help lift spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic.  University of Reading students Harvey Dryburgh, 21, and Freddie Mann, 22, are streaming live sets from international DJs through their internet radio station, Rona Radio, to people around the world who are staying […]

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Reading Prison Sale – Reading Council Will Work With Successful Bidder

Reading Prison Sale – Reading Council Will Work With Successful Bidder

READING Borough Council has expressed disappointment that its bid to purchase the Reading Prison has been rejected by the Ministry of Justice, but has now vowed to work with the successful bidder to ensure its huge historical and cultural value is recognised in any future development. Reading Borough Council has always emphasised the historical and […]

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One Reading Community Hub Rallies Around Those In Need

One Reading Community Hub Rallies Around Those In Need

ALMOST 150 vulnerable residents in the town have received vital food deliveries so far thanks to a team of volunteers who answered the Council’s call for a community response to the coronavirus crisis. Daily deliveries began on Friday last week to ensure those most in need are being looked after. Reading Voluntary Action – the […]

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Royal Berkshire Hospital Help Needed

Royal Berkshire Hospital Help Needed

Many businesses in and around Reading have been forced to temporarily cease or restrict their operations due to coronavirus restrictions. At the same time many of you have been in touch with us to ask how you and your staff who are not able to work as normal can help with the response to the crisis. The […]

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Financial Support for Businesses in Reading

Financial Support for Businesses in Reading

Reading  Borough Council is this week writing to  thousands of eligible businesses across Reading to signpost them to financial support available in the form of the distribution of business rate relief and grants. Following the Government’s recent announcements on financial support for businesses, the Council has quickly put in place mechanisms to provide timely support […]

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Stuck At Home? Help climate scientists solve mystery of British rain

Stuck At Home? Help climate scientists solve mystery of British rain

Citizen scientists are being asked to join a mission to salvage British rainfall records dating back 200 years, in the biggest ever project of its type. Rainfall Rescue Project The Rainfall Rescue project, run by Professor Ed Hawkins at the University of Reading, is aiming to fill the huge gap in UK digital weather records […]

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COVID-19 Support for businesses in Reading from Team Reading

COVID-19 Support for businesses in Reading from Team Reading

A message From Reading UK At this difficult time, it is vital businesses can access timely advice and support to help them manage their way through the Coronavirus period. Reading UK is working in close partnership with Reading Borough Council to ensure businesses in Reading’s Business Improvement Districts and wider Reading economy receive all the […]

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Reading University opens up its car parks for NHS heroes

Reading University opens up its car parks for NHS heroes

Car parks at the University of Reading are now available for NHS and Royal Berkshire Hospital staff to use, with immediate effect. Parking spaces at the University’s London Road and Whiteknights campuses, which usually require a permit or pay and display ticket, will now be open for free to those working within the NHS and […]