Reported crime in Katesgrove has increased by 5% between the 12 months ending April 2016 and the 12 months ending April 2017, according to crime statistics released by the Home Office.
by John Dearing
Among the inscriptions and memorials in St Mary’s, Castle Street is a memorial to Corporal William Henry Cross of the 58th company of the Imperial Yeomanry, killed at the battle of Bethlehem on 7 July 1900 during the conflict variously called the Second Boer War or South African War.
When I was a child, my mother once smacked me for throwing a piece of orange peel out of the car window. Smacking children has long since been banned but littering (and even worse, fly tipping) is now endemic in the UK. Say what you like about Europe, but you’d be hard pushed to find cities and countryside on the other side of the channel that are as rubbish-strewn, unsightly and unloved as their British counterparts.
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Katesgrove has been firmly placed on the Reading tourist trail following walks arranged by Reading Civic Society over the weekend. Organised around the two town centre conservation areas, the walks were to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the first conservation area.
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Here is a solstice stinkpipe for Reading’s longest day in 2017.
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There is a TO LET sign up for the ground floor of the Wellington Arms, and refurbishment of the pub looks almost complete.
What a nice experience to pop over the road from my job at the Royal Berkshire Hospital to the fourth Summer Show of the Reading Guild of Artists (RGA) in the UoR London Road campus. The exhibition features a rich variety of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and mixed media work from over 50 RGA members, as well as showcasing the final year work of BA Ed Art students from the University of Reading.
Pupils from Katesgrove School became ‘mini police’ on Thursday 15 June and helped officers from Thames Valley Police tidy up the area around their school.
39 Hexham Road
Royal Berkshire Hospital
For the past four years or so, Edible Reading has been the fearless Keyser Söze of Reading’s food scene; the anonymous blogger and local food chronicler of our times. I not only managed to track ER down to the great Katesgrove boozer The Turks (Head) for an 80s-Smash-Hits-style interview, but I also managed to eat an incredible, table creaking five course Georgian meal from former in-residence food sensation Caucasian Spice Box just before they left the pub for pastures new.
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