Opinion

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.

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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?

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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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27 Mar 2014 09:30

Adam Afriyie MP column: We can secure a better future

HERE in Ascot, we are fortunate to have been somewhat sheltered from the economic struggles facing other parts of the country. Business is stronger than ever, and this is a tribute to entrepreneurs who have persevered through very difficult years. We are seeing a private sector- led economy, especially locally, with a record number of people in work as businesses invest, grow and take on new people. At the Budget, the Chancellor updated the Charter for Budget

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20 Mar 2014 09:30

Dr Phillip Lee MP column: Investment will boost Bracknell area

INVESTMENT is vital to the economic sustainability of any area and the Thames Valley, successful as it is, is no different. Home to a number of different towns that play an important role in the region’s success, connectivity between these areas is crucial.

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13 Mar 2014 09:30

Colin Antink column: Long road to recovery after operation

I’VE just come out of hospital after a spinal decompression operation so am finding life in general very frustrating. Who could have imagined how much time and effort it takes to simply pull on a pair of boxers? Too long, trust me.

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20 Feb 2014 09:30

Dr Phillip Lee MP column: Children must be protected from smoke

THERE has been much media attention and speculation surrounding the recent vote in Parliament over smoking in cars carrying children. I would like to take this opportunity to explain why I voted in favour of this piece of legislation.

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11 Feb 2014 09:30

Adam Afriyie column: Council tax cut is good news

IT STRIKES me that whenever I’m chatting to residents it’s not long before the conversation turns to energy bills and the general pressures on household budgets.

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23 Oct 2013 09:30

John Redwood MP's column: 'We need cheaper energy'

ENERGY prices are too dear already and are now going up too quickly. They have been at the centre of the Westminster debate this month.

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26 Sep 2013 09:30

John Redwood MP's column: 'I keep control of my expenses'

WE HAVE recently been told that MPs expenses for the year 2013-13 were higher than in 2009, the last year under the old system. The national media made much of the fact that expenses had hit a new high.

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20 Sep 2013 09:30

Adam Afriyie column: 'Festival will be a real treat'

IT'S that time of year again, when the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead begins to bloom with arts, culture and an atmosphere of excitement as the Windsor Festival kicks off in style.

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13 Sep 2013 09:30

Phillip Lee column: 'Council should drop fight against hospital changes'

HAVING failed to secure a judicial review on the former primary care trust’s decision to close some services at Heatherwood and Wexham Park, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has now demanded the Secretary of State for Health set up an Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP).

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5 Sep 2013 09:30

Colin Antink column: 'It was nice to be beside the seaside - mostly'

WELL, I have just returned from a week in Costa del Weymouth. At the risk of sounding like a postcard, ‘Weather great, swimming in sea, relaxing on beach’.

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29 Aug 2013 09:30

John Redwood MP's column: 'Let's not rush to war in Syria'

AS I write this I have just learnt that Parliament has been recalled. We are asked by the government to meet on Thursday [August 29] to debate the situation in Syria, and if necessary to vote on government proposals.

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9 Aug 2013 09:30

Colin Antink column: 'I don't envy Kate over media scrutiny'

WELL, it's finally happened. After nine long months of anticipation we have some more positive news to think about. You have heard everyone else's opinions on the Royal birth and you are about to get a (probably rather naïve) young man's views on it all.

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1 Aug 2013 09:30

John Redwood MP's column: 'Recovery is well under way'

IT IS good news that the economy is picking up. There is more construction activity under way, as the building industry starts to provide more new homes. The service sector has seen growth over the past year. Locally unemployment is low and has fallen in recent months.

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30 Jul 2013 09:30

Maurice O'Brien column: 'It's pay now, more pay later for those at the top'

HAVE you noticed how many of them carry those big satchels? Ministers, Civil Service hierarchy, bankers, accountants and the BBC elite, particularly the BBC elite, arriving for work, getting fired or wriggling in front of some tribunal.

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26 Jul 2013 09:30

Adam Afriyie MP's column: 'Heathrow expansion is foolhardy'

FOR residents in Ascot, Heathrow proves its worth as a noisy, but welcome neighbour. Aviation plays a huge role in delivering long-term economic growth and importantly provides the international connectivity this country needs to thrive in the highly competitive global economy.

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