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Food Waste Collection To Be In Introduced In Reading

Food Waste Collection To Be In Introduced In Reading

A new food waste collection scheme is set to be introduced in Reading as part of a major new campaign to boost the recycling rate in the town to 50 per cent. The campaign called ‘Reading Does’ recognises that households in the borough already recycle and are keen to do more and the Council wants […]

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Food Professor Begins Nutrition Society Presidency

Food Professor Begins Nutrition Society Presidency

One of the country’s leading experts in nutrition and cardiovascular health from the University of Reading has begun their term as President of the Nutrition Society. Professor Julie Lovegrove Professor Julie Lovegrove, the Director of the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition at the University of Reading has been officially appointed as President of the […]

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Town Hall Cafe Opening Soon

Town Hall Cafe Opening Soon

The Pantry Café & Kitchen, Reading Town Hall’s new café, will open to the public this month. The modern new café will sit in the heart of Reading’s vibrant town centre, forming an integral part of the beautiful 18th Century Grade II listed Town Hall and Museum building. Opening Date The Pantry will offer a […]

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Noodle Shack Tops the Reading Festival Alfresco Awards 2019

Noodle Shack Tops the Reading Festival Alfresco Awards 2019

A catering company serving noodles has won the 2019 Gold Alfresco Award for food hygiene and best managed food outlet at this year’s Reading Festival. Noodle Shack Noodle Shack, owned and managed by Robert Shepherd of RJS Catering and located in the main arena, won the accolade after scoring top marks in the Alfresco Award […]

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Reading Festival – Say No to Single Plastics and Take Your Tent Home, say Festival Organisers

Reading Festival – Say No to Single Plastics and Take Your Tent Home, say Festival Organisers

Reducing the impact on the environment will be a key theme of this year’s 2019 Reading Festival. More than 105,000 revellers will descend on St John’s Farm this year for what will be the biggest ever festival event in Reading. The Council is joining forces with Festival Republic to urge festival goers to take action […]

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Reading Takeaway Fined Over £12K for Poor Food Safety and Hygiene

Reading Takeaway Fined Over £12K for Poor Food Safety and Hygiene

Reading Council has successfully prosecuted a Reading takeaway following serious food safety offences, including evidence of fresh rat droppings on food preparation work surfaces. Hot Stuff (Reading) Ltd, based along the Oxford Road in west Reading was investigated by Council officers following customer complaints. The business was closed down on 2nd October 2017 due to […]

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29 Summer Street Parties in Reading This Year

29 Summer Street Parties in Reading This Year

Twenty Nine communities across Reading will be getting into the street party spirit this summer after taking advantage of the Council again waiving the usual road closure fees. Community street parties will be spread across three separate weekends this summer and across 29 different locations. The celebrations are the ‘Big Lunch’ on the weekend of […]

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University of Reading Botanists Toast 50th Anniversary With Specially Brewed Ale

University of Reading Botanists Toast 50th Anniversary With Specially Brewed Ale

University of Reading Botanists Toast 50th Anniversary A golden anniversary cedar-infused ale celebrating 50 years of botany at the University of Reading made its debut at a special open day last weekend.  Dr Jonathan Mitchley, Associate Professor in Field Botany, came up with the idea to produce a special botany-inspired brew to coincide with the University’s […]

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Reading Christmas Bin Collection Changes

Reading Christmas Bin Collection Changes

Reading Christmas Bin Collection Changes Households in Reading are being urged to carry on recycling over the festive period.  On average, we generate 30 per cent more waste at Christmas time and 70 per cent of this rubbish can be recycled.  With such a lot of extra packaging, wrapping paper, jars and bottles being used […]

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Reading Living Advent Calendar Details

Reading Living Advent Calendar Details

Reading Living Advent Calendar   During December, various events will be taking place in the town to celebrate the Christmas season.  Keep checking back as updates may be made to events.   December 1   Pop-up Music Lounge from Rediculture0ne30, 12-12.45pm and 2.30-3.15pm.   Pop up Music Lounge with Christmas magic and a festive twist. […]