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Discount Zone Special Offers with the new ClickSizzlers page

Want to Stay in Shape? Tips on how you can keep fit and healthy

Improving your Home? Tips on keeping your home and garden in tip top condition

Looking for a Career? Tips to help you change your future

Puzzle Time Test your brain with our Sudoku Puzzle

Getting Married? Help with the arrangements for your big day


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Contents 2,25,27

Family For all the Family

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Move & Improve Home & Garden Ideas

12,13,28,32 Health Nutrition and Exercise

14,20,24,26 Living Ideas for all

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Listings What’s on this Spring

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Community Library and Charity News

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Employment

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Welcome to the spring issue of Click Berkshire, promoting trusted services in the local area. We are now distributing to a wider reach so I would like to welcome our new readers and highlight that our website offers much more information on local services. Please take a look directly at clickberkshire.co.uk or via the QR code on the front cover. You will find additional Competitions, Click Sizzler deals, Events in your local area and One-stop sections if you are Moving or Improving your home, Planning a Wedding or Special occasion, looking for a Health related service or even a Business support area. The ‘What’s On’ pages highlight a selection of forthcoming events in the local area. You can find more details and a wider range of events online at clickberkshire.co.uk, which is updated regularly. The on-line What’s on section provides a complimentary service for Community, School or Charity events so why not get in touch with us. In the Click Sizzler section of the site you will find further Click Sizzler vouchers, so why not take a look and see if you can grab yourself a special rate!

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10 point plan for achieving Health and Fitness Fitness tips from John Polston, Wokingham 5Star Bootcamps 1. GOAL SETTING This could be anything that is specific to you. Losing weight, improving your diet or dropping a dress size. 2. MOTIVATION What makes you tick? Short and long term goals. When we are motivated anything is possible to achieve. 3. PROGRESS Tracking your progress - weigh, measure and take a photo of yourself at the start of the program. Do this again at the end and see the rewards. 4. FOOD DIARY It is a great way to know exactly what is going into your body, food and drink good and bad. It gets you into good habits. Looking back at your week in black and white, there is no hiding place, you can tweak things as you go. 5. BREAKFAST Is the most important meal of the day. It will give you more energy, lead you to make healthier choices during the day, and keep you feeling full so you eat less later on. 6. EXERCISE You burn 5 hours worth of calories in an hour at Bootcamp with a mixture of resistance and cardio exercise. You will have more energy and vitality to lead the life you always wanted. 7. GROUP TRAINING Working out in a group with encouragement and support from each other keeps you motivated to reach your goals. 8. COMMUNICATION Tell your friends, family and the people close to you what you are doing. They will encourage and help you. Share your experiences. You are not alone. 9. STAY STRONG You will have good and bad days. It’s not easy but the rewards are there for you. 10. ROUTINE Exercise and healthy eating are not easy, the first few weeks are the hardest, breaking the bad habits and creating new ones by exercising and healthy eating. Anything is possible - take the leap and get started now.

Time to live… By Niki Mossman at Positive Impact Coaching How much of today did you spend living your day? How much of it did you spend instead ruminating about last week or worrying about what is going to happen tomorrow ? Life is precious but many of us are letting it slip away whilst we live in the past or the future. Taking time to be in the present and live for the moment can have a positive impact on your state of mind – it can reduce stress and anxiety, leave you feeling calmer and happier and have a knock-on effect on your personal relationships. You might know it as Mindfulness – I like to think of it as Living in the Now and you don’t have to go to a mountaintop to do it, you can start right here right now. Living in the Now is about paying attention to what is going on around you and experiencing every moment. Here are some ways you can get started: • Look around you – notice all the colours in the room, think about how they make you feel • Try a different sandwich for lunch – taste and savour each mouthful carefully • Take a new route to work – notice the shape of the windows as you walk past the buildings Anything which avoids you going into autopilot as you go about your day will get you on the road to Living in the Now and actually living your own life. To find out more about Living in the Now contact Niki at niki@positiveimpactuk.co.uk , call 07580 066881 or go to www.positiveimpactuk.co.uk.

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Moroccan Chicken Ballotine Ingredients (Serves 6) Method 6 chicken breasts, skin removed Large pinch saffron strands 3-4 packs pancetta slices Juice of 1 lemon 1 large onion finely diced 2 tbspn olive oil

1 tspn course sea salt 2 tspn ground ginger 1 tspn black pepper 1 tspn ground cinnamon 50g chopped semi-dried apricots 2 tspn Raz-El-Hanout powder

Fry the onion in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add the ginger, saffron, cinnamon and Raz-El-Hanout powder, apricot, salt and pepper and lemon juice. Cook on a medium heat until the onions have softened but not coloured too much. Remove to a bowl and cool. Butterfly each chicken breast and open up flat. Place between 2 sheets of cling film and bash with a rolling pin or meat tenderiser until about 1cm thick.

tightening the ends of cling film like a Christmas cracker until the ‘sausage’ of chicken is really tight. (You can do all of this the night before and keep refrigerated until needed).

