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The Berkshire Data Observatory


The Berkshire Data Observatory is a new website that presents data about the local population, crime, housing and economics. It has been compiled and is kept up to date by ‘Public Health for Berkshire’ together with Berkshire’s six local authorities, including Reading Borough Council (RBC).

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Another giant LED billboard proposed for Katesgrove

The advertising company Clear Channel wants to replace the advertising billboard on the Surrey Road side of 61 Basingstoke Road with an LED display.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 18 November

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‘Beat connection’ at South Street Arts Centre on 23 November

The South Street Arts Centre in Katesgrove, Reading throw open their doors from 3pm on Saturday 23 November for their Beat Connection ‘all-day party’.

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 16 November

There were 11 new planning  applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Reading’s general election candidates for 12 December

There will be a general election in the UK on Thursday 12 December. Polling stations in Reading will be open from 7am until 10pm. You will not be allowed vote unless you are registered, and you have until 11:59pm on Tuesday 26 November to do so. Both Reading’s sitting MPs, Matt Rodda (Labour, Reading East) and Alok Sharma (Conservative, Reading West) are standing for election again.
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Southampton Street’s Red Lion Pub reopens as Kobanî House

Adem playing the Turkish guitar at Kobani House (the Red Lion Pub), Southampton Street

Adem playing the Turkish guitar at Kobanî House (the Red Lion Pub), Southampton Street

The former Red Lion pub on Southampton Street has gained a new lease of life as a social and political space. The new occupiers have re-named the building ‘Kobanî House’ after the city in Rojava province in northern Syria, and they hosted their first open-mic night on 7 November, featuring music from Kurdistan.

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Electrical vehicle ‘lamp post’ chargers now in Reading

EV charger on East Street lamp post

EV charger on East Street lamp post

Reading Borough Council (RBC) have installed fifteen electrical vehicle (EV) charging points on lamp posts on public roads in Reading.

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Katesgrove Community Association meets on Wednesday 13 November

The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) will hold its next bi-monthly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday 13 November at 7pm at the Waterloo Meadows Children’s Centre, Elgar Road, Reading.

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Plans for an LED advertising display on Whitley Street

Greggs is open

The media and entertainment group Global are planning to replace the advertising hoarding outside Gregg’s bakers on Whitley Street (the old Wellington Arms) with an LED display.

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