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A celebration in podcast form of Reading in Berkshire. From independent businesses to the people that make the town tick, and just how long we've spent sat at the Castle Hill traffic lights. A podcast from BerkshireLive.

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    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

A celebration in podcast form of Reading in Berkshire. From independent businesses to the people that make the town tick, and just how long we've spent sat at the Castle Hill traffic lights. A podcast from BerkshireLive.

    Minster Street fines: Better signage or should motorists know better by now?

    Minster Street fines: Better signage or should motorists know better by now?

    Episode 119 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning disect the big headlines of the week in Reading in the first podcast of 2021. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.

    Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

    HEADLINES discussed:

    Reading mum will give up food to ensure her son can eat as school meals row continues https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-mum-school-meal-row-19613830

    Reading Borough Council rakes in nearly half-a-million pounds from fines at ONE bus lane https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/minster-street-bus-lane-reading-19611523

    9 of the most notoriously ugly buildings in Berkshire https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/9-most-notoriously-ugly-buildings-19534600

    • 40 min
    Merry Christmas everybody!

    Merry Christmas everybody!

    Episode 118 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort, Paul Mann and Tom Canning attempt to bring a little Christmas cheer with some messages from people who've featured on our podcast over the last year, from Aldworth Philharmonic to Crunch Comics via Dolphin Brewery and STiR! Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.

    Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

    • 39 min
    Gervais Place, swimming pools are coming and dealing with Tier 3

    Gervais Place, swimming pools are coming and dealing with Tier 3

    Episode 117 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines which include big moves in the swimming pool saga, Bond actors as pub landlords and the chances of a white Christmas.

    We also chat to Elm Park Royals Paul Mann about shielding during Covid and his experiences as Reading enters Tier 3. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.

    Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

    • 59 min
    Milk Bar's open letter and Berkshire Vision's err.. 2021 vision

    Milk Bar's open letter and Berkshire Vision's err.. 2021 vision

    Episode 116 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines which include an open letter to MP Matt Rodda from Milk Bar in Merchants Place and the big hole that is looming in the High Street. As well as all that we've new feature - Indie Corner - where we highlight a local business every week plus we chat Berkshire Vision's James Garbett. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.

    Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

    Check out Berkshire Vision at: https://berkshirevision.org.uk/

    The headline stories discussed on this weeks podcast:

    Debenhams, Arcadia and what NEXT https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/arcadia-stores-berkshire-topshop-reading-19375701 | https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/next-beauty-reading-opening-oracle-19374979

    Reading bar owners hit out over new Tier Two restrictions for town
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-pubs-bars-tier-two-19368344

    • 59 min
    The pub that's stood empty for 30 years and even more Station Hill homes

    The pub that's stood empty for 30 years and even more Station Hill homes

    Episode 115 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines from Covid - because of course - the pub that's been empty for three decades and even more homes for Station Hill. As well as all that we've new feature - Indie Corner - where we highlight a local business every week plus we chat to singer/songwriter Matt Robinson. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.

    Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

    The headline stories discussed on this weeks podcast:

    Slough's coronavirus infection rate drops amid predicted Tier 3 announcement
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/sloughs-coronavirus-infection-rate-drops-19339521

    Station Hill, Reading: Developer behind huge £500m project wants to make it even bigger https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/station-hill-reading-developer-behind-19331036


    The Reading pub that's been closed for 30 years but still has a lease
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/reading-pub-thats-been-closed-19303591

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The other Tilehurst water tower, Berk & Bite plus 'that' Jackson's Corner video

    The other Tilehurst water tower, Berk & Bite plus 'that' Jackson's Corner video

    Episode 114 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines including how you could buy the other Tilehurst water tower, a Metal Gear Solid arm for an old friend of the show and a look at 'that' Jackson's Corner video - which you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7kfy2ywrjs

    As well as all that we've new feature - Indie Corner - where we highlight a local business every week plus we chat to new Berkshire food blogger Laura Finney of Berk & Bite. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.

    Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

    The headline stories discussed on this weeks podcast:

    Look inside converted Victorian water tower on Rightmove for £1.25m with incredible views of Reading
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/gallery/look-inside-converted-victorian-water-19259870

    Wadworth has sold off two of its Berkshire pubs
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/wadworth-sold-two-berkshire-pubs-19275925

    Reading man born without hand gets real-life Metal Gear Solid 'bionic' arm
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/metal-gear-solid-bionic-arm-19260841

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

mark c 1979 ,

Real Reading Podcast

Great informative Reading podcast on local news and events with interviews featuring local businesses and charities.

Matweat ,

Interesting to hear what is happening in Reading

Could be better to have a few short episodes instead of hour long ones

Qgdhfbirhenwlchgms ,

A great podcast for Reading residents

I've lived in Reading for nearly 25 years and this podcast is a great way to find out about local people, events and news. I've listened to every episode while driving around Reading or at work and the team are getting slicker week by week; although I quite enjoy the meandering conversations when they occasionally go off script (fly-tipping discussion anyone).
I'm building up a list of eating places I need to go to having heard about them on this podcast. I am looking forward to the re-opening of Reading Abbey. I even like the council activity updates - which let's face it would be dull if you read them on the web.
Overall a great source of information about Reading and an improving level of production value.

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