Monthly Archives: April 2012

Royal loyalty

The players may be the focus of Reading’s Championship success but there is a frenzy of activity in the business world. Executive boxes costing £16,000 plus food, were not fully sold in the Championship. Following promotion there is immediately a … Continue reading

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Crying shame

A new restaurant due to take over the former Barclays in the town centre might, at first, seem like a positive. But as ever when a planning application arrives there are objections and this one has attracted an objection in … Continue reading

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Gambling on prosperity

Hard as it is to understand given the current economy, two rival casinos have locked horns to open big new venues in Reading. Gaming International wants to run the new racino which will include a speedway and greyhound stadium in … Continue reading

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Central issue

The future of the former Metal Box building looks no more secure after its sale to Prudential. This brilliantly eccentric 1970s oddball building, wrecked inside and overshadowed by One Reading Central next door, looks set to disappear at some point … Continue reading

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Dropping in after dropping out

Five years after setting up a drop in lunch session for the homeless, this church is seeing the types of people dropping in, now includes those with homes and cars. Former business people and former managers with decent jobs are … Continue reading

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