On another sheet of cling film, lay out the pancetta, slightly overlapping. You will need to see how many you need depending on the width of the chicken breast (I use about 6 rashers).

Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Drop the chicken (still wrapped in cling film) in and poach for about 30 mins. Remove the chicken from the water and set aside.

Lay each chicken breast out on a separate sheet of cling film, spread a tablespoon of the filling on the chicken and roll up into a tight sausage, using the cling film as a helping hand being careful not to roll the cling film inside the chicken.

Heat up a dash of vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan to a medium heat. Unwrap the chicken from the cling film, draining the juices away, and put the chicken in the frying pan. Turn every minute or so until evenly browned. Slice each end off the chicken and cut into 2 pieces.

Transfer the chicken breast on top of the pancetta and using the cling film, roll it up into a sausage shape with the cling film tightly around it (again taking care not to roll the cling film inside the chicken). Keep rolling and

Serve with couscous.

To sample this and many other dishes, why not book into ‘Mary Jane’s Soul Kitchen’ Supper Club in Wokingham. www.maryjanessoulkitchen.co.uk or book a private dinner party in your own home with the chef Jo Foster at Thyme In Catering www.thyme-in.co.uk

Puzzle Time 5 4 Sudoku 6 2 9

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Wokingham Borough Library News March April May

Branches Arborfield Library 0780 166 4520 Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800 Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176 Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656 Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150 Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519 Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630 Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368 Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771 Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Are you aware of what your local library has to offer? Here is a just a small selection of events taking place at Wokingham Town Centre Library and other branches, Please visit www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/ to find out more. Captain Underpants - activities session for ages 7-10, £1.50 charge, please call to book. Wokingham Mon. April 7 10.30-11.30 Lower Earley Tue. April 8 2.00-3.00 Woodley Tue. April 10 2.00-3.00 Illustrator visit with Nicholas Allan - Hear the tale of The Queen’s Knickers, take part in some drawing and decorate a pair of paper knickers for the Queen! For children aged 4 to 7 years old. £3.50 Wokingham Fri. April 11 10.30-11.30 Woodley Fri. April 11 1.00-2.00 Lower Earley Fri. April 11 2.45- 3.25 Poetry on Prescription Tour - Poetry readings and prescriptions with William Sieghart. Please call to book a place, £3 Wokingham Mon. March 31 5.00 to 7.00 Power, Peril and Politics - Historical panel event with authors Essie Fox, Jane Thynne and Vanora Bennett. Please call to book a place, £37 Wokingham Thur. March 13 7.00 Eavesdropping on Jane Austen’s England - A presentation by historians Roy and Lesley Adkins. Please call to book a place, £3 Wokingham Wed. May 14 2.00 Ordinary Autism - A talk with Caroline Hearst. Please call to book a place, £3 Wokingham Sat. April 5 10.30

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WHAT’S ON THIS SPRING Around Wokingham For more events please visit the ‘What’s on’ section of Clickberkshire.co.uk where you will find these events including Sunday Roasts, Schools and Community fairs, Pamper Evenings and Local Attractions. 5th March

Business Start-up Workshop Cornerstone, Norreys Avenue, Wokingham, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

16th April

8th March

Michael Bublé tribute night Cantley House Hotel, 7.30pm

13th March

Cliveden Open House Cliveden National Trust, 10.30am

11th-25th April Easter Chicks Hunt Woodley Town Centre Shop Windows

15th March

Farmers Market Woodley Town Centre, 9.00am 1.30pm

18th -21st April Cadbury's Easter Trail Cliveden, 11am - 4pm

Parenthesis Spring Concert Caversham Heights Methodist Church, 15 March 2014 7.30pm

4th May

Tilehurst Festival 2014 Prospect Park, 12.00

22nd March

March A Do Cantley House Hotel, 7.30pm

5th May

Wokingham May Fair Wokingham

23rd March

Car Boot Sale Woodley Town Centre, 8.00am 1.00pm

14th May

5th April

Carnival of the Animals Kennet Valley Free Church Calcot, 7.30pm

'Celebrations in the Red' by Pam Lewis, National Flower Arranger Wokingham Methodist Centre, 7.30pm

