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MND Team Smash Thames Pedalo Guiness World Record

MND Team Smash Thames Pedalo Guiness World Record

The Challenging MND Team which set off on Wednesday 26th August from Lechlade has totally smashed the previous Guinness World Record to travel the length of the Thames (128 miles) in a pedalo.* The team made it to Teddington Lock in driving rain at 10:19pm on Friday in just 2 days, 15 hours and 2 […]

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The Museum of English Rural Life to reopen on 8th September

The Museum of English Rural Life to reopen on 8th September

After almost six months of closure, The Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL) will reopen its doors and welcome back visitors on Tuesday 8th September 2020.  Visitors will be able to return to The MERL galleries, the popular shop and café, beautiful urban garden, and reading room. A range of new measures have been introduced to ensure a safe and welcoming- environment for all. Just in time to celebrate Heritage Open Days, The […]

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Reading Ranked Among World’s Top Non-Capital Cities

Reading Ranked Among World’s Top Non-Capital Cities

Reading has been ranked 13th in a major international ranking of non-capital cities around the world. San Francisco, Montreal and Houston fill the three top spots of the FDI Tier 2 Cities of the Future ranking, published on 18 August 2020. The report recognises second cities and other major non-capital civic jurisdictions that excel in […]

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Guinness World Record Attempt To Pass Reading On 26th August

Guinness World Record Attempt To Pass Reading On 26th August

On Wednesday 26th August, a team of four representing Challenging MND, will begin their attempt to break a Guinness World Record to travel the length of the Thames (128 miles) in a pedalo in the fastest time ever.   With team captain Alex Gibson, diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2018 at the helm, Alun […]

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New Bulmershe Leisure Centre Opens

New Bulmershe Leisure Centre Opens

Splash into action at the new bulmershe leisure centre The multi-million pound Bulmershe Leisure Centre in Woodley has officially opened its doors today (17 August) welcoming guests, members and VIPs from across the borough. Places Leisure It replaces the former 1970s centre on the same Woodlands Avenue site, knocked down in summer 2018. Our partner, […]

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New TV Studio Plan For University of Reading

New TV Studio Plan For University of Reading

Plans for a global creative media and film hub in Reading have been given a further boost as the University of Reading has made a new proposal for a purpose-built TV studio.   The new TV studio would be developed at Cine Valley on the Thames Valley Science Park site near Shinfield.  The University of Reading […]

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Hottest Night in 25 years Recorded in Reading

Hottest Night in 25 years Recorded in Reading

The hottest night since 1995 was recorded on Tuesday night in Reading – only its third ‘tropical night’ (20°C+) in more than a century. With daytime temperatures soaring above across large parts of the UK, data from the University of Reading’s Atmospheric Observatory showed that the overnight temperature did not drop below 20°C for the […]

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Addington School Expansion Nears Completion

Addington School Expansion Nears Completion

Construction work on the £4.4million single-storey block at Addington School in Woodley is almost complete. Fit out of the building is now entering the final stages, meaning the Ofsted-rated outstanding school will increase its capacity by about 50 students from September. SEND More young people will access the best SEND education possible in Wokingham borough […]

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Riverside Park in Earley, Receives Upgrades

Riverside Park in Earley, Receives Upgrades

Access to a riverside beauty spot in Earley has been made even easier for cyclists and pedestrians. Wokingham Borough Council has completed the construction of a new footpath from Wokingham Road and Reading Road, near the George Pub and the Harley Davidson garage, to the green space next to the River Loddon. The changes improve […]

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Reading Playgrounds Set to Open from Saturday 4 July

Reading Playgrounds Set to Open from Saturday 4 July

PLAYGROUNDS and outdoor gyms across Reading are set to reopen from Saturday 4 July. Reading Council has been working hard on plans to reopen all of its play areas as quickly as possible, in anticipation of the government’s decision to allow the reopening of these sites to the public. With an eye to safety as […]

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