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How to Take Your Sporting Passion to the Next Level – Whether you practice tennis, football or stunt sports, sooner or later your performance will improve and you'll find yourself wanting to up your game. Perhaps you dream of becoming a professional player, or maybe you just want to hone your skills and get the most out of your hobby. Whatever your end goal, it’s great to challenge yourself and set aspirations, but you need to make sure you’re both mentally and physically prepared for what’s to come. Here are four tips to help you take your sporting passion to the next level.

Tue 17 April 2018 - News

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Five Places You MUST Visit In Reading – As our regular readers know; Reading is the greatest town in England. In fact, it might even be the greatest town in the world. History tells us that Reading was once a very important minister town and indications show that the first settlement here came back in the eighth century. But we’ll get to that later. For now, why not have a browse below at five of our top locations, buildings and venues that you simply must visit whilst in Reading.

Tue 17 April 2018 - general

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Reading's Vegan Festival is back for 2018 – After the great success of 2017's Vegan Festival in Reading, they've decided to bring it back for another year, and it's looking to be even bigger and better!

Wed 4 April 2018 - News

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National Trust Properties in and around Reading – The National Trust is fantastic for the community; preserving all those beautiful old buildings, gardens and estates for the public to see. Luckily, there are hundreds of NT properties all around the UK. But where are the ones in and around Reading located? We'll reveal all...

Wed 28 March 2018 - general

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Clayfield Copse

Top 5 Walks around Reading – Reading might be a bustling town, but there's surprisingly a lot of open space to enjoy a walk alongside the river or in the stunning countryside. With National Walking Day in April, we've put together the Top 5 walks Reading has to offer to get you motivated!

Fri 16 March 2018 - general

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St Patrick’s Day: Top 3 Irish Pubs in Reading – With St Paddy's Day just around the corner, we're all up for celebrating by hitting the Irish pubs this weekend and enjoying a pint of Guinness. But which pub is the best one to celebrate with the Irish in?

Mon 12 March 2018 - general

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Top 10 Tips to an Apprentice – Have you just started an apprenticeship, already in one or maybe even just considering it? Let us guide you on your apprenticeship journey with our top 10 tips...

Fri 9 March 2018 - Help & Advice

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Brilliant and Vivid - Ultra Violet - The Colour of the Year 2018 – I bet you didn’t know that every year The Pantone Colour Institute picks out the most influential colour for that year. And this year, 2018, is Ultra Violet. Read on to find out more in this interesting article from Elitonia!

Fri 2 March 2018 - Wedding Tips & Advice

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Top 5 World Book Day Outfits for the Kids – So...your child has come home from school waving a World Book Day letter, and you realise it's a dressing up day. Panic! Your mind has gone blank, and you're stressing about finding an easy-to-make outfit. But there's no need! Here's our top 5 easy outfit ideas...

Tue 20 February 2018 - general

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Valentine's Day - Is It All About Flowers? – A great deal of people think that Valentine's Day was created by Hallmark as a means of making money, but did you know that Valentine’s Day has a story that is shrouded in mystery. This intriguing article from florist Elitonia tells us what it's all about...

Thu 8 February 2018 - general

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TGT MEETS... Josh Kirk – We caught up with Josh Kirk, who is taking over the Total Guide to Manchester franchise, getting to know the new Managing Director and learn who he would love to work with!

Thu 1 February 2018 - general

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Did You Get Engaged Over The Holidays? – Congratulations! This is a very exciting time for you but it can also be a daunting time for some of you. Elitonia are here to help you every step of the way.

Tue 9 January 2018 - Wedding Tips & Advice

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Reading Restaurants; You’ve Never Had It So Good! – It seems these days that there are more places to eat than ever before in and around Reading – and those of us living and working in the town are well used to the huge range on offer. On any given night, you can pick a restaurant from pretty much any corner of the globe and get tucked in.

Thu 21 December 2017 - News

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FA Cup Fever Continues to Grow

Fri 6 October 2017 - general

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Should You Buy That House? – Buying a house is a huge decision, and one that needs to be made with your eyes wide open. If you make the wrong decision, it could end up costing you thousands of pounds. Here are some questions that you must ask yourself before you make the move.

Wed 23 August 2017 - Buying

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How to Make Your Daily Commute Better – Commuting to work is something that no one enjoys. It can take hours out of your day when you would much rather be doing something else, and can ruin your mood before you even get into work.

Mon 21 August 2017 - general

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From Sipping Martinis to Playing Table Tennis: Father’s Day Experiences in Reading – It is now just a matter of weeks until Father’s Day on June 18th, which is a great opportunity for sons and daughters to say thank you to their dads for all their unconditional love and support. Well, that and helping with decorating, fixing the washing machine and lending much-needed DIY advice too.

Fri 26 May 2017 - Features

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The UK’s No 1 Motivational Business Speaker Brad Burton comes to Reading... – Brad Burton, known as the UK’s No 1 Motivational Business Speaker, is running an all-day event later this month to inspire anyone who is stagnating in their business or their lives.

Thu 13 April 2017 - News

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The Best Places To Go On a Night Out in Reading – There are a lot of people out there that still don’t know much about Reading beyond its University, which is a damn shame.

Thu 6 April 2017 - general

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Snapped: Reading Half Marathon 2017 – Sunday 19th March saw the Reading Half Marathon take place. As ever, it was a great day with over 10,000 runners taking to the streets of Reading to raise funds for a whole host of charities! Check out our gallery of the race below...

Photos by Mark Apcar , Mon 20 March 2017 - Snapped: Lifestyle

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Top 3 Tips for Reading Half Marathon 2017 – With a week to go before the Reading Half Marathon, have a read and watch this video from Matt Gleed so you can enjoy your day.

Mon 13 March 2017 - Fitness Tips & Advice

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Tanning Specialists Consol Have Introduced a Brand New Element to Their Sunbeds to Enhance Vitamin D Production This Winter – Tanning experts Consol have announced that specialised Winter Sun yellow tubes have been specially designed to provide intensive Vitamin D boosts to every session and will sit alongside the existing UV blue tanning tubes in all lay down sunbeds. The addition comes at no extra cost to the customer and is part of their commitment to increasing awareness about responsible tanning and the importance of controlled exposure to UV light.

Thu 22 December 2016 - News

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A Night At The Dogs – It’s A Night To Remember – Greyhound racing has undergone somewhat of a resurgence over the last few years, so much so it may surprise you! Read on below about what a night at the dogs could have in store for you!

Mon 28 November 2016 - general

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The Vitality Reading Half Marathon 2017 – This year's Vitality Reading Half Marathon saw more than 12,000 runners take on the prestigious race, with many surpassing their personal best race times as well as raising thousands of pounds for charitable causes and for the first time in the race’s history, a Guinness World Record was set.

Mon 17 October 2016 - general

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Print vs Digital: Who is Winning The Battle? – There is an ongoing battle between print and digital – obviously at one time, print was our only option – and it was incredibly popular. But the rise in technology and particularly the ability to read our favourite publications from our smartphone or tablet, on the go - this is bound to have had some affect on print, isn’t it? We can now get news updates to our phone in the same way we would a text message and scroll through newspapers and magazines 24/7.

Wed 27 July 2016 - News

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