25th-26th May

The Highclere Game and Country Fair, Highclere Castle, 08.30am

26th May

Bank holiday - Children’s Fun Day - Free Activities Woodley Town Centre (11.00am - 3.00pm)

14th June

Woodley Carnival Woodley

13th April

Cliveden's Car Display Cliveden National Trust, 12 - 3pm

14th April

Informal evening Networking Loch Fyne, London Road, Wokingham, 6pm - 8.30pm

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Left with an awkward tree stump? Some garden improvement hints from Stuart Gray of Southern Stump Removal

If you’ve had a tree or hedge cut down, you will probably have been left with the stump. In many cases, if the stump is not in the way, you can leave it to decompose organically, but this can take several years. Some stumps can also put on new growth, prevent you from replanting the area and can attract unwanted visitors in your garden such as honey fungus. So what can you do? You can either try and remove it yourself, a potentially back-breaking DIY job that can leave you with a big hole and frayed temper, or call in the experts, who can grind a stump quickly and easily, leaving you with a small pile of mulch and an area that can be re-planted almost instantly. For more information call: Southern Stump Removal: 07767 342540. www.southernstumpremoval.co.uk office@southernstumpremoval.co.uk

GARDEN FENCING Some more tips for garden maintenance from Graham of General M After the recent storms, many of us have fencing down, damaged or beyond repair, so what should we be thinking about? The main options regarding basic garden fencing are:

Larch lap fence panels Fixed using nails, screws metal fixing plates Not built to last forever Construction of panels vary and are sometimes poorly constructed Closed board panels • More solid in construction • 40-50% more expensive Close board and rail system • Frame work of posts and three “arris rails” • 6 inch gravel board to the base of the posts at each side • Feather boards • 4x4 inch posts at least 2 feet into the ground and fixed into a base of cement • Posts can be made of timber or concrete • Longer lasting

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Of course, if it is just the post that has snapped there are various means of either repairing the post or replacing it. As a rule of thumb, I would recommend that if you can afford to replace a panelled fence “run” with a board and rail fence and you intend to stay in the property for some time in the future, then it would be a real investment. If this is all just a little daunting, then you can always call a professional to repair or replace your fence as they will have all the tools needed to complete the work. GeneralM 0118-9751377 07790-574065 generalm@btinternet.com www.generalm.co.uk

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Helping Young People Find Their Future Aspire@Wokingham is a new centre jointly run by Local Businesses, Wokingham Secondary Schools and Wokingham Borough Council to provide an alternative environment to young people who have become disengaged in the normal school curriculum. The main focus is to help up to 40 young people, who have been referred to the centre by schools, to ‘find their future’. It is a 1 - 2 year programme during which the emphasis is to provide key qualifications in English, Mathematics and ICT. The programme will also provide real work life experience through work placement. Such placements are supportive and engaging work opportunities with the possibility of leading to apprenticeships or permanent employment. The main aim of the placements will be to assist the young people to focus on where they may like to start a career, and how to further that vision. Aspire would be interested to speak to any Local Businesses that can offer work placements to young people or provide a presentation or demonstration of particular skills. Please contact Sarah Concannon for further information, sconcannon@aspire520.org.uk or visit the website www.aspire520.org.uk. Registered Charity No. 1153690

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Step into Spring! By Niki Mossman of the Little Red Dress Image Consultancy

Hoorah! Spring is just around the corner and a whole crop of new clothes is about to pop-up in the stores. Thankfully the fashion cycle is slowing down a bit, so just a few changes will update your look for the new season – one or two little on-trend tweaks can make all the difference. So here’s a quick round up of some of the main trends…

M&S

First the good news for all those Natural style personalities with comfort in mind – you’ll be glad to know that there is still a style love affair between designers and all things sporty – from bomber jackets to trainers (even at Chanel). If you are more Dramatic or Creative then the hallmark of the Land’s End season – wearing bold colours in strong combinations – is going to be right up your street. Think fuchsia pink with orange or emerald green with bright blue. It’s being seen everywhere from Primark to Jaeger. One of the key colours this season is yellow – great for those of us with a Warm colouring, much harder for those with Cool colouring (grey hair and pink cheeks) who can head instead for strong pinks and blues – or keep their yellow for below the waist.

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Luckily in direct contrast for the more understated there is also a strong pale and interesting trend. There will be a lot of sugary pinks around (you may find you have these from last year too) but it isn’t everyone’s best colour so check to see if taupes, creams and limes are better for you. There is a lot of white about too, in all fabrics from soft wool and silk to sharper satins. If pure white isn’t your best colour (and for a lot of us it’s very hard to wear) look for off whites and soft whites. Or seek out one of the many items with lace or a sheer panel to let your own skin tones peep through.

