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27 Jan 2012 09:30

Too much council bureaucracy spoils a fine county

ON THE borders somewhere there are probably still one or two rusting signs welcoming travellers to the Royal County of Berkshire.

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27 Jan 2012 09:30

Alok Sharma's Westminster Diary: January, 26

Welfare reform has been centre stage at Westminster over the past days. Anyone who has had any dealings with benefits will appreciate just how frustratingly complicated the current system is. The Coalition is in the process of passing legislation to make the system simpler and to limit the amount of benefits any household can receive.

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20 Jan 2012 09:30 • Maurice O'Brien

Speeding off into a sadly predictable future

SHOULD I ever still feel the need to gaze into the future I reckon the last person from whom I'd seek advice would be a transport planner.

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20 Jan 2012 09:30

Rob Wilson's Westminster Diary: January, 12 2012

Once again I was back in the thick of it on education again at Westminster this week.

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6 Jan 2012 19:00 • Maurice O'Brien

Olympic 'dream'? You're having a laugh!

IT MAY not be an expression routinely bandied around the corridors of power, but Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Jeremy Hunt would do well to ponder the proverb 'all frills and no knickers'.

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6 Jan 2012 18:59 • Rob Wilson MP

Rob Wilson's Westminster Diary, January 5, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all Chronicle readers and indeed everybody else. I hope this year proves to be a great one!

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6 Jan 2012 18:50

Hollow greetings on tracks

NEW YEAR greetings between rail commuters returning to work this week can rarely have seemed more hollow.

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