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2024 Reading Half Marathon

2024 Reading Half Marathon

THOUSANDS of runners will be pounding the streets of Reading once again on Sunday 14 April as the Reading Half returns to town. Elite athletes will be rubbing shoulders with amateur runners, and everyone in between, as participants again embark on the 13-mile course which culminates in a sprint finish at the Select Car Leasing […]

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Saturn’s Northern Lights To Be Probed By Reading Astronomer

Saturn’s Northern Lights To Be Probed By Reading Astronomer

A University of Reading astronomer will use the most powerful telescope ever created to work out what is causing Saturn’s very own northern lights.   Dr James O’Donoghue and a research team led by the University of Leicester have been awarded observation time with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) by the Space Telescope Science Institute […]

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New Reading West Station Building Opens

New Reading West Station Building Opens

A modern new station building will open at Reading West Railway Station on Tuesday 19 March. The transformation of the station in Oxford Road includes new ticket gates, new lighting and CCTV cameras to significantly improve safety and security of the local community and travelling public. Reading Borough Council has worked with Network Rail and […]

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Accessible Cook Book Launched With Reading University Grant

Accessible Cook Book Launched With Reading University Grant

Funding from the University of Reading has helped launch an accessible recipe book designed to help people with learning disabilities improve their cooking skills and learn more about healthy eating. The Maymessy cook book has been put together by Style Acre, an organisation that supports people with learning disabilities and autism throughout Oxfordshire, and Maymessy, […]

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Reading EV Charging Infrastructure Receives Funding For Up To 2700 Charging Points

Reading EV Charging Infrastructure Receives Funding For Up To 2700 Charging Points

Thousands of on-street electric vehicle charging points will be installed across Reading after the Council secured £866,000 funding. The money will also pay for up to 150 pavement gullies to allow cables to safely cross footpaths to enable on-street vehicle charging from homes. The programme aims to remove a significant barrier to people choosing electric […]

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Outdoor Chess Tables Have Been Installed In Two Reading Parks

Outdoor Chess Tables Have Been Installed In Two Reading Parks

Outdoor chess tables have been installed at Prospect Park and Palmer Park, made possible with Levelling Up and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Funding. he two-seater concrete benches and tables feature a durable and sturdy chess boards which will further improve existing green space facilities at both parks, encouraging residents to come together to meet, learn and […]

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Peach Trees On Climate Watchlist – Public Help Required

Peach Trees On Climate Watchlist – Public Help Required

The UK’s largest ever fruit tree monitoring project will include the observation of peach and apricot tree flowering dates for the first time.   Rising temperatures caused by global warming mean peaches and apricots in the UK are more suitable than ever for the UK’s climate ensuring that enough data can be recorded to observe when […]

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South Reading Bus Rapid Transit Scheme – Next Phase Started

South Reading Bus Rapid Transit Scheme – Next Phase Started

Works to further improve journey times for buses serving south Reading and the Mereoak Park and Ride are due to get under way next week. The fifth phase of the South Reading Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) scheme on the A33 Relief Road will create further bus lanes, additional bus stops and a new pedestrian and […]

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Reading Electric Vehicle Charging and Improvements To Air Quality – New Plans

Reading Electric Vehicle Charging and Improvements To Air Quality – New Plans

PLANS to create a comprehensive charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and improve air quality in Reading are due to be discussed this week. Members of the Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport (SEPT) committee will be asked to adopt both the Council’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) strategy and Air Quality Action Plan at a meeting […]

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Reading Walks Festival 2024 Programme Announced

Reading Walks Festival 2024 Programme Announced

REDA, Reading’s Economy and Destination Agency, has announced the programme for the Reading Walks Festival 2024. Following on from last year’s successful inaugural festival, the 2024 festival will see almost 50 guided walks take place across nine days in May. Each walk in the Reading Walks Festival is led by a local volunteer and is […]