A laid back Denim look is up-to-date (again) and not just in jeans and jackets but also M&S in dresses, skirts, accessories … Be careful with the weight of the fabric to wear this look successfully. Straight figures will be able to carry off the heavier fabrics but curvier figures need to look for softer fabrics such as chambray and washed cotton with Lycra. And last but not least there are some beautiful prints coming into the stores: head to toe florals – or just a sprinkling of flowers at the hem or cuff – as well as stripes and brush strokes. Don’t forget to take your proportions and body shape into account when deciding on where to put your patterns. These trousers are great for someone with wide shoulders but not so good for narrow shoulders and wider hips. Whichever trend you choose to adopt this season - enjoy! To find out more contact Niki at niki@little-red-dress.co.uk, call 07580 066881 or take a look at : www.little-red-dress.co.uk.

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What exactly is Linkedin and how can it benefit you? When looking for work most jobseekers know that they'll need a CV, a cover letter and perhaps a completed application form. But there are many who don't know about the value of a fully optimised Linkedin profile. Linkedin is an online platform - www.Linkedin.com - where members can effectively post their career profile and a whole lot more. Whereas you're limited in terms of space on your CV, Linkedin offers a host of options to enhance your profile and visibility. You can really go to town - add employers, projects, education, interests, up to 50 skills, testimonials, endorsements, voluntary work, certificates and you can even upload samples of your work including video, documents and photographs. It also provides fantastic search tools to help you find vacancies using keywords, job titles and location. You can set up job alerts, connect with recruiters, join up to 50 groups and generally make yourself visible. You can also tap into expert advice on pretty well any subject that interests you. And all of this is free - yes, FREE! You can pay to upgrade which can be useful, but much of what you need is free. Recruiters actively scour Linkedin every day looking for potential candidates. If your profile is fully optimised with appropriate keywords, the recruiters will find you and make contact when they have suitable openings. Don't worry if you've just left school or university and don't have much work experience - it's still worth setting up a Linkedin profile. Include your achievements, volunteering work, clubs/societies, skills, etc. Start doing some online courses - many of which are free - to enhance your skills, and then add these to your profile. What are you waiting for? Sign up for a Linkedin account today and start creating your profile. Remember that Linkedin is a professional site - nothing like Facebook - so act professionally at all times. And it doesn't replace CVs - it complements them. We write many Linkedin profiles for our clients and we know it works.

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Wedding Tips From Helen Lord of Borrowed Blue & Lace There are a few tips we would like to share with newly engaged brides to be. As soon as you get engaged then start your dress search! Custom order dresses will typically take between 6 and 9 months so start your serious searching 12 months before your wedding date. We would recommend for your first appointment you bring with you a couple of your biggest fans (Mum, sister, best friend) and an open mind! Trust your consultant, who will be able to select dresses to suit your style. If you build trust then the process of finding your dress will be stress-free and relaxed and this will lead to success! We suggest you try on 6-8 dresses at your first appointment and finish the appointment by trying on your favourite dress again, along with a veil and accessories, and have fun! Once you have found your dream dress then you will need to find out delivery date and then arrange your alterations dates. Don’t leave the ordering of your dress too late and incur unnecessary stress on yourself or be in a position where you are charged a rush fee. Find a boutique that you really enjoy spending time in and who wants to build a relationship with you. Your wedding gown is one of the most important purchases of your life, it needs to be memorable and joyful.

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The Wedding Planner For a perfect guide to local wedding and events planning services visit clickberkshire.co.uk. From Dresses to DJs, here’s just a small taste of the many Berkshire-based companies we list.

Borrowed Blue & Lace

0118 979 2768 Black Tie 01344 778883 www.black-tie-hire.co.uk

www.borrowedbluelace.com Wokingham Boutique with patience, time and experience to make your big day truly unforgettable.

Wedding Suit Hire starting from just £59. GROOM goes FREE with parties of four or more.

Tally Ho 01344 893700 Evoque Entertainments 07865 085 946 www.evoqueentertainments.co.uk

www.tallyhostables.co.uk Stunning hacks on your Hen Do through Windsor Great Park.

Wedding discos & venue styling.

B-Enchanted Beauty 07775 962 321

Kate Seaton Catering 0118 973 3777

www.b-enchanted.co.uk Wedding Make-up, Pamper Parties, Beauty Treatments.

www.kateseatoncatering.co.uk Fabulous Food for Great Occasions.

Need a Cake 0118 969 0221 www.need-a-cake.co.uk Beautiful Wedding Cakes to complement your special day.

