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Hottest April day ever recorded in Reading

Hottest April day ever recorded in Reading

Hottest April Thursday was the hottest April day ever recorded at the University of Reading’s weather station. Scientists have confirmed the peak temperature of 26.7°C, recorded just before 4.30pm on 19 April by the automatic weather station, was 0.5°C hotter than the previous record, which has stood for almost 70 years.   Other days   […]

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Eric Stanford, the celebrated sculptor, works goes on public display at the University of Reading

Eric Stanford, the celebrated sculptor, works goes on public display at the University of Reading

Eric Stanford The work of celebrated sculptor and University of Reading graduate Eric Stanford is to go on display to the public. Two works from the University Art Collection, Torso of Protesilaus and Head of Helen of Troy, are being installed in the Edith Morley building, while a third, Memnon, is also being welcomed on […]

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Paper Cup Tax Introduced At Reading University

Paper Cup Tax Introduced At Reading University

The University of Reading The University of Reading has introduced a new 20p tax on paper cups (Paper Cup Tax) in an effort to reduce the quantity used on campus. The tax, which came into effect on Monday 9th April, is designed to help encourage the use of reusable mugs, which are more environmentally friendly. […]

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School Transport Operator Fined After Council Checks

School Transport Operator Fined After Council Checks

School Transport School Transport provided by a Private hire operator and a driver have been fined in court after Council licensing officers carried out checks on vehicles and drivers fulfilling school transport contracts. Reading Borough Council officers were carrying out a routine operation outside The Holy Brook School, in Ashampstead Road, Southcote, when they spotted […]

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Abbey Gateway Revealed

Abbey Gateway Revealed

Abbey Gateway Abbey Gateway in Reading has been revealed, following restoration work as part of the £3.15 million Abbey Quarter project. In the exciting count down to the opening of Reading Abbey Ruins in June, Reading Museum is delighted to open up the newly restored Abbey Gateway, which sits next to Reading’s crown court, opposite […]

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Reading Primary School Applicants 93% Successful

Reading Primary School Applicants 93% Successful

Reading Primary School ALMOST 93 per cent of children were offered places at their first or second preference primary schools in Reading this year.   Just over 84 per cent of applicants (1,767 pupils) were offered their first preference school compared with 77.5 per cent (1,751 pupils) last year. Second preference places were offered to […]

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Reading climate scientists take leading role in new UN report

Reading climate scientists take leading role in new UN report

Reading climate scientists The University of Reading is the most represented institution globally in the first working group of authors chosen to produce the next world-leading climate change report.   Six Reading researchers in the Department of Meteorology have been named as lead authors in Working Group I for the 6th Assessment Report (AR6) by […]

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Are you regsitered to vote in local elections this May

Are you regsitered to vote in local elections this May

Register to vote in Local Elections   ON THURSDAY 3 May residents in Reading will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level in the Local Elections.   Local government elections select councillors, who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. These include housing, […]

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Farming technology development gets £4.78m boost thanks to Reading University Partnership

Farming technology development gets £4.78m boost thanks to Reading University Partnership

Farming technology Farmers could get their hands on latest technological advancements sooner thanks to a new partnership launched today, which includes the University of Reading.   The Ceres Agritech Knowledge Exchange Partnership has been awarded £4.78m of funding from the newly established Research England to help develop commercial businesses based on the latest innovations in […]

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Heights Primary School – Proposal to Expand

Heights Primary School – Proposal to Expand

Heights Primary School   A PROPOSAL to expand the capacity of The Heights Primary School to allow it to continue to operate from its temporary site for a further two years, will be considered at a meeting of the Council’s Policy Committee this month.   The Heights Primary School has been teaching children at its […]