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Friday, August 26, 2016
Venetia Hawkes cooking wild garlic bannock bread

Escape the phones and tablets and discover the secrets of dining in the real outdoors – Venetia Hawkes did just that in Buckinghamshire woodland

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Looking back to the hotel from the first green

Gareth Snow gets around a bit: but the highlight this month was a visit to the stunning greens and fairways of Stoke Park

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Friday, August 26, 2016
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The latest editions of Berkshire Life and Buckinghamshire Life feature all the local ingredients to make this month special

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Friday, August 26, 2016
The Long Walk by Dax Fernstrom (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0) via flic.kr/p/64aBMC

A look back at some of the best Berkshire photography shared on Instagram this week…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Views from Walbury Hill by Andrew Foster (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0) via flic.kr/p/BwnBut

Whichever of its counties you’re in, the North Wessex Downs are truly picturesque from all angles, so let’s appreciate that for a moment...

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Walks

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Take a short detour along Weir Lane to see the picturesque thatched cottage overlooking the pond at Botolph Claydon

Follow Steve Davison as he heads towards Buckingham for a walk through three of the Claydon villages, calling in at Claydon House

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Dun Mill Lock, to the east of Hungerford

Follow Steve Davison as he heads to Hungerford for an easy figure of eight walk beside the Kennet and Avon Canal, visiting Hungerford Common and Freeman’s Marsh

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The Dorney Court Kitchen Garden Café

Steve Davison heads to South Buckinghamshire and the village of Dorney, one of the venues for the 2012 Olympics, for a walk alongside two rivers, 
passing film set locations

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
From Snow Hill the view stretches north along The Long Walk to Windsor Castle

Steve Davison heads to the Great Park for a walk in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, stopping off at Snow Hill for a spectacular view

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Merlin's Cave pub at Chalfont St Giles

Steve Davison takes a wander through Chalfont St Giles in the picturesque Misbourne valley and finds links with both a Great British poet and Dad’s Army

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Food and Drink

Friday, August 26, 2016
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Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Buckinghamshire really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

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Friday, August 26, 2016
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Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Berkshire really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Venetia Hawkes cooking wild garlic bannock bread

Escape the phones and tablets and discover the secrets of dining in the real outdoors – Venetia Hawkes did just that in Buckinghamshire woodland

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

We could hardly wait for this – the time we announce the counties’ top food and drink accolades are on their way

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The happy crowd at West Berkshire Brewery

There’s good cause to raise a glass or two of your favourite tipple this month – and we know the right places to head

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People

Friday, August 26, 2016

It’s summer and the weather is hot (and even if it’s not) a picnic can still be a fun occasion for family and friends. Check out Bonnie May’s top tips

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Tough farmers cry like the rest of us – but what they really need is our backing at farm shops and when we visit supermarkets, says Karen

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Monday, August 22, 2016
A Supermarine Spitfire MK IXB at White Waltham Retro Festival in 2013. It was at White Waltham that the Duke of Edinburgh learnt to fly in 1952, courtesy of a De Havilland Chipmunk owned by  the RAF’s Home Command Communications Squadron which was based their until airfield until 1959. © Mark Beton/Transport / Alamy Stock Photo

Anne visits Maidenhead Heritage Centre for a thrilling journey into the past and discovers how women pilots delivered planes across Britain to The Few

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
© Portrait of Lancelot Capability Brown, c.1770-75, by Richard Cosway (1742-1821)

These days he’d have been a garden superstar, sought by A List celebrities across the world to transform their estates and secret hideaways

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Model army: Lucy on the left with children Bertie, Harry, Alice and ‘very special dog’ Olive, joined by Sally and her brood of Archie, Freddie, George, Millie and the very handsome Bear

We just had to introduce you to this wonderful crew: they are Army wives Lucy Bryant and Sally Douglas whose ‘kitchen table’ business at their Arborfield homes in Berkshire has grown into Bonnie UK, a superb selection of top quality children’s knitwear.

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Events

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Great things to do in Berkshire this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

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Homes & Gardens

Friday, August 26, 2016
This dramatic Regency eight branch tiered chandelier is £26,000

Showstopper antique chandeliers sometimes appear at our local auction houses. It’s important – regardless of your price range – to be a bright buyer

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Thursday, August 4, 2016
Lounge at Bridge House

Serving the community for 35 years, with its magnificent gardens gracefully descending to the waters edge of The River Loddon, the elegant Georgian Grade II listed Bridge House has extended its facilities.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Kitchen worktops have become a major feature in kitchens over the last 10 years or so, with more people using high quality materials such as Granite and Quartz, instead of the traditional timbers and laminates.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Strutt & Parker announced the acquisition of Edwards & Elliott, a Surrey and Berkshire-based residential estate agency. Edwards & Elliott has three offices in Ascot, Sunningdale and Windlesham, with 20 staff offering sales and lettings services as well as a new homes department.

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Monday, October 12, 2015
The Carnarvon Arms

The Carnarvon Arms is a beautifully restored 18th century country inn, offering a stunning dining room with a high vaulted ceiling, a thriving friendly bar and 19 stylish bedrooms.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

This gorgeous Arabescato marble worktop would make a statement in any kitchen. And if you are prepared to seal it regularly, wipe any spills as soon as they occur and like the idea of it developing character with age, then it is definitely for you.

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