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WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OCD? Is OCD controlling your life? (By Rowena at Transpire Therapy) Most people have heard of OCD, but many have never stopped to consider what it actually is, and how it feels for those who are affected by it. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety-related condition, and is made up of obsession and compulsion, as the name suggests. The obsession element of OCD can be described as recurrent and persistent thoughts or impulses, which are intrusive or inappropriate. The person having these thoughts or impulses is caused significant anxiety or distress as a result of them. What usually follows then is the compulsion to behave in a repetitive way, e.g. checking locked doors, hand washing, or performimg mental routines such as counting or silently repeating words. The compulsive behaviour is something that the person feels driven to perform in response to an obsession, often in the belief that something bad will happen if that behaviour is not carried out. The illness affects as many as 12 in every 1000 people (1.2% of the population) from young children to adults, regardless of gender or social / cultural background. Research has shown that the most effective method for successfully treating OCD is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). OCD itself is persistent, but working consistently with a therapist will enable a client to focus on their problems and thought patterns. CBT will help them to explore alternative ways of thinking and challenge unhelpful beliefs. However, it is recommended that anyone seeking help with this condition should firstly consult their GP, because for some people a combination of CBT and medication can be effective. If you are affected by OCD and want to move forward with your life then please call Rowena at Transpire Therapy on 07517 148917, or email rowena@transpiretherapy.co.uk I offer all clients a free initial consultation. Please visit my website for more information

www.transpiretherapy.co.uk

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Click the new Discount Zone at www.clickberkshire.co.uk to see what our new Discount Zone has to offer you. Click Sizzlers are the hottest deals we have on offer and only a limited quantity is available. If you do not have access to a computer please call 07725 740311 and we will be happy to help.

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Click Berkshire has 5 Vouchers to give away – please see www.clickberkshire.co.uk - Discount Zone – Click Sizzlers for full terms and conditions that apply Valid until 31st May 2014

Wokingham Boot Camp ‘Two for One’ Wokingham 5* Boot Camp is offering the chance for you and a friend to take advantage of getting in shape together for the amazing ‘Two for price of One’ at their boot camp in Emmbrook, Wokingham. www.fivestarbootcamps.co.uk Normal Price one person £75.00 Price you pay is £75.00 for two people (Just £37.50 Per Person) Click Berkshire has 5 Vouchers to give away . Please e-mail wokingham@clickberkshire.co.uk to book a voucher. Please see www.clickberkshire.co.uk - Discount Zone – Click Sizzlers for full terms and conditions that apply. Valid until 31st May 2014

Do you suffer from OCD? If you are ready to take a positive step and move on with your life, then Rowena at Transpire Therapy can help. Rowena offers you a free initial consultation and 50% savings on your first therapy session Normal Price £65.00 Price you pay £32.50 Therapy sessions take place in Earley, Reading in a comfortable and private consulting room. You can be assured of a compassionate and confidential service at all times Click Berkshire has 5 Vouchers to give away Please e-mail wokingham@clickberkshire.co.uk to book a voucher. Please see www.clickberkshire.co.uk - Discount Zone – Click Sizzlers for full terms and conditions that apply. Valid until 31st May 2014

Are you a local business? Interested in placing a Click Sizzler or discount, please contact us directly to find out how wokingham@clickberkshire.co.uk

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Absenteeism at Work HR Advice from Michaela Gartside at The HR Dept

Managing frequent and short term absenteeism is frustrating. It’s best to nip it in the bud early on, as soon as a pattern is identified. Now more than ever, staying on top of absenteeism is crucial to the smooth running of your business. Recording these absences as and when they happen will save a lot of hassle down the line. If all of your personnel admin is kept up to date it will ease a lot of the strain if queries are raised later on. At the end of 2013 it was announced that absence levels had increased by 20% over the last year alone and are now at a rate of 7.6 days per employee. This means absence levels are reaching the heights that they did in 2011 and 2010. Interviews can be used as an effective tool as part of an absence management process. For advice on how to structure a return-to-work interview following an absent member of staff’s return to work, please call 0845 313 0319. Michaela Gartside The HR Dept

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Business Events Full details on these local events and more can be found on the ‘What’s on’ section of clickberkshire.co.uk 26th March ‘The Telephone Assassin’ Workshop - Contact wokingham@clickberkshire.co.uk 14th April ‘Informal Networking Evening’ - Contact admin@therealbusinessclub.co.uk

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ClickBerkshire Issue 8.2 Wokingham  

Latest Edition of the ClickBerkshire Magazine for Wokingham, Finchampstead, Barkham, Woosehill and Embrook.

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