6 Jun 2022
All over the capital city, I am seeing the name of Reading up in lights as the western terminus of the new Elizabeth Line. Reading – a place with its own identity but also even better connected to..
3 Mar 2022
As Reading eagerly awaits the Queen’s decision on the City Status Bid, the town is far from standing still. Reading continues to build its visitor welcome as one of the most accessible and..
4 Feb 2022
Amongst all the parliamentary gossip and smoke about Christmas parties, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove finally launched the long awaited (300 page) Levelling Up White Paper this week. The White Paper..
13 Oct 2021
With what is being billed as the world’s last best chance to address the issue of runaway climate change set to take place on these shores in November under the banner of COP26, Reading UK’s Chief..
23 Sep 2021
Alex Brannen’s whistle-stop visit to Galicia in northwest Spain is the latest step in an international collaboration to build on strong cultural links between Galicia and Reading and will help..
6 Sep 2021
Like so many places, the challenges brought on by the pandemic have magnified some of the underlying structural issues facing our retail-dominated town centres. So, what does the future look like? ..
27 Aug 2021
Reading Festival is back this weekend - bringing some 100,000 music fans to town and an estimated £13 million into the local economy. So, is this a real sign that we might finally be getting back to..
12 May 2021
1. Let’s start with the basics – people and lunch! What’s the working day without a good lunch? Reading’s street food market (Wednesdays & Fridays) is hugely popular with office workers. And if a..
27 Apr 2021
Looking after ourselves, both in mind and body has been one of the watchwords of life under lockdown. With many shops selling out of home gym equipment and people feeling bored by the same old daily..