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Reading Motorists Told To Switch Off Engines Or Risk Possible Fine

Reading Motorists Told To Switch Off Engines Or Risk Possible Fine

A new health campaign encouraging drivers in Reading to switch off their engines when stationary for more than a minute is set to be launched by the Council. Research shows switching off a vehicle’s engine when stationary for a minute significantly reduces harmful pollutants and improves air quality. The Council is proposing an education campaign […]

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Scientists design new material that could both capture CO2 emissions AND turn them back into fuel

Scientists design new material that could both capture CO2 emissions AND turn them back into fuel

A new type of super-material that could capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and turn them into fuel using only sunlight has moved a step closer to reality. Scientists at the University of Reading have used supercomputers to design hypothetical materials with the precise molecular structure needed to absorb CO2 and convert it to cheap fuel. The photocatalyst […]

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Council Saves £5.5 million in Reduced Energy Costs

Council Saves £5.5 million in Reduced Energy Costs

A 37% cut in Reading Borough Council’s carbon footprint is estimated to have saved £5.5 million in energy costs since 2008. Year-on-year carbon emissions produced by the Council fell by nearly 11% in 2015/16, saving the Reading Council tax payer around £900,000. It means the Council is ahead of target as it aims to half […]

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Reading Borough Council Publishes NHS Local Sustainable Transformation Plan

Reading Borough Council Publishes NHS Local Sustainable Transformation Plan

Reading Borough Council today (Nov 16) becomes the latest local authority to publish the NHS’s Draft Local Sustainable Transformation Plan for its area. The Council has taken the decision due to serious concerns about transparency of the draft document, drawn up by the NHS for the Berkshire West, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire area. A predicted financial […]

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Ridgeway Primary School Celebrates New Buildings with Grand Opening

Ridgeway Primary School Celebrates New Buildings with Grand Opening

A SCHOOL in south Reading will be celebrating the completion of its expansion project with an official opening ceremony this week. Staff and children at The Ridgeway Primary School will be welcoming guests for the event on Friday 18th November. The project has included a new 10-classroom teaching block and a new entrance building containing […]

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Mayor and Mayoress of Twin Town Clonmel to Visit Reading

Mayor and Mayoress of Twin Town Clonmel to Visit Reading

THE Mayor and Mayoress of Reading’s Irish twin town Clonmel will be visiting the borough this weekend. Councillor Andy Moloney and wife Marie have a busy schedule ahead of them including watching the switching on of the Christmas lights around the town. The couple’s first engagement will be a trip to the Reading Irish Centre, in […]

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Reading Council Is Changing Your Bin Collection Day

Reading Council Is Changing Your Bin Collection Day

For the first time in more than a decade, waste collection days will change from February 2017 for most of the 68,500 households in Reading as the Council reconfigures bin collection rounds to make the service more efficient. New service standards will also come into effect from February next year, as the Council focuses on […]

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Potential funding to investigate a potential garden settlement on the borders of Reading

Potential funding to investigate a potential garden settlement on the borders of Reading

Partners across Western Berkshire have joined forces to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) for government funding for a potential garden settlement on the borders of Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham Borough.   The EoI is in parallel (and without prejudice) to the strategic planning process that will decide how the homes, transport, schools, shops, […]

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A Bumper Batch of Winter Events at Battle Library this November

A Bumper Batch of Winter Events at Battle Library this November

BATTLE LIBRARY is offering a jam packed calendar events this November – with something for the whole family. The local community can look forward to an exciting calendar of events, ranging from a community bazaar, book launch, comedy night and a ghostly interactive theatre experience, in addition to the month’s usual rhymetime, storytime and coffee […]

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Reading Remembers Those Who Died at War – Armistice Day

Reading Remembers Those Who Died at War – Armistice Day

TWO ceremonies to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives defending our country will take place on Armistice Day, Friday 11th November. Reading Mayor Councillor Mohammed Ayub will lead a two minute silence at the Forbury War Memorial at 11am and Deputy Mayor Councillor Rose Williams will lead a similar tribute outside the […]

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