Monthly Archives: September 2011

Buses between the lines

Changes to the bus service look set to infuriate and rile residents – almost deliberately. Having returned to Reading on Thursday evening after a short break I planned to take the 10.13pm bus to Caversham rather than fork out taxi … Continue reading

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Royal Mail fails

If you were asked to name what Reading doesn’t need in the manic Caversham Road/Vastern Road area right now it would probably include hotels and flats. And yet the council has given approval for just such unimaginative developments on the … Continue reading

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Panic station

Crumbling Station Hill buildings were due to make way for a dramatic high  rise skyline a few years ago. Now realism has dawned and new plans being worked up by new owners Stanhope are far more modest. In fact it’s … Continue reading

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After the carnival

          The sad loss of Carnival Stores in Caversham Road will leave not just a hole in the retail scene in Reading but a large gap in Caversham Road. http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/s/2099046_carnival_is_over_after_77_years When it closes at Halloween it’s … Continue reading

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