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A tale of two businesses

Xtrac is one of the most exciting medium-sized companies in the country. It makes high precision transmission systems (gear boxes to you and me) mainly for the motor sport industry. It employs around 400 people, most of them at its factory in Thatcham. The company is owned by its workers and it takes on around four apprentices each year in an arrangement with Newbury College. I visited them last week with the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid. Every time I visit Xtrac I leave with the warm glow...

Top cop elections

Anthony Stansfeld has been re-elected as the Thames Valley’s Police and Crime Commissioner. This role came into effect four years ago and a lack of understanding about it saw people elected on astonishingly low turnouts. This time the turnout was still pretty low but considerably higher than last time. There is perhaps more understanding that this role matters. Anthony is responsible for spending £365 million of your money each year. A sizable part of this amount is raised locally through a supplement to your Council Tax bill...

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