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Celebrate National Meadows Day at Langley Mead

Celebrate National Meadows Day at Langley Mead

Come and celebrate National Meadows Day at Langley Mead nature reserve in Shinfield on Saturday 2 July. National Meadows Day is an annual celebration of the beautiful wildflower meadows found throughout the UK.  An open event is being held at Langley Mead, which is owned and managed by the University of Reading, between 10am and […]

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Reading and Düsseldorf Celebrate 75 Years of Friendship

Reading and Düsseldorf Celebrate 75 Years of Friendship

READING will mark the 75th anniversary of its friendship link with Düsseldorf this weekend with a series of special celebrations. The link with the German city was instigated in 1947 after the Second World War by the then Mayor of Reading, Phoebe Cusden, and is now the oldest Anglo-German city friendship.  This week, Reading Mayor […]

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Reading Armed Forces Day 2022 – Paying Tribute To Veterans With Event In Forbury Gardens

Reading Armed Forces Day 2022 – Paying Tribute To Veterans With Event In Forbury Gardens

READING will again this year be paying tribute to its military veterans with a host of family-friendly activities in the Forbury Gardens and Broad Street on Saturday 25 June. Armed Forces Day celebrations will be taking place across the country to give everyone the opportunity to show their support and appreciation for our services personnel, […]

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Reading FC and Reading University Strike Up Sustainability Partnership

Reading FC and Reading University Strike Up Sustainability Partnership

The University of Reading and Reading Football Club are ‘partnering for the planet’ to help the club take steps towards minimising its environmental impact and improve its sustainability. The partnership is being announced to mark #ShowYourStripes Day 2022 today (21 June), which sees which sees thousands of people and organisations share a climate change infographic […]

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‘Niko’ Finds His Forever Home

‘Niko’ Finds His Forever Home

FOUND dog Niko, who was picked up in Reading, has found his forever home thanks to the Council’s animal warden. Niko the Weimaraner was found tied to a fence at Rivermead in April this year. He was taken in by a kind member of the public until the animal warden, Lisa Clements, could pick him […]

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University Pledges Support For Clean Air Day

University Pledges Support For Clean Air Day

The University of Reading has become an official supporter of Clean Air Day, the UK’s largest campaign on air pollution, being celebrated today (16 June). Air pollution has been recognised by the World Health Organisation, as well as the UK government, as one of the biggest environmental health risks that people face. Every year, air […]

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Reading’s Hidden Histories Come To Life With New Audio Trails

Reading’s Hidden Histories Come To Life With New Audio Trails

TWO NEW audio trails launch on 21 June, offering to take listeners on an exciting journey of discovery into Reading’s past. Reading Borough Council’s High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) team is working in partnership with Sound UK to create two self-guided audio trails around the town centre’s heritage sites. Created by local artists Aundre […]

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Digital Parking Permit Pilot Trialled In Reading

Digital Parking Permit Pilot Trialled In Reading

A DIGITAL parking permit pilot is set to be trialled in Lower Caversham as part of a Council initiative to create a simpler, more flexible and more responsive service for local residents. Key to the Council pilot will be feedback from local residents who live in the trial area and, if successful, it could be […]

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Reading Cycle Hub Coming To Town

Reading Cycle Hub Coming To Town

AN EXCITING NEW cycle hub for Reading will boast enclosed bike parking and maintenance facilities under plans being progressed by Reading Council. The proposed town centre hub is designed to provide more secure and enclosed town centre cycle parking facilities for up to approximately 120 bicycles, with both experienced and novice cyclists in mind. There […]

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Your Chance To Name One Of Reading’s Food Waste Collection Trucks

Your Chance To Name One Of Reading’s Food Waste Collection Trucks

RESIDENTS are being given the chance to name Reading’s food waste collection trucks, with a fun competition launched today. Six Food Waste Collection Trucks Reading’s six dedicated food waste collection vehicles have been taking away the considerable amount of over 2kg of food waste on average per participating household each week since food waste recycling […]

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