Opinion

24 Apr 2014 09:30

Savouring that perfect wine trip

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24 Apr 2014 09:30

Tomorrow’s gym is here to stay

Health resolutions are all very well, but are some of us trying to become super-slim and ultra-fit in too much of a hurry?

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18 Apr 2014 09:32

The Week in Westminster: With Reading East MP Rob Wilson

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.

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18 Apr 2014 09:31

We need to solve schools equation

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.

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18 Apr 2014 09:30

Can we really afford to switch off?

QUITE often I’ll merrily draft my column at some bizarre hour. I’m

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17 Apr 2014 09:30

Richard Benyon's Westminster Diary: April 17, 2014

NO one wanted to see the spectre of the expenses scandal rear its head again, but that’s what happened last week.

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11 Apr 2014 09:31

The Week in Westminster: With Reading West MP Alok Sharma

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

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11 Apr 2014 09:30

Little green spaces are under attack

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.

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8 Apr 2014 09:45

Enjoying wine without the fuss

You’re enthralled by quality wine, and - without wishing to become an expert - perhaps you want to find out a little more about those captivating quality choices from the New World, or perhaps the classic vintages of France or Italy. But apart from conceivably laying out a fair bit of money on a fun but possibly pricey wine tour, how exactly should you proceed?

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4 Apr 2014 09:31

The Week in Westminster: With Reading East MP Rob Wilson

THOSE around Ed Miliband have been fighting like ferrets in a sack at Westminster this week. It

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4 Apr 2014 09:30

A lesson on the reality of teaching

I’M not sure I could be a teacher. Children are a tedious bunch, spending all day with the little blighters would leave me feeling positively murderous.

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28 Mar 2014 09:31

The Week in Westminster: With Reading West MP Alok Sharma

DOGS bark, cats miaow and Labour put up taxes.

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28 Mar 2014 09:30

1p off a pint won't buy votes

I GOT quite a surprise at work this week.

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21 Mar 2014 09:30

They're all joining silly Milly in EU la-la land

FOR sale: EU citizenship. That’s what the headline said. £150,000 it said.

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14 Mar 2014 09:32

No way is highway

IN English common law the definition of a highway is something like “a way over which all members of the public have the right to pass and repass without hindrance”.

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14 Mar 2014 09:30

Stop clogging up courts by scrapping licence

YOU might remember the commercials.

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14 Mar 2014 09:30

Getting the money's worth

THE economy is picking up, apparently.

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13 Mar 2014 09:31

The Week in Westminster: With Reading West MP Alok Sharma

LAST week was National Apprenticeship Week, an excellent initiative now in its seventh year, which aims to raise the profile of apprenticeships with employers and young people and highlight their importance for building skills for the future.

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7 Mar 2014 09:34

Come on Dave, you know we just hate surprises

WITH Iron Chancellor Merkel delivering the first non-surprise and T. Blair belatedly the second, the only surprising feature of the past week’s two major events was that anyone was actually surprised.

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7 Mar 2014 09:32

We must bridge this gap in ambitions

THE definition of parallel lines is never far from our thoughts when a third bridge over the Thames is up for discussion.

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