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Bees Boost Crops And Could Steady Food Prices

Bees Boost Crops And Could Steady Food Prices

Supporting and enhancing pollinators could help stabilise the production of important crops like oilseeds and fruit, reducing the sort of uncertainty that causes food price spikes, new research has shown. Scientists at the University of Reading analysed years of data on the poorly understood effect of pollinators on crop yield stability. They found there was […]

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Reading French Market Returns For Easter 2022

Reading French Market Returns For Easter 2022

Bon appetit!  A taste of France comes to Reading this Easter A taste of France comes to Reading this Easter with a two-day French market taking over Broad Street on Good Friday 15 April and Easter Saturday 16 April. Shoppers in Reading town centre will be able to savour a range of sweet and savoury […]

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Creating New Diets to Feed Healthy Old Age

Creating New Diets to Feed Healthy Old Age

New UKRI-funded research network led by University of Reading to co-create healthy, affordable foods and diets for older people Older adults could benefit from the development of a new research network into new diets and foods that reflect their specific needs, thanks to new funding. The Food4Years research network, funded by the UK Research Institute […]

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Latest Discretionary Covid Support Grant Applications Process Now Open to Non Rate Paying Hospitality and Leisure Businesses in Reading

Latest Discretionary Covid Support Grant Applications Process Now Open to Non Rate Paying Hospitality and Leisure Businesses in Reading

HOSPITALITY and leisure businesses in Reading are being invited to apply for further Covid grants to support them through the Omicron outbreak. Covid Grant Amounts Reading Borough Council is offering grants of either £6,000, £4,000 or £2,667 – dependent on the number of employees – to help eligible businesses which have been badly hit over […]

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Reading Christmas Fairs 2021

Reading Christmas Fairs 2021

Various Christmas markets, fairs and events are taking place in Reading and the surrounding area. This list will be updated as more become known about. Reading Christmas Market Updates 24/11/2021 – Wokingham Market changes dates and statement on ice rink 25/11/2021 – Dinton Pastures Christmas Market added 26/11/2021 – Winnersh Triangle Christmas Market added Reading […]

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Reading Allotments Receive Council Encouragement To Grow Own Food

Reading Allotments Receive Council Encouragement To Grow Own Food

READING BOROUGH COUNCIL continues its work to support green-fingered residents’ use of allotments across the borough. The Council continues to provide and promote allotments for their significant social, health and environmental benefits.  The Council currently manages 20 allotment sites, consisting of 1,338 workable plots, and covering 41.5 ha of land.  Over the last 18 months, […]

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Japanese Knotweed Extract Could Cut Cancer Risk Of Processed Meat

Japanese Knotweed Extract Could Cut Cancer Risk Of Processed Meat

Read the full paper in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research Bacon could be back on the menu of health-conscious diners thanks to an unlikely salvation: Japanese knotweed. The fast-growing plant, feared by homeowners for its ability to invade gardens and buildings, contains a chemical which could take the place of the nitrite preservative in cured […]

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Reading Gets Its First Electric Waste Collection Vehicle

Reading Gets Its First Electric Waste Collection Vehicle

THE FIRST fully electric waste collection vehicle in Berkshire has been unveiled by Reading Borough Council this week, in direct response to the climate emergency declared by the Council in February 2019. The vehicle is powered by clean electricity generated by the food waste recycling scheme Reading’s residents are taking part in, and will save […]

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Reading The Coconut Tree Opening Date Announced

Reading The Coconut Tree Opening Date Announced

Pioneering Sri Lankan street food restaurant group The Coconut Tree has confirmed it will open its brand new site in Reading town centre at 5pm on Thursday 26th August, and as an introductory offer, will offer 50% all food for the first ten days. Sri Lankan Cuisine The independent boutique operators are front-runners in bringing […]

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Eat Reading 2021 This Weekend, Street Food And Music

Eat Reading 2021 This Weekend, Street Food And Music

On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 August, Reading’s pedestrianised Broad Street will come alive with the sights and smells of gorgeous street food for Eat Reading 2021. The annual celebration of the world’s street food had to take an enforced break last year and has moved to August from its usual June dates in 2021. […]

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