Why your vote matters this year

As you may have noticed, we’ve started carrying some articles relating to the forthcoming General and Local Elections that are taking place on Thursday, May 7. It’s a crucial time, with polls and experts both predicting a national result that is too close to call. What we do know is that your vote really will…

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You’ll never guess why Luke Skywalker from Star Wars wrote to Dennis The Menace

Head back in time to September 1979: Star Wars mania was in full flight across the UK as the classic George Lucas film had gripped the world’s imagination. The sequel was just months away from release and Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, was a hero. Having faced off against the fearsome Darth Vader, he sided…

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Editor’s blog: awe and wonder at midnight mass

It’s midnight. All is quiet as people wait in their pews, expectantly. A bell rings – Christmas Day has started. The organ strikes up with – what else? – It Came Upon The Midnight Clear. The heady smell of insense wafts delicately through the building as the priests process through the ancient, beautiful building. What…

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Editor’s blog: Watch out, the wolves are running

A mysterious Punch and Judy man, two trainee priests and a train journey home to start the Christmas holidays. It’s all straightforward until a lost ticket and a chance conversation reveal that the wolves are running and a dastardly plot to spoil Christmas is under way.…

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Editor’s blog: Reading snubbed by Doctor Who makers once again

Makers of the hit BBC show Doctor Who are once again snubbing Reading. The town is omitted from a list of stops for a worldwide tour this August – which means that once again the Daleks are bypassing the Thames Valley in their quest to take over the galaxy.…

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Editor’s blog: When I’m off duty …

Running a community news website and magazine means that there’s rarely a dull moment, but sometimes I like to get some rest and recreation by doing some more work.…

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