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Addington School Expansion Nears Completion

Addington School Expansion Nears Completion

Construction work on the £4.4million single-storey block at Addington School in Woodley is almost complete. Fit out of the building is now entering the final stages, meaning the Ofsted-rated outstanding school will increase its capacity by about 50 students from September. SEND More young people will access the best SEND education possible in Wokingham borough […]

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New Research Reveals Origin Of Stonehenge’s Great Sarsen Stones

New Research Reveals Origin Of Stonehenge’s Great Sarsen Stones

A mystery speculated on for centuries has today been solved as new research reveals the origin of Stonehenge’s giant sarsen stones to be West Woods, on the edge of Wiltshire’s Marlborough Downs. Research jointly carried out by the University of Reading, and published in the journal Science Advances, has pinpointed the source of the megaliths […]

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Josh Laurent Joins ReadingFC

Josh Laurent Joins ReadingFC

Reading Football Club are delighted to confirm that 25-year-old midfielder Josh Laurent has put pen to paper on a two-year contract with the Royals, joining the club as a free transfer following the conclusion of a two year stay at League One Shrewsbury Town. Royals boss Mark Bowen said, “Josh fits the mould as a […]

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Alder Grove Primary School in Shinfield West To Open In September

Alder Grove Primary School in Shinfield West To Open In September

Alder Grove Church of England Primary School in Shinfield West is set to open its doors this coming September after the keys were officially handed over to education provider The Keys Academy Trust. The state-of-the-art school has been built as part of the Shinfield West development and will grow to become a 420-place free school […]

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Riverside Park in Earley, Receives Upgrades

Riverside Park in Earley, Receives Upgrades

Access to a riverside beauty spot in Earley has been made even easier for cyclists and pedestrians. Wokingham Borough Council has completed the construction of a new footpath from Wokingham Road and Reading Road, near the George Pub and the Harley Davidson garage, to the green space next to the River Loddon. The changes improve […]

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Reading Playgrounds Set to Open from Saturday 4 July

Reading Playgrounds Set to Open from Saturday 4 July

PLAYGROUNDS and outdoor gyms across Reading are set to reopen from Saturday 4 July. Reading Council has been working hard on plans to reopen all of its play areas as quickly as possible, in anticipation of the government’s decision to allow the reopening of these sites to the public. With an eye to safety as […]

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Reading University Scientist Volunteers To Boost Coronavirus Lab Tests

Reading University Scientist Volunteers To Boost Coronavirus Lab Tests

A postdoctoral researcher at the University of Reading is helping NHS frontline staff get back to work safely by volunteering in a COVID-19 testing lab. Dr Susanne Herbst, a cell biologist, is volunteering at a containment level 3 laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute, London, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lab, where Susanne worked prior […]

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Weather Forecasting ‘Fantasy League’ Game Launched By Reading University

Weather Forecasting ‘Fantasy League’ Game Launched By Reading University

Wannabe weather forecasters can play a fantasy league of a different kind this summer, as a new game is launched by the University of Reading. The Weather Game offers the chance to try and predict the weather in set locations around the world, using data from world-leading organisations. Points are awarded for correct forecasts, allowing […]

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European Tech Start-up Accolade For Reading

European Tech Start-up Accolade For Reading

Reading has been recognised as the second-best city in Europe for tech start-ups in a new report from fdi Intelligence in partnership with The Next Web. The first-ever European Tech Cities of the Future ranking places Reading behind only London in the Tech Start-Up Environment ranking and 17th overall in Europe as a European Tech […]

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Forbury Gardens Attack Reading – Statement From Reading Council

Forbury Gardens Attack Reading – Statement From Reading Council

Everybody at Reading Borough Council joins residents of the town in being both shocked and appalled at the horrific attack at Forbury Gardens yesterday.  The Council’s thoughts and prayers are with the families of the three people who lost their lives, and for those who remain seriously injured.  Along with residents of the town, we […]

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