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Reading Economy One Of The Least Impacted By COVID And Best Placed To Recover

Reading Economy One Of The Least Impacted By COVID And Best Placed To Recover

A new report by PWC/Demos, Good Growth for Cities 2021 (published 20 January 2021), highlights the factors that have provided some degree of resilience in Reading to the worst economic impacts of the global pandemic and assesses Reading as well placed to recover more quickly than many other UK cities. The Report Ranks Reading 2nd […]

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Reading Abbey 900th Video Produced To Coincide With Anniversary In 2021

Reading Abbey 900th Video Produced To Coincide With Anniversary In 2021

Reading UK has produced a new introductory film to Reading Abbey Quarter to coincide with Reading Abbey’s 900th anniversary in 2021. Reading Abbey 900 has been produced to raise awareness of the Abbey as one of England’s outstanding medieval gems and to encourage visits to Reading later in the year, once the current COVID situation […]

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Smart Drainage Trial In Earley

Smart Drainage Trial In Earley

Wokingham Borough Council is trialling smart drainage sensors to help deal with flooding in the borough. These have been placed at key locations in Earley and Arborfield to provide real-time data on sewers to allow the council to resolve issues before or as they arise rather than after. Smart Drainage Trial Uses Sensors The ultrasonic […]

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Woodley and Earley Roads Will See Upgrades This Spring

Woodley and Earley Roads Will See Upgrades This Spring

Twelve roads across Wokingham borough will be resurfaced this spring as the council continues its investment in the area’s roads. Key transport routes in Woodley, Finchampstead, Barkham and Earley will see upgrades this spring as our extensive £8million road improvement programme for 2020-21 continues. Works start on 11 January and will continue until the end […]

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Is Another “Beast From The East” On The Way ?

Is Another “Beast From The East” On The Way ?

A major sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) detected high above the Arctic could bring unusually cold and snowy conditions to the UK in the coming weeks. An SSW – where temperatures in the layer of the atmosphere called the stratosphere, around 10-50km above the Earth’s surface, warms by up to 50°C in a matter of days […]

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Shinfield Studios Deal Brings Hollywood to Reading

Shinfield Studios Deal Brings Hollywood to Reading

The University of Reading has entered into an agreement with affiliates of Commonwealth Real Estate LP, a film studios investor based in Los Angeles, for a long lease of land at the University’s Thames Valley Science Park campus, Berkshire, which will see the development of a major film studios and creative media campus. Following consultation […]

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Pirate Myths, Children’s Christmas Lecture, presented by a University of Reading historian.

Pirate Myths, Children’s Christmas Lecture, presented by a University of Reading historian.

The way pirates really looked, talked and lived will be revealed in this year’s Children’s Christmas Lecture, presented by a University of Reading historian. Pirate Myths Lecture Pirate myths and stereotypes made popular in films and novels will be challenged by Dr Richard Blakemore in an online presentation aimed at a younger audience on Wednesday […]

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The Earl of Wessex Visits Reading Scientists Fighting COVID-19

The Earl of Wessex Visits Reading Scientists Fighting COVID-19

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex met coronavirus-focused scientists when he visited the University of Reading today (Friday 4 December). The Earl had a socially-distanced tour of the Health and Life Science Building, home to brand new teaching and research laboratories that have remained open to staff and students throughout the UK’s recent lockdown, […]

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Lower Earley Library Opens For The First Time Since March

Lower Earley Library Opens For The First Time Since March

Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley library buildings will reopen from Monday 7 December, following the end of the national lockdown and the introduction of new Tier 2 (High) restrictions. All will operate at reduced hours, enabling them to deliver an in-person library service in the safest way possible. Library Opening Times Under current plans, Wokingham […]

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Waitrose Woodley Building Bought By Wokingham Council

Waitrose Woodley Building Bought By Wokingham Council

Wokingham Borough Council’s investment strategy continues to perform well in challenging economic conditions as the Waitrose building in Woodley becomes the latest property to join the portfolio. The site, which sits adjacent to the council’s Crockhamwell Road car park in Woodley town centre, will remain leased to Waitrose who will continue to offer their popular […]

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