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Raise A Glass To Local Businesses At Reading Drinks Festival

Raise A Glass To Local Businesses At Reading Drinks Festival

Local breweries and distilleries will be celebrated at the University of Reading’s first ever drinks festival this May. The Neck of the Woods festival will offer a huge range of beers and ciders from more than a dozen local breweries that the University already has close links with, as well as wines from Stanlake Park […]

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Reading May Bank Holiday Waste Collection Changes

Reading May Bank Holiday Waste Collection Changes

With three Bank Holidays in May, Reading Borough Council is eager to remind residents to expect waste collection date changes during the month and to advise residents when they should look to put their bins out. Monday 1 May, Monday 8 May and Monday 29 May are all Bank Holidays, and all will have a […]

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Reading Coronation Events

Reading Coronation Events

THE COUNTDOWN has started for a right Royal King’s Coronation weekend in Reading (6-8 May 2023). The town is set to host a huge variety of events and activities to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. They include the annual launch event for Reading Children’s Festival, a Coronation-themed digital trail, a very special concert, […]

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South Whitley Park – New Community Orchard Created

South Whitley Park – New Community Orchard Created

THE TREES of a community orchard have been planted in South Whitley Park, following a successful Council bid for £85k worth of grant funding. The exciting proposals have seen more than 40 new trees introduced to the area, including 10 Dawn Redwood, three Cherry, three Sorbus, and a Weeping Willow. In addition to the 17 […]

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Hospice Chef Set To Run Reading Half Marathon For Sue Ryder

Hospice Chef Set To Run Reading Half Marathon For Sue Ryder

A hospice chef will be swapping her apron and chef’s whites for trainers and a running vest on Sunday 2 April as she joins thousands of runners on the start line of the Reading Half Marathon. Jo-Ann Adams, who lives in Whitley, will be tackling the 13.1-mile distance to raise funds for national healthcare charity […]

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Reading Ale Trail 2023 Launches This Weekend By CAMRA

Reading Ale Trail 2023 Launches This Weekend By CAMRA

CAMRA’s popular Reading and Mid Berkshire ale trail for 2023 will be launched at 12.30pm on Saturday 4 March at the Nags Head in Russell Street in Reading. There are 24 pubs on the trail, in a mix of town centre, suburban and more rural locations.  The way it works is that people can pick […]

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Fruit and Veg Shortage: Expert Explains Lack Of Salad In Supermarkets

Fruit and Veg Shortage: Expert Explains Lack Of Salad In Supermarkets

Shoppers will have seen many of their favourite fruits and vegetables absent from supermarket shelves in recent days.  Carol Wagstaff, Professor of Crop Quality for Health at the University of Reading, explains why this is and what impact climate change has on the role of food production. Fruit and Veg Shortage Professor Wagstaff said: “Many […]

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University of Reading’s Climate Stripes Has Officially Hit The Road On An Electric Food Lorry

University of Reading’s Climate Stripes Has Officially Hit The Road On An Electric Food Lorry

The UK’s first electric foodservice delivery lorry to carry the University of Reading’s Climate Stripes has officially hit the road. Foodservice giant Brakes’ have adorned their new vehicle in the blue and red stripes to represent the change in global average temperatures over nearly two centuries. The lorry, which will deliver to pubs, restaurants, education […]

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Early Apple Blossom Sparks New FruitWatch Science Plea

Early Apple Blossom Sparks New FruitWatch Science Plea

Gardeners, walkers and others are being asked to see how warming temperatures are affecting the fruit trees in their gardens, allotments or parks this spring. FruitWatch, which received 6,000 submissions from the public in its first phase in 2022, launched last year as part of a joint project between the University of Reading and Oracle […]

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Seaweed Idea Helps Reading Students Win YES22 Competition

Seaweed Idea Helps Reading Students Win YES22 Competition

Reading’s entrepreneurs win prestigious national titles with ingenious business plans. Two teams of researchers and technicians from the University of Reading participated in the final of the Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES), winning the overall competition, best finance, best intellectual property, and the People’s Choice award. The winning team’s hypothetical, but plausible, product, ‘AlgaeMino’, is a […]