18 Jul 2014 09:30
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.
17 Jul 2014 12:28 • Gary Farmer
Could billionaire James Dyson hoover up Reading all by himself - or would he need a little help from Richard Branson?
14 Jul 2014 12:14 • Gary Farmer
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.
11 Jul 2014 09:30
SUMMER is one mad dash from place-to-place for MPs trying to keep up with all the fantastic events and activities taking place.
3 Jul 2014 09:30
ONE of the great satisfactions of being a Member of Parliament is working with dedicated residents in delivering local community initiatives.
3 Jul 2014 09:29
SHOULD we stay or should we go? And, more to the point, does anyone outside of the Westminster elite actually care?
1 Jul 2014 10:20
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.
27 Jun 2014 09:31
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
19 Jun 2014 15:03
This summer is a veritable feast of sporting events for English sports fans with so much going on across the world in so many different sports.
17 Jun 2014 13:20
To seasoned overseas workers the vagaries of international problems are just so much distraction from the real business to hand - and that’s arguably never more true than in the multi-faceted Middle East.
13 Jun 2014 09:30
IT’S official, I’m going to become a tennis fan. You never get this sort of nonsense at Wimbledon.
13 Jun 2014 09:30
THIS week we heard that the Education Funding Agency, the part of the Department for Education with responsibility for reviewing and selecting sites for new schools, has purchased High Ridge in Upper Warren Avenue, Caversham, with the intention of clearing the site and building a new primary school.
12 Jun 2014 16:20
8 May 2014 12:30
Get advice, and plenty of it, is surely the best approach to adopt when taking on what is likely to be the most major - and stressful - purchase you are ever likely to make.
18 Apr 2014 09:32
WE have a short break from Westminster this week for Easter, so I thought I’d would raise a couple of local issues that are making me a bit grumpy at the moment.
18 Apr 2014 09:31
IT PAINTS a telling picture that while a record number of children are celebrating being offered a place at their first choice of primary school, the percentage of youngsters getting allocated their number one option has dropped.
18 Apr 2014 09:30
QUITE often I’ll merrily draft my column at some bizarre hour. I’m
11 Apr 2014 09:31
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
11 Apr 2014 09:30
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.
4 Apr 2014 09:31
THOSE around Ed Miliband have been fighting like ferrets in a sack at Westminster this week. It