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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 Reading area, you...

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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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Valentine’s Day

It's February and that means Valentine's Day is nearly upon us! Even if you aren't big into the day itself, we have so many fabulous local businesses on our doorstep, it's worth keeping a few ideas in your back pocket for the next time you want to treat someone, just...

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Nibsy’s

Hello all and happy Monday! My final post this January is still along the theme of helping you do something different. This time, it's helping you keep to those diet-based resolutions you made almost a month ago! In case you've not heard of it, Nibsy's is a coffee...

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Nomad Bakery

A few weeks ago, Independent Reading caught up with the incredible Laura who is the brains behind Nomad Bakery, though you may be familiar with her from the Pop-up Reading events that she also organises. Laura is incredibly supportive of the independent and start-up...

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Artigiano

New Management and Sunday Sessions Artigiano is without a doubt, one of my favourite places in Reading and I've been a fan since it first opened. They do a fabulous combination of day to night, casual coffee to cocktails and I LOVE that! If you've not encountered...

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Zest

In the interest of full disclosure, I was provided a complimentary meal by the Zest team. If you've not ventured into Green Park, you may have missed a fabulous restaurant which resides in Lime Square. Given its location so close to the motorway, it's perfect for...

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C.U.P: Coffee Under Pressure

Coffee...coffee, coffee, coffee. Would the world actually stop spinning if people stopped drinking coffee? I think it might! These days coffee is the drink of choice for everything from getting through the work day alive to whiling away some hours with friends but...

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