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11 Apr 2014 09:31

The Week in Westminster: With Reading West MP Alok Sharma

INDIVIDUALS in work will feel a little better off at the end of this month, as they receive their first pay cheques following the increase in the Personal Allowance to £10,000 at the start of the tax yea

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11 Apr 2014 09:30

Little green spaces are under attack

THE countryside is a lovely thing. I’m not one of the tree hugging brigade, but I do love a little wander around some of England’s green and pleasant land.

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4 Apr 2014 09:31

The Week in Westminster: With Reading East MP Rob Wilson

THOSE around Ed Miliband have been fighting like ferrets in a sack at Westminster this week. It

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4 Apr 2014 09:30

A lesson on the reality of teaching

I’M not sure I could be a teacher. Children are a tedious bunch, spending all day with the little blighters would leave me feeling positively murderous.

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28 Mar 2014 09:31

The Week in Westminster: With Reading West MP Alok Sharma

DOGS bark, cats miaow and Labour put up taxes.

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28 Mar 2014 09:30

1p off a pint won't buy votes

I GOT quite a surprise at work this week.

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21 Mar 2014 09:30

They're all joining silly Milly in EU la-la land

FOR sale: EU citizenship. That’s what the headline said. £150,000 it said.

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14 Mar 2014 09:32

No way is highway

IN English common law the definition of a highway is something like “a way over which all members of the public have the right to pass and repass without hindrance”.

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14 Mar 2014 09:30

Stop clogging up courts by scrapping licence

YOU might remember the commercials.

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14 Mar 2014 09:30

Getting the money's worth

THE economy is picking up, apparently.

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13 Mar 2014 09:31

The Week in Westminster: With Reading West MP Alok Sharma

LAST week was National Apprenticeship Week, an excellent initiative now in its seventh year, which aims to raise the profile of apprenticeships with employers and young people and highlight their importance for building skills for the future.

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7 Mar 2014 09:34

Come on Dave, you know we just hate surprises

WITH Iron Chancellor Merkel delivering the first non-surprise and T. Blair belatedly the second, the only surprising feature of the past week’s two major events was that anyone was actually surprised.

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7 Mar 2014 09:32

We must bridge this gap in ambitions

THE definition of parallel lines is never far from our thoughts when a third bridge over the Thames is up for discussion.

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7 Mar 2014 09:31

The Week in Westminster: With Reading East MP Rob Wilson

THERE’S not much getting away from the big story in the Reading area at the moment; ending the daily traffic gridlock and convincing south Oxon residents that it’s in everyone’s interests to deliver a third Thames bridge

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7 Mar 2014 09:30

Is 'optic nerve' portraying the right image?

LAST week I found myself wandering around one of the less desirable boroughs of West London, having managed to get hopelessly lost while attempting to visit my sister.

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28 Feb 2014 09:33

Clear cut? No chance - situation can be deceptive

UNTIL Viktor Yanukovych legged it to the Crimea in a hurry on Saturday night, whether the West likes it or not, he was the legal head of a country with a legitimate and democratically elected government.

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28 Feb 2014 09:32

No shame in calling for back up

WITH the resources of the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service stretched to the limit by floods across the county there was certainly no shame in calling for back-up from both the military and brigades in other parts of England.

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28 Feb 2014 09:31

The Week in Westminster: With Reading West MP Alok Sharma

THE British economy is forecast by the Bank of England to grow by 3.4% in 2014 and part of this growth will be through increased bi-lateral trade with other countries as well as more inward overseas investment to the UK.

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28 Feb 2014 09:30

Salmond up the creek without a paddle

INDEPENDENCE is a funny thing, isn’t it?

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21 Feb 2014 09:31

The Week in Westminster: With Reading East MP Rob Wilson

THERE has been a little respite for those affected by the flooding in the past few days, allowing other issues to rise up the political agenda.

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