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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 Get Reading.

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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 Get Reading.

    World Mental Health Day, Saxon Warlords and Rach in the hotseat

    World Mental Health Day, Saxon Warlords and Rach in the hotseat

    Episode 110 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Paul Mann discuss the week's headlines including the Anglo-Saxon grave discovered by metal detecrorists and a chat with James Carter about World Mental Health Day. Like our intro 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.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Paternity Leave

    Paternity Leave

    A bonus episode with Tom Canning and Rachel Nemeth explaining why there is no podcast this week!

    • 5 min
    West End star to TikTok sensation, Purple Turtle and the Patron Saint of curry

    West End star to TikTok sensation, Purple Turtle and the Patron Saint of curry

    Episode 109 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines including the 10pm curfew and how it's affected some of Reading's legendary establishments, we learn there is a Patron Saint of curry and talk to Hannah Lowther, a West End star who's become a TikTok sensation. Like our intro 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.

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    Why you won't see Covid marshals in Reading town centre https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/how-likely-you-see-covid-19018082

    Beloved Reading pub's manager blasts Government's new coronavirus curfew
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/beloved-reading-pubs-manager-blasts-19002016

    Neil Papworth: The Reading man who sent the first-ever text message https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/berkshire-history/neil-papworth-reading-man-who-18992568

    • 59 min
    A future for South Street, that Alien scene and the most objections

    A future for South Street, that Alien scene and the most objections

    Episode 108 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines including the most objected to planning application in Reading's history and the Berkshire link to 'that scene' in Alien. As well as all that we speak to South Street Arts Centre's John Luther about what's next for the venue and the wider arts scene? Like our intro 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.

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    Why plans to build on Reading golf course have become one of most objected to in town's history https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-golf-course-plans-objections-18971003

    Reading Waitrose sees stocks run low as fears raised over panic buying https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/gallery/reading-waitrose-sees-stocks-run-18976606

    Ridley Scott's Alien's chestburster scene and the unlikely link with a pile of guts from Slough https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/berkshire-history/alien-chestburster-scene-how-made-18958227

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Cladding, Covid marshal's and mysterious road markings

    Cladding, Covid marshal's and mysterious road markings

    Episode 107 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines including the removal of cladding from a residential building, mysterious lines on the road and what they mean AND would you apply to be a Covid marshall? 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

    Grenfell Tower cladding used on Reading flats finally set to be removed https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/hanover-house-cladding-finally-set-18932822

    What life is really like on the Reading estate overrun by cat-sized rats https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/what-life-really-like-reading-18864369

    Apply to become Reading's first Covid Marshal https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/business/apply-become-readings-first-covid-18919360

    • 42 min
    RBH refurbishment, Blue Collar bonanza and a missing sloth

    RBH refurbishment, Blue Collar bonanza and a missing sloth

    Episode 106 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines including a multi-million pound upgrade for the Royal Berks, NHS track and trace spot checks and some great Heritage Open Days (link below). As well as all that we have Paul Mann from Elm Park Royals guest hosting AND an interview with Glen Dinning of Blue Collar Street Food. Let prattle commence! Like our intro 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

    Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading is set to get a multi-million pound revamp https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/royal-berkshire-hospital-reading-set-18871876

    Reading pubs and restaurants facing NHS Test and Trace spot checks https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-pubs-restaurants-facing-nhs-18899088

    Heritage Open Days in Reading: peek behind the scenes of the town's locked treasures https://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/heritage-open-days-reading-peek-18874737

    • 1 hr 5 min

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