Fighting for religious freedom in Caversham

  An ambassador for a human rights charity who has spoken at the United Nations came to Caversham to share his goal of achieving religious freedom and human rights for people who live in some of the world’s most oppressed countries.…

  • 0

Frocks around the clock at Lou Lou’s

  It’s rock around the clock! Vintage lovers were able to turn back the years with a special event at Reading’s Town Hall on Saturday, February 28. Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair stopped off in the Thames Valley to bring a blast from the past.…

  • 0

If the coat fits … Mel’s book helps children grieve

When Mel Maxwell’s sister died following a battle with an aggressive form of cancer she looked around for books that would help her young niece and nephew understand what had happened. She found books written for adults but nothing that a child or young adult could relate to – so she took the task on…

  • 0

Waste not, want lots: junk becomes treasure at course

A craft course with a difference started recently and a similar one will take place in March. Tutor Ornella Trevisan teaches her students how to make useful and creative objects using weaving techniques and raw materials that would normally go to landfill, helping Reading get greener and creative.…

  • 0

Review: Gaslight at the Progress Theatre

Once again a Reading theatre gives its audience something to cheer about. This time it’s Progress Theatre who, inits 68th season, give us Gaslight, a chilling tale with Jack Manningham (played by Geoff Dallimore) one of the most evil characters I’ve seen in a play or film recently.…

  • 0

Mugabe protesters take to Reading’s streets

A group committed to bring change to Zimbabwe took to the streets of Reading today to bring their message to the Thames Valley. Members of Restoration of Human Rights (ROHR) Zimbabwe were in Broad Street to talk about their campaign to bring peace, justice and freedom to the country governed by Robert Mugabe.…

  • 0

Car crash hit store: we’ll be open on Monday

  A Reading charity shop and advice centre says it’s business as normal, despite an early morning car crash that saw its frontage destroyed. Christian Community Action (CCA)’s Oxford Road store and its neighbour, Shazz Hair and Beauty, were hit by a red Peugeot on Saturday, February 28.…

  • 0

‘More help needed for displaced Christian communities in the Middle East’

The Reading Churches Men’s Breakfast on Saturday 7 February saw the largest number of men attending in its 20-year history, with 152 gathering to welcome back Major-General Tim Cross, who first spoke 10 years ago. His topic on this occasion was one of the most critical issues facing the world today – the rise of…

  • 0

The End of an Earring: How Pam left Pat Butcher behind

  The big moments in soap operas always resonate. We still talk about who shot JR, fondly remember the Deidre/Ken/Mike love triangle in Corrie and we’ve only just found out who killed Lucy in EastEnders. But what’s it like for the actors? And what affect does it have on them personally?…

  • 0

Model railway fans on the right track with Kenavon show

  Hundreds of railway fans made east Reading their destination for the annual Kenavon Railway Society exhibition. The event featured lots of model displays from local groups, including a selection of hands-on trains for small people to enjoy.…

  • 0

An Oasis for single parents this Saturday

Single parents are invited to join a new, friendly Saturday morning group in Reading’s town centre. The next meeting starts at 10am this Saturday and takes place at The Oasis Community Centre in Baker Street.…

  • 0

Much Ado about Much Ado: queues delay show start

So many people wanted to get into see a Shakespeare play last night that curtain up was delayed by 20 minutes. Queues for Reading Between The Lines production of Much Ado About Nothing were so big that they snaked out of the door of St James Church and almost into Forbury Gardens.…

  • 0

Justin’s back in the house! CBeebies star to appear in Hexagon Panto

Here’s some news that’s Something Special – Cbeebies superstar Justin Fletcher will be tumbling back to The Hexagon this Christmas to rejoin the panto cast after a two-year break, which has included a stint voicing the Shaun The Sheep movie. Justin, who has earnt a well-deserved MBE for his work entertaining the nation’s children, will…

  • 0