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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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Green Light For Woodley Shopping Centre Plans

Green Light For Woodley Shopping Centre Plans

The northern end of Woodley shopping centre is to get a £340,000 makeover to make it a more flexible space for traders, shoppers and community events.   Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive agreed this week (October 27) to release £250,000 in developers’ contributions to fund the scheme in the north precinct, to go with £90,000 […]

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Shoppers Urged to Vote for Reading’s New Adopt a Street Scheme

Shoppers Urged to Vote for Reading’s New Adopt a Street Scheme

SHOPPERS are being urged to cast their vote for a new community clean up scheme in a competition which could scoop the initiative £12,000.   The Adopt a Street project aims to encourage residents and community groups to improve and maintain the appearance of their neighbourhoods with the support of the council. Reading Borough Council […]

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1.2 Million More Bus Trips in Reading Last Year

1.2 Million More Bus Trips in Reading Last Year

THE total number of bus journeys in Reading soared by 1.2 million trips last year, bucking the national trend of a fall in bus use. Bus journeys in Reading increased again in 2015/16, this time by 6.3%, while many parts of the country – including London – experienced a fall in bus trips. The figures […]

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Reading Taxis Fit for Purpose After Spot Checks

Reading Taxis Fit for Purpose After Spot Checks

THERE is good news for Reading residents and visitors this coming winter, with the town’s hackney carriage taxis now fully fit for purpose following an intense round of spot checks. The spot checks took place over three days starting on 20th September at Prospect Park in Tilehurst, as part of a joint initiative between Thames […]

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Study shows fracking could threaten Britain’s richest wildlife habitats

Study shows fracking could threaten Britain’s richest wildlife habitats

Areas of Great Britain earmarked for fracking may contain some of the country’s richest wildlife sites, scientists have found in the biggest ever mapping study of UK biodiversity. Analysis undertaken by the University of Reading, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Butterfly Conservation shows that many areas opened up for potential shale gas extraction by […]

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Thames Valley residents to get early access to medical treatment with new clinical trials unit

Thames Valley residents to get early access to medical treatment with new clinical trials unit

Patients in the Thames Valley will have early access to a range of new treatments thanks to a new clinical trials unit based at the University of Reading. The Thames Valley Clinical Trials Unit (TVCTU) will be used for a range of trials including developing new medicines as well as bringing together existing work in […]

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When is the best time to see the Supermoon

When is the best time to see the Supermoon

Astronomy fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the Supermoon should act fast this weekend in order to get the most dramatic view, a meteorology expert from the University of Reading has advised.   Professor Chris Scott has explained the phenomenon in a video, in which he states the best time to see the moon […]

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New website reveals if your ancestor was a medieval soldier

New website reveals if your ancestor was a medieval soldier

The names of thousands of medieval soldiers who fought in the Hundred Years War have been revealed on a new website thanks to work by a historians from the Universities of Reading. The site – www.medievalsoldier.org – allows you to see if your ancestors are listed among more than 3,500 French soldiers linked to the […]