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27 Feb 2015 09:30

Oye Yes Santana: Review by Mike Swift

A SOLD out Norden Farm in Maidenhead played host to the ‘incredible’ Carlos Santana tribute band Oye Santana on Saturday night.

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12 Feb 2015 09:30

Mum's the word with Alex Brocklesby

At four months, baby has started to make up her own form of communication, all sorts of screeches, screams, gurgles and babbles and I love it so much I can’t help but actively encourage her.

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10 Feb 2015 09:30

A stadium, a prince and a marathon

WHEN I set out on the road to running a marathon I never expected it to take me to the hallowed turf of sacred Twickenham – twice – or shaking the hands of a prince in the England rugby team’s changing rooms, writes Rebecca Curley in this month's Reluctant Runner column.

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5 Feb 2015 12:00

Health focus: dealing with heartburn

HEARTBURN, or acid reflux, can be very uncomfortable but, arguably, occasional symptoms are normal. If you overeat or drink excess alcohol then the burning symptoms might be expected.

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26 Jan 2015 09:30

The Happy Horticulturist with Bernadette Varilone

Designing your ideal garden. First measure your plot.

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19 Jan 2015 09:30

Mum's the word with Alex Brocklesby

After almost four months of practice, I have almost mastered the art of breastfeeding in public (except when caught off-guard wearing silly dresses). And what an art it is.

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15 Jan 2015 09:30

Ever tried breastfeeding in public while holding a conversation with a man?

After almost four months of practice, I have almost mastered the art of breastfeeding in public (except when caught off-guard wearing silly dresses). And what an art it is.

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15 Jan 2015 09:30

The Reluctant Runner on Park Run

NEW year, new you....and all that jazz. Don’t you just hate it when people spin the positive on everything during January by saying this four words? Well for me yes, this is a new year, but it’s not so much a new me rather than a more organised (and hopefully fitter and thinner) me.

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10 Jan 2015 09:30

The Happy Horticulturist

I hope you’re all set for Christmas and the presents are wrapped. Hopefully you can now sit back and relax.

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22 Dec 2014 09:30

Mum's the word with Alex Brocklesby

A LOT of my non-mum friends ask me what to expect from motherhood and wonder how life changes. I’ll tell you a story and let you make up your own mind.

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18 Dec 2014 09:30

Fun and games while trying to breastfeed a three-month-old in public wearing a bodycon dress...

A LOT of my non-mum friends ask me what to expect from motherhood and wonder how life changes. I’ll tell you a story and let you make up your own mind.

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15 Dec 2014 09:30

The Reluctant Runner

SO I have been told you learn a lot about yourself when in training for something big like the London Marathon.

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29 Oct 2014 09:30

Europe essay prize is a great winter challenge

For any enterprising student who’s dreamed of being able to seriously expand his or her horizons the new eye-catcher offer agreed between Berlin-based travel experts GoEuro and the University of Reading is surely too good to ignore.

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9 Oct 2014 13:03 • Hugh Miller

Are green “tractors” the smart 4X4 option?

Even for people who follow new vehicle design fairly closely the lingering, classic image of the 4 X 4 is often that of an ostentatious gas guzzler with the eco-efficiency of a Sherman tank - the notorious “Chelsea Tractor”.

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9 Oct 2014 13:01 • Hugh Miller

Are we swapping the gym for a gadget?

We all know about the well-established trend among young people to risk obesity by spending endless hours glued to computer games - but it could just be that we’re giving technological gadgetry a bad name it doesn’t really deserve.

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8 Oct 2014 11:14

How will Reading fare in the Championship this season?

We're rolling into October now and the start of the winter period of the 2014/15 Championship season so things are starting to settle into place in the second tier of English football for The Royals and all of the other side's looking to secure promotion to the Premier League.

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22 Sep 2014 09:30 • Hugh Miller

Getting to grips with project risk

What’s the worst that could happen? That’s the pragmatic and not remotely doom-laden question any project manager has to ask before the ink is dry on the first draft of any operational plan - because solving problems before they get a chance to happen will add hugely to the prospects of ultimate success.

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8 Aug 2014 11:25 • Gary Farmer

The rise and rise of an online Norse Star

When a company “suddenly” experiences a meteoric rise, particularly when it’s one operating in the jungle of online marketing services, it can leave pundits struggling to find an adequate explanation.

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1 Aug 2014 09:30

The Week in Westminster: With Reading West MP Alok Sharma

AS our local economy continues to grow, business confidence expands and unemployment falls, it is not surprising more people are looking to Reading to work and bring up their families.

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25 Jul 2014 09:30

The Week in Westminster: With Reading East MP Rob Wilson

WITH the Parliamentary term coming to an end on Tuesday I am looking forward to getting back to Reading and being able to focus on local issues.

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