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YoYo Sniffs Out 20,000 Illegal and Counterfeit Cigarettes

YoYo Sniffs Out 20,000 Illegal and Counterfeit Cigarettes

Reading Council Trading Standards officers working a with sniffer dog YoYo seized over 20,000 illegal and counterfeit cigarettes during a raid in Reading last week, amounting to a street value of over £5,000. The illegal products were impounded during an inspection visit to European Mini Mart on Oxford Road in Reading, on the afternoon of […]

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Beans IN Toast Could Revolutionise British Diet

Beans IN Toast Could Revolutionise British Diet

Scientists are aiming to revolutionise British diets by slipping more UK-grown beans into our daily bread. See Professor Julie Lovegrove introducing the project here: Raising the Pulse with Professor Julie Lovegrove | University of Reading – YouTube Researchers and chefs at the University of Reading aim to encourage British consumers and food producers to switch […]

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The History of Chocolate To Be Investigated at the University of Reading

The History of Chocolate To Be Investigated at the University of Reading

The fascinating history of chocolate will be investigated at the University of Reading following the award of a highly-competitive Global Professorship by the British Academy. Cocoa’s long and complex story, and how chocolate has changed the world, will be examined at the University’s world-leading Department of Archaeology. Research will be led over a four-year period […]

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Whisky Created From Seeds With Help From Reading Museum

Whisky Created From Seeds With Help From Reading Museum

The archives of The Museum of English Rural Life in Reading have played an important role in unravelling the story behind a new whisky with its origins in a bag of rare old grains. Documents, research and correspondence from plant breeder and agricultural historian Dr Herbert Hunter have shed light on the story behind Heritage: […]

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Reading Christmas 2022

Reading Christmas 2022

The Christmas season in Reading gets underway on Saturday 19 November with the turning on of the town centre’s 400,000 Christmas lights. However you celebrate Christmas, this festive season in Reading will offer everyone a way to make the most of the holiday period.    Christmas Tree Lights Being Switched On 19th November As it gets […]

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Reading Food Waste Sent To Landfill Significantly Reduced

Reading Food Waste Sent To Landfill Significantly Reduced

THE AMOUNT of food waste being sent to landfill by Reading residents has dramatically reduced since October 2019, Reading Borough Council has confirmed during National Recycle Week. This initiative has helped take Reading’s recycling rate up from 32% to over 50%. The news demonstrates the high value of food waste collections in reducing landfill waste. […]

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Reading Fireworks 2022 – Bonfire Displays & Events Taking Place Locally

Reading Fireworks 2022 – Bonfire Displays & Events Taking Place Locally

Reading Fireworks 2022 – Here is a list of local events taking place around Bonfire night in 2022. Please check with the event before attending as the majority require advance ticket purchase and are subject to cancellation. Reading Firework Displays Wokingham Firework Displays Other Firework Displays

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Autistic People Find Supermarkets A ‘Spiderweb’ Of Sensory Experiences

Autistic People Find Supermarkets A ‘Spiderweb’ Of Sensory Experiences

Bright lights, loud noises, strong smells and changing temperatures make supermarkets one of the most disabling sensory environments for autistic people, new research has found. The study, published in the journal Autism in Adulthood, is based on a series of focus groups involving autistic people to find out which public-facing spaces they found challenging to […]

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Fat Harry’s Tops the Reading Festival Alfresco Awards 2022

Fat Harry’s Tops the Reading Festival Alfresco Awards 2022

A catering company serving smoked frankfurters and fresh watermelon has won the 2022 Gold Alfresco Award for food hygiene and best managed food outlet at this year’s Reading Festival. Fat Harry’s, owned and managed by Chris and Alison Haritakis, (Cornucopia T/A Melon Heaven) were located in the main arena and won the accolade after scoring […]

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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 […]