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Thomas & Friends first autistic character to be voiced by Reading boy

A nine-year-old autistic actor from Reading will voice the first autistic character on children’s TV show Thomas & Friends. Elliott Garcia, who the National Autistic Society helped cast, will play Bruno the Brake Car. Bruno is a “joyful, pun-making brake car” who is detail-orientated and enjoys schedules, routine and knows where all the tracks lead in the area. Garcia said: “When I won the role of Bruno, I imagined that […]

todaySeptember 22, 2022 1


South Reading Leisure Centre pool could be upgraded in 2023

Reading leisure centres could be in for a £300,000 plus boost to improve pools and accessibility around one of the new centres. Reading Borough Council has recently unveiled a plan to spend a total of £331,000 on improvements, divided between two leisure centres. A big chunk of the funding, £295,000, would go to South Reading Leisure Centre, where the council wants to conduct an upgrade to the pool and wet […]

todaySeptember 20, 2022 8


Safari park under two hours from Reading where you can meet Peppa Pig

One of the difficult aspects of the summer holidays is trying to keep the kids entertained. It can also be exhausting to have to go to the same activity centres and parks all the time. Luckily, there are quite a few exciting days out that are not too far away from Berkshire. One such place offers customers the opportunity to see exotic baby animals, lions, tigers and more. Woburn Safari […]

todayJuly 25, 2022 4


Disagreement in Reading over ‘wasted’ £3.6m on park and ride buses

Transport planners in Reading have been blasted for ‘wasting’ £3.6 million on a park and ride. Recently, Reading Buses announced it will be ending its 400 route, which runs as a park and ride (P&R) between Thames Valley Park (TVP) in Earley and Reading town centre. Now, transport planners in the area have been accused of wasting millions in investment on the P&R. Councillor Rob White (Green, Park) the leader […]

todayJune 8, 2022 13