Monthly Archives: July 2013

TT for now

TheĀ  downgraded Station Hill development is not the only Plan B we face opposite our dramatic new station. Now that plans for a huge and impressive replacement for Thames Tower have been scrapped, we are going to get a refurbishment … Continue reading

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Express delivers

The revamp to the Tesco Express in Church Street, Caversham will raise eyebrows among its nearby competitors. A Waitrose employee told me some years ago that the opening of M&S in St Martin’s precinct, albeit short lived, did little to … Continue reading

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Sun screen

Scorching weather has had a strange affect on trade in town. It was Bastille weekend at the Forbury Gardens where a French market added to the range on offer. But while it was so hot, some stayed away. It was … Continue reading

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Stay Sainsbury

Almost 50 years ago this shop opened in Friar Street as J Sainsbury, a pioneer of a new breed of store. But the last 10 years have been touch and go. When The Oracle opened in 1999, this part of … Continue reading

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