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Constituencies, wards and local councils

Constituencies (a.k.a. parliamentary constituencies): each electing one Member of Parliament (MP) every 5 years to the House of Commons (Parliament). There are 650 constituencies in the UK.Wards (a.k.a. electoral divisions or electoral wards) is the primary unit of English electoral geography for borough and district councils, county councils or city councils. Each ward elects either one or two councillors to be members of the local council. There were 9,456 electoral wards/divisions in the UK and each ward has an average electorate of about 5,500 people, but ward population can vary substantially.Local council is made up of a number of Councillors (Cllr) who meet regularly to make decisions about the direction of the council and the work it does for the community. As elected bodies local councils are responsible to their local community. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what they do and how they make decisions. Members of public can attend public council meetin…

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Training for a half marathon is hard! I signed up for the Oxford half marathon in May. Thinking October was far away and I will have plenty of time to train, well I have less than a month to go and have only run twice in the last 3 months! So doing some quick research on Google, looking for some training programmes, here are a few of the best I found:

One of the first hits, very versatile but you need a minimum time to event which means it’s not too useful for me right now!

This site has some great plans it isn’t as personalized as the Asics but, has plenty of literature for every level of runner to improve. The articles on avoiding injury I found especially useful.

If you are new to running then there are many “couch to 5k” programmes to get you started.


If you are also thinking about doing some running for charity or just to get fitter then I suggest you take a look at: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/ . I find I have far more motivation now to train for my event than if I just went running to stay fit and healthy. If you are really keen then definitely look into joining a running club!

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