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Mayor’s Charity Christmas Cards Now on Sale

Mayor’s Charity Christmas Cards Now on Sale

THE MAYOR’S Charity Christmas Cards are now on sale at locations throughout the town. The cards come in two designs, one created by children and staff of Dingley’s Promise and the other by Readibus, two of the Mayor’s chosen charities. The cards are available at The Hexagon, The Town Hall, Cards for Good Causes in […]

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New research on teenage depression treatment shows one size doesn’t fit all

New research on teenage depression treatment shows one size doesn’t fit all

Broadening the choice of treatments for depression offered by mental health trusts could result in huge long-term benefits, The Charlie Waller Institute has said following the largest ever study of teenagers with the condition. The research, published in Lancet Psychiatry today, shows that more than two-thirds of adolescents with depression could benefit if GPs were […]

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Festive Fun at Reading Museum – Christmas themed workshops and activities galore

Festive Fun at Reading Museum – Christmas themed workshops and activities galore

FAMILIES are in for festive fun at Reading Museum this December, with Christmas themed workshops and activities galore. Back by popular demand on Saturday 3rd and Saturday 10th December, children can become LEGO® VIPs at Build a Bauble workshops, run by internationally acclaimed brick expert Kevin Hall. During these brilliant building sessions, Kevin will help […]

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Reading’s Teacher Training Partnership ‘good’ with ‘outstanding elements’, says Ofsted

Reading’s Teacher Training Partnership ‘good’ with ‘outstanding elements’, says Ofsted

Ofsted has praised the University of Reading’s Initial Teacher Training Partnership for being “good” with some outstanding elements. In recognition of the quality of its training, Reading’s Institute of Education (IoE) is one of only 25 providers that have been given quotas from the government to train teachers for three years while other providers only […]

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The Maples Wellbeing Centre Opens in a New Home

The Maples Wellbeing Centre Opens in a New Home

THE MAPLES is on the move with the new centre location opening its doors to members on Monday 5th December. The Council’s Wellbeing Day Care Centre, which will now be based at Rivermead Leisure Centre, will serve people with a range of needs and provide a much needed improvement to specialised day services for frail […]

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Bulmershe Leisure Centre To Be Demolished

Bulmershe Leisure Centre To Be Demolished

Last Thursday Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive decided the future of Bulmershe Leisure Centre in Woodley.   It was agreed, subject to budget agreements to be decided early next year, that Bulmershe Leisure Centre be demolished (subject to a successful planning application) and replaced with a new leisure facility containing a sports hall, six-lane swimming […]

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Further Health Budget Cuts Force Reduction in Public Health Services

Further Health Budget Cuts Force Reduction in Public Health Services

A NUMBER of Reading’s early intervention, preventative and support services are facing cuts next year. A budget cut of 2.5% (£253k) in Government funding for 2017/18 will have a far reaching impact on the range of health related services the Council is able to deliver. This cut is on top of savings of over £639k […]

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Winter Watch Will Help Residents Keep Warm

Winter Watch Will Help Residents Keep Warm

A SCHEME that helps vulnerable Reading residents keep warm through the winter is under way again as the weather starts to get colder. This year’s Winter Watch will run from November 2016 to the end of March 2017. Since it was launched in Reading five years ago, Winter Watch has provided practical support and information […]

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Food Store and Butchers Shop Closed Down Due to Major Rat and Cockroach Infestation

Food Store and Butchers Shop Closed Down Due to Major Rat and Cockroach Infestation

MAGISTRATES have confirmed Reading Borough Council’s decision to close Reading Quality Foods after a major rat and cockroach infestation. Reading Quality Foods and Al-Muzammil Halal Meat (based within Reading Quality Foods), 73-75 Northumberland Avenue, were closed by the Council’s food and safety team on 7th November, using a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice. Reading Magistrates confirmed […]

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Local Reading Engineers launch a new keypad HAT for the Raspberry Pi on Kickstarter

Local Reading Engineers launch a new keypad HAT for the Raspberry Pi on Kickstarter

A new keypad HAT for the Raspberry Pi launches on Kickstarter, 14th November 2016 Raspberry Pi has now sold over 10 million of their tiny computers worldwide, to educators, students and programming enthusiasts alike! Consequently, the products are now some of the most sought-after in terms of educating and helping people to get involved in […]

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