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Reading Remembers the Forbury Four Years On

Reading Remembers the Forbury Four Years On

READING comes together once again next Thursday (June 20) to remember those innocent victims who sadly lost their lives and were injured in the Forbury Gardens attacks on 20 June 2020. Four years on, the town will remember James Furlong, Joe Ritchie-Bennett and David Wails in a show of solidarity and support for their families […]

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Reading May Bank Holiday Waste Collection Changes

Reading May Bank Holiday Waste Collection Changes

With three Bank Holidays in May, Reading Borough Council is eager to remind residents to expect waste collection date changes during the month and to advise residents when they should look to put their bins out. Monday 1 May, Monday 8 May and Monday 29 May are all Bank Holidays, and all will have a […]

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UK Cities Warming Up Fast, New Climate Graphics Reveal

UK Cities Warming Up Fast, New Climate Graphics Reveal

Cities across the UK reported their warmest year on record in 2022 as temperatures continue to rise rapidly, striking new graphics show. Data from past 100 years shows UK cities warming up fast This data has been visualised in the latest versions of the climate stripes graphics, which have been released today (Friday, 21 April). […]

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World Famous Earth Artwork, Created From NASA Imagery, Comes to Reading this Summer

World Famous Earth Artwork, Created From NASA Imagery, Comes to Reading this Summer

VISITORS to Reading Town Hall will get a unique opportunity to view planet Earth as it appears from space when the world famous Gaia globe comes to town in June. Luke Jerram’s replica artwork of planet Earth – which has visited Singapore, Australia and a host of European cities – comes to Reading from Saturday […]

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Reading 2022 – Hottest Ever Average Temperature

Reading 2022 – Hottest Ever Average Temperature

Dr Stephen Burt, from Reading’s meteorology department, said: “As with many other parts of the UK, 2022 was the warmest calendar year on Reading’s records, which began in 1908. This is despite the coldest 10 day spell in more than a decade during December. “The mean temperature (the average of the daily max and min […]

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Reading First Aider Saves Life Of Heart Attack Footballer

Reading First Aider Saves Life Of Heart Attack Footballer

A man who collapsed while playing football at the University of Reading has returned to thank the first aider whose quick actions saved his life. Michael Hagans, 63, from Tilehurst, Reading, has played five-a-side football with his friends at Whiteknights campus every week for the past 35 years. But the match he played on the […]

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Caring For Carers In Reading – National Carers Week

Caring For Carers In Reading – National Carers Week

Reading Borough Council are shining a light on the vital contribution of the care sector and the invaluable role of unpaid carers to families and the community. The council support up to 2,000 adults with social care needs in any one year so people can live as independently as possible in their own homes. This […]

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£40K Secured For Additional New Tree Planting Across Reading

£40K Secured For Additional New Tree Planting Across Reading

A GRANT of £20,000 to plant new trees across Reading has been successfully secured, thanks to a partnership application between Ethical Reading, Reading Tree Wardens and Reading Borough Council. The generous pot of £20,000 secured from The Urban Tree Challenge Fund has been match-funded by Reading Council, bringing the total investment in new trees up […]

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Green Flag Award 2021 For Reading

Green Flag Award 2021 For Reading

TWO of Reading’s most popular open spaces have once again been recognised as among the best in the country after receiving Green Flag and Green Heritage Site awards. Green Flag Award 2021 To Two Areas In Reading The Forbury Gardens and Caversham Court Gardens have both received Green Flag Awards. In a record-breaking year for […]

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Living Bus Shelters Now Growing In Reading

Living Bus Shelters Now Growing In Reading

Reading’s first ever green-roofed bus shelters are now live and growing! Reading Borough Council has installed the ‘living’ bus shelters at the A33, opposite Kennet Island, and at Christchurch Green, by the University of Reading. The innovative shelters help to improve local environments by helping to absorb traffic fumes and rainwater, as well as being […]

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