Rob Wilson writes: Exploring the ‘extremely complex’ reasons for foodbank growth – don’t just take the easy option of simply blaming a system or a political party

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A few days ago, the Trussell Trust released its annual figures showing its food banks had handed out 913,000 parcels of emergency food – up from 347,000 last year. I recently visited Readifood, Reading’s local foodbank, and it too suggested it was…

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Julie Wheeler (right) with PCSOs from the Abbey-with-Battle Neighbourhood Policing Team Lynda Bowyer Shoppers in Broad Street Reading this morning will have noticed a marquee positioned opposite the Marks & Spencer store. As part of a wider collaboration with other agencies in…

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Online applications for a place at a primary school in the Wokingham Borough for 2014-15 have increased by 25 per cent this year to nearly 90 per cent, and all parents receiving offers today (April 16) will be able to respond to…

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Rachel Millar speaks to our reporter Twenty people spoke their mind in public on Saturday March 1, as Reading enjoyed its first Speakers’ Corner event. The occasion was a trial to find out which location would be best for a permanent site.

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Rachel Millar speaks to our reporter Twenty people spoke their mind in public on Saturday March 1, as Reading enjoyed its first Speakers’ Corner event. The occasion was a trial to find out which location would be best for a permanent site.

Easter at Xn

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BRIMPTON – Brimpton Church Holy Week, 14th to 19th April. Brimpton Church will be open daily from 10am to 6pm. Step into the story of Jesus’ last week. The church will be open daily for an opportunity to look around the church…