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Brain Benefits of Speaking Multiple Languages ?

Brain Benefits of Speaking Multiple Languages ?

Brain Benefits of Speaking Multiple Languages ? Speakers of multiple languages may have healthier brains as a result according to neuroscience research.   A team from the University of Reading have been looking at the brains of bilingual speakers and have found that both the structure of their grey and white matter and their performance […]

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Empty Shop In Reading Transformed Into Art Exhibition

Empty Shop In Reading Transformed Into Art Exhibition

Empty Shop In Reading An empty shop in Reading town centre has been transformed into an art exhibition that reflects the struggles facing both retailers and artists.  Inter-, by New York artist Patricia L. Boyd, is a new Reading International exhibition centred on a video that explores how the identity of shops are changing due […]

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Loddon Primary School In Earley Celebrates £3.8 Million Expansion

Loddon Primary School In Earley Celebrates £3.8 Million Expansion

Loddon Primary School In Earley Loddon Primary School in Earley is this week celebrating its recent expansion, from a two form to a three form entry,  thanks to a £3.8million investment from Wokingham Borough Council.   The work, which started in June 2016 and ended in December 2018, included three new classrooms created from the […]

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Toy Library Launch at Reading Central Library

Toy Library Launch at Reading Central Library

Toy Library Launch Little library users in Reading are in for a treat, with the official launch of the town’s toy library at its new central location.  Reading Library Service’s Toy Library, which was previously housed in Southcote, has now moved to Reading Central Library and is housed in a fun new castle themed enclosure. […]

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Works Started On TVP Park & Ride

Works Started On TVP Park & Ride

TVP Park & Ride Construction of the new Thames Valley Park (TVP) Park and Ride is due to start this week (28 January), which is designed to help reduce congestion and improve access to Reading along the A4 corridor.   With the A4 London Road as one of the main route for vehicles travelling to […]

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Last Call for Choirs to Enter Lets Sing 2019

Last Call for Choirs to Enter Lets Sing 2019

Lets Sing 2019 Local Choirs have just a few days left to submit their entries for the 2019 Mayor of Reading’s Let’s Sing competition.  The annual singing contest showcases local amateur choirs from the greater Reading area with the finalists given a chance to perform on the stage of The Hexagon theatre.     Choirs […]

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Abbey Memorial Plaques Protected For Future Generations

Abbey Memorial Plaques Protected For Future Generations

Abbey Memorial Plaques Two important stone memorial plaques in the Abbey Ruins have received extra protection this month to preserve them from adverse effects of the weather.  The listed memorial plaques, located in the Abbey’s Chapter House, celebrate the abbey’s first and last abbots, Hugh de Boves and Hugh of Faringdon.     The Council’s […]

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Plans For Modern Leisure and Swimming Facilities Announced

Plans For Modern Leisure and Swimming Facilities Announced

Modern Leisure and Swimming Facilities Reading Borough Council’s plans to provide new leisure and swimming facilities for residents moved a step closer this week.  The Council’s commitment to provide modern and much-improved facilities for swimmers, keep fit and sports enthusiasts in Reading – including the building of two modern new swimming pools – is now […]

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Arsenal Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez Has Joined ReadingFc

Arsenal Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez Has Joined ReadingFc

Emiliano Martinez Has Joined ReadingFc Reading Football Club can announce that Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez has joined the Royals on loan until the end of the 2018-19 season.  The Argentine stopper, 26, completed his medical this morning in time to join his new teammates in training at Hogwood Park.     Jose Gomes Manager José […]

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Nelson Oliveira Joins ReadingFC On Loan

Nelson Oliveira Joins ReadingFC On Loan

Nelson Oliveira Joins ReadingFC Reading Football Club can confirm that Norwich City striker Nélson Oliveira has completed loan paperwork that will see him represent the Royals until the end of the 2018-19 season.     The 27-year-old Barcelos-born forward will take shirt number 22 at Madejski Stadium and will train with his new teammates for […]