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Employers Urged To Plan For Long Covid

Employers Urged To Plan For Long Covid

Doctors are urging employers to plan for the effects of Long COVID now as cases continue to grow. Without planning how to manage the condition in advance, employers risk being left with big staffing problems. “The Medical profession knows about post viral syndromes, but the potential scale and complexity of Long COVID is presenting new […]

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Berkshire Community Foundation Announces New Collaboration With Sanofi

Berkshire Community Foundation Announces New Collaboration With Sanofi

Berkshire Community Foundation is delighted to kick off the new year with a contribution received from the  global healthcare leader, Sanofi. Headquartered in the UK at Thames Valley Park, the pharmaceutical company has started the collaboration with a donation of £10,000 to support health and wellbeing in Reading. The majority of the donation will be […]

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Friends Complete January Challenge For Sue Ryder Hospice in Reading

Friends Complete January Challenge For Sue Ryder  Hospice in Reading

A group of friends from Wokingham and Bracknell battled the rain, snow and ice in January to cover 200 miles for a local hospice. In Aid Of Sue Ryder Hospice Reading Anne Marie Jackson, Anuszka Ransley, Geraldine Ward and Sheilagh Lord pulled on their trainers and each ran or walked 50 miles during the month, […]

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Microsoft Campus Will Be Home To Wokingham Borough Council’s Second Rapid Testing Centre

Microsoft Campus Will Be Home To Wokingham Borough Council’s Second Rapid Testing Centre

Thames Valley Park will be home to Wokingham Borough Council’s second rapid testing centre from this week; enabling even more keyworkers to access regular lateral flow tests. This follows the successful launch of rapid testing at the council’s Shute End office, which has had nearly 900 bookings in the last three weeks, and a further […]

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Aircraft Could Cut Emissions By Better Surfing The Wind According To Scientists At Reading University

Aircraft Could Cut Emissions By Better Surfing The Wind According To Scientists At Reading University

Airlines could save fuel and reduce emissions on transatlantic flights by hitching a better ride on the jet stream, new research has shown. Scientists at the University of Reading have found that commercial flights between New York and London last winter could have used up to 16% less fuel if they had made better use […]

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TV Studio At Thames Valley Science Park Plans Submitted

TV Studio At Thames Valley Science Park Plans Submitted

Plans for a new purpose-built TV studio located at the Thames Valley Science Park in Shinfield have been submitted to Wokingham Borough Council.  The proposal, submitted by the University of Reading, aligns with the University’s future concept for the Science and Innovation Park, forming part of a new ‘Cine Valley’. In December 2020, the University […]

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Winnersh Triangle Park & Ride Construction Begins

Winnersh Triangle Park & Ride Construction Begins

Construction of a new park and ride, and expansion of another in Wokingham borough are set to begin, with nearly £10million being invested in the facilities. Work is to start on the new Coppid Beech Park and Ride in Wokingham and adding an additional decked floor to the Winnersh Triangle Park and Ride will start […]

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Reading University Award For Architecture Project

Reading University Award For Architecture Project

An innovative project that pinpointed what residents of a Reading neighbourhood value most about where they live has won an architectural award. Architects at the University of Reading surveyed residents of the Orts Road Estate and Newtown in east Reading in 2019 to help produce a report mapping its landmarks and assets that provided social […]

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Reading Economy One Of The Least Impacted By COVID And Best Placed To Recover

Reading Economy One Of The Least Impacted By COVID And Best Placed To Recover

A new report by PWC/Demos, Good Growth for Cities 2021 (published 20 January 2021), highlights the factors that have provided some degree of resilience in Reading to the worst economic impacts of the global pandemic and assesses Reading as well placed to recover more quickly than many other UK cities. The Report Ranks Reading 2nd […]

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Reading Abbey 900th Video Produced To Coincide With Anniversary In 2021

Reading Abbey 900th Video Produced To Coincide With Anniversary In 2021

Reading UK has produced a new introductory film to Reading Abbey Quarter to coincide with Reading Abbey’s 900th anniversary in 2021. Reading Abbey 900 has been produced to raise awareness of the Abbey as one of England’s outstanding medieval gems and to encourage visits to Reading later in the year, once the current COVID situation […]