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Reading University wins lead role in £340m EU food innovation project

Reading University wins lead role in £340m EU food innovation project

Scheme aims to transform food sector in Europe It aims to halve food waste and improve diets in Europe by 2030 UK companies and universities of Reading, Cambridge & Queen’s Belfast to play major role British companies and universities have won access to a £340 million EU Innovation programme to change the way we eat, […]

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Adopt-a-Street Community Project Picks up £10,000 Grant

Adopt-a-Street Community Project Picks up £10,000 Grant

A NEW community clean up scheme has scooped £10,000 from an initiative run by Tesco supermarket. The Adopt-a-Street programme aims to encourage residents and community groups to improve and maintain the appearance of their neighbourhoods, with the support of Reading Borough Council. The council put forward the scheme for the Tesco Bags of Help initiative […]

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University of Reading releases its 2015/16 financial statements

University of Reading releases its 2015/16 financial statements

The University of Reading has published its financial statements for 2015/16. The headlines are as follows: • Total income £344.8m (up from £288.5m in 2015) • Total expenditure £288.8m (down from £293.3m in 2015) • A total surplus of £65.3m was recorded (up from £5m in 2015). The main driver of this improvement was £71.7m […]

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Delay to Whiteknights Reservoir Improvement Scheme

Delay to Whiteknights Reservoir Improvement Scheme

A SCHEME to carry out major improvement work to Whiteknights Reservoir has been delayed by two-and-a-half months. The revised completion date is now March next year due to a number of technical issues experienced by the contractor working on behalf of the Council. These include difficulties with sourcing specialist materials to comply with the strict environmental […]

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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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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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