Opinion

13 Aug 2014 09:30

Adam Afriyie column: We're taking a stand against domestic violence

ATTACKING or abusing a partner is a dreadful thing to do. There are unfortunately cases when this is deliberate, ongoing and hidden behind the closed doors of a relationship.

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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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6 Aug 2014 09:30

Dr Phillip Lee column: Let's 'boldly go' ahead with expanding our space industry

AS VICE-CHAIRMAN of the Parliamentary Space Committee, I have an inherent interest in this burgeoning industry. In my maiden speech in Parliament I spoke about the strategic, technological and industrial benefits of investing in this prospering industry.

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1 Aug 2014 09:30

Richard Benyon's Westminster Diary: July 30, 2014

THE situation in and around Gaza goes from bad to worse. The statistics make miserable reading.

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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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31 Jul 2014 14:40

Telefonkatalogen.biz Cracks the Norse Code for Success

Imagine a jobs market portal that fast-tracks candidates to the right opportunities, while simultaneously guiding employers deftly towards the best people for specific vacancies - then take a look at Norway.

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30 Jul 2014 09:30

Colin Antink column: Sit down and think up a bestseller

THEY say there is a book inside of everybody, and I find that to be so true. Just listen for a while to people remembering their childhood years working on the old farms when there was no running hot water, and the ice used to form on the insides of their windows.

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28 Jul 2014 12:20

Matching Madeira is a tasty proposition

Enthusiasm for good wine has gone through the roof in recent years, thanks to the relative ease of travel to great wine countries including France, Spain and Italy - but also to all-consuming interest in the dazzling products of the new world.

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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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25 Jul 2014 09:30

Richard Benyon's Westminster Diary: July 24, 2014

RESHUFFLES: the fascination of many inside the Westminster village and many fewer in the real world.

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23 Jul 2014 09:30

John Redwood MP column:

WHAT is the best way to raise your living standards? It is usually to work some overtime or get a promotion so you are paid more.

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21 Jul 2014 08:00

Richard Benyon's Westminster Diary: July 17, 2014

WHEN most people think of slavery or human trafficking they think back to the days of the Roman Empire and up to 1833 when slavery was abolished in the United Kingdom

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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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16 Jul 2014 09:30

Adam Afriyie MP column: Growth Deal will bring much-needed investment

I WANT our local businesses to grow so that we have ever more jobs and rising incomes and living standards in the area. For local businesses to grow and for competition to thrive, it’s really important that investment continues in the local infrastructure that our businesses rely on.

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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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11 Jul 2014 09:30

Richard Benyon's Westminster Diary: July 10, 2014

ONE in three of us will get cancer.

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9 Jul 2014 09:30

Dr Phillip Lee MP column: Crowthorne Carnival is a fantastic institution

ON SATURDAY, I was really pleased to join in with the celebrations in Crowthorne for this summer’s carnival. A true local institution, the biennial carnival occupies a week in the summer schedule, when residents of Crowthorne and further afield can enjoy the exciting and diverse events available.

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4 Jul 2014 14:30

Why men-only poker has had its chips

Social gaming is one of the biggest leisure phenomenons of modern times, and the way women are using it is driving a coach and horses through the old notion that men are kingpins of the gambling world.

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