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Looking for Small Businesses

Good day, lovely people! Following some recent conversations with some very cool people, Independent Reading is looking for small businesses, artists, creators, etc who are interested in finding more low-cost outlets for selling their wares. We're thinking pop-up...

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Reading Fringe 2019

It's one month to the day until Reading Fringe Festival 2019 launches, which means it's high time you checked out what's on and booked your tickets. We promise there is something for everyone, from family-friendly events, to strictly over-18s and Reading-focused...

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Refresh Health Club

Hello, hello and welcome to the very last day of May! Today brings the third and final instalment of IR's "A Day in the Life Of..." series. For this final adventure, we meet Babs, the force behind Refresh Health Club in Caversham. Over to Babs... Babs Afolayan,...

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TimeTrap Escape Rooms

Welcome to the second in the IR "A Day in the Life Of..." series; today we learn more about the team behind Time Trap Escape Rooms and what it takes to run such an exciting business. Katie and Andrew, the brains behind TimeTrap Say hello to Katie and Andrew, the...

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Crunch Comics: Free Comic Book Day

In case you've missed the hype on social media, this Saturday, 4th May (AKA Star Wars Day) is Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). This is a worldwide event which holds a special place in the comic calendar. The absolutely, wonderfully, stonking-good news is that our very own...

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Crumb’s the Word

Welcome to IR's spring “A Day in the Life Of…” series. The first, fabulous entrepreneur that we’ll be spending a day in the life of is Lissy from Crumb’s the Word bakery. You may remember Crumb’s the Word from the IR Christmas gift guide but if not, they operate a...

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A Day in the Life of…

Hello, hello! Just a brief note from IR today to introduce you to our spring series of blog posts, "A Day in the Life of...". Over the next few weeks, you'll meet some wonderful local business owners and learn more about what it takes to run your own business. A lot...

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The Forensic Experience

Have you ever watched a crime drama on TV and had a moment when you imagine that you have the potential to be the ultimate detective and solve crimes instantly? (Don't pretend you haven't...) Well, IR has found the perfect experience for you and it's right here in...

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Food Shopping

IR has put together a map of some of the places in the Reading area that sell a variety of food stuffs, to suit your every culinary fantasy!

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IR’s New Look

Well hello and happy hump day! Spring has officially sprung for IR and it's hard not to burst with excitement at today's news. You may have noticed that it's been a little while since there's been any new content from IR and that's because some incredibly cool things...

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Rendezvous in Bratislava

Hello and welcome to 2019! I hope January has been kind to you so far and that you’re looking forward to packing a lot of fun-filled adventures into the year. To start you off on the right foot, I’d like to share with you an interview I had with Miriam Sherwood, the...

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Merry Christmas!

To all of you wonderful I.R. readers and followers, have a super Christmas and a very happy and healthy new year. Thank you for all of your support over the last 12 months, here's to a fantabulous 2019! Merry Christmas!!!

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