Opinion

18 Dec 2014 09:30

Good news about the Circuit Lane Surgery in Southcote

PATIENTS of the Circuit Lane Surgery in Southcote received the good news earlier this month, at a public meeting I helped to organise, that four the five GPs who had resigned in September will be staying on.

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18 Dec 2014 09:30

Fun and games while trying to breastfeed a three-month-old in public wearing a bodycon dress...

A LOT of my non-mum friends ask me what to expect from motherhood and wonder how life changes. I’ll tell you a story and let you make up your own mind.

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15 Dec 2014 09:30

The Reluctant Runner

SO I have been told you learn a lot about yourself when in training for something big like the London Marathon.

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29 Oct 2014 09:30

Europe essay prize is a great winter challenge

For any enterprising student who’s dreamed of being able to seriously expand his or her horizons the new eye-catcher offer agreed between Berlin-based travel experts GoEuro and the University of Reading is surely too good to ignore.

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9 Oct 2014 13:03 • Hugh Miller

Are green “tractors” the smart 4X4 option?

Even for people who follow new vehicle design fairly closely the lingering, classic image of the 4 X 4 is often that of an ostentatious gas guzzler with the eco-efficiency of a Sherman tank - the notorious “Chelsea Tractor”.

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9 Oct 2014 13:01 • Hugh Miller

Are we swapping the gym for a gadget?

We all know about the well-established trend among young people to risk obesity by spending endless hours glued to computer games - but it could just be that we’re giving technological gadgetry a bad name it doesn’t really deserve.

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8 Oct 2014 11:14

How will Reading fare in the Championship this season?

We're rolling into October now and the start of the winter period of the 2014/15 Championship season so things are starting to settle into place in the second tier of English football for The Royals and all of the other side's looking to secure promotion to the Premier League.

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22 Sep 2014 09:30 • Hugh Miller

Getting to grips with project risk

What’s the worst that could happen? That’s the pragmatic and not remotely doom-laden question any project manager has to ask before the ink is dry on the first draft of any operational plan - because solving problems before they get a chance to happen will add hugely to the prospects of ultimate success.

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19 Sep 2014 11:05 • Hugh Miller

Gala Bingos New TV Service Airs

The UK’s fastest growing Bingo provider Gala Bingo has recently joined forces with online television provider TVCatchup.com in launching Gala TV. TVCatchup has made it into the Independent’s Best TV Apps Top 10 and over 4 million people enjoy the more than 50 channels it offers to online and mobile users. The service is available on smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs, with over 10 million people having downloaded the app from Google Play Store.

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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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