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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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European Tech Start-up Accolade For Reading

European Tech Start-up Accolade For Reading

Reading has been recognised as the second-best city in Europe for tech start-ups in a new report from fdi Intelligence in partnership with The Next Web. The first-ever European Tech Cities of the Future ranking places Reading behind only London in the Tech Start-Up Environment ranking and 17th overall in Europe as a European Tech […]

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Alok Sharma MP Visits Reading Town Centre For Opening

Alok Sharma MP Visits Reading Town Centre For Opening

Nigel Horton-Baker, Executive Director Reading UK, said: “Reading UK is delighted that the Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, chose Reading as the national example of the efforts being made by retail businesses, business organisations and the local authority to ensure town centres can open safely again […]

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Reading’s Biggest Ever Road Repair Programme to be Delivered in Full

Reading’s Biggest Ever Road Repair Programme to be Delivered in Full

Reading’s biggest ever road repair programme is set to be re-profiled as a result of delays caused by the Covid-19 health emergency, but will still be delivered in full. Earlier this year the Council announced a new £9 million investment package of newly laid road surfaces, pavements and footpaths over the next three years, with […]

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re3 Recycling Centres To Reopen Next Week – Advance Booked Appointments Only

re3 Recycling Centres To Reopen Next Week – Advance Booked Appointments Only

THE RE3 recycling centres at Smallmead, Island Road in Reading, and Longshot Lane in Bracknell, will reopen on Monday 18th May with entry only possible via an online booking system. The sites have been temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Online Booking System The online booking system will go live on Friday 15th May […]

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Reading Holiday Inn To Be Used To Help Patients Leave Hospital Quickly – Thanks To Reading Council

Reading Holiday Inn To Be Used To Help Patients Leave Hospital Quickly – Thanks To Reading Council

READING Borough Council has partnered with the Holiday Inn Reading South to help residents leave hospital as quickly as possible. The Council has teamed up with the local hotel to create new care facilities for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak. The aim is to free up as many NHS beds as possible and to help […]

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COVID-19 Lockdown Could Leave Climate Action Legacy

COVID-19 Lockdown Could Leave Climate Action Legacy

Coronavirus lockdown measures are showing how people can make longer-term changes to tackle climate change, University of Reading experts say. Social distancing and ‘stay at home’ rules have forced people globally to change their behaviour, with a massive impact on society and the economy. Yet some of these changes, such as home working, daily exercise, […]

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Hospital Webcam Donation To Help Patients and Doctors During COVID-19 Crisis

Hospital Webcam Donation To Help Patients and Doctors During COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 patients will be able to speak to their families more easily, and clinicians provide care safely, after the University of Reading gave 100 webcams to two hospitals. The University has given 50 high-resolution webcams each to both the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, and Royal Brompton Hospital in west London, following an appeal for […]

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Reading Garden Waste Collection To Resume

Reading Garden Waste Collection To Resume

The service was temporarily suspended on 27 March to allow the Council to successfully focus on ensuring priority collections of household waste and recycling could continue, despite staff shortages due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The council’s swift redeployment and retraining of staff meant that a full service of household waste and recycling has been maintained […]

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#WeAreTogether Reading University Employee Gives Back To Local Community In Voluntary Medical Responder Role

#WeAreTogether Reading University Employee Gives Back To Local Community In Voluntary Medical Responder Role

An employee of the University of Reading is giving back to her community by volunteering as a medical responder.  Rachel Jeans, 29, who is the deputy manager of the university’s Campus Jobs programme, signed up to become a Community First Responder for South Central Ambulance Charity earlier this year, not knowing that an international pandemic was just around the corner.   […]