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Turbulence expert reveals cost of climate change to aviation insurers

Turbulence expert reveals cost of climate change to aviation insurers

Climate change could hit insurers by making plane journeys bumpier (aviation turbulence), a University of Reading scientist has told an audience of leading insurers. The Insurance Institute of London lecture at Lloyds of London on Wednesday 18 January, was attended by the City’s leading insurance players including CEOs, managing directors, brokers, underwriters, and lawyers. Atmospheric […]

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University announces first tenants of Thames Valley Science Park

University announces first tenants of Thames Valley Science Park

An innovative cluster of technology-led companies has been announced as the first tenants of the Thames Valley Science Park. The ‘Gateway’ building at the University of Reading’s Thames Valley Science Park is expected to open in August this year and will provide 70,000 square foot of specialist space for innovation led and technology based companies. […]

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2016 record global temperature ‘entirely expected’, say Reading scientists

2016 record global temperature ‘entirely expected’, say Reading scientists

2016 record third year A third record hottest year in a row has been recorded for 2016, as scientists warn temperatures will only continue to rise unless the world steps up efforts to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Figures released today by the Met Office, Nasa and Noaa show the average global surface temperature for 2016 […]

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Electric shocks for clouds could make it rain in the Middle East

Electric shocks for clouds could make it rain in the Middle East

Clouds could be given a helpful jolt of electric charge to increase much-needed rainfall in dry parts of the world, thanks to an award-winning research proposal by scientists at the University of Reading. The new study will investigate how charge modifies the growth of tiny water droplets into larger drops that fall as rain. It […]

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Tiago Ilori Signs for Reading FC

Tiago Ilori Signs for Reading FC

Reading Football Club are delighted to confirm the signing of 23-year-old Portuguese defender Tiago Ilori who moves to the Madejski from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee. The former Sporting Lisbon centre-back has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year contract which is set to keep him at Reading until the summer of 2020. Royals […]

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Society remains convinced rewards work, despite evidence they decrease motivation

Society remains convinced rewards work, despite evidence they decrease motivation

Previous research by same team suggested incentives can decrease motivation and interest in a task. This latest study tested whether people nevertheless believe they have a positive effect Experiments showed people still strongly believe performance-based rewards improve Findings suggest society has deep misunderstanding of what motivates people Respecting the autonomy of employees and ensuring their […]

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Lord Dubs to give Key Note Address at Reading Holocaust Memorial Evening

Lord Dubs to give Key Note Address at Reading Holocaust Memorial Evening

VICTIMS of the Holocaust will be remembered in a memorial event held at the Civic Offices next week. Lord Alfred Dubs, recently known for his successful bid to gain UK support for child refugees, will be the key note speaker at the evening of remembrance and reflection on Wednesday 25th January. The annual event, which […]

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Saturday Social Club Launches at Rivermead

Saturday Social Club Launches at Rivermead

A NEW social club has launched at Rivermead, offering a fun social outlet for people who find it hard to leave home without support, whilst also giving their carers an opportunity to get some much need time to themselves. The club is run by Age UK Reading, in partnership with Reading Council. It offers 3 […]

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Reading an Attractive Proposition for a New Theatre

Reading an Attractive Proposition for a New Theatre

FEEDBACK received as part of the Council’s recent market consultation shows Reading is an attractive proposition in which to build a new theatre. A report going before the Council’s Policy Committee (16 January), sets out the findings from a preliminary market consultation launched in July 2016. The key purpose of the market consultation was to […]

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Letters sent out to Households about Bin Collection Day Changes

Letters sent out to Households about Bin Collection Day Changes

HOUSEHOLDS across Reading will be receiving letters and calendars this week informing them of changes to their bin collection days. Waste collection days will be changing for the first time in a decade for most of the 68,500 households in the borough from 13th February. The letters will also explain a number of other important […]