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Reading Electric Taxi Scheme – Test Drive Extension

Reading Electric Taxi Scheme – Test Drive Extension

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) Slough has announced an extension of its 48-hour test drive scheme in Reading due to unprecedented demand. Since the launch of the test drive scheme in November 2019, all available test drive slots have been booked. Reading Electric Taxi Test Drive For drivers who are interested in test driving the […]

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Only 1 in 5 Pre-Schoolers Eat Enough Veg

Only 1 in 5 Pre-Schoolers Eat Enough Veg

Pre-school children could be helped to eat more vegetables with new online resources for nurseries and schools across Europe. The EIT Food Schools Network project is developing a set of resources and support for schools to address the issue that fewer than one in five children are getting enough fruit and vegetables. Dr Alan Parry […]

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Reading Roads Will Benefit From £9 Million Investment In repairs

Reading Roads Will Benefit From £9 Million Investment In repairs

Reading Council will embark on the Borough’s biggest ever road repair programme as part of a new £9 million investment package being proposed. Over the next three years, every resident and road user in Reading will benefit from newly laid local road surfaces, newly laid pavements and footpaths and a purge on potholes,  which is being […]

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Shinfield And Spencers Wood Bus Service Improvements

Shinfield And Spencers Wood Bus Service Improvements

Residents in Shinfield and Spencers Wood will be given better travel links into Reading thanks to an expanded bus service for the villages supported by Wokingham Borough Council. An enhanced Leopard service, run in conjunction with Reading Buses, will mean even more residents will be able to take public transport to travel into town, freeing […]

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Two Apples A Day Keeps Cholesterol At Bay

Two Apples A Day Keeps Cholesterol At Bay

Eating two apples a day has been shown to help keep cholesterol down and fight heart disease risk according to new research. In a paper published today (Monday 16 December) in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition [available at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yuzdeik7m67pzzy/nqz282.pdf?dl=0 during embargo; https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqz282 once embargo lifts], a team of scientists led by the University of Reading in collaboration […]

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Caversham Library To Close In January For Essential Maintenance

Caversham Library To Close In January For Essential Maintenance

Caversham Library will temporarily close for just over two weeks in January for essential maintenance work between Monday 13th and Wednesday 29th January 2019. The work will cover improvements to the library’s energy efficiency, alongside upgrades to heating systems, wiring and electrics. The nature of the works necessitates the closure of the building , during […]

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Let’s Sing 2020 – Reading Choirs Invited

Let’s Sing 2020 – Reading Choirs Invited

Choirs from across Reading are invited to send their entries in for the Mayor’s annual singing competition. Let’s Sing 2020 is a showcase for local amateur choirs, with the final taking place at the Hexagon theatre on Tuesday 25th February. The contest is divided into the three categories of Junior Choirs (under 12s), Youth Choirs […]

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Reading Flood Expert Receives OBE From HRH Prince Charles

Reading Flood Expert Receives OBE From HRH Prince Charles

One of the UK’s leading experts in flooding received an OBE from His Royal Highness, Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 5 December. Professor Hannah Cloke, professor of hydrology at the University of Reading, was invested as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) during the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her […]

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Probiotics And Prebiotics Work Differently In Girls And Boys

Probiotics And Prebiotics Work Differently In Girls And Boys

Baby boy’s and girl’s immune systems respond differently to prebiotics and probiotics, according to new research. The paper published in Frontiers in Immunology [full paper available at https://www.dropbox.com/s/rveh4jopdd6qo8x/fimmu-10-02705.pdf?dl=0] today (9 December 2019) suggests that differences in male and female immunity begin much earlier than previously thought. The team from the Universities of Reading and Bristol found […]

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Palmer Park Wildlife Corridor – Council To Support New Planting

Palmer Park Wildlife Corridor – Council To Support New Planting

Reading Council Pleased to Support Planting of New Wildlife Corridor at Palmer Park. Community volunteers will come together to plant hundreds of new saplings in Palmer Park this week. On Wednesday 18th and Saturday 21st December, volunteers will plant 800 new whips on land behind Palmer Park Stadium to restore the area’s wildlife corridor. The […]