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Creative Caversham – Lou Jessop

Embroidery and the use of textiles can be raised to an art form in talented hands, as Lou tells Elestr Lee. THERE has always been a tendency for the art world to regard embroidery or […]

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Ecotip – Eat Ethical Easter Eggs

Around 80 million Easter Eggs are sold each year in the UK. Most are packaged in cardboard or plastic, generating around 3,000 tonnes of packaging waste. Cardboard packaging is readily recycled, but much of the plastic is likely to be thrown away.
This Easter, when you choose Easter Eggs, try to think about the packaging. Look for those sold without plastic packing. Most of the major manufacturers are reducing their plastic use, so there are plenty of options. Some have even introduced ‘Plastic Free’ logos on their egg boxes. […]

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Talking Point – March 2021

However it feels, you are not alone    AS I WRITE, it is yet another cold, grey, drizzly day in February and there are weeks to go before we can expect to feel the Spring. […]

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In memory of Ute Lord 1933 – 2020

OUR MOTHER, Ute Lord, moved to Priest Hill in October 1961 from Clapham. From the start she was happy in her new home, with three small children and the fourth on the way. It was […]

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Talking Point – January 2021

The Year of the ramble? WAS 2020 the year of the ramble for you? Since becoming curate of Caversham Thameside and Mapledurham Parish, I have had more and more reason to cross the Thames from […]

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Winter Photo Competition

We want to see the amazing and creative ways that you have captured the beauty of the our area during these strange times. There is a prize for the winning photograph of a £25 John […]

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Christmas Tree sale at Caversham Court 2020

Econet organise a sale of locally sourced Scots Pine Christmas Trees at Caversham Court every December. This year, the impact of the pandemic introduced major difficulties for the organisation. As a result, the sale was […]

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Talking Point – December 2020

No Christmas FOR SOME people 2020 may have seemed like a non-year. The year in which many things didn’t happen. The year in which plans needed to be abandoned or radically changed. And will it […]

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Ecotip – Act to cut medicine waste

Wasted or unused medicine is a serious and growing problem for both the NHS and the environment. And it is something you can help tackle. It is estimated that as much as £300 million is […]