Free tickets for over-65s at South Street’s ‘Silent Generation’

People over 65 years of age have been invited to a free community performance of Silent Generation at Reading’s South Street Arts Centre on Thursday 25 April.

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Reading East MP Matt Rodda asks how leaving the EU will affect Thames Valley creative industries

In the House of Commons on 11 April, Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) asked Margot James, government minister for digital and creative industries, what effect leaving the EU would have on the creative industries of the Thames Valley.

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Council reviews After Dark Night Club licence after noise complaints and police concerns



Reading Borough Council (RBC) will review the premises licence of the After Dark Night Club on London Street, Reading this week, after complaints by local residents of loud music beyond licenced hours, alleged breaches of noise abatement notices, and concern from Thames Valley Police about drug use and violence on the premises.

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Reading MPs Matt Rodda and Alok Sharma shuffle through the same division lobby twice on the night of the 3 April!

Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) and Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West) both voted ‘no’ on the European Union Bill Committee Amendment 1 – Main and European Union Bill Committee NC4 – Cash in a late night sitting of the House of Commons on 3 April. In all other votes on the night on the European Union Withdrawal (No 5) Bill they voted in different division lobbies.

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East and west Reading point in opposite directions in the second round of indicative Brexit votes

Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) and Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West) voted in parliament on the four indicative Brexit votes selected by the speaker on 1 April: Joanna Cherry’s motion G, Mr Clarke’s motion C, Nick Boles’s motion D and Peter Kyle’s motion E.

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‘One Million Tiny Plays About Reading’ at the Progress Theatre

By Sue Beckett and Adam Harrington.

One Million Tiny Plays About Reading. Photo (c) Aidan Moran.

All human life in Reading is observed in One Million Tiny Plays About Reading at the Progress Theatre this week, a series of vignettes that includes pet funerals on Caversham bridge, chuggers competing for custom on Broad Street, a boy regretting his choice of barber, an awkward marriage proposal on the Oracle ‘beach’ and a touchingly sad picnic at Reading old Cemetery.

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