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Reading Easter Activities

YOUNG and old can look forward to a bumper treat over the two-week Easter break, with plenty of exciting creative activities on offer across Reading. There are lots of things to do at Reading Museum, with ‘Eggy Bingo’ and ‘Berty the Badger’ trails on offer. Suitable for all ages, book online at www.readingmuseum.org.uk/holiday-fun-reading-museum The museum also […]

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Heatwave Definition Change – Reading University Comment

Heatwave Definition Change – Reading University Comment

On the news that the Met Office has raised the temperature threshold to define a heatwave in parts of the UK, including Berkshire – https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/weather-and-climate/2022/heatwave-threshold-changes  Heatwave Definition Change Professor Hannah Cloke, a natural hazards researcher at the University of Reading, said:“The Met Office recalibration of the official heatwave definition for the UK shows how simple it […]

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Woodland Trust Free Tree Pack Opens

Woodland Trust Free Tree Pack Opens

The Woodland Trust is re-opening its ever-popular free tree packs scheme on the back of a record-breaking spring giveaway which saw more than 42,000 saplings delivered across the south of England. A total of 495 schools and community groups in Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire took delivery of their trees from the […]

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Woodley Library Going Carbon Net Zero

Woodley Library Going Carbon Net Zero

Woodley’s local library continues to show its green credentials as it becomes the first carbon net zero library building in the borough, and one of only a handful across the UK.  To reach this net zero level, Wokingham Borough Council has worked hard to reduce the amount of energy required to run the building and […]

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Rescued Victorian Rainfall Data Smashes Former Records – University of Reading

Rescued Victorian Rainfall Data Smashes Former Records – University of Reading

Record-breaking Victorian weather has been revealed after millions of archived rainfall records dating back nearly 200 years were rescued by thousands of volunteers during the first Covid-19 lockdown. The Rainfall Rescue project was launched by the University of Reading in March 2020 and offered members of the public a way of distracting themselves from the […]

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Bath Road/Castle Hill Cycling Scheme Receives Funding

Bath Road/Castle Hill Cycling Scheme Receives Funding

READING Borough Council has welcomed the news that it has been awarded full funding for a new cycle scheme along the Bath Road and Castle Hill in West Reading. The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed that Reading will receive 100% of its funding, a total of £1,300,000, as part of the national Active Travel […]

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Mobile Phone Use Whilst Driving – Thames Valley Police Warning

Mobile Phone Use Whilst Driving – Thames Valley Police Warning

“The consequences of using a mobile phone while at the wheel can be catastrophic.” That is the message from Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police’s joint operations Roads Policing Unit as new law changes come into effect from today (March 25). The change sees the law expanded and mean you can receive an immediate fine […]

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Reading French Market Returns For Easter 2022

Reading French Market Returns For Easter 2022

Bon appetit!  A taste of France comes to Reading this Easter A taste of France comes to Reading this Easter with a two-day French market taking over Broad Street on Good Friday 15 April and Easter Saturday 16 April. Shoppers in Reading town centre will be able to savour a range of sweet and savoury […]

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Whiteknights Campus Nature Trail Opens To All

Whiteknights Campus Nature Trail Opens To All

Staff, students and visitors to the University of Reading can now learn more about wildlife on campus thanks to a new self-guided nature trail. The nature trail is marked by a series of signs around some of the notable habitats on the Whiteknights campus. Each sign has a unique QR code which directs the walker […]

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Reading Half Marathon 2022 Details

Reading Half Marathon 2022 Details

THE STREETS of Reading will once again be taken over by thousands of runners when the Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon returns on Sunday 3 April. Participants taking on the 13-mile course range from elite athletes to enthusiastic amateur runners. Approximately 12,000 people are expected to take part in the half-marathon which starts and finished […]