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England Lockdown 2 – Covering the whole of Reading

See main Government website for full details of the lockdown which will effect the town.

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Reading Town – University Research To Help Inform Future Vision Of Reading

Reading Town – University Research To Help Inform Future Vision Of Reading

Research from University of Reading academics will play a key part in developing the future vision of Reading town. Ahead of Reading Climate Festival next week, the University is publishing ‘Reading 2050: a smart and sustainable city?’. This collection of articles is based on the ‘Reading 2050 lecture series’, which was hosted by the University’s […]

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New Addington Sixth Form School Building Opens

New Addington Sixth Form School Building Opens

The £4.4million new Addington School building has been officially opened. Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Malcolm Richards and executive member for children’s services Cllr UllaKarin Clark cut the ribbon with headteacher Sara Attra at the school to declare the building officially open, with the expansion allowing 50 more pupils to attend the Ofsted-rated outstanding school in […]

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Merl Gets Financial Boost

Merl Gets Financial Boost

The Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL) has been awarded £74,248 by the Government to continue its popular online engagement activities, reaffirming its contribution to Reading’s arts and culture scene. The MERL is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving a share of £257 million of investment, as part of […]

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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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