Jobs for slimming consultants

The Reading, Woodley, Sonning and Twyford Slimming World groups have welcomed over 5,300 new members so far this year and we would like to thank The Reading Chronicle and Midweek papers for all of your help with advertising and helping us make our community aware of our warm and friendly groups.

Your efficiency and professionalism is excellent and the team are a pleasure to work with. Thank you.

We are passionate about helping even more local people to lose weight and achieve their dream.

We have current vacancies in Reading and other local areas. If you would like to find out more about becoming a Slimming World Consultant, please call Sam Page on 07907 620572 or Jess Tutton on 07572 458409.

Slimming World team

Time is right to microchip all cats

Cats are much-loved pets, yet many of your readers may be surprised to learn that they do not have the same level of protection as dogs when it comes to microchipping. While microchipping is compulsory for dogs, there are no such laws for cats, and this means many lost or injured cats are not able to be reunited with their owners. Being independent and curious, cats are more likely than dogs to roam and get lost far from home.

Cats Protection has launched a petition calling on the government to bring in laws to ensure that all owned cats across the UK are microchipped. Microchipping is a safe and permanent method of identification, unlike collars which are prone to coming off.

By ensuring all owned cats are microchipped, owners will have the peace of mind of knowing their cat has the best chance of being returned home should they become lost. In the sad event a cat has been killed on the roads, the details on their microchip can also ensure their owner can be informed.

We welcome Labour’s Animal Welfare Manifesto, stating its intention to expand mandatory microchipping for cats, and the Government’s Animal Welfare Action plan committing to a consultation on cat microchipping.

Cat lovers can show their support for compulsory micrcochipping of owned cats, and help more cats be reunited with their owners, by signing Cats Protection’s petition at

Cats Protection