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University reduces carbon emissions by 35% to save £17 million

University reduces carbon emissions by 35% to save £17 million

The University of Reading has cut its carbon emissions by 35%, producing a saving of £17 million over a five year period. The University has cut its annual carbon emissions from 44,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2008/09 to just over 28,500 tonnes per year. The total carbon saved over the five year period is 63,000 […]

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Ladybird Books artwork gallery to launch at Reading University

Ladybird Books artwork gallery to launch at Reading University

The first and only permanent exhibition of Ladybird Books artwork will be launched at the University of Reading, to coincide with the release of a new book penned by HRH The Prince of Wales. The gallery, located within the University’s newly-refurbished Museum of Rural English Life (MERL), contains more than 20,000 illustrations. It will include […]

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House of Commons Speaker ‘rehearses’ Trump comments with Reading students

House of Commons Speaker ‘rehearses’ Trump comments with Reading students

An audience at the University of Reading watched a ‘dress rehearsal’ of House of Commons Speaker the Rt Hon John Bercow MP’s comments on Donald Trump’s proposed address to Parliament. Three days before the Speaker expressed his opposition to the US President’s planned appearance during a point of order in the Commons on Monday (6 […]

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Grand Re-opening for Reading’s Much Loved Arts Centre

Grand Re-opening for Reading’s Much Loved Arts Centre

READING’S much loved arts centre, Reading South Street, is celebrating the end of its £800k major improvement work this February. The future of the arts centre was secured last year, thanks to a generous award of £500,000 from the Arts Council England and just over £300,000 from Reading Council. The arts centre, which has been […]

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Government Cuts Force Reading Council Tax Rises

Government Cuts Force Reading Council Tax Rises

READING Borough Council is recommending a 4.99% Council Tax increase for next year. It follows repeated and unprecedented cuts in Government funding at a time of huge increases in demand for vital Council services, particularly in social care. This week Surrey County Council agreed on a 15% Council Tax rise – in advance of a […]

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World-class art to hit the streets of Reading

World-class art to hit the streets of Reading

The first new project in the Reading International art festival is due to hit the streets of the town later this month. Artists Matt Copson and Alastair MacKinven have collaborated to create ‘Eggy and Seedy’, a mix of paintings, installation and performance that will run from 14 February to 13 May 2017. The eclectic, multi-format […]

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Reading University sees record number of postgraduate taught applications

Reading University sees record number of postgraduate taught applications

The University of Reading has had its third highest ever annual total of undergraduate applications, according to figures published today. The University had 20,185 applications for full-time undergraduate courses at the UCAS 15th January ‘on time’ deadline for entry in 2017, representing five applications per place across the 250 available courses. Overall, the University has […]

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Official Opening of Civitas Academy

Official Opening of Civitas Academy

PUPILS and staff at a new central Reading primary school will be celebrating its official opening next week (7th February) Guests will be invited to attend the opening ceremony at Civitas Academy, in Great Knollys Street, on 7th February. The 420-pupil school was built as part of Reading Borough Council’s £61 million expansion programme to […]

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Reading HIV Campaign Boosts Testing

Reading HIV Campaign Boosts Testing

A CAMPAIGN to boost HIV testing and awareness has yielded great results. During November 2016, local sexual health charity, Thames Valley Positive Support (TVPS), teamed up with Reading Borough Council and the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as part of a nationwide awareness week encouraging people to get tested for HIV. National HIV Testing Week […]

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Reading Tenants Recognised for their Work for Local Communities

Reading Tenants Recognised for their Work for Local Communities

Dedicated Reading council tenants were recognised for their contributions to their local communities at an awards ceremony. Reading Borough Council’s Housing Services hosted the Annual Tenant Award Ceremony at the Civic Offices to celebrate the time and energy tenants across the borough give towards improving their neighbourhoods and the work they do with housing staff […]