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Reading Black History Mural plan to build 17 flats revealed

Reading Central Club has a rocky history, as its been closed since 2006 and Reading Borough Council initiated a process to sell it off in 2018. The bidding process was won by Red Line Land Ltd, but the developer’s plans have not been made public until now. The plan would see the two-storey 1920s brick building replaced with a new taller four-storey brick apartment building. A crucial part of the plan is […]

todayDecember 20, 2022 12 2


Palmer Park leisure centre opens after a huge upgrade project

Palmer Park Leisure Centre closed in April so that an upgrade could be undertaken. Now the leisure centre features a new gym, indoor play area,  café and information hub, changing rooms and a £36,000 wayfinding route for those with visual impairments to easily get around the park. It also sports a new 25 metre swimming pool which has been built to competition standards, and a ‘pool pod’ which allows disabled people to access […]

todayDecember 20, 2022 21


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 11


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 18


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 13


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 20