Reading’s John Madejski Academy has been praised by Ofsted in a recently published inspection report. Following a visit in January, Ofsted’s inspectors noted that “the academy is improving” and identified many areas of progress at the secondary school. This positive sentiment was shared by a number of pupils and parents interviewed by the inspectors. The…

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Meet Dex. He’s a nice guy. He’ll offer you money. He’ll offer you drugs. He’ll be generous. He’ll make you feel important. He’ll make you feel part of something. He’ll make your life exciting. He’ll do whatever it takes to get you working for him and his mates… and when you do… Meet Dex. He’s…

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Buy 2 hot drinks and place 1 in our coffee ‘bank’ Reading City of Sanctuary has partnered with refugee support organisations to deliver a Coffee Bank Scheme which offers those seeking sanctuary in Reading the opportunity to access a drink and a light snack for free at participating cafes. How does it work? When a…

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It’s hard to believe that despite all the up and downs over those years, with changes in technology and in audience viewing habits, Reading Film Theatre is still going strong. Over the coming year we will be holding a number of special events to celebrate this great achievement. We originally started as a volunteer group…

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Gain a qualification to work with children i.e. a childminder, teaching assistant or working in a nursery. Creche available. New term starts September 2019. Who to contact Telephone: 0118 9373894E-mail: Reading.ChildrenCentres@brighterfuturesforchildren.org Notes: Spaces limited book early – a free creche is available. Where to go Whitley Childrens Centre252 Northumberland AvenueReadingRG2 7QA Time / Date Details When…

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IT WAS THE ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR of young people that led to the creation of Church Hill Big Local area. Wendy and Ian Johnson’s concern about this issue in their local town centre drove them to attend a meeting at which, coincidentally, they first heard about the Big Local Programme. Wendy is now chair and Ian…

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