Is Reading getting older or younger?

Website-Under-Construction1Between the 2011 census and that of ten years prior, Reading’s average age went down.  The national average, which was three years higher anyway, went up by eight months with Reading’s falling by five.  But if our ages are easily and accurately recorded, I thought it would be worth exploring whether our buildings are achieving eternal youth with similar success.  And that turns out to be slightly more difficult to determine…

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Is Reading getting older or younger?

A329(M) – Reading’s broken road, and how to fix it?

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Let’s be honest,  the A329(M) is all a bit of a mess.  But in Autumn of 2015, its long-running white paint-based tinkering from the Highways Agency was finally completed, and with it the road’s downgrading from ‘Motorway’ to ‘Rush-Hour Car Park with added Peril’.  To understand fully how this sorry transformation has unfolded, over many years, we need to look back at the history of this unfortunate motorway. Continue reading “A329(M) – Reading’s broken road, and how to fix it?”

A329(M) – Reading’s broken road, and how to fix it?