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Waitrose Woodley Building Bought By Wokingham Council

Waitrose Woodley Building Bought By Wokingham Council

Wokingham Borough Council’s investment strategy continues to perform well in challenging economic conditions as the Waitrose building in Woodley becomes the latest property to join the portfolio. The site, which sits adjacent to the council’s Crockhamwell Road car park in Woodley town centre, will remain leased to Waitrose who will continue to offer their popular […]

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Scientists Say Enzyme-enriched Bread ‘as good as blueberries’ At Improving Blood Circulation

Scientists Say Enzyme-enriched Bread ‘as good as blueberries’ At Improving Blood Circulation

A small addition during bread making unlocks the potential of wholegrain bread, putting it on a par with other ‘superfoods’, according to researchers. During a clinical trial published in Clinical Nutrition, participants who ate an improved bread saw the same short-term boost to their vascular function as gained from eating blueberries. University of Reading Research […]

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Food FOMO Contributing To Gen Z Food Waste – Reading University Research

Food FOMO Contributing To Gen Z Food Waste – Reading University Research

Young people want to make spontaneous and diverse food choices, which is driving up food waste in ‘Gen Z’ homes according to a new research project. Food FOMO – 18-25 Year Olds The EIT Food-funded project, Cook Clever, surveyed 18-25 year olds about their food habits and found that many of the participants said that […]

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Reading Town Centre Reopens Next Week with Residents Encouraged to Help Keep Reading Safe

Reading Town Centre Reopens Next Week with Residents Encouraged to Help Keep Reading Safe

READING town centre reopens next week and residents are being encouraged to stay safe and respect changes being introduced in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many  town centre shops are expected to reopen on the morning of Monday June 15th after the Government said ‘non-essential’ shops could trade from that date, with Reading Borough […]

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re3 Recycling Centres To Reopen Next Week – Advance Booked Appointments Only

re3 Recycling Centres To Reopen Next Week – Advance Booked Appointments Only

THE RE3 recycling centres at Smallmead, Island Road in Reading, and Longshot Lane in Bracknell, will reopen on Monday 18th May with entry only possible via an online booking system. The sites have been temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Online Booking System The online booking system will go live on Friday 15th May […]

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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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Coronavirus – Reading Council Working With Voluntary Sector Groups Across Reading

Coronavirus – Reading Council Working With Voluntary Sector Groups Across Reading

Action is being taken to support and co-ordinate voluntary groups across Reading in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Government’s latest advice issued yesterday is that people should avoid non-essential contact. Reading Borough Council understands many people across the town will be concerned about the impact on elderly and vulnerable people in particular, who are […]

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Only 1 in 5 Pre-Schoolers Eat Enough Veg

Only 1 in 5 Pre-Schoolers Eat Enough Veg

Pre-school children could be helped to eat more vegetables with new online resources for nurseries and schools across Europe. The EIT Food Schools Network project is developing a set of resources and support for schools to address the issue that fewer than one in five children are getting enough fruit and vegetables. Dr Alan Parry […]

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New Shinfield Community Hub Announced

New Shinfield Community Hub Announced

 A new community centre for Shinfield has just taken a big step forward with planning approval now granted. Shinfield Parish Council and Wokingham Borough Council have been working together on the project which will bring a new community centre to the heart of the village. Shinfield Community Hub Location The impressive design for the new […]

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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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