Thames Valley Police come to the Fidget and Bob café on 10 March

The Church and Whitley neighbourhood policing team will hold a Have Your Say Meeting on Sunday 10 March at 1.00pm at the Fidget and Bob café, Kennet Island Piazza.

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‘Indigenous resistance’ photo exhibition at Pau Brasil café

Photo: (c) Rosa Gauditano

The Pau Brasil Café on Reading’s Mount Pleasant will host a photograph exhbition showing the life and culture of Brazil’s indigenous people from 15 March until 30 April. The photos were taken between 1989 and 2012 by the Brazilian photographer Rosa Gauditano and the exhibition includes videos recorded and edited by young Xavante Indians.

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Reading MPs Alok Sharma and Matt Rodda both vote for Cooper’s EU withdrawal amendment

During the EU withdrawal debate on 27 February, Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West) and Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) both voted in favour of Yvette Cooper‘s amendment requesting a delay in leaving the EU if the UK parliament is unable to accept the government’s EU withdrawal agreement.

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Urban sketching in Whitley

By Huma Jehan.


Sketches (L->R): Mohan Banerji, Jean Claydon, Ellen Bentley

Urban sketchers are a global community of artists who draw on location, and there are local chapters worldwide. The Reading Urban Sketchers got officially recognised as a local chapter recently but it has been around as the Reading Sketchers for two and a half years.

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Whitley urban wildlife in January

By David Turner.

Male sparrowhawk. Photo (c) David Turner

Wildlife activity in my Whitley garden during January was good, despite the cold. There were no great surprises but there was a lot of activity. At the beginning of the year, I saw a female green woodpecker and a pair of great spotted woodpeckers, as well as a squirrel with mouthfuls of dry leaves clearly intended as nesting material.

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