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Regional Outdoor Activity and Education Centre to Open in Reading

Regional Outdoor Activity and Education Centre to Open in Reading

READING will be home to a major regional outdoor activity and education centre under exciting plans being brought forward by the Council for the former Leaderboard site at Rivermead. Positioned on the banks of the Thames, the centre will feature a high ropes adventure facility, archery, mini golf and laser clay pigeon shooting. A natural […]

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Successful Reading Taxi Spot Check Operation

Successful Reading Taxi Spot Check Operation

RESIDENTS can rest assured when they grab a cab this Christmas, following a mid-December taxi spot check operation in Reading town centre. On 19th and 20th December, Reading Borough Council’s licensing team worked alongside Thames Valley Police officers, spot checking the licence and insurance documents of taxis and private hire drivers, along with the mechanical […]

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First Section of New A33 Bus Lane Opens

First Section of New A33 Bus Lane Opens

THE first stretch of the Council’s A33 bus lane is complete and opened to buses for the first time today (20th Dec). Gas-powered Greenwave buses – operated by Reading Buses – are now using the first completed section of the new bus lane which the Council is building southbound along the A33, running to Junction 11 […]

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Bins, Recycling and Christmas Trees Collection Days & Council Service Changes Over Christmas

Bins, Recycling and Christmas Trees Collection Days & Council Service Changes Over Christmas

Bins, Recycling and Christmas Trees Collection Days & Council Service Changes Over Christmas As usual, bin collection days will change over the Christmas and New Year period. People can check their collection calendar or visit www.reading.gov.uk/bindates. On the first collection after Christmas people can leave out an extra bag of rubbish next to their grey […]

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Invitation to the Civic Carol Service

Invitation to the Civic Carol Service

READING Minster will throw open its doors for the Civic Carol Service on Thursday (15th December). Members of the public are invited to join the service which will include a selection of favourite carols and lessons read by special guests. The Civic Service is a highlight of the town’s festive season and will once again […]

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University of Reading anoints new Chancellor

University of Reading anoints new Chancellor

The Rt Hon. The Lord Waldegrave of North Hill PC – William Waldegrave – was anointed as the University of Reading’s new Chancellor at a ceremony today (Friday 9 December). Lord Waldegrave becomes Reading’s eighth Chancellor, succeeding Sir John Madejski who continues as an ambassador to the University as Chancellor Emeritus. Sir John Madejski, who […]

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Recycling Mascot Competition Winner Selected

Recycling Mascot Competition Winner Selected

A PUPIL from Micklands Primary School has been named the winner of a competition to design a mascot to promote recycling in the borough. Nine primary schools took part in the project and the council received 283 individual entries from pupils. Seven-year-old Tom Barrs took first place and wins tickets to The Hexagon pantomime Snow […]

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Reading University wins lead role in £340m EU food innovation project

Reading University wins lead role in £340m EU food innovation project

Scheme aims to transform food sector in Europe It aims to halve food waste and improve diets in Europe by 2030 UK companies and universities of Reading, Cambridge & Queen’s Belfast to play major role British companies and universities have won access to a £340 million EU Innovation programme to change the way we eat, […]

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Adopt-a-Street Community Project Picks up £10,000 Grant

Adopt-a-Street Community Project Picks up £10,000 Grant

A NEW community clean up scheme has scooped £10,000 from an initiative run by Tesco supermarket. The Adopt-a-Street programme aims to encourage residents and community groups to improve and maintain the appearance of their neighbourhoods, with the support of Reading Borough Council. The council put forward the scheme for the Tesco Bags of Help initiative […]

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University of Reading releases its 2015/16 financial statements

University of Reading releases its 2015/16 financial statements

The University of Reading has published its financial statements for 2015/16. The headlines are as follows: • Total income £344.8m (up from £288.5m in 2015) • Total expenditure £288.8m (down from £293.3m in 2015) • A total surplus of £65.3m was recorded (up from £5m in 2015). The main driver of this improvement was £71.7m […]

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