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Reading Council Pledges to go Plastic Free

Reading Council Pledges to go Plastic Free

Reading last night pledged to go ‘plastic free’ and eliminate single use plastics from use within the Council. The move follows a motion by Councillor Rachel Eden which was unanimously approved by fellow Councillors at a Full Council meeting yesterday (June 25th). By agreeing the motion Reading Borough Council has committed to ensuring that – […]

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ReadingFC Renews It Commitment To “The Reading Way”

ReadingFC Renews It Commitment To “The Reading Way”

What is The Reading Way? It is a renewed, rejuvenated commitment to our core values – what this club stands for, what we represent, what we aspire to, our identity. Community, Friendship, Ambition and Commitment. “That identity has to glow in everything we do, every supporter we engage with, every connection we make with our […]

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Reading Student Designers Get Real Job Experience Through University Scheme

Reading Student Designers Get Real Job Experience Through University Scheme

An initiative that allows Graphic Design students at the University of Reading to take on real jobs for clients is celebrating 50 years. Real Jobs, run by the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, gives undergraduates the opportunity to produce work for real businesses, charities and other organisations. For the students, working with clients is […]

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Reading Council Planning for a Zero Carbon Reading

Reading Council Planning for a Zero Carbon Reading

Reading’s pledge to work towards a carbon neutral town by 2030 will be embedded across every area of the Council’s work in the coming weeks. Earlier this year Reading Borough Council joined other local authorities nationwide in declaring a climate change emergency,  pledging to work with partners towards a carbon neutral Reading by 2030. To […]

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Reading Named As Top 5 UK City For Business

Reading Named As Top 5 UK City For Business

Reading has been ranked as the fifth best city for business by Management Today (24 June 2019). Manchester won the coveted top spot in the inaugural “21 Best Towns and Cities in Britain for Business”, which rates major urban centres, excluding London, on their appeal as places to run and grow talent-hungry, knowledge-based companies.  Reading […]

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Reading Cultural Awards 2019 Winners Announced

Reading Cultural Awards 2019 Winners Announced

The winners of the Reading Cultural Awards 2019 were announced last night (24 June) by Reading UK in front of over 250 guests at a glittering awards ceremony at the Hilton Reading. From over 350 nominations, the judges whittled the entries down to three finalists in each of the 12 categories before announcing the winners. […]

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Winning Design for New Outdoor Gym in Coley Announced

Winning Design for New Outdoor Gym in Coley Announced

Reading Council today announced the winning design for the new outdoor gym in Coley. A consultation, launched on 4th June, put the choice of five designs to the public vote. Letters were written to residents living near Coley Recreation Ground, the shortlisted designs were on display at St Mary and All Saints Primary School and […]

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New Vehicle Restrictions on Kings Road Bus Lane From 1st July

New Vehicle Restrictions on Kings Road Bus Lane From 1st July

New vehicle restrictions and enforcement of one of Reading’s most important bus lanes come into effect from Monday July 1st. The inbound (westbound) Kings Road bus lane,  running between Cemetery Junction and its junction with Eldon Rd/Orts Road, is a key public transport route in Reading. It helps to speed up journey times for the […]

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Reading University Lecturer Wins Top Psychology Teaching Award

Reading University Lecturer Wins Top Psychology Teaching Award

A lecturer from the University of Reading has been named as the Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year. Dr Alana James, who is the school director of teaching and learning for student experience and the school director of academic tutoring, was presented with the award on Wednesday 5 June during the annual conference of […]

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Reading Takeaway Fined Over £12K for Poor Food Safety and Hygiene

Reading Takeaway Fined Over £12K for Poor Food Safety and Hygiene

Reading Council has successfully prosecuted a Reading takeaway following serious food safety offences, including evidence of fresh rat droppings on food preparation work surfaces. Hot Stuff (Reading) Ltd, based along the Oxford Road in west Reading was investigated by Council officers following customer complaints. The business was closed down on 2nd October 2017 due to […]