Monthly Archives: November 2014

Mini Cooper

The Cooper BMW garage has long been earmarked for redevelopment but who can have predicted the scale of what is being planned? Just a few years after we heard constant references to the lack of family homes in Reading and … Continue reading

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Cafe zero

Just as coffee shops and restaurants become all the rage, one long established cafe closes, leaving a gaping hole in the centre of Caversham. After 17 years the Caversham Cafe has found life unsustainable in a precinct which is about … Continue reading

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Blue Duck blues

The sad closure of the Blue Duck art gallery in Caversham does at least have a positive. Clare Grashoff gave up the shop to look after her baby but the business was successful. Ten years ago she had seen the … Continue reading

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Planning to fail

For over eight years the former Hewlett Packard site has been idle, apart from acting as a football car park. It’s history has been one of legal wrangles and abortive schemes but Kier is now it seems, making something happen. … Continue reading

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