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57 Street Parties in Reading As Town Hosts Four-Day Jubilee Extravaganza

57 Street Parties in Reading As Town Hosts Four-Day Jubilee Extravaganza

READING is set to host a four-day extravaganza of events, parties and activities this June, in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including a record-breaking 57 community street parties. As well as the plethora of street parties organised by residents themselves after the Council waived its usual road closure fee, events on offer include a […]

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Climate Change Fashion Created At Reading University Wins Sustainability Award

Climate Change Fashion Created At Reading University Wins Sustainability Award

A range of clothing featuring a powerful climate change visualisation created at the University of Reading has won a national prize for sustainable fashion. The eco-friendly range of textiles produced by couture designer Tammam was based on the popular warming stripes graphic depicting rising global temperatures, created by Professor Ed Hawkins. The Tammam x University […]

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Climate Advisors For Schools

Climate Advisors For Schools

New scheme offering crash courses in climate change for teachers; helping schools, colleges and nurseries transition to net zero; and supporting them in making their buildings resilient to extreme weather. The Climate Ambassador Scheme, launched on Thursday 21 April, will provide schools and colleges around the UK with access to leading experts working on climate. […]

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Ukrainian Refugee Scholarships Launched At Reading University

Ukrainian Refugee Scholarships Launched At Reading University

Ukrainian refugee students will be offered full scholarships to study at the University of Reading, as part of the University’s response to the Russian invasion. Ten new scholarships specifically for Ukrainian students starting courses this academic year, 2022/23, are available through the University’s existing Sanctuary Scholarships Scheme, which was introduced for sanctuary seekers (people with […]

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Reading Council Commits Nearly £1million Additional Funding For More Carbon Reduction Measures

Reading Council Commits Nearly £1million Additional Funding For More Carbon Reduction Measures

READING BOROUGH COUNCIL has committed a further £976,248 for additional carbon reduction measures on its brand new leisure facilities at Rivermead and Palmer Park, as it works towards a net-zero carbon target by 2030. The new investment sits alongside the Council’s existing £40m investment in modern leisure facilities for the town, including delivering brand new […]

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University of Reading Agriculture Department Ranked Among Global Elite – 2022 Subject Rankings

University of Reading Agriculture Department Ranked Among Global Elite – 2022 Subject Rankings

Agriculture at the University of Reading has once again been ranked among the global elite, topping UK institutions in this field in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022. Reading moved up one place to be ranked 11th globally, maintaining its first-place position among UK institutions ranked for Agriculture & Forestry, a classification that […]

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Cleaner Air For Reading Schools

Cleaner Air For Reading Schools

Researchers at the University of Reading are helping to equip children, parents and teachers with tools and skills to identify toxic air pollution and choose safer routes to school. According to a 2021 government report, more than 3.1 million children across the UK are exposed to harmful levels of air pollution during their school day, […]

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Reading Bus Passengers to Benefit From £26 Million Investment In Services

Reading Bus Passengers to Benefit From £26 Million Investment In Services

BUS passengers will benefit from even better travelling experience after the Council was provisionally awarded more than £26 million worth of funding to invest in Reading’s bus services. Reading Borough Council was one of 31 local authorities across the country to successfully bid for Department for Transport funding to develop and deliver its Bus Service […]

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Shinfield Studios Phase Two Under Way

Shinfield Studios Phase Two Under Way

Shinfield Studios Joint Managing Directors, Nick Smith, and Ian Johnson and, Head of Studio Operations, Dean Horne were last week joined by Councillor John Halsall, Councillor Jim Frewin, Councillor Barrie Patman and Councillor Jackie Rance; together with Paul Inman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), Reading University and the team from Curo Construction to mark the second phase of […]

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Berkshire Freemasons Gives Grant To Parenting Special Children Charity

Berkshire Freemasons Gives Grant To Parenting Special Children Charity

Berkshire Freemasons have made an unrestricted grant of £15,000 over three years to Berkshire charity, Parenting Special Children (PSC). Tess Eagles, partnerships manager at PSC, began her role with the charity two years ago and has first-hand experience of the type of work it carries out: “I’m a mum to a now grown-up son with […]