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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

Good news about the Circuit Lane Surgery in Southcote

PATIENTS of the Circuit Lane Surgery in Southcote received the good news earlier this month, at a public meeting I helped to organise, that four the five GPs who had resigned in September will be staying on.

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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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18 Jul 2014 09:30

The Week in Westminster: With Reading West MP Alok Sharma

IN recent weeks, I have been speaking at a number of events focused on the important debate about airport capacity, including a conference organised by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and a Runways UK event held at the Guildhall in the City of London.

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17 Jul 2014 12:28 • Hugh Miller

Who’s rich enough to buy Reading?

Could billionaire James Dyson hoover up Reading all by himself - or would he need a little help from Richard Branson?

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14 Jul 2014 12:14 • Gary Farmer

Anti-social media needs a muzzle

It was bad enough when people were regularly getting themselves into trouble with e-mails they wish they’d never sent - and then came Facebook. And unfortunately the “say it in haste, repent at leisure” syndrome is even more acute now, with the advent of Twitter.

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11 Jul 2014 09:30

The Week in Westminster: With Reading East MP Rob Wilson

SUMMER is one mad dash from place-to-place for MPs trying to keep up with all the fantastic events and activities taking place.

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3 Jul 2014 09:30

The Week in Westminster: With Reading West MP Alok Sharma

ONE of the great satisfactions of being a Member of Parliament is working with dedicated residents in delivering local community initiatives.

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3 Jul 2014 09:29

Should we stay or should we go?

SHOULD we stay or should we go? And, more to the point, does anyone outside of the Westminster elite actually care?

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1 Jul 2014 10:20

Safe gambling ad is a World Cup winner

Imagine the classic image of a man who has lost a bet - for example in some high powered card game in a movie, the sort where fortunes are at stake and ruin is staring the loser in the face. It could turn ugly.

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27 Jun 2014 09:31

The Week in Westminster: With Reading East MP Rob Wilson

LAST week I was delighted to be able to vote for a proposal that will make sure that anyone convicted of a carrying a knife for a second time faces six months in jail

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