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Wolseley St. Bakery

Wolseley St. Bakery

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new bakery in town and it’s been set up in such a way that it brings a taste of village life to our very own Reading. Meet Wolseley St. Bakery. Davy Bonte is the brains behind the operation and has over 20...
Christmas Shopping 2019

Christmas Shopping 2019

Hello friends and apologies to those of you who have asked whether I’ll be producing another IR Christmas Gift Guide this year. Lots of different events have meant that time has been eaten up and that’s not been possible. What I’ve done instead is...
Caversham

Caversham

There was a time when Caversham was part of Oxfordshire rather than Berkshire. With its close proximity to Reading, the ‘Ding of course became its natural home and we’re lucky to count it as part of this wonderful town today. If you’re new to the...
Crunch Comics: Free Comic Book Day

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...
Crumb’s the Word

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...

Food Shopping

Well hello there, lovely people. You were promised some more exciting content than you’re used to from the IR website and here it is!One of the challenges a lot of people face when trying to support independent businesses is how they’re going to manage...