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Thames Valley Area Guide: Binfield

With a population of around 9000 people, the village of Binfield is a small Berkshire parish occupying land between Warfield, Shurlock Row, Bracknell and Wokingham. A part of the Bracknell Forest District Council, it is classed as an urban town…
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Wokingham: The Happiest Place to Live?

Want to know where the happiest place to live in England is? According to recent results from the Thriving Places Index, Wokingham scores second as the happiest place to live in the country. The assessment is based on three key areas; equality,…
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Education Focus: Wokingham Secondary Schools

Wokingham secondary schools have some of the best reputations in the UK with three performing well above average and ranked in the top 12% of schools nationally. Allocation of placements for secondary schools for the 2018/2019 academic year…
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Thames Valley Area Guide: Earley

Do you want to know more about Earley? A diverse parish which incorporates historical rural settlements with a vast 20th century housing development, Earley bridges the two towns of Reading and Wokingham. Incorporating the 1970s development…
Celebrity Spotting in the Thames Valley
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Celebrity Spotting in the Thames Valley

Celebrity spotting in Berkshire? The Thames Valley might not have the glitter and glamour of Hollywood but the area does have many links to the stars. In this guide, we take a whirlwind tour of the celebrity links to the area in our ‘map’…
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Arborfield: Thames Valley Area Guide

Arborfield is a civil parish of the Wokingham district and is a small village many people simply drive through on their way to work. Well located for local amenities and boasting some hidden gems of its own, this quiet area benefits from lower…
Twyford and Hurst area guide
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Thames Valley Area Guide: Twyford and Hurst

Nestled in a rural idyll between Reading, Maidenhead, Wokingham and Henley-on-Thames, the villages of Twyford and Hurst enjoy excellent commuter links, access to great facilities and community driven country life. These two parishes of the…
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Wokingham: Compared to the Rest of England

Though the Wokingham area (as a unitary authority) has a population density of over 125,000 people, the town itself is home to just 30,000 people. A small market town nestled between Reading, Bracknell, Windsor and Camberley, Wokingham consistently…
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Cost of Living Comparison: London vs Reading

Reading, the county town of Berkshire, is just a 30 minute train journey away from London and shares many of the same conveniences that Londoners enjoy, at a fraction of the cost. In fact, the cost of living in Reading can be up to £1,000 a…
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The Walters Family and the Wokingham Area

The name Walter can be found in many places around the Wokingham area including the Walter Infant School, the Walter Arms PH and Walter Road in Woosehill. Some of the most impressive buildings in the area also bear the same influential name,…