Sunday, 03 July 2022

Why speedy treatment is so important if you suffer a stroke

Why speedy treatment is so important if you suffer a stroke

MICHAEL JOHNSON, the four-time Olympic gold medallist and at one time the fastest man over 200 metres, was finishing a workout at his home in 2018 when he suddenly noticed a tingling in his left arm and an involuntary movement in his left foot. While...
Wondrous woodland with odd-looking trees and glassy glades

Wondrous woodland with odd-looking trees and glassy glades

AS the weather is unpredictable, Rosemary and I decide to visit Kingwood Common, where I will be leading a walk in August. We chose to look round a cherished section of this wondrous, complex site, a wooded area with outstanding grassy glades,...

Beautiful riverside meadows are like our very own Garden of Eden

Beautiful riverside meadows are like our very own Garden of Eden

THE weather forecast is a bit mixed but Rosemary and I don’t mind as we are off to join Sally Rankin, of Greener Henley’s wildlife ...

Monkeypox isn’t the plague and this outbreak won’t be too serious

Monkeypox isn’t the plague and this outbreak won’t be too serious

“A POX on both your houses”. Those immortal words were spoken perhaps most famously by Mercurio in Romeo and Juliet. While ...

Let's Get Down to Business: Kimberley Russell, Kimberley's Hair and Beauty, Woodcote

Let's Get Down to Business: Kimberley Russell, Kimberley's Hair and Beauty, Woodcote

KIMBERLEY RUSSELL, 34, runs Kimberley’s hair and beauty salon in Woodcote. Born in Reading, she went to Woodcote Primary School and ...

Delights of bright spring morning and some not-so-welcome sights

Delights of bright spring morning and some not-so-welcome sights

IT is a lovely, temperate morning, full of clear, bright sunlight. I love dawn and dusk in spring when so much happens either side of ...

Our garden is like a Noah’s Ark for rapidly declining insect species

Our garden is like a Noah’s Ark for rapidly declining insect species

A STRANGE thing has been happening in our back garden. Many of our saplings, including alder, oak, downy birch, wych elm, field maple ...

Early intervention can make all the difference with bowel cancer

Early intervention can make all the difference with bowel cancer

YOU may be aware of the podcast You, Me and the Big C, co-hosted by Deborah James. Last Friday, she was made a dame for her inspiring ...

Muddy path transformed by emergence of gorgeous spring flowers

Muddy path transformed by emergence of gorgeous spring flowers

MY wife Rosemary has been feeling out of sorts for about three months due to back pain. However, after a visit to the doctor, she ...

For coeliac awareness week, the disease, cause and symptoms explained

I WAS out for dinner the other night with someone who suffers from coeliac disease. While I was happily browsing through the menu, ...

So much beauty on show as I lead bluebell walk through familiar wood

So much beauty on show as I lead bluebell walk through familiar wood

OUR new trees are bursting into leaf, including whitebeam, beech, wild service and wayfaring trees, crab apple, small- and ...

Whiling away the hours listening to the drum beat of woodpeckers

Whiling away the hours listening to the drum beat of woodpeckers

LETTING the cats out at about 7am, I walk into my office, sit down in my “executive” chair, press a few buttons (computer and hi-fi ...

Plenty to see in the garden as we anticipate arrival of avian migrants

Plenty to see in the garden as we anticipate arrival of avian migrants

IT is unseasonably cold this morning. Our cats are initially reluctant to step outside but three of our four join us to wrestle with ...

Let's Get Down to Business: Lorna Dunlop, Henley Florist and Flower School

Let's Get Down to Business: Lorna Dunlop, Henley Florist and Flower School

LORNA DUNLOP opened the Henley Florist and Flower School in Hart Street in November. She ran a flower shop in her native Edinburgh for ...

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Tea and support

Tea and support

A DEMENTIA café is to be held regularly in Sonning Common from next month. Tea parties for sufferers and their carers will be held at the Abbeycrest nursing home in Essex Way once ... [more]

 

New coaches

SONNING Common Youth Club is to have two female football coaches to run girls’ sessions. Reading Football Club has match-funded a £500 grant from Sported and will provide the ... [more]

 

Park opening

THE new recreation ground in Sonning Common should be open in time for the summer school holidays. Memorial Park in Reades Lane has a multi-use games area, a track around the edge ... [more]

 

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