27 Feb 2015 09:30

Oye Yes Santana: Review by Mike Swift

A SOLD out Norden Farm in Maidenhead played host to the ‘incredible’ Carlos Santana tribute band Oye Santana on Saturday night.


10 Feb 2015 09:30

A stadium, a prince and a marathon

WHEN I set out on the road to running a marathon I never expected it to take me to the hallowed turf of sacred Twickenham – twice – or shaking the hands of a prince in the England rugby team’s changing rooms, writes Rebecca Curley in this month's Reluctant Runner column.


26 Jan 2015 09:30

The Happy Horticulturist with Bernadette Varilone

Designing your ideal garden. First measure your plot.


19 Jan 2015 09:30

Mum's the word with Alex Brocklesby

After almost four months of practice, I have almost mastered the art of breastfeeding in public (except when caught off-guard wearing silly dresses). And what an art it is.


15 Jan 2015 09:30

The Reluctant Runner on Park Run

NEW year, new you....and all that jazz. Don’t you just hate it when people spin the positive on everything during January by saying this four words? Well for me yes, this is a new year, but it’s not so much a new me rather than a more organised (and hopefully fitter and thinner) me.


10 Jan 2015 09:30

The Happy Horticulturist

I hope you’re all set for Christmas and the presents are wrapped. Hopefully you can now sit back and relax.


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.


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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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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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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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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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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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

Glass ceiling that can't last forever

We've all heard about the notorious “glass ceiling” women often face when they try and pitch for the top jobs that have traditionally been dominated by men, but recent evidence suggests things are - finally - starting to get better.


2 Jul 2014 09:30

Colin Antink column: Best ideas come at night-time

ISN’T it strange how all the best ideas come to you in the dead of night? Or when you don’t have a pen and paper handy?

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11 Jun 2014 09:30

Dr Phillip Lee column: State Opening of Parliament is a fine tradition

ON WEDNESDAY, June 4, Parliament gathered for the annual rite of the State Opening; the main ceremonial event of the parliamentary calendar. This marks the passing of the previous session and the inauguration of the new one.

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24 Apr 2014 09:30

Adam Afriyie MP column: Neighbourhood plan is good news

INSENSITIVE over-development of our area is one of my key concerns for Ascot, Sunninghill, Sunningdale and across the constituency.

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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?


17 Apr 2014 09:30

Dr Phillip Lee MP column: Urgent Care Centre will benefit patients

AFTER months of campaigning, I am delighted that the Urgent Care Centre at Brants Bridge in Bracknell has opened its doors to its full range of services. Open 365 days a year, 12 hours a day, the new HealthSpace offers state-of-the-art medical facilities in an easily accessible location.

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10 Apr 2014 09:30

Colin Antink column: New surgery is bit of a minefield

AS A lot of my readers will know my aim in this column is to fight the corner of the disabled. So here’s a bit about our new ‘Wokingham Medical Centre’, or doctors’ surgery to you and me. All very bright and modern, with a lot of expensive technology.

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