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Thu, 12:19

My latest series of assignments for Countryfile fit me like a glove. During the coming months, I’ll be travelling all over the country filming Adam’s County Breeds, telling the story of our native cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, goats and horses as well as meeting the dedicated people who keep them.

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Wed, 12:04
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This edition of Berkshire Life features all the local ingredients to make this month special

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Wed, 12:03
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This edition of Buckinghamshire Life features all the local ingredients to make this month special

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Mon, 10:36
The fabulous view from Willow Marina

Jan Raycroft and Maureen McLean discover they like messing about on the river at Wargrave, particularly in the perfect boat and glorious setting

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Travelling up and down through Berkshire brings glorious scenery into view at each curve of the canal

Changing views from the windows every fortnight or so, with beautiful scenery along the way. Claire Pitcher meets a couple living on the Kennet and Avon

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Walks

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Follow Steve Davison’s footsteps as he takes in the views on a walk round Chesham in the Chess Valley

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Monday, June 29, 2015
The striking outline of Douai Abbey  well worth the short detour

Follow Steve Davison as he takes a walk around the rolling West Berkshire countryside visiting Chapel Row and Beenham, in the North Wessex Downs AONB

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Keeper's Cottage and lock on the Grand Union Canal

Steve Davison takes a walk along the canal at Cheddington in North Buckinghamshire and discovers some tranquil scenes

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The view northwards across the Thames valley from High Wood

Follow Steve Davison as he takes a walk through Littlewick Green and Burchetts Green just to the west of Maidenhead, passing four pubs along the way!

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Looking north from Lodge Hill towards Princes Risborough and the Vale of Aylesbury © Steve Davison

Steve Davison leads the way on a walk through Radnage and Bledlow Ridge, with a fantastic panorama to enjoy from Lodge Hill

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Food and Drink

Former childrenswear designer and Bake Off winner on channelling her creativity to work with food rather than fabric and why she keeps pencils in the kitchen

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Thu, 17:45
Flora's creme brulees (Love Productions)

*SPOILER ALERT*

Dessert was the name of the game in episode 4 of the BBC cookery show. With whisks and piping bags at the ready, the bakers set about to create crème brulee, spanische windtorte and a 3 tiered cheesecake

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Wed, 09:00
Howard's Satay Sundae.

Great British Bake Off star Howard Middleton shares a delicious gluten-free dessert recipe

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins, Mary Berry and Mel Giedroyc (Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon)

*SPOILER ALERT* Bread was the focus in episode 3 of the BBC cookery show. Whipping out their best kneading and plaiting techniques, the bakers set about to create quick breads, French baguettes and 3D bread sculptures

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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As we launch our celebration of the two counties, we invite you to nominate your favourite food and drink businesses

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People

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Aylesbury writer Jon Teckman tells Jo Neville how working in the film industry inspired his debut novel

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Very natural looking curves have been added to cause the river to meander rather than rush

Something had to be done about the misery of flooding in Eastbury, so local residents began a extraordinary campaign. Jan Raycroft and Maureen McLean report

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Ben Fogle

It’s time to get those tickets for the Henley Literary Festival, which runs from 28 September to 4 October 2015. With some 170 events plus a packed-out Children’s Festival programme, there really is something for everyone.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

This summer marks 130 years since the world’s first purpose-built leisure touring caravan, The Wanderer, took to the road on its maiden voyage.

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Monday, August 10, 2015
The Great British Bake Off contestants - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

After star baker Marie was compared to Rod Stewart this week, we couldn’t help but spot that many of the other contestants shared some spooky similarities with celebrities too…

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Events

Fri, 11:20

A selection of great performances, events and more things to do across Buckinghamshire this month

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Homes & Gardens

Friday, July 31, 2015

For landlords, the outcome of the election was mostly good news. Unlike Labour and the Greens’ plans to ban tenant fees and cap rents, the Conservatives were, prior to the election at least, relatively happy with the way the Private Rented Sector (PRS) worked.

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Monday, July 13, 2015
The Water Garden at Cliveden, by James Petts, www.flickr.com/photos/14730981@N08

We’ve rounded up a selection of beautiful Berkshire gardens open this summer for you to enjoy

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Chenies Manor gardens are divided into compartments, with something new to see as you travel from one to another

Now’s the time to enjoy the work of others who love their little corner of Buckinghamshire, whether that’s formal splendour or country garden style

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Monday, June 29, 2015
With twists and turns it’s hard to spot where the garden ends

It’s a journey of discovery for Naomi Slade this month as she visits the small but delightful garden of a Tilehurst home

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Gemma, Hannah and the team at Romans, Maidenhead

Gemma Gibson, Sales Manager at Romans, and Hannah Stinga, Lettings Manager, take a closer look at the town’s property market.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A view of the Clubhouse from the side of the lake at The Stoke Park Club.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Stoke Park’s fine dining restaurant, Humphry’s, serves modern British cuisine with a twist and has been awarded three rosettes by the AA

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Friday, February 27, 2015

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