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BY AISHA IQBAL
FLANDERS Fields and poppies, courage and sacrifice were on everyone's minds last Sunday morning as memories of Britain's war dead washed over the district on Remembrance Day.
FLY-TIPPED rubbish littered with "toxic waste" has prompted angry calls for action from a Wokingham farmer.
PROBLEMS in processing benefit claims from pensioners, council house tenants and Council Tax payers are expected to last until 2004, admit council chiefs.
BY RICKY HINDMARSH
A NURSING recruitment crisis at Wokingham Hospital has led to a new £1m, 20-bed ward remaining closed.
BY SARAH DAVE
A WOKINGHAM businessman is demanding tighter security measures at a town centre car park which he has labelled a "theme park for criminals".
SUBSIDISED bus fares for sixth formers and children going to church schools could be on the way out in Wokingham district.
JANE Earl, chief executive of Wokingham District Council since 1999, is leaving the authority to take up a £130,000 job as head of a new Government crime-busting organisation.
CHURCHES across the district will be holding special Remembrance Day services to honour the memory of those who have died for their country.
PUPILS in Arborfield and Barkham will soon be travelling to school in American-style yellow buses as part of a pilot project to boost safety and cut congestion.
FIFTY lecturers from Bracknell and Wokingham college joined thousands of colleagues across the country yesterday to strike for better pay and a "level playing field" with teachers.